These Autoportraits Are The Embodiment Of Artistic Intimacy

Chantal Convertini was enamoured by photography since she received her first camera at the age of 15. As you can see in her Instagram she shoots a bit of everything, but the Swiss photographer has a natural inclination to portraiture, evident in her amazing self portraits. Light plays an important role in her photography. Whether she is using natural light or is illuminated by a lamp, her images transmit an emotion and intimacy to her audience.

“Wherever I go I see things that catches my eye. I love to create images of all kinds of things,” she says. “Sometimes it’s about the moment, sometimes about colors and lines and sometimes just about making art.”

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Striking Black And White Photographs Of Venice Beach Eccentrics In 1984

In 1984, Brazilian photographer Claudio Edinger documented the rainbow of oddballs who called the countercultural Southern California beach neighborhood home. The photographs he took of the denizens of Venice Beach in their natural habitat: a bodybuilder in the surf, a roller skater soaring over an aging skateboarder, beachgoers showering off after a day in the sun.

He started with photography in the 1970s and hasn’t stopped since then. Since 1983 he has released an amazing number of monographs covering images of the famous Chelsea Hotel (1983), Venice Beach (1985), Brazil’s Carnaval (1996) and São Paulo (2009) amongst others.

Today Claudio works with a large format camera. He uses selective focus and an experimental use of color.


© Claudio Edinger

Natasha Hankle and John Hayden: She is an ex-Playboy Playmate, and he is an actor. His most notable role was in Valley Girl. John wants to continue in acting, and Natasha would like to go into word processing. They’ve been together since high school.

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© Claudio Edinger

Tony Braithwaite: A sound engineer, he believes that hanging upside down is the secret to a long life. “It changes the force of gravity on your body; it strengthens your back, fortifies your organs, and helps stop sagging and aging,” he says. “And you see the world in a better perspective.”


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Kay Baxter: She was voted the best Woman Body Builder in the World from 1979 through 1983. “I want to remain young forever,” she says. Her motto is, “If you don’t use it you lose it.”


© Claudio Edinger

Linda Albertano: Her first night in Venice, she discovered that a former school chum had been strangled on a nearby beach. She calls Venice a “slum by the sea,” but appreciates the reduced rents. A former jam singer, she wrote the music for Sam Shepard’s play The Unseen Hand. She lives in a 13-room home bought with a student loan.


© Claudio Edinger

Linda Albertano: Her first night in Venice, she discovered that a former school chum had been strangled on a nearby beach. She calls Venice a “slum by the sea,” but appreciates the reduced rents. A former jam singer, she wrote the music for Sam Shepard’s play The Unseen Hand. She lives in a 13-room home bought with a student loan.


© Claudio Edinger

Venice Beach, LA 1984.


© Claudio Edinger

“In 1977 the first roller-skates store opened in Venice, and with polyurethane wheels the skaters multiplied all over the boardwalk — Venice became the rollerskating capital of America.” —Los Angeles Times


© Claudio Edinger

Hispanic family at the Boardwalk showers.


© Claudio Edinger

Terry Hershey: Trained as a nuclear engineer, he has been building pyramids on the beaches of Venice every Saturday for the last 10 years. “I like Venice because people here appreciate my work.” He began building pyramids after seeing the King Tut exhibit.


© Claudio Edinger

Rad Ish: Ish is a leader of a rock band named R.I.P. “Love Venice because people here are weirder than me — so I am sort of incognito,” he says. His name means “radically selfish,” and his goals in life is to shock people. “I’m not sitting here passively,” he asserts. “What are you doing?”


© Claudio Edinger

Rad Ish: Ish is a leader of a rock band named R.I.P. “Love Venice because people here are weirder than me — so I am sort of incognito,” he says. His name means “radically selfish,” and his goals in life is to shock people. “I’m not sitting here passively,” he asserts. “What are you doing?”


© Claudio Edinger

Muscle Beach: “Most of all, Venice’s acceptance-of-all philosophy helps all types stop pretending to be someone else and to begin being themselves.” —Sweet William, author of Venice of America


© Claudio Edinger

Liz Bevington aka Skateboard Mama: This grandmother is a manager of an apartment and skateboards through the boardwalk regularly. She also participated in the Senior Citizens Olympics and won three gold medals.


© Claudio Edinger

Kenny Johnson: A mechanic, he says he likes to come to Venice because of the girls. “I come to watch the bodies; I love to work on bodies.” It took him over eight months to refurbish his ’61 Chevy. “With this car,” he claims, “I get new girls every week.”


© Claudio Edinger

Tom Sewell: This former art director, gallery owner and salesman of Fuller brushes invented the “Pickle Mobile.” He covered his old Studebaker with polyurethane, “and it looked like a pickle.” He also has been a painter for topless dancers and sold a photo essay to Life magazine depicting the delirious adventures of a mistaken deposit of $500,000 in his checking account.

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“In The Name Of”: Quirky And NSFW Photography By Rodrigo Prada

“Stay strong” is Rodrigo Prada, Argentinian photographer based in Buenos Aires’ credo. This helps us understand his crude universe. There, strong and strange pictures might very well shock you. The only thing we know for sure is that Rodrigo sparks off curiosity.

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Ad Photographer Tyler Gray Captures Dark And Vibrant Photos Of The North America Suburbs

“Deam maker”, this is what we can read on Tyler Gray’s website. This commercial director’s photographs take us away, indeed, into a silent and reflective landscape, lit by cars’ headlights and the glow of dawn.

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Anonymous Virtual Traveller Creates Stunning Minimalist Photos By Using Goolge Street View

The anonymous author behind this great account uses the incredible richness of Google Street View, whose camera has gone all the way to the desert!

“Agoraphobia and anxiety limit my ability to travel, so I’ve found another way to see the world”.

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Sensual Photo Portraits By Erica Snyder

Here is an account that gathers just a few of Erica Snyder’s observations from this mysterious photographer. It’s raw, it’s sensual and very authentic. Madness or poetry? One thing is certain, she captivates us by her gaze.

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Dark, Surreal And Moody Photo Works By Simon Kerola

Simon Kerola a.k.a Johnny Keethon is a self-taught Swedish photographer working in Stockholm. His pictures can be read like cinematic creations, where memories from childhood and inspiring portraits blend together.

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Stuning Entries For The 2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest


“Coordillera”. “After this shot, I have been traveling the same route several times. I could not see the landscape I saw when I shot this picture again. That morning the light and shadows over the coordillera were just perfect. The moment I had to shoot this series will remain in my memory as a special gift from nature”. (Photo by Karsten Hoenack/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Nakameguro Cherry Blossoms”. “Illuminated cherry blossoms at night were fantastic and beautiful”. (Photo by Hiroki Inoue/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Geometry of the Sun”. “Teotihuacan means “the place where the gods were created,” and that’s the feeling you get when you visit this archaeological site in Mexico. This pyramid, the third-largest on Earth, was dedicated to the sun god, and its geometrical perfection can only inspire admiration for the civilization that built it. The grandeur of this behemoth is even greater compared with those tiny dots of humanity in the frame. Seemingly insignificant, but in the end also the makers of this wonder”. (Photo by Enrico Pescantini/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“First Train in the Street”. “The Enoshima railway runs on a street in a shopping district in Japan. There are people and cars during the day. Few were out in the early morning, when the first train ran slowly and the rails were wet with rain and appeared to glow”. (Photo by Hideyuki Katagiri/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Grand Canyon Just After the Rain”. “Just at sunrise, a storm approached the South Rim, and I almost packed my gear. But it cleared temporarily, giving me this amazing view from Powell Point. My first trip to this magnificent landmark left me speechless while I was taking this shot”. (Photo by Naresh Balaguru/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Lava Falls”. “Lava falls into the sea. Explosions occurred, and there was warm smoke. My camera lens got fogged up”. (Photo by Tetsuya Nomura/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Dry Jamuna River”. “The Jamuna River has almost vanished during the dry season. This aerial photograph was taken from Prem Jamunar Ghat’s point in Sariakandi upazila in Bogra, Bangladesh”. (Photo by MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Sisters”. “These Rajasthani sisters were sitting inside their house relaxing and enjoying cups of masala chai”. (Photo by Firdaus Hadzri/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“My Camel, My Shield”. “This was taken in Pushkar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, during the famous camel fair held there every year. This fair also attracts many tourists from all over the world. Herders from across India gather to trade, buy and sell their camels. It is one of the biggest camel fairs in the world”. (Photo by Sabbyy Sg/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Shepherd and the Wolf”. “Shepherds and herd dogs lead their flock of sheep and goats. This family was returning after feasting on the lush meadows of the Himalayas, and moments later they crossed Rupin Pass. Most of the goats carry basic items the shepherds need to survive the journey.The shepherd dogs have spiked collars, which are designed to give them a chance of surviving an attack from a leopard or a bear”. (Photo by Nitish Thakur/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Life From Above Barcelona”. “Aerial imagery that I captured of one of my favorite cities. I focused on the beauty, the symmetry and the curiosity of scenes of everyday life that we take for granted when viewed from our usual perspective. The people walking the streets below are unaware of the bigger picture to which they are a part of”. (Photo by Richard Vandegriend/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Tricycles in the City”. “In the older areas in Bangladesh, these tricycles are brilliant landscapes”. (Photo by Hiu Wan Yeung/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Botanic Garden”. “The famous high Supertree Grove made by steel for tourists in Gardens by the Bay in Singapore from a drone”. (Photo by Son Tong/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Behind the Hollywood Sign”. “Sunset over the City of Angels, shot behind the Hollywood sign. I couldn’t use my tripod for this shot as the fences behind the sign were too high, so I had to hand-hold my camera above the fence,hoping to get the shot I wanted. After a few tries and a few seconds of good light, I got the shot”. (Photo by Luc Mena/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“A Palace for the People”. “Architectural beauty doesn’t stop at the old awe-inspiring palaces in St. Petersburg. Going into the underground opens up a real feast for the eyes while walking through the marvelous metro stations”. (Photo by Christian Baumgartner/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Sugar and Gum Drops”. “The colorful streets of Bo Kaap in South Africa weren’t always this way. The facades were once mandated to be a drab, uniform color during Apartheid. Afterward, the residents painted their homes every color of the rainbow to celebrate their freedom from oppression”. (Photo by Stephanie Miller/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Village of Rainbow”. “Choi Hung estate, literally meaning “the Village of Rainbow” in Cantonese, is a neighborhood with a vivid paint job in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Look how the drying laundry resembled Emojis!”. (Photo by Haitong Yu/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Fog Taking Over a Town During Sunset”. “I decided to take a cross-country trip by myself, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had. Seeing our country and how much it has to offer was magical. This was Sausalito, Calif., being overwhelmed by fog. It was amazing to watch from above. This was taken with a drone”. (Photo by Ricky Batista /National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Chasing Lunch”. “A baby black-tip reef shark swims through a swarm of silver sprats at lunchtime in the lagoon of Mirihi Island in Maldives”. (Photo by Mohamed Shareef/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Swimming Lessons”. “We spotted this mama and her two cubs swimming along the ice sheets in search of food”. (Photo by Karen larson/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Leopard Hunting a Stork”. “One-shot capture. I watched the leopard stalking the stork, I only had time to focus at 400mm, no time to change to high speed, I watched the stork, and as soon as it flapped its wings, I shot one shot”. (Photo by Paul Rifkin/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Peeking”. “A lizard hiding behind a large leaf”. (Photo by Limin Zhu/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Ordered vs. Disordered”. “Ordered vs. disordered in human-altered nature. I took this photo during a road trip across Victoria, Australia, in autumn”. (Photo by Amir Sezavar/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Sea of Clouds”. “Hiking in South Tyrol is a one-of-a-kind experience. It was the first time I was walking so close to the edge of a mountain, almost surrounded by clouds. Nature’s power in these situations reminds us that we’re only guests on this planet”. (Photo by Guillaume Flandre/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Formation”. “When we arrived at the Rio Tarcoles in Costa Rica and I saw what a fantastic formation the sharp-mouthed crocodiles are, I could not help myself. I started my drone and began to photograph them from the air. My heart was beating like crazy because I was incredibly excited. On the one hand, I was a bit scared for the drone, on the other hand I was so happy about the unique moment”. (Photo by Niklas Weber/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Next Generation”. “Nemobabies – some more days and they are coming out”. (Photo by Claudia Peyer/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Mermaid”. “This calf was always with mom. A curious calf sometimes came to us”. (Photo by Reiko Takahashi/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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Moody Portrait Photography By The Russian Photographer Alexander Kurnosov

Alexander Kurnosov is a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Moscow, Russia. Alexander focuses on portraiture, he shoots awesome fashion, glamour, street style and lifestyle portrait photography.

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Neon, Moody And Cinematic Nightscapes Of Shanghai And Beyond By Victor Chiang

Sick colors urban photography by Victor Chiang a.k.a. aka_swaggy, talented self-taught photographer, youtuber and urban explorer currently based in Shanghai, China. Victor captures moody, nighttime scenes that radiate a dream-like fluorescent glow.

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