Jonathan (Johnny) Bleibdrey, New York City artist, street photographer

Monday, 6 March, 2017

Photo by Jonathan Bleibdrey

Jonathan (Johnny) Bleibdrey is a New York City based artist and street photographer, who uses an iPhone 7 plus for a lot of his work. I especially like this photo, titled “Music man”.

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Kim Høltermand, purveyor of black and white photography

Friday, 3 March, 2017

Photography by Kim Holtermand

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Kim Høltermand is a photographer with an interest in architecture, structures, and design. Much, though by no means all, of his work is black and white, including this photo, which is part of a stark, yet alluring, collection titled “The Greyness”, which you can see in full here.

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Photos of Lisbon, Portugal, by Ron Gessel

Thursday, 2 March, 2017

Photo by Ron Gessel

Amsterdam based photographer and art director Ron Gessel recently spent some time in Lisbon, and left the capital of Portugal with some incredible photos. This was taken at the Rossio Railway Station, located near Rossio Square, at the heart of the city. The full set can be seen here.

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Sydney as seen by Brazilian born photographer Adriano Leite

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Photo by Adriano Leite

I’ve spent a bit of time in Sydney, Australia, but somehow I never quite saw it the way that Brazilian born, Sydney based, “citizen of the world” Adriano Leite does.

Perhaps the idea is to view certain perspectives with an “outside eye”, so as to better appreciate that which might always be in front of you?

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Travel photography by Viktor Chan, Tokyo based photographer

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

Photo by Viktor Chan

With photos taken in California, New Zealand, Santorini, France, and China, to name a few places, Tokyo based Viktor Chan is a photographer who has been going places in recent months. I somehow think I’m in the wrong line of work here.

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Guido Taroni, a photographer based in Milan, Italy

Friday, 24 February, 2017

Photo by Guido Taroni

Guido Taroni is a photographer based in Milan, Italy, who has been exhibiting since 2009, and has a knack, I think, for finding the perfect framing for a photo.

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A day in the life of Gig Economy workers. Or us, in a few years time

Thursday, 23 February, 2017

It is estimated that in just three years, forty percent of the US workforce will be independent contractors. They will source much of their work by way of the gig, or access, economy. As a simple example, we’re talking about Uber drivers, or Airtasker workers.

I dare say the situation will be similar elsewhere, as more workers are forced, or choose, to seek employment away from conventional, or nine-to-five, workplaces. And while people may be busy working, they will find themselves performing a number of different tasks.

Los Angeles based photographer Jessica Chou recently photographed several of these freelancers, as they go about their various roles.

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Photos of the atomic shelters of Beijing, home to one million people

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017

Some one million people in Beijing, China, call the maze of Cold War era atomic shelters that lie below the city’s streets, home. Not because a nuclear conflict is, touch wood, imminent, but because the residents, most of who have come from rural areas, looking for a better life, have no where else to go.

Local authorities have been trying to put an end to practice, but are thwarted by the lack of affordable accommodation elsewhere. Italian documentary photographer, Antonio Faccilongo, recently visited some of the shelters, and photographed those living there, and the conditions they must endure.

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Photos of the old city of Chongqing, China, by Maciej Leszczynski

Monday, 20 February, 2017

Photo by Maciej Leszczynski

Polish photographer Maciej Leszczynski recently visited China, and spent some time in the south west city of Chongqing. The city, together with the surrounding municipality, is home to some thirty-two million people. No surprise then to learn it is also China’s most populous municipality.

Check out his Chongqing: Old City photo collection though, for glimpses of a side of the city that perhaps only locals are familiar with.

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Vladimir Tochanenko, Kiev based photographer and illustrator

Friday, 17 February, 2017

Photography by Vladimir Tochanenko

Vladimir Tochanenko is a photographer, illustrator, and video producer, based in Kiev, Ukraine. In addition to his photography work, he also runs Art of Miniature, a tableau photo series.

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