Luc Kordas Captures The Emotion And Soul Of Dancers

All images by Luc Kordas. Used with permission. 

“The world of dance and theater is dark and full of mysteries and I am diving into it,” says Luc Kordas about his most recent project. It is no easy task to photograph dancers and capture their energy, movements, and souls. Luc, whom we have featured previously here, has delivered an updated, on-going, powerful series of black and white dance images titled “Nocturnes”.

Luc Kordas is inspired by the photo book “Islands of Silence” by Donata Wender showcasing black and white images of ballet dancers. In his own personal photography project shooting the dancers, Luc emphasizes the intimate moments when dancers are one on one with themselves and their art. This often happens not necessarily on stage, but more often at backstage. He also pays attention to visually pleasing details such as ballet shoes, fragments of garments, focused or seemingly lost gazes, and fleeting gestures that represent pure visual poetry.

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First Impressions: Fujifilm X-T20 (X Mount)

I genuinely loved the Fujifilm X-T10 ( $899.95 ), so when the Fujifilm X-T20 was announced, I was very eager to see how they’d improve an already fantastic camera. Indeed, Fujifilm has outdone themselves yet again. This camera takes a whole lot from the very good Fujifilm X-T2 and gives it the American Skin Milk treatment. You get a lot of the core features of the X-T2 as far as the image quality goes, but you’re not getting some of the most premium features like weather sealing and a few of the ergonomics upgrades.

One thing’s for sure: if you’re a fan of old school SLR style cameras, then you’ll seriously digg the Fujifilm X-T20.

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Philanthropy Through Photography – Doing More With Your Camera

This is a syndicated blog post from Jenna Martin. It and the images here are being used with permission.

If you were to ask me about a specific time in my life when photography made a significant impact it would’ve been fall of 2011. For my birthday, my husband surprised me by taking me out for lunch at a tiny burger dive, and then stopping in at the local art museum. He’s not exactly an “art-lover” per say, so I was a little confused by the move – until he explained what they were showing.

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First Impressions: Fujifilm X100F

Very recently, we had the opportunity to play with the Fujifilm X100F ( $1,299.95 )at an event hosted by Fujifilm. The new camera receives an overhaul in many ways. It has the new 24.3 MP APS-C sensor that the flagship cameras house in addition to a number of other goodies like Acros. The Fujifilm X100F is really targeted at the higher-end enthusiast, professional, documentary photographer, street photographer, etc. It combines a lot of aspects of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 with the more traditional X100 series of cameras.

We took a closer look at the camera for a little bit.

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Jvdas Berra Showcases Birds of Prey in These Beautiful Fashion Photographs

All images by Jvdas Berra. Used with a Creative Commons License.

Everyone on Instagram thinks themselves to be the next biggest fashion photographer; but on this side of the desk it’s very clear many people out there lack vision. Jvdas Berra is a fashion photographer who creates images with a cause–and a very specific vision. His images have a Je Ne Sais Quoi to them that isn’t seen in the work of many others. Part of this has to do with his strong beliefs in conversation; which is furthered in his new project, D´SCENE: Predaceous.

Jvdas holds a special place in our hearts. We’ve featured him three times previously and, every time we see his work, our jaws drop.

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These Close Up Portraits Of Dementia Patients Are Powerful

All images by Marco Grizelj and Kristian Krän from Aorta. Used under Creative Commons License. 

Truly inspiring documentary portraiture work separates itself from typical photography practices by daring to explore varying human living conditions. Some of these may not be visually pleasing or comfortable to look at. The duo of Swedish photographers, Marco Grizelj and Kristian Krän, showcased a powerful photo series of close-up portraits taken of dementia patients.

Dementia, or more popularly known as senilit, stems from a wide category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning. Marco and Kristian captured extreme close-up portraits of dementia patients, purposefully emphasizing the typically blank and blurred expression on their faces. Those expressions may be difficult to look at but they successfully show the differing state of mental degeneration suffered by the patients.  Continue reading…