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The feverish pace of Midtown Manhattan is seen in the time-lapse video, Midtown, by Drew Geraci of District 7 Media. While gathering the material, Geraci and his associates shot a staggering number of photos of Manhattan, and also recorded audio in every location. Taking a trip thru this time-lapse production puts you in a gripping front seat, seeing the sights and sounds of the iconic city. The gear used by Geraci and his team consisted of the following; (4) Canon 5D Mark III’s, (2) Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II, Canon 24-105mm f/4 and a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II.
Majestic landscapes and mountainous areas are always ingredients for imposing panoramas. The Canadian Rockies found in British Colombia is definitely one of the most astounding natural locations in the world. This vast expanse span of land is where enormous glaciers and mountainous structures will awe anybody. In these visually exhilarating setting, travel photographer Michael Anderson shows us the freezing isolation of the Canadian Rockies.
Oakland-based photographer Alex Wein took the fabled American road trip, but added his stamp of originality to it. He chose to see the sights upside down. Road trips across the U.S. is an escapade that is hugely popular, attracting people of all ages to the adventure. In Alex’ case, the last 2 years shows him in various stateside landscape photos, standing weirdly on his head.
Undiscovered talent is always a pleasure to share, especially if it is of remarkable caliber. Anyone that comes across the portfolio of Greg Ponthus will find an incredibly gifted 20 year-old. His tender portraits will catch your eye. His subdued images are understated, hinting at an undercurrent of melancholy, while not being melodramatic. There is a subtle vulnerability that he is able to capture with his subjects, as they come across as almost ethereal in the photos. It would be easy to call the collection dream-like, but they have much more depth than that.
Miguel Vallinas’ series Segunda Pieles or in English, Second Skins is certainly not your run-of-the-mill series of animals being humanized by depicting them in people’s clothes. The Madrid-based photographer takes the concept several notches above the norm with a collection that takes such visuals to a higher level. Vallinas’ approach fully anthropomorphizes his animal subjects. What he cleverly does is create fine nuances, coming-up with human-like traits for each specific species. Second Skins is more of a look into the realm of animals and how they would appear if they were sharply dressed.
Former Professional Skateboarder Shoots Series of Portraits of Himself Skating Across Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo-based photographer and former professional skateboarder Fabiano Rodrigues recently shot a magnificent collection of self-portraits showing him skateboarding in excellently chosen locations, showcasing architectural landmarks in and around the city of Sao Paulo. Rodriguez masterfully rides his skateboard within the Brazilian architecture masterpieces, becoming as much the subject as the magnificent structures. His faceless figure is an accessory to the beautiful edifices, as he dashes across each image, animating the empty spaces. Seeing his entrancing shots, it is difficult to believe that photography is a secondary passion of Rodrigues.