5 sports photographers worth following

Ben Moon

Twitter: @benmoon
Vimeo: benmoonfoto
Personal Site: www.benmoon.com
Facebook: Ben Moon Photography

Jimmy Chin

Twitter:@jimkchin
Personal Site: www.jimmychin.com
Facebook: Jimmy Chin Photography

Corey Rich

Twitter: @coreyrich
Personal Site: coreyrich.com
Vimeo: coreyrich
Facebook: Corey Rich Photography

Chris Orwig

Twitter: @chrisorwig
Personal Site: chrisorwig.com
Flickr: Chris Orwig

Nathan Weldon

Twitter: @nathanwelton
Personal Site: Nathan Welton Photo

Andrew Zuckerman: Portrait Photographer

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At only 33, Andrew Zuckerman has already published 3 books, made 2 films, and interviewed some of the most prominent figures of our times, including Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Not a bad start to a photography career. I must admit, with his talent and achievements, I was expecting to read that Zuckerman was 50 years old with 20-25 years of photography behind him. I am in complete admiration of his work and can’t wait to see what the next book has in store. I am happy to see a photography book of that quality out there. It goes to show that there is still space for good creative work in photography that’s not necessarily controversial.

À seulement 33 ans, Andrew Zuckerman a déjà publié 3 livres, produit 2 films, et a même interviewé plusieurs personnes d’influence de notre monde, incluant Nelson Mandela et l’Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pas si mal pour un début en photographie! Je dois avouer qu’avec son talent et ses ouvrages, je m’attendais à apprendre qu’Andrew avait au moins 50 ans avec 20-25 années de carrière en photographie! J’admire grandement son travail et j’ai très hâte de voir le prochain livre qu’il sortira. Je suis bien content de voir un livre de photographie de cette qualité en magazin. Ça prouve qu’il y a encore de la place pour du travail créatif qui n’est pas necéssairement controversé.

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The first book that actually peeked my curiosity was Wisdom, a book about some of the world’s most important elders and their piece of wisdom about life. But, the book that really captured my attention and made me want to learn more about him was Birds, a book which contains some of the best bird portraiture you will ever see in your life. It actually boggles my mind how he did it. The pictures are so crisp and clean, it’s simply unbelievable. See for yourself in some of the photos posted below.

Le premier livre qui a piqué ma curiosité s’intitule Wisdom: un livre de portrait sur des gens importants de notre monde accompagnés de leurs mots de sagesse sur la vie. Très fascinant et beau à regarder. Par contre, le livre qui m’a vraiment donné envie d’en connaître plus sur ce photographe est Birds: une collection de photo d’oiseaux, certains plus rare que d’autre, mais tous de très haute qualité et en très grand format. Probablement les plus belles photos d’oiseaux que vous allez voir de votre vie! En fait, je me demande même comment il s’en est prit pour pouvoir prendre certaines de ses photos là! Voyez de vous-même les quelques photos que j’ai mis au bas de l’article.

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Here is some links where you can get more info:

Simon Hoegsberg: Street Photography

A while ago I stumbled upon a pretty cool photo project by Simon Høgsberg, a freelance photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The title of the article I was reading about him was “Did Simon Hogsberg Shoot the Widest Photo Ever Taken?” and the title of the photo is We’re All Gonna Die (click on the link to see the full picture!). The goal of the project, according to the artist, was not to scare his audience, but to help us realize how special life really his and to remind us to live life to the fullest! Take your time to look carefully at the photo; it’s full of interesting details. I particularly like the guy with the baby in a sling.

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Il y déjà quelques semaines j’ai eu la chance de découvrir un projet photo assez hors de l’ordinaire. Le titre de l’article est “Est-ce que Simon Hogsberg a pris la photo la plus large du monde?” (Voyez par vous-meme en clicquant sur la photo en haut!). En fait, c’est plutôt le sujet ordinaire qui rend ce projet vraiment interessant. Le photographe est Simon Høgsberg, qui vit à Copenhague au Danemark. Le projet s’intitule We’re All Gonna Die, ce qui veut dire “Nous allons tous mourrir”. Le but du projet, d’après Simon n’était pas de faire peur aux gens, mais plutôt de nous faire réaliser que nous devrions toujours profiter de la vie au maximum! Quelle belle philosophie!!

Make sure you check the many projects Simon has on his personal site. In the meantime, check out one of my personal favourites:

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Steve Bloom: Nature Photographer

I’ve decided to try going bilingual (oui! oui! En Français!). Bonne lecture!

Believe it or not, I discovered this photographer at Shopper’s Drug Mart – on a calender. I was really captured by the incredibly original perspective on the cover (you’ll understand what I mean in a minute). So, when I got home, I did a quick google search for “Steve Bloom” and started to browse his online shop. He calls his shots “Fine Art Prints” and after checking a couple pages of his superb photos, you will quickly understand why. My wife almost didn’t believe me that they were photos (and not paintings/drawings)… it’s by far her favourite of the photographers I’ve profiled so far. Below is a shot of Steve Bloom in Botswana, followed by my two favourite shots.

J’ai decouvert ce photographe sur un calendrier à vendre au “Shopper’s Drug Mart” (notre équivalent du Jean-Coutu en Ontario). J’ai tout de suite été captivé par la perspective originale de la photographie sur la couverture (vous comprendrez ce que je veux dire dans une minute!). Quand je suis arrivé à la maison, j’ai tout de suite cherché sur google pour “Steve Bloom” et j’ai parcouru son site web. Il décrit ces photos en tant que “Fine Art” et vous allez comprendre pourquoi assez rapidement. Ma femme me croyait pratiquement pas que c’était des photos (et non pas des peintures)… c’est définitivement son photographe préféré jusqu’à maintenant. Voici une photo de Steve Bloom au Botswana, ainsi que mes deux photos préférées.

Steve Bloom in Botswana

Make sure you check out his site, and if you happen to have about 100$ dollars (CAD) to spend on some fine art prints, I strongly recommend you do it on his site. Or you can buy the famous calendar that I saw at Shopper’s Drugmart for about 30$ (CAD), it’s the one calledSTEVE BLOOM Calendar 2010.

In any case, here are the two shots that really captured my attention:

Prenez le temps d’aller voir son site et de parcourir tous ses belles photos. Si vous avez 100$ (CAD) à dépenser sur des photos, je vous suggère fortement de le faire sur son site. Vous pouvez aussi acheter son calendrier (celui que j’ai vu au Shoppers!) pour à peu près 30$ (CAD). C’est celui qui s’apelle STEVE BLOOM Calendar 2010.

Sans plus tarder, voici les photos qui ont tant captivés mon attention:

Swimming elephant 3, from Steve Bloom

Now that’s National Geographic material (you can almost see the yellow border of the magazine…)!!!

Elephant and Birds, from Steve Bloom

Here are some links that you might find interesting:

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky: Colour Photography Pioneer

A friend of mine introduced me to this photographer by showing me a photo and asking me when it was taken. Here is the photo:

Prokudin Gorskii

It turns out that the photo was taken around 1915, by a Russian photographer/chemist named Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863 to 1944). He was one of the first photographers to tackle the problem of taking colour photographs. Some of his techniques led to patents for producing colour film slides and for projecting colour motion pictures. Basically, his technique involved taking three monochrome pictures (red, green, and blue — RGB anybody?!) and mixing them together to get the original colours of the scene. Apparently, if you look carefully you can see that there is a “ghosting” effect because the subject might move slightly between the three different shots. Fascinating stuff!!

Links to check out:

Anyways, I personally couldn’t believe it when I saw the date. I had no idea colour photography went that far back! Thanks Thomas for sharing!

Have a great weekend everybody.
Cheers,

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