A decade of award-winning British landscape photography

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains.

Featuring more than 250 beautiful images from a hugely popular series that has sold more than 100,000 copies, this celebratory special edition will grace any coffee table. Supported by VisitBritain and Network Rail, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition was launched Charlie Waite, one of today’s best-known landscape photographers, in 2006. The Special Edition looks back at the panels of respected judges, all big names in the photography field, that have helped him to choose winners of the sought after accolade ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ over the last decade.

Printed on sumptuous art paper, this special edition features everything the British landscape is renowned for – classic shots of rural countryside, rugged lochs, mountains and moorland and stark industrial scenes capturing the beauty and diversity of Britain in the 21st century. Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year Special Edition is a glorious celebration of a much-loved competition and an object of desire for everyone with an interest in photography as well as those who love the British countryside.

Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, by Chris Shepherd
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Danny MacAskill on The Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, by Chris Prescott
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Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, England, by Tony Bennett
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Starlings over Carmarthen, Southwest Wales, by Nigel McCall
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Ghost of Rannoch Moor, Scotland, by David Breen
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Comedy Carpet, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, by Gary Telford
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Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year (Hardback)
Charlie Waite (author), AA Publishing (author)

via the guardian

The TreeSpirit Project

12 years ago, Jack began The TreeSpirit Project.
Hundreds of photographs were made.
Thousands of people participated.
Tens of thousands were inspired.

Sequoia Adoration
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Magnolia Exploration
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Spanish Moss One
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Tea Tree Tangle
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Hilltop Worship
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Ascension
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The TreeSpirit Project is many things, including:
A collection of fine art photographs by Jack Gescheidt celebrating human interdependence with trees, and all of nature.  Of course, people are part of nature; we human beings are not separate from the natural world as we often think or feel we are.

more at TreeSpirit Project

Yann Arthus-Bertrand | 100 photos pour la liberté de la presse

100 photos de Yann Arthus-Bertrand pour la liberté de la presse

Un Oeil Souverain sur la Nature et les Hommes:
Reporters sans frontières (RSF) consacre le prochain numéro de la collection 100 photos pour la liberté de la presse au travail de Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Un portrait de la Terre et de ses habitants par l’un des plus grands photographes contemporains, maître de la photo humaniste et naturaliste.

La collection « 100 photos pour la liberté de la presse » est très importante pour Reporters sans frontières puisqu’elle finance 30% de nos activités. Acheter cet album, c’est donc s’offrir le point de vue unique et toujours renouvelé sur notre planète de Yann Arthus-Bertrand, tout en faisant une bonne action pour la liberté de la presse.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand | 100 photos pour la liberté de la presse

via Reporters sans frontières

Iconication | Anatol Kotte

Not just a façade: what turns a photograph into an icon?
Rihanna, John Turturro, Angela Merkel, Martin Kippenberger, Mario Draghi, and Miss Piggy share two things: they are world famous, and they have all stood in front of the camera of Anatol Kotte. His unique portrait photographs have featured in publications such as Time, Die Zeit, Stern, or L’Uomo Vogue. But what makes Kotte’s photographs special? At first glance they are cool and distant, and at second glance emotional and dramatic. They permit those being portrayed to discover very different aspects of themselves. Kotte approaches them candidly, seeks a special gaze, an unexpected demeanor or environment—preferably in black and white, always moving. The portraits are also interspersed with surprising views of cities and landscapes. The world and individuals become icons, and we can take a very new look at them.

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Iconication | Anatol Kotte
via Hatje Cantz

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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
more at Hasselblad

Tell Better Stories, Make Stronger Photographs

The Photographic Story

How to use storytelling to make more powerful photographs
by David duChemin

photostorydd01a photostorydd01b photostorydd01c photostorydd01dOne of the most common pieces of advice for photographers? « Tell a story! It’ll make your photographs better!” Stories can do that, and powerfully, but the advice seldom goes farther than that. What does “telling a story” photographically really mean? What are the elements of story? How do we translate that to the photograph? And, perhaps most importantly, why?

more at Craft & Vision

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The Selous: Africa’s great unknown wilderness

A new wildlife photography book explores the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, one of the last great wildernesses in Africa.

robertjross01aPhotographer Robert J Ross spent four years on safari in Tanzania. Four years navigating and documenting the huge but little-known Selous Game Reserve – Africa’s largest and oldest protected area, a place bigger than Switzerland, which has the most remarkable and diverse ecosystem. It teems with wildlife. Elephants, lions, buffalo, in great numbers.

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The Selous: A Long Way from Anywhere
by Robert J Ross

more at Condé Nast Traveller