Darkened Cities by Thierry Cohen

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Thierry Cohen has been a professional photographer since 1985 and from the end of the 80s on,a pioneer in the use of digital techniques. He lives and works in Paris. Since 2006, he has devoted most of his time to his personal work. In 2008 with his «Binary Kids» series, he questions the future of the next generations facing networks and digital technologies, both, the origin and consequences of growth. Since 2010, from megacities to deserts, he has mainly worked to achieve: «Darkened Cities» giving back stars to cities for the viewer and raising public awareness to the problem of light pollution.

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When we’re alone by Flora P.

IMG_9689_kopie2_4_normalFlora P. was born in 1984 Graz/Austria. She discovered her interest in photography through fine art nude modelling. Today she works as a photographer in Vienna and is her own and only model. In a world of ever-present permissiveness Flora P. bares an unexpectedly innocent nudity in her self-shots. She invites the viewer into her world of self reference. The feelings of her self-portraits causes range from sensitive consistent to extremely soft and feminine. It´s a combination of unbridled imagination and elaborate technique. Flora’s pictures are never a “shop window” of a chance; they are scenic performances of intimate, musing moments, seductive revelations and playful attitudes.
Flora P.’s photos invite you to leave the ground of reality for a moment and become part of her fantasies. The Act photography does not act superficially by its appearance and body, but provides a construct for her story, feelings and a snapshot in time, in which one enjoys losing oneself in. Although Flora points the attention to the female nudity, through the sensuality and intimacy of her work this aspect does seem to fade into the background.
It is this aspect that makes Flora’s work utterly fascinating. In times of over-stimulation of nudity, Flora consciously dissociates herself through her high artistic aspirations of the act.

A sensual artwork between self-control and desire.

Spectacular Macro by Janet Waters

JanetWaters12Using nothing but soap and a macro lens, Janet Waters photographs mesmerizing patterns on colored backdrops. But she hasn’t stopped there, she’s using her Flickr to create a “visual library” for all of her University students. Packed with experimental photo projects galore, her stream is well worth a look. Colorful Bubbles and Foam.

AFP’s Most Powerful Photos of 2012

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As 2012 comes to a close, we reflect on this amazing year that has had its fair share of triumphs and hardships. At the forefront of many of the most memorable moments, both in the victorious and devastating sense, there have been photojournalists capturing images that would travel all around the world. Their dedication to their craft has produced some remarkable images over the year, many of which are included in global press agency Agence France Presse’s 2012 Best of the World in Photos list.

From the image of New York taxi cabs in a parking lot flooded in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to the jarring sight of a young Tibetan exile setting himself on fire in protest, photographers across the globe have managed to document some of the most astounding scenes in the past year. While the images themselves are beautifully composed, it’s the story behind each one that truly makes them worthy of attention. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and each one of these speaks volumes, enough to leave us speechless.

Top photo: Tibetan exile Jamphel Yeshi, 27, runs as he is engulfed in flames after he set himself on fire during a protest against an upcoming visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao in New Delhi on March 26, 2012.


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Reflection Around the Basin by Alain Laboile

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A great set of family portraits by Alain Laboile show us a french Father who Shoots whimsical reflections of his 6 kids, ranging in age from 18 to 4, each photo has that youthful feel, yet all seem more like a storybook illustration than an actual reflection. Have a look at his wonderful collection of black and white portrait of his family, those pictures tell a story.

New York City Ballerina Project by Dane Shitagi

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The New York City Ballerina Project grew from the idea of New York City as a magnet for creativity; each photograph is a collaborative work of dance, fashion design and photography played out against the city’s landscape. Dane Shitagi