Websites, part 12
Traditionally or not, we tend to take journeys that seem to lead us much further then we ever thought. Photography is one of them, as it can suddenly carry you in unexpected places, at the turn of a page, or at a click of a mouse. Sometimes its not about the voyage but all in the destination. Photographers have taken the trip for us and have returned with that sense of determination that carries us in other dimensions. Mostly, those are emotional, leaving along trail of satisfied accomplishment, even though we do not do much more than look. And understand. The places we visit today have some of that appeal , brilliantly enhanced by the compassionate eye of some very talented editors.
E-Photoreview is not so much about great photography as it is about those who create them. Almost daily, this site created in Italy brings you online interview of a variety of talented photographers that take great pleasure in explaining a little bit more of their work. Done mostly vi a Skype, these interviews allow you to see the images while hearing the photographer explaining their process. They don’t really talk about technique as much as they talk about process and inspiration. There is a great and wide variety of styles, talents to be discovered and talents to be rediscovered. Some of the videos are in Italian but most are in English. Tip : click on the full screen option before viewing the videos so you can see the images better.
If you do not know Trunk Magazine, you should. It is a magazine about travel unlike any travel magazine you have ever seen. It brings to life the fascinating places in the world with rich curiosity without all the usual commercial mumbo jumbo that usually fill traditional travel magazine. This is for the sophisticated traveler that is more interested in knowing more about the world, its various cultures than about the cheapest hotel with the best beaches. The photography, and photographers that they use are a strong reflexion of their approach. Trunk’s photo essay “Life on Mars” recently received a Merit Award at the 2011 Publication Design Awards. Obviously the print magazine is their main focus but their website has a lot to show.
Feature Shoot is a very interesting animal. Curated by a young and talented photo editor, it is a refreshing goldmine of talented photography. Probably because it is very personal, the result is universal. Lots and lots of beautiful portfolio, in a very simple and fresh lay out that makes it a pleasure to visit regularly. It covers all types of photography , from emerging to establish and is never afraid to take risks, mostly with great surprise.
Rob Galbraith – Digital Photography Insights
Rob Galbraith is a photographer for Reuters and a geek. He has such a passion for photographic equipment and software that he has blog about it. A very famous one. However, he loves images too and very often will showcase images that he liked. This one is no exception. On his April 6 post, he published a short but very impressive series of images taken by Carl de Souza, an AFP photographer. Carl has been covering Pakistan for a long time now, for the French wire service. In between covering hard news and political turmoil, he has also taken upon himself to photograph the work of metal workers. You can see a few of the resulting images on Rob Galbraith’s site. You can stay longer if you like to learn everything about new photographic equipment.
The Wedding Photojournalist Association
Your first impression might be of discuss or boredom, but think again..and mostly watch. The Wedding Photojournalist Association revels on its award pages some of the most beautiful, sensitive, funny or just plain emotional seen in a long time. Some of these photographers, from the whole world, are probably award winning photojournalist who lost their day jobs at their local newspaper. While it is a lost to us, it is certainly not for a lot of couples worldwide. In this gallery of winners, one can see some of the best of the best. A must visit.