Photographic Close-ups

Brighton: the unlikely birthplace of cinema

On Chester Terrace, meanwhile, Alfred Darling’s studio was making groundbreaking cameras as vital to the Brighton School’s impact as the cinematic innovations of its directors. “Smith might say ‘I really want to do a close-up’ – then Darling makes a camera to do it,” Plumb explains. What gave audiences the …

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Five Ways to Take Stunning Maldives Travel Photos

No destination can conjure up images of tropical luxury like the Maldives. Located in the heart of the southern Malé atoll and languidly spread out over the archipelago’s largest private island, the newly opened Ithaafushi – The Private Island perfectly captures the exclusive atmosphere of this destination. The estate – …

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Where landscapes cool in abstraction

Jonathan Smith’s color photographs at the Lanoue Gallery capture the glacial landscape of northern Iceland with minimalist compositions and an alternate palette. Seeing them online I thought they were abstract paintings. It’s because Smith takes so much care in putting them together. With a digital camera he could take thousands …

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Extraordinary Microphone: 224 Photographs

224 Photograph Micro Extraordinary is a Guardian series that features local entrepreneurs from our region. Your business might be small, but it can be amazing. Mae Frances: Tell me about yourself. Tiffany: My name is Tiffany Gill. I was born and raised in Fairfax, SC I currently reside in Statesboro, …

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Sasha Samsonova’s sensual photographs push the boundaries of femininity, inspired by Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon

Sasha Samsonova, Arame Fall, another photo portrait (October 16, 2020) Sasha Samsonova Born and raised in Senegal, West Africa, polyglot Arame Fall dreamed of being a model. Her career has helped her overcome insecurity and shyness, an obvious triumph in Sasha Samsonovastunning photographic portraits that capture the exuberance of fall. …

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