Photographers

The SCAR Project

The SCAR Project

Photographer David Jay is both an incredible portrait photographer and sensitive to the intimate psychological and physical details of breast cancer surgery. This is one of the most incredible collections of photographs I’ve seen on any subject. These images need to be seen printed as they’re large: exhibition schedule.

Check out the documentary: Baring It All.

The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens.

[via Boing Boing]

Ewald Mario Bauer’s flickr galleries

Flickr user Ewald Mario Bauer has assembled a number of flickr galleries which are collections of images that others have taken and allowed to be included in the galleries of other flickr members.

Ewald Mario Bauer’s Flickr Galleries

Note the page numbering on the bottom, there are 14 pages of them.

Frankly, I never looked on galleries as something of meaning because it seemed like a fancier way for people to collect links to favorite photos. But after looking through many of Ewald’s galleries I think a better explanation of them is a flickr feature that allows a user to curate a collection of things they find of interest and share that collection with others. I guess I was looking at this flickr feature from a bit too paranoid a viewpoint. In fact, being placed in someone’s gallery is useful in that it will lead new viewers to your photo stream.

Sometimes being included in galleries is something you don’t want, like some of my yoga images of my wife and our yoga teacher being included in galleries of “hot women.” As the owner of the image, you’re notified when someone includes it in a gallery and you can check things out and delete it from that gallery if you don’t want to be included as well as block the flickr member who made the gallery if they seem to be less than decent (my wife had mixed feelings, being flattered to be included in such a gallery).

I’ve not made a gallery on flickr and I’m not sure I’ll get around to it but I’m looking at this flickr feature in a new way after poking through Ewald’s curated collections.

Mitch Dobrowner shoots storms

Mitch Dobrowner: The Storms

Words are inadequate to describe the experience of photographing this immense power and beauty, And the most exciting part is with each trip I really don’t know what to expect. But today I see these storms as living, breathing things. They are born when the conditions are right, they gain strength as they grow, they fight against their environment to stay alive, they change form as they age, and eventually they die. They take on so many different aspects, personalities and faces. My only hope is that my images can do justice to these amazing phenomena of nature.

They do.

Incredible storm images. Go full screen for best effect.

Joel Meyerowitz’ photographs of the aftermath of 9/11 in New York

Joel Meyerowitz has a show up at the Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut that’s well worth seeing if you’re in the area: The City Resilient. The images are spectacular: the superb photography and large scale increases the dramatic impact of the scale of the destruction at ground zero.

Amazon has the book of these images: Aftermath and the hardback is priced very reasonably.

Here’s a second video on how Meyerowitz got entry to the site which no press was allowed in to at the time.

Ines Laimins iPhone photography

Featured iPhoneographer: Ines Laimins

I take all of my photos with the regular (native) iPhone 4 camera and then use a handful of apps to edit. Most often I will see the image I want to capture in my mind first, see the subject in the distance, frame in the screen and then wait for the subject to walk into the frame.

She’s got a great eye and the processing on her images is first rate. Amazing that these are all done in the iPhone. Beautiful work.

[via Gary Sharp]