Mt. Fuji by Takashi

Mt. Fuji by Takashi
« I’m an amateur photographer specialized in Mt Fuji… »

Flow of clouds (Blue ink version)
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Moonlit Night
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Spot light
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Colorful ngiht view
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Boats at dawn (Blue ink version)
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Over the lake
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Cloud veil
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Mt. Fuji by Takashi
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Dramatically Improve your Composition with Leading Lines

Dramatically Improve your Composition with Leading Lines

The Sound of Darkness
by Carlos Gotay
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Palacio De Las Artes Reina Sofia
by David Rodriguez Palomar
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Leading Lines
by Hanaa Turkistani
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Other Transporter
by Zachary Voo
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Winter Road
by Lauri Lohi
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Dramatically Improve your Composition with Leading Lines

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The Legendary Curves

Kate Upton Stars in Vogue Thailand April 2017 Cover Story

Fresh off her super SI Swimsuit Issue return, Kate Upton lands another cover with the April 2017 issue of Vogue Thailand. Captured outdoors by Yu Tsai, Kate wears a Miu Miu swimsuit and shawl. In the accompanying spread, the blonde bombshell flaunts her curves in looks from the spring collections. Stylist Amy Mach dresses Kate in the designs of Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine and more. / Hair by John Ruggiero, Makeup by Rachel Goodwin.
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Kate Upton Embraces Sunny Style for Vogue Thailand Cover Shoot
more at Fashion Gone Rogue

World Photographic Cup

World Photographic Cup
2017 Winners

Pepe Soho, Mexico
Nature – Gold Medal
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Eelena Malsheva, Russia
Portrait – Gold Medal
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Antti Karppinen, Finland
Illustrative – Gold Medal
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Lee Howell, United Kingdom
Wedding – Gold Medal
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Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Commercial – Gold Medal
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Goh Wee Seng, Singapore
Reportage – Gold Medal
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Andreas Zopf, Austria
Wedding – Silver Medal
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Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Reportage – 9th place
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Amber Griffin, New Zealand
Commercial – Silver Medal
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Barbara Breitsameter, United States of America
Commercial – 4th place
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Since its beginnings, photography as an art has brought people together. So it is not surprising that there is a special bond between photographers – regardless of where they come from. The brotherhood and sisterhood of photography is a bond that transcends language, culture, and geography. That’s the foundation behind the World Photographic Cup, an one of a kind international team competition created in 2013, celebrating photography in a way never dreamed of before. Sure, there are lots of other competitions, but there is just one World Photographic Cup.

more 2017 Winners at World Photographic Cup

Hong Kong Shop Cats by Marcel Heijnen

Hong Kong Shop Cats
by Marcel Heijnen

Hong Kong’s shop cats are the little emperors of their retail kingdoms. When photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to the city he was immediately drawn to these photogenic mouse-hunters, and this project is the charming result. While the cats are undoubtedly the furry celebrities of his photographs, each shot delivers an insightful context of Hong Kong’s traditional trades. From dried fish and rice to paper offerings, the backdrop of each shot presents a portrait of Hong Kong’s local culture.

The cats are believed to be lucky by their owners. They are each an essential part of the life, business and family of the shops in which they live and hunt. While some were sought out by the shop owners for their hunting skills, other cats made the decision to adopt a shop themselves, just turning up and making it their home.

As per the artist: “In most modern cities there will be all kinds of rules and regulations against cats in shops. Not in Hong Kong, and I’m grateful for that. Here we can still witness this wonderful symbiotic relationship between human and feline, and the very reason for it harks back to why we domesticated cats in the first place, centuries ago: mice-catching and companionship.

Hong Kong Shop Cats by Marcel Heijnen
more at Blue Lotus Gallery

Ten & One Annual Lomography Photo Awards

In 2016 was launched the first ever TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards — the world’s biggest competition for the experimental photography scene. The entries received were phenomenal — innovative pieces of work that showed both photography and videography at their finest. Take a look at the winning shots at Lomography, and get to know the winners.

Nature: The Off the Grid Award – Photo by elodinosaur
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Documentary & Travel: The Breaking Boundaries Award – Photo by ladymacbeth
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Black & White: The Monochrome Award – Photo by puntaiwai
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Experimental: The Trial & Error Award – Photo by mell0nc0llie
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Instant: The Now or Never Award – Photo by kleeblatt
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Portraiture: The Human Stories Award – Photo by merveebasturk
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Street: The Urban Explorers Award – Photo by jazztrio2014
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The results of the biggest analogue and experimental photography competition in the world are in! Competition was fierce and global, with 114,913 entries from 76 different countries into our 11 competition categories. Our expert jury of artists, industry professionals and long-time Lomographers deliberated long and hard, but the 110 winning entries have been chosen. Congratulations to them all!
more at Lomography

A Passion That Keeps Growing | Jon Blake

Jon Blake | Landscape Photography
Interview by Harris Lim

Pier Pressure
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My approach to landscape photography is a process.  I imbed myself into a landscape scene and wait for the light to perfect as time passes through.  My hope is to present images which transport you – as though you were there with me when captured.  I want my work to trigger all of your senses so that you not only see the scene, but are transformed into it; that you can hear the splash, smell the mud, feel the sting of cold on your face and taste the pollen on the back of your throat.  If I’ve brought you along with me into another place, I’ve successfully done my job.

Converging Elements
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My love for photography began when my best friend and I took a photography course in middle school. It catalyzed a passion that I maintain to this day. I love learning new techniques and methods to express my creativity in my images; and I’m thrilled to share them with you. I’m continually amazed at how well my photographs are received, and that positivity energizes my passion all over again.

For Whom The Bells Toll
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Every photo I share with you has a story of its origin. Although you weren’t there with me for the journey, my hope is that you’ll feel transported back to the moment when it was captured.

Goblet of Fire
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Thanks for considering my work, and for supporting the arts!
Jon

The Edge of Time
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A Passion That Keeps Growing
Jon Blake | Landscape Photography

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