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Saturday, January 26

While we are still on the travel photography topic here’s a couple more shots from a totally different angle, an American photographer taking on the streets of Iran with his camera.

As much antagonistic this might sound it’s quite the opposite as you will soon realize by reading Brandon’s view on his travel experiences.

The US Government has a lengthy travel warning for Iran. While not advising you to ignore this warning, I do advise that you balance it with direct accounts of Americans who have recently visited the country. These accounts are generally filled with superlatives— the country is beautiful, the history is rich, and the people are eager to demonstrate their almost-sacred commitment to hospitality.

Brandon Stanton

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Monday, January 21


I guess that at some point we all think we have what it takes to go about and reach that dreamlike goal of becoming a successful travel photographer. Heck… forget about successful, I’ll settle for travel photographer just as it is. Unfortunately for most of us, it never goes beyond a couple of lucky shots from our latest vacations.

Then comes someone like Lukas Kozmus to rock that boat and bring a spark of hopefulness, remembering that the dream is still very much alive.

Lukas Kozmus

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Thursday, August 30

One of the problems of making portraits of strangers in the street is to get those emotions and feelings out, is to portray the true self and personality of that person. Because as soon as you point that big piece of glass to them they go blank.

Photographer Simon Clarke found a workaround to that, he captures portraits of people as they ride public transports. In those places people are dislocated from their surroundings, they look into the void as they await to get to their destination, their thoughts expressed in their faces.

Sometimes you find the best portraits in the most uncommon places.

Simon Clarke

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Monday, June 11

I’ve just finish seeing that episode of “Breaking Bad” where Walter has returned from his “missing” journey and he’s sitting in this bus stop looking at a missing person poster of himself. I must say I found that a very powerful image, one that deals with our own state of found. Sometimes fiction throws you a hard left that shakes the way we perceive and understand reality.

That is until I found photographer Graham MacIndoe and his set “Missing persons”. This series of photos that he started back in 1989 portrays that last, one shot attempt to find a person who’s missing. I don’t know if it’s from the surroundings or the intrinsic silence, but heres’s a picture that is as sad as it gets.

Check out the rest of them here:

Graham MacIndoe

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