The Best Photos From The First Half Of B&W Child 2018 Photo Competition

Portrait: 1st PLACE: “Zephyr” by Lee Jeffries, UK B&W Child Photo Competition is the biggest international photo competition that showcases the very best of black and white child photography from around the globe every year. Ever since 2014, we are giving emerging child photographers priceless exposure and a chance to be discovered. The competition hands out awards in 4 different categories:...

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The Photographer Terry O’Neill Is Eighty

Jean Shrimpton, 1964. ‘People used to say she looked like a doll, so I took her to a doll’s hospital I used to pass on my way to the office. She was the best model I ever photographed, without a living doubt.’ Terrence Patrick “Terry” O’Neill is eighty. Born in Romford, Essex just over a year before the start of ww2 within ten years he was meeting celebrities at theatre stage doors collecting...

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Meet Ilya Shtutsa, The Master Of The Russian Street Phoptography

Ilya Shtutsa (b. 1972) is a street and documentary photographer based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Founding member of Observecollective. Winner of Urban Picnic Street photography award 2014, shortlisted in many other competitions. Worked for Russian newspapers, such as Molodoy Dalnevostochnik in Khabarovsk and Nevskoe Vremya in Saint-Petersburg. Studied photography in Saint-Petersburg school Tsekh under guidance of Sergey Maximishin. Now works on long-term documentary projects and on applying methods of prosess-oriented psychology in street photography.

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“Flesh Love Returns”: Japanese Photographer Captured Intimate Photos Of Vacuum-Sealed Couples

“Flesh Love Returns” is a photo series by Japanese artist and photographer Haal who is photographing couples that he meets in nightclubs and arranges them like pieces of meat inside bags meant to store futons and blankets. He then seals their conjoined bodies inside the bag using a household vacuum that sucks out all of the air.

For this project, “Flesh Love Returns”, the Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi photographed over 80 couples. Kawaguchi says the men panic more often than the women. A few have struggled for air while in the bag and one man ended up pissing himself. The women just want to look good, he says.

“Between those who love each other are instinctively attracted, and they hope to become the one. To represent this power of love, I have photographed couples vacuum-sealed. This time I started a project called “Flesh Love Returns”, shot the couple’s most important place. Shooting location is decided by the couples, then I decide the best angle there. Some couples choose their own room, some choose the workplace where they first met, and some choose a restaurant where they had a date for the first time. Two people were packed perfectly in their best place. It is unalloyed packed couple without even air between them. I think this is the ultimate substantial portrait.”

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“Jewels in the Night Sea”: Japanese Photographer Captures The Underwater Life Of The Ocean Creatures

Ryo Minemizu, one of Japan’s emerging stars in the field of marine life photography and the 2017 winner of the Nikkei National Geographic photography prize, captures the beauty and complexity of plankton that drift in our planet’s oceans and other bodies of water in meticulous detail. The paddle of a Lysmata zoea larva. (Photo by Ryo Minemizu/The Guardian) Batesian mimicry by a Soleichthys fish...

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Stunning Photos From The British Beard & Moustache Championships In Blackpool

Here are photos from the fourth biannual British Beard & Moustache Championships which took place in Blackpool recently. The charity fundraising event which saw hundreds of people participated in it was organized by a Blackpool bearded men’s club.





















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Marvelous Female Portrait Photography By Kevin O’Donohue

Gorgeous female portraits by Kevin O’Donohue, a talented photographer, and retoucher currently based in New York City. Kevin focuses on portraiture. He shoots awesome beauty, street style, fashion, and lifestyle portrait photography.

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Someone Is Showing That All Instagram Photos Are Starting To Look The Same And It’s Pretty Freaky

Did you ever scroll through Instagram and get a nagging sense of deja vu? There is a reason why. Insta Repeat is an account dedicated to highlighting the ‘visual sameness’ of many Instagram pics, tracking the ‘trends’ of influencers who see where the likes are and follow along to the same places, and strike the same poses.

An anonymous 27-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska, is the brains behind the account. The filmmaker and artist told Photoshelter that “A purpose of Insta Repeat is to critique originality in media creation through the lens (pun intended) of this one ‘genre’ of Instagram photography accounts.”

Living in Alaska, a huge wilderness where so many ‘adventurers’ come to explore, she was struck by how the same few places and scenarios kept showing up again and again on her feed.

“I have noticed it in general on a lot of different platforms and media and have been guilty of it myself for sure,” she told Bored Panda. “Artists and creators fall into patterns. But I think that what is happening on Instagram is more extreme.”

She seems to enjoy the irony behind these images, often tagged with trendy slogans about ‘authenticity’ and ‘creative living,’ when contrasted with almost identical photos of other people claiming much the same things. Turns out that while many people may believe that they are pretty special, they are, knowingly or not, following a generic formula that has been laid out and done countless times before.

“I chose the outdoorsy type to focus on because I see it a lot because of where I live but more importantly because I think think the “genre” celebrates a “free” and “authentic” lifestyle that is antithetical to the sameness of all the photos.”

It’s certainly a fascinating idea, and one that exposes some truths about the influencer ‘game’ that is being played out. She has attracted some negativity for this but she says the page is not meant to criticize or belittle anyone. “I am interested in exploring the choice to make an image that has, in essence, already been made.”

“The most amazing thing that has happened since starting the account is people engaging in critical debate on originality and the creation of media. There are some really in-depth discussions going on in the comment threads.”

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Urrban Nightscapes Of Hong Kong In Photographs By Nikolaus Gruenwald

Stunning urban nightscapes by Nikolaus Gruenwald, a talented photographer, and retoucher based in Stuttgart, Germany. Nikolaus focuses mainly on travel and street photography. He recently visited Hong Kong to capture spectacular urban landscapes.

“Tiny houses are everywher.. Even Hong Kong has them now! But seriously, this is a documentation about the part of Hong Kong that fascinates me the most: the blending of older houses from the early years, some 30 story buildings from the eighties and new modern financial buildings that can be found in Central and Sheung Wan. It’s obvious that the smaller houses won’t be there forever since space is precious, so I decided to document them as long as they are still there….”

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Limitless Boundaries Of The Human Body In Photographs By Cody Choi, Professional Dancer And Photographer

By Cody Choi, former Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake dancer & Ada Ooi formed in 2008, explores the human body and mind through different art media. Fearless in all kinds of creative expedition, the company collaborates with arts professionals around the world to experience the limitless boundaries of the human body.

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