Through the lens of Australia’s best offroad photographers

Chasing light tends to become a way of life. It is part of the search, part of the yearning that burns with flickering and roaring flames within us all. When you look into someone’s eyes, and you almost catch a glimmer, that’s the yearning you’re seeing. Like all other artforms, it is infinite in its demands. Each day beckons, never to be repeated. And even if the days went on in perfect symmetry forevermore, it would be no less of a challenge to capture the beauty of the natural world, to transmute what we see into the gold on the page. In that way, every man, woman and child holding a camera is a kind of alchemist, seeking to transform their souls into something purer. And if there’s one thing I know for sure, everything in the world is already gold, including our souls. You just have to find the right perspective.

Some days the fire burns brighter, some days we only have embers: Moreton Island, Qld. – Carlisle Rogers
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There’s treasure everywhere, and gold covers the earth: Kimberley, WA. – Sean Scott
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Perspective is everthing. What is hidden is visible, and what is visible is hidden. -Sean Scott
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Roaming the chewed edge of the continent in technicolour: Cape Leveque, WA. – Sean Scott
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Give ‘em hell, survive. That’s the spirit of the desert breathing. – Carlisle Rogers
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Through the lens of Australia’s best offroad photographers
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Still Life Project winners announced

WINNERS have been revealed for the Still Life Project section of International Garden Photographer of the Year. The project ran for two months, with winning images coming from the UK, New Zealand, USA, the Netherlands and Italy. The overall winner of the category is New Zealand based professional photographer Simon Schollum, for his image depicting a cross-section of a pomegranate.
Speaking about the photograph, judges said, ‘Simon’s still-life composition has been crafted with expert care and precision – every element has a sense of belonging. Colours and detail exude from every corner of the image and the pomegranate shines in centre-frame, each seed sparkling like new-born precious stones.’ Simon receives £500 and his image will be published in the IGPOTY 11 book, and will also feature in the exhibition taking place at Kew Gardens in February 2018.

Simon Schollum – 1st place – ‘Pomegranate’
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Mandy Disher – 2nd place – ‘Autumn Fruits’
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Bert Shankman – 3rd place – ‘Sentient’
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Robin Noorda – Finalist – ‘Ultra-Vanity’
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Bert Shankman – Highly Commended – ‘Monkeyshine’
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via International Garden Photographer of the Year

Arcaid Awards 2017

The Finalists of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017

Photographer: Adam Letch Project: A recently completed chapel built on Bosjes farm in Ceres, Cape Town by Steyn Studio
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Photographer: Terrence Zhang Project: Swimming Pool, New Campus of Tianjin University, China by Atelier Li Xinggang
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Photographer: Tom Stahl Project: Black Rock Lighthouse Service in the Nevada desert, USA
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Photographer: David Borland Project: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Museum, Aarhus, Denmark by schmidt hammer lassen / Olafur Eliasson
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Photographer: Matt Emmett, ‘Covered Reservoir’ – Winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016
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more at Arcaid Awards

The Seventh Annual EXPOSURE Photography Award | A Global Celebration of the Image

Presenting the winners of The Exposure Award 2017.
Grand-prize winner Christian Werner/Zeitenspiegel

“Road to Ruin”
With the fall of Aleppo, the regime of Bashar Assad once again controls the country’s second-largest city. But is reconciliation possible in the country? This series depicts a journey through the dictator’s state.
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The Seventh Annual EXPOSURE Photography Award | A Global Celebration of the Image
more at Shutter Love Online

Les 20 photographies de l’année 2017 par l’AFP

Du 2 au 8 octobre prochains, le Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre , dont Nikon est partenaire, mettra à l’honneur pour la 24e année consécutive, les professionnels du monde entier qui se sont fixés pour mission de raconter la guerre, où qu’elle soit. A cette occasion, Nikon participe à l’opération « Regard des jeunes de 15 ans » organisée pour les collégiens dont l’objectif est d’obtenir un regard croisé sur l’actualité.

Le principe est simple : à partir d’une sélection de photographies sur l’actualité internationale de ces 12 derniers mois, réalisée par l’AFP (Agence France-Presse), des collégiens votent pour la photo qui symbolise pour eux le mieux le monde d’aujourd’hui. Découvrez ci-dessous la sélection de cette année.

27 juillet 2017 – Pyongyang, Corée du Nord – Une jeune fille balaie les marches tandis que des visiteurs s’inclinent devant les statues de Kim Il-Sung (gauche) et Kim Jong-Il, alors que le pays célèbre le 64e anniversaire de la signature de l’armistice. AFP / ED JONES
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22 octobre 2016 – Qayyarah, Irak – Un père et ses deux enfants arrivent dans un centre pour réfugiés alors que plus de 10 000 Irakiens ont déjà fui leur foyer depuis le début de l’offensive terrestre qui a commencé le 17 octobre. L’épaisse fumée noire qui s’élève à l’horizon provient des champs de pétrole qui ont été incendiés par le groupe État Islamique. AFP / BULENT KILIC
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3 mai 2017 – Caracas, Venezuela – Un manifestant prend feu après que le réservoir d’essence d’une moto de police a explosé, lors d’affrontements pour protester contre le président vénézuélien Nicolas Maduro. AFP / JUAN BARRETO
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19 avril 2017 – New York, États-Unis – Des images sont projetées sur l’Empire State Building pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du magazine Harper’s Bazaar. AFP / KENA BETANCUR
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21 juin 2017 – New York, États-Unis – Des pratiquants assistent au 15e festival annuel de yoga à Times Square, qui célèbre à la fois le solstice d’été et la journée internationale de la discipline. AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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25 septembre 2016 – Kibbish, Éthiopie – Des enfants de la tribu Suri posent près de la localité de Kibbish, dans la vallée de l’Omo, où vivent de nombreuses tribus d’agriculteurs et éleveurs semi-nomades. La construction du barrage baptisé « Gibe III » pourrait porter atteinte aux modes de vie des populations locales. AFP / CARL DE SOUZA
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Les 20 photographies de l’année 2017 par l’AFP
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First look: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53

Discover the stories behind the images in a first look at this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. Opens 20 October.
The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.
This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.
See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

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First look: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53
more at National History Museum

The Silence of Story

My Thoughts
You like taking photos, and wishing the time still.
But what I want is to capture the moment, and to remember the long-lasting feel.
I keep all photos well,
Reviving every moment, from time to time.
And I, was led to different stories, deeper and deeper, every time.
These photos might be rough, and incomplete, and faulty in your eyes.
But what I see, is something touching, something spiritual, something meaningful.
From the time YASHICA first captured the world in 1949, I knew,
Though it has no outstanding synopsis, the story will last long.
And you may have noticed, there is never a narrator, nor is it necessary…
The Silence of Story
It tells.

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The Silence of Story
more at Yashica