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Posts by: Inigo del Castillo

‘Selfie Harm’: experiment shows what’s problematic about editing apps

In his series, entitled Selfie Harm, photographer Rankin highlights the pitfalls of tech and social media with regards to our self-esteem and mental health.

Made in collaboration with agency M&C Saatchi and MTArt Agency, the project involved asking teens aged from 13 to 19 years old to retouch their selfies based on what they deem as beautiful, before posting those edited images online.

We spoke to the diver whose photo recreated the ‘JAWS’ movie poster

About a year ago, while shooting underwater off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island, photographer Euan Rannachan captured a picture that recreates the 1975 JAWS movie poster with an actual great white shark.

According to the 32-year-old British cage diver and creative, the 17-foot female great white was about 35 feet away from him when he snapped the shot. Although it wasn’t until later that night (while he was backing up his files) that he noticed the shark striking that familiar pose.

California artist Kirk Crippens talks about capturing Big Sur’s year-long isolation

Kirk Crippens

“As I was composing and about to take a photograph, three birds flew through the frame.”

Big Sur, the scenic section of Californian coastline north of LA, is visited by millions of tourists annually. But in 2017, no tourists came following a devastating landslide that cut off the region for a year.

In his new book, Going South: Big Sur, artist and photographer Kirk Crippens details the isolation of this scenic area, which was cut off from the north after one of its main bridges on Highway 1 collapsed.

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