The Endings: Photographic Stories of Love, Loss, Heartbreak, and Beginning Again

Featuring some of today’s most beloved actors, these piercing photographic vignettes capture female characters in the throes of powerful emotional transformations. Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and art director Jessica Ennis collected stories of heartbreak, relationship endings, and new beginnings—fictional but often inspired by real life—and set out to convey the raw emotions that are exposed in those most vulnerable of states.

Collaborating with celebrated talents such as Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cronenberg and Ennis developed each character, built her world, and then photographed as she lived the role before the camera. The resulting collection is a bold look at the experience of losing or leaving love and will speak to anyone who appreciates art, photography, and the strength of facing emotional depths head-on.
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Caitlin Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis on the Art of Heartbreak
interview at Elle Canada


Photography: The Art of Deception : How to Reveal the Truth by Deceiving the Eye

Photography is a lie. Just think about it: photographers create two-dimensional images that sometimes even lack color and then expect everyone who views the image to believe that this is how the subject and scene appeared in front of the lens, in real life. What is truly amazing is that people fall for the visual trickery readily, almost as if they want to be deceived. It gets better: people still believe that one can photograph only what is really there.

In this book, Irakly Shanidze reveals the smoke and mirrors that the best photographers use to surprise, entertain, and inspire viewers. He explains that the individual features of photographer’s perception and technical limitations of his equipment make him do things that may eventually make a picture look very different from how a viewer would see the same scene with a naked eye and can lead to a ruined picture. Conversely, photographers who understand these phenomena can use the aforementioned “constraints” to deliberately adjust the level of truthfulness in their pictures.

In each beautifully illustrated chapter, Shanidze discloses the photographic tools that enterprising photographers can use to create visual deception (e.g., to create a sense of dimension, create day-for-night effects, establish mood, simulate candid photographs, and generally suspend disbelief – without the time-consuming post-processing!). In doing so, he describes the image objectives (in other words, defines the image concepts) and introduces the tools needed to achieve them – whether a lens of a certain focal length, a light of a specific wattage, or a given shutter speed. He also deconstructs some of his favorite images to show readers how he was able to create a chiseled deception of his own.

Armed with this book, photographers will learn to truly take the reins in their photographic pursuits and deliver supercharged, iconic, storytelling images.

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Photography: The Art of Deception : How to Reveal the Truth by Deceiving the Eye
by Irakly Shanidze

How Jasper Doest Broke the Wildlife Mould

Capturing the beauty of wildlife no longer seemed sufficient for Canon photographer Jasper Doest, so he reinvented his visual style. His photojournalistic approach to nature stories engages audiences and better reflects his passion for conservation.

Jasper Doest’s series of thought-provoking and award-winning portraits of Japanese snow monkeys elevated him to public prominence as a rising star of wildlife photography a decade ago. Far from resting on his laurels and devoting his energies to a subject for which he is now synonymous, the Dutch-based professional photographer is pursuing a more photojournalistic style, inspired by his emotional responses to man’s interaction with the environment.

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How Jasper Doest Broke the Wildlife Mould
more at Canon

Black and White Photography – Rita Scarola

Rita Scarola was born in Grumo Appula in 1990, studied pedagogical subjects and graduated in Political Science at Bari in 2016. During self-taught university studies, she began to be interested in photography, definitively maturing that indissoluble bond with the camera that would accompany her during her many trips around the world. India, Kenya, Turkey, the Balkans, Belarus, are just some of the other worlds that she explored her soul in. Rita pursued the possible dialogue with distant cultures even if it would happen only through a gaze. Eyes, hands, faces, smiles, tears: the quest for detail, for a tale to be told of the real world and for a necessity to immortalize what a naked eye might lose after it moves on and how to see beyond what was visible: a particular moment whose essence the human soul has the duty to seize.

Black and White (B&W) Photography belongs to an altogether different era and the interesting part is that the art form has not only survived all this long, it is thriving with innovations taking place every next time. Seems as if man is finding it difficult to come out of its spell. B&W comes with a rich heritage in the form of works of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston etc, who created masterpieces out of the constraints of equipment, tools and above all – color. But absence of the latter evidently came to their advantage and helped them see what would not be visible in a colored world. Colors dominate frame, its aspects and elements; and so a B&W photographer will rather focus on the potentials of placement, shape, pattern, texture, tonal contrast and above all flow and quality of light.
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Black and White Photography – Rita Scarola
more in WePhoto B&W vol 4

Wayne Quilliam – Aboriginal Photographer

Professor Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal photographers. As a visual storyteller, he helps spread age-old stories and the culture from the Australian Aborigines to the world.

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Wayne Quilliam
Aboriginal Photographer

more at Datacolor

Balance | Ingo Kremmel

Born in the lap of a vast Lake Constance in Austria, Ingo was introduced to the world of photography as a male model at the age of 18. His towering good looks made him a favorite subject of many famous photographers.

In his professional career, Ingo studied in the field of Quality Control and trained as a professional chef. But with the dawn of the age of the digital SLR, Ingo decided to pursue his passion and purchased his first camera.

Ingo and Jacky Liebe, his partner, started creating incredible images, sometimes doubling as models for their own shoots. His work with Jacky led to the creation of Schaman Photo Design (his professional brand) where they strive to create and capture beauty in every way possible.

When asked about his passion, Ingo said, “For me photography is a great balancer and it fulfills me emotionally and creatively. Nothing in life comes by chance, you have to stay focused on your goals. Originality is the secret sauce to every photographer’s success and having a great team is what makes an image great. An image is only as good as the idea behind it.The image always has the last word!”

He likes to work in bad weather to create something different and that’s what his images are famous for. Each of his images tells a story and engages the viewer while stimulating their senses. He has been a member of the Professional Association of Austrian Artists for about 3 years now and regularly conducts workshops to teach new photographers different styles.

Ingo Kremmel Photography
via Chiiz Magazine

Spécial Photo avec Formento + Formento

« Au cœur des “Japan Diaries ”, il y a l’ambiguïté et l’érotisme de la culture nippone capturés entre malaise tranquille et mélancolie. Ses nombreuses strates et sous-cultures nous ont propulsés dans un monde flottant riche de potentiels psychologiques, physiques et émotionnels. »

Formento + Formento
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« Nous espérons créer des photographies qui requièrent de l’attention, une expérience visuellement luxuriante vers laquelle revenir pour y découvrir des sens cachés, y projeter ses propres expériences, rêves et désirs transcendants. »

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« Nous nous épanouissons dans la spontanéité des prises de vue en extérieur , nous nourrissant de l’énergie qui circule entre nous et nos sujets, insufflant psychologie et émotion à ce qui pourrait ne ressembler qu’à des poses insignifiantes. »

Formento + Formento
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« Le “storytelling”, le fait de raconter des histoires, nous le faisons tous. À travers l’histoire, nous répétons des histoires, nous les transmettons de génération en génération, et les racontons comme si nous y apprenions quelque chose de nouveau à chaque fois, comme si nous les revivions… C’est un processus de mémoire collective. »

Formento + Formento
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« Le  voyage est au centre de notre travail. Nous adorons ce sentiment constant d’incertitude où chaque virage cache un espace d’ exploration. En Inde, nous avons essay é d’arracher des instants à la folle course quotidienne , ce mouvement sans filtre d’ un pays qui balance sans arrêt entre tradition et modernité. Les réalités socioculturelles y font de constants allers-retours entre un passé nostalgique et un futur imaginé. »

Formento + Formento
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« L’art peut être une duperie magnifique, qui part de scènes banales pour mieux les recréer et offre au spectateur un coup d’œil à travers notre propre regard sur le moment que nous avons choisi de fixer à jamais. »

Formento + Formento
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Contemporary Life
Numéro Événement Collector
Hors-Série — Mai-Juin 2017

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