Du nu sensuel, du noir et blanc en clair obscur

Céline Andrea est une jeune parisienne, modèle nu et lingerie pendant une décennie avant de passer de l’autre côté de la caméra. Rapidement, elle en vient à shooter du nu, son « sujet de prédilection ». Céline marche beaucoup à l’instinct, préférant la pose spontanée et naturelle, s’imprégnant de l’ambiance, des lignes, jouant avec la lumière pour mieux sculpter les corps, sublimés par la sensualité et l’érotisme du noir & blanc. Entre poses sensuelles, érotiques voire provocatrices, le rendu est intense et puissant, favorisant l’émotion.

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via Normal Magazine

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The mysterious Laurel trees of Madeira

There’s something awe-inspiring about ancient trees that have stood still for hundreds of years. Their strength, deeply rooted in the earth has captured the human imagination for years, and, in some cultures, trees are even considered sacred. Inspired by the lungs of our planet, Berlin-based photographer Michael Schlegel captures the mysterious Laurel trees of Madeira, a volcanic region of Portugal, in his series, simply titled Fanal.

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more in “Black and White Photos Capture the Eerie Enchantment of Madeira’s Ancient Trees”
by photographer Michael Schlegel

at mymodernmet

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A love of the craft, a creative outlet …

Like many successful visual creatives, Allen Koppe’s love for photography (and indeed black and white photography) began when he picked up his father’s camera as a schoolboy.
Born and raised in Sydney, Koppe’s first foray into photography with his father’s Praktika would become the basis for a portfolio that ultimately saw his admission to North Sydney Technical College’s (NSTC) film production program.

A creative outlet
For Koppe, photography is firmly a creative release and perhaps even a rejection against the technical and creative guidelines often imposed upon his day job.
“I find that photography offers me a freedom that I don’t have with my cinema work. Still photography for me is really indulgent and I tend not to think the same way when I’m doing my cinematography,” he explains.
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via Australian Photography

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An ode to glamour with a touch of insouciance, her world is a blend of arctic beauties and Hollywood celebrities.

Hymne au glamour un brin désinvolte, son univers mêle beautés polaires et célébrités hollywoodiennes.
Après quelques années passées auprès des tops models Claudia Schiffer et Estelle Lefébure, notamment pour les ouvrages « Souvenirs et Confidences »et « Estelle par Estelle », Sandra Fourqui aborde avec esthétisme et créativité la photographie.

Sa vision de la mode a conquis outre des magazines, tels que Tatler, French, L’Officiel, etc..,et des personnalités du septième Art, telles que Mélanie Thierry, Laura Smet, Estelle Lefebure ,Judith Godrèche,Benoît Magimel, Guillaume Canet, Elisa Tovati ou bien encore Sara Forestier.

After some years spent with the top models Claudia Schiffer and Estelle Lefébure, notably for « Souvenirs and Confidences » and « Estelle par Estelle », Sandra Fourqui’s approach to photography combines aestheticism and creativity.
Her vision of fashion has won over magazines such as Tatler, French, L’Officiel, etc., and celebrities from the cinema, such as Melanie Thierry, Laura Smet, Estelle Lefebure, Judith Godreche, Benedict Magimel, Guillaume Canet, Elisa Tovati and Sara Forestier.
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Lana Zakocela by Sandra Fourqui
via Normal Magazine

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“Architecture​​”

​A special subject and the inspiration for so many great photographers! Large or small and not only the center of focus for so many amazing images but also the heart and soul of so many lives and communities.

First Place Winner
Warrior by ​Tony Sellen
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Second Place Winner
Erasmusburg ​by Oscar ​Lopez
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Third Place Winner
Hidden heart​ by Halu Chow
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Honorable Mention Winner
Casa da Música Antonio ​Coelho
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Theme Shortlist
Niemeyer by Hans Wichmann
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“Architecture​​” 2019 Theme Winners
more at The Motif Collective

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In Memoriam | L’homme qui aimait les femmes

L’homme qui aimait les femmes
Peter Lindbergh
(1944-2019)
Peter Lindbergh est décédé mardi 3 septembre à l’âge de 74 ans. Le photographe de mode connu pour ses clichés en noir et blanc – aussi glamours que naturels – avait contribué à l’émergence des «supermodels» des années 90.