Alina Mendoza, travel, lifestyle, and fashion photographer

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

Photo by Alina Mendoza

If the work of San Diego based travel, lifestyle, and fashion photographer Alina Mendoza doesn’t invoke even the slightest hint of wander lust, or a desire to travel, I don’t know what will. This photo, where mint tea is being served, was taken in Boulaouane, Morocco.

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Thilo Vogel, engineer, digital nomad, and portrait photographer

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

Photo by Thilo Vogel

Thilo Vogel describes himself as a photographer, engineer, digital nomad, and rooftop tent camper. That’s quite the mix. But check out his portrait photography. He certainly has a way of bringing out his subject’s – in this case Fabian Freigeist – individuality. Am I right, or am I right?

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The intriguing stills of filmmaker Hayk Matevosyan

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017

Photo/film still by Hayk Matevosyan

Hayk Matevosyan is a filmmaker whose collection of stills intrigues me. This image is from a music video he recently directed for Los Angeles based producer and composer Bei Ru. See his film and video work here.

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Adventure photography by adventure photographer Michael Clark

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Photo by Michael Clark

A fantastic collection of sports, travel, and wilderness images by New Mexico based adventure photographer Michael Clark. This photo was taken at Diablo Canyon, near Santa Fe, in the US state of New Mexico.

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Photography by Uzaydan Cektiklerim

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Photo by Uzaydan Cektiklerim

A photographer going by the name of Uzaydan Cektiklerim collects images using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. That’s about all I can tell you, but someone knows a quirky shot, or a good perspective, when they see one, don’t you think?

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You’re never too old to be of racing age, so say athletes aged 60 plus

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017

A selection of photos by US photographer Angela Jimenez, taken from her book, Racing Age, of athletes, and runners, some of who are well into their eighties, or older even.

Many of the people featured in Jimenez’s work aren’t just in for fun either, some are very competitive. Never let them tell you that you’re too old.

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Still life miniature dioramas by Tatsuya Tanaka

Monday, 23 January, 2017

Diorama by Tatsuya Tanaka

Tatsuya Tanaka, a Japanese art director, artist, and photographer, has spent the last several years creating miniature dioramas from whatever objects that he can find. The finished works all make their way to his Miniature Calendar project, that can be seen here.

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When you spend twenty-fours riding the London Underground

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

London based photographer Tarik Ahmet recently spent twenty-four hours travelling about the English capital on the Tube, or the underground mass transit system. The first photos of the series were taken at Balham station, a suburb in the south of London where I used to live.

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The return of film photography, is this peak digital photography?

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

Richmond Park, London. Photo by John Lampard

Technology company Kodak says it will resume manufacturing Ektachrome camera film for 35mm still frame, and Super 8 motion picture formats, by the end of the year. Does the move constitute evidence that we’ve reached peak digital photography though? Don’t be so sure.

While the return of Ektachrome will surely delight aficionados of film photography, are we all about to give up on the likes of Instagram, or stop using the now not too shabby cameras in our smartphones? I doubt it.

Here’s the thing. Film photography is for the patient. For those skilled in the art of capturing the right image at the right time, without using up the limited allocation of shots, usually thirty-six, that’s available to them on a single roll of film.

That excludes me. Then there’s the matter of the time and cost of processing. Some might call digital photography fake and cheap, and the domain of those seeking instant gratification. But not me. There’s simply too much quality digital photography for that to be possible.

Yes, we may be seeing more film photography, which is fine by me. And true, we have may reached peak digital photography, but I don’t think we’re about to see it spiral out of favour anytime soon. Also, I took the above photo, in London’s Richmond Park, with film. So there.

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Photos of China’s Steel Industry, by Kevin Frayer

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017

Iron ore is Australia’s biggest export commodity. So where does it all go? Mainly to steel mills in China, the world’s largest steel producer. Kevin Frayer, a Getty Images photographer, has spent the last several years visiting steel production facilities in China, both large and small, and has assembled this collection of images of the manufacturing process.

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