24hourproject: Grryo Editor Version

24hourproject: Grryo Editor Version

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jeff kelley  |  northampton, ma, USA

I think the last time I tried to stay up for 24 hours straight was circa 1993, during my freshman year of college. The results then were less than stellar, I ended up falling asleep in my dorm room and missing my Italian midterm. Thankfully, this time, I did a little better. I started out with a 1.5 hour nap at 10:30pm and then it was off to Northampton, Massachusetts to meet up with my friend.

‘Sup and Pup’

Our biggest hurdle was not the struggle to stay awake, but rather, one we were aware of beforehand: finding opportunities to shoot in a small town. Armed with this knowledge, I created a Google doc and tried to make a note of places that would be open, or have good light at various hours of the day. Aside from having a goal of successfully completing the project, I set a few other personal goals as well. The first was simple: to take better pictures than I had in years past.

‘Leading in the Poles’

My other two goals related to the types of pictures I wanted to try and take. I have never successfully done a “street portrait”- One in which you ask a stranger for their picture. @365ken has been a role model for this kind of photo. The other style of shot is a bit harder to describe. It involves finding creative juxtapositions or situations and catching them on film. For this type of shot, I was most influenced by @powercorruptionandlikes.

‘Reader’s Block’

All in all, I was happy with how everything went. I pushed my photography a little further, didn’t fall asleep on the job, and had a good time. Will I do it again next year? Well as my Italian professor taught me to say, “vedremo” (“we shall see“). At least I’m assuming that’s what she taught me. I can’t actually remember any Italian whatsoever.

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giulia macario  |  melbourne, australia

24 hours of continuous photography with no sleep whatsoever, who would sign up for that? Ahem. me. Three times. What on earth was i thinking….

Like other years I left it up until the day of the event, and a few hours before, to really make up my mind on whether I was participating or not. That being said, I always seemed to get pulled in by the lure of taking part in such a fantastic worldwide event and being part of something bigger than myself. This year was no exception, and after being inspired by many talented photographer friends from all over the world in years passed, I again took part.

Ghosts of Piers Past

‘Ghosts of Piers Past’

So why do it? I guess for me after nearly 8 months of not shooting anything, this was a way to kick my butt into photography gear again. They say practice, practice, practice… is the best way. And for me, not a ‘seasoned’ street shooter – it’s definitely a challenge. I do not plan my shots or where i’ll be hour by hour, I believe theres a magic to letting moments just happen, and if they dont, well, I just move on. I wasn’t too concerned with fitting the mold of what was expected as a street shooter for my hourly posts, or sticking to a style, for me it was more about capturing a feeling using my way of seeing, whether it simply be a blur of colour, a fractured slow shutter experiment or a rush of red going by.

 

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‘Sketches’

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‘Rush by Red’

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valeria cammareri  |  Milano, Italy

The days before March 19 I had done a list of places and locations potentially interesting in my city, and done kinds of photographic rehearsals in different moments of the day to check what I would have found in terms of situations and light. And I had more or less planned the 24 Hours itinerary to optimize travelling time both by transports and on foot. I generally edit my images in black and white: interminable edits with frequent rethinks. To simplify this aspect I decided to shoot only with my iPhone 6s, using a default Hipsta bw combo (John S lens+ AO BW film+ Standard flash), limiting the manual edit just to a few steps.

Metaphysical Space

‘Metaphysical Space’

Although it was my first 24 hour project, I wasn’t particularly anxious about the unavoidable tiredness due to sleep deprivation, but rather about the need to continuously focus on people as subjects. Most of my shots are usually taken in the street and people are always present as the main subject, but I’m not confident with candid portraits and didn’t feel at ease with the idea of improvising a new style. So the most critical aspect to me was the idea to keep on documenting humanity in my own way. But after the first image of this photographic marathon, taken after some hesitation and a tension which was for me unusual, I felt it would be possible. And started to relax about the “style” issue.

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‘The Common Reader ‘

The night was supposed to be the most difficult part of this marathon in terms of available subjects . That’s why I had planned, hour by hour, an itinerary . But I didn’t allow for the unexpected. Between 1 and 2 AM I had decided on a shot outside the emergency room of one of the major hospitals in town. I had imagined traffic due to ambulances and people going in and out. So you can imagine my total surprise when I didn’t find at all what I was ready to take a shot of. One of the most quiet and sane nights in town. No ambulances, no people in need of a visit. Nothing. At last I took a shot of a biker who turned out to be a nocturnal worker at the hospital. A shot apparently taken in the middle of nowhere.

Night Shift

‘Night Shift’

This wasn’t the only unexpected situation I had to face during the marathon. For instance, I found no living soul in the 24 hour supermarket, and a military parade in the most famous square of the city, piazza Duomo, right where I had planned to shoot people idly sitting on the churchyard. There were no art watchers at the photo exhibition, and no street carts when I would have needed them. Many shots couldn’t be posted because they were taken too early or too late. But I think this need for improvisation in a bunch of minutes, after so much planning, was the cool part of the story and what still makes me satisfied with my performance. A new chapter next year, no doubt about that. So rather than echoing Jeff saying “We Shall See,” I am for ” You Will See”.

 Make a Wish

‘Make a Wish’

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If you’d like to learn more about the 24 Hour Project, visit their website: 24hourproject.org

The Power of 10: First Images From the New Amazing #HTC10

The Power of 10: First Images From the New Amazing #HTC10

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Congratulations to the HTC team on the launch (today April 12, 2016) of their new flagship phone, the HTC 10.  The HTC 10 is much anticipated and is noted in many preliminary lists of the best smart phones in 2016. The 10 is a great phone for mobile photographers. With our short time with the devices, we have been able to generate the first images from the phone online.  If you follow the #HTC10 #PowerOf10 hashtags on social media you will find other cities as well.  This is just three of our photographers representing their cities.

Each photographer was provided some time to get acquainted with the device, the Android Marshmallow OS, and of course the camera, to show their part of the country for the #HTC10 #PowerOf10 @HTC release.  Dutch was the first to work with HTC on behalf of Grryo with the HTC One A9, and his amazing work continues with the 10 as he represents New York City and surrounding areas.   Brad comes from the green wooded north, the Pacific Northwest, to be exact, and shows you a few images from the Emerald City. He also got to use the One A9 and provided a tutorial for mobile photographers using HTC devices. View the tutorials here Part 1/ Part 2/ Part 3. David brings to the Power of 10 campaign, beautiful imagery from the city by the bay, San Francisco. It is his first time using an Android device and we asked him his thoughts:

“This is my first time using an Android phone.  I can honestly say that I like it.  I’m sold on its ease of use and camera functions.  Feels very comfortable in the hand when holding it. I wanted to show photos that were representative of the great city of San Francisco. Show off the iconic places that people recognize, showcase her beauty.”

Please leave comments regarding the HTC 10 and/or the images shown.  The photographers and the HTC team will do their best in answering any questions and responding to your comments.

HTC 10 Camera Specs:  Main Camera/ 12MP Ultra Pixel 2 w/ OIS, 1.55 UM, F 1.8, Laser Focus – Front Camera/ 5MP w/ OIS, F 1.8

Also BIG Congratulations to HTC for receiving the highest mark among all smart phones from DXO: 88!

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Dutch Doscher, New York City

Visit Dutch’s Instagram and Twitter to see more photos with the HTC 10

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David Calvin, San Francisco

Visit David’s Instagram and Twitter to see more photos with the HTC 10

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The Sweetness of Ghirardelli

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Brad Puet, Seattle

Visit Brad’s Instagram and Twitter to see more photos with the HTC 10

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The Tallest One (Smith Tower)

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Take Care of the Miners (Miners Landing, Seattle Waterfront)

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Get Your Education, Harry Potter (Suzallo Library, University of Washington)

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Aliens Gave Us This in 1962 (Space Needle)
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ARTmobile: A crowdsourced project

ARTmobile: A crowdsourced project

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ARTmobile is an editorial project by Alberto Makusikusi, aimed at publishing, in book format, the work of outstanding photographers who capture and edit their pictures on smart phones. A pioneering book unique in its genre, different from those books published so far, in which each author will have a wide number of pages to show his/her best pictures, as if it was a personal photographic exhibition.

Our aim is to publish a pioneering book unique in its genre, different from those books published so far, in which each author will have a wide number of pages to show his/her best pictures, as if it was a personal photographic exhibition.

The book is the basic unit to participate supporting the Project, and the principal reward for our patrons. One thousand copies of high quality in square format 21×21 cm, with over 200 pages, bound in paperback

Featured photographers:

Christina Nørdam Andersen (Copenhagen)

Jeanette Hägglund (Stockholm)

Luis Rodríguez (Madrid)

Marianne Hope (Amsterdam)

Naomi Meran (Zurich)

Niall O’Leary (London)

Sébastian Pélegrin (Paris)

Thomas Kakareko (Berlin)

 

From the crowdfunding platform ulule.com, the micro-finance system allows us to simplify the process and focus on what really interests us: to recognize and encourage the work of these eight mobile photographers, with the added power to reach many people on different locations, a value that traditional publishing and distribution systems can´t do.

Participation as a patron in ARTmobile involves not only acquiring a fantastic book in square format, 21×21 cm, with over 200 pages of high quality, plus prints for the most enthusiast ones, but it also means encouraging our artists to accompany them in their process of creation, in their understanding of the art of photography and their vision of contemporary society.

As a project, we believe in Artmobile and we want to share this enthusiam with you!

If, like us, you are passionate about photography and you like our proposal, please help us transform this publication from a dream to a reality. Whether you participate financially or not, you can also help us spread our message on social networks, in your circle of friends or among your followers. With your support we can go far.

Help fund ARTmobile by heading to Ullule now.

 

The Storytellers Circle vol. 3

The Storytellers Circle vol. 3

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Each week we ask the community to tell us a story based on a photo. We have compiled a few into a month digest so you can enjoy them all in one place. Please join us on Monday mornings to tell your story.

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Story credit: Laura McCann 
Photo credit: Graeme Roy 

The Story
He felt the slices of sunlight on his back and neck; undulations of heat and emptiness. Should I? Shouldn’t I? If I do, it will devastate her. But then again, if I do, maybe I can make it up to her. One day. Yes.

 

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Story credit: Christine Benner
Photo credit: Devin Graf 

The Story
Eighth time I’ve shoveled this effing car out…I should have sold it when I had the chance. I’m so over this winter. I wonder what Amy is up to? I really need to clean out the garage. I’m feeling like chicken for dinner. Sigh, ok, let’s get shoveling.

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Story credit: Rebecca Cornwell 

Photo credit: Maki Tabusa 

The Story
Words are so unnecessary when it’s enough to see, hear, smell and touch. I hadn’t seen her in almost 3 months. Her absence was felt deeply in the house. Sometimes we missed her easy chuckle and quick wit while other times there was relief in not feeling subject to her judgment and chaos. She had become impossible to read, sometimes lost and other times angry. Looking back now, I can understand the mental illness that was gripping her but at the time I thought it was just normal teenaged rebellion. I had raised her carefully, eating only organics, refraining from alcohol and caffeine during my pregnancy. This hyper awareness of her needs, wants and constant and unflinching protection continued through childhood. The
first time we found her unconscious I thought it was an accident or a reaction to something she had eaten. She was secretive. The second time when we discovered her, fully clothed, in the tub with the blood pooling around her, I saw in her devastation so complete, I wondered if any of us would ever recover.

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Story credit: Rose Sherwood
Photo credit: Fabio Giavara 

The Story
These people have been riding the same subway route daily. Nothing out of the ordinary happens until today, when this person boards and starts yelling obscenities at everyone. Some riders are surprised by the behavior and others don’t care. It’s the insanity of living in a large city. People sometimes disconnect because the craziness will surround you and drag you into it….

#WorldFightsAIDS Photo Contest

#WorldFightsAIDS Photo Contest

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A partnership between the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), PhotoPhilanthropy & Grryo
Submission period: July 14 – August 11, 2014
Grand Prize: $1,000

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and PhotoPhilanthropy are excited to announce the World Fights AIDS Photo Contest on Instagram. We are seeking photos from across the globe that resonate with the mission of EGPAF, the global leader in the fight to end AIDS.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation isn’t only fighting AIDS, they are changing the way the world fights AIDS. They work hand-in-hand with governments, partners, mothers, families, volunteers and donors toward a health and social infrastructure that can end HIV/AIDS – and keep it eliminated.

Your assignment: Every community across the world has at least one unsung hero or grassroots organization working to eradicate this epidemic or ease the suffering of those who live with it. Share a photograph on Instagram of a group or individual in your community who is fighting against HIV/AIDS. Tag it with #WorldFightsAIDS and your photo will automatically be entered into the contest. Please also tag @photophilanthropyand @egpaf. The winning photographer will receive the Grand Prize of $1,000 USD.

All entries must include a caption that tells a short story about the person, people or subject matter in your photograph. Where was it taken? Who is in the photo? How are they fighting against stigma? How are they working to end HIV/AIDS?

After submitting a photo, contestants are encouraged to search other submissions using the #WorldFightsAIDS hashtag and like and leave comments on other photos that are not their own.

Deadline for entries is August 11, 2014.

For full contest rules read the Submission Guidelines below.

PhotoPhilanthropy and EGPAF will highlight photo entries throughout the contest submission period and EGPAF will ask resident HIV/AIDS experts to comment on the selected photos.EGPAF will also use the photographs in their outreach and advocacy work. The result will be a compelling mix of photos, stories and conversations that paint a picture of how the world fights AIDS.

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Submission Guidelines

The World Fights AIDS Photo Contest is a partnership between the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and PhotoPhilanthropy.

This contest is open to all photographers regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Contestants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.

An Instagram account is required to enter this contest.

To enter the contest, upload a photo to Instagram and use the hashtag #WorldFightsAIDS. Please also tag @photophilanthropy and @egpaf. Previously uploaded photos may also be submitted by using this same hashtag.

All entries must include a caption that tells a short story about the person, people or subject matter in your photograph. Where was it taken? Who is in the photo? How are they fighting against stigma? How are they working to end HIV/AIDS?

In order to reflect current issues, photographs must have been taken within the last three years. Multiple entries are allowed, but we encourage entrants to submit only their best work.

After submitting a photo, contestants are encouraged to search other submissions using the #WorldFightsAIDS hashtag and leave comments and like on at least two photos that are not their own.

PhotoPhilanthropy and EGPAF have the right to copy, publish and display all submitted materials in print or electronic form, without compensation, for use in promoting our programs, including exhibitions, multimedia stories and future programs for the purpose of the advancement of the goals and mission of PhotoPhilanthropy and EGPAF. The photographer’s credit will appear if the image is used for these purposes. No images will be redistributed or sold to third parties for re-use. Any inquiries for licensing of images will be redirected to the photographer.

All entries must be uploaded and tagged by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on August 11, 2014.

The winning photo will be announced on August 18, 2014. The winning photographer will receive the Grand Prize of $1,000 USD. Photographs selected as finalists will also be used by EGPAF in their outreach and advocacy work.

Photos by James Pursey on behalf of EGPAF.

World Fights AIDS Contest Partners:

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