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Dark and Intimidating

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Photographer Jonathan Andrew set out to photograph some of the concrete residues of World War II. Bunkers. These bunkers are scattered around the Netherlands and other places in Europe. His long exposure photos deliver an impact that somehow suits the time period in which the bunkers where used. Dark and intimidating. Almost like the feeling one would have when being at war. A great reminder that Europe has been free of war for almost 70 years. If you look around in the world at other continents, one can’t say the same. Let use Jonathan’s work as a reminder and as an inspiration for great photography.

Jonathan Andrew’s website: www.jonathanandrewphotography.com

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Gravity Defying Photography

Li Wei is a true artist and he manage to amaze and inspire many with his work. This video shows us how Li Wei works.

Li Wei’s website: www.liweiart.com

Photography Websites

A couple of websites I like to visit. No top 10. Just a couple of sites that are worth a visit if you are into photography. I sum them up in this list to make the internet just a little bit more structured 🙂

Luminance | The intersection of business, technology, culture & photography 

PetaPixel | Blog about photography geared towards tech-savvy photo-enthusiasts

500 Photographers by Pieter Wisse | Showcasing photographers’ projects till number 500 has been reached

TED.com | Ideas worth spreading, Not always on photography but still quite interesting.

Photo Booth: The NewYorker | Blog on photography

GUP magazine | Guide to Unique Photography

I Love That Photo | Photography magazine

Can you find Momo?

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We all know the children’s books Where’s Waldo or similar books in which you had to find somebody or something. For Andrew Knapp and his dog Momo this was an idea to match. With the popular photography service Instagram they set out to create some of those Where’s Waldo types of photographs. Very creative and fun.

Andrew Knapp’s Instagram website: instagram.com/andrewknapp

Merry Xmas and an Artful New Year!

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I would like wish everyone a merry christmas and a very very good new year! I will be back in 2o13 with lots of interesting photography. See you in 2013!!!

Joey L’s Holy Men

Above the video shot during a visit to India by Joey L and his crew. He visited India to continue his series Holy Men. A portrait series of the men that leave their ordinary and material lives behind and set out to find spirituality. A truly wonderful series. As they put it themselves, they photograph something that seems ancient but is non the less happening in the present. If I think of India, I think busy places, noises, all kinds of aromas. But the photographs by Joey shows a peacefulness. Perhaps the spiritual lives of these Holy Men resonates through the photography of Joey L.

Joey L’s website: www.joeyl.com

Plastic Pacific

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The natural world is probably the most photographed subject there is. And the natural world below the ocean surface still holds many secrets. But this natural world is under constant attack. Under attack by us. Pollution is one of the biggest unnatural phenomenas that is invading the habitat of many living organisms. To bring more attention to this issue, photographer Kim Preston created the series Plastic Pacific. In which she shows sea life acted out by plastic objects. As if the war on territory has been won by the plastic creations of men. I believe her message comes across in a very creative and effective way. It makes you think about not only sea life but perhaps also about your own behavior. Kim Preston was inspired by the so called Pacific Trash Vortex. An area of about the size of Texas which is floating in the North Pacific Ocean.

Kim Preston’s website: photography.kp-creative.com

100!

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Today is a memorable day for me: Article number 100!

What started as a passion project, to share my passion of photography, has developed into a blog with many visitors. Just shy of 20.000. And from all around the world. I’d like to thank all you photography enthusiasts for coming to PforPHOTO!

I started this blog to see how it would turn out. And seeing that many others are intereseted in the art of photography I am planning to keep on going. I would also like to use this moment to ask for your input. If anyone has anything that they would like to see on PforPHOTO please let me know! I’m also looking for guest bloggers to create posts for PforPHOTO. So if you have a keen eye for wonderful photography and know how to write about it, please let me know. You can email me or just leave a comment.

Again thank you and I hope to see you again on PforPHOTO! 🙂

Femke’s World

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Femke van Veen’s project 365 was featured earlier on PforPHOTO. Last month her 365 blog has reached over 10.000 visitors. On behalf of PforPHOTO I would like to congratulate Femke on this milestone! The project is still ongoing since the 365 days haven’t been reached. So many more wonderful photographs to come.  Please check it out if you can find the time. Femke really has a creative mind and knows how to transfer her ideas and experiences into wonderful photographs. Below both the link to her portfolio website and her blog.

365 blog: femkevanveen.blogspot.nl

Femke’s website: www.femkevanveen.com

I Like the Way You Move

Nudes have always been and always will be an inspiration for artists. The photographs by Shinichi Maruyama shows us nudes in a totally new and abstract way. Pablo Picasso tried to show us faces from different angles in one painting. His cubism showed us an abstraction of time and place. Maruyama shows us a figure in different movements and from different sides, all at the same time, in what single shot. The figure on the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual images of a dancer. This gives us a gracefulness of a moving, perhaps dancing figure. Nudes that have almost become fluid. In this series Nude Maruyama continues an ongoing body of work of gracefulness in movement. Before this it was paint and water, now the human figure. He might have stumbled upon a new style that we could call Fluidsism. But new style or not, the photographs are wonderful and make for something quite unique.

Shinichi Maruyama’s website: www.shinichimaruyama.com

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