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…

Previously Unseen Photos from Irving Penn to Appear in Retrospective

All images used with permission of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Photographer Irving Penn is getting his first retrospective of his photographs in 20 years. In a new exhibit called Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, the photographer’s fashion, portrait, and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine will be on display alongside 100 previously unseen works donated by theIrving Penn Foundation. The retrospective is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Frist’s curator of photographer from 1983 to 1999, Merry Foresta.

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Get $2,700 in Photography Education for $97; Proceeds Go to Charity

5DayDeals is back with another charity supporting, educational deal and this is one that you won’t want to miss. Just like last time, for the purchase price of just $97, you will be getting your hands on incredible educational products to help you grow as a photographer. This includes education from industry professionals like Sue Bryce, Jen Rozenbaum, Robert Lim, and Susan Stripling.

The total value of all these courses is north of $2700, and as mentioned, you get it all for just $97. In case you were counting that is close to a 96% discount. If you are interested you can pick up the deal for yourself over on the 5DayDeals website, here.

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5 Cool New Features Found in the New Fujifilm X100F

The new Fujifilm X100F is here and brings with it a number of big upgrades from its predecessor. The Fujifilm X100 series of cameras have always been targeted at street and documentary photographers. They’re fantastic cameras that are both pretty and low profile in design. If you were to equate it to anything in the film world, it would be the Hexar AF. Since it’s inception, the camera has received a number of upgrades in image quality, autofocus, to the viewfinder, and in minor ways to the design.

Let’s take a look at some of the new things that make this camera so exciting.

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