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National Geographic: «Capture The Unexpected Beauty of The Daily Commute»

21 May

Photograph by Andreas Baier
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Once again, our staff-photographer Andreas Baier has been featured by National Geographic. This time his photograph illustrates the topic «Urban Transit». Read the full story here.

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National Geographic: Andreas Baier’s «Living Room Lion» published in «Strange Terrains» Story

13 Nov

«Living Room Lion» by Andreas Baier
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Once again National Geographic published a photograph taken by our staff-photographer Andreas Baier. The image is entitled «Living Room Lion»; and is in use for the «Strange Terrains» story. The National Geographic Photographer Renan Ozturk, as a picture editor in charge for this assignment, wrote about this shot: «This is one of the most wildly bizarre and creative interpretations of the strange terrains assignment. Horrifying, fascinating and pink. Great depth and framing with beautiful angles of the walls as well a clear subject with the lion.» From a submission pool of 7.000+ images 23 photographs have been chosen for the final story which has been freshly pressed.

Previously published photographs by Andreas Baier on National Geographic’s online plattform:
1.) «Mother & Child» Story: A Child Will Be Born.
2.) «Undiscovered» Story: Bathtub Breakfast.

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Again: «National Geographic» featuring Andreas Baier

19 Sep

Andreas Baier: «Bathtub Breakfast»
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Unter mehr als 18.000 Einsendungen wählte National Geographic für das Thema «Undiscovered» 31 Aufnahmen für diese Bildstrecke aus. Eine davon ist eine Photographie aus der früheren Auftragsarbeit «Breakfast on Thames: It’s great!» für das Reisemagazin GLOBO mit dem Titel «Bathtub Breakfast» unseres Redaktionsfotografen.

Bereits vor zwei Monaten erfuhr unser Redaktionsfotograf durch National Geographic diese besondere Auszeichnung für sein Bild «A Child Is Born!» aus dem Zylkus «Die Gesellschaft vom Hinterhaus». Meerschweinchenreport berichtete.

His comment: «Again, I am pretty much excited. It’s like being freshly born, or so.» We can only beipflichten.

via YourShot Andreas Baier

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National Geographic: «Andreas Baier – Die Gesellschaft vom Hinterhaus»

15 Jul

Andreas Baier: «A Child Will Be Born!»
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Unter 8586 Einsendungen wählte National Geographic für das Thema «Mother & Child» 32 Aufnahmen für diese Bildstrecke aus. Eine davon ist eine Photographie aus dem Bilderzyklus «Die Gesellschaft vom Hinterhaus» unseres Redaktionsfotografen.

His comment: «Another photograph from my long-term project ‹The Backyard’s Society›. It illustrates impressively that males simply need a little extra time until they get used to the idea of becoming a father. If only females would get that point much less relationships would split before the child was even born. I am seriously convinced about that point.»

via YourShot Andreas Baier

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Remembering Nicholas DeVore III

20 Jul

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Our staff-photographer Andreas Baier remembers Nicholas DeVore III:

The first time I got in contact with Nicholas DeVore III was when I was collecting the tutorial magazine «fotopraxis» which was published weekly by MarshallCavendish Ltd. These lectures were divided into different sections such as working in a photo studio, how to create a perfect black and white print, a photo-competition between an amateur and a professional and – for me of greater interest: The world of photography. In this drawer world famous photographers were introduced such as Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Arnold Newman, Ansel Adams, Jay Meisel, Yousuf Karsh, Ernst Haas and Nicholas DeVore III as well.

According to the article in «fotopraxis» and contrarily to that what is been written about him in Wikipedia, Nicholas DeVore III’s leap from an Aspen chair lift to retrieve Robert Gilka’s camera which the photo director of National Geographic had accidentially dropped was initially not responsible for Nicholas DeVore III’s assignments he started to realise for National Geographic only a couple of months after that. When Robert Gilka was visiting the photo class Nicholas was also part of it all students were supposed to present their portfolios as well as writing an essay about their future as a professional photographer. Gilka teased them and said that the best of all would face the unique chance to do a test job for National Geographic. And so did Nicholas. He was challenging him with a portfolio about the Galapagos Islands and – maybe much more importantly – he finished his essay with «I want you job!» Nicholas was convinced that this one line at the end of his essay gave him his breakthrough.

When I was studying the careers of famous photographers in «fotopraxis» I was 16 years old and this one line from Nicholas had influenced me very much. From now on I was planning my own career with nothing but the pedal to the metal knowing that doubts about oneself aren’t helpful at all. Nicholas DeVore III’s message was simple and clear: Just go for it and the rest will come!

Nicholas DeVore III et David H. Lyman dans la Camargue pendant les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie à Arles

I am not saying that Nicholas did not leap from an Aspen chair lift to retrieve Robert Gilka’s dropped camera. Since I was allowed to enjoy the luxurious advantage of having spent almost one week with him in Arles during the «Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie» I came to the conclusion that this guy is something very special and so I think it is most likely that he jumped. My parent’s were running an avant-garde art magazine called «Magazin KUNST» and a lot of famous artist were passing my parents’ office, sometimes they stood overnight, so I was already a little bit experienced in dealing with extraordinary characters but Nicholas managed it easily to even stick out of this portfolio of creative minds. Gosh, what was he crazy!

Maybe Ted Conover describes him in his obituary with this little happening best: «As I understand it, the magazine (National Geographic) began using him less following an incident in which he shot a pistol through the ceiling at a fancy party that he was photographing while on assignment». What I will probably never understand is that most of the people are complaining all the time that life is sooo boring and that nothing happens but when fate means good and has decided to be gentle and nice to them; and surprises these whining creatures with an outstanding present called Nicholas DeVore III they are not happy, no, they try to hide and to stay away from it instead. In my eyes he successfully managed to remain child with a constantly growing reservoir of adult’s experiences. I had one great and completely sober week with him, he taught me a lot about business structures, how to attract attention unconventionally, and, and, and …

It is said that Nicholas was 54 when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Friday, May 16, 2003. According to Wikipedia he struggled with depression and alcoholism. His soul mate and muse Maria Izabel Bedini Correa de Sa thought and dreamed of him till her untimely death in 2010 from a self-inflicted gun shot wound: the magic power’s effect of having loved the right guy.

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The Hare And The Tortoise

14 Dec

We all know from whom all the babies come from: the so-called «Klapperstorch» as we say in Germany. But there is still another big question waiting to be answered quite carefully: «Is a hare or a tortoise quicker?»

National Geographic and BBC, both institutions had been so tremendously kind to find and to film and to broadcast their highly surprising answer. Just watch the video and you will become as educated as any possible Santa Claus.

Did you believe this? Well, the truth is: This is the 1947 version of Aesop’s fable, produced by Encyclopedia Brittanica Films. Happy now? Happy now!

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Chris Fallows on National Geographic

20 Jun

Chris Fallows’ amazing photographs on National Geographic.

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Very Rare Wildcat Shot – National Geographic

13 Dec

Photograph by Andrew Lucas

via: Design you trust

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Peeps in Places – National Geographic Photo Contest

14 Aug

Ramses’ lost head replaced by Meghan Lyon

Peeps are marshmallow candies, sold in the US and Canada, that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays. Peeps are used primarily to fill Easter baskets, though recent ad campaigns tout the candy as “Peeps – Always in Season”. They are made from marshmallow, corn syrup, gelatin, and carnauba wax.

So, it is only clear and sharp enough that National Geographic is running a photo contest named “Peeps in Places”. Here are the information about Peeps in Places 2009. And here is all you need to know about Peeps in Places 2010. However, I am very sorry to say so, time frame for your entries has already expired.

Nevertheless, as I think, it is good to be among those who now know. Knowledge is not only the power of the future but today as well.

But which knowledge is worth to be recognised as such? Vincent van Gogh chopped off his ear. And so did one Peep as well. Did Peeps in Places and National Geographic promise you too much? Playing around with human history is the best way to learn more about human history. That’s the secret of National Geographic’s tremendous success. 

Photo by citizenkafka

It is said that Julius Caesar’s wisdom was whispered constantly through a yellow Peep into his constantly unharmed ear. Can human history be more frantic and fascinating? And even more importantly: Have you ever tried to digest one of these horribly coloured Peeps? As a US or Canadian citizen it might work; but as a European? No chance at all! Your stomach will threaten you, if necessary, to becoming a member of a terroristic organisation in order not to be pushed chewing this kinda stuff.

Just let’s remember then: A group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus, assassinated the dictator on the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC, hoping to restore the normal running of the Emperor’s stomach. However, the result was not satisfying and led into a series of civil stomach wars, which was hard to get out of it and led ultimately to the establishment of the permanent Roman Empire by Caesar’s adopted heir Octavius (later known as Augustus). 

You see: Only National Geographic and its conceptual strength is able to establish a photo contest which is both teaching and entertaining at its utmost accuracy. Being stabbed into your stomach or being forced to chew a Peep might have the same negative side-effect; both brought together in just one picture. In our eyes, this is what life is all about!

We wish National Geographic and its great team a wonderful time, and we hope that they will decide to go for another lap next year. We love to participate then – as long as we need not delivering an evidence of having eaten some of these crazy little bunnies…

Deal?

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David Griffin on how photography connects us

29 Jul

Photography: by Wolcott Henry / National Geographic

As director of photography for National Geographic, David Griffin works with some of the most powerful photographs the world has ever seen. Just follow this link and you will easily find out what he is talking about. His speech’s duration is about 15 minutes.

inspired by Werbeblogger

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