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.
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.
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.
There's something therapeutic about the work of landscape photographer Jake Horn. Is it the serene view? The natural beauty of the outdoors? Or the way he pursues his passion to capture remarkable photographs?
American photographer Ansel Adams remains one of the most renowned photographers today, and his photographs of American landscape and wilderness are iconic.. But there is more to Adams as a photographer. Turning away from mountain ranges, he also documented the WWII Manzanar relocation.
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.
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A few months ago we set up a series of competitions asking you to submit your best shots representing different cities from all over the world. The winners were chosen and the UK team set to work on the 8.5 meter Ganton St Lomowall.
It's just like any other night for New York-based photographer Daniel Schaefer. In the city streets of New York, he and his model who goes by Dove Mother grab some dumplings for dinner, with the side salad of night photography using the handy Lomo'Instant Square.