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Night Landscapes by Amanda Friedman

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Night Landscapes by Amanda Friedman

Amanda Friedman is a talented photographer, who studied at New York and currently based in Los Angeles, California. She shoot a lot of travel, celebrity and lifestyle photography.

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Los Intocables by Erik Ravelo

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Los Intocables by Erik Ravelo

Erik Ravelo is a Cuban sculptor, painter and multi media-artist. He is currently a creative director at Fabrica, the communications agency owned by the Benetton Group in Treviso, Italy. His campaigns for Benetton include “Unhate” which featured the controversial images of world leaders kissing. He was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2012 for this series. His other projects include Lana Sutra, The Unhate Dove and the Doping Thrower. From 2007-2011 he was the Creative Director of Colors Magazine. His work has been published internationally and exhibited around the world. He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1978 and studied art there at the Accademia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro. When he was 18 he escaped Cuba to Argentina to persue his dreams of working freely as an artist.

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Error by Paweł Fabjański

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Error by Paweł Fabjański

On a daily basis Paweł Fabjański is an advertising photographer, represented by two photo agencies: SHOOTME (Poland) and TAKE (Italy). No matter if he works with big advertising agency or a small individual client he always serves with detailed creative supervision and the supports of creation process on each stage of project development. All the pictures presented on this website are mostly his personal series, as well as projects that have been undertaken simultaneously to commercial works.

Parallelly to being an active commercial photographer Paweł Fabjański runs a Work-Room for Professional Commercial Photography at National Film School in Łódź. His classes are a place where the idea of a commercial photography is being re-defined. Together with his students he creates a lab of a new creative photography, where the latest trends are as important as knowledge on photography’s roots and origins.

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The Color Project by Adrien Broom

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The Color Project by Adrien Broom

Adrien Broom is a self-taught photographer with a penchant for the bizarre and beautiful. She is committed to creating art that is exploratory, communicative and empowering to the viewer. Her photographs represent a peek into her aesthetic connection to the world around her. Her images often tell stories, exploring conversations between the natural wend and western culture through constructed narrative scenes.

Adrien’s experiences in different media have greatly shaped her approach to photography. She received her BA in 3D Computer Animation in Boston, has studied Fine Art in Florence and has studied Art History at Christie’s in London. These experiences exposed her to works that continue to influence the structure, composition and painteriy quaiity she tries to achieve in her work. She is greatly influenced by artists such as John Singer Sargent, Caravaggio and Gregory Crewdson.

Adrien’s commercial work revolves around music, fashion, editorial and portraiture, She has recently been published in: Roiling Stone, Reiix Magazine, Marie Claire, Nylon Magazine, Blender Magazine,Boston Globe, Poiistar and the New York Sun among others. W Magazine also recently named her an up-and-coming photographer to look out for.

Adrien currently resides in New Haven, CT but loves to travel the globe in search of new experiences and aesthetic moments. in her next project, she wants to explore the communion of celebratory festivals in context, focusing on how history and spontaneity intersect in beautiful array.

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Fashion Photography by Cameron Hammond

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Fashion Photography by Cameron Hammond

Cameron Hammond is a talented self taught fashion and editorial photographer based in Australia. He worked as a television cameraman and have filmed a lot of shows based around the fashion industry.

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Abandoned Railways by Pierre Folk

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Abandoned Railways by Pierre Folk

Pierre Folk is a professional photographer, who was born in 1986 in Eastern France and currently based in Paris. He done amazing series “By the Silent Line”, the 160-year-old railway’s than has been completely abandoned for 80 years.

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BW Children Photography by Izabela Urbaniak

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BW Children Photography by Izabela Urbaniak

Izabela Urbaniak is a talented self taught photographer and mother of two boys, based in Lodz, Poland. Izabela don’t use much digital manipulation, she shoot a lot of portrait photography.

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Fashion Photography by Nicolas Coulomb

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Fashion Photography by Nicolas Coulomb

Nicolas Coulomb is a talented fashion and editorial photographer based in Paris, France. Nicolas have a degree in philosophy, he shoted for Novembre, Frische, Dazed & Confused and Stilleto.

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Celebrity Photography by Maciek Kobielski

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Celebrity Photography by Maciek Kobielski

Maciek Kobielski is a talented fashion, commercial and celebrity photographer based in New York, USA. Maciek worked for Vogue Paris, Vogue Spain, The Last Magazine, Muse, Spin, Pinko, Uniqlo and others.

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Marlboro Boys by Michelle Siu

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Marlboro Boys by Michelle Siu

Michelle Siu is a talented freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Toronto, Canada. He shoot Indonesia’s relationship with tobacco.

This on-going series captures young child smokers who live in villages and cities across the country. These addicted children are growing up in an age when demand for tobacco is growing and foreign tobacco giants such as Marlboro maker Philip Morris are establishing themselves as smoking rates decline in some developing countries.

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Black and White Photgoraphy by Cole Barash

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Black and White Photgoraphy by Cole Barash

Cole Barash has created a language for himself with his camera. A stream of images, sharp and electrifying. The quality of his early work, mainly within the snowboard industry, turned Cole from precocious upstart to professional photographer almost overnight. In any environment Cole’s vision is guided by passion and precision. It reflects both his intensity and his creative vision. Pure expression. Abstract vision. Creative impulse into art. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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iPhone Portraits by John Keatley

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iPhone Portraits by John Keatley

John Keatley has swapped photography stories with Annie Leibovitz, taken geography lessons from Sarah Palin, and learned to craft the perfect cocktail with the best bartender in the country. He’ll climb a tree, fight off a snow monster, or bury someone in kitty litter; all in the name of getting the perfect shot, and that’s just before breakfast. John is known for putting even the most camera-shy individual completely at ease in front of the lens. His quick sense of humor and down-to-earth outlook are what allow him to connect with his subjects and create dramatic images.

His celebrity portraits and advertising campaigns are balanced with his wide range of personal projects as well as his work on international awareness campaigns, such as a recent trip to Liberia to work on a clean water initiative. John’s work is regularly recognized for awards, including American Photography, the PDN, and Communication Arts Photography Annuals.

Quebec’s Agriculture by Benoit Aquin

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Quebec’s Agriculture by Benoit Aquin

For twenty years, Benoit Aquin has travelled widely, determined to construct a global project. From initial forays into the Caribbean in the late 1980s (notably Haiti, where he focused on the practice of voodoo, a project that he would extend over the next five years), through photographing the banana plantations of Nicaragua, to recording the drastic effects of climate change in northern Quebec, Aquin’s work has always been characterized by a deep concern with the environment and humankind’s increasingly devastating impact on it.

Not content with a focus on the North–South axis, Aquin has over the past decade travelled east, first to Mongolia in 2002, and then to China, the site of his award-winning work on “the Chinese Dust Bowl” (Prix Pictet, 2008). Recently, he has begun work in Egypt, seeking out densely populated environments along the Nile that are being stressed to the breaking point. Aquin hesitates when asked if any of these diverse projects are “complete”; their complexity is sufficiently daunting that he prefers to characterize them as “works in progress.” One senses that he likes to bring the various projects forward simultaneously. He relishes the contrasts and profits from the synergies.

Aquin studies his topics in depth before ever picking up his camera. An avid reader, he is as likely to cite writers as visual artists among his influences. He is grateful to such authors as the agronomist Lester Brown; the Le Monde journalist Hervé Kempf, who has written so effectively of the threats to the biosphere; and “ecocity builder” Richard Register. Marcel Mazoyer and Laurence Roudart’s History of World Agriculture is of particular significance to him, giving sense and urgency to his project; if there is a central focus to his work, it is agricultural – specifically, the looming food crisis.

Aquin can be said to belong to the distinguished tradition of “concerned photography”: environmental and social issues do concern him, and he does believe that photography is particularly well suited to depicting the urgency of problems and then galvanizing people into action. However, he is as likely to acknowledge Richard Misrach’s Desert Cantos as exemplary as Gilles Peress’s Telex Iran. The poetics of photography are high on his list of desirable attributes, and Robert Frank and Frederick Sommer are constant sources of nourishment. Closer to home, Aquin cites the reclusive Montreal photographer John Max as a major influence; in Aquin’s view, there was a rare honesty in everything before Max’s lens.

What these “influences” have taught Aquin individually is difficult to explain with any precision, but what they all have in common, he feels, is an interest in fundamental human concerns, but seen tangentially – or, in his words, “made visually interesting and palpable without making it all literal.”

But Aquin’s eclecticism stops short of the distanced and sardonic references of much contemporary practice, in which, as Adam Weinberg has put it, “Style often overpowers meaning; or, historians and critics such as Szarkowski have chosen to interpret photographs in such a way that ‘the look’ has come to outweigh that which is looked at.”

There is a mystical aspect to Aquin’s work as well. The rational, intellectual work comes before and after the shooting (reading, conceiving, planning, then afterwards selecting, editing) But with the shooting itself, the photographer moves onto an intuitive plane, “flirting with the essence of things…”.

Travelling in Mongolia in 2002, Aquin crossed the Gobi Desert and began to understand the implications of desertification. This led to his decision to focus on the food crisis, and more immediately, to his specific interest in the Chinese dust storms – a misnomer, in fact, as it is a matter of the topsoil having been stripped off by the wind due to badly conceived agricultural policies and programs. There is a great beauty to these images – a kind of Turneresque swirl of form in which people have little more substance than insects – but this beauty is held in check by the reality of what we’re looking at: catastrophe, in fact, as a ballooning Chinese population squeezes (or is squeezed) onto land surfaces that can’t support it. Anne Tucker once wrote something about Misrach’s distressed landscapes that seems to apply to Aquin’s dust storms. Tucker observed that landscape in Western art had become lazy, “a kind of mental picnic,” and she applauded Misrach for finding “politics in its most virulent and secret forms out here.” Thus, the landscape is no longer a neutral, inert given, “but a threatened territory.”

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Dune Work by Brian David Stevens

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Dune Work by Brian David Stevens

Brian David Stevens is a professional photographer, who was born in 1970 in London UK. He has been published and exhibited worldwide.

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Beef & Oil by Mishka Henner

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Beef & Oil by Mishka Henner

Mishka Henner is a talented photographer, who was born in 1976 in Brussels, Belgium and currently based in Manchester, England. His work has featured in several surveys of contemporary artists working with photography in the internet age. He has been described by some as a modern-day Duchamp for his appropriation of image-rich technologies including Google Earth, Google Street View, and YouTube, and for his adoption of print-on-demand as a means to bypass traditional publishing models.

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