Faded & Blurred

Robert Weingarten

Five For Friday #98

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Usually our adult life is nothing like what we envisioned as children. Iraqi Kurdish photographer Jamal Penjweney illustrates that in his photo series “I Wish”. Photographing subjects as they hold up images of what they had dreams of being when […]

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Five For Friday #97

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ― Kurt Vonnegut It’s hard to imagine these abandoned venues and crumbling edifices once hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Not long after, from 1992 to 1996, Sarajevo became the battered centerpiece in the Bosnian War for independence. In 2011, the city was […]

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Bear Kirkpatrick

Five For Friday #96

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. ” –  Federico Fellini As a very young boy, Bear Kirkpatrick lost his hearing. Although surgery at the age of 5 was able to repair the damage, during the months he lived without it he says somehow his sight was […]

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Suzanne Heintz

Five For Friday #95

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. JoyBell C. Denver-based photographer and art director Suzanne Heintz was fed up with people asking her when she was going to get married. Her solution, to buy mannequins of a husband and child […]

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Five For Friday #94

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” –  George Bernard Shaw Dutch physicist-artist Arie van ‘t Riet calls these unique images, bioramas.  It all started when a colleague asked him to X-ray a painting. The outcome led him to X-raying different plants and animals just to see […]

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Niccoló Bonfadini

Five For Friday #93

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville Above all else, being a landscape photographer requires patience, and lots of it. Always looking for the right light and the right weather conditions, you could find yourself spending hours in climates most people would be avoiding, just to capture one image […]

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Elena Shumilova

Five For Friday #92

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan I found these via a friend on Facebook and thought they were too marvelous not to share. Russian photographer Elena Shumilova uses her two children; various […]

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Olivo Barbieri

Five For Friday #91

“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” –  George Bernard Shaw Olivo Barbieri uses blocks of solid color in Photoshop to remove strong details of the rocky terrain in his images to emphasize the towering peaks these mountain climbers brave. Yes, there is an actual […]

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Sukron Mamun

Five For Friday #90

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope somewhere in the next […]

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