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Now for something completely different! My wife Lillian’s birthday falls around the same time as Christmas so it simultaneously makes buying a gift easy & difficult. She loves photography – and images, but hates my large, heavy, fully loaded cameras – battery grips, batteries, L-series lenses, all of which add up to some kilos. Fuji […]

Frida Kahlo Portrait

Frida Kahlo Portrait
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So we rock up to a new restaurant, hoping for a pleasant experience but basically we were meeting up with our son for lunch so that was the main thing. We walk in and see a large Día de los Muertos (Mexican festival: day of the dead) picture on the wall and the receptionist in […]

Raindance – Rainy Day portraits of strangers

Christmas Lights at St. Marys Cathedral in Sydney
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I had procrastinated seriously on shooting the Christmas projections at St. Mary’s Cathedral in central Sydney, and the last day I could do it was a wet, thundery Christmas day! Ah well, so at the urging of my wife Lillian (who also wanted to shoot it) we went. It was not too bad at the […]

EDDIE ADAMS – Saigon Execution
Photo of the day

Eddie Adams "Saigon Execution"
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This iconic image of the Vietnam war, which won Eddie Adams a Pulitzer Prize, is often depicted in black and white terms: “A bad guy shooting a good guy” or “a good guy shooting a bad guy” but the actual story behind the images has numerous shades of grey. Not many can adequately explain the […]

ARTHUR SASSE :
– Albert Einstein Tongue Out
– photo of the day

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Arthur Sasse, March 14, 1951 (AFP getty images)  Albert Einstein with his Tongue Out Professor Albert Einstein is remembered for his brilliance, having changed history with his contribution to nuclear physics, and helping to lay the foundations for today’s theories of quantum mechanics. Often, he is portrayed in modern popular culture as somewhat of a whacky sort of genius, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]