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Plastic surgery has come a long way from the amazing days of its reconstructive purpose and function. There used to be a time when the procedure was reserved for either those born disfigured, or harshly maimed by a mishap. The practice is unquestionably more accessible today, and has become a multi-million dollar industry that feeds off unbridled vanity and discontent with the laws of genetic mutation. In fact, one must make the distinction between plastic, and cosmetic surgery where there are basic, fundamental differences. While the former tries to restore normalcy, the latter leeches on client-ascribed standards of beauty. Phillip Toledano’s photo series takes an intimate look into these recipients of surgical manipulation, creating faces and bodies chasing an elusive beauty ideal.
Marc Garanger, was a photographer for ten years already, when he found himself in a most awkward dilemma. In 1960, he was a young man of 25 years trying to put off his service in the French army as long as possible. As this became more difficult to delay, he eventually found himself enlisted, but with the saving grace as his regiment’s photographer. Garanger had just joined the Algerian War of Independence.
China’s vast land mass still manages to amaze and surprise even the most geographically and geologically conversant among us. Its myriad of beautiful landscapes, both graceful and rustic, can seem to go on endlessly. China is synonymous with the immense, the grandiose, and the spectacular. Another revelation coming from this enormous but enigmatic country are the Danxia landforms. These beautiful landforms are made of sandstone formations, and are incredibly colorful and stunning.
There was an element of suspense and excitement that any old school photographer will tell you is so sorely absent these days with all the digital camera gadgets. No matter how competent, a lens man never really knew what he was going to exactly get until the film was developed and printed. Any photographer worth his salt was adept at his craft equally as a skilled lens mans, and also as a laboratory technician inside the darkroom. It was in that red lit room where the other end of the process took place.
Red Bull Illume is the Oscars of action sports photography and to be named a finalist is a huge honor.
The Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2013, now in its third edition, attracts the top contenders in action and adventure sports photography as well as new and upcoming talents. The contest aims to bridge the gap between the public and the world of action sports by showcasing the most exciting action sports photography yet.
The Berlin U-Bahn, short for “Untergrundbahn”, which means “underground railway” in English, is the Berlin rapid transit system. It is Berlin’s version of the Metro, with a total track length of 146.3 kilometers. The railway expanded rapidly until the city was divided into West and East Berlin after the Second World War. The Berlin Wall and other restrictions eventually led to the severance of lines between both sides. The complete system was reunited as the Berlin Wall came down ushering the reunification of Germany. Kate Seabrook has a special affinity with the railway system, fascinated by the sights and visuals in all of the train’s lines.