Posts tagged: landscape photography

Call for Submissions: Photos of Fall

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Forest Hill Cemetery, Boston © Adam Senatori

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From that pumpkin spice latte to the smell of wet leaves just after a rain shower, there’s nothing not to love about the atmosphere of autumn. As the trees cast off their ruby leaves and we lay our Halloween costumes to rest (until next year), November becomes a special, quiet time for both renewal and reflection. In celebration of the season, we’re looking for your most bewitching photographs of fall.

This group show will be curated by Daniel Cooney, owner of Daniel Cooney Fine Art, a leading gallery in Manhattan with a focus in photography and other works on paper. The top three winners will receive a free one-year subscription to Squarespace, the intuitive website publishing platform that makes it simple for photographers to build creative and professional sites with their combo of award-winning designs, hosting, domains, and commerce. Selected photos will run on the Feature Shoot website and be promoted through our social media channels. Copyright remains with the photographer.

To submit, email up to five images (620 pixels wide on the shortest side, saved for web, no borders or watermarks) titled with your name and the number of the image (ex: yourname_01.jpg) to fsgroupshow (at) gmail (dot) com with “Fall” in the subject line. Please include your full name, website and image captions within the body of the email.

You may also submit via Instagram simply by following @featureshoot and posting your images using the hashtag #autumnfs. Submissions are already rolling in, so act now for the chance to have your image featured on our Instagram.

Deadline for submissions is November 29, 2015.

Squarespace is a Feature Shoot sponsor.

Wilderness Hideaways Uncovered in New ‘Cabin Porn’ Book


Boathouse on the Obersee in Bavaria, Germany by Jenn and Willie Witte


A magical cabin converted from a water mill by Brice Portolano. A Serbian painter built several wooden cabins along this river in the Bosnian village of Zelenkovac, transforming the mills that belonged to his father.

Nestled amongst fifty acres of woodland in upstate New York lies Beaver Brook, an enclave of five shelters, a bunkhouse, and one wood-fired hot tub barely a few miles upriver from the Delaware. Beaver Brook is the labor of love of entrepreneur Zach Klein, co-founder of the website Vimeo, and it’s the place to which he and his friends flock when the sounds of city grow too loud, a secret hideaway where life is simple and where hard work pays off. Cabin Porn is a paean to Beaver Brook and all places like it, to cabins, hobbit houses, and even yurts build by people whose dream of having a home within the wilderness has at long last been realized.

These 19 Photos of the Open Road Take Us on a Beautiful Journey From South Africa to Sonoma (Sponsored)


Maui, Hawaii. © Juliette Charvet/Vault Archives

Night Moves

Joshua Tree National Park at night. © Ryan Allan/Vault Archives

“I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell,” writes Walt Witman in his 1856 poem Song of the Open Road, a call to men, women and children from the confines of their homes and onto the great unknown. If indeed the pleasures of the open road cannot be condensed into even the most evocative of stanzas, perhaps it is only through pictures that we might discover the surprise, delight, and knowledge that follow in the wake of an infinite horizon. For this group show, we’ve pulled together nineteen photographs that capture the essence of the open road, all curated from Vault Archives, a boutique licensing agency with breathtaking images from all corners of the world.

Wim Wenders’s Evocative Landscape Photographs Are About People, Not Places

Wim Wenders, Forest in Brandenburg, 2014, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

Wim Wenders, Forest in Brandenburg, 2014, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

Wim Wenders, Dusk in Coober Pedy, 1978, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

Wim Wenders, Dusk in Coober Pedy, 1978, Image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern

For German filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders, a place—be it the site of the Berlin Wall or a small roadside graveyard—carries with it the marks of history, the footsteps of the people and the echoes of their voices. Time Capsules. By the side of the Road, Wenders’s ongoing solo show at Blain|Southern Berlin, includes large-scale panoramic vistas and smaller, more intimate visions of frozen moments mostly in Germany and America.

See the World’s Most Iconic Places Transformed by Whimsical Paper Cut Outs


Big Ben, London


Arc de Triomphe, Paris

London-based photographer Rich McCor understands that his city is a magical one, but like all of us, it’s easy to become tone-deaf to the quirks and nuances of a place simply by way of living there for a long period of time. That all changed when he saw Big Ben as no photographer had seen it before, not as a looming landmark but as his own personal wristwatch. Under the Instagram @paperboyo, McCor has reinterpreted the world’s most photographed sites using simple paper cutouts and an ingenious play in perspective.

Artists Isabelle & Alexis Set Off Vibrant Smoke ‘Blossoms’ Around the World





When artists Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot detonate a smoke bomb, they have one minute—maybe two, if they’re lucky—to photograph the billowing vapor before it vanishes entirely. For The Blossom Project, the fashion photographer and light painter, who together make Isabelle & Alexis, release clouds of colored smoke into the most beautiful and enigmatical corners of the globe, from France to Turkey, the US, Spain, Norway and Belgium to Morocco, Mexico, and Guatemala.

A Photographer’s Love Letter to the People and Animals of Peru



As the story goes, shamans of centuries long past make pilgrimages to the peaks of the Andes mountains to preform their hallowed rituals; bodies, preserved for untold years, have been found on the mountaintops, says San Francisco-based photographer Brian Flaherty, supporting the local lore and legend. In modern-day Peru, Flaherty discovered an unbreakable spirit similar to that found in the heroes of yesteryear; Notes from Peru is his love letter to land, and to the generations of people and animals who have shaped it.

The Bustle of the Great Urban Landscape As Seen by Photographer Wolfgang Hildebrand



Drawn to the bustle of the great urban landscape, the German photographer Wolfgang Hildebrand sought out some of the largest cities in the world for his on-going project Moment. Fascinated by the oscillating tempers and an omnipresent furor of the city, Hildebrand found himself enticed by the “constant transformation that takes place,” not only in terms of infrastructure, but also the changes that occur between these moments. In Moment, Hildebrand explores the idea of the undefined moment or series of moments within a single frame. “Our eyes can only perceive a fraction of the environment accurately,” he explained, “The rest is likely built up by our brain from memories and experiences.” Hildebrand creates this very ‘image’ that is not a singular moment, but a collection of moments – a not-so-common trait of photography as a medium.

20 Inspiring Photos of Life ‘Off the Grid’

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For our newest group show, “Off The Grid,” we partnered with ImageBrief and put out a call for images that depict what living life “off the grid” means to photographers. The following collection, was curated by Chris Buda, Manager of Art Buying at BBDO and Isabelle Raphael, Head of Visual Content at ImageBrief and features 20 photos that encapsulate the ethos of the “off the grid” lifestyle. More images from the collection can be found on ImageBrief’s site.

Congratulations to the photographers featured here. Each will receive free Explorer Plus accounts from ImageBrief, which allow them to sell images in the ImageBrief Marketplace, get hired on assignment, and get contacted by ImageBrief’s network of thousands of buyers.

Didn’t make it in time to submit to Off The Grid? Don’t worry, ImageBrief has dozens of new briefs every day and it’s free to sign up and submit.

From Pawnshops to Funeral Homes, Photographer Documents The Fate of the Last Remaining Pizza Huts

ho_hai_tran_pizza_hunt_1The Great Wall, Glendale Heights, IL, USA

ho_hai_tran_pizza_hunt_13Copycat, California, PA, USA

Ho Hai Tran and his partner Chloe Cahill have traveled over 14,000 kilometers between Australia, New Zealand, and the USA on a very special road trip of sorts, dedicated not to the landscape of these majestic lands nor in an ode to Robert Frank (refreshing!) but to finding and documenting all of the original Pizza Hut restaurants that were built in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. The photographing duo has captured around 100 huts; most of the original Pizza Huts have been repurposed or refurbished and are barely recognizable now, reincarnated as Chinese fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, pawnshops, and funeral homes. The duo has set up a Kickstarter to finish their project and turn it into a book.