Designer behind Halide explains why you might enjoy RAW photography on your iPhone | 9to5Mac

Sebastiaan de With, the designer behind Halide has dropped some knowledge today on just how RAW photography works with the iPhone. de With goes into explaining the advantages, and disadvantages, that come with RAW photography and why they matter.

Capture One 11 Unveiled with New Features and Better Performance

Phase One has just announced Capture One 11. The latest version of the popular raw converter and image processing software brings a new processing engine along with a number of powerful new features.

Street Life in New York and Los Angeles 1977-1985 by Willy Spiller – The Eye of Photography

Between 1977 and 1985, Swiss photographer Willy Spiller lived in New York and Los Angeles. Fascinated by the speed, the energy and the absurdity of the 1970s and 1980s, he roamed the streets far and wide with his camera. Whether it was rides on the subway, dancers at the legendary Studio 54, hip-hop culture in the streets of New York or the poolside life of Los Angeles’ high society, Spiller captured all the many facets of a bygone world in images as varied, as fascinating and as absurd as that world itself had been. In the process, he combines his curiosity for his fellow human beings with a profound understanding of the beauty of the banal and mundane in the world around him. It is this that ensures his place in the annals of great Swiss photography. Like many of the resonating names before him, he managed to translate empathy into form through strength of will. Or, as his long-time friend and companion, novelist Paul Nizon so aptly put it: “I’ve often asked myself what made Willy Spiller‘s photography so forthright, so refreshing and so riveting. I believe it’s a blend of unabashed curiosity and roguish complexity combined with a fraternal sense of compassion. It isn’t something you learn at school: it‘s more a question of class, of predisposition, and ultimately of character. Behind the swashbuckling, wheeler-dealing façade is a dreamer, a man hungry for life and beauty. And that is the reason he sides with humanity, which is just another way of saying that he had an innate love of mankind. That is the way he sees things. And it is driven by a highly developed artistic energy.”

David Hurn’s Social Arizona Trips – The Eye of Photography

Magnum photographer David Hurn’s documentary photographs are distinguished by their quiet observation and remarkable insight. “Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities,” he writes. “There is more pleasure, for me, in things as they are.” Hurn fell in love with the state of Arizona, in the United States, and made several trips back between 1979 and 2001, turning his eye to ordinary Arizonians in their daily life, their schools, exercise classes, holidays and their landscape. His new book entitled Arizona Trips contains more than 150 photographs on the subject. The British photographer is here in conversation with writer Sir Christopher Frayling.

When a Copyright Infringement Search Tool Gets Its Copyright Infringed

My name is Leila Boujnane, and I’m the CEO of TinEye, a reverse image search tool many photographers use to find copyright infringements on the Internet. This post is about how not even copyright infringement search tools are immune to copyright infringement.

Organ Vida: A Croatian photo festival that just keeps getting better

There are four constants in the Organ Vida Festival: it happens in Zagreb, Croatia; every year it gets bigger; festival founder Marina Paulenka is at the center of it; and visitors will see some exceptional and challenging photography. This year was no different, as Organ Vida presented its theme, New Citizen, over three weeks in September. The event comprised 13 exhibitions featuring 60 artists from Croatia and around the world, 2 workshops, 2 movie projections, a portfolio review, and of course, plenty of parties. Ten thousand visitors came to the festival. Not too bad for a photo festival in a place many people haven’t heard of.

Ballenesque, a retrospective of Roger Ballen – The Eye of Photography

Known for his probing, often challenging images that exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation and photography, yet until now, no comprehensive retrospective on African photographer Roger Ballen has been released yet. Based on an entirely new appraisal of his archive, one that looks beyond his monographic projects for the first time, the book Ballenesque takes the reader on a visual, chronological tour of the photographer’s entire oeuvre, including both the iconic images and previously unpublished works.

Les visas de l’ANI – Massimo Branca: Inside, outside, under Bucharest – The Eye of Photography

For its fourteenth edition, the National Association of Iconographers (ANI) is showing three photographers chosen from among the favourites at the Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan in 2016. The winners are being shown at the École de l’Image des Gobelins in Paris from November 6th to December 14th, 2017. The ANI has organised a lecture at the same address on 7th December 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Bulgaria: another point of view by Bruno Klomfar – The Eye of Photography

The architectural structures of the 1960s and 1970s , a manifestation of large-scale utopic object built almost entirely of concrete, have inspired Austrian photographer Bruno Klomfar to create the PAST FUTURE series. An adventure and exploration of an age then oriented toward the future, now stealing away from the past. His travels take him to cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Bratislava, Brussels, Paris, Milan, London and Zurich, where he not only follows the icons of architectural history but also take interest in emblematic buildings threatened with destruction due to omissions in the architectural heritage preservation acts. Projecting “past future” onto the present state of those architectural sites and the functions that they perform allows various layers of time to coexist complexly intertwined.

Witnessing Dignity Amid Death in Guatemala’s Civil War – The New York Times

The U.S. Embassy spokesman in Guatemala City wondered why Time Magazine would want to photograph and interview the ambassador there. After all, in the early 1980s, the political upheaval and violence in nearby El Salvador — where I was based — dominated the headlines. We should have kept covering the civil war there, the spokesman said, since there really wasn’t anything worth covering in Guatemala.

Martin Parr’s Evocative Ode to Scotland – Feature Shoot

In the title of his newest book from Damiani, Martin Parr suggests: Think of Scotland – and what comes to mind? Perhaps it is the wail of bagpipes held by men donning rich plaid kilts or visions of medieval castles lay in ruins sitting nobly on distant isles. Maybe you see fields of heather spread across the moor, under blue grey skies from which featherlike rain softly falls. Or maybe you dream of Mary Queen of Scots, walking to her death, defiantly disrobing to reveal a velvet petticoat and sleeves in crimson-brown, the color of martyrdom.

Trump and Russia Seem to Find Common Foe: The American Press – The New York Times

Mr. Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Russian officials, and he has denied that his White House gives preferential treatment to Mr. Putin.

His tweet about CNN International, however, was roundly condemned by journalists and political figures from both parties.

What Time Inc.’s Glory Days Looked Like, While an Uncertain Future Awaits – The New York Times

It might be the beginning of the end of one of the country’s most prestigious magazine publishers.

Leica CL Hands On Review – Luminous Landscape

This is the kind of camera that is small enough and easy enough to use that you will want to keep it with you all the time. If you are a Leica aficionado, then this camera will be a must-have for you. For others, this is a great entry-level Leica and you will surely be hooked on shooting with a Leica. 

re.photos is a Photo Sharing Service for Then-and-Now Photos

re.photos is a new website decided to helping people create and share then-and-now photos. The site helps you automatically align before-and-after photos to show how things have changed over time. Known as “rephotography,” this is the act of taking a photo of a scene that has already been photographed some time ago.

Authors / Amateurs : A Dialogue between Professional Photographs and Enthusiast Snapshots – The Eye of Photography

Authors. Amateurs. It may be helpful to clarify what these two terms cover in the context of this exhibition arranged by Alain D’Hooghe, coming from the collection of his friend Thierry Struvay who searches, bargain-hunts, rummages, amasses, and collects photographs by anonymous amateurs. Tirelessly, from flea markets to second-hand stores, in Brussels or New York, he leafs through old family albums, opens tin cans, and dusty cardboard boxes in search of the rare pearl in which he is the first to take interest.

burn magazine

The series “Declared Detachment” represents a generation of Russians which was born in times when well organized society and established identity fell apart. All myths and beliefs that were the driving force for generations before were destroyed. Children came into our time absolutely ideologically naked.

The Real Hollywood, Without the Glamour – The New York Times

When Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin and his family migrated to Hollywood in 1980, they found a neighborhood of short brick apartment buildings, strip mall laundromats and liquor stores with bars on the windows and doors.

The strange case of Facebook censoring people protesting a corrupt government | dorinlazăr.ro

The strangest thing happened yesterday, during the biggest mass protests against the corrupt government in Romania. One of the most well known online personalities, a prolific local vlogger, Marian Ionescu, has seen his Facebook account reported for spamming, and was unable to post on his profile, to tell his friends about his participation to the protests.

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