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Hayley: ORGANICS Project – II

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I felt like starting this post with “…BECAUSE…” Why have I embarked on the Organics Project and what’s it all about? Because. – Because I can. – Because I’ve been Photoshopping forever. – Because I want to go back to basics. – Because I want to bring honesty, reality and uh, yes, sexy back. – […]

Yousof KARSH of Ottawa
– Doyen of Portrait Photographers

Winston Churchill - the iconic portrait by KARSH
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When I was a teenager, one of my heroes was Yousof  “Karsh of Ottawa”. I followed him, collected cuttings of his photographs from magazines – primarily Life & Look, I think…although his images also regularly appeared on the front pages of most newspapers worldwide.  There was a time I actually wanted to be him and adopted his […]

DOROTHEA LANGE
– photo of the day

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  Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange’s photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. With the onset of the Great Depression, Lange turned […]

MAN RAY: Tears – Les Larmes
– Photo of the day

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American, Paris, 1930 – 1932 Gelatin silver print 9 x 11 3/4 in. Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American artist whose career was spent mostly in Paris, France. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Man Ray is “perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant […]

LEE JEFFRIES
– The Eyes and Hands of Despair

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With their eyes looking ever so slightly up to meet the camera’s lens, Lee Jeffries’ subjects elicit an emotional response from those of us who come across their portraits. The furrows in their brows, the folds of their eye-lids, the dirt beneath their nails, the way their hair hangs about their faces, their gazes and hands […]

Google+ Walk DownUnder
– biggest photowalk in the universe

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I had signed up for the Google Plus hosted <Sydney Photowalk Downunder > very ably organised by Michael Sutton. I was going to join them for the second part of the walk starting at a – not too bad – 10am saturday start. After the eager beaver earlybirds had done their 6am-10am bit, I along […]

Genius STREET ART – Win Prizes!

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Today’s post is not directly related to photography, but a demonstration of the amazing observational faculties, the creative genius and the transformation of  existing environments into stunning art galleries & perfomance spaces for ordinary folk. It serves as a inspiration and wake-up call for artists, writers, photographers and creative folks of all genres everywhere. And it proves […]

ALEXANDRA BELLISSIMO – Surreal and Sublime Human + Nature Collages

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  As I may have said more than once, I love surrealism – and I specially love self-portraiture by women.  Combine the two, and you have, for me at least, a visual feast I come back to again and again. Alexandra Bellissimo offers a banquet of delights – a series of self-portraits into which she […]

SIMON SIWAK – Surrealist Hallucinations

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Today, I am presenting to you a 33 year old photographic digital artist from Poland – Simon Siwak. He brings together several subjects very close to my own heart – surrealism, photo-manipulation, robotics, electronics and nude women. There isn’t much more I can tell you at this moment but I will as soon as I […]