Idyllic Reflections

Through a series of riveting abstract images that represent colours, shapes, and patterns, Andrea Stone looks at the dichotomy between illusion and reality that exists in our modern-day environment.

The reflections are a metaphor for how we interpret what we see, how we experience our interactions, and how we make sense of what is in front of us.

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Idyllic Reflections
by Andrea Stone
via Better Photography Magazine

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Urban Landscape

It’s time to go metropolis mad and get creative in the urban environment. The human-made landscape can be a visual feast for photographers. We’re looking for any angle on the subject; from industrial vistas to amazing architecture or perhaps you want to communicate a deeper message about the concrete world we’ve made.

The Voyage – Elena Paraskeva
Crowd Winner
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Traditional local boat in Victoria Harbour at sunset, Hong Kong – Stefano Zaccaria
Crowd Winner
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Impressions of Eros – PJS
Expert Winner
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Urban Landscape – Shoykot Roy
Crowd 2nd | Expert 3rd
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Magical Urban Monochrome – Mohammed Al Janabi
Crowd 2nd | Expert Commended
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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is back for 2019 with an amazing £30,000 prize fund up for grabs. This year the awards are free to enter thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, mpb.com and Affinity Photo.
This year the awards are completely free to enter, and photographers 25 years and younger can take part in both the main awards AND Young Photographer of the Year.
For the overall winner the judges will be looking for a standout photographer who has not only won a round (or several) but has also demonstrated a range of skills and visual awareness in different categories.
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Urban Landscape | Round 1
view all results at Photocrowd

The city by night

The city by night is an atmospheric environment, making it ideal for photos. We want to see your most creative efforts, no matter the specific subject, provided they were captured in the city at night.

Cuidad de la Artes y las Ciencias Valencia by ita
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Ghost Bus by Sandra Cockayne
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Organised Chaos | Hong Kong by Lee Mumford
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Rainy Paris by Marketa
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Marina Bay, Singapore by Mathew Browne
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The city by night
In association with Digital Photographer

more at Photocrowd

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980

Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist “social condensers”—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself.

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.

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Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980
Exhibition through January 13, 2019
The Museum of Modern Art

Games of Light & Shadow in Architecture

As an architect/international bridge engineer, I have been fortunate enough to visit a lot of places not only in Tokyo, but also around the world for various large architectural and bridge structure projects, including my own engineering achievement. Firstly, I brought a camera just for taking shots such of the interesting scenery in foreign countries.

But gradually my mind has been changed. The reason why I’m interested in photography came initially from simply taking photographs of the bridges and buildings I’ve designed; however, recently I saw some wonderfully artistic, architectural photographs in several web galleries and international photograph magazines and have been passionately interested in such the category of fine-art photography by my own ever since. —Dr. Akira Takaue

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Games of Light & Shadow in Architecture
by Dr. Akira Takaue
more in Lens Magazine

Creative eye | Howard Kingsnorth

Photography has never been in a better place than it is right now. As the primary medium for ‘instant’ communicaton, it is now accessible to all. The alchemy that we used to enjoy: with the mysteries of film and exposure, the darkened rooms and chemicals, have all but been transcended by a small device that fits in your pocket and can send images anywhere in an instant. The digital revolution has enabled photographers and clients to push visual boundaries and enhance concepts, simply due to the power of instant review.
I love new tech. I’m always looking at it, buying it and playing with it.
Advances in digital manipulaton and capture are bound to make a difference to what we see today. More access for less able photographers and unskilled operators has been the trend lately, and that will only continue. A general dumbing down and consensus ‘look’ is what I see, especially in the fashion and celebrity world. But like any trend, there is a point when it will feel worn out and unable to go any further.

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Creative eye | Howard Kingsnorth
more in f11 Magazine