Thomas Leuthard is a street photographer from Switzerland who travels around the World to witness and document life on the streets. He has written several ebooks about Street Photography which can be downloaded for free on his website. “The biggest challenge, after years of shooting in the streets, is definitely to see new and interesting things. No matter where you walk, people are people and those people do things average people normally do. Thomas Leuthard keeps walking down the street in order to get new views, new frames and facing the challenge of street photography over and over again. Have a look at some of his shots from the past months and years. Take a journey around the world looking through his passionate, creative eyes at the ordinary life happening on the street. “
There are many reasons why these people posed showing the back in those old photos, may be some did a humorous game with the photographer, others were taken on the spot, others again from the Victorian era, when fashion wanted women in mourning (recognizable by their black clothes) having their photos taken without showing their faces and some slightly newer served as business card and advertising for prostitutes. (via la boite verte)
Igor Koshelev obviously has an eye for beauty that reflects most prominently in his taste for sultry beauties set against scenic backgrounds. Recently his travels have brought him to St. Petersburg, Singapore and Hong Kong.
French photographer Renaud Marion has created this amazing set of images titled ‘Air Drive’. The series shows how the photographer imagined the 2000′s in his childhood. In his mind he neglected the gravity forces by imagining new air propellers that could make the retro cars levitate.
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban American contemporary artist. He is a founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement and an innovator in the international urban art scene. Since the late 90´s he has been replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory. His large scale time base works avoid negative impact on the environment, challenge the conformity in contemporary art and allow for a reflection that goes beyond the completion of the piece to focus in its concept, process, and the metaphor that comes forth because of the material chosen.
“I hadn’t even thought about prostitution until I walked into a brothel. I was probably very naive, which actually in retrospect did me a favour. I am by nature very non-judgemental, and feel it very important to have experience of a subject matter before making any points of view about it.” “For the last fifteen years I have spent a tot of time getting to know the working girls from the legal houses in Nevada, producing ten documentary films and an exhibition. I know there are some incredible women hidden in these brothels and I wanted to show this.” “So I decided to go back again to make a series of intimate portraits in eleven different brothels across Nevada.” Jane Hilton
“There’s more to a moment than what you see with your eyes.There are the thoughts at the time, the sounds, the smells, what you touch … and more. All these are real and integral to my photography.It’s the sum that makes the photo” Ursula Abresch