Christian Stoll’s A New York Split Second Perfectly Exhibits the Chaos of the City

All images by Christian Stoll. Used with a Creative Commons License

There have been lots of attempts to try to capture the chaos that is always happening in NYC; and Christian Stoll’s latest attempt puts it all into details that we can look at and observe with great detail. While many photographers try to do things like long exposures to show the trail of people and vehicles, Christian resorted to multiple exposure photography instead. There are a number of photographers who have done this, but none that have combined aspects of contemporary street photography and fine art in just the right way.

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Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Talks About His Portrait Process

All images in this post are screenshots from the video by Epson.

Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has created photo series’ that have been exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival amongst other places. He’s a celebrity portrait photographer who started out, admittedly, not know what he was doing. But later on he learned and eventually networked with a number of celebrities–which translates into him eventually photographing them. Since he’s been doing this for a while and on large format, he’s still very tied to the print. Until a few years ago, there weren’t any fine art matte papers that got the image perfect. But Epson’s new(ish) Legacy Fibre paper is exactly what he wants.

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Pierre Melion’s Documentary Photography of a Vanishing Japanese Fish Market

All images by Pierre Melion. Used with permission.

Photographer Pierre Melion is on a mission to relate the tale of a piece of Japanese culture that’s going to disappear in one way or another. The project is called the The Tsukiji Compromise and focuses on a Japanese fish market that’s being levelled to make room for an Olympic Town. Pierre’s cinematic images do a wonderful job of telling the story.

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Jay Marroquin’s ENCOUNTERS Deliver an Almost Citizen Kane Look to Portraiture

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Photographer Jay Marroquin is a fashion photographer with offices and representation in a number of cities. His latest project is called ENCOUNTERS and gives off an appeal that is bound to resonate with a lot of photographers. Jay tells us that the project celebrates beauty in just someone being who they are. He specifically shot it in analog black and white, and the lighting looks a lot like it was from scenes in Citizen Kane.

Jay talked to us a little bit about the project.

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Martin Gonzalez’s Hypnotic Black and White Seascapes

All images by Martin Gonzalez. Used with permission.

Photographer Martin Gonzalez describes himself as a “regular dude with a camera.” He works during the week and like many others, makes photography a priority on the weekends and holidays. “I’ve always done photography for myself but if it inspires someone to grab their camera and get out there on the weekend that makes me quite happy.” says Martin. “I myself know how hard it is to get motivated to just get out and shoot.” And so his submission has really been a part of him finding his own photographic identity. 
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Format Follows AP Photojournalist Andrew Harnik Through the White House

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In Format’s latest edition of the InFrame web series, they’re following AP Photographer Andrew Harnik through the White House. This episode focuses on Andrew talking about how his goal was to always be a photographer and his evolution as a photojournalist. Andrew was an Art Photographer but realized later on that the most important thing for him was people–which got him into photojournalism. Combine this with the fact that the Washington Post was always the newspaper that was read each and every morning growing up, and you’ve got something that makes more sense when putting the puzzle together. Of course, Andrew’s work also surely speaks for itself and is incredibly inspiring.

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Nicky Hamilton’s “The Lonely Man” Explores His Childhood Relationship With His Father

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Many creatives and photographers have always had an interesting relationship with at least one parent; and Nicky Hamilton’s “The Lonely Man” explores that just a bit. Nicky calls it a fine art photography project–and it isn’t only that in terms of its substance, but in terms of its creation as well. In fact, Nicky himself built each set by hand and each photo took around three months to finish. If that isn’t dedication to your craft, I’m honestly not sure what is.

 

Nicky himself was born in 1982, and he’s the former Head of Art at the ad agency M&C Saatchi. He describes his methods as being filmic in that he puts a lot of work into set design, details and narrative. His work explores characters’ emotional states by playing with performance and symbolism in order to produce deeply evocative moods. Think of it as being a character driven story with a bit of story drive added into the mix. To that end, Nicky also uses continuous lights and sometimes even shoots with film.

Be sure to follow Nicky on Instagram.

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David Egan’s Neon-Hued Photographs of Rural Nevada

This is a syndicated blog post from Format magazine. Originally done by Jill Blackmore Evans. Photos by David Egan.

Far from Las Vegas, David Egan’s night photography documents Nevada’s roadside motels and gas stations.

Photographer David Egan captures the neon glow of Nevada at night in his series I always hoped for better. “Journeying throughout the entire state of Nevada allows me a level of satisfaction that I rarely achieve,” Egan says of the project, which he says was inspired by a “fascination with elements of the past.”

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