This is an amazing and short TEDtalks video about how powerful image is and also how superficial it can be. Cameron Russell, a famous model breaks down what its REALLY like being a model… and goes into whats really important.
I attached the video… but if you don’t have time to watch it… at least check out these images from her talk. They really had an impact on me. On the left are her modelling photos and beside them are real photos of her in her life taken around the same time.
As a photographer and retoucher… I am constantly in battle with the world of making everyone look perfect and the world of realness. All I know is if I have a daughter… I hope she can grow up in a world where images and ideals are real, and promote healthy self image, not a distorted definition of “perfection”.
Some inspiring images.
To see more of his images, check out his website - http://www.brunodayan.com
A Human rights organization called The Society for Community Organization commissioned a series of photographs to be taken by Benny Lam to show the world what some of the cramped living conditions in Hong Kong look like.
I think this is FASCINATING!
photos from enpundit.com
See more at http://hongwrong.com/subdivided-flats-hong-kong/
This guy is GOOD!
Check out more at www.timtadder.com
I love clever simple ideas brought to life through digital manipulation.
Ad for Sinutab by JWT Venezuela
I love these Disney images created by Annie Leibovitz. Just saw a new one by her featuring Taylor Swift and thought I would share.
To see some more Disney shots by Annie Leibovitz featuring celebrities click here.
I just got back from 2 months of backpacking in India.
It was indescribable.
The sights… the insight… It was perfectly difficult.
Everyday I feel grateful.
This trip OPENED MY EYES… and I think you will be able to see that in my images.
I have about 900 hours left of going through images and editing but am anxious to share my images so I will post a couple and there will be many more images to follow.
On my second plane… during the 12th hour… I was feeling drained and the excitement that I was actually going to India was fading. But when the indian man in the window seat saw my face looking out the window… he offered to switch places. I was amazed… Mountains… poking into the clouds… completely untouched by humans. It instantly re-inspired me. Hard to explain with a picture… but here is a quick shot anyways.
Lots more photos from India coming soon.
It’s magical when 2 true artist get together and create.
Have you checked out Seequence.ca lately?
If not, you must! The site now has DAILY INTENTIONS which are sure to brighten your day and give you a boost of inspiration. I’ve collaborated with them to bring some of my photos to life with INSPIRING QUOTES.
Let’s all work together to pump each other up.
Here are a couple as a preview! Go check them out NOW! Seequence.ca
Watch this inspirational interview with the creator of The Daily Love. This guy is young, laid back and relatable. There are at least 20 genius quotes in this interview alone. If you are a starving artist, or just struggling to get where you want to be, I know this will fuel you with some faith and inspiration.
WATCH and FEEL THE LOVE!
This woman is amazing. Her style is not limited and I love that. One series is vibrant bold contrasty colors with a crazy subject and the next is a girl on the beach with a soft tone and natural beauty. I love it! It keeps me interested!
I am all fueled up on inspiration and ready to go shoot some of my own stuff.
Check out her website - Nicoline Patricia Malina
I couldn’t leave without seeing every single image.
This photographer blows my socks off! Wow.
Check out more of his work – Sven Prim
This guy is pretty amazing.
You gotta check out his work – Sigurd Grunberger
This is my favorite series of his.
Here are some portraits done by Hedi Slimane.
Click here to go to his website – Hedi Slimane
Below are portraits of Frances Bean Cobain. These are some of my favorites.
I LOVE these colorful images by Nicole Hill.
Check out more work from this awesome photographer here – Nicole Hill
Another image featured in Seequence online magazine.
Insightful and Inspirational.
Everyone sees through their own eyes with their own unique perspective.
Determined by where they are from, past experiences, things they have endured, seen, been a part of, culture, upbringing, family, society, things that make them uniquely them. We have to learn to appreciate everyones perspective… even the ones we don’t understand. Then we can truly learn from one another.
I create a lot of photos.
It’s my way of expressing ideas and feelings I have, towards humanity, individuals and myself.
This 2 image series I did is my favorite of all my work… because it took a lot of effort to create but also a lot of thinking. I had a feeling.. and tried to express it visually… and while creating it, it kept evolving… and in the finished product, it started saying more than I ever consciously thought of. I can now read these images multiple different ways and I love that. My own images here have inspired me to not only put deeper meaning into my photos… but to create images that can be read so many different ways… because just like the book of life… we all write and read different stories.
I just watched this documentary “I AM” and it is amazing. It is exactly how I feel and think and believe! Watch it…. it may surprisingly open your mind.
Here is the full documentary on youtube.
Where on the map…. do I want to go?
I have a big map on my wall with pins that I have put on places i’ve been and places i’d love to go. I just keep adding them… but at some point i’m going to have to chose between all those pins… roll up my map and pack it for my next destination…
or JOURNEY I should say.
What an exciting choice to have.
(Here is a random shot I did of pins on my map… you should put up your own map and pins… it’s so inspiring + fun!)
Sally Mann. I love this photographer for many reasons. My favorite of her work is definitely portraits of her children but looking more into her landscapes, I have a strong appreciation for them, and I love how she shoots and process’ them.
Check out these images from Sally Mann’s book Deep South.
See more at sallymann.com
I hear people say this one line all the time, it’s even been directed at me before…
” YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR PROBLEMS”
Well you know what, I think you can.
Because running away, usually implies running towards something else.
The fact is you are running into another experience, running into new lessons, new insights, sometimes even new perspectives on the “things” you were “running away from” to begin with.
And all those sound amazing… so…. why not run away? Worst it can do is give you a new perspective.
There are so many awesome images by the great Tim Walker it was hard to pick only a few! Check out his website to continue the inspiration - http://timwalkerphotography.com/