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Artist Uses 150-Year-Old Photography Technique to Create These Chilling Images

Victorian pictures of corpses and pale nudes mingle with contemporary images made with the photography precursor.<p>In an ode to antique image capture, two black snakes squirm and crawl over a bare mattress, a deceased baby lies peacefully in her cradle, and a nude wind-swept woman seems straight out …

Landscape Photography

The eyes of the city: 20 years of street photography – in pictures

From 1977 to 2001, photographer Richard Sandler regularly walked the streets of New York and Boston, capturing all that the streets had to offer<p>The Eyes of the City by Richard Sandler is published by powerHouse books

Street Photography

10 Mysterious Ancient Tattoos

Tattoos are one of the most ancient forms of body art. But because tattoos exist on flesh and are quick to rot, only rare examples have survived from …

Photographer Uses the Golden Ratio to Compose Cinematic Images Full of Drama

As an art student, Jon Sparkman was introduced to the Rule of Thirds, which are guidelines for how to compose an image. Essentially, the picture is divided into a grid, and the intersecting points are where the impactful parts of the picture should take place. Sparkman, however, makes use of its …

Berlin photographer's first show in L.A. carries a strange potency

In one of the engrossing photographs in Carina Brandes' show at the Venice gallery Team (Bungalow), a naked young woman straddles a tire in the rubble of a lot in the dark. Her bone-white back curves over the wheel, her hair streams forward in a wavy jumble, and her arms blur with the animal …

The Arts

Wet plate collodion portraits that will make you lose sense of space and time

In this digital era where moments are captured at the click of a button, photographs are losing their value as artistic objects. Paris-born Spanish …

I Created A Series Of Self-Portraits Using My Hands To Represent Different Emotions Of Depression

I’m Mike Alegado, a fine art and conceptual photographer in Philippines. I myself have been battling depression and it comes and goes without …

Graphic Design

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

The 5 most beautiful streets in Philly

Curbed Philly readers weighed in on the most beautiful streets in Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, these five iconic streets came out on top.<p>200-300 block of Delancey Street, Society Hill<p>There's no denying the allure of Society Hill, with its mix of Federalist and Greek Revival-style rowhomes lining …

Using Angles to Get Better Portraits

There’s a lot to think about when creating a portrait - the lighting, the camera settings, and the shoot location to name but a few. Of course, you …

Body Language

Haunting photos show a ghost town destroyed by nuclear disaster Fukushima, and the residents who dared to go back

The devastating string of events caused thousands of deaths, and over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in the Fukushima Daiichi area.<p>Photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression were on the ground on the days after the diaster, documenting the horrific events — but their …

Etymology

Creating the Photograph: Debabrata Ray's "The Red Girl"

<i>Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers teach you about how they concepted an image, shot it, and edited it. The series has</i> …

Tutorials

John Dykstra: Developing a Dark and Expressive Creative Vision

<i>All images by John Dykstra. Used with permission.</i><p>“When I finally picked up photography, I knew well my intentions to be an artist, and that if I were …

Creativity

Collection for TMHEU

Photo Series Highlights “Blaxicans” Who Bridge Two Communities

Walter Thompson-Hernandez’s "Blaxicans of L.A." spotlights the Afro-Latino experience.<p>In his essay "’Blaxicans’ and Other Reinvented Americans,” Richard Rodriguez writes that “The immigrant, in mythic terms, travels from the outermost rind of America to the very center of American mythology.” The …

Black Lives Matter

1,400-Year-Old Gingko Tree Sheds a Spectacular Ocean of Golden Leaves

Once a year, this towering 1,400-year-old tree showcases a transition into fall in a spectacular way—its thousands of leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. Located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China, this brilliant autumnal display …

‘Genesis’ is Photographer Sebastião Salgado’s ‘Love Letter to the Planet’

For <i>Genesis</i>, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado traveled to thirty two of the most wild regions in the world, thriving areas that have …

Interview: Stunning Infrared Portraits Document Indigenous Tribal Cultures of the World

Barefoot nomads roaming the desert; tribe members laughing together, their faces covered in paint; youths on horseback galloping across Tibetan plains–these are the subjects of <i>Still Points in a Turning World</i>, a fascinating series by photographer Terri Gold that documents the few indigenous tribal …

Indigenous Peoples

Hot Talent (16 photos)

As an aspiring photographer, I hope to one day shoot as well as 28-year-old Alex Lim. Looking at his shots, it's apparent that he has a sharp eye, as he does a fantastic job balancing color, shadow, lighting, and clarity. Lim perfectly frames his shots, while finding some awesome backdrops. Based …

San Francisco

Scottish Historian Finds a Lost Sherlock Holmes Story by Arthur Conan Doyle While Searching Around in His Attic

<i>The Book o’ the Brig</i><p>A Scottish historian named Walter Elliot recently unearthed a “lost” Arthur Conan Doyle story while he was looking around in his …

Faith and Doubt

Hair

Wind

Why Debunking Myths About Vaccines Hasn’t Convinced Dubious Parents

Seventeen years ago, a physician in the UK published a study of twelve children who had been given the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. It implied a scary correlation between the vaccine and autism. But upon both further investigation and further clinical studies, the original finding was …

10 Deadly Street Gangs of the Victorian Era

<i>A street gang with style: the Peaky Blinders | Image: West Midlands Police Museum</i><p>If you've ever seen Scorsese's historical epic <i>Gangs of New York</i>, …

10 Branding Secrets for Photographers

Get your free guide now<p>This guide will be emailed to you as a PDF. We won’t sell or distribute your email address. It’s protected by monsters, …