Matt Mawson does a fantastic job capturing Coney Island, New York CIty's perfect escape for children and families. I love the choice of color and saturation in these photos. It's not quite the bright and shiny colorful escape you would use to higlight a place, but it works well in this series.
Matt on this project:
"I really don't know what to say in that time was quite tight when I went there on a really hot day last summer and the method of picture taking is generally the same whatever I do. I come from a photo-journalist background so I shoot quite rapidly darting from one place to another shooting whenever an opportunity presents itself which sometimes means shooting from the hip as it were. I am always on the lookout for a person wandering into a scene that may catch my eye and sometimes hoping for an unexpected moment or a happy accident and I sometimes place myself somewhere graphically pleasing expecting something to happen. The images taken of Coney Island funfair from the subway were shot from the hip at speed as I saw the scene flash passed and was lucky they worked, But I suppose long experience working in some dangerous places means you have to kind of see things out the corner of your eye and react. So many images have been shot at Coney Island so you have to try and do something different otherwise why bother.
Coney Island, to me, suggests a kind of down at heal location and colourless but fascinating all the same as it has been alluded to in so many songs and images so in post production I de-saturated the images a bit and added a fair amount of contrast an added a slight sepia tone to the shadows until I got what you see. I used there a Canon 5d2 and a bit of fill-flash from a small Canon speedlight, forgotten the name but the smallest they do."
Photographer Markus Reugels creates these amazing water drop shots using a handmade custom wood rig. Everything from the viscosity to the temperature of the water can affect the shot. He often spends hundreds of hours trying to capture the perfect image. In my opinion, they are worth the effort!
On a pevious post you'll remember Joseph Holmes capturing these taxis lined up along West Forty-third Street in New York. This time, Holmes found a lone woman in a yellow dress walking along West Nineteenth Street. The following quote is him describing his fortune in capturing this photo,"One day the woman in the yellow dress steps into my frame to humble me and remind me that all I can do is accept the gift when it's offered."
You can also find this photo in print form at 20x200.
Fran Dominguez is an Edification Engineering student from Sevilla Spain.
"I just try to make girls I shoot with feel as special as I think they are."
This is an absolutely amazing composite shot of a road leading into the Milky Way sky by Larry Landolfi. I love the contrast between dark the hilltops and the starry sky.
Here's his description:Taken in Ft. Davis, Texas ("the darkest spot in North America"). A composite of the summer Milky Way and a dirt road at the place I was staying. This photo is either #1 or #2 when you Google - Images- "Milky Way" or "The Milky Way"
These shots by Alisdair Miller make Dubai look like a city of the future. Tall buildings, flashing lights and futuristic forms are the norm. Each one looks like it was plucked straight out of a sci-fi film. If you like these, you'll love his portfolio. It's a treasure trove of great architectural photography.
The following photos are part of Pictory Magazine's Overseas and Overwhelmed story. Each photo represents a time when the picture taker was experiencing culture shock in a foreign land, and is accompanied by great stories that explain the photos. Below, you'll find some of my favorites.
Eaten Alive by Juliette Melton - This photo has a truly shocking story. Juliette's fish dish above was caught from a tank right next to the table. It was then prepared into sashimi with the half alive fish sitting along side the meal.
If you enjoyed these photos and short accompanying descriptions, I highly recommend reading all the stories at Pictory Magazine.
Have you ever wondreed what San Francisco would look like with flat streets? Dan Ng's fabulous series does just that. People and building appear to be in a strange and disoriented state. It's a fun and whimsical portrayal of city that is known for it's steep but wonderful hills.