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
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The Playland Motel

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Before or after the meltdown of the El Camino’s V8, a course of events happened . . . or not. It’s about perspective. The smoke conceals the eyes of the witnesses and the crime scene. There’s no escape, only suddendering to the circumstances with your best hat on and a motel to stay at — perhaps forever.

The Playland Motel
Photography Boogie
Realization: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Hyunji Shin
Hair and Makeup: Souhi Lee
Prop Styling: 11th Street Workshop
GreyBook Volume I
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more at Grey Magazine

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.

World For All

Idea: in the fast-paced city, people always complain about lack of time or space to do more. However, we felt otherwise. Taking this insight forward, we decided to use negative space in our communication to simply illustrate the point. Which proved that there is always room for a pet in their life. The message urged people to attend the Adoptathon.

Pranav Bhide
Publicité, Photographie, Direction artistique
via Behance

There’s always room for more. Adopt.
more at World For All

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

more in Adore Noir Magazine

Михалюк Сергей | Sergei Mikhalyuk

Михалюк Сергей | Sergei Mikhalyuk

Древо жизни…
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Color…
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Мир которого нет
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Сумерки…
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Здесь живут драконы…
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Самодисциплина и познание Себя. Образ жизни определяет кто мы есть. Так получилось, что в начале своего жизненного пути я выбрал искусство. Сегодня я занимаюсь многими видами современного искусства, и организую вокруг себя людей.
Искусство Быть Собой. Сайт mikhaliuk.com
Фотография, хореография, путешествия, воинские искусства…
Хореограф- постановщик, учитель.
Организую фотопутешествия в разные места земного шара. mikhaliuk.com/Tours-of-amazing-places-on-the-planet
Не важно что я снимаю, Все мои фотографии несут либо смысл либо состояние (ощущения) Форма лишь продолжение моего духа и моей индивидуальности.
Я не постиг Себя, но я на Пути…
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Михалюк Сергей | Sergei Mikhalyuk
more at 35photo