In cinema, they talk of the “jump cut”, when scenes switch abruptly without segue between them. The photographic style of Jenny Downing cuts away elements that other shooters might include. What’s missing defines what is, […]
More than 11 months into this series, and no nude has been featured—until today. The category offends some people, despite the beauty of the human form being subject of so much photographic art. Feliz Paloma Gonzalez almost exclusively shoots scantily clothed women, if they wear anything at all. His work is more tasteful than erotic; sensual but respectful. I picked today’s pic largely because of the eyes—and the expression the swabs of sunlight reveal behind them and in her facial expression.
“Feliz Paloma Gonzalez is a pseudonym I use, because not everyone has an open mind”, he says. “I have had to accept that and make compromises accordingly. Feliz Paloma is the name I would have been given had I been female, so the story goes”.
American-born actor turned Chinese movie star, Jonathan Kos-Read is our story of the day. “I play white guys in Chinese movies”, he says—and television shows, too. Going by Cao Cao on the mainland, the Los Angeles native relocated in the late 1990s to teach English. With a flare for acting and ability to convincingly speak Mandarin, Jonathan started an unlikely career in Asian cinema. Financial Times profiled Cao Cao in January of this year as did National Public Radio in February 2011.
Jonathan is a pretty good photographer, too. “I shoot actresses and actors on our sets”, he says. “Between films, to relax, I shoot friends, models, and street photography. I never shoot for money. Acting is an artistic job. I betray it for a paycheck. So I keep this part of my artistic life pure”. His LensCulture interview is an insightful look into his photographic lifestyle.
Film shooter Julien Chambon starts the first day of the last month in this series. Thirty more to go, and it’s a wrap. Maintaining the schedule is more challenging than expected, and I can’t always […]
Poignant best describes the street photography of Vincent Anderlucci, and today’s selection is typical. The Parisian shot self-titled “L’homme aux Pigeons” (“The Man with Pigeons”) one year ago today, using Canon EOS 70D and EF 70-200mm f/4L […]
Street portraiture can be among the most challenging photographic styles. It often means approaching random folks for permission to take close-in and personal shots. The process can intimidate those behind and in front of the camera. Days 95, 96, and 97 feature three stranger shoots. On our last triple-digit day in the series, we present another.
Peter Grifoni shot self-titled “Emma—Hands” one year ago today, using Olympus E-M1 and M. Zuiko 45mm F1.8 lens. Vitals: f/2, ISO 200, 1/640 sec, 45mm. I picked the pic for the woman’s body art contrast against the plaid skit. There are several others of the same subject: full body, torso, and torso alternate.
This series features plenty of selfies: Days 15, 142, 160, 201, 261, 275, 310, 316. Today’s selection differs by making the selfie-taker subject of the photo, which wins for clarity, color, contrast, and composition. The clutter behind adds character to […]
Sometimes simple is best: Black and white, single subject, and unambiguous setting. Self-titled “Streets of Italy” takes the Day for what isn’t making what it is. Thomas Renken used Nikon D7000 and 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens […]
Paris is known by many names, and surely “City of Love” is one of them—hence, today’s self-title. Reiner Girsch captured the sweet moment around April 9, 2015, when the photo uploaded to Flickr (he joined […]
The world feels different today, which is November 17th when I prepare this post for you. Russia confirms that a terrorist bomb felled Flight 9268, while Western forces increase air strikes against the Islamic State […]
We continue seven days of Paris street photography, with the fourth, self-titled “L’accordéoniste”, or “Accordionist”. Sylvain Courant describes: “Joueur d’orgue de barbarie sur les grands boulevards” (“Barrel organ player on the big boulevards”.) Sylvain shot our […]
Our Paris parade of street photography continues—my small way of showing solidarity with a nation mourning, following Friday the 13th’s terrorist attacks. Stéphane Toumayan extends a photographic meme flourishing across Flickr and other social sites: […]