Move over, selfies. The art of taking one's self portrait has been a long-running tradition, and if you want to raise your "selfie" game, why not relearn the rubrics and depth of self-portraiture?
Everyone does it. Painters do it, photographers do it. Even musicians and writers do it. What sets the artist apart from the mere selfie-taker is the artist has pretty much thought out how he would want to be seen in an image or artwork. Believe it or not, many photographers and painters interpret their "self-portraiture" in surrealism or abstraction.
While in the technical sense, self-portraiture is a likeness of your physical being, but firstly, it should be a reflection of your soul. Watch this inspiring video from Ted Forbes.
Self-portraiture has been around since classical painting. There's motivation and story behind each. For International Women's Day 2017, we look into the self-portraits taken by renowned women photographers and find out the narrative behind them.
The human face has been a never-ending study since the beginning of art history. Recognition has been part of the study, and mostly, it's the most defining, prominent figures of public life that are under artistic examinations. Photography does it as well.
Self-portraiture is synonymous to experimenting and getting to know one's self, it's a classic tradition of art history, but it never fails to be beautiful. And such is Rimel Neffati, who finds amusement within herself, through photography, red lipstick, masks, crowns, and flowers.
Contrary to popular belief, photo editing has been around since the early days of photography. The only difference is it's been used sparsely. There' a reason why the majority of old photographs are more appealing.
Collage has been around since the invention of paper in China, and it has evolved throughout history. The earliest and most familiar point is when Surrealists and Dadaists began adapting the technique in photography. Here, we have today's trends on contemporary collage.
We had a pleasure of chatting with Sasha Guseynova, young photographer from Moscow, whose stunning work is all about capturing the beauty of the moment. She started exploring the world of photography seven years ago and she has been doing an amazing job capturing emotions ever since.
Instant photography has come a long way, and the excitement is not slowing down anytime soon. Even when the convenience of digital is just a few taps and swipes away, the world of instant continues to flourish with amazing developments to keep instant snapping fresh and cool.
Lomography has been friends with Portugal. the Man for a long time. Most recently we saw them popping by to chat at Lomography NYC about testing the Lomo'Instant Square. These guys are chock full of good vibes and love of photography, check out their thoughts on our latest instant hit!
If there's anything we can all agree on, it's that we all love to eat, especially good food. So much that they even inspire us in our art. Allow Susan Bright to walk us through with the fascinating and whimsical history of food photography.