This week it’s Magnus Osterhult’s photographs of model Besa Sand. I came across these months ago on the Trend Hunter blog and I just kind of filed them away in my blogging notes and forgot about them. These are amazing. I’m of the school of thought that the more exposed a photograph is (within reason), the better it is so these photos are right up my alley! These are inspirational because I have a photo-shoot on Monday that I’m going to try a few new things out at, so these are exactly how I want these photos to look.
The photographs themselves are perfectly composed, the model is bathed in light and complemented by the dominant white colour of it. There are also light leaks and lens flare in some photos, which, usually people would say are a defect but in these photographs, they add to the capture and overall composition of the photograph.
All images from Trend Hunter, click on the image to go to the webpage
What do you think of these photos? Are they smutty or tasteful?
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Chai Media are filming our friend whose a kayak-er next week so I’ve looked up videos for inspiration. This one is particularly amazing!
I know I’m a day behind, I was out for dinner last night and didn’t get home til late, I’ll be more diligent next week with posting on the day I’m supposed to! This week it’s “Two Of Us”, a photographic project by Fan Shi Shan. This is amazing, it’s a portrait series on people who grew up during China’s one-child policy. It is a comment on that policy and on what could have been. The photographs themselves are haunting as they could have been a reality, if the child had been born in another country.
All images from PetaPixel (click on image to go to website)
What do you think of this series? Is it a comment on China‘s policies or is too “out there” to suggest that the policy is backwards?
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Wednesday post series #4: what inspires me at the moment
This week is stop-motion photography. I’m looking to do a stop-motion photography project before the end of the summer so I’m looking up different things. This video I found on Laughing Squid is pretty epic. The movement in the video doesn’t have that “jerky” feel that stop-motion photography usually has, the movement’s are all fluid and blend well together.
This week it’s the website You Are Not A Photographer.
This isn’t so much an “inspiration” post as a “review” post. This site is AMAZING. As a photographer myself, I obviously find this hilarious but for other people it’d be hilarious too.
It’s a blog-style website, probably made with WordPress ;), it looks a little like a Tumblog (is that what you say? I don’t know, I don’t use Tumblr). People submit photographs by people who think they’re photographers but so obviously aren’t, like people who post every photo they ever take into a “Photography” album on Facebook.
Examples of awful photography include: a baby shoot, with the baby beside a food mixer, on a kitchen counter (sounds OK so far right? Wait for it…), beside this baby is a second baby… in the BOWL of the food mixer! What kind of vibe is this “Photographer” (the caption on the photo is “[Someone] Photography LLC”, who gave this person a licence?!) trying to convey? Cue dead baby jokes.
In short, this website is a goldmine on what NOT to do when photographing. One for the bookmarks, for sure.
Also, excuse the lateness of this post, my internet was down all day yesterday :(