Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible; he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are. — Frank Goble
We’ve talked a lot about the importance of story this past week, whether in Ryan Schude’s cinematic photographs, Ken Burns’ storytelling techniques, or even our own simple zombie shoot, story is a big part of capturing an image that draws people in. That was the first thing that caught my eye when I saw the photographs of Tommy Ingberg. His surreal composites have a way of making you wonder what else is in there that I am somehow missing. “I strive for simple, scaled back compositions with few elements,” Ingberg says, “where every part adds to the story, but where there are still gaps for the viewer to fill.” [via Creative Photography]
When I came across these beautiful fall landscapes by Philippe Sainte-Laudy, I immediately went to his website to see more. His work is dreamy and almost other-worldly. There is something about the toning that he uses in his images that sets them apart from “ordinary” landscapes; the reds, oranges and yellows seem to jump out and the blues are so rich. As Liz Lemon would say, “I want to go to there.” [via Cuded]
How many families do you know who live thousands of miles apart? They can no longer easily do holiday get-togethers and it’s especially difficult to get a family photograph taken. John Clang came up with a brilliant idea to get these portraits made using Skype. Putting people next to a blank wall, he then projects a live feed of their family members through Skype and takes the portrait. Living apart isn’t nearly as hard as it used to be. [via My Modern Met]
I understand the concept of light painting. I’ve watched tutorials on how people do the spheres of light around them. Simon Berger takes it to a whole other level and I have no idea how he could have done it. I mean, an umbrella? With light coming down on top of it? The concept is absolutely incredible and makes for absolutely beautiful images. [via Colossal]
This one is just for fun. You don’t have to speak French to understand it and it’ll put a smile on your face. [via John Knack]
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