Photography
11 Apr
Sixty finalists left in the 11th annual worldwide competition

In what has become an annually awaited photo-op in camera viewfinders and web browsers everywhere, Smithsonian has just announced the finalists in its 11th annual photography contest. In a contest that spanned across 132 countries and well over 50,000 entries, Smithsonian has gotten the finalists down to sixty photos in six categories: The Natural World, Travel, [...]


Shigeru Ban, an esteemed architect of almost 30 years, has long been recognized for the the boundary-pushing ideas he has applied to residences, corporate buildings and the homes of disaster-relief victims alike — his work being a combination of projects for private clients as well as volunteer efforts for those in times of crisis. Often [...]


If your perception of Texas is that it’s just a big state full of big trucks, perhaps you could use some clarification. Texas Quail Hunting, a 296-page photo collection by A. Lokey, makes it pretty damned clear that Texas is actually a big beautiful state, and some of those big trucks happen to be highly souped-up quail-hunting rigs [...]


Peter Mayhew, the man who played everyone’s favorite Wookie, Chewbacca, has opened his treasure chest to expose some very candid, intimate behind-the-scenes photographs of his time shooting the legendary Star Wars franchise. For fans of the epic sci-fi space opera (who isn’t), the photos illuminate a side of the production that few have ever seen. Images shot [...]


We’ve covered some of TREATS! magazine’s, well, treats before — such as their Naked Models Riding Around On Fixed Wheel Bicycles (I know, pretty much a no brainer). The high-end men’s magazine — think Playboy but with fashion models shot by actually talented photographers — puts a premium on well curated editorials. Their most recent [...]


A new camera hybrid technology is developing, one that uses your iPhone’s electronics as its guts but is augmented with a state-of-the-art lens and sensors for higher quality images. Today Sony teased images of its “Lens Camera” — a lens that clips on an iPhone or Android, and via Wi-Fi communicates with its host’s app. [...]


British photographer Terry O’Neill made a name for himself shooting the most prominent stars of the 1960s, quickly moving up the ranks from his first gig shooting Laurence Olivier to following around the likes of The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, The Beatles, and Bridgette Bardot. Later in his career O’Neill landed perhaps his [...]


While Playboy has long lost its way as a cultural beacon mixing intellectual stimulation with, well, boobs, no one has come along who has successfully filled its generation-defining void. That is until TREATS!, a thick coffee table-style magazine launched by photographer Steve Shaw as an outlet for his and his colleagues’ prolific nude work (some [...]

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