Matty Karp | Shades of Grey

“I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. I was once looking at a book of her flower paintings,which were either erotic or abstract,and it occurred to me that I could try and create similar images with my camera. I got out and using a simple point and shoot camera I took close ups of flowers which produced abstract and erotic images. I received very positive responses and it encouraged me to continue.”

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Interview with Matty Karp
more in Shades of Grey Magazine

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Force of life

Clyde Butcher harnesses the Everglades’ vitality
For someone who’s standing waist-deep in swamp water in the middle of Florida’s Everglades National Park, home to alligators, snakes and God-knows-what-else, Clyde Butcher seems supremely content. As he plants his tripod into the murky water and unloads his trusty, often-repaired and rebuilt vintage 8×10 Deardorff view camera from his battered backpack, he explains, “The swamp is an amazing life force; it’s always growing, creeping, crawling. I don’t think there’s any place like this in the world.”

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Force of life
by Clyde Butcher

more at PPMag

From Land to Sea and Back | Tony Hertz

“This is a collection of images to honor the diverse, unique natural landscape and seascape beauty of California.”
Tony Hertz’s feature Land to Sea and Back “honor the diverse, unique natural landscape and seascape beauty of California.” Hertz’s palm trees have the perfect view of a pacifc lit up by a golden sun, shining despite a large group of clouds. His surf jumps at you with the joy of movement; each droplet of sand and sea saluting us.

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From Land to Sea and Back
Interview with Tony Hertz

more in Adore Noir Magazine

HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners

Over the years, the Hamdan International Photography Awards have showcased incredible imagery from all around the world, symbolic of the unique themes of their contests. The Moment was the theme of their latest contest, where photographers made submissions based on their interpretation of the theme.

Photograph/Mahdi Pourebadi
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Quanhui Liu
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Michael Christopher Brown
General (Colour) Category
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Photograph/Zuhe Ding
General (Colour) Category
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HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners
more at Better Photography

Tokyo Is Yours: Seeking Sense Through Street Photography

“Sometimes I feel like I am living in a film that I have imagined…” The serendipity and strangeness of street photography is used to make sense of the fantasies and fears radiating from Tokyo’s residents.
Photographs and text by Meg Hewitt

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Tokyo Is Yours: Seeking Sense Through Street Photography
more at Lens Culture

An Alternate Reality

“Good photos are taken with your feet,” says Marina Sersale, who travels the world unraveling the imperceptible moments.

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Cellphone Profile: Marina Sersale
On revealing the alternate reality that exists in the everyday imperceptible moments.
Conchita Fernandes fnds out more in Better Photography – March 2018