Far from the fashion scene’s glamorous sets and make-up, these photos by Barbara Cole paint a different image and tell a different story. See more of her works after the cut.
You can really get a kick out of these images by fine art photographer Barbara Cole. Firstly, some of them give out this painting-like effect that distracts you by triggering questions of whether it’s really a photograph or a delicately painted art work on display at some gallery. Second, Cole’s technique in portraying the current times into nostalgia-inducing images make them stand out from a sea of Photoshop post processing.
Barbara Cole carefully and artistically pieces moments in life into picturesque images. Making use of a Polaroid camera, Cole blurs her otherwise sharp images for a fashion shoot and turns them into painting-like images. The warping lines, soft curves of colors and faint light mix beautifully on each of her intricately composed shots.
Click here to see her complete set of artworks. She also worked on underwater shots to duplicate the Polaroid-style manipulation she used in her previous works.
Daniela Majic is a Canada-based portrait photographer who tells unique, dreamy, and fairy tale-like stories with her camera. She blends her love for fashion and craft-making in creating a theme that seems magical. Here's an interview with Majic along with a series of photographs from her latest work shot with the Petzval Art Lens, "Secret Garden," which wraps around a very intriguing concept.
Her photos are distinctly romantic and brimming with artistry. Although Emily Soto is known for her high-fashion portraits and boasts of a portfolio that speaks of her magazine experience, her work, when crafted with the right concept and aptly art directed, tethers on fine art. This series of emotive fashion portraits taken with the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens is no exception.
Berenice Abbott documented the sped-up pulse, concrete towers, and busy crowds of New York. These black and white images, as well as her pioneering work in science photography, appear in a thicker reissue of a classic Aperture book.
Since Lomography launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens project on Kickstarter, we've been seeing a variety of pictures, from images of snow monkeys in Japan to behind-the-scenes shots of New York Fashion Week. Many of these pictures were shot with digital cameras, but we've yet to see how the Petzval 58 performs on an analog Canon Rebel camera loaded with black and white, and x-pro film. Join us on a trip through the heart of New York's Chinatown during the Lunar New Year Parade.
In a time of black and white fashion photographs, Guy Bourdin used his vibrant colored images to usher in a new era in fashion photography. See a collection of his prized work in this ongoing exhibit at the Somerset House in UK.
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.
An enthusiast of alternative photographic processes, in 2012 An Zuriel set up the "Dutch Alternative Photography" website to connect enthusiasts and share information, not just in the Netherlands but worldwide. We get the scoop on her work plus a step-by-step guide on her three favourite alternative photographic processes!
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.