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Cuban Cars

Timeless vintage cars from Cuba. Hoping to shoot some scenes in Cuba for a project in 2010.

Outdoor Paint


Impressive stunt concept. I can’t help but feel that liberal paint ideas are about the only fun one can have with ad’s in these tough times.

EX-1 with Arri matte box

This EX-1 HD camera would have to be one of the nicest additions to any design studio or production company.Talk about pure creative genius with a beautifully small form factor. Very admirable.

It’s an EX-1 HD video camera from Sony which National Geographic incidentally just approved for HD broadcast. Put an Arri matte box on it for a slew of filters and applicable attachments for any commercials shoot. Conversely, it can be stripped down and you could blend into the crowd on a documentary project. I prefer a less auspicious display of hardware personally. It’s about six-seven grand (dollars) plus change for the camera.

Landscape


Marcin Sacha put together a wonderful set of rolling hill images. This one grabbed my attention instantly.

Amazing Sky

Incredible sky over BKLYN/NYC. Clouds were acting weird. Is this a mother nature in-joke, some kind of celebration for the start of summer? Salute.

Mammatus (also known as mammatocumulus, meaning “bumpy clouds”) is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name “mammatus” is derived from the Latin mamma (udder), due to the clouds’ characteristic shape.

Tank Man


It was Hank Paulson that recently said “”When the situation changes you better be ready to change”. This image should be a reminder that the desire for freedom of individuals is far more powerful that governments believe. The idea that one person can stand up to a row of tanks blows my mind. It sends shivers down my neck.

Honeymoon Hotel Feature

Bruce & Emma Willis: Honeymoon Hotel Feature in W Magazine
[Warning: Bit Raunchy and Futurist]

Max Azria’s leather and suede dress, to order, at Max Azria, maxazria.com. Balmain belt; Abakus cuff; Nina Ricci booties. On him: Calvin Klein’s nylon and lycra briefs,

It caused quite the stir, just look at the reactions:

“The photo shoot is fantastic. Anyone who feels the photos are overtly
sexual or bruces age is a factor is being completely ridiculous.You
can see the man is really fit.I feel anyone with half a brain would
jump at the chance to do an artistic shoot with top designers for
whatever reason and if you know anything about S&M would know that
shoot is soft as ice cream. Anyone who says different is just being
juvenile.”

“It’s often said that kinky is the new gay and more people are coming
out every day. Whether they are, or they aren’t, this is a tasteful
light treat and a delight to those of us who are. Bravo to them for
having the guts to do something a little different – and do it well at
that. For those who are offended, that’s too bad – try opening your
minds just a hairline crack?”

“Yuck. Good photography. Not into the pseudo-s&m thing. Good for her
career. Gets people thinking about Bruce Willis again. I think the
whole divorce thing is weird. If you can be friends, you can be
married. I miss the old Bruce when he was funny, and married to Demi.
I also don’t get Ashton Kutcher. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. These kind of narcissistic
displays are so boring.”

Hubble Space Telescope

space

Only image ever taken of a transit of a space shuttle (Atlantis) and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in front of the Sun, during the last repair mission of Hubble, obtained from Florida at 100 km south of the Kennedy Space Center on May 13th 2009 12:17 local time, several minutes before grapple of Hubble by Atlantis.

Transit duration: 0.8s. Transit bandwidth on Earth: 5.6 km. Altitude: 600 km. Speed: 7 km/s (25000 km/h). Length of Atlantis : 35m, length of Hubble : 13m. Transit forecast (place, time…) calculated by www.calsky.com. Special thanks to Chuck Shaw (SM4 Mission Director) and to Arnold Barmettler (Calsky) for their invaluable efforts to provide the accurate data essential to successful transit images. And many thanks to everyone at the KSC press site for their help and their kindness.

Takahashi TOA-130 refractor (diameter 130mm, final focal 2200mm or 3400mm) on Manfrotto video tripod, Baader solar prism and Canon 5D mark II. Exposure of 1/8000s at 100 ISO, extracted from a series of 16 images (4 images/s) started 2s before the predicted time.

Client Art Direction

client band UK

Glorious Russian uniforms Scandinavian air hostess uniforms make the oh-so 1920’s look good.

Dance of the Spirits

Northern Lights

JPG magazine is one of my favorite web projects. Simple online idea with a smartly executed physical magazine. I stumbled across this [amazing] image capturing those elusive Northern Lights. Full credit to Shawn Tan who supplied the necessary brilliance. Wiki have a beautiful example taken in a frozen landscape.

Adventure Awaits

Bolivia

Stumbled upon a striking image on the Guardian site. It’s taken in Bolivia capturing the realism/fragility of a man women deep on a bike adventure. This kind of trip is the ultimate rite of passage. SEE: I’m green with envy —Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor style adventure.

The winning shot by Sheonagh Ravensdale: “A spot of bother on the main road between Uyuni and Oruro in Bolivia. A challenging ten hour ride that included 20km on this soft sandy road and several river crossings. But we made it – two women in our fifties on a 15,000 mile ride through South America.”

Caroline Hunter, deputy picture editor of Guardian weekend magazine, said: “I chose this as the winning image as to me it perfectly expresses a certain moment in time, which is what good photography is all about. It’s a candid behind-the-scenes reportage shot that reveals the realism and vulnerability involved in making a road trip when there is only oneself and the challenge of an open road ahead of you, until you reach that picture-perfect location that enticed you to make the trip in the first place.”

Annie Leibovitz creativity

Definitely a special treat watching Annie in action during the portrait of Chairman and founder, Conny Dufgran in commemoration of Profoto’s 40th anniversary.

Kayak team

Kayak
It’s often a rather painstaking task getting a collective set of images to feel uniquely ‘unified’ and seemingly ‘united’ all at the same time. I think Kayak did a pretty decent job. Like everything that Kayak does, it’s driven by the needs, voices and behaviors of the users. I’m citing the elegant words of Yung Chun, who’s a director running product for hotels.

The bridge


A Span Across Time. Often shrouded in mist, Ms. Mensch’s bridge appears like an apparition from a bygone era. “View From North Window,” 2007 Photo: Barbara Mensch

Howies


I’m what you might call a brand advocate for outdoor adventure living, it therefore comes as no surprise to find a particular attraction to www.howies.co.uk. Here’s a link to the winter catalog 8mb

Color

Night Photography – Forget the time-lapse effect, that’s not what I’m talking about, it’s the drop dead gorgeous palette that’s worth checking out on Flickr

Terra Incognita

Richard Sexton Terra Incognita

A limited edition of Terra Incognita was published by Chronicle Books in September 2008 and is available through Richard Sexton’s galleries and select booksellers. The gallery edition includes a linen covered clamshell case and an original signed quadtone pigment print of the cover image. The gallery edition is limited to 200 books.

Steve Howdle

From the looks of it, the wind swept winter day may have become a surprising advantage to this inspiring fashion image. Photographer Steve Howdle from the UK using PhaseOne with just one strobe light. Nicely done.

Photomatix magic

A stunning example of bringing together multiple exposures into one image. This powerful plug-in called Photomatix works within Adobe Lightroom. Photographing a high contrast scene, you know that even the best exposure will typically have blown out highlights and flat shadows. Closely examining the foreground, mid-ground and background and you find it’s well exposed in all three areas. These Photomatix examples offers two ways to increase the dynamic range of your photographs:

› Exposure Blending: Merge differently exposed photographs into one image with increased dynamic range.
› Tone Mapping: Reveal highlight and shadow details in an HDR image created from multiple exposures. The tone mapped image is ready for printing while showing the complete dynamic range captured.