“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”-Susan P. Schutz
As a dancer, you are one with your body, with movement and with nature all around you. You utilize your surroundings to create art pieces that show feelings that words sometimes can’t express. Dancers, in the same way that flowers bloom, grow with each passing second. Their light-the new music they dance to, their water-techniques learned inside or outside their studio and the seed-the passion in their soul.
Enid, our beautiful model, dancer and performer wanted to capture the moments of a dancer on a warm summer night. The lighting during the summer time is perfect to capture the softness without loosing the brightness of the sun. Enid wanted to include flowers for their beauty as well as a representation of a dancers growth. Thank you Enid for choosing me to capture such beautiful moments.
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It’s no secret that deep within the roots of the U.S.-Mexico border lies a history that’s shared across school textbooks and documentaries; mainly known to those that live in U.S. border cities. The U.S.- Mexico border that we know today was established in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Prior to that treaty however, there used to be a border, now forgotten, that dictated Mexico’s land ownership one that limited the United States’s expansion and Manifest Destiny.
Twenty years later, the United States would claim authority over, what are now the states of, California, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico all the way to Texas. In light of restoring forgotten history a group of ambitious photographers set off on a road trip to remap the 1821 U.S.-Mexico border. Their project is named “DeLIMITations: A Survey of the 1821 United States-Mexico Border” where a 6-foot-6-inch obelisks was placed all throughout the West and the South to mark the ghost border of 1821.
As a photographer I understand the importance of restoring destroyed or lost images. There are gems hidden in every inch of this Earth and we must save and treasure as much as we possibly can. These two artists understood the importance of restoring (or at least identifying) the old border between two great nations. Of reliving history or of making it again. DeLIMITations is a great project to showcase that art is not simply a form of expression but of history itself. For art will remain even if dirt lines are erased and redrawn.
Watch their video.
To learn more about DeLIMITations project click here.
Photo: Courtesy of the artists, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Collection/Museum purchase.
Have you ever wondered why celebrities look thinner in person then they do on TV? Or why is it that when you take a picture, the camera seems to accentuate every inch of your face and/or body? In short, it’s all because of Focal Length.
I found a short informative article where photographer Dan Vojtech shot a series of 9 portraits with different millimeter lenses to explain the distortion that occurs when you increase the focal length on the image that is being captured. This is because focal length is determined by two factors: 1) how much of an image you want to capture and 2) the size of the image. The closer the image, the larger the magnification.
You can check out Dan Vojtech’s portraits here to see the difference that focal length can make on a person’s portrait. If you have any portraits of your own, or that you’ve taken, that were shot with varying focal lengths feel free to share them with us.
Image credits: Photographs by Dan Vojtech
Article Source: PetaPixel.com
“BEAUTY IS DIVERSITY AND I TRAVEL THE WORLD TO DISCOVER IT”
Michaela Noroc, a Romanian backpacker photographer, created The Atlas of Beauty
three years ago. The Atlas of Beauty is a project that focuses on photographing women around the globe. Noroc has visited more than 50 countries already where she has met incredible women and has listened to their life stories, experiences and thoughts. Michaela’s project is now known world-wide for celebrating the diversity of the world through photographs of women.
Michaela hopes to showcase and transmit to her audience that beauty knows no age, trends or colors because beauty is simply about being who you are. In a world where war and attacks are breaking out in every corner of the world it’s important to remember that yes, we are all different but rather than letting those differences tear us apart we should use them to bring us together. As a photographer, I strive to showcase the individuality of each of my models, at the end it’s not just about freezing a moment in time but capturing the richness of our own uniqueness and diversity.
- “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
— Robert Frank