Tagged: photography


XST from Morgan Maassen on Vimeo.

A nice look into the life of Shawn Theodore and what inspires his street photography.

This is a portrait of Shawn Theodore, a street photographer in Philadelphia.

Early last year I stumbled upon an Instagram account named XST. A collection of powerful, vibrant photos of Philadelphia’s population sprinkled his account, immediately captivating me.

As I quietly admired his work, the mystery of both the man posting them and his methods of creation toyed with my imagination. By late fall, my curiosity piqued, and so I stepped outside my comfort circle and reached out to him.

I flew across the country and was received by one of the kindest, warmest humans I’ve ever met. Shawn Theodore, a creative director by day and moonlighting street photographer, showed me around the city and let me ride co-pilot as he went about his fantastic passion of photographing the wild colors and people of one of America’s oldest working-class cities.

Shawn Theodore

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Waterfront Magazine

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The Canal and River Trust have launched a new mag focusing on the people that work along the British waterway’s. The trust was created in 2012 and launched with a quarterly magazine which documented the efforts of the trust.

This new re-design plays with a variety of photography and illustrations as well as adopting animation. The new design is the work of  Studio Pensom and Smoke Creatives


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IPPA Awards

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The IPPA Awards always seem to produce some amazing entries. I guess now that people always have there iPhone handy you never have those moments of  “Crap, i wish i had my camera!”.  Also with the breakthrough iPhone 5′ lens and panoramic HD settings; the sharpness of the shots look as though they have been taken with professional equipment.

See the IPPA Entries and Previous Winners

From a smiling fox to icy plains, the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards 2014 have been announced across seventeen categories (and not an annoying pouty selfie in sight)…

IPPAWARDS is the longest running iPhone photography competition, taking place annually since 2007, and is open internationally to submissions taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad. Images cannot be altered in Photoshop or any desktop image-processing program, but the use of iPhone/iPhone photo apps is permitted, whilst originals may be required for verification.  Creative Review

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A Tribute to Discomfort

A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards from Blue Chalk on Vimeo.

An amazing collection of photographs and stories. Cory puts himself in the most extreme conditions which he is then able to translate through his photography.

Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field.

A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.

Created by Blue Chalk Media http://bluechalk.com

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Shorebreak Photography

CREATORS: Clark Little on Staring Down Shorebreak for The Perfect Shot from The Inertia on Vimeo.

A tough subject, and Clark takes a beating in most of his shoots. But its worth it, getting those shots that not many people get chance to see as they are more focussed on the big reef waves. He has managed to produce such a captivating portfolio of work.

You can see Clark Little’s portfolio here.

Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good day’s work. But the Waimea addict didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like so many photographers do.

He instead set out to capture his longtime stomping grounds when his wife came home with a framed photograph of Waimea shorebreak, an image he figured he would be able to easily replicate. Having never owned a camera, he threw a cheap “waterproof” casing over a cheaper point-and-shoot and headed out to the beach. Since that first attempt, Clark has not only emulated his wife’s purchased wall art, but — with a gallery in Haleiwa and international recognition — has become a heavily respected fixture of wave photography.

Check out The Inertia, Surfing’s Definitive Community: www.theinertia.com

Special thanks to Tom Servais and Clark Little archives for the gorgeous imagery, and check out Clark’s new, 160-page coffee table book, Shorebreak, to see more of his work: www.clarklittlephotography.com   –  Clark L

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Animated wall

Plumb from caleb wood on Vimeo.

An amazing concept for an animation.

A continuous vertical freehand digression.

I was invited to install some animation at the Prøve Gallery in Duluth MN. I set out drawing columns of free hand animation directly onto the gallery wall. “Plumb” is the film product of the installation.

Music and assistance by N. H. Teraberry

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Michael Halsband


A charming interview with Michael Halsband, showing his brilliant and extensive catalog of work. We like his thoughts on the digital age and how composition is becoming more key as most cameras can do the hard bit now.

The iconic photo from the 1980s of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat boxing each other is a personal favourite, and has always made me want to learn more about the photographer, Michael Halsband. So I recently sought him out for an interview. It wasn’t easy, but after many calls, I was able to track him down and he graciously agreed to meet me at his studio.

The Rolling Stones. James Brown. Iggy Pop. AC/DC. Johnny Depp — the list goes on and on. These are just a few of the legendary names that Halsband has worked with in his career. There is no question that he is one of the most influential and visionary photographers of our time.

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Everything has a story

Patagonia / Worn Wear from george manzanilla @ rundfunk on Vimeo.

Quite a long film, but really worth a watch. It takes us across the US to meet some of Patagonia’s customers.

Some of them have bought there clothing second hand, some are hand-me downs but each piece has lasted and been a part of a terrific journey.

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