There’s nothing more exciting for anyone to explore an unknown place, city or country. The simple fact of wandering and getting the sense of the place where you’re at and trying to experience its everyday life from the people, architecture and main attractions. Sometimes we would explore and have a specific theme in mind. Let’s take the Neo Hong Kong Series from Zaki Abdelmounim for example. On his recent trip to Hong Kong, Zaki was on a journey to explore this stunning organized chaos with streets covered with neon lights that can just remind you of cult movies like Blade Runner. Hope you’ll enjoy! Hunting for what's left of Hong Kong's iconic neon signs, an essential element of this cityscape's visual culture, covering HK's streets for years with glow, i roamed the dazzling roads aimlessly reminiscing about a dystopian past that only existed in neo-noire cult fiction movies like Blade Runner, trying to burn these lively picturesque streets in my memory before they vanish, all while figuring out how to thrive creatively in this organized chaos. More information via Behance.
Sigh, drones. They are pretty (very) pricey, fragile but they can give you the best vantage point of areas/perspectives that you can’t never ever be reached other than being riding a helicopter or flying like Superman. On the other hand, flying a drone in a very particular place and environment like Iceland; can really take your drone game to a whole new level. Let’s take a look at the work from Vadim Sherbakov and his aerial journey within the Icelandic Landscapes filled with waterfalls, valleys, mountains, landscapes, oceanic cliffs, old glacier, and many other magnificent wonders. As we are planning our trip to Iceland in less than a month, this is definitely inspiring and breathtaking. Vindur is a non-narrative short film shoot with drone in different parts of Iceland. Vindur means wind in Icelandic which is relevant to the way its shoot. So for 3 minutes you will get to enjoy amazing drone footage portraying Icelandic unbelievable landscapes. Beautiful waterfalls, endless valleys, unusual mountain ranges, out of this world landscapes, oceanic cliffs, old glacier, fantastic canyon and many other wonders that makes Iceland so unique and such a blast to shoot using DJI Phantom 3 professional. More information: http://www.madebyvadim.com
Not too long ago, we've featured the work of Anton Repponen with this UI concept fo the Leica T. He's back again with another series but now it's involving photography through his 400mm lens, exploring the lovely city of New York. As I am progressing my hobby as a photography enthusiast (beginner), I really take a great pleasure at looking these photographs. Every single frame tells a story and you can't deny admitting the colours are simply breathtaking. With the quality of work that Anton provides with his background as a designer, photographer and Co-Founder at Anton and Irene. It's just inspiring and definitely a designer to keep an eye on. Since I've been shooting mostly with Leica lately I use my Canon 5D more rarely, mostly for work. The one thing that is extremely hard to afford with Leica is a variety of lenses, not that the variety does not exist, it's a matter of price. Nobody I know shoot Leica lenses, so I could borrow some. The one thing that is a lot of fun is once in a while to hop on a bike and ride around New York with 400mm in your backpack. 400mm is a lot of zoom! It really allows you to see and photograph things differently. Something that you would never get with 50mm. You get to see things that otherwise you can't even reach. The main downside is that your aperture drops from 2.8 to 5.6. It really needs to be super bright outside not to increase your ISO when using it. Another thing with super zoom is that you need to shoot with fairly fast shutter speed 1/500 and above (on the go with your hands), even preferably above 1000. The tiniest hand movement will reflect in one big blurry image. The second downside is that your image quality drops quite a bit, but that is in comparison to using Canon 70-200mm without any extender, which again has extremely good quality. But at the end of the day if your image ends up being fairly small posted online, this issue is somewhat irrelevant. The thing is I get 400mm for extra $300, without paying for extra large and heavy 400mm lens. More Information: http://work.repponen.com.
We are finally letting go our temptation and we are planning our first trip to Iceland. This Icelandic Island located near the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean with a population a little low as about 330K to cover its whole island. This country is recently getting a lot more attention and visitors during the last few years. For those who doesn't know Iceland is volcanically and geologically still active which makes things a little scary and exciting at the same time. I'll make sure to take pictures and share it on Abduzeedo. By the meantime, let's follow Martinet Sarah's journey to Iceland with her breathtaking pictures taking from a plane with open windows. We can't help to be amazed by the landscape especially at this perspective that totally reminds me of a painting. The full series os my aerial images in souht Iceland taken in a plane with open windows during summer 2014. Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar, Langisjór, Seljalandfoss, Vatnajökull, Landmannalaugar,Tungnaá river, Maelifellssandur, Granifjallgardur, Torfajökull. More information: http://sarah-martinet-photographe.fr.
I wasn't really interested in drones until the DJI Phantom 4 came out with so many incredible features, basically that thing can fly by itself. I mean how cool is that! Other than taking 4K videos of our boring neighborhoods/backyards, let's admit that it's kind of hard getting those beautiful aerial footages other than living in a vacation destination. I am talking about my sake, mostly. I guess it will revert back to what I also do love about drones is that you can reach a perspective that mostly we just can't reach. Makes you feel that you are flying like Superman, not trying to be cheesy but it's kind of awesome. The exercise of visually conceptualizing your shots before you take your drone up. We are taking a closer look at this photo series by Dimitar Karanikolov taken from Formentera Island located in Spain. The main island of Formentera is located near south of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea. We just can't help to notice the colours of the water and the different/stunning shapes of the Island. More information via Behance.
Books are an essential tool to designers, it's a source of reference and inspiration and despite the easy access to content through the internet I still believe books are the best medium for inspiration. We usually feature books that are available for purchase but on this post I want to share a really cool Kickstarter project by Joe Rubinstein, it's his book titled Costumed Play - A Fine Art Cosplay Book. Costumed Play - A Fine Art Cosplay Book is beautiful representation of both the art of photography and the art of cosplay, hard bound with museum-quality high-resolution prints to show the finest detail of every single exquisite shot. Each character section will feature a minimum of 3 photos, including one detail shot, and a brief story about the shoot, the author's history with the character represented, or how he met the model. A fine art photography book that presents a youthful sense of wonder and discovery. A true discussion piece, there's something for everyone to love in "Costumed Play". The more comic or fantasy-leaning will love the clever depictions of the characters and the intimate portrait feel, and the casual viewer can't help but be impressed with the technical achievements and boundary pushing concepts, even if they don’t know much about the characters or culture. Cosplay sample images About the Author My name is Joseph Rubinstein, and I have created one successful project on this great platform, and backed many more. I am coming to Kickstarter again, this time to bring a long time passion project to fruition! I have been a photographer for many years, and have done work for major companies like Warner Bros, Red Bull, Converse, and Coca-Cola. In my personal time, I have also been shooting sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-inspired photography for almost 10 years. After recently wrapping up a business venture that consumed most of my time over the last few years, I finally have time to dedicate to a project that encompasses a lot of my creative work! For more information on how to support and help making this book reality check out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joedp/costumed-play-a-fine-art-cos… and back this project :)
Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create.This week, we are going with a theme of Getaway. It's summer! No more school, ready for your summer escape? If you haven't gone on any vacation time yet, hope this gallery will inspire you to enjoy a little getaway and enjoy your summer!
The feeling that you're exploring a city/place where you've never been, your eyes are looking all over the place. You are wearing your best comfortable shoes ready to walk long hours and lose yourself at wandering. All your gear, camera, phone, chargers and backpack set for an adventure and capturing your next photos. That feeling. Let's follow Ekaterina Busygina on her first time in Hong Kong and its tall skyscrapers. A different world to explore. Imagining your first trip to Hong Kong, we can represent anything. But the first impression will still be with nothing comparable, as getting into a completely different world. About Ekatetina Busygina Ekaterina is a Photographer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. Aspiring her work through architecture, design in all forms and manifestations. You should definitely check out her Instagram. More information: http://ekaterinabusygina.com.
I've always been fascinated by the nature of the underground installations, many elements come to mind about its architecture, light settings, subway, daylight regression and basically the whole atmosphere. A place where it got me even more fascinated was the underground life while I was in Tokyo, Japan. It feels like you're in a different World, you noticed a lot of people surfing on their mobile devices and sleeping (a LOT). Every angle tells a different story and feels straight like a movie scene. The work from Skander Khlif captures everything that I just said so well. It was a delight to explore this city and I can't wait to go back. Tokyo is the most fascinating and bizarre city in the world! One of the reasons is for sure the subway. About Skander Khlif Skander is a photographer based in Munich, Germany. He travels the World and capture the beauty from his lenses. He focuses this work into photography, photojournalism and digital photography. More information via Behance.
Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of StraightFacades. A hashtag that is quite gaining a lot of attention on Instagram lately. Image by Kletis Roy Image by adam morse Image by Oscar Keys Image by Vitaly Taranov Image by Vitaly Taranov Image by Dmitriy Me2dev Image by Redd Angelo Image by All Bong Image by Samuel Zeller Image by Redd Angelo Image by Jin Chang Image by Christos Barbalis
I am a fan of photography, especially street photography. I feel that there's something genuine and unique about that style that are much different from other fields. One example is photos of products, especially non-tech ones. They tend to look the same but when I saw the work for Arrels Barcelona I felt that it was fresh. Maybe it's because I am not so familiar with this particular field however I love the simplicity despite how colorful they are. This work was done by Roc Canals and the Hey Studio Photography from Barcelona, Spain. For more information check out http://roccanals.com/ and http://heystudio.es/
Ever since I've been taking pictures more seriously than a regular "snap-snap" from time to time. I actually do appreciate more and more the architecture surrounding me especially at the golden hour with the light (when it's not raining obviously). Taking the time to look around, you start to create another perspective and it's just interesting that you bizarrely trying to create art with your eyes. We are taking a look at the work from Epaillard + Machado. I can't help but to truly appreciate the industrial pictures, expressing the forgotten emptiness are just stunning. All images are from commissioned works. For confidentiality reasons, places are not displayed. Architects: Enia architectes - RATP - Franck Hammoutène - Antoine Grumbach - Urban Act - DLM Architectes - Reid Brewin architecture - RTE - Critical Building About Epaillard + Machado Epaillard + Machado is a team of photographers that work mainly in architecture and portrait photography. They are currently based in Paris, France. For more information: http://www.epaillardandmachado.com.
My good friend and an amazing designer and illustrator Everaldo Coelho has been mastering another field, photography. He shared an incredible set of images titled Minimal with photos that as the name suggests are of very simple composition and colors. I also love the long exposure effect over water, it makes it looks so smooth and calm. I also suggest you to check out Everaldo's photostream on Flickr, it's simply awesome. For more information check out https://www.flickr.com/photos/_everaldo/
It's always a fun pleasure to dig through an exhibition with so many artists filled with loads of talent and creativity to spare. With the title of NOT THERE, this exhibit explore the many faces of our complex future. As I quote that: "the Modern World has become a strange place, our online profiles have become more valuable than our physical version". We've reached a new level of complexity where we just can't stay isolated anymore through our walls. Let's take a dive into this gorgeous exhibition. NOT THERE exhibition at FU Art Gallery in Little Haiti, Miami. Works from Camila Acosta, John Morr, Luis Miguel Torres, Omar Alarcón, Cristhian Ramírez & Diego L Rodríguez. Camila Acosta Cristhian Ramirez Diego L. Rodriguez John Morr Luis Torres Omar Alarcon NOT THERE explores the many faces of a complex future, from places to individuals, focusing the attention in the digital identity. Everything outside the grid will become solitaire, empty and confuse, while in the digital world we will have multi-personalities. We’ll be adaptive ‘mutants’ transforming our identities in real time, working as data packages. The Exhibition Video Credits Camila Acosta John Morr Luis Miguel Torres Omar Alarcón Cristhian Ramírez Diego L Rodríguez More on the exhibition via Behance.
With the past Weekend that just came by, many of us celebrate the Father's Day with our families and friends. Celebrating the day of the awesome dude that repeately reminded us to fully live your life and spread the Joie de Vivre. Whenever you celebrate it or not, I thought it was a good excuse to organize a fun BBQ for the occasion. Others had better ideas like Blair Bunting who had a special gift for his Dad. Check out the video. Give it a Watch! My Dad is my role model for many reasons. His humility, his work ethic, how he treats my Mom, how he has supported me in my pursuit of a career in photography, the list goes on and on. He is the person that I have essentially tried to emulate. No matter what photoshoot I am doing, he never asks for anything, from a photo to meeting a celebrity, he only asks how I am doing whenever we talk. It is for this reason that I feel there is no one that deserves a cool photoshoot more, so this is exactly what we did. About Blair Bunting Blair is an Advertising Photographer currently based in Arizona, USA. Other than making fun surprises for his Dad, Blair has worked with clients like: Discovery Channel, Pepsi, Disney, Adidas, Nokia and just to name a few. More Information: http://www.blairbunting.com and http://satelliteoffice.tv.
Invisible by Day is a set of photos shared by Mikko Lagerstedt, a photographer from Helsinki, Finland. The long exposure photos highlight the stars and the Milky Way and explains why our galaxy gets that name. As a fan of photography, especially with low light I love what Mikko has achieved with this series of photos. Some might be a bit too much but they are still inspiring and worth the feature here on ABDZ. Mikko Lagerstedt is a self-taught fine art photographer from Finland. He loves to capture night, and atmospheric photography and also enjoys capturing simplistic landscapes. My very first inspiration towards photography came to me when I was driving on a summer’s eve to my relative’s cabin. After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments. For more information check out http://www.mikkolagerstedt.com/
Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the super Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of Cityscape. Image by Redd Angelo Image by Redd Angelo Image by Paul Bergmeir Image by Joel Herzog Image by Lian Jonkman Image by Gerrit Vermeulen Image by Sasha Zvereva Image by Joseph Gonzalez Image by Aaron Burden Image by Christos Barbalis Image by Christos Barbalis Image by Ian Baldwin Image by Dmitri Popov Image by Dmitri Popov Image by Sweet Ice Cream Photography More about Unsplash: https://unsplash.com