People and nature in Sara K. Byrne’s double exposure photography

After discovering Jasper James’ City Silhouettes, I am quite fascinated by double exposure photography and so I was checking out similar projects by other artists. That’s how I came across this ABSOLUTELY AMAZING series of double exposure photographs by Sara K. Byrne. 
Unlike James, who decided to juxtapose human silhouettes with big city landscapes, Byrne combined the portraits with the images of nature – colourful flowers, blooming trees and clouded sky. 
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As you can see the atmosphere and the image of people and the world that Byrne is showing us is completely different from the one in James’ project. 
The question is: which one do you like better? 🙂

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Game of Thrones’ ugly girls

After having watched almost 3 seasons of Game of Thrones in less than a week, I can’t help posting something about the HBO’s TV series. So today I will show you some photos of two female characters who caught my attention – Osha and Brienne of Tarth.
They represent very different types of women. The first one is quite frumpy and savage while the second one is a female knight – tall and masculine. But they do have one thing in common – they definitely stand out from all the beautiful women and girls in the series.
Of course, I was curious how the actresses who play their roles look in real life and I googled them. That’s how I found some really nice photos of Natalia Tena and Gwendoline Christie:
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‘City Silhouettes’ by Jasper James

There’s not much to say about this project, really. It is better to just look and admire this fantastic example of so-called double-exposure photography by a British artist, Jasper James. He combined two different layers – Asian city landscapes and onlookers’ silhouettes – to create very atmospheric and coherent images.
Here are my favourites:
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For more Jasper James’ photographs and projects, visit his website:
http://www.jasperjames.co.uk
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Living in the sky with Laurent Chehere

I’ve been posting a lot of paintings lately, so today I’m going to show you a few photographs for a change. And believe me, these are not just some ordinary photos but true pieces of art in every sense of the word! The Flying Houses series was created in Paris by a French photographer Laurent Chehere and it depicts mostly detached houses and blocks of flats but we can also see a trailer and a circus. The photographs have this unique almost fairy-tale atmosphere even though they’re all very realistic. But the reason why they are really remarkable is the impressive and very believable photo manipulation which makes them float in the air! No wonder that the project won several prizes and was showcased in both Europe and the US.
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f you liked them and want to see more, visit Chehere’s website: http://www.laurentchehere.com/laurentchehere.com/PORTFOLIO.html
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Ballerina Project

 

Recently, I came across an interesting photograph of a ballerina in the metro station:
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I liked it a lot so I checked if there is more photos like that – and that’s how I found the Ballerina Project’s website (http://ballerinaproject.com)! 
In brief, the project is a series of over 800 photographs by Dane Shitagi which has been going on for 12 years now. Shitagi takes pictures of ballerinas who dance for world’s greatest companies such as American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet. The critics are delighted and admit that the project is much more than a typical dance photography. Well, I couldn’t agree more –  the photos I found are just stunning. Unfortunately, not all of them are published on the Internet – to see most of them, you have to subscribe to the website and pay about 10 dollars.
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by Peter Lindbergh

I have a lot of photos for you today because it’s my favorite photographer we are talking about.

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Peter Lindbergh was born in 1944 in Leszno (currently a Polish city, but at the time it was a German territory). He started working internationally for Vogue in the late 70s. He is the author of the revolutionary American Vogue’s cover from November 1988 (which was also Anna Wintour’s first cover) and the famous cover from January 1990 with Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista,Tatiana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford:

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He photographed for the most famous magazines: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Allure, Rolling Stone, etc. He made portraits of hundreds of models and stars.
He has worked out his own characteristic style by photographing mostly in black and white and drawing inspiration from the early German cinema as well as the Berlin art scene of the 1920s.

But enough talking, once you’ll see his amazing photographs, you will know everything 🙂
First of all, some group photos:

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Portraits of:
Kate Moss
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Christy Turlington
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Milla Jovovich
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Linda Evangelista
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Claudia Schiffer
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Natalia Vodianova
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Carey Mulligan
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Hannah Wahmer
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Helena Bonham Carter
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Jessica Chastain
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Madonna
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Naomi Campbell
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Marion Cotillard
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Robin Wainwright
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Tilda Swinton
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Scarlett Johansson
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Sasha Pivovarova (“The Birds”)
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