I found this amazing capture while searching the Web for Postcard shots for my postcard blog and as the law of Randomness would have it I found Kirk's amazing Flickr Photostream where I had the best time traveling through his photos. This one in particular jumped out at me, not just because of the artfulness of his subject but because of the back story. Kirk gives this distinguished gentlemen copies of this incredible photo (so that he can sell them) in exchange for the opportunity to photograph him. Love It!
At Kirk's Flickr Photostream you'll find everything from Musicians and Dancers to Protesters and Skaters, with everything between. Take a quick trip over to Flickr and I'm sure you'll be inspired as I have been :-)
"FairMail is a company producing fair-trade postcards and greeting cards in Peru and India
The photos on FairMail cards are taken by Peruvian and Indian underprivileged teenagers. The photographer gets 50% of the profits to help pay for studies and housing". On the back of the postcards there is a profile of the specific photographer.
I love the different techniques they are taught at their training sessions that they put into action. They are a great group on kids. I've had the privilege of becoming friends via facebook with a couple of them. They take incredible pride in their photography and take their training very seriously.It is an incredible opportunity for them to learn and to help them with their future.
The best part is that we get to help them buy purchasing their cards, calendars, etc.
Were would we be without the the visual proof of events that change lives? There was a time when words were all people had, but now we have the luxury and the responsibility to acknowledge events as they happen. Some of the recent images of Haiti are more than some of us can handle, but they make it easier to get things done.. and hopefully quickly~ Because when we see things as they are, we can not ignore the things that must be done.
This is a random find on Flickr. I just thought this was an awesome photo and had to share Keegan's beautiful work. Keegan is "an art major at Spring Arbor University w/graphic design & photography concentration." Go to his flickr and his blog Popular Mechanics for Lovers to see more cool stuff~
"Color, physically or psychologically considered, is extremely complex. While we have good reason to believe all persons with normal vision see colors the same way, the significance of colors may vary with each individual."
"At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been a visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature's monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans."
President James E. Carter Presenting Ansel Adams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
From Somewhere in the middle of a tobacco field known as North Carolina there is a Legendary Photographer posing as a Double Agent and his name is Beebo Wallace. Check out his Flickr for some Incredible Mood Altering Photos. Love It~
I'm still on a bit of a Photo History Kick and I thought I'd also continue with my Ship Theme. This is from the State Library of New South Wales Photo Collection, and this particular ship,the Endurance was part of an expedition to Antarctica. It was taken from a Glass Paget plate phototransparency. Isn't it amazing!
"Boris Neville plays with the cannon in front of the new clubhouse at the Royal Motor Yacht Club of NSW, Rose Bay, Sydney, at the start of the motor boat season, 19 September 1936/Sam Hood."
These cool shots are from Jessie Foley in Midland, Michigan. Jessie is a fellow Postcrossing Postcard Project enthusiast and aspiring photographer. Jessie has a Etsy store where some of her prints are available and does take requests, and she also has a Flickr Photostream. You'll find flowers, to Cars in her portfolio of Pictures, and all sorts of things in between. These Carnival shots are a few of my favorites!
These are from Xiaoyu who lives in Beijing, China and is a Photography and Chinese Literature student at her University. These are from her website Ailily. Xiaoyu enjoys portraits and Architecture both of which are represented at her beautiful portfolio at her website.
Xiaoyu also has some gorgeous beach and sunset photos.
At the Seaside
Be sure to visit Xiaoyu's website for the culture trip to China and for her lovely photography.
Getting a great picture doesn't just come from the "perfect" camera, It can also come from the perfect subject that just happens to be in the most common of places. I am of course a texture junkie so these pumpkin faces are some of my favorites which were captured by Elido Turco an Italian Photographer these are from his Flickr Photostream.
Elido Turco lives in Udine Italy and is a traveling professional Photographer where his portfolio encompasses every aspect of photography imaginable. His photo's will take you on a journey through all corners of the world and natural wonders. Be sure to check out Elido's Flickr Photostream as well as his Website.
The pumpkins are from Juker Farmart, a little village of Seegräben,where a farm in Switzerland is a popular destination for a day of fun. It's currently Pumpkin season at the farm and have been the main attraction. .
Always looking for the creativity in Life. I live in Plant City, Florida with my two sons(Ari and Andrew), my husband Jon, and Spooky our cat and Max our crazy dog.In my spare time I enjoy blogging and reading a good book , and Look forward to family summer vacations at the cottage in Michigan and some day will get to travel the world.
While I'm on my own creative journey, In my free time, I'm writing about things I love and enjoy, mostly creativity, things that hopefully inspire others and bring hope and joy. As I fight against following the EGO, I'm trying to live authentically and follow where the Muse takes me. I was lucky enough to travel as a child and be surrounded by talented, sweet people and know the struggles and frustrations of following the roads less traveled., so this is just me having fun enjoying the journey :-)