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Holi by Variable

Under - Media, Photography

For this amazing production Variable travelled to India to film Holi Festival with high speed Phantom Flex camera. At 2500 frames per second things look even more interesting.

Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world…

Life without Lights by Peter DiCampo

Under - Art, Geography, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Life without Lights is a photography project by Boston, MA based photographer Peter DiCampo who got the idea for this project while working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana from 2006-2008.

I realized how deeply the lack of electricity affected the lives of my neighbors. It impeded their progress in the sectors of health, education, gender equality, agriculture, and virtually every aspect of development.

With a goal to publish these stories and creating a wider awareness of this issue, he recently raised funding for this project on Kickstarter.com. Besides, Peter DiCampo has been given a rare opportunity to exhibit his work at the 2012 UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All conference and at Rio+20 to address audiences of policymakers and world leaders, sharing stories from the people he photographed.

At a time of constant debate over the future of energy, it is easy to forget that 1.4 billion people – nearly a quarter of humanity – still live without access to electricity. Through my Life Without Lights photography, I strive to reveal the economic impact of global Energy Poverty while exploring energy’s future.

I began this project while living in rural northern Ghana, where I realized how deeply the lack of electricity affected the lives of my neighbors: It impeded their progress in the sectors of health, education, gender equality, agriculture, and virtually every aspect of development. Since then, I’ve photographed people living in a state of Energy Poverty on top of the vast oil reserves of Kurdistan, and just outside of Albuquerque, the largest city in the US state of New Mexico.

1 January 1
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Last look at the Himalayas by Off-Road Studios

Under - Geography, Media, Nature, Photography

Interesting piece of work highlighting the plight of Himalayas due to global warming by Off-Road Studios. It will be great to watch full length documentary.

Off-Road Studios is an integrated communications agency taking care of 360 media requirements of its clients while fulfilling its social and environmental responsibilities at the same time.

For several years, evidence has been mounting that the global climate is steadily getting warmer. As a result the melting glaciers are constantly undressing the majestic snow covered peaks of Himalayas. Last Look at the Himalayas is an environmental conservation documentary by Off-Road Studios, aiming to capture what’s left and promote the struggle against global warming.

7 December 2
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David Hill deconstructing Adventure Series images

Under - Advertising, Illustration, Media, Photography

Los Angeles based photographer David Hill puts together a video showing all the layers that went into 11 Adventure Series images. The Photoshop files are deconstructed in After Effects showing even minute details … quite close to 3D photo composites.

5 December Share your
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The Village – a tilt-shift timelapse of a small Portuguese village

Under - Media, Photography

Image by Daniel Espírito Santo, Camera Assistant João Botas and Editing by Pedro Sousa.

5 December 2
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Yurikamome train line photography by Celine Ramoni

Under - Photography

Some very interesting long exposure shots by Celine Ramoni taken from the New Transit Yurikamome (an automated guideway train that connects Shimbashi to Toyosu, passing through the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan) passing through the Rainbow Bridge.

Japan was the “trigger” of my interest in photography (I lived there for 4 years). During my travels, I discovered so many unique and magnificent landscapes that I felt the need to capture and retain these exceptional moments that I was living. I was astonished by the high number of people that were carrying professional photo gear compared to those in my own country. This apparently large popularity of photography further raised my curiosity.

I bought my first SLR one year after my arrival in Japan. The first few months seemed difficult and my pictures disappointing. But by learning a few basic concepts, I gained a tremendous freedom in the variety of pictures I could take.

I have rather simple gear such as Nikon D7000, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX and Nikon 18-105mm VR. I mostly shoot landscape and cityscapes. I usually use the aperture mode because I like to emphasis on the DOF of my photos. For the long exposure shots though I usually use the manual mode. I don’t do lots of post processing and most of my photos are almost straight out of the camera.

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25 November 3
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Earth – a timelapse view from International Space Station

Under - Media, Nature, Photography, Technology

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011 at an altitude of around 350km.

24 November 4
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Brian Hart light painting photography

Under - Art, Photography
23 November Share your
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Midnight Sun | Iceland – a breathtaking timelapse by Joe Capra

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Photography

A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.

This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011 by Los Angeles, California based photographer Joe Capra.

For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.

Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.

Midnight Sun

During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of “Golden light”. Once the sun had set it wouldn’t even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don’t start to reappear until August.

17 October 6
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Murat Germen: Beauty out of ordinary

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Murat Germen, based in Istanbul, Turkey, uses photography as an expression and research tool. He works as a professor of art, photography and new media at the Sabanci University in Istanbul. His work has been featured all over the world and can be found at institutions such as Istanbul Modern, Young & Rubicam, McCann Erickson, The Designory, Norman Foster & Partners, DDB, Rafineri, Swissôtel and Boyner to name a few.

Photography is an opportunity for me to find things people ignore and bring them forward to make people reconsider their ideas. I am not interested in extraordinary things since they are always covered and receive more attention due to mankind’s unending interest in celebrities, fame, sensation… I try to concentrate more on ordinary things and catch possible latent extraordinariness in regularity. It is easy to take ordinary photos of extraordinary things but more challenging to take extraordinary photos of ordinary things. It is possible to say I tend to concentrate on extracting beauty out of ordinary. I attempt to defamiliarize ordinariness, render it ambiguous by alienating it from its familiar context and finally make people to ‘see it afresh.’

Murat has an MArch degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he went as a Fulbright scholar and received AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal for academic excellence.

Photography records the surface information, where one can only depict the exterior features of objects (color, texture, shape, etc.) and the resulting visual representation cannot incorporate the internal condition / content / soul.

The combination of digital means and artistic practice is of prime importance. The computational dimension is indispensable and allows me to visualize anything that I perceive / conceive. The technological advances in imaging and its post-processing changed the way I observe, imagine, create and share my artworks.

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