Wang Wusheng

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Wang Wusheng was born in 1945 in the city of Wuhu in China’s Anhui Province and was graduated from Anhui University’s School of Physics. Currently he works as a photographic artist based in Shanghai and Tokyo. His photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Berlin and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna etc.

Dawn Black

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You could say that photography is in my blood. My father and grandfather were both keen amateur photographers plus my grandfather also worked at Ilford, the black and white film and paper company. As a youngster I was usually to be found with a camera in hand and justifiably earned the affectionate nickname of “David Bailey” in the family.

This early creativity and interest grew and saw me study History of Art and Architecture at university. This love of history and architectural design shows still in my landscape images as I have a tendency to include historical and modern buildings within the landscapes I photograph.

My passion for photography has continued to grow in the 30 years since I first picked up a camera. The creative possibilities provided by the digital technology now available has led me to where I am now, providing professional photographic services and selling my fine art images in a variety of media.

I endeavour to capture my images in-camera only using post processing to optimise the image with minimal adjustments – colour balance, exposure and contrast plus converting to black and white – much in the same way photographers of old processed in the dark room.

I have been very fortunate in having lived in three different countries over the past 13 years. In 2003 my family moved from Scotland to Singapore which afforded me some fantastic travel photography opportunities including many destinations within Australia plus Cambodia. I am now based in The Netherlands having returned to Europe in 2010. Here I am grasping the opportunity for travel with two hands, producing travel and fine art images from the UK, USA, Jordan, Malta, Italy, Austria and France plus locally within The Netherlands.

Commercially I have spent the last 5 years building up a busy interiors photography business. I help hotels and guest houses to showcase their spaces as well as helping property clients to increase their perceived value and speed up the rental and sales by enticing viewings with stunning but realistic images.

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Linus Bergman

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I’ve experienced a lot of things the past twentyone years. I’ve seen lives been lost and new lives begin. I began listening more closely to my creative voice in the beginning of 2011. It was then that I started documenting the things and people that moved me with an iphone camera, and after many months of hard work, I finally went down to the store and bought myself a DSRL. The last years i’ve traveled to many places far away and met peoples from different religions who showed me a different way of life. A life that helped me to surround myself with creative people. To inspire and be inspired by them is one of the many things that have changed my way of living

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Aurelio Bormioli

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Aurelio Bormioli was born in Savona in 1969. Since he was a child, he was interested in photography thanks to his father who was an amateur photographer.
As years went by, he attended workshops with many famous sector experts, such as Ivano Bolondi, Pino Ninfa, and Ernesto Bazan.
Nowadays, he works with a professional Nikon equipment, although he usually uses films as well, especially pinhole cameras, that are strongly admired by Aurelio.
The first 12 photos of this portfolio have been made with a pinhole camera ( Zero 2ooo 6×6 – Zero 6×9 Multi Format ) and Ilford Delta 100/400 Pro film – Rollei Digibase 200 CN, Fuji Velvia 50/100

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Diego Ortiz Múgica

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Hola, Soy Diego.
Un día, a los 12 años, corría por el colegio escapándome de unos chicos más grandes y entré un un cuarto oscuro con luces rojas dónde tiraban un papel al agua y aparecía una imagen… ese día descubrí la magia de la fotografía. Lo que sentí en ese momento me acompaña hasta el día de hoy, agarré una cámara y nunca más la solté.

Cuando empecé tenía poca técnica y una gran inocencia e inconciencia, pero era incansable trabajando. Estudie mucho, muchísimo, tanto en Argentina como en el exterior. De a poco me convertí en un fotógrafo con un gran dominio técnico y muy metódico. Hoy, pasados los 50, por suerte, uno empieza a ver las cosas desde otro lugar…hay como un retorno a la simpleza.

Tengo la profunda necesidad de poner belleza frente a los demás y dedico mi vida a ello.

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D. P. Mahardika

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D. P. Mahardika is an independent and assignment photographer based in Bantul, Indonesia, associated with neo-minimalism. He got his first own camera in 2005 whilst studying visual journalism. Much later his photographic education spanned in Yogyakarta following his passion of fine art photography.

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Nepal, Leïla Joy Berney

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“I hope this website will take you on adventures and offer you a peek at the world through my eyes.”

22 years old and based in Sydney, Leïla has completed a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism and internships at both Australian Geographic and a specialised agency of the United Nations. Leïla is available for freelance work both for photography and writing.

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Le Petit Olivier, Vincent Dixon

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Street photography was my first love and it is something I’ve always done. In my early twenties, I moved from my childhood home in Kilkenny, Ireland to Paris, France. I was a post grad science student in Paris, devouring the humanistic work of Cartier Bresson, Eugene Smith & Andre Kertesz. Through a series of serendipitous events, my unearthed passion for photography evolved into a career as a commercial photographer.

All of my commercial work is informed by my attraction to street photography, in that I’ve always tried to make photos that had the spontaneity of a reportage photo despite their construction. It is not always easy but the instincts built up by constantly shooting for myself help.

In 2011, I took a sabbatical from commercial photography and went on a year-long journey around the world with my wife and four children. It was a priceless experience to share authentically new experiences with my family, as well a time to submerge myself in creating photo-essays of our travels; I was free from the confines of a working schedule.

By the summer of 2012, with my year abroad coming to an end, I was excited to get back to work. My travel journeys initiated the debut of a collection of images and stories titled, “Wanderings.” The lines between personal and commercial work are blurred as I commit with each photograph to tell the story.

Volker Birke

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I can’t draw, but release the shutter…😉

All his life Volker Birke has been fascinated with nature, particularly sea and landscapes, and how it relates to personal feelings, atmosphere and moods. He got his first camera around the age of 10 (taught by his father, later on doing photography primarily self-taught). Therefore, artistic sea and landscape photography has always been a favorite subject (viewing landscape paintings also, e.g., created by Caspar David Friedrich or William Turner in the late 18th and 19th century). Although, he is much interested in other genres of photography as well. For the last ten years, he has primarily employed digital SLR cameras (Canon), though still shooting and developing film (b&w 35 mm, Zeiss and Yashica cameras) occasionally

2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

this image was captured very early in the morning after climbing Yellow Mountain at 3 am and waiting for few hours in the cold and wind at -4 degrees. no HDR and no photoshop was used for the effect of this image , everything is 100% natural . The magic of the nature did it work and I have  been lucky

this image was captured very early in the morning after climbing Yellow Mountain at 3 am and waiting for few hours in the cold and wind at -4 degrees. no HDR and no photoshop was used for the effect of this image , everything is 100% natural . The magic of the nature did it work and I have been lucky

Thierry Bornier / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Missy Mandel / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

Reynold Dewantara / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Danilo Dungo / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Massimo Rumi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

James Smart / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Hiroki Inoue / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Chris McCann / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Rune Svendsen / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

James Anderson / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Gaby Barathieu / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Manish Mamtani / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Douglas Gimesy / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Dylan Shaw / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Kyle Adler / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Viral Padiya / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now underway, and entries will be accepted until the end of the month, May 27, 2016. The grand prize winner will receive a seven-day Polar Bear Safari for two in Churchill, Canada. National Geographic was kind enough to allow me to share some of the early entries with you here, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers

 

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Nicholas Bell

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Nicholas Bell is a self-taught photographer specializing in atmospheric black and white images. His interest in photography began in the late 80’s while traveling through Europe with the U.S. Army. It was here that Nicholas developed an appreciation for both art and the power of photography as a means of artistic expression.

The primary focus of Bell’s work is to produce poetic images that convey a sense of focused connection with a moment in time.

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Mikko Lagerstedt

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My name is Mikko Lagerstedt; I’m a self-taught fine art photographer from Finland. I love to capture night, and atmospheric photography and I enjoy capturing simplistic landscapes.

My very first inspiration towards photography came to me when I was driving on a summer’s eve to my relative’s cabin. After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments.

My photography journey first started in December 2008 and from the first moments; I fell in love with it. I like to create visually, and emotionally captivating pictures and my goal is to capture the feeling I had when I took the photograph.

Water Drops, Dave Wood

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Dave Wood is a talented photographer from Bury, who currently based in Manchester, England. He started playing around with photography in September 2009 after borrowing a friends Nikon. Dave shoot a lot of macro, landscape and architecture photography, but his favourite category is water drops.

Marco Barone

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I’m a passionate wildlife and landscape photographer. I was born in Giaveno (Turin), Italy in 1976 and I have always been a lover of mountains and wildlife. I try to convey in my photographs the emotions that I feel every time I’m in the wilderness.

Claire Droppert

Sand comes alive and creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness...

My name is Claire Droppert and I’m a freelance photographer and graphic designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

I have lived by the coast for the majority of my life. I’ve been inspired by the wide open expanse of coastlines, together with the more traditional features of the inland landscapes. Throughout I consistently focus and combine both simplicity and minimalism to achieve a dreamy artistic approach to my photography.

My photographic preference is for landscapes and desolate / open spaces. The locations allow myself to subtly maintain a unique and silent feel to my work. Within my Silence series I continually strive to incorporate a strong vision, modern editing techniques, soft tones and smooth lines in an inspiring and appealing way. I also try to engage with the world around me by incorporating my vision, thoughts and ideas into modern urban architecture.

My work has been exhibited in New York, Brussels and Rotterdam. More of my images have appeared in publications including Discovery magazine, Instaphotographers Annual, Photo digitaal magazine, HP de Tijd, Algemeen dagblad and Get inspired magazine.

Media outlets that have also featured my photography are The Huffington Post, Wired, ABC News,Lightroom, Gizmodo, This is Colossal, Visual News, Cult of Mac, Fastcodesign, Design You Trust, Fubiz, Crispme, Bloginity, The Blaze and Photographyblogger, along with many more national and international art, design, and news websites.

Jan Beernaert

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In october 2012, after more than 30 years, I picked up a camera again. Sinds then photography is a very important part of my life.
I try to show the world around me as I see and feel it.

Valda Bailey

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I live in East Sussex although I grew up on the island of Jersey. I still retain an affinity for seascapes and coastal views even though I no longer have a beautiful beach on my back doorstep.

My approach to photography is greatly informed by my background in painting and I use in-camera multiple exposure and ICM (intentional camera movement) to blur detail and abstract shapes in the landscape.

I am driven by an exploration of colour and form. My objective is to create multi-layered images that depict the subtleties of the landscape around us. I am more concerned with portraying an interpretation rather than a literal representation of what I see before me.

I have been fortunate to have been tutored by some highly talented and inspirational professionals, most notably Jay Maisel and the time spent with him and his impressive array of guest speakers in New York continues to influence the way I approach my work.

I enjoy trying to push the boundaries of what photography is about and I strive to produce work that has movement and energy. A pivotal moment for me was coming across the work of Chris Friel and subsequently being tutored in the alternative techniques needed to produce such results by Doug Chinnery.

I have been influenced by many great talents; some of my inspirations include afore-mentioned Jay Maisel, Chris Friel and Doug Chinnery. Also Susan Burnstine, Fay Godwin, Ernst Haas, Aaron Siskind, Andre Kertesz, Vivian Maier, Sarah Moon, Arnold Newman, Klavdij Sluban, Alexey Titarenko, Charlie Waite to name just a few. Painters whose work I particularly admire include Bonnard, Cezanne, Chagall, Diebenkorn, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Rothko, Van Gogh Frankethaler and many others too numerous to mention.