Through this photo blog, I offer an invitation to travel, to discover nature in all its forms, especially in the Beaujolais region and its surroundings. The landscapes that attract me are often unusual but have the charm and authenticity typical this magnificent region. The particular architectural design, minimalism, unusual landscapes and black and white have a special attraction which attracts me. Eric Dufour
Jonathan Kos-Read (born 1973), also known as Cao Cao, is an American actor in film and television in China. While well known in China, his work is little-known in his native country. “I shoot actresses and actors on our sets. Between films, to relax, I shoot friends, models and street photography. I never shoot for money. Acting is an artistic job. I betray it for a paycheck. So I keep this part of my artistic life pure. I know not everybody has that luxury so if you need money, I pay.” (via modelmayhem)Jonathan Kos-Read
In 1959 Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang called the Jokers, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture. The Fifties are often considered passive and pale by our standards of urban reality, but Davidson’s photographs prove otherwise. In a recent New York Times article discussing this work, Davidson admitted he feared the erratic and often violent rules and routines of the Jokers.
In 1983, after years of deteriorating vision, the writer and theologian John Hull lost the last traces of light sensation. For the next three years, he kept a diary on audio-cassette of his interior world of blindness. This film is a dramatization that uses his original recordings.
For the story behind ‘Notes on Blindness,’ click here: nytimes.com/notesonblindness
YongJun Qin is a very talented 35 years-old photographer living in the Yunnan Province in China. There is a part of simplicity and dream in his very conceptual photographs. His framing give a lot of importance to the horizon and bring out the loneliness but also the liberty of the subject.
A beautiful young lady Svetlana Belyaeva from Russia works with great style and quality in their captures, specially when the subject is related to fashion, beauty or erotic.