FACES BY MARKUS HARTEL
Street photographer Markus Hartel is the perfect example of what can happen when a camera is given to a child. Starting at a young age, Marcus was given his grandmas rangefinder to shoot family pictures and his passion grew from there. Today you will find him staying true to his main drive of prowling the streets in search of the most candid shot he can find. Below is some of his portrait work....
IN THE WILD WITH BARRY STEVEN GREFF
Barry Steven Greff is, among other things, a master at close-up, intimate portraits of wildlife. These beautiful, majestic animals live in a zoo in which Barry takes the opportunity to frame his images by abstracting the face from the body forcing us to have an exchange of energy and focus. Perusing these photographs, you’ll find yourself getting lost in the depths of their eyes. His body...
Great photography can’t get enough recognition. Mulberry Street, 1900. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company. Brooklyn Bridge View, 1950. Paul Himmel. Courtesy of Keith De Lellis Gallery, New York Grand Central Station, 1929. Courtesy of the New York Transit Museum.
A BUM WRAP
For those of you that follow us, you know we promised a second post on Vivian Maier. Cruising through her body of work, we couldn’t help but notice the fact that despite much of her imagery showing a harder life, she still managed to show a great sense of humor. You can almost hear the chuckle …
A NEW YORK MINUTE - VIVIAN MAIER
“A riddle, wrapped in mystery, inside an enigma.” The discovery of street photographer Vivian Maier is turning heads all over the world. A lifelong nanny and caregiver, she spent her spare time documenting the streets of New York from the late 40’s to the late 90’s. Over the decades, she filled numerous storage lockers right to the brim with an astounding 100,000...
THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY ...
is being in the right place at the right time. Photograph by Stevie Dacanay. Check out his Flickr stream for some great and entertaining photography and his blog for his scoop on life on the road.
TOUR DE FRANCE, A TRIBUTE
Jaap Kersten in Gramont. Tour de France 1961. Time trial in Tournai. Tour de France 1966. Federico Ezquerra (Spain) was the first to reach the top of the Telegraphe and the Galibier in this stage. Tour de France 1934. People watching the cyclists. Tour de France 1958. The finish of the first tour with winner Maurice Garin. Tour de France 1903. Photography via Nationaal Archief. ...
THE CRAFT BEHIND THE ART
He paints. He draws. He shoots both photo and film. And he appears to be a man of few words, although that is yet to be confirmed. Check out the lifestyle surf photography by 20 year old Morgan Maassen, who is also the recipient of 2010 Follow the LIght Foundation Award. He’s done a lot in his first 20. Stop by his site and get lost in his body of work and take a trip into his world....
THE WORLD BELOW
minusmanhattan: Passage by Narelle Autio. ABOUT THE OPEN The Open is a worldwide search for the greatest photographers of our generation. It features both online and live events and delivers one of the largest prize purses ever offered in the photo industry: $50,000US. The Open is an exposure powerhouse that connects photographers with a global audience. True to its name, The Open welcomes...
THE COLORS OF RIO DE JANEIRO
A large portion of Ricardo Funari’s photojournalistic work offers a glimpse into the darker side of Brazil where it takes you on an equally tragic and fascinating journey through his photography. A portrait of what actually lays behind the vibrant dances and colors of its famed carnivals. The photos below show the striking colors and culture of a Rio de Janeiro carnival but if you take a...