Cole Thompson Photography cole thompson photography classic images in black & white Harbinger: \ˈhär-bən-jər\ noun 1. one that goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald. 2. anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign. Scroll down to view images Harbinger No. 16 - Near Palm Springs - 2014 hitRECord Celebrated Food Photog Marcus Nilsson Dishes on Shooting On-Camera Flash, Tilt-Shift Lenses, and Why He Hates Sandwiches Marcus Nilsson thinks outside the box. A former chef, Nilsson stumbled into food photography and ended up being one of the photographers who shaped our contemporary approach to cuisine. Today, Nilsson is still pushing that envelope (with on-camera flash, what?!), and regularly works for some of the world’s top foodie magazines, including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Details, Esquire, Everyday with Rachael Ray, the Food Network, GQ, and Travel+Leisure. Check out the full FS Spotlight interview below, where Nilsson dishes on shooting on-camera flash, tilt-shift lenses, crazy Mexican market foods, and why he hates sandwiches.
The Best Street Photographer You've Never Heard Of Vivian Maier/John Maloof Collection IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO TAKE measure of Vivian Maier's photos without taking stock of her story. She was by all accounts remarkably private, someone who didn't always enjoy the company of other adults. And yet her photographs feel like a celebration of people—a celebration of what Studs Terkel, the late grand oral historian, liked to call "the etceteras" of the world. (One photography scholar I spoke with suggested Terkel and Maier would have made a formidable pair, like James Agee and Walker Evans.) Her subjects are often caught looking directly at the camera, apparently making eye contact with Maier, but she used a Rolleiflex, a box-shaped camera that requires the photographer to look downwards through the viewfinder.
Frederico Martins Puts a Beach in the Living Room As a fan of the beach, Frederico Martins loves mixing his photography with the sand and surf. To throw a unique twist on his latest shoot for an 8 page spread in Elle, Frederico, decides to set up a beach shoot inside a house. With the use of a ton and a half of sand, a boat, two dogs, and a lot of natural light from the windows, Frederico grabs some really fantastic images. Related The Wednesday Rundown 4.25.12 Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. Art/Museums: Edward Steichen at the Whitney Museum and Joanna Steichen's book, "Steichen's Legacy" Edward Steichen Whitney Museum of American Art Oct. 5, 2000 - Feb. 4, 2001 -------------------Edward Steichen" by Barbara Haskell, the Whitney Museum of American Art, 128 pages, 22 color illustrations and 23 duotones, $12.95
Fiat Advert Master photographer and composite photographer Dave Hill shot a “moving still image” campaign for Fiat Abarth using a combination of stills from a Canon 5D mkII and Hasselblad H3D-50 and slow-motion video from Phantom Flex and Phantom Gold. If you haven’t heard of Dave Hill , he is well known for taking a dozen or more separate composites and seamlessly blending them to make a complex, yet believable image. For this commercial, Dave shot multiple composites in both video and stills of football players, the Fiat Abarth, a female model referee, and flying dirt at the wonderful Studio Orange in Los Angeles and a Miami studio. While we never got to see the pre-planning and conceptualizing of this shoot, I’m pretty sure that everything that was individually shot was planned out in advance and thoroughly thought out.
Distortions, a photographic series by André Kertész Perception of the body can be blurred. Various contemporary photographers express this concept through elaborate processes of distortion. We investigate the origin of this language in the seminal work of André Kertész. André Kertész Expected by his family to work as a stockbroker, Kertész pursued photography independently as an autodidact, and his early work was published primarily in magazines, a major market in those years. This continued until much later in his life, when Kertész stopped accepting commissions. He served briefly in World War I and moved to Paris in 1925, then the artistic capital of the world, against the wishes of his family. In Paris he worked for France's first illustrated magazine called VU. Involved with many young immigrant artists and the Dada movement, he achieved critical and commercial success.