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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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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.

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.

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.

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Photography by Ákos Major

Under - Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Some amazing landscape photography by Ákos Major, a 35 years old Budapest (Hungary) based amateur photographer. Ákos Major is leaving the ad-agency buzz behind these days after having spent 10 years in the industry.

These images were taken during his travels in Iceland, Germany, Austria and Hungary.

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29 May 3
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Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull and Sean Stiegemeier

Under - Art, Media, Nature, Photography

So I saw all of these mediocre pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do better. But the flights to get over took forever as expected (somewhat). 4 days after leaving I finally made it, but the weather was terrible for another 4. Just before leaving it got pretty good for about a day and a half and this is what I managed to get.

Wish I had more time. I missed all the cool Lightning and the Lava of the first eruption. But I figure this will just be a trial run for another day.

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7 May 2
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Keith Loutit and the small worlds

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Keith Loutit

Sydney photographer and filmmaker Keith Loutit attracted an internet and media sensation, following the release of his ‘Bathtub’ series of short films that transformed both iconic and familiar Sydney scenes into miniature wonderlands. Known as the pioneer of the tilt-shift / time-lapse technique, Loutit was the first to recognize how time and focus combine to support the powerful illusion of miniaturization in film. In his scaled down and sped up realities, real world subjects become their miniature counterparts. Boats bob like toys in a bathtub, cars race like slot-cars, and crowds march as toy armies. Loutit’s aim is create a sense of wonder in our surroundings by “challenging people’s perceptions of scale, and helping the viewer to distance themselves from places they know well”.

27 February 12
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Katarina Stefanović: Truly stunning.

Under - Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Katarina Stefanović

The intensely saturated colors with extraordinary compositions, breathtaking sceneries, terrains with all sorts of turns and twists, and with lows and highs, fluffy clouds forming master strokes and magical lighting sending viewers into a fantasyland. Yes, I’m talking about Katarina Stefanović. Her landscape photography even has some sort of surreal effect that I find difficult to explain – it is hard to come out of it though. All her pictures in fact speak for themselves.

An engineer by day – Stefanović’s style is very creative and unique. Unlike most of the photographers these days, she still shoots on films – then scans images to image editing tools to play with shapes and colors.

I remain faithful to my old 35mm SLR

For Stefanović the world is often quite close to home, with many of her photographs taken in the nearby Pannonian Plain in Serbia.

You could live your whole life within a 50-kilometer ring around Belgrade (Serbia) and always find landscapes worth photographing

Here are some selected photographs from her portfolio:

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View more of her fantastic work at Flickr.

18 February Share your
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Sergey Prokudin Gorsky: At the stubble-field

Under - Inspiration, Photography
На жнитве / At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

На жнитве / At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

One of Gorsky’s incredible photographs titled ‘At the stubble-field’ (above) has been my all time favourite. Taken late in the evening more than 100 years ago (1909), this photograph has a mesmerising effect on me. Can’t stop staring at it, can’t stop thinking about it … I completely feel lost in time and space when looking at it hence featuring it again. It is a wonderful record of a golden moment in the evening at a Russian farm … a farmer family finishing off day’s work to go back to home, it’s going to be dark soon, shall I warm up or cook food, peace and quiet, can I lit a cigarette, let’s talk … may be some cattle sounds in the background. Smoke coming out of a chimney, a small peaceful dwelling – what would have been the conversation topic that night? Was there anyone to tell them that there’s a revolution on its way that is going to change their and their generation’s life in years to come!

This brilliant Russian photographer from early 20th century captured something which is more than a picture to me, may be a vivid statement of more than a thousand words?

Below is another picture at the same time, place and people.

At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

Prokudin Gorsky (also Gorskii) left Russia on the brink of the revolution in 1918 and settled in France. Following is some of his other work around documenting Russian way of life back then.

At the river Kumsa - 1915 by Prokudin Gorsky

Этюд на речке Кумса / At the river Kumsa - 1915

Остречены / Ostrecheny - 1909 by Prokudin Gorsky (Серге́й Миха́йлович Проку́дин-Го́рский​)

Остречены / Ostrecheny - 1909

Peasant woman in Perm Province and By yarn. In the Izvedovo village - 1910 by Prokudin Gorsky

Peasant woman in Perm Province and By yarn. In the Izvedovo village - 1910

Peasant girls - 1909 by Prokudin Gorsky

Peasant girls - 1909

Столярный цех для выделки ножен / Joiner's shop for dressing sheath and Развесочное отделение (Чаква) / Weighing office (Chakva) by Prokudin Gorsky

Столярный цех для выделки ножен / Joiner's shop for dressing sheath and Развесочное отделение (Чаква) / Weighing office (Chakva)

Железнодорожный мост через реку Шую / The railroad bridge over the river Shuya - 1915 by Prokudin Gorsky

Железнодорожный мост через реку Шую / The railroad bridge over the river Shuya - 1915

View more of his work at Flickr and here.

6 February Share your
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‘Sky’ by Philip Bloom

Under - Art, Geography, Media, Photography

Interesting time-lapse short film ‘Sky’ shot on Canon 7D, 5D MK II and Panasonic GF1 in Dubai over five days and nights. This amazing piece of work by Philip Bloom is dedicated to his friend Sky Vassar, who died recently at a tragically young age.

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