I have recently been scouring the area where I live for lovely places to drive to on a weekend. Last weekend I spent an hour in the little village of Spofforth, North Yorkshire.
Spofforht is a small village 3 miles outside of Knaresborough. There is not a lot to do there but it does have the ruins of a 13th century fortified manor house which was partially carved into the rocks. Although not a great deal of the building remains, it feels nice to be right inside it with it’s tall turrets and beautiful layout. It was also good as there was nobody there when we went and it was a perfect little suntrap to sit down and have a picnic.
There is also an undercroft cut into the rocks and no, I don’t know what this meant either but apparently it is a basement-come-storeroom! This is one of the only ones of its kind anywhere, cut into the rocky outcrop. It is a lovely, peaceful place to go and take photos, I will be going back with an SLR to do some portraits I think.
The village is a nice place for a sedentary walk around in the spring sun and also has a picturesque little viaduct beside the ruins.
It is maybe the closest you will come to the North Pole: the polar region around Ny Ålesund. It is on 79° degrees north, where polar bears play polo and I was farthest from civilization. A tale about 50 shades of ice.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
I’ve been shooting analogue as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until a few months ago that I was introduced to instant photography. So, you can imagine when I was given the chance to try out the recently introduced Lomo’Instant Wide, I “instantly” said yes and hit the streets of Vienna!
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In the work of Binh Danh, art is space for the unnamed to be seen. When war is the theme every detail counts. How does one person tackle this massive issue, where death and the value of lives intersect? A one-man job becomes a job about other men. And so for his series "Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War" he made chlorophyll prints to express the indelible mark of war on various lands. Soldiers and laymen whose faces and records have been archived are given another chance to be remembered.
For lomographer bububu, traveling opens opportunity to enjoy stunning vistas and meet interesting people, which in turn inspires her to shoot more photographs. Get to know our featured community newcomer from Russia in this short interview.
Portraiture -- a favorite among artists and photographers. Most of the traditional and classical rules are still being followed, and it take a certain level of creativity to be distinct. But here, portraitist Jordan Tiberio re-imagines old, playful aesthetics and imbues them into her photography.