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March 8th, 2013
March 4th, 2013
Friends of the band. All Images © Matt Rainwaters
Matt Rainwaters is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Austin. Growing up he listened to punk rock music, went to concerts and photographed bands, so it’s only natural Rainwaters came back to his roots shooting the Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) in November 2012. Rainwaters says “I don’t like shooting side stage. I’ve always thought that bands should be shot from the crowd’s perspective … adding portraits into the work adds another level of production and intimacy to the project.”
Rainwaters will continue the project during Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival which starts today. He will be asking concert-goers to stop by his new studio for a quick portrait session. “My studio is right in the middle of the chaos so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Follow Rainwaters and other photographers via Instagram throughout the SXSW festival @mattrainwaters (Matt Rainwaters), @spacecaseps (Casey Dunn), @jimmyakim (Jimmy Kim), @hayden_dean (Hayden Spears), @jaybsauceda (Jay B Sauceda), @billsallans (Bill Sallans), @pagespagespages (Jessica Pages), @keithdavisyoung (Keith Young), @genitempo (Matt Genitempo), @jessswilliamson (Jess Williamson). Follow SXSW on Twitter @sxsw #sxsw. (more…)
February 19th, 2013
Ringo, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, 2012
The series of photographs by Charlotte Dumas called Anima was commissioned by and recently exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and is comprised of portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. Dumas photographed these animals in their stalls as they relaxed and moved towards sleep after a day of work. Exposed only with available light, these pictures are both powerful and intimate. She has also created a video work that will be screened in the project gallery portraying the animals as they drift in and out of sleep. Anima is on view at the Julie Saul Gallery until March 9, 2013.
For more, see PDN’s article about this exhibition: A Fine-Art Approach to Photographing Animals
February 15th, 2013
All images © Adam Amengual
Adam Amengual‘s series, “I Survived Skatopia,” documents a small skateboard/anarchist commune in Rutland, Ohio. Every June around 500 people from all over the United States gather in southern Ohio to participate in Bowl Bash – four days of of music, skating and debauchery. In these portraits, the participants are pulled away from the chaos, if only for a minute. Amengual’s series “Homies” placed in the “personal” category of the 2012 PDN Photo Annual and was the winner of the Sony Emerging Photographer Award.
The 2013 PDN Photo Annual’s extended deadline is today! For more information and to enter the context, visit: http://www.pdnphotoannual.com/
February 14th, 2013
All images © Trevor Traynor
“Throughout my travels and transit time to and from shoots I started using the iPhone camera to scout locations and collect inspirational content for potential projects. I shot my first newsstand near Broadway and Morris Stretts in New York City and immediately found myself stopping to take portraits at every stand I passed. I’m drawn to the vibrant organized colors and compact product placement that provides an instant time stamp via magazine covers and headlines. The New York City newsstand is a staple in the Big Apple and its perfect square structure is an immediate attraction to the composition fanatic in me. The iPhone has a great dynamic range and its unobtrusive ability lets me shoot with a lot more ease. Paired with editing apps such as Snapseed & PicFx, the end-product emulates the qualities of my favored Hasselblad. I revisited a handful of newsstands with different cameras, and although each camera delivers its own advantage, the iPhone is my current first choice. This project is ongoing and recently I was able to expand the collection to kiosks in Barcelona and Paris.” –Courtesy of Trevor Traynor
To see more of the “NewsStand Project,” visit Traynor’s Instagram feed @ishootpeople or #NewstandprojectbyTrevorTraynor.
La Brasserie de l’Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1994. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.
Photojournalist Peter Turnley, whose images have appeared on the cover of Newsweek 43 times and who is best known for his career covering conflict, also has a softer side. He has been documenting life in his “adopted home” of Paris since 1975–making images that explore love in the City of Lights. He explains that if “there were any justification for trying to bring greater attention to those suffering from oppression [and various forms of injustices],” it would be to also show that “life is beautiful.” In the 1980s he assisted Robert Doisneau, the French photojournalist and creator of the famous “Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (The Kiss)“ photograph and says he is “proud to continue to underline the ongoing universal theme of beauty and romance and love” in his work. He is currently working on compiling his “French Kiss” series of nearly 40 years of work into a book with the same title.
To read more about his week-long street photography workshops, visit this link. For updates on his work, visit his Facebook page.