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

Sophie Gamand

Sophie Gamand is a French photographer living and working in New York. Since 2010, she has been focusing on pets (especially dogs) and our relationship to them, exploring the Human through dogs.

Pois então, Sophie Gamand encontrou a sua yellow brick road a fotografar … cães molhados. Aparentemente, com um sentido filosófico.

Seja lá o que for, o projecto já lhe garantiu reconhecimento e êxito internacional. Tive a oportunidade de ver estas imagens ao vivo na exposição dos Sony Awards, em que foi uma das premiadas, com grande destaque.

A prova que nesta forma de expressão artística há, realmente, lugar para todos. Divirtam-se (ou não)!

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“Wet Dog” is a series of portraits of dogs photographed during their least favorite activity: bath time. Exposing the dogs at a vulnerable moment, photographer Sophie Gamand is able to capture their wide range of expressions. She believes dogs are more than animals and have acquired a status of persona. They mirror humans and the bond we have developed with them says a lot about our own solitude and social challenges.

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Há dias assim

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Fotografias: Zâmbia, João Martins Pereira

Jennifer Shaw

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Jennifer Shaw, uma fotógrafa diferente, de uma praia distante da minha.

Mais uma ruela trilhada no imenso Bairro da Fotografia.

Um trabalho conceptual, coerente, explicado e interpretado em cada uma das galerias aque apresenta e nos mostra. Como curiosidade, técnica e estética, o facto de a maior parte do seu trabalho ser feito com máquinas de plástico, no fundo brinquedos, sem qualquer controlo de exposição, abertura ou sensibilidade. Os resultados que produzem são, por isso, imprevisiveis. As revelações são depois feitas pela própria fotógrafa.

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Photography is always an act of discovery for me. It’s about the joy of seeing and the mysterious convergence of light, texture and form as translated onto film. A sense of wonder and a reverence for beauty are motivating factors that lead me to document and interpret the world through the camera’s lens. I attempt to create images that transcend literal description, reaching beyond the physical surface of the subject to resonate with viewers on an emotional level.

Most of my work is created using toy cameras. These simple plastic devices lend a whimsical spontaneity to the act of photographing. Although they offer little control in making exposures, their quirks can sometimes result in magic.

I print my black and white images in the darkroom on traditional silver paper, then split-tone them to add depth and color. This toning method can be unpredictable, and like every other part of my process, owes a bit to serendipity. The color work is shot on film, then scanned to make archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle Rag 308 paper

Jennifer Shaw earned a BFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her photographs have been featured in B&W, American Photo, Shots, Light Leaks, The Sun, and Oxford American magazines, online publications including NPR, Fraction Magazine, One One Thousand, Lenscratch, and Brain Pickings, and are included in two recent monographs: Hurricane Story (Chin Music Press, 2011), and Nature/Nurture(North Light Press, 2012). Her work is exhibited widely and held in collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Shaw is based in New Orleans, Louisiana where she teaches the disappearing art of darkroom photography at the Louise S. McGehee School in addition to chasing after two young sons

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JMPhoto – Sikh March 2014

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Assinalou-se este ano o 30.mo aniversario (Junho de 1984) da intervenção militar do Governo da India no chamado Golden Temple, o local sagrado dos Sikhs, na cidade de Amritsar, no Punjab. Ordenada pela então primeiro-ministro Indira Ghandi, a intervenção, destinada a desmobilizar grupos extremistas armados que teriam ocupado o Templo, causou, segundo os Sikhs, milhares de mortos entre a população civil. Este ano, a celebração ocorreu um pouco por todo o mundo onde existem comunidades de origem Sikh. Londres, como seria de esperar, foi um Centro importante de manifestações, até porque surgem agora informações que um oficial da unidade de operações especiais inglesas, SAS, (à época vivia-se o consulado da Sra Tatcher) terá tido intervenção no planeamento da intervenção militar, conforme refere o artigo da BBC news. Eu passei por Hyde Park e fiz algumas imagens. Aqui fica uma amostra, uma série maior está disponível no meu site JMPhoto.

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Mark Simms

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Mark Simms, mais um fotógrafo amador, competente e multifacetado. Umas imagens interessantes, outras talvez nem tanto, mas fica o culto da arte da fotografia.

I’m an amateur photographer based on the Wirral, a peninsula of land in north-west England that lies between the River Mersey/Liverpool on one side and the River Dee/Wales on the other.  For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed taking pictures: simple snaps of holidays, days-out and family gatherings.
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