Monochrome in the streets

Ich habe mich 15 Jahre lang mit Musik beschäftigt, bevor ich im Oktober 2015 zur Fotografie kam, auf Grund der Empfehlung eines Arztes „einfach mehr spazierenzugehen”. Eine Stunde später hielt ich meine erste Kamera in den Händen. Durch die Fotografie habe ich die Möglichkeit meine persönliche Perspektive auf Szenen und Gegenstände des Alltags festzuhalten, wodurch die Bilder mehr und mehr zu einem Medium meiner Kommunikation mit der Welt werden. Es ist für mich zu einer Notwendigkeit geworden meine Emotionen und Ideen durch meine fotografischen Arbeiten anderen Menschen nahe zu bringen. Dabei stellt gerade die Verschiedenheit der Rückmeldungen zu den einzelnen Arbeiten für mich persönlich den größten Reiz meiner Arbeit dar.

Zu Beginn meiner fotografischen Tätigkeit war ich zunächst damit beschäftigt alles zu fotografieren, was mir vor die Nase kam. Zahlreiche farbenprächtige Bilder waren oft das Resultat, mit dem ich anfangs auch zufrieden war. Was sich jedoch schnell ändern sollte. Wenngleich die Qualität der Bilder zunahm, spürte ich jedoch schnell das Bedürfnis mich auf bestimmte Stilrichtungen zu spezialisieren, um meine Kompetenzen in diesen Bereichen auszubauen und vertiefen zu können. Dabei wurde schnell deutlich, dass ich meine Vorliebe in der Architektur, Street- und Landschaftsfotografie fand, nicht zuletzt dadurch, dass die Resultate die mir am meisten zusagten Brücken, Wasser und die Menschen der Stadt Hamburg waren.

Seit dem Sommer 2016 habe ich dann meine Vorlebe für die schwarzweisse Fotografie entdeckt und festgestellt, dass ich mich an dieser Ästhetik nicht so schnell sattgesehen habe, wie bei den Farbbildern. Daraus erschließt sich, dass mittlerweile mehr als die Hälfte meiner Bilder in monochrome erscheinen.
—Alexander Schönberg

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Monochrome in the streets
by Alexander Schönberg

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Winterscapes

Winterscapes by Valtteri Mulkahainen
“I am a teacher from Finland. I’ve been photographing for couple years as my hobby”

Зимнее солнце Лапландии
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Стражи зимней Лапландии
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Парк Юрского периода
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Поклон морозному дню
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Зимний зоопарк
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Winterscapes by Valtteri Mulkahainen
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Zion in Winter

Zion National Park, a magic oasis along the Virgin river is home to the largest sandstone cliffs on earth. While the park is most popular during the warm seasons it is still magical in winter, especially with new snowfall. Winter storms are always welcome here as they promise magical photo ops in their wake.

Explore the wonders of Zion Canyon, the Zion Plateau, and surrounding areas during the quiet and relaxed months of late winter.

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Zion in Winter
more by Michael DeYoung at:
Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

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Southern New Mexico Winter Photography

New Mexico is legendary for its enchanted light and the low sun angle of winter combined with the possibility of snow can offer truly magical moments… Bosque del Apache, in a normal year is one of the best places to photograph majestic sandhill cranes, roosting, feeding and in flight. The shallow ponds of the refuge make for great reflections of frequent colorful sunrises and sunsets. White Sands needs no introduction. In winter, the crowds are thin, the air is clear and cold and the alpenglow is at it’s best. From Aguirre Springs on the east side, The Organ Mountains are a gem with their steep jagged granite peaks and ponderosa pine forest, reminiscent of something you’d find in the Eastern Sierra. These mountains rise to 9000’ off the Chihuahuan Desert floor and can be easily photographed at first and last light on the same day.

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Southern New Mexico Winter Photography
more by Michael DeYoung at:
Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

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Winter at the Grand Canyon

Winter might be the best season for photography at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The summer crowds are gone and the warm days are replaced with crisp cool air and tranquil serenity. With fewer people, it also means more opportunity to find wildlife within camera range.

See the Grand Canyon as you’ve never seen it before – in the calm and quiet of winter’s embrace.

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Winter at the Grand Canyon
more by Suzanne Mathia at:
Arizona Highways PhotoScapes

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Back to Salton Sea

“Salton Sea, it’s crazy out there.” starts photographer Photographer Phillip Skraba while showing us his latest rad photo shooting starring Erin Rowbotham.

“I’ve been there about 4 times, and I absolutely love it. I’ve shot there with Erin before, that was probably one of my favourite shoots ever, so I thought, why not shoot there again, and hell, Erin looked great there 4 years ago, so I’m sure she’s going to look even better there now!”

There is such a unique feeling in this shooting; it leaves the viewer with a fascinating sensation triggered by the location´s deserted vibe combined with the zest for life that Erin embodies. And so Phillip takes us along of their Salton Sea experience.

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Back to Salton Sea
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Sydney Sweeney Is Whoever You Want Her to Be

Sydney Sweeney’s Instagram is a nightmare. Not because of anything the 22-year-old Euphoria star posts — her innocuous feed of vacation snaps and red carpet looks is a publicist’s dream. But, behind the grid, Sweeney’s DMs are a cesspool.

Shortly after Euphoria premiered on HBO, Sweeney’s inbox filled with images of men holding their own penises. In the background, there is usually a TV or laptop screen, paused on one of her character’s scenes. It’s disgusting stuff, and Sweeney sees all of it because, as of this writing, she handles her own social media. The unsolicited attention is especially gross because, she says, “I don’t think I’ve played a 20-year-old yet.”

In last summer’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Sweeney played a 14-year old Manson girl named Snake. In The Handmaid’s Tale, she was Eden, a child bride. In 2018’s Sharp Objects, she was the teenage rehab roommate of Camille (Amy Adams), and, in Euphoria, she plays Cassie Howard, a sex-positive high schooler coming of age at 2X speed. With her cartoon-big, downturned eyes and peachy moon face, Sweeney can easily play Hollywood’s fallen angel types. But it’s what she does with the falling part that makes her one of the industry’s most compelling young talents.

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Sydney Sweeney Is Whoever You Want Her to Be
Photographer: Tiffany Nicholson

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