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Muhammad Al-Husayan – Workers

Muhammad Al-Husayan captured the hard labour of physical construction work and turned it into an art form. A slow show ballet of Caterpillar machines on the shore of the Persian Gulf. With his strong compassion and love for art in all its forms, he explores the beauty of it in life. "Workers" was shot in Kuwait Khairan area where construction was made. I wanted to shoot and show people how those workers make our lives easier with...

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  •  15.02.2012
  •  Kaymir

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Carlos Nascimento – Drafts

The 26 year old Carlos Nascimento from Portugal is professionally speaking a sound engineer working in film and advertising sound post production. However, for the last 5 years he's been picking up the camera more often and firing away. So far it is just a collection of random shots, somehow it feels like a visual scrapbook. Not to push anyone or anything in a certain direction, but... I can see Carlos making a killer non-motion...

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  •  03.02.2012
  •  Kaymir

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Lee Basford – Kushiro

I stumbled across the works of England based photographer (and super multi creative) Lee Basford in our Shuttercrack group on Flickr. With his images shot on the Japanese Island of Hokkaido he tells us the beautiful story of an old school working horse farm. What might seem to be the simple life is actually hard labour that requires a great set of skills. It might be hard to grasp for those caught up in the paper chase, but this...

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  •  01.02.2012
  •  Kaymir

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Jan Cieslikiewicz – Adventure around the corner

The photographs of Poland born Jan Cieslikiewicz got me by surprise when I saw a monkey in one of his pictures. Then I discovered that this guy has one sick portfolio of travel images. Maybe travel photography isn't the right word, I think he's uses traveling as a mere instrument to shoot his pictures. Most of my recent posts have been about people who set out to explore the world. I find it rather fascinating to read about the people...

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  •  26.01.2012
  •  Kaymir

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Mike Heath – The Cuban mixture

For most people Cuba is just one vintage postcard with old cars, old people and old buildings. Everything is old and on the verge of breaking down. But in reality that is just the facade (or the lack of in a way). London based photographer Mike Heath captured Cuba in a way I've never seen before. He makes it feel so damn crispy and clean! This is very high quality travel photography and a huge inspiration for me personally!...

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  •  22.01.2012
  •  Kaymir

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Dan Oara – Common bonds

This is actually the second time that we're featuring the works of Romanian photographer Dan Oara on CFYE. Unfortunately his picture in Crack-Mag #002 was cancelled due to some (resolved) issues. To my great surprise I received last month a good spirited email from Dan presenting us his new work....

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  •  27.12.2011
  •  Kaymir

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Aleksander Bochenek – A fascinating world

Aleksander Bochenek (33) is an independent photographer and traveler living in Krakow, Poland. He is fascinated with the world's cultural variety and visual manifestation of people’s values and beliefs. He uses the medium of photography in order to raise questions rather than a mere tool of literal describing. "While images are my passion, photography is my way of experiencing the world and seeking the answers" Aleksander...

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  •  20.12.2011
  •  Kaymir

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Mario Gerth – The Ethiopian Surma tribe

You can call Mario Gerth a journalist, photographer or modern-day explorer. He has traveled 65 countries on five continents and witnessed civil war, poverty, dictatorship and violence - but more often he was a guest in a world which has been characterized by graceful beauty. Gerth photographs were shown at international exhibitions and published in countless magazines. Nowadays he works as a part-time banker in Germany and as a...

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  •  29.11.2011
  •  Kaymir

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Baghdad: A Model City by Josh Rushing

Josh Rushing is a former U.S. Marine captain with over 14 years of service who actively changed his weapon of choice. Rushing served as a spokesperson at Central Command in Doha, Qatar during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unbeknownst to him, an independent film, Control Room, captured his efforts to communicate the American message on Al Jazeera Arabic. The documentary debuted at the sundance Film Festival in 2004. Now a days Josh is armed...

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  •  16.11.2011
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Baloji ft. Konono Nº1 – Karibu Ya Bintou

Yesterday, Arden and myself were thinking about our 'music department' - Crackforyourears.  Before revamping the website, it had been offline for over an year. Our focus had always been on electronic music, at least that is what we thought. But looking back it actually was never like that. True, we posted loads of electronic based stuff. But that was probably a result of our main approach to everything concerning CFYE. We're always on...

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  •  15.11.2011
  •  Kaymir