Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species

Extraordinary photos that expose the elusive world of fur and teeth, light and shadow, and wolf behavior seldom seen by the human eye.

From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire–the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In this world of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow, Barry creates a highly intimate look at wolves and their often mystifying way of life.

wolfempire02a wolfempire02b wolfempire02c wolfempire02d wolfempire02e wolfempire02f wolfempire02g wolfempire02h wolfempire02iEach high-quality photograph is accompanied by a narrative in which Barry relates the circumstances that led to the taking of the photo, or some unique personal observation about wolf behavior gathered from his more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His great reverence for these magnificent animals comes through in frame after frame of wolves in varying degrees of harmony and aggression, excitement and tranquility, cooperation and solitude–all part of their experience and essential to their survival. Barry’s photographs show wolves for the individuals they are, a species as diverse as humans.
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Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species
by Scott Ian Barry

“The shapes, shadows and textures of today’s architecture offers a wealth of composition opportunities.”

Jim Riche, in his series Urban Abstracts takes us through a tour of possibility, showing us how the contours of a building can move with the eye in such a way that the building seems to dance its way across your screen. The symmetry and the light of these manmade constructs are displayed beautifully.

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Urban Abstracts by Jim Riche
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Adore Noir
Issue 036 • February 2017

Landscapes In Black And White

Landscapes In Black And White Photo Contest Winners

bwlandscapes02aCongratulations Grand Jury Winner « The Perfect Splash » by garyhunter_6788
« I found that Perfect Splash by Gary Hunter succeeds in meeting all of the above criteria. It meets all of the benchmarks of both photography in general and B&W in particular. Congratulations, Gary. It’s a stellar image. The moment, mood, composition, and B&W treatment are all exceptional! » – Tim Copper
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bwlandscapes02bCongratulations Runner Up « Winter Sunrise in Bagan » by zayyarlynn
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bwlandscapes02cCongratulations Runner Up « Princes Pier » by MissionMan
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bwlandscapes02dCongratulations Runner Up « EROTIC LANDSCAPE – II » by nikosladic
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bwlandscapes02eCongratulations Runner Up « Dark Hedges » by rogerhampton
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bwlandscapes02fCongratulations Runner Up « The Pier » by CurtisReese
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bwlandscapes02gCongratulations Amateur Winner « xarárfoss s-h (1 of 1) V » by sverrirjnsson
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bwlandscapes02hCongratulations People’s Choice « Reflection Row » by jamierichey
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bwlandscapes02i« Mirror of the sky » by aidagri
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Landscapes In Black And White Photo Contest Winners
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Finding Myself in the Stars

Finding Myself in the Stars
by Don Whitebread

California, USA – I spent the summers of my youth wherever my father’s work as a geologist took us, usually camped deep in a desert mountain range.  Watching the slow change of light and weather during the day, and the flow of stars across the night sky was my best entertainment. This background fueled my interest in photography, and has drawn me to remote locations throughout my life. I chose to photograph this series using only natural light, and rarely moonlight, to show that faint, diffuse starlight that few people really see any more.

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Finding Myself in the Stars
by Don Whitebread

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Rafael Rojas | Timeless

“In a digitally oriented world, I want to honour more than ever the existence, presence and permanence of the photography art book. I endeavour to create books with soul that delight all senses and are destined to be collected, enjoyed and cherished for many generations to come”

Hasselblad Master (Wildlife, 2014) Rafael Rojas explains the creation of ‘Timeless’, a photography monograph awarded as Best Fine Art Photography Book 2016 in the last IPA International Photography Awards and with a Silver Medal as Best Monograph 2016 at the Px3 Prix de Photographie de Paris.

rafaelrojas01a rafaelrojas01b rafaelrojas01c rafaelrojas01d rafaelrojas01e rafaelrojas01f… The end result was a book printed in an extraordinary high resolution (254 lines per inch), three different tones for black and white, intense Dmax and great contrast, wonderful separations of tone in the highlights and the shadows and one of the most exclusive and silky coated papers on the market, the PhoenixMotion Xantur.

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Rafael Rojas | Timeless
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2016 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic: the winners!

2016 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic: the winners!

panpotyhelenwhittle01a panpotyhelenwhittle01bNew South Wales photographer Helen Whittle has won the major prize in the 2016 Photographer of the Year, the largest competition for amateur photographers in the Southern Hemisphere.
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panpotytoddkennedy01c panpotytoddkennedy01dTodd Kennedy
2016 Travel Photographer of the Year
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panpotyandysmith01e panpotyandysmith01fAndy Smith
2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year
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panpotyneilvincent01g panpotyneilvincent01hNeil Vincent
2016 Nature Photographer of the Year
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panpotyyiannisyiasaris01i panpotyyiannisyiasaris01jYiannis Yiasaris
2016 Black and White Photographer of the Year
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panpotyshinayarosehumphreys01kShinaya Rose-Humphreys
2016 Junior Photographer of the Year
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2016 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic: the winners!
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L’Indomptable

Catherine McNeil par Jean-Baptiste Mondino

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L’Indomptable
Photographer: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Model: Catherine McNeil
Styling: Babeth Djian
Hair: Valentin Mordacq
Make Up: Karim Rahman

Numero #180 – February 2017
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