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Wat Bang Phra Tattoo Festival: Wat Bang Phra, Thailand

Volunteer medics try to keep the area clear and warn people of impending charges but inevitably a photographer who hasn’t been there before stops to look at the back of the camera to see if they got a picture. They usually stop to admire their work right before the charging monkey or tiger decks them. Covering the tattoo festival requires excellent situational awareness. It’s hot, crowded, noisy and very easy to get hurt if you’re not careful. I’ve seen photographers leave the ceremony with broken bones or carried away by medics. It’s also very hard to keep other photographers out of your photos. - Photojournalist Jack Kurtz 

lynnlane:

"Unplugged"NobleMotion DanceChoreographers: Andy and Dionne Noble Lighting Design: David J Deveau Photographer: Lynn Lane

lynnlane:

"Unplugged"
NobleMotion Dance
Choreographers: Andy and Dionne Noble 
Lighting Design: David J Deveau 

Photographer: Lynn Lane

Nomads of the Blue Skies. Photo by Matt Dutile. 
“I have a personal connection with traditional cultures around the world, and am particularly passionate about Asian traditions and cultures. How these individuals and societies survive and thrive under extremely difficult conditions is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit.” - Matt Dutile

Nomads of the Blue Skies. Photo by Matt Dutile.

“I have a personal connection with traditional cultures around the world, and am particularly passionate about Asian traditions and cultures. How these individuals and societies survive and thrive under extremely difficult conditions is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit.” - Matt Dutile

"Play is such an important part of the creative process. I am continually reminded of it’s value. I always get more creative work when I play with a camera in my hands. I was also reminded of what a great thing it is to do something you are passionate about. The ranchers I photographed are all so passionate about the life they live. It’s very nice to be around passionate people." - Jason Lindsey, Montana Life

craigmulcahy:

I had a ton of fun doing a recent editorial assignment for an international, niche magazine which I’ll be able to share more about when the next issue goes to print. While photographing Kickboard's CEO Jennifer Medbery for this high quality periodical, I was faced with a welcomed but unfamiliar challenge: strictly no strobes

The magazine has a really great visual style and aesthetic. Very design-driven with great photography. The photos themselves are all naturally lit, preferring to avoid post production.  

Anyone who knows my work knows that usually my first thought when I approach an assignment is ‘How am I going to light this?’ Well, it was really fun abandoning the strobes and working with what I had. 

I’m really excited to share the final set of images in print, but for that we’ll have to wait just a little while longer.

sethlowephoto:

Sam Lott #4, Photographed March 10, 2014.
Weight, 207. (-5lbs from beginning.)
Seth

sethlowephoto:

Sam Lott #4, Photographed March 10, 2014.

Weight, 207. (-5lbs from beginning.)

Seth

Spring is in the air today! New work from Shavonne Wong for Her World Brides.