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Chris Burkard has built a reputation as an innovative artist whose work has the capacity to seize the viewer into the moment. Burkard has developed a trademark style and composition that is distinctly his, allowing viewers to instantly know his work. Over the years he has visited countless surf destinations and has shared his highlight reel in a new short film.
For many who are able to conceive, the alternative of adoption is something they will never have to consider. Adoption has been an option to parenthood that has opened so many doors for those otherwise not able to be with child. While there is no biological connection in such a relationship, the bond between parent and child is no less powerful and intense. Kate T. Parker documents the beauty of adoption in her collection called Blended.
What initially drew you toward the niche of conceptual underwater photography?
I’ve always had a great love for water. My siblings and I grew up on a yacht club and we could sail before we could ride a bike. Spending my time in or around water has always been second nature to me. Sadly I now hardly sail or ski anymore, but the water is still in my blood. During my studies I was drawn to concepts of flight and transformation and I kept trying to find ways to get my models off the ground. These concepts brought me back to looking at the inherent and often polar qualities of water – weightlessness, freedom and captivity, growth and suffocation, life and death. The only difference between these extremes is the situation or mind-set (be it spiritual or physical) of the individual involved. My personal work still carries some of these characteristics, but I have to admit that I sometimes get carried away with aesthetics. I am glad however, that it never takes too long before I return to what it is that drew me in the first place.
Dogs are just an endless source of enjoyment and entertainment, and their abilities are certainly not limited to just land-based activities. Award-winning photographer Seth Casteel shot some images capturing the very instant some sporting dogs come in contact with water, coming up with dramatic results.
Fireworks displays will always be a favorite event for photographers. The allure of shooting exploding colors of light is just too much resist. The thing is, with countless lensmen out there shooting the spectacle, how do you make your work stand out? Well, Ottawa, Canada based-photographer Davey Johnson knows one way how.
What happens when you take to the sky with camera in tow over scenic Melbourne? Well ofcourse you would yield spectacular images! That’s quite a no brainer. Of course doing such a pictorial requires some amount of logistics that digresses from your regular photoshoot, most obvious of which is you would need some kind of aircraft to be up in the sky.
Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford spends a great deal of time travelling around the globe and he takes advantage of these trips by capturing scenes that are out of this world. Blachford has a keen sense for recognizing unusual shapes from the sky formed by ordinary objects.