British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron began her career as a woman behind the camera at the age of 48; she converted chicken coop into a photo studio and gathered her friends to pose as mythical or legendary figures, mostly from Arthurian myths and other heroic themes.
While Cameron's career was short, her unorthodox style (soft-focused portraits) will be carried on to history. During her time, photography was only used as a tool for science; Cameron used it for art, thus earning the ire of her critics.
Here's the story of the photographer through this video.
To photograph is to simply paint with light. Pictorialist style continues to be overpowered by its more modern realistic movements, but Swedish film photographer Kristian Jalonen is on the mission to evolve the vintage aesthetic with a more modern, colorful twist.
Solène Ballesta is a Parisian photographer who started photography at 15 years old. This talented photographer was awarded in 2014 by the special mention of the young fashion photography Picto Awards. In her shots, Solène drives us to an enchanted world. For this series, she used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens and she's telling us the story of a woman who is waiting for someone or something in her small theater and who decides to venture to the morning mist. “It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” said Oscar Wilde.
Paris is considered the birthplace of photography, and arguably the place where street photography was developed. But it flourished as a genre only in the post-war era through the Humanist photography movement. Here are photographer Sabine Weiss' street images.
Andrea Mae Perez is a Spanish-American multi-disciplinary artist.Through video, photography, and numerous artistic collabs, she's spun a captivating and multicultural world around herself. Her short film Desert-ar was showcased as part of the BFI Future Film Festival 2017's official selection.
We were amazed by her work and instantly fell in love with her summer shots. Meet Pauline Gallot, a french photographer and interior designer whose work is all about telling stories and capturing authentic moments.
The community is rife with fantastic compilations that tell not only interesting stories but also showcase the immense talent of community members at taking photographs. Take a look at the best albums that were uploaded in 2016.