Posts Tagged ‘photos’

lee jeffries

I luckily stumbled upon this amazing Lee Jeffries photo pictured above. I have always thought there was something supremely beautiful and classic about black and white photography. So, as a huge fan of this format I was instantly drawn to this image.

Lee Jeffries photographic journey began with a chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London. In 2008, the photographer was in London to run a marathon, and a day before the race he decided to wander the city to take pictures. This is when he aimed and focused his lens on a young, homeless woman.  His actions were not warmly welcomed by the girl and she began shouting at him. But instead of just taking off, Jeffries chose to apologize for his perceived intrusion. The 18 year old then proceeded to share her story with him. After this encounter Jeffries about the homeless completely changes.

Going forward he didn’t want to exploit these people or steal photographs of them. He also made sure he got to know his subjects prior to or while shooting them. Jeffries says, “I need to see some kind of emotion in my subjects. I specifically look at people’s eyes—when I see it, I recognize it and feel it—and I repeat the process over and over again.” He tried to keep the contact as informal as possible by rarely taking notes, and prefers to take pictures while he is talking with his subjects to capture the “real emotion” in them.

Self-taught and self-funded, Jeffries has used vacation time to travel to Skid Row in Los Angeles three times, as well as Las Vegas, New York, London, Paris and Rome, to continue his project. He uses his photography to draw attention to and raise funds for the homeless, posting the images to Flickr and entering the work into competitions. The proceeds from Jeffries’s Blurb book, which features homeless portraits, go to the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles and the photographer allows any charity to use his images free of charge.

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My previous art oriented posts were mainly centered around artists and their ability to make their art look realistic, also known as photo-realism. Alexa Meade,  however does the contrary. She seeks to make three-dimensional subjects look like two-dimensional oil paintings when viewed in a photograph.

In August 2008, the artist began to apply acrylic paint to the surfaces of people, objects, and walls in a broad brushstroke that mimics the appearance of brushwork in a painting. After 9 months of practice, she was able to unveil her “Reverse Trompe L’Oeil” collection in October, 2009. Her aim is to make her living models into flat pictures. The result is walking, talking optical illusions that confuse how the eye processes these objects in space.

The artist never attended art school nor has she ever taken advanced painting courses.

The following are some of her works, are you deceived? Alexa Meade paints on the surfaces of live human subjects, found objects, and architectural spaces in a way that optically compresses 3D space into a 2D plane when photographed.

Alexa Meade art

 

Ok, this Little Boy and His French Bulldog was just do dang adorable not to share. Tokyo, Japan-based mother Aya Sakai has been photographically chronicling the adventures of her young son, Little Tasuku and his best friend Muu, a French Bulldog using Instagram. The boys’ mother, can’t seem to get enough of photographing the dynamic duo in their daily misadventures, and it seems their  290,000+ Instagram followers can’t seem to get enough of them either.Whether they’re cuddling on the couch, playing or watching tv, the two just can’t seem to get enough of each other.

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I first heard of and saw Bansky’s work when I watched a documentary a few years ago called, Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010). His street art to me is a fantastic combination of beauty and wit, all while addressing many social and political issues. His works can be found on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

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View Instagram Photos Online

Posted: February 12, 2013 in How to...
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View Instagram Photos Online

We’ve asked to View Instagram Photos Online and now we’ve got it. A few days ago Instagram profiles were rolled out on to the web!

The new profiles to View Instagram Photos Online feature a layout very similar to that of parent company Facebook. Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram. Users will be able to follow other users, comment on, and like images and edit their profile. To View Instagram Photos Online, simply type in instagram.com/ followed by the username of the profile you wish to view (for example Instagram.com/P1ctureme). The service will be rolling out over the next few days so be sure to check it out. It’s a beautiful new way to share your Instagram photos!

from: http://socialmediabar.com/instagramonline

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