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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.

The Piercing Gaze of Wild Animals Photographed by Sue Demetriou

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Black leopard © Sue Demetriou / Offset

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Pallas’s cat © Sue Demetriou / Offset

Photographer Sue Demetriou suspends lasting encounters between man and animal, even if in reality they were only for a brief second. With a fierce gaze, these stunning creatures have an intensity about them equal to their poise and grace—their eyes steady and strong as if they are looking right through us. Traveling the UK and shooting in various wildlife parks, wetlands, and zoos, Demetriou captures the wonders of the wild in what feel like soul-baring portraits, an intimate moment shared “that portrays them as unique individuals and reveals their aesthetic magic,” she says.

Feature Shoot + Offset: A Shared Passion for Storytelling Through Engaging, Curated Imagery from Around the World

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Feature Shoot is thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with Offset, a new curated collection that seeks out arresting and beautiful imagery from award-winning artists from around the world.

Offset has hand-selected images from top working editorial and commercial photographers, and their website is a carefully curated mix of personal projects and outtakes from commissioned shoots. From surreal landscapes in exotic locations to the photographer’s own children playing in the backyard, the collection is full of compelling images that have a story to tell.

In the coming days, we will be bringing you group shows, photo du jour’s and content from Offset’s own Tumblr. We’ve added a section to Feature Shoot making it easy for you to discover all of our posts featuring work from Offset at the top of the site (after “video”). All images on Offset are available through royalty-free licensing.

Here are a few of my personal favorites from the Offset collection. Enjoy!

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© Molly Flanagan / Offset

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© Jimmy White / Offset

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© Mike Basher / Offset

All photos featured in this post can be found on Offset, a new curated collection of high-end commercial and editorial photography and illustration from award-winning artists around the world. Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture: The World’s Highest-Flying Bird

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© Sue Demetriou / Offset

To see more of Demetriou’s animal portraits, please visit her artist page and the Offset Tumblr.

Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Floating Cosmos Flower

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

To see more of Libassi’s photos of Japan, please visit his artist page and the Offset Tumblr.

Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Clouds Over Mount Fuji

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© Francesco Libassi / Offset

To see more of Libassi’s photos of Japan, please visit his artist page and the Offset Tumblr.

Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.

Feature Shoot is Looking For a New Writer

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Gif courtesy of Jim Golden from his new series, ‘Relics of Technology’.

Feature Shoot is currently looking for a freelance writer to contribute 5-8 posts a week to the site. Unlike what this photo suggests, candidate should be decidedly “new school,” have a strong knowledge of contemporary photography and a passion for writing and uncovering engaging content from a variety of sources both online and off. Candidate should have strong social networking skills, headline writing experience, as well as a good eye and general understanding for photography content that will appeal to Feature Shoot readers. SEO writing and WordPress experience a plus.

To be considered for this paid position, please send writing samples and links to 5 photographers you would want to write about to submissions (@) featureshoot (dot) com with “Writer” in the subject line.

101 Photo Industry Professionals You Should Follow on Twitter

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Want to keep up with what’s happening in the photo industry? Then this list is for you. We were planning to stop at 50, but before we knew it we ended up with a whopping 101 photo professionals that we think have the most engaging Twitter feeds out there.

We’ve included feeds that are informative, entertaining, and most importantly that offer us a window into the interests and inspirations of some of the most creative people in the photo world. Whether at the pinnacle of their careers or just starting out, the overriding common thread of those that made the list is that they all share a passion for photography and want to share their knowledge and findings with their followers.

Note: The list is in no particular order.

1. Donald R. Winslow / @donaldrwinslow
Editor at News Photographer magazine for NPPA. Teaches at John Cabot University & John Felice Rome Center.

2. David Campbell / @davidc7
Visual storytelling, politics, social media. Secretary to World Press Photo 2014 contest jury.

3. Kathy Ryan / @ryan_kathy 
Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine.

4. Ken Geiger / @kengeiger
Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.

5. Michael Wichita / @MichaelWichita
Director of Photography for AARP Media in DC.

6. Vaughn Wallace / @vaughnwallace
Deputy Photo Editor at Al Jazeera America.

7. Kira Pollack  / @KiraPollack
Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise at TIME and Executive Producer of Red Border Films.

8. Alessia Glaviano / @AlessiaGlaviano 
Senior Photo Editor at Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.

9. Patrick Witty / @patrickwitty
Director of Photography at WIRED.

10. Judith Wesch / @judith_photo
Photo Editor at Le Figaro.

Feature Shoot Gets a Facelift

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Photo: Martin Klimas

You’ve probably noticed the site looks a little different. It’s been a year in the making, but we are thrilled to finally show off the new and improved Feature Shoot. We have had the same web design since back in 2008 when I started Feature Shoot, so it was definitely time we made some changes.

First off, you’ll notice the images are larger (finally!) and you can now easily search by genre. Also, we are running less images on the homepage, so if you’re not interested in looking at close-up photos of recreational drugs (all four of you), then you can simply cruise down the page without having to scroll past all of the images.

We made a few other small tweaks, but overall, I hope you’ll find the site to be cleaner and faster, yet still intuitive and easy to navigate. However, if you see something not working properly or have a general comment on the design and functionality, please feel free to let us know in the comments section of this post.

We’d like to thank Amir Fallah and Jessica Lopez (the amazing duo behind Beautiful Decay and Something in the Universe) for working on the design. We hope you enjoy the new site!

‘In No Great Hurry’ – 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter

For a list of screenings in your area, please check the ‘In No Great Hurry‘ site.