For the upcoming summer/ fall, we will be planning our next vacation in Beijing or somewhere in China. I think it will be a great introductory to how's life in China and obviously to explore the magnificent neons spots! :) For the occasion, we are featuring the work of Ekaterina and her series titled: 'Beijing'. We have featured the work before by Ekaterina Busygina on Abduzeedo, it's always great seeing her progress and experiments.
Urbano is a new Lightroom preset created from the desire to bring to life some of the photos that look dull or poorly lit. Living in big cities we are surrounded by concrete and oftentimes a monotonous blend of colors be it concrete, asphalt, metal, and glass. On top of that, at least in my case, I tend to always be at the right place at the wrong time. That means the lighting is never ideal for the look I am trying to capture.
One of my goals for 2020 is to get back to photography and simply have fun with it. Perhaps get a bit better, but the main goal is to have fun capturing the surroundings. I will also be posting most of them on Unsplash so everyone can get them for free. I will also, shameless, post them here on Abduzeedo, which it is nothing more than a personal blog. I hope you enjoy them and if you want to have your photos featured email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I really do enjoy when brands work on a collaborative partnership that triggers creativity and also finding ways to make us work with our hands more. Since almost everything can be achieved digitally, it's great to be reminded of basic principles. That's why I thought it would be great to share the work of Elen Winata and her collaboration with Lomography. Together, they worked to visualize the Lomo 'Instant', let's take a look!
Apple! Products that we love and sometimes love to hate. Personally, I am a huge Apple fanboy, I have used their products for such a long time. I always admired their care for design and how we can become easily obsessed by them. Following this argumentation, our friends from Unsplash launched today their new logo. We are happy for them and it's crazy how their product/platform just keep growing and expanding.
I would like to share the work from Axel Corjon, a creative director by day and a wanderer by night. You must recognize some of his design projects like jetlag.photos or fontface.ninja/. We are featuring his Alone in the Night Photography Series where it's a series of photos taken at night. I do agree with Axel that there is indeed something special about exploring places at night.
Elsa Bleda is a photographer and visual artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has been taking photographs of Istanbul, Johannesburg and more; she has a distinct style that would immediately make you remind of Blade Runner. When you think of this movie, you would think about scenes from cities from Tokyo, Hong Kong and etc. But it's much more than that when you think of it, the same inspiration can also be taken from any cities around the world.
It's #UnsplashAwards time. It's that exciting time of the year again where we are all coming together to celebrate YOU contributors for the next month. Starting today, you can now submit your photos through 10 categories, we will share them below. The finalists will be announced on November 27th, 2019 and we will make sure to announce them on ABDZ. As a proud partner of the #UnsplashAwards, we love supporting initiatives that pushes everyone including us to create a powerful impact in the community.
Our pal Kris Provoost did it again and shared the amazingness innovation tower design through photographs. The incredible work from Zaha Hadid Architect who is well-known in the community whatever you are into photography and architecture. Located in Hong Kong, more specifically home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. Imagine a 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and more.
Our good friend Cody Ellingham has shared with us his latest project titled: BANGKOK PHOSPHORS, it's basically a photobook of his journey through the old and new streets of nocturnal Bangkok. You can support his project that is now fully funded on Kickstarter. Big congrats to Cody! We took the liberty to share its entire project here, get ready to feast your eyes on pure capture of the streets of Bangkok.
Moment is easily one of my favorite brands out there, we have witnessed their early beginnings to this uplifting brand always making awesome new products and involving the community right to its core. If you don't know what Moment is and love mobile photography and filmmaking, check them out now. We are featuring today their new 37mm cinema filters for your phone, to polarize light, leaving you with a better image that you can’t replicate post-production. I might get this one for my collection.
We are thrilled to share the work of award-winning photographer Tom Hegen and his series about the 'Sand Dune' of the Namib desert, Africa. These photographs are stunning, fiery, and breathtaking. I would like to point out that these pictures are NOT taken from a drone, Tom mentioned and I quote: 'Photos were taken from a helicopter in Namibia.' which makes the series even more compelling. Tom is a true master at his craft, some of the photographs look totally unreal similar to CGI.
Kris Provoost has shared via his Behance, the colossal 'under construction' site of the upcoming Changzhou culture center located in the southern Jiangsu province, China. Picture a total floor area of 365,000 sq.m, which according to Archdaily is going to be six times the size of the Louvre in Paris. Designed by Gerkan, Marg & Partners, an international architectural company based in Hamburg, Germany.
I am delighted to share the photographs of a fellow Montrealer here on ABDZ, his name is Mustafa Hacalaki. We are following his pursuit of trailing silhouettes of strangers through light, shadows, and reflections. His photographs tells a story within an image and the result is pure street photography at its best. I just love how Mustafa presents a shot as if it was from a movie scene where the shadow is married to the final scene.
Bonjour la Suisse! To me, Switzerland is the country origin of the famous "triangular-shaped" chocolate brand Toblerone and the Swiss Alps. Fortunately, this country offers much more and how about a country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. That's amazing right?
To Celebrate 50 Years on the Moon, Hasselblad introduces the 907X Special Edition. It comes in matte black.
Hasselblad shared the news on commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. They publicly and proudly share this celebration on their role as the cameras chosen by NASA for space photography, it's a historical moment of the first humans on the Moon. In honour of this moment, Hasselblad launches the limited 907X Special Edition, which includes the 907X camera body and CFV II 50C digital back, both in matte black with commemorative “On the Moon Since 1969” anniversary text. Let's check it out.
We are excited to share our another interview in collaboration with the folks from Hasselblad. I had the opportunity to share a few questions with the Hasselblad Heroine named Anna Devís who is part of the duo of creatives with Daniel Rueda based in Valencia, Spain.
Our good pal Xavier Portela has shared with us his photography project titled: #HONGKONGGLOW. During a recent trip back to Hong Kong, China, he just couldn't resist continuing adding more goodness to its GLOW series. Look at these amazing street photography filled with neons at every block corners, I love how Xavier captures the rhythm of the streets with a combination of long exposure shots. Let's not talk about the colors, the accent to the red to almost pink surely does create a unique and stylish tone.
Today is a big day for the wondrous folks from Hasselblad, the Swedish manufacturer has announced new cameras like a more affordable, faster X1D II, the prestigious legacy camera CFV II 50C where you will be able to mix and match your own system. It's a beautiful combination of history and modern technology that Hasselblad was able to accomplish.
Chernobyl is a mini-series currently streaming on HBO and it's quite sensational. Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, Chernobyl tells the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history.