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Michael Wriston – From Baltimore to Salinas

Hailing from Maryland but now residing in California, self-taught photographer Michael Wriston (boyghost on Flickr) shows us an amazing United States through his inspiring pictures. Armed with a variety of analogue camera’s (many of which are mid-format) and a positive spirit, Michael captures a United States I immediately want to go to. The striking photos from the streets and people of Baltimore make me think of ‘the Wire’. It...

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  •  22.12.2011
  •  Arden

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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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Franco Monari – hardcore vending machines

Italian photographer Franco Monari has been capturing a peculiar addition to the local landscape over the past two years: Sex / Porn vending machines. These hardcorde DVD machines have been erecting all over the place and Franco Monari caught over 300 of this machines on photo.  The machines do not only sell DVD's, but also vibrators and other sex gadgets....

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  •  13.12.2011
  •  Arden

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Edward Olive – Wedding photographer

Wedding / Fine Arts photographer Edward Olive has come a long way since the last times we had the honours of featuring the good man on CFYE and Gup Magazine. It seems that his photography finally starts to get the recognition it deserves. A thought that is strengthened by the amount of awards added to his biography since the last time we spoke. I know awards aren’t everything but it does show a level of well-deserved appreciation and...

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  •  08.12.2011
  •  Arden

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Jonathan Leder-Modern Pin-ups

In the 40´s and 50´s the American soldiers started to hang pictures of pretty girls on the wall. It was one of the ways to encourage themselves during the heavy period of being in a troop. And so, the pin-ups were born, and a standard of beauty with them: sexy, sensual, feminine, but naïve. Jonathan Leder - Modern pin-ups Jonathan Leder - Modern pin-ups So many years later, even with the big changes in our culture, we are...

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  •  01.12.2011
  •  Ana

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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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Pierre Wayser – Paris extended..

Many people contribute to our Shuttercrack flickr pool daily. One of them who never fails to deliver is Parisian photographer Pierre Wayser. His submissions vary from recent digital shots, to analogue photography from the 70's, 80's and 90's. The fact that Pierre uploads so many photographs of these era's already make his Flickr photo stream a treasure. That his pictures never go with a description and instantly bring a sense of...

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  •  27.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Daniele Mattioli and Girolamo Marri – The Graft

The immigration issue is a very common and important subject nowadays. The more we globalize, the more we move. At the same time, this new life is not always the life we dreamt about. And that´s what the photographer Daniele Mattioli, in collaboration with the artist Girolamo Marri (both Italians based in Shanghai), shows us here. Daniele Mattioli - the Graft Daniele Mattioli - The Graft His personal project "The Graft"...

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  •  23.11.2011
  •  Ana

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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
  •  Kaymir

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Out of sight – Jeremy Gibbs

Quality documentation is nothing new in the world of graffiti and street art. From the early days there were people intrigued by subway graffiti and other stuff out and about they saw as an art form. The most striking example is Martha Cooper of course, but there have been plenty of others, like Keith Baugh who just recently released a book containing ‘70’s subway graffiti pictures (review here)....

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  •  15.11.2011
  •  Arden