Dogs have four legs. Small dogs too. Most people think these little ones are ‘cute’ and ‘cuddly’.
People have two legs. Harley people too. Most people think bikers are ‘sturdy’ and ‘tough’.
One might come to the conclusion that small dogs and Harley riders do not have much in common. But here you are wrong!
Personally I would never dress up a dog like this. Plus I prefer big dogs and silly cats. But as long as the animals are comfortable in their outfit and have fun, I don’t mind. Perhaps I should take my cat with me on our tours. Hmm, he would probably scratch me to pulp and take off. Perhaps better not
These photos were sent to me by my partner, V-man, who writes Bikermaniac’s Blog (in Dutch).
And this guy’s imagination seems pretty limitless. Meet Erik Johansson, a Swede living in Berlin, Germany. Erik is a professional photographer and retoucher, who makes stunning photos.
I work mostly with personal- and commissioned projects. For me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize them as realistic as possible.
Want to see what this visual artist is capable of? Then click an image and…
Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, 35mm films, art installations and a novel in letters. With profound patience and an enduring commitment to the expressive and artistic nature of animals, he has captured extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.
The photos of Gregory Colbert are pure beauty, each is a brilliant piece of art in itself. Animals are nature’s living masterpieces. I’m speechless, so I’ll stop typing and watch in silence. The images will speak to you. Hurry, click!
Not a single photo you see in the magazines is completely original! All are altered – some a bit, others a lot more – by programs like Photoshop.
This is what a friend said to me last week. I stared at her and shook my head. I told her she was ruining my trust in mankind, that there must be pure photos too! Mirror images, like the ones I see each morning before after the morning grooming! But no. My friend is an experienced photographer and she recognizes the techniques that are used to touch up the magazine photos.
Intrigued, I started to explore the possibilities of my iPhone through the Instagram (profile: Doldriest) and Camera+ app. Using those, I started to play with shades, lights, flash, crops and special effects. And here are the results. In the third photo I was trying to focus/zoom on the the ice on the glass (which didn’t work obviously). What I got was the reflection of the yard.
Did I make these photos? Yes! Did I know exactly what I was doing? No, but I just played around and stopped when the images were to my liking. What do you think, are they any good? Tips?
Dry snow and crispy air. This combination lured us from the house into the wild. Into the wildish My camera screamed, refusing to be left behind. Unfortunately the sun was hiding behind the clouds, I would have loved a bit of blue between the white and brown, but my camera, famished as it was, ate everything anyway.
The road ahead was clear.
Moss and leaves, playfully connected.
Trees, lifting their arms in unison.
This looked more like a cemetery than a forest.
Though temperatures are below -15 C, this brook was still not frozen over.
Then a dog came running past.
My Dad will drool upon seeing this: he’s not a wood eater but loves to fire up his hearth.
The lumber, closer up.
The absolute highlight of the walk. I wanted to jump up too but kept calm and asked them if I could shoot photos in stead.
Now I’m drooling: not as a horse eater but as horse lover.
Trees towering over Vman.
Once inscribed in small letters, now grown into a bigger font.
My eyes saw the head of a giraffe in the bark of this tree… please tell me you see it too?