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Feature Shoot Recommends: The Best Photo Links of the Week (Oct 27 – 31)

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From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ‘The Best Part About These Dogs In Costumes Is That You Can Adopt Them’ [MTVact]
  • OK Go does it again. This time with drones. [Fstoppers]
  • ‘Goodbye, David Armstrong’ [VICE]
  • Katt Williams and Suge Knight steal a camera, get arrested [Gawker]
  • ‘Hey Baby, Take My Picture’ [Medium]
  • ‘University of North Carolina steals photographer’s work, claims it could not have known photo was not free to use’ [dvafoto]

Feature Shoot Recommends: The Best Photo Links of the Week

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René Burri’s self-portrait, Coronado, New Mexico, 1973/83. Photograph: René Burri/Magnum

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ‘Richard Prince Sucks’ [artnet]
  • ‘About Race and those Ebola Handheld Thermometer Pictures on Western News Sites’ [BagNews]
  • iPad photography is not going away. [The Verge]
  • ‘How 12 Exhibitions, Two Museums and One Gallery Changed Photography Forever’ [TIME Lightbox]
  • David Cronenberg’s debut novel is about technology-obsessed photographers, sex and conspiracy. [The Guardian]
  • ‘A Way for Photographers to Protect Their Work’ [The New Yorker]
  • Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin curate ‘FIERCE CREATIVITY’ and 100% of the proceeds go to Haiti. [The Creators Project]
  • How much money can photographers expect to be paid for online image usage? [A Photo Editor]

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Screw the Sharks: 14 Surf Photos That Inspire Us to Hang Ten

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© Dalton Portella / Offset

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Watching the movie Jaws repeatedly as a kid ruined my chances of ever becoming a surfer but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the incredible beauty of the sport. From the amazing waves in Tahiti, to a frozen blizzard on the Jersey shore, our latest Offset show captures the magical allure of the ocean. As summer draws to a close and our beach days are numbered, this set inspires us to take the train to The Rockaways just one last time.

Photo du Jour: Invisible Junkie

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I’ve been watching a lot of Drugs, Inc. lately. Equal parts terrifying and thought-provoking, the National Geographic show covers drug culture (gangs, drug cartels, addicts, cops, etc.) in cities across America. The episode on Portland’s heroin epidemic was especially disturbing as it profiles a dealer that is actively selling the drug to college kids. He gets them hooked and then, when they don’t have money left, turns them into dealers, selling heroin to their friends in exchange for the drug.

Eyeballs, Vaginas and Raves in Chicago: Matthew Leifheit Talks to Us About Vice’s Latest Photo Issue

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Photo by Michael Bühler-Rose

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Photo by Cole Don Kelley

Every year I look forward to getting the Vice photo issue. If I could describe the issue in one word, it would be fresh: full of imagery I’ve never seen from (many) photographers I’ve never heard of. We don’t miss much here at Feature Shoot, and Vice always keeps it interesting. This year, with new photo editor Matthew Leifheit at the helm, is no exception.

I asked Leifheit a few questions about nudity, Terry Richardson, fruit topiaries and the opening party this Thursday night in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Get Off the Internet! 15 Camping Photos to Inspire You to Get Into the Wild

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© Cavan Images / Offset

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© Rebecca Stumpf / Offset

Everyone’s on vacation and my co-working space is deserted. As I’m typing this, my eyes are burning from looking at the computer too long and forgetting to blink.

If, like me, you can’t seem to get away from the glow of your computer screen (and related devices), we’re hoping this collection of camping photos we’ve put together using Offset images will inspire you to unplug — if only for the weekend.

Portraits of Hip New Yorkers with Their Bikes

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Quaddafi rides a custom single-speed tall bike photographed at Hudson St. and West 13th St., Manhattan, going to Pastis.

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Brian (with Fritz and Gromit) rides a Bullitt 11-speed cargo bike from Copenhagen photographed on North 6th st. and Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, cruising around Williamsburg.

We’ve recently moved back to Brooklyn after two-plus years in Austin and New York Bike Style was literally our first piece of mail. Since it was the only book in our apartment for awhile, it quickly became the go-to book for my 17-month-old’s bedtime story—she still squeals with delight every time she sees it.

New York Bike Style, photographed by Sam Polcer and published by Prestel, is packed full of colorful photos of equally colorful New Yorkers with their bikes. What separates the work from countless other street-style projects is yes, the bikes, but also the fact that most everyone looks genuinely happy—Polcer even managed to get some guys from the Black Label Bike Club to look friendly and approachable.

Photo du jour: Hokkaido’s Enchanting Blue Pond

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© Lawren Lu / Offset

Seen through the lens of photographer Lawren Lu, the Blue Pond of Hokkaido, Japan resembles a marbled tapestry or an eerily still mirror. The pond owes its otherworldly hue to to the existence of aluminum hydroxide, a mineral used in water purification that transforms the water daily from icy turquoise to emerald green. Lu’s composition captures the seeming immateriality of the water; richly toned tree trunks that emerge from its depths float weightless upon the electric shadows. Behind its reach, normal greenery resumes, but in the pond’s domain space and time is frozen, if only for one magnificent instant.

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Quiet Images of Tokyo by Francesco Libassi

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

Francesco Libassi is an Italian photographer based in Tokyo, Japan since 2007. He mainly focuses on landscapes, but is also into candid portraits, travel photography and architecture. His love for shrines, temples and traditional Japanese environments has him shooting some of the most beautiful locations around Tokyo. In the past few years he started focusing more on long exposure landscapes and architecture which helps him to show the true essence of a particular place by removing all the noise of the daily life.