Birthday Girls (photoshoots I’ve loved #18)

Apologies for not posting on Friday, I was mega busy over the weekend and just completely forgot. This week in this series, it’s an editorial from “W” magazine in Korea entitled “Birthday Girls.” Photographed by Hong Jang Hyun, the girls all wear colourful wigs and pastel dresses from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2012 collection. The set designs are reminiscent of Tim Walker or David LeCappelle. (which is probably why I liked this so much!)ImageImageImageImageImageImage

What do you think of this? Is all the colour “too much”?

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Photoshoot’s I’ve loved #12

Apologies for the lack of regular posts…. I’ve been sick and my iMac hasn’t been working properly. I called AppleCare today though, and wiped the hard drive so hopefully that will fix it and I’ll be back to regularly posting. So, now we’re on to the twelfth post in the “photoshoots I’ve loved” series. This week it’s Andoni and Arantxa’s images of Natalia Siodmiak for Elle Ukraine, April 2012. These are gorgeous photos. The editing almost makes them look like film photos and the simple design and sets just add to the overall look and feel of the photos. (Not much else to say, really!)

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Do you like these photos? What do you think?

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Monday post series #9: photoshoots I’ve loved

This week on the “Photo-shoots I’ve loved” series is “Wahkan, An Other Afghanistan” shot by French photographers Fabrice Najari and Cedric Houin. This is a series concentrating on Wahkan, a province in Afghanistan. The photographers first photographed their subjects with Impossible Project instant film and then handed them the Polaroid to photograph them again. The photographs of the subjects themselves are in black and white, while the Polaroid is in color. This emphasizes the photograph and, I think, the fact that most of these people have never been photographed before, or have even seen a camera. Adding to this is the fact that in some photos, the subjects are looking away or hiding their faces as though embarrassed or afraid, others stare straight into the lens determinedly.

What do you think of these images? Is it fair that some subjects look physically uncomfortable having their photograph taken and the photographers proceeded with it anyway?

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Monday post series #8: photoshoots I’ve loved

 

Apologies for not posting on Friday. I was mega busy filming and I didn’t have a chance to sit down and write a post. Anyway, without further ado, here’s the eighth post in the “Photo shoots I’ve loved” series (can’t believe I’ve done this for two months already…). This week it’s “Calla Lily” by JP Terlizzi. This is a fine art photography series on a lily (obviously ;)) and it’s amazing. The photographs are lit by a single flash unit and are in black and white. They depict one single lily in a new, fresh, unfamiliar way.

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Do you like this series?

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Monday post series #6: photoshoots I’ve loved

 

This week it’s Michael Ostermann’s fashion illustrations. These are amazing, they are both disturbing (some models have their mouths sewn shut) and beautiful at the same time. The digital effects Ostermann used contrast with the model and give a surreal look to the photos. A crown of thrones in some photos point to a Christian theme.ImageImageImageImageImage

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What do you think of these? Did Ostermann go “too far” when manipulating these?

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Monday post series #5: photoshoots I’ve loved

On first glance, these look like mixed media rather than photo manipulations. The viewer looks first at the shape of the face and then at the face itself, which is slightly disconcerting, as we want the face to look like a face and it doesn’t. These photos are not immediately recognizable as self-portraits and I think this is what adds to their appeal.

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What do you think of over manipulated photographs? Do you think this is too much manipulation?

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