When Photos Looked Like Paintings: Dreamy Landscape Photographs Taken By Leonard Misonne

Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne (1870-1943) trained as an engineer before discovering photography. Raised in Gilly, Belgium, the photographer traveled throughout his homeland and beyond to capture the landscape and people of Europe in the Pictorialist style.

Photographs, characterized by soft, painterly scenes, were created through alternative printing processes that utilize materials such as oil and gum bichromate. The Pictorialist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries sought to elevate photography to the level of other fine arts such as painting and sculpture.

Misonne said, “The sky is the key to the landscape.”

This philosophy is clear in many of Misonne’s images, often filled with billowing clouds, early morning fog, or rays of sunlight. The artist excelled at capturing his subjects in dramatic, directional light, illuminating figures from behind, which resulted in a halo effect. Favoring stormy weather conditions, Misonne often found his subjects navigating the streets under umbrellas or braced against the gusts of a winter blizzard.

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When Photos Looked Like Paintings: Dreamy Landscape Photographs Taken By Leonard Misonne

Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne (1870-1943) trained as an engineer before discovering photography. Raised in Gilly, Belgium, the photographer traveled throughout his homeland and beyond to capture the landscape and people of Europe in the Pictorialist style.

Photographs, characterized by soft, painterly scenes, were created through alternative printing processes that utilize materials such as oil and gum bichromate. The Pictorialist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries sought to elevate photography to the level of other fine arts such as painting and sculpture.

Misonne said, “The sky is the key to the landscape.”

This philosophy is clear in many of Misonne’s images, often filled with billowing clouds, early morning fog, or rays of sunlight. The artist excelled at capturing his subjects in dramatic, directional light, illuminating figures from behind, which resulted in a halo effect. Favoring stormy weather conditions, Misonne often found his subjects navigating the streets under umbrellas or braced against the gusts of a winter blizzard.

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Ohio Youth Of The 1970s – Lovely Photos Of Long-Haired Teenage Girls In Dayton From 1974-75

Does long hairstyle make you more gracefully? These glamorous photos of teenage girls in the middle of 1970s from Tony Alter that may give you the answer.

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The Bride Was Busy During The Pre-Wedding Shoot, So They Had the Groomsman Fill In For Her

When groom Doshinski and his bride were at a pre-wedding venue viewing, the bride wasn’t able to do the pre-wedding photoshoot… Luckily, the groomsman was there to fill in.

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David Bowie Unseen: A Hidden 1967 Photoshoot

“He was very polite,” says Gerald Fearnley, who took these photographs of 20-year-old David Bowie in 1967. “I don’t remember how he ended up in my studio, but I was probably the only person he knew with a camera and a studio.”

Gerald Fearnley’s photoshoot with David Bowie remained unpublished until now. Although one of Fearnley’s photos was used on the cover of Bowie’s debut album. It failed to chart.

And when the label dropped him, Bowie took a break, re-emerging in 1969 with Space Oddity. At the time of these photos, Bowie was taking classes with the dancer, actor and mime artist Lindsay Kemp.

“Mime is a marvellous medium,” Bowie told Melody Maker in 1969. “It requires a lot of concentration on the part of the audience.”

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Polish Photographer Ewelina Zych Proves You’re Not A Real Photographer In Slavic Country If You Don’t Have A Rural Photo-Shoot

We know we had at least dozen articles about Slavic folklore photo shoots, but since many of you like to see them for various reasons like seeing slavic beauties in wonderful ethnic dresses or you just enjoy good photography art. So another one comes from Poland and this one was made by Polish photographer and stylist Ewelina Zych.

We have no idea who are the wonderful models in the photo-shoot but you will appreciate Ewelina’s work anyway.

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A Midnight Walk Through The Neon-Hued Streets Of Asian Cities By Marcus Wendt

While on a recent trip through Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Seoul, London-based photographer Marcus Wendt found himself suffering from a bout of jetlag induced insomnia and ended up wandering the streets of several cities late at night.

With a camera in-hand he captured these mesmerising shots that channel the cyberpunk vibe of movies like Bladerunner where narrow urban alleys are bathed in cool ultraviolet light.

More info: Marcus Wendt, Instagram, Facebook, Behance (h/t: colossal)










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When Eight-Year-Olds Worked The Streets: Lewis Hine’s Beautiful Vintage Portraits Of Young Workers In America

Western Union messenger, Providence, Rhode Island, 1912. The young boy was nicknamed ‘Speed’

Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, Lewis Hine documented the working and living conditions of children in American cities between 1908 and 1924

h/t: theguardian

Gum vendors, New York City, 1910

Vegetable pedlars, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915

Gum vendors and newspaper sellers, Washington DC, 1912. The smallest kids, Sam Kipnis, David Stierman and Abram Furr, were 11 years old

Street seller, Wilmington, Delaware, 1910. The child running a stall at King Street market

Shoe shine, New York City, 1910. Frank Villanello at his father’s stand in Greenwich Avenue

Basket Seller, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1908. Marie Costa captured on a Saturday morning in August at Sixth Street market

Chicken vendors, Cincinnati, 1908. Heyman Mormer (nine), Willie Mormer (12), Reubenstein (12) at Sixth Street market

Bootblack, New Haven, Connecticut, 1909

Courier, Houston, Texas, 1913. Marion Davis, 14, working for the Bellevue Messenger Service. ‘Been a messenger off and on for two years. Not supposed to go to the Reservation under 16 years, but I do just the same. The boss don’t care and the cops don’t stop me.’

Postal Telegraph messengers, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1908

Garment seller, Boston, 1912. Vitto Romano, aged 12, carrying garments from 30 Blackstone Street

Newspaper sellers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1910. Philip Weinstein, aged eight, and an older boy. They sometimes worked until 10 or 11pm

Bootblack and newsboy, Providence, 1912. Stanley Steiner, the bootblack, aged 10, sold until 1am. Jacob Botvin, the other newsboy, aged 13

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The Magical Beauty Of Mushrooms Captured By Jill Bliss

Jill Bliss is an artist (and naturalist, educator, farmhand, caretaker, and deckhand) who lives on a small island in the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest.

In 2012 she sold her house and nearly everything she owned to move to the island and reconnect with nature after a busy career as a designer in New York and San Francisco. Using a wide assortment of the beautifully vibrant wild fungi she finds, Bliss turns them into stunning arrangements and photographs them for a project she calls Nature Medleys. Details »

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Stunning Finalists Photos From The “Through Our Eyes” Homeless Photography Project

A team in Spartanburg, SC recently handed out 100 disposable Fujifilm cameras to the homeless with one simple instruction – to photograph their lives. The outreach, the third homeless project by Through Our Eyes, is an effort to encourage photographers and build awareness about the issue of homelessness in communities.

“It was an atmosphere that was full of excitement. I was standing in a middle aisle and it just caught my eye for some reason.”

The Seekers by Trisha McMillan

In addition to the camera, each participant is given a shirt with the word “photographer” printed boldly on the back as to give them a new identity beyond simply “homeless.”

The photographers had five days to take pictures. A team of judges from the community considered each of the 800+ images the cameras yielded. They then narrowed the field to the 20 finalists.

Jason Williamson, creator of the Through Our Eyes Project, was admitted to tearing up when looking at the photographs.

“No matter how many hundreds of photos you see from the streets, you never get over the conditions that many people live in. These photos are powerful.”

The top 20 photos will be on display August 1-30 in the Artists’ Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center. Accompanying each photo will be a title/description by the photographer, the photographer’s portrait and a donation box. The community will vote on photos by placing money into the corresponding donation boxes. At the end of the month, the photographs with the most donations will be declared the winners. The top three finalists will receive physical prizes specific to their current needs, and the monetary donations will be given to organizations that minister to the homeless in Spartanburg.

More info: Through Our Eyes, Indiegogo

“I thought it was funny to think about how many bottoms had sat in that chair. Where we hang out, it’s being thoroughly used.”

Rest Your Bones by Candice Fowler

“I was feeling bad that people have to live under a truck like that. At the mission, we’ve got food, water, shelter and I’m grateful that I have a place to live that’s not like this.”

Between a Truck and a Hard Place by Teressa Blanton

“I was scared that I was walking up on someone. It made me cry to see it. It’s what people call home.”

Magnolia Tree by Teressa Blanton

“My daughter just seemed happy regardless of the situation we’re in. I teach her to be grateful for what she has and not to worry about what we don’t have.”

Joy by T. Jones

“I was going through a lot. Sometimes you have to go through things in order to get closer to God.”

Pain Free by Donald Edwards

“I was thinking about the day when we became homeless. I knew when we laid down at the end of the day, we could still count on God to care for us.”

Through the Storm by Melissa Basden

“I wanted to show people what it’s like being at SPIHN [a shelter] and going from church to church to stay.”

Hope for a Brighter Day by Sha’Quila Ellis

“Chris is more of a cat person, but he was getting along so well with Diamond.”

Puppy Love by Roddrick Miller

“Diamond was a rescue dog. Her owners kicked her out of a moving car and my friend Chris and I have been taking care of her for a month. The local pet store gave us 20lbs of food for her.”

Dog Days of Summer by Roddrick Miller

“The man’s family lives in a house, but the man lives in the shed. No matter what you do in your life, your family should forgive you.”

Wanting to Feel Loved by Malinda Clark

“This is a light in my one room apartment and there’s roaches in the light. I’ve been in there for about six months. These roaches are even swimming in the toilet.”

It’s Disgusting by Steven Dailey

“Oh! I had to get a doughnut! This was my reward for working hard. I hadn’t been working for 20 years, but I am working again. My abilities are much greater than my disabilities.”

Change for a Donut by Debra Heanu

“I was walking up the road and that’s what I saw. It was truly not planned, but it’s how a lot of people get around.”

A Walk in Our Shoes by Tonya Lee

“I took this because it represents where homeless people sleep. I’m not homeless right now, but I have been through hard times. You can see that people have been there recently. God is our refuge in time of need.”

A Place of Refuge by Titania Stephens Jones

“We took our car to get washed at this car wash and met the man that stays there. I bought him some food and left it for him and the blanket on his bed.”

Living Under the Weather by Titania Stephens Jones

“I want to show what happened to me. I had nowhere else to go, so I drove my beat up Sidekick here. I want to show people that even though I’m at a shelter, I can still have a sense of humor and there’s something to laugh about. I might not have a home right now, but there’s more to me than just that.”

A Little Bit of Me by Joseph Mowers

“They need some help, a place to stay, a job. You’ve got to have a start in order to finish. Why not start from the ground up?”

You’ve Gotta Start Somewhere by Marvin Landrum

“We were sitting there having a drink and it was spur of the moment. I said, ‘let me take your picture.’ Time is all we have. If you’re going to take the time to pose, I’m going to take the photo.”

Time by Marvin Landrum

“She’s diabetic. I just gave her some test tubes. She’s sick and tired of being homeless. I’m not homeless, but these are my friends.”

Sick and Tired by Marvin Landrum

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