Spread Love, It’s the Brooklyn Way

Welcome to my photo magazine

I’m Clement Merouani, a full time French Art Director living in Paris & currently working at Niji Agency.

Sometimes, I also take some shots, always trying out new things, exploring various styles & techniques, and delving into them through an emotional and aesthetical lens. I try to create powerful imagery by focusing on composition and editing.

When I travel to a new city, I like to wake up before sunrise and explore the deserted streets alone. Places are plunged into a unique atmosphere in those moments, and I try to immerse myself into these atmospheres to create my series of photographs.

The places we thought we knew appear transcended.

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NYC – Brooklyn
by Clement Merouani

more at behance

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The Frame

The Lebanese photographer Bachir Moukarzel talks about his inspiration in aerial photography and shares his work on the Dubai lockdown

Bachir Moukarzel, born and raised in Lebanon. I moved to Dubai in 2002 where I finished my studies at the “American University in Dubai”.
I’ve been working at Rotana hotels in Dubai for the past 10 years as a Director of finance.

I’ve started my journey in aerial photography in 2014, I took pictures in Dubai, documenting all the urban places which were a desert when I first moved to UAE.

My picture, “Concrete Jungle” won an award in Dronestagram and national geographic in 2017. “Whale Sharks”, another picture taken in the Philippines, won an award in Sienna, Italy in 2018. Last but not least, my picture “Nomads” also won an award in Sienna in 2019.

I’ve got featured in many books around the world, such as “Masters of drone photography” and “Eyes of the world”. I was interviewed by many middle eastern magazines and news-papers. I also got interviewed on Dubai TV and Al Arabiya.

My last project “The lockdown-Dubai” went viral on social media and got featured on CNN, Al Arabiya, BBC, and many other worldwide TV stations.
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Aerial photography by Bachir Moukarzel
more at aeriel photo awards

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A Perspective On Patterns

It was only three years ago that Javan Ng got his hands on his first Nikon DSLR camera whilst living in the Big Apple, New York City. It has been an integral part of him ever since. Every road he walks he carries the feeling that ‘maybe today will be my lucky day and I will take the photo of my life’.

An urban explorer in every right, it is his love for traversing the cities he is in that goes hand in hand with the cityscapes he captures. He marvels at the daily humdrum of the metropolis and has an eye for uncovering patterns in places others may never encounter them. “When I photograph, I want to offer my audience a fresh perspective of the city, by producing images that busy people are unable to see and marvel at everyday.”
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A Perspective On Patterns
more at nikon

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Above Stockholm

Usually shooting aerial imagery with his feet planted on the ground, Tobias Hägg (Airpixels) traded in his drone for a helicopter ride over Stockholm to get a change of perspective. Capturing the cityscape of the Swedish capital during golden hour with the X1D II 50C without testing it out much beforehand, Tobias aimed to see just what the medium format camera could do in the air. Shooting on both the XCD 30 and XCD 90 lenses, Tobias’ imagery takes us on a journey from above, between Swedish homes and golden-topped trees neatly woven together in combination with wide expanses of the city stretching all the way to the horizon.

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Above Stockholm
by Tobias Hägg

more at hasselblad

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The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award

This second edition of the annual Black & White Competition, The Charles Dodgson Award, named after the author of Alice in Wonderland, also known as Lewis Carroll, received 750 entries from 37 countries.

When selecting Haim Blumenblat, with Winter Conversation, from the Cityscapes and Street Photography category, as the overall winner, Juror Chris Walker said: ‘It’s simple, beautiful, but not exotic — opportunities such as this exist everywhere. Our world is a beautiful place — and photographers need to understand they don’t have to be on the other side of it to make interesting photographs!’

Haim Blumenblat, Israel, ‘Winter Conversation’. Winner of the 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
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Erika Masterson. Runner Up, ‘Parts of the Earth, Keeper’
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Sandy Adams. Runner Up, cityscapes and street photography category
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Don Rice. Finalist, fine art category
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Jack Curran. Runner Up, landscapes category
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The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
more at The Gala Awards

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