Colourful Surrealism


Mirando algunos fotógrafos por internet he encontrado a Greg Kadel, un fotógrafo de moda que trabaja sobre todo para la revista Número y para diferentes publicaciones de Vogue.

Su trabajo me ha llamado la atención al fijarme en las modelos, sus poses y gestos son en cada foto perfectos y estudiados hasta el mínimo detalle sin que parezcan forzados. Las poses, gestos y expresiones de una modelo tienen mucho peso en una imagen y muchas veces se nos olvida lo difícil que es conseguir la perfecta expresión o decirle a la modelo como debe moverse y actuar para que la sesión resulte satisfactoria.

Greg Kadel es un ejemplo de cómo la práctica y el ingenio pueden hacer que los modelos den lo mejor de sí mismos.

Os recomiendo que echéis un vistazo a su página y también a sus videos, son una fuente de inspiración asegurada.

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Looking some pictures on the internet I found Greg Kadel, a fashion photographer who works mainly for the magazine “Número” and different publications of Vogue.

His work has caught my attention for the models, their poses and gestures are perfect and studied in each photo to the smallest detail without looking unnatural. The poses, gestures and expressions of a model can have a heavy weigh on images and sometimes we forget how hard it is to get the perfect expression or tell models how they should move and act for the session is satisfactory.

Greg Kadel is an example of how practice and ingenuity can make models give the best of them.

I recommend taking a look at his page and also his videos; they are a source of secure inspiration.

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved.

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved.

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved.

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved.

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved.

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved.

copyright © 2010 greg kadel studios. all rights reserved.

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Rose Hantée


Hice una sesión de fotos el sábado pasado para una amiga que esta estudiando moda y confección. Necesitaba las imágenes para presentar los cuatro vestidos que había diseñado y confeccionado como proyecto final.

Los vestidos estaban inspirados en la película de Disney La Bella y la Bestia y todos tienen en común una rosa en el conjunto, la colección se llama Rose Hantée espero que os guste.

Los diseños son de Marta Font.

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I made a photo session last Saturday for a friend, Marta Font. She is studying fashion and dressmaking and she needed some photos to present four dresses she had designed and made up as a final project.

The dresses were inspired by Disney movie Beauty and the Beast and in they all have a rose in the dress in common. The collection is called Rose Hantée. I hope you like it.

At the end of the session we made a picture of all the models together and another one with the designer.

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Camuflage


Estaba buscando en algunas galerías de Nueva York cuando me encontré con este fotógrafo increíble: Liu Bolin.
Comenzó un proyecto fotográfico después de que la policía china cerrara su estudio en Pekín. El proyecto se llama “El hombre invisible en China”, y en sus imágenes Liu Bolin refleja cómo los chinos se sienten contra el gobierno y la represión como explico en una entrevista:

“La sociedad china está en su período de cambio que puede ser la más aguda en la historia de su mundo. Como es un estado enorme, sus rápidos cambios provocan una gran influencia en el mundo y obtienen un eco enorme, que incita e infligir graves daños a la moral y la mentalidad de las personas del país. El pasado está desapareciendo, nadie sabe cuánto tiempo podría durar el presente. Frescas son las cosas que viene.

Estas imágenes  han recogido idiomas de esculturas, pinturas, imágenes, construcciones, decoración y el drama (que componen) en la conciencia histórica y la forma en nosotros una manera de romper con esas configuraciones. Nosotros nos decimos a nosotros mismos y repetimos: “No en la escena” de los objetos cuando nos enfrentamos a estas configuraciones. El sujeto ha perdido peso visual y se desvanece como el humo. También el sujeto  es transparente después de haber sido levantado de las raíces y desestabilizado. Esto hace que las configuraciones y los métodos estén  llenos de energía pero no tengan receptor, y  que se discriminen las direcciones hasta que la ruina quede abandonada.

El pasado está desapareciendo, nadie sabe cuánto tiempo podría durar el presente. Cosas frescas vienen. Algunos de nosotros somos tan temerosos como artistas, que solo estamos animando y gritando como niños “¡Qué gracioso”,  es estar junto los artistas. “

En sus imágenes se puede ver un hombre parado invisible frente a los lugares o las cosas que refleja la cultura china. Las imágenes son realmente buenas, no sólo el mensaje sino también los colores y la composición donde se ve un paisaje y a continuación la silueta de un hombre, casi invisible. Lo más gracioso de el hombre invisible (como le llaman) es que ninguna de sus imágenes tienen retoque, en realidad tarda  alrededor de 6 -10 horas en hacer una foto porque él, con la ayuda de  sus ayudantes,  se pinta con los colores y las texturas del fondo .  Así que cuando se toma la fotografía Liu Bolin parece el hombre invisible.

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I was looking into some New York galleries when I found this amazing photographer: Liu Bolin.

He starts a photographic project after the Chinese police shut down his studio in Beijing. The project is called “The invisible man in China”, in his images he is reflecting how the Chinese feel against the government and the repression. As he express in an article:

“Chinese society is in her switching period which may be the sharpest one in the history of the worlds. As such as huge state, her rapid changes make great influence on the world and gain a huge echo, these also give a great incitement and inflict heavy damage on morality and mental of individuals in the country. The past is disappearing; no one knows how long the present could be. Fresh things are coming.

These photos  works have collected languages of sculptures, paintings, images, constructions, decoration and drama(making up) in historical consciousness and how us a way of breaking away from those configurations. We say to ourselves and repeat, “Not on the scene” of objects when facing to these configurations. The subject has lost its weight and becomes disappeared as light smoke. Also the subject is transparent after it has been pulled up by root—and has been terribly stable. This makes the configurations and methods full of energy but without receiver, that means he could not discriminate the directions and makes the ruin abandoned.

The past is disappearing; no one knows how long the present could be. Fresh things are coming. Some of us are as fearful as artists, but mostly we are cheering like children and shouting “How funny” together with the artists.”

In his images you can see an invisible man standing in front of places or things that reflects the Chinese culture. The images are really good, not only the message but also the colours and composition where you see a landscape and then the silhouette of a man, almost invisible. The funny thing about the invisible man( as he is called) is that any of his images have an edit processing, actually he took around 6 -10 hours per picture because he and his assistants paints himself with the colours and the texture of the background. So when he took the image he seems the invisible man.

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin Photography

Liu Bolin

Chinese artist disapears, a video where Liu Bolin explains how he did his images:

And a video about a sculture he did of Obama.

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Recorriendo Barcelona, Part II


As I promise here comes the second part of the “Recorriendo Barcelona” we finished our personal trip in the beach of Barcelona and made some great pictures. I totally fall in love with the rocks of the beach and played with them as much as I can.

Rockiesinthesea

instant CSI

dreamed boat

waving waving waving

Rocca Stones

Let me  introduce Oscar Rocca, he took all the polaroid images and pinhole ones and also the one who came with the idea of the little photo trip.

head&shoulder&knees&toes

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Movement


Last Cultural project I did for college. This time the subject was actions in time, how you can freeze an action and how you can describe one with the time exposure of the camera.

Jump

Long exposure: two images in one.

Instant

Instant image, long exposuer shoot with the help of a flash.

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No one else


Last post I was presenting you four great photographers I follow in flickr for a long time ago because their job was really good.

This time I would like to introduce a photographer from my contact word,  I’ve a word document with a list of the photographers I like the most and the ones  their job always inspired me.  I know this one for a really short time but his work is so different from what I’m used to and so beautiful at the same time that I loved from the beggining, his name is Atton Conrad. Mostly of the people know him for a shot he did: light graffitti fashion, but if you keep looking on his work there’s a lot more.

I love the way he tooks a normal image and turns into something unique and special, it makes me want to start planning different shots at the same time.

Enjoy his images!

copyright 2010 Atton Conrad Photographer

I was amazed when I read that the colours of this image were taken with the camara and lights and that they weren’t made with photoshop.

Copyright 2010 Atton Conrad Photographer

Copyright 2010 Atton Conrad Photography

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Welcome to a dream place


I usually post my images here and talk about photography and how I made or edit images. And well today I was thinking about what I can post and I realized I never told why I start this blog in the first place: I started because I love photography! Not just taking photos and edit them but also look at others photographers, their photos and their stories, the ones that explain how they took the image or edit or simply why they like it. So I decided to do the same, to have a place where I can share everything I like about photography.

Why I’m writting this? Because I also realized that I never showed their work, the photos of those photographers who amazed me with their pictures and stories. So for today this post is gonna be about them. I hope you enjoyed their pictures as much as I do.

Derek Wood

I’ve been following his work even before I got a flickr account. I totally love his images, the colours, the model and how he get those expressions, the composition, and I could go on, but the best is to look at this work because it talks for itself.

Johanna Williams

Niki

Also check his flickr page and tumblr

Courtney Jade

One of the myths in photography is that wedding and celebration photographers are the ones that weren’t good enough for fashion or advertising. Everyone has heard that,  and I used to believe it but then I found courtney jade. She photograph wedding, newborn, couples, etc and her photos are so beautiful so full of love that totally dismiss the myth, she is really talented and I admire how she can interact with the people and get the best of themselves.

Melissa & Mark

Brian & Lea

You can see more pictures in here web page and follow here in facebook!

Edu Gómez

He’s a spanish photographer that lives in Malaga. I’ve been following his work since the first week I had a flickr account. His work is amazing not just the expression he gets from the models but also the edition process. I’m fascineted with the colours of his photos and the texture of the fabrics, skins, etc.

Claudia

in love with the colours

Carmen I

If you look at his flickr page or his blog you would see a lot of more images.

Keaton Andrew

And the last one but not the least, Keaton Andrew a photographer from Atlanta that  specializes in photographing music groups. I like how each photo for each group is different from the others, he have a really good way to photography them in situations that you would never imagine.

DeadBuryDead "Last Man Standing"

Breathe Carolina (Fearless Records)

You can see more of his work in his flickr page.

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