Category: Creative Photography

Further West: Creative Photography by Mako Miyamoto

Mako Miyamoto is a multi-talented 37-year-old photographer, artist, filmmaker and creative director currently based in Portland, Oregon. Reframing the idea of imperialism in American history, Further West explores a revisionist’s vision of manifest destiny. Refugees and pioneers on the brink of the unknown step onto foreign soil, engulfed by the sprawl of the landscape before them they begin to shape the world. The known and unknown collide, as natural and constructed spaces become augmented, and mid-century Americana culture adapts, shifts, and changes it’s trajectory toward a new and uncertain future. More info: instagram / facebook / website

A Trump: Veronica Gabriela Cárdenas Captures Everyday Lives of Immigrants With Trump Masks On

Veronica Gabriela Cárdenas is an professional documentary photographer currently based in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Veronica received her BA in Language Arts from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg.For her latest series “A Trump”, Cardenas wanted to document the plight of illegal immigrants with Donald Trump masks on. “After being bombarded with Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, I figured that my duty as an artist was to give a voice to the undocumented immigrant community,” Veronica explained. This two-part series includes images that were taken in border cities in Tamaulipas, México and South Texas known as the Rio ... Read more

The Stunning Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2017

The photo contest Sony World Photography Awards 2017 handpicked the best single image for each of these 10 categories: architecture, culture, enhanced, motion, nature, portraits, still life, street photography, travel and wildlife. This year’s contest attracted 227,596 entries from photographers from 183 countries this year, including more than 105,000 entries for the Open Competition alone. After the amazing photos from the shortlist, here are the winning images. Alex Andriesi Alexander Vinogradov Andreas Hemb Constantinos Sofikitis Emrah Karakoc Ewa Cwikla Hiroshi Tanita Homare Hamada Jelena Jankovic Jian Seng Soh Jianguo Gong Jonatan Banista Khalid Alsabat Kyaw Win Hlaing Lester Koh Lise ... Read more

Reflection of Me: When Dogs And Their Humans Become One by Isaac Alvarez

Isaac Alvarez is a talented photographer and director currently based in Los Angeles, California. Isaac, well known for his dramatic portraits that resonate with emotions, studied photography early on at the “Art Institute of Los Angeles” located in Santa Monica, CA. He focuses on portraiture, Alvarez shoots incredible fashion, conceptual, fine art and commercial photography. I knew that I wanted to put the heads of dogs on the bodies of their owners, but I had no idea how I would be able to manage the light in the images. Each time I see a series like this, the background is ... Read more

Incredible Levitation Photography by Christopher James

Christopher James is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher currently based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Christopher shoots amazing adventure, portrait and dreamlike photography. “As a child I’d often get lost in daydreams,” he explaines. “Finding myself places where anything was possible. Where the rules of our world didn’t apply, where the spark of imagination and thrill of adventure collide.” Levitation has quickly become favorite type of photography due to its mix of brutal physical intensity and creative problem solving. More info: instagram / website

Stunning Images From The Finalists of The Smithsonian Photo Contest 2016

The jury of the 14th international Smithsonian Photo Contest just released the 70 finalists, selected from more than 46,000 entries sent in from 168 countries. They get roughly 46,000 submissions from photographers in 168 countries and territories, and their subjects are just as varied. This year Smithsonian selected finalists in 7 categories: Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images, Mobile, and Sustainable Travel. The winners will be named during the award ceremony on March 28. Turtle-Back Ride by Michael B. HardieThe thing that draws me to the ocean the most is that I never know what I’m going ... Read more

Astonishing Images Shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2017

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, has released the shortlisted images for the 2017 competition. This year saw a record number of participating photographers with 227,596 images entered across the awards’ Professional, Open and Youth competitions. 183 countries were represented in the submissions, 49 of which are represented on the shortlist, with photographers from a further 11 countries reaching the commended list. Overall winners will be revealed April 20 whereafter they will be exhibited with shortlisted and commended entries at Somerset House in London. “NI UNA MENOS” by Italian photographer Karl Mancini in ... Read more

Yowayowa Camera Woman Diary: Levitating Self-Portraits by Natsumi Hayashiara

Natsumi Hayashiara aka yowayowa is a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Her series ““Yowayowa Camera Woman Diary”, featuring self-portraits where she seems to be levitating or simply floating in mid-air. Without any aid of a rigging system or photoshop, Natsumi is able to capture the most effortless and perfect mid-air poses with just a 10-second timer and a tripod. Hayashi took her first levitation photo in September 2010. “yowayowa is a Japanese term meaning “weak” or “feeble”,” she explained. When I take my levitation farther away from the camera than 10 second distance, I ... Read more

I’m Siberian: Fabulous White Beaches of Siberia by Alexey Lovtsov

Alexey Lovtsov is an professional wedding and portrait photographer from Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Russia. For his crazy project “I’m Siberian”, Alexey captured beach party with cocktails and volleyball on the frozen lake Baikal in Siberia. Dazzling white ‘sand’, perfect sunshine, blue waves on the horizon, friends, a great mood… and minus 20C. Enjoy also: Frozen Baikal: The World’s Oldest and Deepest Lake by Kristina Makeeva More info: instagram / vk / website

The Winners of the National Geographic Kids International Photography Contest

National Geographic Kids magazine has released the results of its worldwide children’s photography competition, with spell-binding images taken by kids between the ages of 6-14 from around the world. This year’s winning contest photos were chosen from more than 46,000 entries around the world. The overall international winner of the competition is 11-year-old Dewi Baggerman from the Netherlands. She won a five-day, four-night trip to Washington, D.C., and a tour of National Geographic headquarters. Asher Flenner, 10, from North London David Hopkins, 13 Devananda Hardi, 7, from Indonesia Dewi Baggerman, 11, from the Netherlands Freya Youssef, 12 Jennifer Jayne Evans ... Read more

Exoplanets: Stunning Miniature Scenes Shot With Model Planets by Adam Makarenko

Adam Makarenko is a talented Canadian photographer, artist and filmmaker who was born in a rural northern Ontario mining town called Atikokan and currently lives and works in Toronto. Adam likes to create a miniature worlds, he tries to reconstruct scenes and trying to make them as realistic as possible. After all of the sculpting job is finished he finally has to choose a proper angle and distance and to take a photo of it diorama. He has created over two hundred miniature exoplanets. I create miniature dioramas from scratch and then photograph the sets. “These miniature hand made exoplanets ... Read more

100 Stunning Winners of The Best of Russia 2016 Photography Competition

The Best of Russia photography contest attracts thousands of entries from amateur and professional photographers across the country. These are some of the winning entries in the “Best of Russia 2016” photography competition. This year there were almost 300 winning pictures in the categories: Architecture, Nature, Everyday Life, Style, and Let’s Be Happy. Architectural Contrasts – Saint Petersburg by Galina Vishnyakova Artful Design of a Red Forest – Rostov Oblast by Sergey Tsvetkov Autumn Colours of Altai – Altai Krai by Pavel Sukhorebrikov Avant-garde – Nizny Tagil by Georgy Mayer Awakening – Saint Petersburg by Aleksandra Azemkina Baikal Zen – ... Read more