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2 August 1
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Photolog: British Museum

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Royal Lion Hunt bas-relief details, Mesopotamian Collection

‘Photolog’ is a new series of posts with predominant focus on photographs rather than text. I’ll be posting a selection of images from my photographic endeavors that are mostly around travel, nature, landscape and urban photography.

Starting with one of the world’s greatest museums of human history and culture the British Museum London. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the finest, most comprehensive, and largest in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building. Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1887… more

Bas-relief details, Mesopotamian Collection

Royal Lion Hunt bas-relief details, Mesopotamian Collection

Roman Sculptures

Crouching Venus, Roman, circa 1st century AD

Crouching Venus, Roman, circa 1st century AD

Parthenon marbles from the Acropolis of Athens – 447 BC

Colossal statue of Ramesses II, the ‘Younger Memnon’ – 1250 BC

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30 July 2
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Stolen Moments: Matt Stuart on Street Photography

Under - Inspiration, Media, Photography

Matt Stuart, a London based photographer, talks about his fascination with photographing the streets.

28 July 1
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Let’s walk into a painting …

Under - Art, Nature, Photography

Photography by LaPanteraRosa – www.flickr.com/photos/pantera-rosa/5857261948/

11 June 1
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Liz Rusby and the romantic beauty of nature

Under - Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Liz Rusby is a self-taught hobbyist turned professional photographer. Working for a boutique real estate company in San Francisco Bay Area, this cheese, chocolate and cute shoe lover photographer is also into capturing the romantic beauty of nature and everything else around us.

Featured previously in LivingDesign.info, Liz Rusby’s work gone viral capturing imaginations of hundreds of thousands. Here comes another post with her latest work.

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Bokeh

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Danny Cooke sets out to capture something that is totally out of focus!

Everyone has experienced fireworks. It is truly a magical sight. I set out to capture them, not as we know them normally, but in a way that many of you may not have seen them before. For this, I used Bokeh, which originates from the Japanese word “boke”, which means “blur” or “haze”.

Nomadism

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry

Traveller, photographer and cinematographer Marty Mellway compiled this truly inspiring piece of work with clips from his travel videos. The end result is a fascinating fusion of music, poetry and photography – a very intoxicating mix for creative and curious minds!

I use photography and cinema to capture what I see and feel. I live a lifestyle of almost perpetual motion only stopping for short breaks before heading back on the road. I travel as much and as often as I can. My films are a tribute to this incredible world and everything it shares with us. I’m so inspired by the idea of cinema and photography, the very act of capturing light energy and making it mean something is just so incredible and profound – Marty Mellway

… and yes, below is the beautiful poem in this video by Lord Byron (George Gordon) 1788–1824 – narrated by Tom O’bedlam.

SO WE’LL GO NO MORE A ROVING

So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

View more of Marty Mellway’s work here.

Leica M Monochrom – exclusively for black and white photography

Under - Industrial Design, Photography, Technology

As a photographer if colors always bothered you then this is something to consider seriously! Leica recently announced the arrival of their much-awaited black and white exclusive camera Leica M Monochrom. With a price tag of just US $8000 (body only) one can be sure to produce masterpieces – or may be not!

In Leica’s words:

Countless iconic black-and-white photographs have been shot with the legendary cameras of the Leica M-System.

So it was time for a camera to continue this tradition and finally make it possible to deliver authentic monochrome photography in digital form: the Leica M Monochrom. It is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera to be designed exclusively and without any compromises for black-and-white photography. It delivers ‘true’ black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness and dynamic range. This makes the M Monochrom the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for black-and-white photography.

All the technical mumbo-jumbo aside it does seem to produce quality result hence justifying it’s price (to some). Below are some select images produced by Leica M Monochrom.

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Marya Korneeva photography

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Here comes another remarkable set of Marya Korneeva’s photography. Marya is 21 years old and currently studying TV direction in Moscow to excel her career in video production. She began taking photos at the age of 16. Most of her photographs were taken in her trips around Europe, Russia, Ukraine and China.

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Incept by Alex Teuscher

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Incept by Alex Teuscher, a Geneva based photographer and designer.

Pictory: Paris – longing for the city of lights

Under - Inspiration, Media, Photography

Pictorymag publishes a photo tour of Paris ‘Portrait of a Place: Paris – longing for the city of lights’ capturing the energy and enigma the city has to offers.

A girl contemplates the great master’s work in the Musée de l’Orangerie. 'Life Appreciates Art' by Zheng Chi

Pictory (picture + story) is a project of Laura Brunow Miner who also designed and ran JPG Magazine.

View/read the complete feature here.

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