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9 Captivating Photos That Inspired a Photographer to Kick the Smoking Habit


William Josephs Radford, born in rural Andalucía, Spain, developed a passion for photography early on. His unique artistic style and dedication have earned him acclaim, including nominations for prestigious awards. Continue reading »

The Dance of Humanity and Nature Through the Southern Gothic Lens of Marc Stricklin


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 »

Meet Bára Prášilová, The Mastermind Behind Absurd Humor in Photography


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 »

Daredevil Motorized Roller Skates From the 1960s


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 »

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 »

The Best Analog Photos From Around The World That Won The Analog Sparks Awards 2023

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 »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2023 International Pet Photographer Of The Year

International Pet Photographer of the Year – Sanna Sander

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 »

Amazing Expressive Photos of A Young Lita Ford on Stage from The 1970s and 1980s


Lita Ford, a name synonymous with the world of hard rock, was a trailblazer in a predominantly male world. As she once explained, “Rock and roll is basically a man’s world. You have to play, sing and shake your ass on stage – and not be afraid to let your make-up run”. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Independent Photographer’s Travel Photography Contest 2023

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 »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2023

Galaxy – Overall winner: Andromeda, Unexpected By Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner, and Yann Sainty

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 »

Amazing Vintage Photos Captured Inside the WTC’s Windows on the World, the Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World


In 1976, a unique dining experience was born in the heart of New York City. Perched on the 107th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Windows on the World opened its doors to the public. The restaurant quickly gained fame for its floor-to-ceiling windows that offered breathtaking views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. Continue reading »

Bodies with No Regret: Stunning Photography by Sandro Giordano


Sandro Giordano, an Italian artist specializing in photography, embarked on his artistic journey at the “Istituto per la Cinematografia e la Televisione Roberto Rossellini” in Rome, where he studied set design. After graduation, he delved into the world of theatre, working as a light and sound engineer in various Roman theatres. Continue reading »

Photographer Fyodor Savintsev Captures ‘The Dacha’, A Unique Soviet Phenomenon


The ‘dacha’, a wooden country house, holds a special place in the hearts of those from the former USSR. Continue reading »

The Versatile World of Riccardo Mari: A Tale of Passion, Perseverance, and Photography


Born in the vibrant city of Milan in 1964, Riccardo Mari has been immersed in the diverse world of art from a young age. His journey began with music, meandered through painting, and ultimately led him back to his true passion – photography. Continue reading »

Meet Fernando, The Enigmatic Street Artist Whose Masterpieces Speak Louder than Words


There’s a shroud of mystery surrounding a street artist and photographer known only by his pseudonym, Fernando. His real name is Eugeny and he hails from the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Continue reading »

The Surreal Landscapes of Peijun Cao: An Exploration of Urban Reality and Imagination


Introducing Peijun Cao, an artist of many talents hailing from Shanghai, now making her mark in the UK. Her artistic journey has seen her dabble in various disciplines including graphic design, fashion design, and portraiture. Continue reading »

Meet a Dog Photographer Who Strives To Capture Each Dog’s Personality


Omica Meinen, a photographer hailing from the Netherlands, has always harbored a passion for photography and dogs since her childhood. Her journey with her own dog, which she got in 2019, further fueled this passion. Continue reading »

Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos From the Making of the Sci-Fi Classic “The Incredible Shrinking Man”, 1957


“The Incredible Shrinking Man” is a 1957 science fiction horror film that has left an indelible mark on the genre. Directed by Jack Arnold, the film is an adaptation of Richard Matheson’s novel “The Shrinking Man”. Matheson himself co-wrote the screenplay, bringing his unique vision to the silver screen. Continue reading »

The Magic of Miniature: A Glimpse into the World of Felix Hernandez


Felix Hernandez, a renowned Mexican artist and photographer, is known for his ability to blend photography, crafts, digital art, and an unbounded imagination to create enchanting miniature scenes that are truly magical. Continue reading »

“Survirtualism”: Absolutely Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations By Ellen Sheidlin


Ellen Sheidlin (Elena Lyalina) is an artist who experiments with realism, virtuality, and her own dreams to create unique and perplexing artworks. She describes her style as a new direction of art called “survirtualism.” Continue reading »

Highly Commended Photos From Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2023

Snow bison by Max Waugh, USA. Highly commended, Animal Portraits

Some of the most amazing photos from the 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed by the Natural History Museum (NHM). Continue reading »

Captivating Photographs Of A “Dog Dad” And His Pup Companion In Matching Outfits


Some people and their pets look very much alike. They have the same smile, eyes, and even hair. This is not just because they live together. It is like they are copying each other. Continue reading »

“An Amazing World Right Under Your Nose”: Photographer Captures Beautiful Nature Pictures With A Macro Lens


Mark Andrew Thomas is a photographer who discovered the wonders of macro photography recently. He uses a special lens that allows him to get very close to his subjects and reveal their amazing details and beauty. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Individuality Of Human Beings By Photographing People’s Faces And Their Irises


Alexandru Radu Popescu is a photographer who explores the theme of national identity and individuality through his project UNIC. He was inspired by four photographers who captured iconic figures and state leaders, and he wanted to show the personalities and lifestyles of his subjects. Continue reading »