Photography is a medium of contradictions. It is both ridiculously easily and almost impossibly difficult. Being able to see things is pretty easy, but being able to capture a very moment is the difficult part. A good photo comprise many things, not only one must hit the shutter at the right moment in time, but the composition, color coordination, light and perspective play a significant role too. A photographer is an editor of reality in trying to make sense of reality; he tries to distill the essence of his subject- a scene, feeling or persona, into a single, two- dimensional image.Read More
We're waiting to get inspired to create the perfect piece of art, to build the next big thing or start a project we always dreamed about. We are curious to know what inspired our favorite artists, as if we could achieve the same results if we followed the steps of their creative process. Chasing for inspiration in the never ending world of social media platforms can sometimes be counter-productive. The key is to start doing something. Not tomorrow or next week, but today. Once you commit to getting started, momentum carries you. As Pablo Picasso, one of the most important figures of the 20th century, claimed "inspiration exists, but it has to find us working."Read More
The modern camera was invented in France so it’s not surprising that many acclaimed photographers hail from that particular country. Here are the top ten French photographers that you should definitely know.Read More
In our quest to discover the most inspiring, creative and artistic photographers worldwide we got the support of some of its curators to make a splendid selection with the professionals that you need to know, born in Belgium this time.Read More
Although there are many surrealist photographers who currently take art to new levels, they are certainly not the first to do so. With that in mind, here are some historical surrealistic photographers that you should probably know about, if you don’t already.Read More
Known for his excellent work as a French street photographer and his career as an early photojournalist, Robert Doisneau (1912- 1994) remains an exceptionally well respected artist to this day.Read More
Although he spent only a third of his time on Earth working as a photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson achieved a great deal in that time. He led a very interesting life that began with his birth in 1908. As part of an upper-middle class family, Cartier-Bresson spent time in both Paris and in Normandy during his childhood years.Read More
One of the first fashion photographers to take models out of the studio and into the streets, Georges Dambier captured the most beautiful women of his time, including Brigitte Bardot, Marie-Hélène Arnaud, Dorian Leigh and Suzy Parker.
Rejecting the standard technique of capturing emotionless models, Dambier captured his models looking ambivalent towards their clothing and the camera, instead laughing, enjoying exotic locations like Marrakesh, Corsica, Sicily, Cannes, Palma de Mallorca and riding in cars and boats.Read More
Laurent Baheux is a french photographer, born in Poitiers in 1970. Attracted to journalism and editing at first, he rapidly discovered a passion for photography and becoming a self-taught photographer.
From 2002, during a visit to Tanzania, he began private work on the wild fauna, its beauty, strength, roughness and great fragility. He chose black and white, with its play on shadow, light and contrast, to immortalise rare and ephemeral scenes of nature, constantly trying to sublimate the animals, to capture the magnificence of their attitudes, the emotion of their look… Through this authentic quest, Laurent wants to show the vividness of these species which are still alive, but more menaced than ever, and the immense richness that they represent for the planet.Read More
Selected from more than 9,200 entries, a photo of a woman spotlighted by the glow of her phone on a crowded train was chosen as the grand-prize winner of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. The photo, titled “A Node Glows in the Dark,” was shot by Brian Yen of Hong Kong.Read More
From pilgrims making perilous progress 14,000ft up in the Himalayas to cave divers exploring the cenotes of Mexico, from the bleak beauty of skeletal trees to the warm tones of Himba jewelry and colourful bands of rock in Northumberland, and from bicycle adventures in Norway to the lives of honey-hunters in Bangladesh, the winning images in the 2014 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards give a glorious view of life on this planet.Read More
The 2015 Lavazza Calendar has been produced together with Slow Food, it features twelve breathtaking pictures by renowned US photographer, Steve McCurry, and creative direction by Armando Testa - is a photographic journey through the stories of everyday heroism of the Earth Defenders: women and men who every day defend their land and their projects in Africa with courage and devotion.Read More
History can be written – or photographed. For 100 years now, famous photographers from around the world have been capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments with their Leica camera. Moments that remain unforgettable.
Perhaps the most famous of all timeless, iconic photos can be seen in our film. So go on a journey through time with Leica. With impressive pictures that you can rediscover every time you view them. And which you will never forget.Read More
Oleg Oprisko is a fine arts photographer known for shooting on medium format film and putting a shoot in place from beginning to end by himself (make-up, wardrobe, props). Each of his photographs has 2 great stories behind them: how it was conceived and what is transmits.Read More
One cannot talk about Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland serie, without speaking about the story behind it. And that’s exactly how it should be, especially since the artist intended the photographs to be a visual storybook. The style is overwhelming and easily recognizable as such.Read More
Surrealist photographs of Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Andre Breton, Brassai, Salvador Dali, Philippe Halsman, Andre Kertesz and Hans Bellmer are considered giants of art with their disorienting and exquisite creations, advancing the cultural movement that began in the early 1920s.
Recently the ambition to resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality evolved to new levels. We have selected the leading contemporary surreal photographers that proof that visual art has no boundaries and the world of dreams and the unconscious is alive.
Enjoy our selection of surreal photographers that push the boundaries of creativity, surprise and imagination. We welcome your suggestions on new additions.Read More
Rehahn is a French photographer focusing on portraits whose goal is to meet the 54 different minorities of Vietnam and to discover the unknown spots in the country. Vietnam, A mosaic of contrasts introduces the viewer to a variety of colors, ages, expressions and emotions. Take a moment to see Vietnam through Rehahn's lenses. You won't regret it.Read More
Vichaya Pop is a Thai photographer who focuses on the subtle everyday realities of the South-Eastern Asia rural area. Even though information about the photographer are hard to get by, photographic enthusiasts like yourself might have already stumbled on his workRead More