Wednesday, December 31, 2008

G's emphatic assent

G's emphatic assent, originally uploaded by no answers 2.

Flickr friend, and the star of several photo streams.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christopher at Pictureline

Christopher at Pictureline

Mike Calanan is a good friend and a great photographer. He was featured during Week 14 of Spotlight 7, and curated our Week 20 exhibition of .charlie. Here's his portrait of the camera shop guy. Nice one! See more of Mike's work.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sister in Snow

Sister in Snow , originally uploaded by Justin D..

Justin is a long-time member of the group, and provided our Chinese translation. Very lovely portrait of his sister here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Renq in Spotlight 7

Amazing stuff this week from Renq, courtesy of resident curator madeinsheffield. Our first-ever Estonian artist in Spotlight 7, it's hard to believe that he first picked up a camera 2 years ago. Just goes to show that some people just have an amazing natural talent for photography. Rene Piirkop is the odd photographer that started on digital-- in 2006-- and now exclusively shoots film. The photos are timeless and eye-catching, and Rene gives us a small peak into his work habits.

3) Your portraits are very considered - do you spend much time planning them before hand?
Most of my portraits have been taken spontaneously, quite accidentally, and by momently emotion. I do not plan my portraits.Naturally I pay a lot of attention to the background, but these are quick momently decisions in the course of shooting. I do not make classic photo session where during long hours a model is forced to try hundreds of poses.

Check out all 10 portraits please, and be sure to leave some comments and feedback for our featured artist on the interview page. Thanks all!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hey, I know that guy!


That's me, photo courtesy of Daniel Krieger, aka smoothdude on Flickr. Smoothie, as he's often called on Flickr isa terrific New York City-based wedding photographer, commercial photographer, photojournalist and a stunning portraitist, too. We met up for lunch yesterday in Chinatown, and then snapped far too many shots on the street. Check out all his work, and be sure to pay extra attention to his great portraits.

Friday, December 5, 2008

South Bay silhouette

DSC_0524, originally uploaded by Ryan M 21.

This is from my neck of the woods. There was great light that night from all the smoke in the sky. Great sense of fun in this photo.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Tiffany, originally uploaded by phoneymanflickr.

Tiff is a Flickr friend, and Pierre is another Flickr friend. What a wonderful age we live in.