I saw this work today by one of the Project 52 photographers. It began as one of our assignments: Photograph a Stranger.
Rui jumped in and not only photographed some strangers… he is developing it into a very cool project.
I will let Rui describe it in his own words:
Jobs with art or endangered …
Every day, on my way home, I see a shoemaker who works in his small space, and every day I want to stop to take a photo…
The will and the idea was following me for some time, and was progressing, I thought it would be fun to do a survey of those professions where you have to have art …
professions where experience is the best teacher… and also those professions for some reason are endangered, although some of them seem to want to resurface because of the crisis.
This is a project without end, because whenever possible I will add more artists.
The pictures were all taken with 50mm and with a on camera flash mounted on the camera, always tried to interfere as little as possible with the work of those portrayed.
This idea has no artistic pretensions, aesthetic or otherwise, and serves only to make a record of these noble professions.
In this project, the most important are the professions and professionals and not the photographic techniques.
Thanks to all who allowed me to photograph them.
Thanks for sharing the images, Rui.
Find Rui at these places:
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Clarion Call 2013: Open To Creativity – Five of the World’s Greatest Experts Deliver the Steps, Practices and Knowledge to Truly Open To Creativity
Five of the world’s greatest experts have joined teacher/guide Selina Maitreya, for a “first ever” event to deliver the steps, practices and knowledge that all creative souls must take in order to truly OPEN TO CREATIVITY.
In today’s world, those seeking to develop a Creative life, build a creative profession or simply release the artist within have few resources to support them. The key to living an artistic life is to learn how to connect to the creative muse, the higher self and to stay in the zone 24/7. Doing so enables those seeking to build a creative life with a direct connect to true creative power, deeper relationships, more financial prosperity, excellent health and peace.
Clarion Call 2013; OPEN TO CREATIVITY is a worldwide online event that brings 5 of the world leaders together to share information and inspiration for the purpose of transformation. CC2013 will take place March 28, 2013 from 12 pm EST -7pm EST. This is a free, live event hosted by Ms. Maitreya.
Joining Ms. Maitreya will be leading experts Jean Houston, Jill Badonsky, David Meggyesy, Barbara Biziou and Jeffrey Van Dyk.
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- The importance of you the artist as athlete
- The importance of redefining the concept of competition
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“Building a creative life is a possibility for everyone on our planet. Whether you are an artist, a person who loves creativity or a being who is choosing to live creatively, working to connect your inner and outer lives has several benefits. Your life becomes deeper and richer, your relationships become more long lasting and beneficial and abundance in your life is everywhere, financial, health and well being, “shares Maitreya.
“As a guide to Creative Souls I am committed to helping as many people as possible discover their path to building a life that is deep rich, meaningful and prosperous. I am thrilled to welcome legendary teacher Jean Houston, author /lecturer Jill Badonsky, author/lecturer David Meggyesy, world ritualist/author Barbara Biziou and teacher Jeffrey Van Dyk to Clarion Call 2013.
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Sometimes the Greatest is Releasing it in others…
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Riffing on a post by Ash Ambirge today, I asked the intrepid members of my Lighting Essentials Flickr group to come up with a list of photographic cliche’s and terms that they were also tired of.
I did not edit them, nor did I censor any of them… 33 different pet peeves by 33 photographers.
Now, you may believe some of them should be on the list, and others may piss you off.
Good…. that means it is a great list.
So without further comment:
1. Blowing out the Ambient
2. Creamy/Dreamy/Delicious Bokeh
3. Use the Histogram to _________
Gangnam Strobist style
5. Beating the sun
6. Stofen/Fong make soft light.
8. It’s only a phone camera
9. its a little hot
11. “Capturing life’s precious moments”
12. it’s a little soft
13. “put it on the thirds”
14. ‘Clicking’ a picture
15. The “Dave Hill Look”
16. What triggers do I need to buy?
18. I coulda done that better
19. Capture an image
20. Its fine I’ll fix it in post
21. Spray and pray
22. RAW or JPEG?
23. Lost detail
25. Signature (Don’t tell Missy)
26. Just tie some knots in a piece of string.
29. Never use hard light
30. That’s an expensive camera, it must take great pictures
31. pixel peeping
32. Light Depth of Field
33. If you use P you suck.
(Bonus 4 – don’t never say we don’t give you free stuff…)
35. TTL sucks
36. “Editorial ”
37. Document the Experience
If you want to add your single most annoying phrase or term for photographers, add it in the comments. NOTE: arguing with the list is pointless: I didn’t write it, and I do not remember who said what. So if your Ox got gored, consider it for what it is. It’s just for fun.
Direct all hate mail to “ScooterPie@soyouthinkIreallycare.org”
(And you really SHOULD read Ash’s post… it will get you thinking about the words you use.)