Power of Two

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work.
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
- Ecclesiastes 4

INDIA-11482Jodhpur, India

DSC_6015, Turkish Tourism, Turkey, 2013. Couple walking on the street.Istanbul, Turkey

CHINA-10223Shanghai, China

One’s not half of two;
two are halves of one.
- e.e. cummings

AFGHN-12678Afghanistan

FRANCE-10056, Lourdes, France, 1988Lourdes, France

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be, the last of life,
for which the first was made.
Our times are in his hand who saith,
A whole I planned, youth shows but half;
Trust God: See all, not be afraid!
- Robert Browning

MACEDONIA-10004Macedonia

SPAIN-10051 (1)Spain

TIBET-10983Tibet

The couple is time recaptured,
the return to the time before time.

- Octavio Paz, Nobel Laureate in Literature

ITALY-10485Italy


CHINA-10231 (1)Hong Kong, China

FIJI-10013Fiji

AFGHN-13988Kabul, Afghanistan

TIBET-10100NF3Tibet

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
– Vietnamese Proverb

YEMEN-10065NFYemen

Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are hard…

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Nick Rains

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Nick Rains, mais um fotógrafo de viagem, com algumas abordagens interessantes.

Não será talvez dos meus preferidos neste registo, mas vale a pena ver.

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I started off in photography almost straight out of Swansea University in South Wales where I studied Zoology. I picked up the basics by going out and using film, and by reading photography books like that wonderful series by Ansel Adams. I didn’t do any formal training until a few years later when I did a 2 year Tech course on studio and commercial photography.

Commercial photography was well paid and reasonably interesting but I soon got more interested in travel photography so, like many others were starting to do, I shouldered a backpack and headed off into Asia and thence to Australia. In Australia I started working for Canon during the 1986 America’s Cup in Fremantle. This was where I met many the top international photographers and magazine editors who were all very helpful to a young photographer starting out in serious international work.

I had a ball during the 12 months I spent in Perth, my work was published in Sports Illustrated, London Times, Paris Match, Stern and many other well known publications. I worked for Time Magazine for a while as an assistant and learned a whole load of stuff about what professional photography is all about. Of course my Visa finally ran out and I headed back to England. My new contacts stood me in good stead and this period was when I fully developed my landscape photography by undertaking extended trips into Germany, Turkey, Italy, France, and Spain shooting for the stock photography market.

Finally I decided to move back to Australia for good in 1990 and have been shooting this fabulous country ever since. I have travelled almost half a million kilometers in that time and have been to just about every major place on interest. In fact the only major places I have yet to visit are Cape York and along the Canning Stock Route WA.

This is one of the reasons I love this job – I get to go the some of the remotest places in this huge country, far away from the busy cities and into a place where you can quite literally roll out a swag, light a fire and sleep under the stars. I’m a big fan of clouds too – sounds a bit weird I know but clouds make a photo your own since they will never be the same the next time you visit the same spot. I’m also a fully paid up member of the Cloud Appreciation Society which pledges:

“To fight Blue Sky thinking wherever it springs up”

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Poema da despedida

Eu amo tudo o que foi
Tudo o que já não é
A dor que já me não dói
A antiga e errônea fé
O ontem que a dor deixou,
O que deixou alegria
Só porque foi, e voou
E hoje é já outro dia.

Fernando Pessoa

Mirror

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Fotografias: João Martins Pereira

Jennifer in Paradise ou a história do Photoshop

Jennifer in Paradise.tif – the first photoshopped pictureBrothers Knoll sent over their original Je

 

O The Guardian  publicou um artigo evocativo do aniversário do Photoshop, recuperando a história daquela que terá sido a primeira imagem manipulada com esta aplicação.

Depois desta primeira imagem, a utilização do Photoshop deu no que deu, para o bem e para o mal…

A imagem ficou para a história como “Jennifer in Paradise” e, não fora a utilização futura, seria apenas um prosaico registo das férias que John Knoll passou com Jennifer, a então namorada, em Bora Bora no verão de 1987. Férias, aliás, supostamente bem merecidas porque John e Jennifer, colegas na ILM – Industrial Light & Magic de George Lucas, tinham trabalhado horas sem fim na pós produção do filme “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”

A partir de um caríssimo equipamento, o Pixar Image Computer, que, com base num complicadíssimo programa dedicado, permita isolar, manipular e reintegrar fotogramas num filme, utilizado pela ILM, John Knoll e o irmão, doutorado em computação, desenvolveram um programa com capacidades semelhantes que poderia correr num simples Macintosh e que, quem sabe?, poderia ter viabilidade comercial (!)

A imagem que utilizaram para demonstrar as capacidades da sua criação era … a de Jennifer em Bora Bora.

À aplicação, chamaram … Photoshop.

O resto é história, contada neste vídeo pelo próprio John Knoll.

Tony Hertz

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Tony Hertz é um fotógrafo da “velha escola” que privilegia a composição, exposição, foco, equilibrio, preenchimento do espaço, enfim, técnica fotográfica.

Sem malabarismos nem acrobacias, é um trabalho sólido, coerente, profissional e… excelente.

Enjoy !!!

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Tony Hertz has over 25 years of professional photography experience – 10 years of it as a daily newspaper photographer. He’s photographed U.S. Presidents, the Queen of England, Pope Paul, celebrities, musicians, famous sports figures and covered major news and community events.

Working as a photojournalist helped refine his compositional instincts when he turned to focus mainly on landscape and nature subjects for personal and fine art photography work.

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Wish or Will

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Istambul, Turquia
Fotografia: João Martins Pereira