Slinkachu is a artist based in London. He showcases an extraordinary work of photography aptly named “The Little People Project,” which consists of photographs of miniatures. What’s interesting, these photos were shot by staging a scene of miniatures in streets, creating a world like no other.
Slinkachu has been an ongoing project since 2006, and has been shot in many cities of every corner of the work. After photographs, the miniatures are left there as is on the streets and due to its tiny size, any random things can happen to them.
Slinkachu is his alias, and he tightly conceal his real name. He was once an art director in London when he started his artistic miniature photographs as a hobby. Read the rest of this entry »
This iconic 1957 Richard Avedon photo, “Marilyn Monroe, actress, New York,” is now in the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Today the museum announced its acquisition of 39 Avedon photographs, more than doubling its collection of the late photographer’s work. “We are very grateful…for the cooperation of The Richard Avedon Foundation, which enabled us to realize an acquisition that I had discussed with the photographer himself, and about which he was very enthusiastic,” said Peter Galassi, chief curator of MoMA’s department of photography, in a statement issued today. Acquired from the Foundation, the career-spanning photos date from 1953 to 2002 and include nine photos of Avedon’s father that were first shown in a solo exhibition at MoMA in 1974. Read the rest of this entry »
Now days many digital cameras have a mode on them called ‘bulb’ mode that allows you as the photographer to keep the shutter open as long as you wish. This can be very handy in this type of photography to time your shots with precision. If you use this you’ll want to be using a remote shutter release to stop any camera movement while the shutter is open. Put simply, it’s a technique of photography where the lens of the camera is left open for long enough to capture something not usually seen by the naked eye.As far as I can tell there is no official “minimum length of time” after which a photo is officially a “bulb photo”. Read the rest of this entry »
When discussing photography styles, the discussion will center around the unique aspects of each photographer that are apparent in their works.?
Why unique? Because each photographs of each photographer is different. Whether it be from the angle the photograph is taken, how they direct their subjects, the lighting techniques they incorporate, or the post processing techniques they use. Each has their own signature of style. Take Dave Hill’s photographs, for example. When someone thinks of the work of Dave Hill, high quality HDR and perfect lighting comes to mind. Or Lucy Martin, an Oxfordshire photographer who is synonymous with her unique Roundography. There is also the Asian photographer by the name of Natsumi Hayasi who is very much consistent in applying levitation in her photography. They are the photographers that swam out of the mainstream and created a style of their own. And even though there are those that attempt to imitate their works of art, they’re still the best. Read the rest of this entry »
1. The word “photography” was first mentioned by an eminent mathematic and astronomic expert, Sir John Frederick William Herschel in 1839.
2. Leica is identical to Germany but it is actually made in Canada and Portugal as well.
3. Single lens reflex camera (SLR) was first discovered in 1861 by Thomas Sutton – and it was so big in size. A 35 mm SLR camera of “Sport” brand was first developed in 1934 in Russia (back then, Soviet Union). However, it was not in the market before 1937. A Germany-made camera called Kine Exakta was the first one to be sold in the market in 1936. The first Asian-made SLR camera, Asahi flex was in introduced in 1952 by the Asahi Optical company in Japan and which is today known as Pentax.
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