Alessandro Cima

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Walking Photographer

Project info<p>Like the Haiku, I think that Street Photography needs no explanation.<p>Just like these Japanese poems are composed by very few words. Also street photography is often most effective when it builds on a few human or graphic elements.<p>The street photographer draws from reality to create …

Street Photography

Abstractions

Project info<p>While street photography is often used to document "life as it is," I often reject this pursuit and use the streets as a canvas to capture and create my own view of the world and of art. Usually, this comes in the form of using the camera or the frame to "abstract" my subject(s). The …

7 Street Photography Rules That Should Be Broken

There is an all-too-common path that many people follow when they begin to practice street photography. They grab their camera, go to the busiest …

Newspaper Rejects Foo Fighters Photo Contract, Will Buy Fan Photos Instead

There’s a revolution brewing in the world of concert photography. After photographer Jason Sheldon penned a viral open letter to speak out against …

Andre D. Wagner’s Street Photos of Life in Brooklyn

One of the most popular photographers we’ve featured recently is street photographer Andre D. Wagner. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Wagner now …

FACES: European Portrait Photography since 1990 - Photographs from the selected artists of FACES: European Portrait Photography since 1990 | LensCulture

<i>Editors’ Note: This is an excerpt from the excellent introduction to the exhibition’s catalogue. It was written by the show’s curator, Frits Gierstberg, who is also the head curator at the</i> <i>Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. If you enjoy these pictures or his words, we strongly recommend seeing the</i> …

Selections from Dennis Hopper's Trove of Drugstore Camera Photos

The name Dennis Hopper often lends itself to certain associations: movie star, drug culture icon, Hollywood villain, and legend. But among these, …

photography videos and podcast

Podcasting

No Justice/No Peace: Baltimore Streets - Photographs and text by Nima Taradji | LensCulture

Baltimore, Maryland was the scene of civil unrest in April and May 2015. It all started with the evidently unprovoked death of a young black man, named Freddie Gray, which was caused by six police officers: three of whom were white and three who were black. I drove to the City to experience first …

Crown-Giver: Exploring Female Dreams - Photographs and text by Tahmineh Monzavi | LensCulture

After a month of imprisonment, Tahmineh Monzavi’s vision altered. She began examining her surroundings and her society differently. After a year-long absence from photography, she began “All about me; nicknamed Crown-Giver,” in which she uses a beauty pageant as a visual metaphor. The series …

Watch Syrian Film Collective Abounaddara's Arresting Digital Shorts

In April 2011, one month after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on protesters led to an all-out uprising against the regime, the Syrian …

The Tired and Nothing: Animation by Bahare Tabatabaei Masouleh

Bahare Tabatabaei Masouleh is a filmmaker in Tehran, Iran. This piece about a woman who remembers her dreams of childhood is entirely hand animated.

Animation

Magical Dead Sunstroke Valley Film Screening in Los Angeles

My latest film, ‘The Magical Dead Sunstroke Valley,’ will have its first gallery screening at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA). It will …

Los Angeles

Infants of the Old Dreams: Animated Fragment by Myrrha Jamil

Filmmaker Myrrha Jamil is working on a new film about the iboga, the sacred visionary plant of West Africa. Looks and sounds great so far.

The Egyptian Pyramids: Animated Short

The students at the French computer graphics and animation school, Supinfocom made this amusing little animated film.<p>It was directed by Corentin …

Animation

Transformers Generation: Wild Robot Action Fan Film by Harris Loureiro

Filmmaker Harris Loureiro went to the store and bought himself a bunch of robot toys. Then he made a Transformers movie. It’s a wild, action-packed …

The Alchemist’s Letter: Animation by Carlos Andre Stevens

Student Academy Award® finalist Carlos Andre Stevens made this beautiful short animated film about a man who invents a machine powered by his own …

Animation

Monsanto House of the Future in 1957 Tomorrowland

This is more interesting than it looks. Monsanto – yes, that evil company that takes dirt and turns it into a lawyer – worked with Disney to build a …

Home Building

Fantastic Visual Explorations in the Films of Michele Smith

Filmmaker Michele Smith has been exploring the relationships between film and video for many years. Her work is – to say the least – brilliant and …

Film Festivals

Shooting Free Portraits on the Streets of SF for Twelve Hours Straight

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, I stood on Valencia Street in San Francisco for 12 hours and offered free portraits to anyone that passed by. I’ll share …

50 street photographers you should follow in 2015

Apr<p>2015<p>Posted by alexcoghe on 16 Apr 2015 / 27 Comments<p><b>Please note: this is not a list of influential street photographers by the moment just the</b> …

Woman Pointing Smartphone Camera at Police Has It Snatched and Smashed

Here’s a video that’s causing an uproar among those who care about photographers’ rights. It’s a 53-second clip recorded on April 19th that shows an …

Cinematic Photographs of the Urban Space

Clarissa Bonet recently earned her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. She is currently living and working in Chicago.<p><b>How did your</b> …

The Worlds First Hyperlapse, Shot in 1995 on a Bolex 16mm Film Camera

Hyperlapses, or timelapses with the camera traveling great distances, have become all the rage these days, but have you ever wondered how far back …

Bedroom Portraits: Visions of the Outside World

Picture Stories<p>Back in 1996, photographer and artist Marja Pirila was making a lot of environmental portraits. “Environmental” is photography-speak for images of people where the space around them provides context to who they are. But something was about to revolutionize the way Pirila made her …

’30 Churches in 30 Days’: Photographer Captures Humble Places of Worship in Los Angeles

Many think of Los Angeles as a place of glamour, materialism and excess. While the national image of the City of Angels may be one of bright colors …

Here's What Los Angeles Looked Like In The 1980s

Last year Los Angeles Magazine looked back at the 1980s, the decade they declare changed L.A. They focus more on the lighter side of things—the …

Photographer Charles Peterson Captured the Birth of Grunge Music in Seattle

Charles Peterson is known for being one of the primary photographers on the forefront of the grunge music scene when it emerged from the Seattle …

The Secret Garden: Photographer Builds an Elaborate Set in Her Attic for Surreal Portraits

Since last year, Canadian photographer Daniela Majic has been working on an ongoing series titled “Secret Garden.” It’s a collection of surreal …

Photographer Documents Mississippi’s Old School Blues Musicians

For his series <i>Portraits of the Blues</i>, photographer Lou Bopp captures the last remaining Mississippi delta Blues musicians of the previous era. Since …