To celebrate the launch of its Niko Camera Bag line, Chrome is calling for entries from street photographers everywhere for its Streets of Chrome photo contest, which runs January 22–February 14, 2013. Finalists will be chosen by Chrome’s panel of expert judges, and the winner will be determined by open voting on www.streetsofchrome.com February 7TH-14TH.
Photo submissions will be judged based on creativity, originality, and ability to capture the essence of the streets.
I like to discover and document, without judgement, the exotic subculture next door, aiming to capture and celebrate the majesty in worlds that could easily be overlooked, seen as mundane, or otherwise misunderstood.
From the exhibition: The Good Life, Palm Springs
Nancy Baron was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, where her character was indelibly defined. She grew up in a large family of colorful and passionate personalities that left her forever drawn to “the character.” After teaching elementary school in Chicago’s inner city for five years, Baron’s passion for movies led to a career change. She first worked as a stylist for print ads and commercials, then as a producer of commercials and documentary films.
A subsequent move to Los Angeles coincided with a shift to creative screenplay development. Eventually Nancy began to miss being around the camera and started studying still photography. Her studies led her back to her love of documentaries, this time, in the still format. Nancy finds inspiration in the people and places she photographs as she documents their unfolding stories.
Misho Baranovic has worked as a photographer for many years and is prominent in the emerging practice of mobile photography. He is interested in how mobile photography can be used for community building, in particular, helping people understand and express their relationship with the urban environment. Misho is also a qualified social planner and community engagement practitioner and has worked on a range of projects across the private and public sectors.
As part of Canon’s Project Imagination, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is one of five celebrities slated to work with Ron Howard on a short film series featuring photographs from you, the not-so-general public.
In the video above, Murphy asks the public to submit photographs that represent a wide range of topics. The celebrities will then each pick ten of the photographs that most inspire them and will use them as guidance for the film. As Murphy says – “You become my mood board.”
A new short video from filmmaker Callum Preston titled “Why Mono?” aims to find out what it is about black and white that still attracts photographers, publishers and painters alike. Speaking in the video, private art collector Andrew King says that black and white art somehow “goes straight to the point,” avoiding the unnecessary distractions that colour can sometimes bring. Other speakers include photographer Nicole Reed, street artist Rone, and skateboard photographer Steve Gourlay.
Gravity Defying Photography with Li Wei.
Li Wei takes us behind the scenes of his unbelievable photo productions, tells us what it feels like to be suspended from the side of a tall building, and speculates on “unseen forces.”
Nicole Franzen a Brooklyn based food, lifestyle & travel photographer, is another great photographer that is featured on the VSCO site. Here you can read the interview that features images taking with her iPhone and the VSCO Cam™ app.
Check out more of her beautiful food and lifestyle images here.