Newly Colorized Portraits of Immigrants Photographed by an Ellis Island Clerk

Newly Colorized Portraits of Immigrants Photographed by an Ellis Island Clerk

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How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

“Retoucher Antti Karppinen is starting a new YouTube channel called Alias Academy, and his first video tutorial is on how he recreates the look of wet plate using Photoshop.”

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NYC Subways In The 1980s Were No Joke

NYC Subways In The 1980s Were No Joke

Riding the train from Rockaway to Harlem everyday to get to Music & Art High School took 2 to 2.5 hours a day, each way. The move to LaGuardia shaved 30 to 40 minutes off my commute of love. Let’s not get into track and field and volleyball matches, where we were sent uptown, the South Bronx and Washington Heights, for our after-school games. Sometime I would get home at 10pm or later and have to be up by 5am to get to school on time. I was not alone, there were several of us from the Rockaways all dedicated to art and music. Good times… Now the subways are safer than ever. What does your commute look like?

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The Malian festival celebrating the diversity and vitality of African photography

The Malian festival celebrating the diversity and vitality of African photography 

Photographer Justin Barthels Discusses His Series On Too-Tight Shapewear

Photographer Justin Barthels Discusses His Series On Too-Tight Shapewear

Link to Huffington Post video interview.

Sebastião Salgado: “I had travelled to the dawn of time.”

The Salt Of The Earth

I am so excited to see this film about the life and work of Sebastião Salgado.

Advise from Sebastião Salgado for young photographers. “If you’re young and have the time, go and study. Study anthropology, sociology, economy, geopolitics. Study so that you’re actually able to understand what you’re photographing. What you can photograph and what you should photograph.”

Chess Portraits

A wonderful example of how an artist can recreate a classic idea in a new way.

Video Making of Chess Portraits

Chess portraits is a fine art project by Francesco Ridolfi, an Italian photographer working between Italy and Belgium.

“Often, inside each one of us, opposing drives make themselves felt and alternate within as light illuminates and shadow darkens our minds. Black and White. Good plays Evil.

Chess figures offer an opportunity to explore this dualism. They provide a set of archetypes that convey different aspects of human nature.

They throw us into relief; they highlight us in shadow and light. Blacks and Whites.”