“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

‘C’est comme retrouver un vieil ami’

Matt Stuart a essayé le Leica M10.
Le photographe britannique Matt Stuart a été l’un des premiers à avoir la chance d’essayer le nouveau Leica M10, à Bruxelles. Malgré la diversité des différents quartiers de la ville, les résultats présentent beaucoup de points communs : l’originalité et la résonnance authentique de la vie quotidienne de la cité émanent de toutes les photographies réalisées par Matt Stuart, comme autant de véritables petits chefs-d’œuvre. Le boitier lui est tout de suite apparu familier : « Le M10 est exactement comme un Leica argentique : petit et discret. Pour moi, c’est parfait ! C’est comme retrouver un vieil ami. »

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New camera, new city, brilliant as always
Matt Stuart and the Leica M10

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2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest Results & Winners

2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest
Results & Winners

skypixel02aGrand Prize
2016 SkyPixel Photo of the Year
Fishermen close the net by 郑戈 | Zheng Ge
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skypixel02bProfessional
Beauty – First Prize
Exploration by 王 汉冰 | Wang Han Bing
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skypixel02cProfessional
Drones in Use – Third Prize
Drone in Use by Norman Nollau
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skypixel02dDonna Wood in Scroesby Sound
by Eric Vickery Photography
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skypixel02e看不见的城市
by NK7
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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.

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Rafael Rojas | Timeless
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Bedov, Maxim – Black & White

Black and White Photography
by Maxim Bedov

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Camera: ALPA 12 SWA rosewood natural, Lens: AAA Apo-Alpar 4.5/35 mm, LB, Back: ALPA/Linhof roll film back 6×9/120
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Black and White Photography
by Maxim Bedov

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ALPA cameras are precision tools. Made with passionate and skilled craftsmanship for a small group of connoisseurs. Much like musical instruments, cameras of this caliber require the practiced fingers (and the eye) of a master. Such photographers do not require automatic functions. Or a constant stream of new models. ALPA cameras simply provide the same as all good tools and instruments – the best possible quality in design, material and manufacture.

Street Photography

Street Photography
A kaleidoscopic view of urban life — in all of its pulsing colors, shapes and reflections — from cultures all around the planet in 2016.

streets01aAdam Wong
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streets01bAndrea Stone
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streets01cLewis Catalano
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streets01dJakub Cugier
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streets01ePaul Stopko
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streets01fJordi Casañas
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streets01gGiulia Bergonzoni
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from « 111 New Street Photography Discoveries »
by Jim Casper

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Toronto Instagram star captures the city at its prettiest moments

This Toronto Instagrammer got her first DSLR camera last year, and she thinks it changed her life. Before then, she experimented with black and white film, but after going digital she’s developed a real passion for photography.
Aneta Iwaniszczuk, or @anetkaiwa, has more than 13,000 followers and by shooting Toronto, she’s realized how gorgeous the city, and its skyline, truly is.

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Toronto Instagram star captures the city at its prettiest moments.
Aneta Iwaniszczuk

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