A love of the craft, a creative outlet …

Like many successful visual creatives, Allen Koppe’s love for photography (and indeed black and white photography) began when he picked up his father’s camera as a schoolboy.
Born and raised in Sydney, Koppe’s first foray into photography with his father’s Praktika would become the basis for a portfolio that ultimately saw his admission to North Sydney Technical College’s (NSTC) film production program.

A creative outlet
For Koppe, photography is firmly a creative release and perhaps even a rejection against the technical and creative guidelines often imposed upon his day job.
“I find that photography offers me a freedom that I don’t have with my cinema work. Still photography for me is really indulgent and I tend not to think the same way when I’m doing my cinematography,” he explains.
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via Australian Photography

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An ode to glamour with a touch of insouciance, her world is a blend of arctic beauties and Hollywood celebrities.

Hymne au glamour un brin désinvolte, son univers mêle beautés polaires et célébrités hollywoodiennes.
Après quelques années passées auprès des tops models Claudia Schiffer et Estelle Lefébure, notamment pour les ouvrages « Souvenirs et Confidences »et « Estelle par Estelle », Sandra Fourqui aborde avec esthétisme et créativité la photographie.

Sa vision de la mode a conquis outre des magazines, tels que Tatler, French, L’Officiel, etc..,et des personnalités du septième Art, telles que Mélanie Thierry, Laura Smet, Estelle Lefebure ,Judith Godrèche,Benoît Magimel, Guillaume Canet, Elisa Tovati ou bien encore Sara Forestier.

After some years spent with the top models Claudia Schiffer and Estelle Lefébure, notably for « Souvenirs and Confidences » and « Estelle par Estelle », Sandra Fourqui’s approach to photography combines aestheticism and creativity.
Her vision of fashion has won over magazines such as Tatler, French, L’Officiel, etc., and celebrities from the cinema, such as Melanie Thierry, Laura Smet, Estelle Lefebure, Judith Godreche, Benedict Magimel, Guillaume Canet, Elisa Tovati and Sara Forestier.
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Lana Zakocela by Sandra Fourqui
via Normal Magazine

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“Architecture​​”

​A special subject and the inspiration for so many great photographers! Large or small and not only the center of focus for so many amazing images but also the heart and soul of so many lives and communities.

First Place Winner
Warrior by ​Tony Sellen
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Second Place Winner
Erasmusburg ​by Oscar ​Lopez
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Third Place Winner
Hidden heart​ by Halu Chow
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Honorable Mention Winner
Casa da Música Antonio ​Coelho
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Theme Shortlist
Niemeyer by Hans Wichmann
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“Architecture​​” 2019 Theme Winners
more at The Motif Collective

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In Memoriam | L’homme qui aimait les femmes

L’homme qui aimait les femmes
Peter Lindbergh
(1944-2019)
Peter Lindbergh est décédé mardi 3 septembre à l’âge de 74 ans. Le photographe de mode connu pour ses clichés en noir et blanc – aussi glamours que naturels – avait contribué à l’émergence des «supermodels» des années 90.

Bon à savoir: l’Acros revient

C’est un retour assez inattendu et une bonne nouvelle pour les férus d’argentique. Fujifilm qui avait arrêté il y a un an la production de sa pellicule noir et blanc Acros, a annoncé son retour dans une nouvelle version.

Depuis des années, la marque japonaise n’avait cessé de se désengager de sa partie argentique et avait arrêté plusieurs références de son catalogue. L’annonce en début d’année de l’augmentation de 30% des prix de nombreuses pellicules allait dans le même sens. Cette Neopan Acros 100 II vient donc contredire les mauvais présages. Pour ne rien gâter, la nouvelle Acros annonce un grain extrêmement fin et revendique la “netteté” la plus importante du marché.

L’Acros 100 II devrait sortir cet automne, exclusivement au Japon dans un premier temps. Il faudra encore attendre un peu pour voir cette nouvelle pellicule débarquer en France.

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Bon à savoir: l’Acros revient
via Science & Vie Photo

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The Art of Photography… An Approach to Personal Expression

This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (originally published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. With well over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers seeking to make a personal statement through the medium of photography. Without talking down to anyone, or talking over anyone’s head, Barnbaum presents “how to” techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.

Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest landscape and architectural photographers, and for decades has been considered one of the best instructors in the field of photography. This latest incarnation of his textbook, which has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 35 years, will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come. It is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer.
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The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression
get it at Barnbaum

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