The big picture: projecting success

August 3, 2012

Windsor Castle is being illuminated with images of rowers past and present, including Sir Steve Redgrave, to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Rowing competition at nearby Eton Dorney.

Modernist Cuisine

January 10, 2012

I have to confess, even I am a little surprised to be posting about food. It’s not that often that you stumble across a recipe book that really does stop you in your tracks and makes you say ‘wow’!

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking is one of those recipe books.

It’s a surprising book in many ways. Surprising that the world needs a six-volume, 2,438-page set of books (des­tined to rein­vent cook­ing – according to its authors). Surprising that you could reinvent food photography in such a powerful way. Surprising that you’d want to part with £311.05 for the pleasure of owning it. And, perhaps most surprising that one of its authors is an ex Microsoft chief tech­nol­ogy offi­cer – DR. Nathan Myhrvold.

So would I want to own a copy? Unsurprisingly – heck yes, it looks beautiful!

Bing picturing 2011

December 22, 2011

As we approach the end of yet another year, there’s an inescapable opportunity for some sympathetic musing of the past 12 months and some serious crystal ball gazing into what the future may hold. There’s plenty of both around at the moment!

Taking the former approach, Bing Canada has launched a simple, yet well crafted, campaign – bingphotos2011.ca. The site is an interactive animated gallery recapping on a year’s worth of photos from the Bing homepage (one of the elements that the brand uses to set itself apart).

The campaign site itself has been created to make use of HTML5, and allows the user to take a little break from all that searching, and scroll back through the ‘year in pictures’ using a nice little date-driven scroll bar feature.

The images you discover are great, and certainly help to compliment your serious searching with some delightful day-dreaming. Whilst the campaign never loses sight of its purpose – the Bing search box is always available – the interest is all about the photography, and with social media integration, photo fans can easily ‘like’ their favourite photo or share it on their social network of choice.

A simple idea, but one that shouts “we’re not Google”. It works.

Andrea D'Aquino

July 4, 2010

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Andrea D’Aquino is a quite stunning portrait photographer based in Germany. He works predominantly between his German base and Spain, creating some of the most captivating images I think I’ve seen.

His work can be seen in some of the globes most elite fashion publications, and he’s picked up a good few awards over the last couple of years for the imagery he’s produced.

Beauty below the surface

May 11, 2010

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Photographer Nadia Moro has built a reputation for creating images alive with style and lush in emotion and character. Moro’s latest project – “Behind the Surface”, shows a cast of characters performing an underwater ballet, captured in still life.

The results are, as you can see, quite stunning. The way the models seem to ‘hang’ intensifies the powerful emotions and graceful charm held within this etherial images. It’s a series of beautiful photographs not to be missed.

Erik Zappon

April 22, 2010

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Erik Zappon is a Danish photographer and cinematographer with a keen eye for lighting and the detail. He has a really interesting mix of experience from great architectural shots to an interesting take on products photography. He has a lovely style and his site is pure minimalism.

Deniz Hotamisligil

February 11, 2010

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Dreamy shots by Deniz Hotamisligil. Great work.

Anthony Kurtz

January 9, 2010

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Anthony Kurtz has created some amazing imagery. The tone of his shots tell a story in themselves. Brilliant.

Frozen Britain

January 8, 2010

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Just an incredible image.

Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response.

Sebastian Lucrecio

January 7, 2010

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Sebastian Lucrecio‘s work has a really chic urban youth feel. All good stuff.

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by____ Gavin Johnson