Kazuyoshi Nomachi, one of Japan’s preeminent photojournalists

Born 1946 in Kochi Prefecture, Nomachi studied under the photographer Takashi Kijima, launching his career as a freelance photographer in 1971. A journey to the Sahara Desert in 1972 led to extensive photojournalistic coverage of Africa including the Nile River region, Ethiopia, and the Great Rift Valley. From the late 1980s, he turned his attention to the Middle East and Asia and undertook long-term coverage of places such as China, Tibet and Saudi Arabia, honing in on the lifestyles and faith of people living in harsh climates. Since 2000 he has focused mainly on the Andes, India, and Iran. The resulting photographs have been published in magazines and as books, and shown in exhibitions worldwide, garnering much attention. Among his many photo books published internationally are Sahara, The Nile, Tibet, Mecca, and A Photographer’s Pilgrimage. He has won numerous awards, including the Domon Ken Award, the Minister of Education Award for Emerging Artist, the Photographic Society of Japan’s International Award, and in 2009 the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon.

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Anastasia Photo is pleased to present Kazuyoshi Nomachi, one of Japan’s preeminent photojournalists.

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Landscapes by Chris Poplawski

Chris Poplawski is a Southern California native who loves experiencing new landscapes and engaging with wildlife in their natural element. While his life’s work is mainly dedicated to travel and brand photography, he also spends my time building relationships with couples and people around the world to capture their love stories.

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Landscapes by Chris Poplawski
more at Olympus

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Canada: God’s own land

Helmcken Falls – Yoho National Park

– 8900 kms by airplane
– 8 hours by car in one day to get there
– came across into 3 bears in the rainforest
– 22 shots merged
– 8,6 gb the final edit
– 4 hours postproduction
And last but not least…
– scared by the fact the sky would not have been clear
– only 15 m to shoot before the moon rise
– scared by the thought the 3 bears where somewhere around me hoping they would not be approching to close to me!
This has been one of the most intense and powerfull experience in my life! I was in this amazing place (Helmcken Falls – Canada) that is one of the darkest place in the world! (in a scale from 1 to 15 is considered to be 1 – pure darkness)
Hope that something of the emotions of that amazing night would come even to you 🙂
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Giovanna Griffo
Fine Art & Travel Photographer & Camera Raw Expert
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Total lunar eclipse & Super Moon – Oak Bay, Victoria
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Vancouver
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Murtle River – Yoho National Park
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Spirit Island – Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
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I am a fine art photographer skilled in post-production techniques and I teach post production and photography in seminars overall Italy.
I am the editor and founder of the photo community maxartis.it and I collaborate actively with Editrice Progresso one of the most popular photography editor magazines in Italy (Tutti Fotografi, Progresso Fotografico).
I am represented by Art + Commerce – New York and Gallery Stock – London.
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Giovanna Griffo
Fine Art & Travel Photographer & Camera Raw Expert

more at behance

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Camilla & Lydia Head to the Swiss Alps

Andreas Ortner travels to Switzerland’s St. Moritz for Free People’s holiday 2019 campaign. Models Camilla Christensen and Lydia Graham layer up in cozy looks for the cold weather months. The duo channel boho chic vibes wearing a mix of long dresses, heavy knitwear and faux fur jackets styled by Amanda Greyson. For beauty, George Tsiogkas works on their effortlessly chic looks. Zoe Ellis works as the shoot’s art director with creative direction by Doub Hanshaw.

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more in: “Camilla & Lydia Head to the Swiss Alps for Free People Holiday ’19”
at fashion gone rogue

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Wandering Spirit

Hobart-based photographer Hillary Younger describes herself as a gypsy, never standing still while she travels to some of the most beautiful locations on earth.

Hillary’s Tips for Great Landscapes Images
1. Ensure there is a focal point – a definite subject. A visual reason you took this image. It may be the highest point, the brightest point, the most luminous point. The part of the image that spoke to you, that intrigued and interested you in that landscape.
2.Create a transition to the focal point. That transition is towards an opposite: it can be from cool to warm; from light to dark; from high contrast to low contrast; from big to small. This will create a sense of three dimensionality in the image.
3. Simplify the composition. Landscapes are complex, full of varying shapes, textures and tonalities. Look for lines and shapes that can simplify the landscape and lead the eye on a specific journey.
4. Master the techniques involved in capturing the visual information you need. Understand the dynamic range of your sensor and how to make the most of its capabilities. In some situations you may need to take multiple shots at different exposures to increase the amount of information your camera can capture.

Hillary Younger’s beautiful landscape images are the product of a nomadic lifestyle and a pursuit of beauty in places far from the beaten track. It’s something that’s also marked her out as one of our Nation’s finest landscape photographers. She shares her remarkable story with AP editor Mike O’Connor

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Wandering Spirit
via Australian Photography Magazine

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The 2019 EyeEm Awards

The Winners are here! Selected from 1 Million submissions, we announced our Photographer of The Year and our 10 category Winners this weekend at Berlin Photo Week 2019 at The 2019 EyeEm Awards Ceremony.

EyeEm Photographer of the Year:
Kate Phellini
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The Foodie
Arief Dharma Kurniawan
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The Great Outdoors Presented by Red Bull Illume:
Jeffrey Kieffer
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The Traveler Presented by MPB:
Sandra Morante
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The Creative Presented by Skylum:
Vitaly Golovatyuk aka Panvelvet
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The Architect:
Gabriella Achadinha
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The Minimalist:
George Kroustallis aka Minorstep
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The 2019 EyeEm Awards represents a distinctive platform for global creative talent to get discovered. Open for all photographers and creative thinkers, EyeEm’s annual photo awards has been created with one purpose – to showcase groundbreaking photography from emerging artists.

Upholding the title of the largest photography competition in the world since 2015, The 2019 EyeEm Awards broke one million submissions!

The Winners are here!
more at eyeem

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