All In The Eyes

Lana Zakocela by Gilles Bensimon
in Maxim US May 2017

All In The Eyes
Photography: Gilles Bensimon
Model: Lana Zakocela
Styling: Caroline Christiansson
Hair: Pujol Jonathan
Make-Up: Leslie Lopez
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more at Smile

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Neon Desert | Stefano Gardel

Neon Desert
by Stefano Gardel
Born in Milan-Italy in 1980, is a chiropractor and photographer based in Lugano-Switzerland.

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Stefano Gardel
Photographie, Photographie numérique, Beaux-arts

more at Behance

A decade of award-winning British landscape photography

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains.

Featuring more than 250 beautiful images from a hugely popular series that has sold more than 100,000 copies, this celebratory special edition will grace any coffee table. Supported by VisitBritain and Network Rail, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition was launched Charlie Waite, one of today’s best-known landscape photographers, in 2006. The Special Edition looks back at the panels of respected judges, all big names in the photography field, that have helped him to choose winners of the sought after accolade ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ over the last decade.

Printed on sumptuous art paper, this special edition features everything the British landscape is renowned for – classic shots of rural countryside, rugged lochs, mountains and moorland and stark industrial scenes capturing the beauty and diversity of Britain in the 21st century. Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year Special Edition is a glorious celebration of a much-loved competition and an object of desire for everyone with an interest in photography as well as those who love the British countryside.

Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, by Chris Shepherd
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Danny MacAskill on The Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, by Chris Prescott
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Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, England, by Tony Bennett
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Starlings over Carmarthen, Southwest Wales, by Nigel McCall
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Ghost of Rannoch Moor, Scotland, by David Breen
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Comedy Carpet, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, by Gary Telford
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Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year (Hardback)
Charlie Waite (author), AA Publishing (author)

via the guardian

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

Purple Swirl by Jackie Kramer
Finalist – Macro Art
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Red Ribbons by Linde Stewart
Finalist – Macro Art
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Standing Alone by Yi Fan
2nd place – Wildflower Landscapes
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Marbled White Butterfly by Ross Hoddinott
1st place – Wildlife in the Garden
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Noir Flohay by Bart Heirweg
2nd place – Trees, Woods & Forests
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All Together by Mauro Tronto
2nd place – Breathing Spaces
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The Miao Terraces by Mingli Tian
3rd place – Bountiful Earth
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Congratulations to everyone who won this year and thank you to everyone who took part in our 10th Anniversary competition.

more finalists and winners at igpoty

The Circle of Life | Chris Schmid

Award-winning nature photographer captures stunning imagery of African wildlife; depicting the harsh realities of survival in the wild.

Photographer Chris Schmid set out on an awe-inspiring photography expedition to the dry salt planes of Namibia.

The shoot was part of Chris’ documentary ‘The African Survivors’; filming and photographing endangered species across Africa; looking at how the same animals behaved differently in differently environments.

The enigmatic beauty of the wild is enriched through the lens of Sony’s RX10 III camera; combining an extended 24-600mm 25x super-telephoto zoom with a powerful sensor poised to capture sensational close-up detail.

Award winning photographer Chris Schmid, commented: “I find photographing the local nature in Namibia fascinating; seeing how the animals have adapted their behaviour to be able to survive is a wonderful story to tell through the camera lens. Vegetation and water supplies are a lot more limited in such dry environments, we see that groups of animals split up more often when hunting for their next food source. With precious few places to hide, this makes the territory extremely effective and deadly.”

The Circle of Life
more at Sony

Aztec Dancer

An Aztec Dancer, in full ceremonial costume, is absolutely awe-inspiring. Photographing one of these figures is an unforgettable experience.

The dance that could not be suppressed
The Spanish conquistadors attempted to destroy as much pre-hispanic culture as they could but, try as they might, they could not suppress the powerful Aztec Mitote dance. The dance, dubbed the Conchero dance by the Spanish, has strong ties with military conflict. Aztec princes and lords, dressed in their finery, would perform the dance to relate stories of great battles past. The stories continue to this day, passed down from generation to generation. This lineage system has protected the dance’s sacred heritage and cultural significance.

Based near Puerto Vallarta, a major outpost of the former Aztec Empire. We have established strong ties with the local Conchero community. It is these ties which enabled us to develop an unforgettable photographic and cultural experience. Our Aztec 1-on-1 Workshop.

Aztec Dancer Photography Workshop
more at JP Stones Photography

JP Stones Photography Workshops has as its primary goal to bring together, in a 1-on-1 tuition environment, photographers with the fascinating culture and folkloric figures of Mexico and South America.
We are based on Mexico’s Pacific Coast but owned by a British (JP Stones) and Australian (Brei Barron) couple with over 25 years of Photography and Event Management Experience.

Jean-Luc Grossmann | Burning Man

Burning Man is my first project under the name “PlanetVisible”, a side collaboration with two Zurich based photographer friends, Justin Hession and Pascal Richard. When deciding on a project we wanted something that was cultural, spiritual, unreal, uncommon as well as visual with a strong storytelling opportunity. We wanted something to discover and explore, but most importantly it needed to be something we were free to uncover as individuals. We wanted a project that gave the possibility of working on the same theme but interpreting it with our own self-expression, then seeing how these three viewpoints came together as one.

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Burning Man
Interview with Jean-Luc Grossmann

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