Photo of the Day: Convoy of Hope

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Combination picture shows local residents and volunteers from nearby churches holding hands while connecting and praying with one another during a community event hosted by the Convoy of Hope in Forestwood Park in Ferguson, Missouri, United States, July 25, 2015. (Photo by Adrees Latif/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/photo-of-the-day-convoy-of-hope/

Photographer Transforms His Kitchen Into a Skatepark for Fruits and Vegetables

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Since childhood, Paris-based photographer Benoit Jammes has held a passion for skateboarding and extreme sports; although throughout the years he has turned his attention towards his artistic pursuits, he has found a way to marry his boyhood passion and his current everyday life with Skitchen, a photographic investigation into the unknown and clandestine adventures of foods.


While Jammes maintains the various produce and ingredients pictured in Skitchen do in fact come to life once we turn our backs, he does admit to a tiny bit of post-processing. For the most part, however, the scenes are true to life, and the photographer takes care to build believable and real scenarios in the kitchen.


When asked what he hopes audiences will draw from the project, he reports that he wants to inspire us to get creative, both in the pantry and in the skatepark. He ends on an elusive and playful note: “There’s no magic in this series; the most difficult thing is to be discreet to get the perfect shot of a perfect grind without being seen!” says the artist before letting out a laugh.








Via Feature Shoot

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/photographer-transforms-his-kitchen-into-a-skatepark-for-fruits-and-vegetables/

A Photographer Took Delightfully Messy Photos Of Meals In Mid-Air

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Sometimes it takes the most meticulously-laid plans to achieve true chaos, and no one understands this better than London-based photographer Piotr Gregorczyk, whose Flying Food series captures the topsy-turvy projectiles of lavish meals as they leap from the plates on which they have been so carefully arranged.


Flying Food is a tribute to kitchen pandemonium, and Gregorczyk admits that the endeavor resulted in more than a couple food spills and liquid splatters, but its messy qualities belie the immense organization that went into making such dynamic imagery. The unpredictability of fluid elements have always intrigued the photographer, who used this commissioned shoot for Men’s Health as an opportunity to explore the splashes and tendrils that could be created with sauces and condiments.


The goal, explains Gregorczyk, was to make the meals look buoyant and light to compliment a feature about healthy eating. Before shooting, he came in with a clear idea of what could be done in studio and what needed to be done post-production; in the end, he reports that about sixty percent of it is true to real life, with the remaining forty having been cleverly manipulated afterwards. When pressed for technical details (and we did pry), the photographer chooses to remain silent about the specifics of his technique, admitting that he keeps his secrets closely guarded.











Via Feature Shoot

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/a-photographer-took-delightfully-messy-photos-of-meals-in-mid-air/

“HAZMAT Surfing” Photos Predict a Poisonous, Dark Future for Our Oceans

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When Washington-based photographer Michael Dyrland visited Los Angeles for a shoot, he anticipated surfing the open sea and riding the waves beneath the sunny sky. What he found, he admits, was not what he had hoped; after an evening of heavy rains, he was confined to the shore for days, the ocean contaminated with ten billion gallons of runoff composed of— as the photographer puts it— “sewage, garbage, oil, and shit (literally, human fecal matter).” Had he paddled into the water, Dyrland would have been vulnerable to staph infections, respiratory illness, MRSA, and Hepatitis C.


That fateful autumn trip laid the seeds for what would become HAZMAT Surfing, a series by which the photographer imagines what life might be like twenty or twenty-five years into the future, when our waters become so poisoned that we might only enter them in full biohazard gear. The more he dug into the issue of polluted seas, the more alarmed Dyrland became. He mentions the the Great Pacific garbage patch, a literal island of waste that stretches across the ocean.


According to Michael Dyrland: “I traveled to Los Angeles in October 2014 to take photos for my childhood friend who lives there. I was really looking forward to this trip because I wanted to make the most of it and try my hand at surfing. One night it started raining really hard and being from Bellingham, WA I am used to rain and didn’t think twice about it. When I woke up the following morning, I asked my friend when we could go out and he said “Are you crazy? No one goes in the water after it rains. You could get MRSA, hep C, virus, respiratory infection, etc.” I was shocked. Because it rains so infrequently in LA, all the sewage, garbage, oil, and shit (literally, human fecal matter) runs right down the streets into the sand and the ocean. During a typical rain storm as much as 10 billion gallons of rain runoff enters the ocean.”


“Upon returning to Bellingham, I kept thinking about not being able to go surfing while I was down there. The inability to enter the water for three days was crazy to me so I decided to raise awareness surrounding the decreasing water quality of our oceans. I developed the idea for this photo shoot and called it “HAZMAT Surfing”. I think if we continue with this pollution trend we are in right now, in 25 years people will have to throw on a hazmat suit to go surfing in order to protect themselves from all the contaminates and pollution in the ocean. Ever heard of Garbage Island?”








Via Bored Panda, Feature Shoot

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/hazmat-surfing-photos-predict-a-poisonous-dark-future-for-our-oceans/

Photo of the Day: The Rescued Cat

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Michael Mautner, Eatontown, holds a soaked kitten who was rescued by firefighters working at the Twin Brooks Apartment complex fire in Ocean Township, N.J., Tuesday, August 4, 2015. (Photo by Thomas P. Costello/The Asbury Park Press via AP Photo)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/photo-of-the-day-the-rescued-cat/

Photographer Shoots Marvelous Photos of His Daughter in the Style of Classic Paintings

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Artists around the world have long inspired by the works of Old Masters like Rembrandt, Raphael and Vermeer. Following their style has never been easy, particularly in photography. When Australian photographer Bill Gekas recreated the style through his photographs, he chose to star his five-year-old daughter as the subject.








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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/photographer-shoots-marvelous-photos-of-his-daughter-in-the-style-of-classic-paintings/

Children Photography by Lisa Holloway

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Lisa Holloway is an internationally published, award winning fine art portrait photographer residing in rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since day one, Lisa is completely self taught and works exclusively with natural light. Here are her recent works to capture beautiful moments of children’s life.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/children-photography-by-lisa-holloway/

89-Year-Old Grandma Becomes a Beautifully Unexpected Bridesmaid

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Bride-to-be Christine Quinn was preparing for her wedding day and decided to ask her Nana Betty to stand by her side as a bridesmaid. What she didn’t expect was for the 89-year-old grandmother to accept her request. “She asked me about 10 times, ‘Are you sure?’ and ‘Why would you want an old lady in your bridal party?'” Christine told The Huffington Post. “A few times she even said ‘All of your bridesmaids are young and pretty, why would you want me?’ Obviously Nana is beautiful too. Just look at those photos!”


It turned out to be a wonderful turn events that Nana Betty agreed to her granddaughter’s request. She ended up making the celebration even more special and memorable than it already was, proving that age is just a number. “You’re only as old as you feel and I feel young today,” said the beautiful bridesmaid. She even got on the party bus with the rest of the wedding party and danced the night away. More than just celebrating the union of two people on this special day, it was also about celebrating the ageless joys of life.



Via My Modern Met, The Huffington Post, Bored Panda

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/89-year-old-grandma-becomes-a-beautifully-unexpected-bridesmaid/

Photo of the Day: Dogs On The Roof

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Dogs stand on the roof of a home in a flooded village at Kalay township at Sagaing division, August 2, 2015. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/photo-of-the-day-dogs-on-the-roof/

Maryna Linchuk by Vincent Peters

Maryna Linchuk by Vincent Peters


Belarusian fashion model Maryna Linchuk photographed by Vincent Peters and styled by Miranda Almond for Uk Harper’s Bazaar September 2015.





via photogrist

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/maryna-linchuk-by-vincent-peters/