February 13, 2015

world press photo of the year 2014

The World Press Photo Contest is the largest and most prestigious press photo contest in the world and these are the winners for 2014.
Compare them to the 201020112012 and 2013 winners and let us know what you think of this year´s winning photos.
Some very thought provoking photos in our opinion.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2015 Highlights


Much has been said about Hannah Davis’ provocative pose on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with pundits describing it as overly suggestive. A few other of the models are making their own headlines, like Caroline Wozniacki. The fifth ranked women’s tennis player, joins a list of current and former WTA players who’ve elected to wield a bikini in favor of a racquet. The latest edition of the magazine features a drove of returning favorites like Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Chrissy Teigen and more.

Aerial Photos of Las Vegas at Night Surrounded by the Pitch-Black Desert

Filmmaker and photographer Vincent Laforet recently captured the infamous city of Las Vegas in a way that we don’t often see. Instead of photographing the high-energy glitz from street level, he traveled 10,800 feet above ground via helicopter and shot the metropolis from a bird’s-eye-view. The results are a brilliantly-colored series titled AIR: Sin City. It features countless dotted lights surrounded by the intense, total darkness of the Mojave Desert.
Part of the allure of Laforet’s series is the visual contrast between the Las Vegas Strip - a long street that’s home to gambling, hotels, and fine-dining restaurants - and the sea of black that’s just outside its radiating glow. Laforet says that his camera picked up a mix of yellow Tungsten light, green fluorescent lights, and blue LED daylight-balanced lights. The LEDs are responsible for the intense colors we see in these photographs.
It was no easy feat capturing this fantastic series. For starters, Laforet had to open the door to the helicopter. “Once the door was open, and that I'd taken the step out onto the skids, it took a few minutes to get my heart rate down to be perfectly honest. But Wow. What a sight…” You can read more about his experience on Storehouse. And, if you enjoy seeing Vegas from above, check out Laforet’s aerial New York City series.

January 2, 2015

Gorgeous Photos of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries


20 Best Magazine Covers of 2014

The art of print design and magazine covers is more important than ever. Magazine covers is a special genre, where every fraction of a second in contact with the audience. It’s important that art directors, editors, and photographers get their magazine covers right. Scroll down for our selection of 20 inspiring magazine covers.

February 2, 2014

Illustrations by Sammy Slabbinck

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Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck combines a range of vintage photographs creating surreal collages on paper & prints.

Fine Art Photography by Tian Taiquan

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Tian Taiquan, born in Chongqing, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institution in 1984. The artist practiced in conceptual photography earlier in China. Tian’s most renowned series, namely “Lost”, “Totem Recollection”, etc are about the Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution.