Italian artist and photographer Olivo Barbier has been using the urban environment as his source of inspiration for a long time now. Known for his display of living environments, he travels around the world (from Europe to the Far East) to take iconic night portraits of megacities.
In his book "Ersatz Lights. Case Study #1 East West", his use for low depth of focus give an impressionistic feel whilst they are saturated in vivid colors against the darkness of evening. Moreover, since Barbieri is known for using miniature models to create semi-realistic images of landscapes, this series alternately portrays the cities model-like, despite being caught in real life.
Here's some preview of what you can expect from the book, taken from the late 80's to the 90's.
"When I moved to New York to pursue film school, a mentor encouraged me to start shooting again. I discovered 35mm and enjoyed wandering the streets in search of landscapes to shoot," recalls a New York City- based photographer and screenwriter Kaitlyn Mikayla.
As soon as the sun goes down and soft, ethereal moonlight descends over the crowded cityscape, workers call it a day and shuffle back to their apartment blocks. While the rest of the city settles down to sleep, a myriad of multi-colored-neon lights, flickering shop signs and glaring car headlights illuminate the night.
Ansel Adams' western American landscapes will always be the iconic photographic representation of early America, hence so many other photographers he influenced gave their own visual attempts of canyons and valleys in the West Coast. Here we have a rare, early preview of 19th century East America.
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The Canadian photographer Robert Polidori is known for his large-scale urban, interior and landscape photographs, and is mostly known for the size of his images as his subjects often revolve around the architecture of prestigious museums.
This talented Chicago-based artist and a freelance photographer amazed us with her work from the very start. Clarissa Bonet is inspired by the structures of the city, their impact on the body and she enjoys exploring aspects of the urban space in different contexts.
Shrouded in darkness and mist, the natural world during nighttime is like an alternative reality of a once familiar place. Everything just doesn't look as what they seem, and photographer Mika Suutari plans to see and capture the evening's entirety.
Young photographer Jamie Hawkesworth's works have been on the cover five years after his debut on photography, and he's become a favorite among the fashion world. Here is a review of his young work from his beginner days to now.
Photography vlogger Ted Forbes from "Art of Photography" starts 2018 with his top 7 monographs for every photographer to take inspiration from. The books range from old, iconic photographers,, famous contemporary photographers to new, non-famous shooters.
This week's featured Lomographer hails from Baguio City, Philippines. As a passionate analogue shooter, she frames the world in soft colors and hazy light leaks which lend a nostalgic atmosphere to her photographs. Get to know our Newcomer of the Week in this brief interview.
Jacob James is a British travel and cultural documentary photographer who captures the people and places of the world in a beautiful light, both visually and conceptually. He shares his experiences from his perspective as both artist and teacher.
For vintage portraitists, no one can ever go wrong with Edward Curtis, the American photographer, and ethnologist whose coverage of the American West and Native American peoples continue to be one of the most significant works and oeuvre of an artist in American history.