The photobook Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat is an excellent example of what you can do documenting your subject over time. 13 years of photographs have gone into the book showing the relationship of Misao and her kitten with mismatched eyes. The photos are lovely and intimate, and heart-warming.
I’ve been sitting on this link for a couple of weeks I need to just get it out there (on the off chance you haven’t seen it by now): wonderful portraits, and an excellent concept: humanæ.
This is a wonderful cardboard fashion shoot, I wish I knew when I had originally saved the link… by now perhaps you’ve already seen it?
I an Ruhter has converted a van into camera in which he does wet plate photography. The images are stunning and the concept is just amazing. I have a hard time saying anything more than just “Wow!” More images here
SILVER & LIGHT from Ian Ruhter on Vimeo.
Since I often find myself in completely in my head and over critical of my work, my ideas or other photographers and their ideas which is why I found Allen Murabayashi’s rant on PetaPixel refreshing: there is a lot going on out there and a lot of it is amazing! I need to make more amazing things too: Less whinging, more winging it!
Apparently I started to post this link back in December and failed to hit publish. It’s been nearly a month but they’re still good photos: I really enjoyed Tom Hussey’s series of photographs on the subject of Alzheimer’s. A meticulously staged and executed concept.
This recently made a big splash in the web. And I think it really highlights what I think is important and valuable about photography. She also has a follow up due to the response to the original post here. I know I am currently in a place personally where my status as a “professional” photographer is in flux: I’ve had to return to school and I am working on alternative career paths to provide for my family and our debt load but I found the piece touching and inspiring to continue making memories for those that I have the good fortune to be able to work for.
The New isn’t quite here yet (I guess it technically still has a couple of days). However, these 2011 National Geographic Photos contest winners make gorgeous wallpapers.
Imminent finals and the poorly named “dead week” are currently eating into my coherency. But I really liked this Star Wars themed engagement shoot. How much fun was that?
I know I blew up the website but will you cut me some slack if I share this gorgeous set of time lapse photos shot from the International Space Station?
Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.