Cityscapes | Stuart Chape

11th Pollux Awards – Cityscapes | Winner. Stuart Chape

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Cityscapes by Stuart Chape
Winner, 11th Pollux Awards, Cityscapes Category

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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers

Editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.

Sugar And Gum Drops
Photo and caption by The Scenic Suitcase
The colorful streets of Bo Kaap weren’t always this way. The facades were once mandated to be a drab, uniform color during Apartheid. After Apartheid ended, the residents painted their homes every color of the rainbow to celebrate their freedom. Visiting Bo Kaap during the intense mid-day sunlight, the houses were so brightly colored it was almost blinding!
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Sharks City
Photo and caption by Marc Henauer
The Bahamas is home to one of the largest shark communities in the world. Far from the preconceived ideas, diving with these animals presents almost no risk. In the natural state, man is not a prey for the shark, it is even rather fearful and it is not so easy to be able to approach them so close. South of Nassau, the environment to observe them is extraordinary with large wrecks laid on a background of white sand in translucent water.
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Sensual Sands
Photo and caption by Nikohl Starr
Coastal regions of the Namib are frequently enveloped in a thick belt of fog developing offshore from a collision of the cold Benguela Current and warm air from the Hadley Cell. So as the helicopter took off that morning, I knew there was a chance I wouldn’t see much of the coast. As luck would have it, pockets of sun were able to penetrate the dense fog and illuminate the dunes below, casting intense dark shadows. The results were incredibly sensual and complex images that looked otherworldly.
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Blue pond in early winter
Photo and caption by Mac So
Blue pond in early winter. In Biei, Hokkaido, Japan.
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Rhino Silhouette
Photo and caption by Khai Chuin Sim
Took an early ride out from the camp in Masai Mara national park, searching for the great migration, where I saw a rhino from far away standing beside a tree. The back lit from the early sun was too strong, so I took a silhouette instead.
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Travel Photographer of the Year 2018
Wallpapers
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A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith

For over 45 years, fine art and fashion photographer Rodney Smith brought his unique vision to the world through his whimsical imagery. Playful and surreal, his photographs graced the pages of TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others. Even after his passing in 2016, his legacy carries on through the galleries and museums that continue to display his work, as well as publications and new photographers influenced by his style.

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A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith
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Quand Lyon danse avec les photographies de Yanis Ourabah

Après Berlin et Paris, l’équipe du Mag Nikon s’est intéressée à Lyon et est partie à la rencontre de Yanis Ourabah, photographe de 35 ans, passionné par celle que l’on surnomme « la ville aux deux collines » et qu’il shoote sous tous les angles pour notre plus grand plaisir ! Echange avec cet éternel touriste dans sa propre ville qui a su la magnifier et en faire la scène de danseurs talentueux.

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Quand Lyon danse avec les photographies de Yanis Ourabah
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The Daily Book of Photography: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain

Designed for both the photography enthusiast and weekend warrior, this daily reader offers a broad look at life through the camera lens. From brief biographies of world-renowned photographers to techniques in fashion photography and trends, there is something for every reader inside.
Packed full of inspiring images and stimulating information, this book is a staple for everyone who loves to point and click. Ten categories of discussion rotate throughout the year: History of Photography, Famous Photographers, Photography 101, Fashion & Beauty, Photojournalism, Nature, Portraits, Social Commentary, Innovations, and Photographic Oddities.

Soul in the Window
by Chris Austerberry
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Eyes to the Soul
Louise Lombard, Actress
Photo © Simon Alexander
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Vanitas
by Kathryn Osgood
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Hong Kong from The Peak on a Summer Night
by Trey Ratcliff
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Bay Bridge
by Rick Szczechowski
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The Daily Book of Photography: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain

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
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Women in photography: Jumana Jolie and the rise of Dubai

Photojournalist and aerial photographer Jumana Jolie grew up in Dubai in the 1980s, when it was a developing desert town – long before it became a synonym for futuristic cityscape living and air-conditioned luxury.

With more than 250 posts on Instagram, as @pixelville, Jumana has attracted a global audience of more than 100K followers thanks to her vertiginous photographs from city rooftops. She shoots in what look like terrifyingly dangerous places, between impossibly high-mirrored towers, using her Canon EOS 5D Mark III. “I play with angles – it’s all about perspective,” she says. “It started out as a hobby – off the back of my love of architecture. I’d look up and think, ‘Wow, that building is beautiful from here, but I wonder what it would look like from up there?’ It’s so different, seeing the world from above.”
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Women in photography: Jumana Jolie and the rise of Dubai
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