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“The only reason to hire a professional and pay the rates that allow them to make a living is if they can offer something that you can’t get somewhere,” Levinson says. “And the only way they can offer something that you can’t get somewhere else is if they have their own voice and vision.”

Photographers need to focus their vision into something that will set them apart from the masses — otherwise, your work won’t make an impression and won’t be memorable.

“You will get reduced to one sentence, and its your job to fill that sentence,” says Levinson. “You have to think about how you want people to refer to you in one sentence.”
There was a time in which anyone who could light a photo well was of value, but those people are of no value anymore, says artist rep Maren Levinson. In th
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Paris-based artist Bertrand Flachot fuses photography and drawing in his collection of beautifully complex landscapes. Artworks featuring cities, mountains, and rolling hills begin as colorful photos that are then drawn over with the fluid marks of a pen. It’s reminiscent of something you’d find in a sketchbook as Flachot includes lines and objects that weren’t in the original photographs. With these handcrafted additions, the artist is creating ...
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"Having tinkered with my bag contents a lot lately, I’ve come to a conclusion about DSLRs: they’re now only most useful as specialty cameras. No, not an earth-shattering conclusion and one you might have come to yourself, however…"
From 24-85mm, I'm using pocket cameras now
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The April 24, 2015 is celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide., One of the most important events in the history of the country, which brought the world's attention the memory of the million and a half Armenians killed in 1915., In the capital Yerevan entire population went to ...
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Text: Lea Pakkanen. Myanmar's first years as a democratic state haven't been rosy for everyone. Instead of new opportunities the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has become victims of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity brought upon them by their Buddhist countrymen and Myanmar's ...
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They are not from Myanmar also the name Rohingar was fate name that is only nation colony because they cover by the name .
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Ukrainian artist and art director Alexey Kondakov creates surreal digital collages that fuse history with modern life. He superimposes subjects from classic paintings by artists like Hayez, Caravaggio, and Bourguereau, placing them in subway stations and bars located in his hometown of Kiev. The project is titled 2 Reality. Kondakov frees the nymphs, royals, and goddesses from the confines of their original compositions and inserts them into a mu...
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Gordon Lewis, Jesus Saves. One of the reasons I love street photography is because you can never tell when you might turn a corner to discover a scene like this. I’d give anything to know what telephone numbers Jesus would...
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With all of the interest in the Sony A7 series, and the expected arrival of even higher resolution full frame bodies, a recent experience has raised serious concerns about continuing with the Sony system. I'm writing you because of your excellent work on discovering and calling attention to the ...
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My photographs aim to express the sense of order, peace and beauty inherent in everything around me, creating images that simultaneously stimulate and calm the observer; lifting him or her spiritually, morally and intellectually. My choice of subjects is dictated by the emotion they evoke in me, by the geometric composition they occupy in space and by the quality of light that surrounds them.

My passion is for natural light, but unlike many who limit their creativity to an outdoor setting, I am uniquely drawn to indoor light – generous with contrasts of light and shadow, revealing unfamiliar and unseen perspectives of each subject – even if this means waiting hours for the briefest moment of perfection. I explore the extremes of illumination and darkness within all my landscapes, be they the extraordinary scenery offered by nature, or the grace of manmade art in the form of a statue, painting, or architecture. 

The medium of black and white digital photography forever challenges me to seek new locations, angles and emotions with which to tell my stories. With each new project I strive to attain more simplicity, more balance and more harmony. I am certain that I have acquired this method out of the need to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life that sets the pace way too fast for a reflective mind. 

Perhaps the most important part of my journey is the use of pigment ink prints, signifying the culmination of my work. This most practical aspect of final attention and care affords me immense satisfaction and provides a sense of completion that fulfills my needs. For this purpose it is necessary to apply rigorous discipline and a good dose of patience: a natural progression of my intrinsic photography process.


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Born in 1965 in Genoa, Italy, Marco Maroccolo explored various artistic and vocational pursuits – including the study of music and ancient literature, and the practice of printing and graphic design – before refocusing his attention on his first true love: photography.

From the launchpad of landscape photography, he soon progressed to capturing the idiosyncrasies of architecture, interiors and works of art. His preferred medium of black and white digital camerawork proved to be the perfect vehicle to explore the subtle difference bestowed by natural light on spaces both exposed and intimate. Maroccolo’s early portfolio, From Earth, From Heaven, portraying the statues of Staglieno cemetery, was published by US magazine LensWork in 2010. The following year, the same magazine published Lotus & Pyramid, depicting Maroccolo’s collection of ancient books. Other notable projects include Kirchen in Südtirol, illustrating the churches in Südtirol, and Venezia, upside-down forest, a project uncovering the hidden spaces in Venice. 

The photographer personally oversees the post-production of all his images; with the crafting of pigment ink prints allowing the final artistic touch to the process. Alongside images selected from his collections, he also produces single fine art prints commissioned of landscapes, architecture or similar, both in open editions and limited editions. These prints are available to purchase at photographic exhibitions and via www.marcomaroccolo.com 

In addition to his artistic activity, Maroccolo is active as a lecturer and educator, regularly conducting classes, workshops and presentations on photography, creativity and art. These classes are intended to be accessible for professionals and amateurs alike, with subjects including but not limited to post-production photography software, the history of photography, monographs on famous photographers, creative and artistic technique, and the relationship between art and photography. He also provides advice to many museums, curators and photographers in order to select works for exhibition and publication.

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