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Fotografia: JMPhoto 


“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

Elliott Erwitt


USA. New York City. 1999. American photographer Elliott ERWITT.

Back to the Future


Fotografia: JMPhoto com iPhone



Fotografia: JMPhoto

Entre as Mulheres


Fotografia: JMPhoto

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. (aka Muhammad Ali), R.I.P.


Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.


I don’t have to be what you want me to be.


Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.


I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.


Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone, that I’m not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.


I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.


People don’t realize what they had till it’s gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing.


The man who has no imagination has no wings.


I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.


The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon – there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.


I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.


I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.


Fotografias: Internet
Quotes: Muhammad Ali

20 imagens únicas

O site Bright Side reuniu  20 fotografias que nos mostram uma perspectiva diferente, por vezes inesperada, de momentos ou épocas históricas. A magia da fotografia.

Não percam !


Don McCullin e o Digital





Limitar Don McCullin, à condição de  um dos maiores fotógrafos de guerra contemporâneos (são memoráveis as suas imagens, por exemplo, da Guerra do Viet Nam) será, porventura, redutor.

É verdade que o é, mas, na realidade, estamos perante um  fotógrafo documentário, um outdoor photographer, de génio. As imagens falam por si.

Fotógrafo da realidade, em registo old school, tanto no método como no conceito, continua convicto defensor do analógico sobre o digital e da função de comunicação da fotografia sobre as novas abordagens conceptuais.

E a apreciação que faz da edição digital (aqui subentendida na sua pior faceta, a manipulação) faz-nos certamente pensar

Fonte: “The Guardian”


Photographer, 80, Says Digital Photography is a Lying Experience

It’s a thought often provoked by contemporary photographers creating surreal images with their new found technology. The absolute speed and ease manipulation can be obtained on a colour digital photograph is frightening nowadays and more and more agencies are beginning to notice and put up safeguards to protect against, for want of a better word, lying.

So when veteran war photographer, Don McCullin, nigh on superstar of the photography world speaks up and proclaims the digital domination of photography is “a totally lying experience” you have to stop and take note.

In conversation with Isaac Julien at the art fair Photo London, the Guardian reports McCullin discussed a wide range of topics with regards to photography including his own problems referring to it as art, preferring instead to likening it as a form of “communication and passing on information.” However, it was his comments on digital technology that had the industry ears pricking up.

McCullin is clearly a man that has grown up, lived and thrived in the world of film and isn’t struggling on the new digital playing field (unlike some other photographers.) He says he reluctantly uses a digital camera to alleviate the speed in which some editors want the shot however still has a darkroom and regularly processes film.

“These extraordinary pictures in colour, it looks as if someone has tried to redesign a chocolate box,” he said. “In the end, it doesn’t work, it’s hideous.”
All of the prolific photographer’s most celebrated images are quite naturally grainy, monochrome depictions of war. This fact doesn’t help to offset the displeasure he reviles in on speaking about colour digital photography.

“It’s hideous” he says.

While many may agree on this while looking through the HDR-ridden photopocalypse that is the Flickr Explore gallery one can’t help but think the fad of over saturation and high contrast might be coming to an end.

Despite the controversy this will undoubtedly cause, at Phogotraphy we believe that McCullin may be on to something. With record numbers of photographers disqualified from last year’s World Press Photo Awards, the now yearly tradition of Wildlife Photography winners being disqualified and the intentional lying of some themes within astrophotography it’s hard to disagree.

Arguing that manipulation can be achieved in many the same way in the darkroom is futile. It takes practise, lots of practise, the effort required is almost another industry itself.

“…digital photography can be a totally lying kind of experience, you can move anything you want … the whole thing can’t be trusted really.”

Perhaps the never ending discussion on photography’s greatest dichotomy is not about how much you can trust the user, but simply the limitations imposed on a roll of film. There is an infinite amount of freedom with a digital photograph that some, but certainly not all, can abuse. That is what Don McCullin is worried about.

From the Streets of London


Fotografia: Londres – JMPhoto

2015 National Geographic Traveller Contest

A Bored Panda divulgou as fotografias vencedoras nas principais categorias do “2015 National Geographic Traveller Contest”.

Aqui ficam algumas dessas imagens, não percam a série integral.