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Romain Laurent is out of this planet, so please check his website for more joy.

ROMAIN LAURENT IS A FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER AND DIRECTOR CURRENTLY BASED IN NEW YORK CITY. HE STUDIED PRODUCT DESIGN AT THE ENSAAMA NATIONAL SCHOOL OF APPLIED ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT GOBELINS AND IS NOW SPECIALIZED IN CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY, MOVING IMAGE AND SHORT MOVIES.

HE HAS WORKED GLOBALLY WITH TOP BRANDS, AGENCIES AND MAGAZINES INCLUDING XBOX, HILTON, AXE, COCA-COLA, GOOGLE, NISSAN, TBWA, PUBLICIS, SAATCHI, Y&R, LLR, BBH, BSSP, CHI&PARTNERS, GQ, WAD, WIRED… ROMAIN ALSO RECEIVED THE YOUNG GUN X AWARD FROM THE ART DIRECTORS CLUB OF NEW YORK. HE CURRENTLY WORKS ON HIS “LOOPS” WEEKLY PROJECT WHICH CAN BE SEEN AS A FRANK STEP TOWARD THE VIDEO FIELD THAT HE IS TAKING OVER WITH THE SAME CONCEPTUAL IDENTITY.

Here are some of his videos.

Please enjoy 🙂

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Shōmei Tōmatsu is one of most sophisticated photographers in Japan.

His delicate pictures bring you to a a parallel world even being in front of your eye in a rude way.

In 1959, Tōmatsu formed Vivo with Eikoh Hosoe and Ikkō Narahara two magnificent photographers working in black and white mainly. Two years later, his and Ken Domon’s book Hiroshima–Nagasaki Document 1961, on the effects of the atomic bombs, was published to great acclaim. He had exhibitions in the main museum in USA and more countries.

The American invasion was an important aspect into his photography view, he was looking for that moment initially only in black and white but he fall in love with the colorful Okinawa once he arrived; colors in photography came in the 70’s, he refused to go back into monochrome.

Okinawa was a colorful landscape where he became alive until his dead.

Here some short video where you can appreciate his art.

When I saw these pictures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlWQJqqPwHw, I simply felt peace… and a massive visual satisfaction.

But the photography called “Sirico en el Sahara” from 1965, Ortiz Echague is incredibly beautiful, well all of them.

It brings me back to the fantastic Arab poetry full in elegant and deep writting. Please do not ask me why.

So here is a poem, I hope you enjoy it.

LIFE by W.A Clouston 1881

LIKE sheep, we’re doomed to travel o’er
The fated track to all assigned;
These follow those that went before,
And leave the world to those behind.

As the flock seeks the pasturing shade,
Man presses to the future day;
While Death, amidst the tufted glade,
Like the dun robber, * waits his prey.

We are constantly using our smart devices to capture images for different reasons any single day; but how may of us really appreciate it?

Photography has being getting better since the beginning in the 17th century.

So in order o understand the process let’s jump together into the story and some nice details.

The word photography comes from two Greek words meaning “light” and “drawing.” Photography is the process and the art of creating fixed images using the action of light on a chemically prepared surface.

The history of photography has roots in remote antiquity with the discovery of the principle of the camera obscura and the observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. As far as is known, nobody thought of bringing these two phenomena together to capture camera images in permanent form until around 1800, when Thomas Wedgwood made the first reliably documented although unsuccessful attempt. In the mid-1820s, Nicéphore Niépce succeeded, but several days of exposure in the camera were required and the earliest results were very crude.

Niépce’s associate Louis Daguerre went on to develop the daguerreotype process, the first publicly announced photographic process, which required only minutes of exposure in the camera and produced clear, finely detailed results. It was commercially introduced in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography.

So that sound pretty simple, but it really works?

Let’s start with the basic camera.

Here is a simple video to build the cheapest camera in the Universe.

I hope you can use it as a present or to have a nice time with children’s.

Past & Present by Kerényi Zoltán

Kerényi Zoltán is a excellent Hungarian photographer, who bring the magic combination between past and present in his pictures.

The pictures were mainly taken in Hungary and a big percent are done in Budapest.

He perfectly knows the city by hand and you can easily see it on the combinations with the right shot.

His passion for old photographs brought the idea for this original project.

On his FB profile you can see many of them and some of their exhibitions. You can find him on FB like Ablak a múltra that means Window to the past.

Fukumaru (“God of fuku”(good fortune) + “maru”(circle)”)

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw

But I could easyly add love to an animal-friend, and you can see it on these pictures taken by Miyoko Ihara.

I am feeling incredibly happy to see such a commitment for this project and the love between them.

While the winter is keeping me indoors, and my body is refusing to move at all.
I have discovered by chance beautiful program for those in love with photography.

The nicer thing is to see that any single person is able to have different faces, I mean Model and Photographer, etc…

No limit is accepted! we can fail without trying but is the fact of being of hitting the road that brings color to our life.