Every now and again, Kai Wong and the good folks at DigitalRev TV forgo their whimsical methods of product review videos and focus on giving photographers some added creative inspiration, touching on things you may have never thought of trying yourself, while usually doing a superb job at showing how it’s done.
As we head into the New Year, we are all being given a brand new chance to start anew through setting resolutions that will allow us creatives to enhance the perfection of our individual, visual craft. While we all look to better our artistic visions in any way possible, it is important to remember to keep searching for inspiration through everyday life – something the video above not only aids in, but additionally may teach you added techniques to enhance your creativity for 2013.
If you ever wondered what would happen if one were to digest 35mm film, look no further. A duo of creative-minded art students from the London’s Kingston University took it upon themselves to conduct the aforementioned experiment for their final project in a photography class, essentially making themselves a human camera.
Living Portraits: An Incredible Example of Artistic Expression – Enormous Prints Made by Grass and Photosynthesis
Every now and again, true testaments of creativity and artistic delivery emerge and reaffirm what some outside the box thinking and expressive ingenuity can yield. The latest realization of this comes at the first glance of Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey’s living grass portraits, resoundingly falling into the category of absolutely breathtaking.
In this day and age where camera comparisons are a dime a dozen, and the ever-so-rigid pixel-peepers are quick to jump at the chance to prove why his or her weapon of choice for motion picture capturing is superior to the next person’s, it easy to lose sight at what these devices are intended to do for a filmmaker in the first place- to provide the methods in which our stories, held deep within the depths of our creative minds, can be told.
A Photographer’s Inspiring Transition From Traditional Photography to Producing Huge Wet Plate Prints From the Back of a Truck
Usually, artistic inspirations can range from something as miniscule as a mere object, or as vast as a city skyline. Photographer Ian Ruther found inspiration from the latter, explicitly the Los Angeles skyline as seen from his apartment window. Little did he know that from this overwhelming revelation, a bright idea would emerge in his mind that would change the rest of his life.
Whether you call yourself an avid street photographer or whether you just occasionally dabble in the art form, documentaries like Chris Weeks’s film entitled Documenting the Human Condition are always a beneficial way to gain some perspective of how others, in this case, seasoned veterans, view, interact, and connect with the urban surroundings around them, which at its core is one of the most fundamental facets in becoming a great street photographer.
Hiding in the City: Liu Bolin’s Incredible Series of Images That Reinforce His “Invisible Man” Moniker
In early February, as many of you may recall, we covered a story on Chinese photographer and visual creative, Liu Xia. For those of you who might have missed the post, Liu Xia’s photographs were recently on view at Columbia University in New York. Her images depicted “ugly dolls” that were representations of her fellow Chinese citizens, victims of the injustices that stemmed from China’s political ideologies.
As we’ve experienced from learning and reading about Liu Xia, China’s political ups and downs have put their citizens in frustrating positions, many of them fearful of expressing themselves verbally and forced to rely on other measures of expression. Like Liu Xia, fellow Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin uses photography to explore the national Chinese personality in an effort to protest his nation’s government.
Darkness and Light: A 90 Minute Intimate Documentary on Portraitist and Fashion Photographer, Richard Avedon
As part of American Masters, an award-winning series of documentaries detailing the lives and works of iconic cultural artists, now in it’s 25th year of production, comes a very intimate and revealing 90 minute look into the mind, soul, and motivation behind the largely revered, but occasionally misunderstood American Photographer, Richard Avedon.