Marc Stricklin’s artistry blends time-honored photographic methods with advanced digital tools. His upbringing in New Orleans, Louisiana, and other southern coastal cities infuses his work with a Southern Gothic flavor, evoking a sense of impending doom and perilous beauty within a minimalist framework. His work often depicts individuals in remarkable environments, revealing the intricate dance between man and nature. Continue reading »
Czech photographer Bára Prášilová has carved out a unique niche for herself with a distinctive style that blends absurdist humor, striking beauty, playfulness, and a touch of cruelty, all underpinned by her relentless pursuit of perfection. Continue reading »
In 1956, the Motorized Roller Skate Company of Detroit began manufacturing self-propelled skates. The company was established a year earlier by Antonio Pirrello, a relentless inventor hailing from Lincoln Park, Michigan. Continue reading »
This Digital Artist Fuses Everyday Experiences with Surreal Art While Juggling Architectural Precision
Over the past few years, the Greek digital artist known as Underdott has primarily been engaged in architecture, a discipline that demands meticulous and exacting precision. Continue reading »
Johnson Tsang (previously), a renowned Hong Kong sculptor, excels in the creation of ceramics, stainless steel sculptures and public art. His mastery lies in blending realistic sculptural techniques with a touch of surrealism. His works often feature expressive human figures intertwined with elements of elasticity and fluidity, conveying powerful messages. Continue reading »
Embodying Characters of Dreams and Confronting Fears Through Self-Portrait Photography of Brooke Shaden
Brooke Shaden, a self-portrait artist, delves into the contrasting elements of light and darkness inherent in the individual. Her work is a reflection of her childhood, filled with vivid imagination and fear, which inspires her to create characters from her dreams. Continue reading »
Barbie, Taylor Swift, and Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Defining Elements of 2023. This year saw the rise of generative AI tools, which have been in development for years, burst into the mainstream. Continue reading »
Vivien, an illustrator, created this alphabet using Procreate to convey the message that we are not alone. Each letter symbolizes an entity, concept, or activity that involves people, animals, or both. Continue reading »
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 Analog Sparks International Film Photography Awards. Prepare to be amazed by these breathtaking images!
Let’s celebrate the diverse realm of visual storytelling and the extraordinary talents that brought these mesmerizing analog images to life. Presenting the crème de la crème of analog photography from the 2023 Analog Sparks International Film Photography Awards.
This year, 2023, marks the debut of the Analog Sparks competition. The creation of these awards was influenced by the Analog Sparks Instagram community, a brainchild of Reka Koti. This platform serves as a stage for thousands of emerging and established analog photographers worldwide to showcase their work and engage in meaningful interactions.
In its inaugural year, Analog Sparks was inundated with over a thousand remarkable submissions from around the world in eight categories – Architecture, Fine Art, People, Lifestyle, Nature, Photojournalism, Technique, Zines and Photobooks.
Parallel Worlds (2nd Place In Nature)
“The Parallel Worlds Series offers a unique perspective on the relationship between humans and the environment, inspiring viewers to contemplate their own impact on the world. Using analogue photography, Nibera shows what the world would be like if humans respected nature.” Bernarda Nibera Conič, Slovenia Continue reading »
The 2023 International Pet Photographer Of The Year has unveiled its breathtaking winning images. The competition, which saw entries from pet photographers across 32 countries, featured an array of stunning photographs of beloved animals including dogs, cats, horses, and more. Continue reading »
Kris Kang, an artist whose passions lie in surrealism and watercolor painting, has always been drawn to the art of storytelling. Kris’s artistic journey has been marked by a love for utilizing stark black and white contrasts to allow the vibrant colors of nature to infuse his creations with heightened emotion. Continue reading »
Meet the Plywood Picasso, Didem Yagci, who transforms layered plywood panels into mesmerizing wall sculptures that brighten any space. Continue reading »
By popular demand of ornithology enthusiasts all around the world, artist Tommy Siegel has finally made a wildlife calendar of extremely accurate birds for 2024. Continue reading »
A talented illustrator from Kyoto, Japan, Kazuki Okuda is known for his exquisitely detailed digital illustrations that bring whimsical characters to life. Continue reading »
Paris-based illustrator Gilles Warmoes creates stunning artwork inspired by vintage comic books, architecture, design and animation. Continue reading »
Pınar Gökoglu, or Cinnamon Chuck as she is known online, is a Turkish artist who creates amazing pixel art with vivid colors, rich details and playful imagination. Continue reading »
Lorenzo Conti, a Rome-based freelance illustrator, has been making waves in various sectors such as editorial, publishing, and advertising. His illustrations are not just images; they are narratives that speak volumes. They have the power to tell stories, evoke emotions, and leave an indelible mark on the viewer’s mind. Continue reading »
Embroidery Meets Hyperrealism: Artist Cayce Zavaglia Creates Stunning & Realistic Embroidered Portraits
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Cayce Zavaglia is an artist who has beautifully transitioned from painting to embroidery, crafting hyper-realistic textile portraits that are nothing short of exquisite. Her creations are so flawlessly executed that they could easily be mistaken for traditional ink paintings when viewed from a certain distance. Continue reading »
Winning Photographer By Stefano Lotumolo – $1000
Goli Dance” – Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast: Goli is a traditional African dance and masquerade of the Baoulé people of the Ivory Coast. Over 24 hours all Baoulé villages play music and the dancers wear four different types of masks, all of which refer to the social and generational structure of the society.
Immerse yourself in the captivating results of The Independent Photographer’s Travel Photography Awards, which took place in the vibrant months of July and August 2023. During this period, we sought images that encapsulated the soul of a location in all its grandeur, invoking treasured memories. Whether it was Street, Portrait, Landscape, or Documentary photography, our goal was to embark on a visual and intellectual voyage through your lens! Continue reading »
The world’s largest space photography competition, the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2023, has announced its mesmerizing winning images. The winners were revealed during a virtual awards ceremony held on Thursday, 14th September. The competition was fierce, with 11 different categories showcasing everything from dazzling galaxies and radiant auroras to celestial skyscapes that seem to be from another world. Dive in below to explore more about these captivating entries. Continue reading »
The Intersection of Surrealism, Expressionism, and Philosophy in Photographic Artworks of Esperanza Manzanera
Esperanza Manzanera, known in the art world as Velmock, is a multifaceted visual artist and high school philosophy teacher based in Granada. Her artistic repertoire includes digital collage, photo editing, and a variety of other techniques that she uses to craft surreal and expressionist images. These images not only challenge our perceptions but also push the boundaries of art. Continue reading »
Laurie Lipton, a New York native, has been expressing herself through the medium of drawing since she was four years old. She made history as the first individual to graduate with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honors) from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania. After spending 36 years living in various countries across Europe, including Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, and London, she has recently returned to her home country, the USA. Continue reading »
Eric Lacombe, a graphic designer, digital artist, and painter, delves into the depths of human emotion through his work. His artistry is a journey into melancholy, a sentiment often perceived as negative but is an inevitable part of the human experience. This feeling is frequently accompanied by fear, anxiety, and sadness. Continue reading »