1913 color photos reveal vivid reds like you've never seen Mervyn O'Gorman was 42 when he took these pictures of his daughter, Christina O'Gorman at Lulworth Cove, in the English county of Dorset. He photographed Christina wearing a red swimming costume and red cloak, a colour particularly suited to the early color Autochrome process. Autochrome was one of the first colour photo technologies, which used glass plates coated in potato starches to filter pictures with dye. To his friends, Mervyn O'Gorman was "O.G." Sarajevo Artist Creates Math-Inspired Origami Dresses From Paper, Textiles While most of us have forgotten the basics of high-school geometry, Sarajevo student-designer Amila Hrustic finds inspiration in the ancient branch of mathematics. "Plato's Collection," an assortment of origami-esque dresses made from paper and textiles, is a mass of edges, vertices, and faces, with each dress corresponding to one of the five Platonic solids (the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron). What culminates is a series of artfully structured forms that are as pleasing to the eye as they are mathematically sublime. Amila Hrustic, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo, found herself gravitating towards geometry—specifically Platonic solids—during her four years studying product design. Her love affair with the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron led to her diploma project, “Plato’s Collection,” a line of dresses that embody the forms’ aesthetic beauty and symmetry. + Amila Hrustic
Muddy Colors: 10 Things... About Edges -Greg Manchess Stages of Resolution 1, detail One of the most difficult concepts to grasp about painting is the use of edges. Students often go immobile when I mention that they should vary their edges in a painting. It shuts them down. Most have no real idea of what I mean or even where to start. These 29 Clever Drawings Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World Confessions Even if you don't agree with the messages behind some of these illustrations, it's impossible not to appreciate the creativity involved in them. Maybe we really do need to start paying more attention to the things we accept as part of our daily reality. Spektrum Zwei by Matthias Heiderich A series of color urban pictures by Matthias Heiderich from Berlin, Germany. Enjoy :) Author’s website
6 superb design notebooks (that aren't Moleskines) Every designer needs a notepad to jot down those quick flashes of inspiration or sketch out your latest vision – and the more beautifully produced the notebook is, the better it will represent your skills. But for those of us who want an alternative to the all-conquering Moleskine, what's on offer? Here we bring you a run-down of 10 design notebooks to die for... 01. Why you shouldn't get hung up on perfection by Geoff Harris Always striving for perfection with your images? Geoff Harris questions whether this works to the photographer’s advantage or whether ‘good enough’ is all that’s required. Photography is tailor-made for obsessive people, and all great photographers are obsessive and driven to a greater or lesser extent. Think of Robert Capa jumping into the channel with the D-Day troops or the injuries and privations that other photojournalists have suffered.
33 Ways to Eat Avocados Every Which Way Hello and welcome to this new thing we’re trying out where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and next week we’ll check in and talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we ate greens. Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: On Location Lighting I am continuing my series of articles about creating stunning Beauty portraits and I would like to talk about on location lighting today. Please note that not only are we talking about advertising Beauty photography, examples of which you may see in the cosmetics section of a department store, or in fashion magazine ads, but we are also talking about simple female Beauty portraits that many of you are probably often hired to photograph for your female clients locally. I personally love Beauty images photographed with natural light as well as with studio lighting, and normally my choice of lighting will depend on the following circumstances. Location: Outdoors If it's a private client photo shoot, and we're shooting at my client's home or at an outdoor location, I will normally bring my lights and a portable power source (just in case), but will shoot with existing light and my favorite light modifier - silver reflector - whenever possible.
Madame Yevonde's Mythical Photography · Lomography In the 1930s, photographer Yevonde Middleton called on the belles of English society to be temporary goddesses. She called herself Madame Yevonde, a name in keeping with her high society clientele. She was a known portrait photographer among these glamorous circles. Jonathan Shaw - New Foto Scapes Photography has never been a more dominant and embedded part of contemporary culture than it is now. The Internet, digital technology and social media have amplified our ability to connect and build communities, and sharing and communication of images has facilitated an exponential growth in picture capture and digital distribution. New Foto Scapes seeks to navigate the evolving topography surrounding the image in the twenty-first century; offering a focused eye on the contemporary creative author-curator and image-maker and on the possibilities afforded by an increasingly complex professional landscape. Jonathan Shaw advocates a new way of thinking about photographic production and education in a post-digital era. The book is smart, engaging and touches on almost all the aspects of the industry.
10 classic posing mistakes every portrait photographer makes (and how to fix them) Posing Mistakes Portrait Photographers Make: 09 Up-the-nose-shots Although shooting from below eye-line isn’t quite the anathema it once was, you need to avoid shooting up the nose of your subject as it’s generally unflattering. This can be avoided by asking them to look down, but they won’t thank you if this results in a shot with a row of chins or lots of creases in their neck. Raising the angle of view just a little can make a huge difference.
Focus Stacking: how to extend depth of field in Photoshop Shooting anything up close requires incredible patience and extreme precision. If your close-up photography isn’t sharp then you’re not only wasting pictures, but you’ve wasted hours of your time. In this in-depth tutorial we’ll show you how to use one of the most amazing Photoshop effects macro and close-up photographers can use: focus stacking.