Ingrid Alice Irsigler Creates Stunning Afro Asian Fashion Photography

If you’re into colorful fashion photography, we’re sure you’ll love these unique and vibrant snaps by Ingrid Alice Irsigler.

Looking for some creative inspiration and ideas for your next fashion photography projects? We found just the right stuff for you. Ingrid Alice Irsigler, a photographer and art director based in Cape Town, shot a couple of impressive sets showcasing the beauty and artistry of Afro Asian fashion. This mind-blowing fusion of two cultures resulted in some pretty stunning imagery which is totally different from what we usually see (especially on Instagram) or think about fashion photography.

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Stian Klo Captures the Majestic Wildlife of the Kenyan Landscape

All photos by Stian Klo. Used with Creative Commons permission.

We’ve been following the trips of Norweigian adventure photographer Stian Klo for some time. Stian has been to some really picturesque locations, like the Finnish Lapland and Northern Italy. This time, we revisit his 2017 trip to Africa – a dream destination for intrepid travelers, adventure photographers, and wildlife photographers alike. With photos that showcase the fascinating wildlife and the vast landscapes it calls home, we can see that Stian achieved his goal for this adventure: “to embrace the adventure and not force the creative process in terms of photography.”

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Erik Witsoe Uses Rollei Superpan 200 to Shoot Street Photography

It may be quite rare now but if you can grab some Rollei Superpan 200, Erik Witsoe’s punchy street photos prove it will be well worth it.

Looking for a new film to try? If you shoot more street and black and white, like punchy contrast in your snaps, and shoot a lot during bright daylight, you might want to lookout for some Rollei Superpan 200. It’s a pretty rare black and white film these days, but if you can get your hands on some, you might just have a blast with it and end up with great shots like Erik Witsoe did.

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Kevin Lynch Portrays the Humanity Behind Fierce UFC Fighters

Ever wanted to know what life is like inside the competitive world of mixed martial arts? Kevin Lynch is about to show you…

Brutal. Violent. Archaic. These were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). At the time of its inception, the bloody battles of the UFC were widely frowned upon. Many wanted it banned. However, 26 years later, it is now one of the biggest and most respected organizations in all sports. In 2002, photographer Kevin Lynch became involved with the UFC. Documenting both the action and the fighters, he would go on to create one of the most influential books in combat sports, Octagon.

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Sofia Macarena Prado’s Travel Photos Attempt to Retrace Old Persia

Iran Travel Diary by Sofia Macarena Prado. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If Iran isn’t on your travel bucket list yet, we’ve found a travel series that should inspire you to include it. Not only is it home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, but also a rich cultural legacy. A testament to this is the beautiful Iran travel diary of Buenos Aires-based photographer and art director Sofia Macarena Prado. There, she takes us around the most stunning sights, highlights some of its vibrant colors and textures, introduces us to the locals, and provides glimpses of their daily life.

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Justyna Zduńczyk Reveals the Idylls of the Polish Highlands

All photos by Justyna Zduńczyk. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Poland is home to some of the most stunning and postcard-worthy landscapes, as we’ve seen through the lens of photographers like Przemyslaw Kruk and Kilian Schönberger. But there’s more to the Polish landscapes than the surreal locations they photographed, and we have one more series to add variety to that. Enter the rustic series of another Polish travel photographer, Justyna Zduńczyk, which shows us a slice of idyllic life in the so-called Polish Highlands. If you’re looking for inspiration on capturing life by the countryside, this collection is one you should check out.

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Girls! Girls! Girls!: A Take on the Objectification of Women in Photography

I was unsurprisingly and unfortunately accurate in my assumptions and assessment about the who, what, and how regarding this auction and its unpleasantly alienating advertisement.

We all know the endless battle of trying to maintain a clean and tidy inbox–the constant digital influx of opportunities, notifications, spam, work, and various other textually-based content that we are barely able to keep up with. I don’t know about you, but one of the ways I stem the flow is by keeping a firm grip on unsubscribing from irrelevant subscriptions. Needless to say, I found myself doing a double take–wondering what kind of sexist, objectifying garbage spam email listing I’d accidentally been added to when I scrolled through an email in my inbox containing what you’ll see in the lead image.

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Claire Droppert: What Silence in Dutch Landscapes Looks Like

All photos by Claire Droppert. Used with Creative Commons permission.

The power of stunning landscape photography lies not only in inspiring awe and sometimes wanderlust but also in its ability to emulate certain ideas and emotions. We’ve seen it in a lot of surreal landscapes previously featured, and we’re adding another fitting addition to the roster. In her beautiful collection titled Dutch Silence, Rotterdam-based photographer and designer Claire Droppert take us to some of the most tranquil vistas in the country, showing us how these sights and scenes emulate a relaxing silence.

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Michael Schlegel Reveals the Otherworldy Stillness of the Fanal Forest

All photos by Michael Schlegel. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Craving for your regular dose of dreamy landscape photography? Today’s spotlight is on Berlin-based Michael Schlegel and his beautiful minimalist depictions of the Fanal Forest. Form and mood are the stars of the series, both of which shine in black and white. If you’re looking into ethereal takes on landscape photography, this collection will do well to inspire you and give you some ideas.

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Opinion: Unsplash’s Latest News Is a Mockery to Photographers

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Over 1,000,000 images have been shared on Unsplash now; that makes our heads and hearts hurt.

We have spoken in quite some depth about Unsplash, and how they are unraveling the threads of photography as we know it. It seems as though the threads are being pulled faster and faster. The company just announced that over a million images have been shared with them by photographers and creators who may not understand just what they are doing to themselves, or the industry as a whole. Heavy sigh Continue reading…

Dmitri Pryahin’s “ICEDRIFT” Explores the Complexity of Dance

All photos by Dmitri Pryahin. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If you were intrigued and hypnotized by the unique and often haunting visual stories of Russian photographer Dmitri Pryahin, we have another of his fascinating series for you to draw inspiration from. In this body of work, titled ICEDRIFT, he continues to push the boundaries of portraiture and conceptual photography to with surreal perceptions of dance and interpretation of human movements.

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Ekaterina Busygina Imagines the Urban Geometry of Hong Kong in Neon

All photos by Ekaterina Busygina. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Without a doubt, Hong Kong is home to stunning architectural wonders, a number of which continue to be the subject of architectural and street photographers. Moscow-based Ekaterina Busygina is one of these photographers. One of her more curious-looking works set in the city explores the idea of its urban geometry set against a neon wonderland. One can say it’s inevitable given that the city is already famed for its neon signs, but perhaps these shapes and patterns have never been painted dripping in neon in this manner before.

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Candid Quotes from Photographers Who Shot Punk Rock’s Golden Age

The stories of rock photographers and the images they shoot are amongst the most emotional.

Rock photographers often go about not only capturing concerts but other special scenes many others don’t get access to. At a recent panel event, Bob Gruen joined fellow punk rock documentarians David Godlis, Marcia Resnick, and Paul Zone on a stage at the Museum of Arts and Design. The event was held in collaboration with a current exhibit showcasing a bunch of memorabilia from the era. At the panel, each of the photographers spoke about a number of their images and the stories behind them.

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Skanda Gautam Reveals the Crimson Revelry of Nepal’s Sindoor Festival

All images by Skanda Gautam. Used with Creative Commons permission.

When it comes to the most visually stunning and vibrant festivals of Nepal, we can trust Kathmandu-based photojournalist Skanda Gautam to deliver some of the best photos. Aside from bringing our attention to the most pressing issues of the country, he has also showcased some of the Nepalese festivals and cultural events that every travel and documentary photographer shouldn’t miss when in the country. We’re adding to the pile the Sindoor Festival, which he encapsulates in a series called Red Dawn.

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Ekaterina Busygina Showcases the Stunning Urban Geometry of the Morpheus Hotel

All photos by Ekaterina Busygina. Used with Creative Commons permission.

It’s been a while since we last put the spotlight on the architectural photography of Moscow-based Ekaterina Busygina. Since then, we found out that she has done quite a lot of traveling around Asia and had a bunch of snaps that showcase some architectural sights in a number of cities. One of our favorites is her collection photos showcasing the Morpheus Hotel in Macau.

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Polina Karpova Draws Inspiration from Hotel Signboards for Conceptual Portraits

All photos by Polina Karpova. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Stuck in a rut with your portrait photography and conceptual projects?  You might want to take a page from a photo + moving picture series by Ukrainian photographer and costume designer Polina Karpova. In this collection of conceptual portraits, she gives us some bright ideas and style concepts on using colors, props, and setting to tell a visual story. According to Karpova, this series titled Heart of the Darkness was made during a November 2017 residency, “Sorry, we have no rooms available,” with curator Petro Ryaska in November 2017. The location, Zakarpattya Hotel in the city of Uzhhorod in Ukraine, proved to be a source of visual inspiration for this project.

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Ryan Struck Tackles Trash Situation Through Rockaway’s Beach Bins

All photos by Ryan Struck. Used with permission.

When Ryan Struck moved to Rockaway in Queens, New York City three years ago, the dirty beaches immediately caught his attention. Growing up going to the beaches of New Jersey and having fostered a deep connection to the ocean as a surf photographer, this was a significant departure from the picturesque seaside towns he was used to. Compelled by all emotions brought by the sight of litter, overflowing garbage bins, and dumpster diving seagulls, he turned to what he naturally does when faced with something striking or different: taking photos. Without realizing it, he shot what would later be the Rockaway’s Trash series.

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Oscar Lopez Showcases the Stunning Urban Geometry of Rotterdam

All photos by Oscar Lopez. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If you’re a street or architectural photographer who prefers to depict the world in black and white, we bring another minimalist inspiration for you. Oscar Lopez, who brought us the punchy yet calming Waterfront Cityscapes of London and Hamburg, actually has more of these cityscapes captured in this typical style. The latest of these is his quick series on Rotterdam, which features some of his photos from 2018.

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Take a Peek Inside the Martin Parr Foundation in this Tate Short Film

Martin Parr shows us around the foundation he built in Bristol and tells us about his dedication to British documentary photography.

Martin Parr and his foundation may have their attention focused on British photographers and images shot in the British islands, but there’s no doubt that he remains an influential figure among international street photographers. In a short video by Tate from 2017, we get to take a peek inside the then newly-opened Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol, with a tour from the iconic documentary photographer himself.

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Shawn Jacob Stephen Introduces Us to the Toda Tribe of the Nilgiris

All photos by Shawn Jacob Stephen. Used with Creative Commons permission.

We’ve been following a lot of subcultures and tribes as of late, as we find it fascinating to see a slice of their life through the lens of documentary photographers. Such series takes us to places that many of us have possibly never heard of, and tell us about the vibrant life of its people. The latest of these is the portrait project of Indian photographer Shawn Jacob Stephen, who introduces us to the Toda Tribe of his hometown in the Nilgiris District in Southern India.

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Here’s an Infographic for Photographers Who Need Extra Cash

We’re sure this infographic will come in handy if you’re a creative professional looking for non-traditional ways to get gigs and extra income.

You probably don’t know it yet, but we’re sure you’ll find the infographic below very useful one day… or very soon. Given that a good portion of professional creatives like photographers, retouchers, videographers, and graphic designers often lead non-traditional careers, it’s a valuable resource for those who are looking for various non-conventional ways to score gigs and some extra cash.

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