Category: Photography

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

Stunning New Photographic Portraits by Lee Jeffries portraits black and white

I first discovered the gripping portraiture of accountant turned self-taught photographer Lee Jeffries back in December and have been following his journey ever since. His gritty and powerful portraits, most often of the homeless, have since appeared on CNN, Time and the Independant, and he’s even landed behind the camera from Olympian Sir Roger Bannister. Most recently he has a great interview over on 500px. I enjoyed this question:

Most of your portraits are closely cropped to reveal just the subject’s face. Can you explain your decision behind that?

It’s true… my images can be biased to front on views that closely frame the face. Processing in black and white reinforces the contrasts and shapes in the portrait. Infused with light and shadow, I make a conscious effort to place the emphasis on the relief of the face and the strength of the photograph lays in the emotional connection to the subject. I try to magnify the character… tell their story so that it is no longer possible for the viewer to remain indifferent. My photographs become an intimate and personal document which narrates a myriad of emotion.

Jeffries also has a number of prints now available through YellowKorner.

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Red Hot Wooly Magma

Red Hot Wooly Magma volcanoes textiles felt

Red Hot Wooly Magma volcanoes textiles felt

Red Hot Wooly Magma volcanoes textiles felt

These photographs that appear to capture red-hot cracks in the Earth’s surface weren’t taken in Hawaii or Indonesia, but rather in the studio of artist Eszter Burghardt who uses wool and colored lights to create miniature natural landscapes including volcanoes, glaciers, fjords and rivers. See many more of her Wooly Sagas and a similar project using food: Edible Vistas. (via sinatra blue)

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The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

The Camera Gardens of André Feliciano installation gardening cameras

I just stumbled onto these wonderful photographs by Brazilian artist André Feliciano who creates flower blooms out of colorful miniature cameras. (via design you trust)

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Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein plants land art flowers

I’m loving the vibrant colors and the meticulous placement of every leaf, flower petal, and pine cone is these natural mandalas by Arizona artist Kathy Klein. The pieces are called danmalas (‘the giver of garlands’ in Sanskrit), and after each is formed and photographed Klein leaves them where they were created as a gift to whoever discovers them. (via things organized neatly)

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Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Superb Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

I am such a sucker for multiple exposure photography, it simply never, ever gets old for me, especially when composed as wonderfully as these recent shots by self-taught photographer Christoffer Relander who lives and works in Finland. You can see many more shots on his website and prints are available over on Behance. If you like these, also check out the work of Jon Duenas. (via the curious brain)

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Flickr Finds No. 22

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Adam Baker

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
terry b.

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Elena Sariñena

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Geoff George

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Luca Pierro

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Andrew

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Freean Ran

Flickr Finds No. 22 flickr finds
Maria Spyropoulou

As usual, a collection of my favorite photos seen on Flickr the last two weeks. I strongly urge you to click through and check out the other photographers work, especially Luca Pierro’s 100 self-portraits. See previous Flickr Finds.

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A Hilarious/Disturbing Video of People Being Blasted in the Face with Wind

A Hilarious/Disturbing Video of People Being Blasted in the Face with Wind portraits

Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern’s hilarious/disturbing photography project Blow Job was one of the most popular posts on Colossal for quite some time. If the photographs of individuals being blasted in the face with high-powered wind wasn’t enough for you, he’s followed up with this companion video which is every bit as awesome as the photos. Filmed by Spotas. (via vimeo)

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