Louder than a bomb: 40 years of hip-hop photography in pictures

Louder than a bomb: 40 years of hip-hop photography in pictures

A new photography book, Hip-Hop Raised Me, chronicles the rise of rap as it spilled from the US to the world featuring the likes of Eminem, Notorious BIG and Lauryn Hill

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/oct/07/hip-hop-raised-me-dj-semtex-rap-photography

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been revealed.


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Laughter is not the only thing this annual event that focuses on revealing the amusing side of nature wants to bring you, though – as the authors state on their website, “way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.“ They work together with Born Free Foundation, animal welfare, and conservation charity, that takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild.

Founded by two passionate wildlife photographers, this quirky competition showcases the cute silliness of glorious animal kingdom. This year‘s awards have six amazing categories to explore and we assure you that there‘s no shortage of fun in them. Take a look at the final 40 entries below and vote for your favorites!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/comedy-wildlife-photography-awards-shortlist-2016/

New photography book features adorable flying cats

New photography book features adorable flying cats

Image: seth casteel

Do you ever lose track of time looking at cat photos on Instagram? Do your loved ones consistently beg you to pull your face away from your phone?

You know the answer is yes. And honestly, this book of cat photos is the perfect solution.

Seth Casteel’s POUNCE, a coffee table book that comes out today, features gorgeous photos of adorable airborne cats in a variety of settings.

POUNCE follows up Casteel’s previous literary ventures, which include Underwater Babies and Underwater Puppies.

Image: SETH CASTEEL

The cats in the photos are all from animal shelters and rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada. Every cat who modeled for the book was available for adoption or already rescued during the photoshoots.

“At the heart of the book is Casteels commitment to showcasing animals who are in need of human love, attention, and care yet who sadly have not always received it,” reads the the book’s press release.

It also explains more of Casteel’s process behind POUNCE.

An essential gift for cat lovers, this beautiful, funnybook, with more than 80 previously unpublished photographs, reveals adorable cats and kittensas they pounce and jump through the air, legs outstretchedall in Casteels signature up-close, mid-action style. His latest collection of animal portraits features cats doing what they do best. In fact, as he reminds us, pouncing is cats undisputed number one instinct, making them among the most incredible creatures on earth.

And now, please sit back and enjoy the following photos of pouncing cats.

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

Image: SETH CASTEEL

POUNCE is available online, starting at about $17.00.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/

From PJ Harvey to Terri-Lee Blake: the 'undiluted' photography of Valerie Phillips

From PJ Harvey to Terri-Lee Blake: the ‘undiluted’ photography of Valerie Phillips

The New York photographer is known for her undiluted method realism for generation X. Here are some of Phillips best shots of pop stars, models and Tumblr girls

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us

Top 20+ Japan Street Photography Shots That Capture The Rarely Seen Side Of The Land Of The Rising Sun

Top 20+ Japan Street Photography Shots That Capture The Rarely Seen Side Of The Land Of The Rising Sun

Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities provide perfect opportunities for evocative night photography, while the bustling trains and intersections offer an infinite source of inspiration for those looking for some snaps in the daylight hours.


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In homage to the country’s reputation as a street photographer’s paradise, Bored Panda has compiled this list containing some of the best street snaps we could find. In it you’ll see work from reputed street photographers such as Masashi Wakui and Takeshi Yasui, as well as many others. If you’ve never been to Japan then these pictures will make you want to go. And if you have been before then they’ll make you want to go again. Just don’t forget your camera!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/

South Wales and Gwent Wedding Photographers

Studio 77 Photography is run by professional wedding photographer . With over Five years experience and having photographed over Sixty weddings in and around the South Wales area you can relax and allow Paul to photograph your wedding in style and with a professional manner that is second to none.

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The coverage of your wedding day can start at the bride’s house and continue on through to your speeches. Please see the Prices section for the full list of our pricing and package options.

Whether you are looking for modern, contemporary, reportage or a more traditional style of wedding photography, South Wales wedding photographers Studio 77 Photography will capture every special moment of your wedding day as you wish.

We offer a range of beautiful Bielle & Mario Acerboni Wedding Albums, along with our selection of stunning Photobook Wedding Albums and Framed Prints you are sure to find the perfect way to present your photographs and keep your memories safe forever.

Based in Gwent, South Wales. Studio 77 Photography is run by professional wedding photographer Paul Croxford LRPS. Covering the whole of South Wales and surrounding areas, we offer full coverage of your wedding day as standard with wedding photography packages designed to be both flexible and comprehensive. Couples may choose to have their photographs taken in a traditional or reportage style or a combination of the two.