Photographes sans frontière

L’équipe d’Animan vous propose 15 nouvelles images fortes qui ont été sélectionnées pour les Sony World Awards. Un choix qualitatif qui a amené une surprise intéressante avec une variété de photographes de 10 nationalités et traitant de sujets de plus de 11 pays. Les capteurs d’ambiances de ce Portfolio sont donc des Chinois, Américains, Japonais, Canadiens, Birmans, Arabes, Thaïlandais, Singapouriens, Bulgares, Polonais et même des Suisses, démontrant bien que la belle image n’a plus de frontière.

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Photographes sans frontière
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’scapes

I guess you could call me an ‘obsessive photographer’, having been passionate and single-minded about photography for almost sixty years. I was brought up in the Sussex countryside, and loved roaming the woods and felds when I was a kid. So when I was given an Agfa Silette 35mm camera for my 21st birthday, I naturally went into the landscape for my images. It wasn’t long before I bought an enlarger as I wanted to make prints myself rather than have them processed elsewhere. Of course, it was all black and white then – colour was complex and expensive.

The craft of making pictures in a darkroom was a steep and challenging learning curve, but one that I found very exciting. To be able to transform an uninteresting ‘straight’ print into something expressive and special was very fulflling. I quickly learned to use tonal controls like burning and dodging where the whole mood and feel of a picture could be greatly enhanced.

Those darkroom skills stood me in good stead when I started making digital prints, as I apply similar principles and methods. I rarely do anything to an image that I couldn’t previously have done in the darkroom, except for removing unwanted intrusions or distractions. Digital processing of course makes things much easier, as there is very fne control over every aspect of the process – and it is usually reversible if things go wrong.

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’scapes
Cameracraft Portfolio
by Colin Westgate

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Ultimate Passion

‘I absolutely adore black and white portraits, and would probably share all of my work as monochrome images if I could! So it’s exciting that this magazine has chosen to showcase an entirely monochromatic portfolio.’ – Stephanie Bowers

Stephanie Bowers is an Australian photographer who calls Queensland her home. Her photography business provides the creative outlet where she channels her passion for inspiring and empowering women. Her mission? Challenging her subjects to bring out their most sensual, vulnerable, and feminine side by working with them in a collaboraton to create beautiful imagery. Hers is the genre known as boudoir photography, but in the modern iteraton it’s a world away from many of the traditonal negative perceptions associated with that style.
Stephanie and her all female team set out to create an experience which leaves her clients, for the most part women, feeling beautiful, sexy and desired. She’s proud of the fact that many clients report that their boudoir photography experience with her was one of the best days of their lives.
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Ultimate Passion
by Stephanie Bowers

more in f11 Magazine – Issue 65

Marcel Rebro | Shades of Grey

Marcel Rebro is a true Photojournalist. He works only in black and white and covers a lot of different subjects from intimate portraits to street photography, action sports and landscapes. Some of the situation he captures are hilarious and makes you want to come back watching them. —Jean Michel Missri, Editor

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Marcel Rebro
Discover his work with a long interview and a superb portfolio at Shades of Grey Magazine

Portfolio du palmarès 2017 Concours de Montier

Un record de participation et un palmarès audacieux
Cinq paires d’yeux et trois jours de visionnage intense n’étaient pas de trop pour départager les 11512 (!) photos envoyées cette année au concours organisé par le Festival de Montier-en-Der. Le jury, présidé par Laurent Baheux, a retenu les critères de beauté, de poésie, de graphisme, d’authenticité, d’équilibre et d’originalité pour établir son palmarès. On ne s’étonnera donc pas que le Grand Prix 2017 verse dans l’abstraction. La photo de Jose Pesquero aura ses détracteurs, mais elle est le reflet d’une sélection qui préfère le calme et la contemplation aux scènes spectaculaires attendues.

Rock face
Jose Pesquero
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Prix Graphisme forme et matière de la nature
Pele, the Goddess of Kilauea
Barbara Dall’Angelo
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Prix Paysages naturels du monde
Sideral landscape
Jose Pesquero
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Prix Plantes sauvages de pleine nature
Canopy
Jonathan Lhoir
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Prix Autres animaux sauvages de pleine nature
Frog Prince’s bow tie
Yuan Minghui
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Portfolio du palmarès 2017 Concours de Montier
Le palmarès intégral est en ligne sur photo-montier.org et le portfolio vous attend sur chassimages.com
via Nat’Images

Bessarion Chakhvadze Portfolio

Bessarion Chakhvadze Portfolio

красное дерево
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пастуший домик
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Aurelia
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таинственная бабочка
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Девушка у фонтана
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Bessarion Chakhvadze Portfolio
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Portfolio | Juan Luis Seco

Cuando echo la vista atrás, me recuerdo siempre mirando fotografías intentando no perder detalle de lo que ese momento irrepetible, entonces captado por otros me decía y contaba.

Esa fue mi relación con el mundo de la fotografía (desde el otro lado, escuchando y mirando lo que las fotos me contaban y mostraban) hasta hace 9 años que llego a mis manos una Nikon D60, mi primer roce con las cámaras réfex y una nueva forma de ver, sentir e intentar entender la fotografía y la mágica infuencia que la luz ejerce sobre todas las cosas que nos rodean, aquella bendita afción que se volvió pasión… es lo que con el paso de algunos años y hasta hoy, se ha convertido en mi profesión.

Mi formación es totalmente autodidacta, aunque no he dejado de estudiar y dar cursos para seguir aprendiendo y formándome como profesional. Soy un amante de la fotografía artística y creativa, sin inclinarme nunca por un determinado campo (retrato, paisaje, macro, naturaleza, abstracto, bodegones…) me gusta abordar todas las posibilidades que este medio de expresión artística pone a nuestro alcance y creo en la “Fotografía total”… Con la frme convicción de que si pones el Alma en cada captura, podrás ver lo esencial… ver lo que los demás no ven y hacer de cada clic, un mundo nuevo cada día.

Juan Luis Seco, nací en Córdoba el 21 de noviembre de 1963.

more in PHOT Magazine – Julio 2017