Archive for the 'portfolios' Category

Portfolio: Filippa Smedhagend Sund’s Innovative Style

August 17, 2007

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Wow. The portfolio for make-up artist Filippa Smedhagend Sund features one of the most innovative and stunning interfaces I’ve ever seen. Filippa’s work is showcased in unbelievable gorgeous photos and an incredibly unique interface.

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Using Filippa’s portfolio is as simple as grab-and-pull with your mouse. In an instant you’ll see how engaging and effective it is to interact with photos in this way. The website was designed in Flash by Mocoro, a Berlin-based web design shop. Check them out for other innovative designs.

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Now go and spend some time with Filippa Smedhagend Sund’s work.

– chris

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Portfolio: German photographer Martin Klimas likes to destroy things.

June 21, 2007

Klimas Tape

Martin Klimas’ portfolio is full of items in the process of being destroyed, mostly by projectile objects. Klimas has taken the art of high-speed destruction photography into new territory.

One of his most impressive series involves the destruction of porcelain figurines to emote action. I have no idea how he did it, but he’s captured intricate scenes using only still objects.

Klimas Fight

To compliment his work, Klimas has also done an excellent job with the layout and feel of his portfolio. It’s simple, clean and effective. Take notes as there’s something to be learned here.

Klimas Vase

 

– chris

(via Fubiz)

Portfolio: Will Pearson’s Stunning Panoramas

June 6, 2007

Pearson London

Will Pearson is an incredible photographer specializing in gorgeous panoramas of his hometown, London. Not only is Pearson’s work breathtaking, but there is an enormous amount available for consumption on his site.

Pearson also has one of the most innovative ways of showcase a series of photos I’ve ever seen. For his Rain Project, shot in 2004, he has a series of photos taken in the rain from his front door. He is showcasing the series with an interactive 360 degree Quicktime VR, taken from the inside of his front door. Once in the QTVR, which is a gorgeous shot itself, pan to the floor to see all the photos taken from the same perspective. If you’re having trouble getting the photos to open in a new window, just head here.

Pearson Rain

Clear the next 30 minutes of your day, cause you’ve got some gorgeous photos to appreciate. Will Pearson’s Official Site.

– chris

2000 Chase Jarvis Photos in 5 Minutes

June 4, 2007

Chase Jarvis

Ever wonder how much film commercial photo-shoots burn through in five minutes? Well look no further, commercial photographer Chase Jarvis has put together 2000 shots from some recent shoots into a very cool five minute video. Apparently, only 6 to 10 of the 2000 photos will be used commercially.

Jarvis’ official site features samples of his impressive portfolio, other interesting videos and his blog which he updates quite regularly.

– chris

(via David Airey::Creative Design )

Portfolio: Rodney Smith Surreal Photographer

May 17, 2007

Rodney Smith Jumper

Rodney Smith is a photographer who specializes in creating beautiful and surreal photos using simple subjects. Much of his work looks more like a Magritte than a photo. He has captured some of the most amazing compositions and natural lighting that I’ve ever seen. The moments he tends to capture are unique and thought provoking.

Rodney Smith Swimmer

Rodney also sells an enormous amount of his work as stock photography. He has a fully branded search and purchase environment on his own site that really impressed me. It’s a very clever and I’m sure, quite effective way to monetize many of his extra prints.

Rodney Smith Lifter

To best appreciate Mr. Smith’s work you’ll want to peruse his full portfolio.

– chris

Moss Maps and Snake Suits

May 7, 2007

Moss Australia

I was happily surprised this morning to wake up and see my studio foundation professor, Nina Katchadorian, featured by the good people at Coudal.

Coudal focused in on Nina’s series of Moss Maps, an interesting series in which she charted moss around her family’s home creating a sort of living atlas.

Moss Hawaii

Personally, my favorite of her collection was Animal Crossdressing.

While visiting the Emperor Valley Zoo in Port of Spain one day, I met the zoo keeper who was in charge of the snakes. I watched him feed and care for the snakes over several weeks, and over time saw many mice, rats, guinea pigs and even rabbits swallowed whole. I never got entirely used to watching the feedings, and couldn’t squelch my sentimental response to devise a scheme for some ways the prey animal could escape its fate.

Nina’s solution, give a mouse a snake-suit and a snake a mouse-suit. The results are an odd pair animals that would both have trouble devouring each other.

Animal Crossdressing

Head on over to Nina’s site to see all of her great work.

– chris

Afternoon Photoshoot

May 2, 2007

Laurence Yash

Today we spent the afternoon outdoors shooting some ‘glamour’ shots. We commissioned Laurence Vannicelli, one of the great artists on Tropist, to go out with us for an afternoon and shoot all over Cambridge. It looks like we got some really great and interesting shots that should be popping up all over the place.

The light was pretty sporadic, what was supposed to be a cloudy day turned bright and sunny pretty quick. We found ourselves over the Charles River walking around an abandoned bridge infested with swans. These shots are going to rock!

If you’re in the Boston area and need some solid portraits, Laurence is the man you’re going to want to call. You can check his work on Tropist and at his official site.

– chris

Andrey Chezhin’s Photographic Manipulations

April 24, 2007

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Andrey Chezhin is a prolific Russian photographer. He captures ‘unnatural’ shots using natural techniques. Think lots of mirrors, dual exposures and clever angles. His results often look more like Escher paintings than photography.

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ChezhinWhen he isn’t behind the camera, Chezhin will often manipulate found photos. In one of his more profound series, he replaced the facial features of headshots found at photo-booths with hardware. His results speak to the loss of individual identity in an over saturated society.

Chezhin’s work can be seen all over the place.

– chris

(via Photobooth.net )

A Sad Farewell to Banksy’s Banana Guns

April 20, 2007

Banksy

Banksy, arguably the world’s most famous graffiti artist, has had another one of his outdoor works erased. The BBC is reporting that London transport workers have painted over his Pulp Fiction banana mural, one of his most well known works. This is news to me, but some quick searches reveal that the mural was painted over more than a year and a half ago. Good work BBC.

Check out Banksy’s portfolio for an incredible collection of hilarious and thought-provoking work.

– chris

The Lucifer “Matchbook”

April 19, 2007

Lucifer Pod

Lucifer is a sleek “matchbook” that automatically lights your match as you pull it from its housing. Many criticize products like this for being useless. “What’s wrong with an old-fashioned matchbook?” they squabble. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve singed my ‘stache more times than I’d like to admit while trying to fire up the grill. Perhaps I shouldn’t leave the gas on while trying to light my matches. Or maybe I just need a fail-safe match lighting device like the Lucifer! And no, there’s no way I’m tossing my zippo onto the grill (or using one of those fancy long-nose grill lighters or chimney matches)! Hush!
Lucifer Diagram
Lucifer was created by Feel Addicted, the one-man design shop run by 24 year old French designer Clement Eloy. Eloy has an impressive array of products in his portfolio and also happens to be an extremely talented photographer. Head to his site to see his work; it rocks!
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(via NOTCOT)
– chris