Photographers mostly hang out with supermodels, don’t you know?

Thursday, 19 January, 2012

If you thought being a photographer was all beer and skittles, a breakdown of how they actually spend their time working might prove to be an eye opener.

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A photographer is never completely satisfied with their work

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

The stages of a photographer.

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Have digital cameras made us all professional photographers?

Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

Photo sharing services such as Flickr, and the proliferation of digital cameras, have simultaneously increased the numbers of would-be professional photographers vastly, while undermining the profession at the same time.

Because Flickr is so prominent, it’ll get most of the blame for the destruction of yet another venerable profession. But in fact the rot had set in long before the site launched in February 2004. The main culprit was the idiot-proof digital camera, which enabled almost anyone to take a decent photograph, or at any rate one that was accurately exposed, in focus and sharp – and to delete it and try again if it hadn’t turned out right.

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The life, times, and work of rock music photographers

Monday, 22 February, 2010

Music photographers talk about working with iconic musicians such as U2, Bob Marley, REM, Jimi Hendrix, and Marianne Faithfull, and the stories behind some of their favourite photos.

We arrived at their hotel and introduced our­selves. There was a bit of a nervous ­”atmosphere” – after all, this was the early days of two cultures meeting through music. But they were friendly and gave short (though barely decipherable) ­answers to the questions and then invited us to the sound check at the Odeon Theatre in the city centre. “Great, where are the limousines?” we said. The ­answer: “We got no limousines, we walk!”

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Some of these smartphone photos are quite… smart

Monday, 23 November, 2009

Professional photographers are making greater use of their smartphone cameras, sometimes producing photos of an unexpected quality.

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Landscape photography that is picture perfect

Thursday, 22 October, 2009

A gallery of the winning photos from this year’s Take a view – Landscape Photographer of the Year award.

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Do great photographers also take great Polaroids?

Tuesday, 8 September, 2009

Eight prominent photographers contributions to The Observer Review’s Polaroid Project.

The last Polaroid films expire next month. The Observer gave eight of today’s leading photographers a Polaroid camera for a day and asked them to capture their final instant images.

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Photographers Unknown, who knows, this may be your work

Monday, 27 April, 2009

A collection of photographs taken by numerous photographers, whose identities are a mystery, which are being featured in a new book Being Human:

The intriguing images assembled here are all mysterious – by turn poignant, humorous, erotic or disturbing. Their subject is the human condition and they explore every aspect of human experience – both public and private.

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DiK Connect – find creatives worldwide

Wednesday, 21 May, 2008

DiK Connect is a brand new initiative from the Design is Kinky crew to help narrow down the search for creatives worldwide for your next web or advertising project.

If you work for an agency, studio or company and regularly need to source illustrators, photographers, designers, animators, motion or Flash people then Connect is for you. We use our contacts, and our regular scouring of the web, magazines and books, to bring you a list of top-notch talent, hand-picked by the team at Design is Kinky. We deliver creative people from all over the world who are not only highly skilled but are experienced working with clients. We do the leg-work for you, saving you time and money by selecting only quality artists.

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