More than just a daily visual journal, Instagram serves as a platform that allows anyone and everyone to be a photographer. Simple and effective, the San Francisco-born mobile app, along with its many supporting third party components, is a fun and engaging way of sharing adventures, good eats and plenty of embarrassing moments in between. Since Instagram is a favorite social media platform of ours, we decided to share some of the people we find inspiring in our latest weekly feature, Five Instagram Accounts We’re Enjoying This Week. Feel free to let us know in the comments section on why you feel your account should be featured next week and be sure to follow us at @highsnobiety.
@danrubin – Using only an iPhone, photographer Dan Rubin reels in luminous shots of everyday life and travels.
@twheat – Hong Kong resident Tyson Wheatley captures the city’s diversity; from breathtaking trails to dazzling skyscrapers.
@10_ya – Hailing from Japan, this account documents a beautiful transition between fashion, art and mother nature.
@mattfrench – Photographer and designer Matt French takes fascinating scenic shots with colors that evoke a distinct, whimsical quality.
@saysthefox – Southern California photographer Kelly Victoria’s feed features an on-going series of seductive pictures that each tell their own unique story.
London-based artist Aled Lewis has created a photography series that integrates classic video game characters into real life environments. From Mario Kart to Donkey Kong, each character is placed in what could be considered its real life environment equivalent.
Take a look at the gallery above and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below.
Last year the prestigious and strong heritage brand Hasselblad, known for their exceptionally high-quality cameras, transformed their online magazine VICTOR into a annually printed publication.
The strongly anticipated photography magazine is more of a book than a magazine with a striking high-quality feel. The second issue has artist David Hockney revealing an exclusive triptych, an edit from Steve McCurry of the Pirelli 2013 Calendar photographed in Rio de Janeiro, Guido Argentini showcasing his exceptional nude studies, Perou featuring Matrix-style levitation skills in collaboration with adidas and many more fantastic stories.
We have an exclusive overview of the magazine content for you, check it out in the gallery above.
The ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ annually give away credits for chosen single shot images, on the basis of only 1 picture and not a whole series. The 20 best shots along with the full article can be seen on the website of World Photo.
Take a look at selected winning photographs of this years competition in the gallery above.
Take My Picture is a short film, produced by Garage magazine, who’s original intention was to observe the fairly new phenomenon of fashion bloggers and street style stars. While filming the footage, “two salient trends” became apparent: fashion editors frustrated by the ensuing commotion outside of shows, and the rise of “peacocking” street style stars as a result of the proliferation of blogs. Take My Picture examines these themes from both perspectives.
2012 marks an enormous 20 years of shooting skateboarding action for Mike O’ Meally. Supply and Izrock Pressings have paired to celebrate the milestone, producing a package featuring three t-shirts designed with the help of O’Meally and a banger-packed zine, which documents some of his craziest snaps. Sample the package below – it’s available now at Supply.
Canadian photographer Brent Townshend has captured some of the world’s most beautiful buildings in a series of panoramic photographs. Included in the series are photos from New York and London among many other international cities.
Nikon is set to launch two 1 series models in February including the J3 and S1. The J3 features a 14.2MP camera while the S1 comes equipped with a 10.1MP camera. Both cameras include 73-point autofocusing and 15FPS burst photography, exceptional features given their entry-level status.
Apart from their resolution, the main differences between the 2 models are the J3′s inclusion of a basic panorama mode and the S1′s slightly wider ISO range, starting at ISO 100 versus the J3′s 160.
The S1 will retail for $ 500 with an 11-27.5mm lens, while the J3 will have a price tag of $ 600 with 10-30mm optics. New lenses and accessories will be available for both models soon including a $ 750 WP-N2 underwater case for scuba divers.
Check out both cameras above and watch out for a February release.
National Geographic Magazine has announced the winners for their widely acclaimed annualy held photography contest. Once again we see a compelling selection of imagery, chosen by a jury comprised of experienced natural history and documentray photographers. The contest is open to professionals and amateurs alike, who have the opportunity to win $ 10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar.
For this week’s “5 Tumblrs…” we chose to highlight one of our favorite cities, San Francisco, along with a few others that mix it up. We discovered the photography blog of Defgrip’s Harrison Boyce and put up a few others we think you guys might enjoy.