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The Photography Post : The most current discussions on the state of photography

The Photography Post : The most current discussions on the state of photography

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Shockingly Surreal Self-Portraits (10 photos) Born in Madrid, Spain, Manu Pombrol is a 35-year-old artist and photographer whose self-portraits are nothing short of extraordinary. Pombrol first started down a creative path when, at a very young age, he painted pictures or portraits in pastels. Then, as computers started making their way into the mainstream, he worked in graphic design. He bought his first camera only about three years ago and that's when everything changed. In his words, "Everything started to make sense. I found out (a little bit late) that photography was the perfect tool to show what was in my mind. Cindy Sherman Sherman’s history portraits (1988–90) investigate modes of representation in art history and the relationship between painter and model. These classically composed portraits borrow from a number of art-historical periods—Renaissance, baroque, rococo, Neoclassical—and make allusions to paintings by Raphael, Caravaggio, Fragonard, and Ingres (who, like all the Old Masters, were men). This free-association sampling creates a sense of familiarity, but not of any one specific era or style. The subjects (for the first time for Sherman, many are men) include aristocrats, Madonnas with child, clergymen, women of leisure, and milkmaids, who pose with props, costumes, and obvious prostheses. Theatrical and artificial—full of large noses, bulging bellies, squirting breasts, warts, and unibrows—the history portraits are poised between humorous parody and grotesque caricature.

Photography Links That Will Make Sure You Get Nothing Else Done Today As the Holiday Season is upon us, the Toad has been very busy compiling this weeks list of tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone. This final post of 2011 is filled with great works by some truly great photographers and artists, and the Toad hopes you enjoy viewing these as much as he did in bringing the list to you. At this time, the Toad would like to extend the best wishes for the holiday season to everyone, and he looks forward to returning in 2012 with a fresh list of great works to peruse and enjoy! Happy Holidays! International Center of Photography - School The School at ICP offers more than 400 courses that range from traditional film and darkroom practice to digital media. The state-of-the-art facility features black-and-white and color labs; digital labs, including resources for multimedia and digital video; and a professional shooting studio. The faculty of ICP is dedicated to nurturing new talent and represents some of the world's most accomplished and innovative practitioners, offering expert guidance and inside perspectives into the field. Students come from around the world, representing virtually every country and all ages and backgrounds, making the discussions at ICP rich and provocative. The ICP staff welcomes you and is always available for consultation to review your work.

Michael Hoppen Gallery - Home Please note the gallery will be closed from Friday the 18th to Monday the 21st of April for the holiday period. John Davies currently has an exhibition at the Side Gallery in Newcastle exhibiting his works from the Urban Dreams series alongside the series City State form the collaboration between Side/Amber, the Lit & Phil and the Mining Institute. The exhibition runs to the 10th of May. What Skills Do You Need As A Photographer This post is Day 15 of 30 Ways In 30 Days To Redesign Your Life With Photography. This series seeks to provide you with practical steps to get you from wherever you are today, to exactly where you want to be – this year! If your goal has always been to take your photography to a whole new level, hang on and start enjoying a new lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. I went back and read through many of your responses again, and read through them with a different idea in mind.

Back to the future Article by James Pond I am the owner of Pondly.com / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student. I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Renée C. Bayer, ganadora del Premio Pulitzer 2007 en la categoría Mejor Reportaje Fotográfico. La Fotógrafa Renée C. Bayer, fue la ganadora del Premio Pulitzer en la categoría Mejor Reportaje Fotográfico, con una serie de imágenes que narra la historia de Una madre soltera, Cyndei French, y su hijo Derek, de 11 años, que padece un tipo de cáncer conocido como neuroblastoma. Las fotos fueron publicadas en el diario Sacramento Bee en el verano de 2006.Después de que Derek falleciera.

Cloth Paper Scissors Presents 4 Free Digital Art Tutorials: Creating Digital Artwork Collage Cloth Paper Scissors presents: 4 Free Digital Art Tutorials: Creating Digital Artwork for Photo Collage Not too long ago we waited to see how photos came out when the roll was finished and sent away to be developed. And, if you wanted to duplicate or manipulate images or other artwork for photo collage, you had to find a copy center and pay per page. Now, technology for altering photos is available in our own homes and studios, making photo collage and digital art more accessible and easier than ever for mixed media artists. Whether you are just starting out creating digital artwork or have developed your own style of digital mixed media, this free eBook has something for you.

Eerily Beautiful Mug Shots From 1920s Australia : The Picture Show Notice anything odd about this man? Widow Annie Birkett certainly didn't notice anything odd when she married Harry Leon Crawford, above, in 1914. So imagine her shock when "Harry" turned out to be a woman: Eugenia Falleni, who had been passing as a man since 1899. Three years after their marriage, Birkett announced to a relative that she had discovered "something amazing about Harry." Eduardo Barreto on the Behance Network The Photography Tips that 96 Photographers Wish They Would Have Learned Sooner Two weeks ago (I know, I’m slow…) on the Improve Photography Facebook fan page, I asked our community what photography tips they wish they would have learned sooner. I was looking for lessons that many photographers procrastinate learning and it ends up keeping them back from progressing as photographers. Over 96 photographers commented on that facebook comment with their hard earned lessons, and I grabbed the most popular lessons from the group to share here. I hope that this article teaches you many ways to save yourself from making rookie mistakes (like I still seem to do every day!).

Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work The Top 100 Photography Blogs Learning the art of photography is exciting, especially because so many resources are available to beginner photographers online and off. Some of the best of these resources are blogs, and they highlight gear, techniques, inspiration, and more that can help you learn to be a better photographer. Read on to discover 100 of the best photography blogs out there. General

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