New Year, New Blog

Each new year we do some resolutions. Here’s mine: pursuing my dream, which is create.
Create photos, videos, interesting content, share, surprise…

That’s why I invite you all to follow me on my new blog http://valentinamedia.wordpress.com
I will share with you useful and interesting content on photography, video, design, social media for creators etc..
Plus, twice a week, I will post a photographer inspiration. Last week our inspiration came from Lloyd Revald.

You can also find me on

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See you soon on the net! Come visit my new blog…I will surprise you!

Have a wonderful positive 2013!

Vale

Happy summer!

(c) Valentina Calà

This picture has been featured on kwerfeldein.de

To view other pictures, visit my Flickr account.

Levitation Photography

During the past years levitation photography became quite popular. On Internet we can see some pretty good exemples and always more photographers are using this technique, even in fashion photography.

While seeing this phenomen rising, I have asked myself, who is the inventor (I even googled it! ;-P)…probably nobody, but I can say that one of the first very successful exemple comes from Tokyo, by the photographer Natsumi Hayashi. You can visit her blog yowayowacamera.com, where she explains that yowayowa is a Japanese term meaning “weak” or “feeble.”
Since I’m yowayowa, it’s really heavy to carry SLR cameras around. 🙂 I think this last one is very funny, as her photographs, where she is able to put a sort of fairy and soft athmosphere.


Even DigitalRev.com had some (funny) tries with Leviatan Photography.

I have never tried to do such pictures, but after seeing so many good exemples around, I really would like to give it a try! And you?

What do you need?

– A camera
– A tripod (or a second photographer)
A lot of inspiration
– Eventually some post-processing:

I’ll try and post something here and…I really would like to see YOUR levitation photographies! You can post a link under comments. 😀

French roller coaster

Image

Copyright Franck Bohbot 2012

As the photographer Franck Bohbot, I used to go to fair when I was a child. I remember the candies, the colours, the other kids and the excitement of playing, hoping to win the biggest prize.

Franck Bohbot guides us into the fair, with wide, colourful shoots, surrealistically empty of children laughing and running around. The atmosphere is still cheerful, thanks also to the flashy colours and lights spreading in all pictures.

To see all the images and Bohbot’s portfolio, click here.

 

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Alberto Seveso photographs ink underwater in his newest series A Due Colori. The flowing patterns and colors are mesmerizing.

via NotCot.org

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

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What Music Would Look Like If It Were a Physical Object?

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Artist Martin Klimas came up with a clever idea: he put splatters of plaint on a scrim over a speaker and played music. As the volume was turned up, the paint popped up in the air and he captured the moments in a photograph. It’s a synchronized cacophony of art and music. It also looks fantastic. Source: gizmodo

Some numbers:

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF PAINT USED PER SHOT: 6 OUNCES
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAINT USED ON THE PROJECT: 18.5 GALLONS
FINAL NUMBER OF IMAGES PRINTED: 212
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/7,000TH OF A SECOND
NUMBER OF BLOWN SPEAKERS: 2

If you want to see more (amazing) pictures form Martin Klimas, visit the New York Times website.

A little gossip: Canon even made a commercial about it!

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In diversity we trust.

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley

 

Do you remember those old photographs of African-Native Americans or American Indians ? Keliy Anderson-Staley has further developed this type of photography, the tintype, creating astonishing portraits of Americans. As European, I also recognize myself and my culture in those beautiful expressions and diversity. You can have a look to a more complete gallery plus an essay on flackphoto.com.

 

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Holstee manifesto.

This manifesto matches with, at least, 80% of my to do list for 2012.
Do you recognise your values in it? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Vote for the photographer

How many pictures of candidates have you seen recently? Some of them are celebrative. Others obscure. Others even funny. Pictures are an important element of each political campaign, because Image is. This “making of” the Polka shooting of all French candidates has something extraordinary. Here we see politicians disarmed (in front of camera) and who is actually commanding? The photographer.  If I’ll have to vote for someone, then, it will be for the photographer!

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