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Happy Friday Everyone and Welcome to our 150th Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and

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Happy Friday Everyone and Welcome to our 150th Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 26 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

View end of post for information on how to get YOUR content featured in an edition of weekend inspiration

**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

 

Organic Geometry Part II by David Brodeur

Organic Geometry Part II by David Brodeur

I like to collect moments not things by Amy Crump

I like to collect moments not things by Amy Crump

Childhood.. The Past by Adrien Zu

Childhood.. The Past by Adrien Zu

ASICS LA Marathon by Mike Campau

ASICS LA Marathon by Mike Campau

Benidorm by Tine Schoemaker

Benidorm by Tine Schoemaker

Littlemico pacifier by AO STUDIO

Littlemico pacifier by AO STUDIO

The sun that swallowed the moon by healin kwon

The sun that swallowed the moon by healin kwon

Tribute to Pink Floyd by Tali Kimelman

Tribute to Pink Floyd by Tali Kimelman

Underdogs by Sebastian Magnani

Underdogs by Sebastian Magnani

Untitled by Georg Wallner

Untitled by Georg Wallner

One Two Tree Part I by andy lee

One Two Tree Part I by andy lee

Up Up and away Buzz Lightneer by Marie.L.Manzor_

Up Up and away Buzz Lightneer by Marie.L.Manzor_

Edens Garden Eva Magazine May 2015 by Zlatimir Arakliev

Edens Garden Eva Magazine May 2015 by Zlatimir Arakliev

Salt Art by Shawn van Eeden

Salt Art by Shawn van Eeden

 

Panama, San Blas Islands, Mamitupu, Portrait Of An Old Kuna Tribe Woman by Eric Larfforgue

Panama, San Blas Islands, Mamitupu, Portrait Of An Old Kuna Tribe Woman by Eric Larfforgue

Untitled by Pau Buscato

Untitled by Pau Buscato

Sign by KJER Photography

Sign by KJER Photography

Dune Mediterranea by Alberto Seveso

Dune Mediterranea by Alberto Seveso

Gardening Style by Lorenzo Pennati

Gardening Style by Lorenzo Pennati

Street Portraits, 05 The Bullring by Alex Sturrock

Street Portraits, 05 The Bullring by Alex Sturrock

La route by Xavier Wttrwulghe

La route by Xavier Wttrwulghe

Nick (2014) by Lauren Withrow

Nick (2014) by Lauren Withrow

Bogdanovich spring 2015 by Pavel Samokhvalov

Bogdanovich spring 2015 by Pavel Samokhvalov

5/52 Sharing by Lena

5/52 Sharing by Lena

Revealing the Shadows; Willie - Persevere by Victor Photographic Artist

Revealing the Shadows; Willie – Persevere by Victor Photographic Artist

 

An Intimate Confidant by Victoria Cadisch

An Intimate Confidant by Victoria Cadisch

Thanks for checking out our 150th Edition of Weekend Inspiration, we hope you liked it!

If you have any suggestions of work of your own or others to feature in upcoming editions of weekend inspiration, please e-mail Angela at angela@phlearn.com. When e-mailing please provide links to the work from your Website, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or Behance Page.

We have some themes coming up, so submit submit submit!

BLUE Weekend Inspiration – June 5
• SUMMER Weekend Inspiration – June 19

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Have a great weekend everybody!! Stay inspired and stay safe! :)

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Inside Phlearn’s 2015 Fstoppers Workshop: By Nick Amrhein http://phlearn.com/inside-phlearns-2015-fstoppers-workshop-by-nick-amrhein http://phlearn.com/inside-phlearns-2015-fstoppers-workshop-by-nick-amrhein#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 18:43:35 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=116929 The post Inside Phlearn’s 2015 Fstoppers Workshop: By Nick Amrhein appeared first on Phlearn.

Everyone on the Phlearn Team knew who Nick was before he even showed up in the Bahamas. He made sure to find us all on Facebook and let us know how excited he was, which is a perfect representation on his personality! Nick was so much fun to work with, and kept a lively and positive

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Everyone on the Phlearn Team knew who Nick was before he even showed up in the Bahamas. He made sure to find us all on Facebook and let us know how excited he was, which is a perfect representation on his personality! Nick was so much fun to work with, and kept a lively and positive mood throughout the few days we all spent together.

After traveling back to Ohio, he put together this awesome recap of the workshop! It embodies the spirit of the experience, and we hope it will give you a little taste of what went on down in Nassau.

 

If you’d like to know more about Nick or check out his work, Click Here to visit his website!

 

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How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-add-transitions-and-audio-to-video-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-add-transitions-and-audio-to-video-in-photoshop#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 17:02:23 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=116331 The post How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

If you’d like to follow along with these episodes, click here to download our video footage. Learn How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop in today’s episode! This is Part 3 of our Photoshop Video Series. If you haven’t seen the previous episodes, be sure to check them out! Part 1: How to Edit Video

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If you’d like to follow along with these episodes, click here to download our video footage.

Learn How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop in today’s episode! This is Part 3 of our Photoshop Video Series. If you haven’t seen the previous episodes, be sure to check them out!

Part 1: How to Edit Video in Photoshop

Part 2: How to Color Grade Video in Photoshop

And keep your eyes peeled for Part 4!

Let’s get in to today’s episode!

Section 1: Adding Transitions

Transitions are commonly used by video editors everywhere! They allow flexibility when moving from one clip to another, and can completely change the feel of a video. Harsh cuts between scenes can be great, but they are not always the right fit. Examples of transitions include a cross fade between two clips, and a fade to black.

Transitions can be found in Photoshop by clicking on the square icon to the right of the Timeline Control Panel. You can change the duration immediately, or wait for later. Simply drag the transition you would like down onto the Timeline between two clips. From there, you can pull the transition to be longer or shorter if you’d like.

Again, you don’t always need transitions! They are just creative tools for you to utilize in whatever ways you choose.

Section 1: Adding Audio

You can turn the audio off or on by pressing the speaker icon on the control panel. However, this is only temporary and will affect the entire Timeline. If you’d like to mute the clips, right click on them and then tab over to the Audio Section (music note icon). Check ‘Mute Audio.’ This will need to be done for each clip. After that is finished, you will notice that the video will be silent even if you turn on the speaker icon. This is helpful because you won’t have to worry about the audio that was captured in camera anymore- especially if you will be adding music.

To add additional audio to your video, go to the Audio Track at the bottom of the Timeline and click on the music note icon. Select ‘Add Audio.’ From there, you can locate the files you would like to use. After previewing the file to be sure it is the correct one, press Open. You can shorten the audio if you need to by clicking and dragging; this is the same technique we used for editing the video.

To fade the audio in or out, right click on the track and adjust the Fade In/Fade Out sliders.

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How to Color Grade Video in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-color-grade-video-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-color-grade-video-in-photoshop#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 17:24:24 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=115866 The post How to Color Grade Video in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

In today’s episode, we show you how to color grade video in Photoshop! This is the second section of our 4 part video editing series, and it picks up directly from where we left off in the first section. If you haven’t seen that first episode (How to Edit Video in Photoshop), click here. To follow along with the same

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In today’s episode, we show you how to color grade video in Photoshop! This is the second section of our 4 part video editing series, and it picks up directly from where we left off in the first section. If you haven’t seen that first episode (How to Edit Video in Photoshop), click here. To follow along with the same clips we work with in this episode, download them here!

Why would you use Photoshop to edit video?? Well, a professional video editor is most likely going to use a video centric program rather than Photoshop. However, it can be very useful to color grade your videos and apply filters to them- especially if Photoshop is the only program available to you. For someone familiar with Photoshop, this should come surprisingly easy. This is because you can think of editing video in exactly the same way as editing photos! It’s a practically identical process. Why not have a little fun!

Part I: Using Local Adjustments to Color Grade

  • Local Adjustments: Affects individual clips

To start off, select the layer you would like to make adjustments to. In the same way you would add adjustments to a photo, we can do the same for that video layer! Try it out by creating a new curves adjustment layer. After you adjust the contrast with curves, you will notice that it will clip directly to the single video layer you applied it to (be sure your clips are grouped into one folder). You can add multiple adjustments to the same layer, just like you could with a photo…cool!

Part II: Using Global Adjustments to Color Grade

  • Global Adjustments: Affects an entire group of clips (ie everything!)

To adjust all of your video footage at once, make sure that your clips are grouped into one folder (If they are not: Select all of your clips in the layers panel. Then, click on the little film strip icon on the timeline and select ‘New Video Group from Clips’). Then, create an adjustment layer and place it on TOP of that video group. This will apply that same adjustment to everything consistently.

Part III: Color Grading Techniques 

Let’s get started with color grading! Create a levels adjustment layer, and select only the blue channel. Drag the black slider in to the right, and blue will be added into the shadows. Yellowish highlights tend to look great with cool shadows, so bring the white slider in towards the left to compliment them. Again, the more color editing knowledge you can pull from your regular photo editing skills, the better!

What if you create a global adjustment, but decide you only want it to affect some of your footage? Have no fear!! Notice that the adjustment layers stack on top of the video in the timeline. You are actually able to click and drag those adjustments and make them last as long or as short as you would like them to.

Part IV: Applying Filters to Video

In order to apply any filters onto video in Photoshop, it must first be converted to a smart object. So, select the layer you would like to affect, right click, and choose ‘Convert to Smart Object.’ Next, go to Filter – Filter Gallery. A preview window will load with an array of options. Feel free to play with the intensity and edges of the filters; you can always adjust the filter later as well. When you are happy with the way the filter looks, select OK. Then, you will need to render the clip. This is done by simply playing the clip. It will take a moment, and you will know it’s done rendering by the little green line that appears on top of the clip afterwards,

 

And that’s all folks! As you can see, there’s no need to relearn much for editing video in Photoshop. Have a blast editing your own clips, or Download Ours for some great practice.

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Weekend Inspiration CXLIX http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxlix http://phlearn.com/weekend-inspiration-cxlix#comments Sat, 16 May 2015 19:20:33 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=114246 The post Weekend Inspiration CXLIX appeared first on Phlearn.

Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 149th Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 149th Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 25 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

View end of post for information on how to get YOUR content featured in an edition of weekend inspiration

**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

Osheaga Finale by Sue Holland

Osheaga Finale by Sue Holland

NYC 2015 by Eric Kim

NYC 2015 by Eric Kim

sharing a drink by .pd33

sharing a drink by .pd33

Cars of PPR

Cars of PPR

Starck Eyes - Timur Celikdag by Digital Light Ltd

Starck Eyes – Timur Celikdag by Digital Light Ltd

Slightly Obsessed with my Hands by Steoville

Slightly Obsessed with my Hands by Steoville

Cubes by Lernert and Sander

Cubes by Lernert and Sander

Inside Out by Can Dagarslani and Elif Denec

Inside Out by Can Dagarslani and Elif Denec

Op Art for Schon! Magazine by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo

Op Art for Schon! Magazine by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo

General Store by Light Colour Gesture

General Store by Light Colour Gesture

the dead zone by Julien Coquentin

the dead zone by Julien Coquentin

Mr.Black by Petri Damsten

Mr.Black by Petri Damsten

Expo Patterns Milan 2015 by Carsten Witte

Expo Patterns Milan 2015 by Carsten Witte

Double Exposure Animal Portraits by Andreas Lie

Double Exposure Animal Portraits by Andreas Lie

Porcelain Beauty by KRISTINA VARAKSINA

Porcelain Beauty by KRISTINA VARAKSINA

Alp Impressions VIII by Lukas Furlan

Alp Impressions VIII by Lukas Furlan

Kuun nousu by Janne

Kuun nousu by Janne

_1504 by Michael Salisbury

_1504 by Michael Salisbury

Untitled by Esthaem

Untitled by Esthaem

The tiny art director by Christian Tremblay

The tiny art director by Christian Tremblay

Iron Man Grounded by raffael dickreuter

Iron Man Grounded by raffael dickreuter

visions in blue by ASPphotographic

visions in blue by ASPphotographic

Protection by Riddhish Chakraborty

Protection by Riddhish Chakraborty

Night and Day by Joel Robison

Night and Day by Joel Robison

Recipe Print and Outdoor for Kenwood 2015 by Michael Fillon

Recipe Print and Outdoor for Kenwood 2015 by Michael Fillon

Thanks for checking out our 149th Edition of Weekend Inspiration, we hope you liked it!

If you have any suggestions of work of your own or others to feature in upcoming editions of weekend inspiration, please e-mail Angela at angela@phlearn.com. When e-mailing please provide links to the work from your Website, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or Behance Page.

We have some themes coming up, so submit submit submit!

BLUE Weekend Inspiration – June 5
• SUMMER Weekend Inspiration – June 19

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Have a great weekend everybody!! Stay inspired and stay safe! :)

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How to Edit Video in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-edit-video-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-edit-video-in-photoshop#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 17:16:58 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=112788 The post How to Edit Video in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

In today’s special episode, we show you how to edit video in Photoshop! This is the first of a 4 part series on working with video in Photoshop, and covers all of the basics. You can also follow along with our video clips! Don’t forget to download them here. Why would you use Photoshop to edit video??

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In today’s special episode, we show you how to edit video in Photoshop! This is the first of a 4 part series on working with video in Photoshop, and covers all of the basics. You can also follow along with our video clips! Don’t forget to download them here.

Why would you use Photoshop to edit video?? Well, a professional video editor is most likely going to use a video centric program rather than Photoshop (Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut, etc.) However, it can be very useful to color grade your videos and apply filters to them- especially if Photoshop is the only program available to you. For someone familiar with Photoshop, this should come surprisingly easy. This is because you can think of editing video in exactly the same way as editing photos! It’s practically an identical process, which can be a huge advantage.

Part I: Importing Video into Photoshop

1. For the first method for importing footage, go to File – Scripts – Load Files into Stack. From there, select the clips you are planning on working with by clicking Browse. After clicking OK, they will load into the same document.

If you are currently thinking, “Hey! Where do I see my actual footage?!” we have an answer for you! Simply go to Window – Timeline, and you will see the full length of each clip stretch out across Photoshop. This Timeline is the base for all of your video editing, and is where you will cut and arrange your clips.

By default, each clip is stacked up on top of each other. But this is not what we want! We need the clips to sit one after another in one solid sequence. To fix this, select all of your clips in the layers panel. Then, click on the little film strip icon on the timeline and select ‘New Video Group from Clips.’ You will see them group into one folder in the layers panel, and they will also be laid out horizontally on the Timeline.

2. The second method for importing footage starts by clicking Ctrl/Cmd + O (Open). Then, select which clips you would like to use. If you would like to add any more later, click on the film icon on the timeline and select ‘Add Media.’ Then, the additional footage is placed after the other footage in a linear fashion.

Part II: Using the Timeline

One of the first things you will want to know is how to rearrange video clips! This can be done by moving the layers around in the layers panel, or just dragging them left and right in the Timeline. To navigate through the footage, click and drag the red slider to scrub back and forth.

Part III: Editing Video

Next up is cutting and moving footage around. To cut a clip in half, place the red slider in the middle of it and press the scissors icon. Voila! It will be cut right down the middle. To delete any unwanted sections, just select them and press delete.

One nice thing about this is that you can always get back footage after it’s gone! Hold your cursor over the beginning or end of the clip – wherever you cut it previously – and drag it out to include more video. This works the same for dragging the clip to be shorter as well.

Part IV: Using Keyframes

Keyframes are used to control certain changes over a period of time. A good example of this is making a clip slowly fade from transparent to opaque. Open the video group up on the Timeline by clicking the arrow. If you’d like to alter the opacity, pull your red slider to where the change should begin. Then, click the little timer icon to create a keyframe. A diamond will show up on the Timeline, which can be clicked on and adjusted manually. In this case, we leave the opacity at 0%. Then, drag the slider to where the change should end and create another keyframe. Click on it and adjust it again – in this case we change it to 100%. This causes the clip to slowly fade in, because we had a solid color fill layer underneath the clips. Keyframes can always be moved around and adjusted as well.

 

If you liked this episode, you’re sure to love Part 2 as well! Click here to learn how to color grade your videos!

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Happiness and Inspiration with Eduardo Acierno http://phlearn.com/happiness-and-inspiration-with-eduardo-acierno http://phlearn.com/happiness-and-inspiration-with-eduardo-acierno#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 15:00:43 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=102527 The post Happiness and Inspiration with Eduardo Acierno appeared first on Phlearn.

Please join us in welcoming back 20 year old self taught fashion photographer EDUARDO ACIERNO from Mexico. We have featured Eduardo in the past for a full length interview, and today we are honoured to welcome back Eduardo to talk with us about photography, art, inspiration and happiness. First we will feature an essay titled “I want

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Please join us in welcoming back 20 year old self taught fashion photographer EDUARDO ACIERNO from Mexico.

We have featured Eduardo in the past for a full length interview, and today we are honoured to welcome back Eduardo to talk with us about photography, art, inspiration and happiness. First we will feature an essay titled “I want to get better, I will get better” by Eduardo Acierno. Followed by a short interview with Eduardo about how important inspiration and inspiring others really is to him.

Eduardo and us at Phlearn know the struggles of being and artist, and keeping up with inspiration, motivation and fulfilling out happiness, and if this feature can help at least one struggling artist out there our goal is complete.

Join us in this therapeutic experience, “I want to get better, I will get better.” followed by a short interview about speaking of inspiration and motivation in both forms of written and public speaking.

 

2november-dec


I want to get better, I will get better

“Imagine everything you ever wanted shows up one day and calls itself your life. And then just when you start to believe in it – gone. And suddenly it gets very hard to imagine a future. That’s depression, right?” – Side Effects, 2013

November was a sweet month, I turned 20, I had a lot of friends, my grades were above average even though school was the last thing on my very busy mind. I had just signed with an agent, booked enough photo work to travel and spend money on myself, life wasn’t bad at all.

Around December this grey cloud covered my world and every single aspect of my life started slowly falling apart, without a single notice, without a warning, things kept piling up like a huge jenga tower and then this piece slipped, and everything fell apart.

There was this sadness inside me, constantly bothering me, like this little blue man hiding inside of me… who decided to randomly show up at the most unexpected times, at parties, at school, with my friends, no matter where I went, this blue guy would follow me around and screw me over, making me sad and ruining my day.

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Life just wasn’t working for me anymore; I wasn’t booking enough work in my city, I had many calls and clients asking for photo work in Mexico City, but school, exams and class schedules would always get in the way of working outside the city, even my agent had stopped emailing me because she knew I couldn’t leave town.

I was stuck in a shitty city not being able to work, therefore not making any money for random nights out, booze, concert tickets or any source of fun that once gave me life. I wasn’t working, I hated school, my friends started drifting apart and this blue man kept fucking up my life.

Previous non related family issues got in the way as time kept passing, by January I had already lost interest in school, photography, photo work, going out, etc.

I would pray not to wake up early during weekends, I just wanted to lay in bed all day long doing nothing, I couldn’t even look at my computer because I hated the fact that my facebook timeline was full of new work, fashion editorials, collaborations, parties and all the stuff I couldn’t do.

Then, I had this breaking point where I just decided to question the reason behind my sadness, and I thought about something. This beautiful girl with pink hair once said to me, “take your sadness and make something beautiful out of it”.

 

5february


I picked up my camera, which had not been used in months, and started these daily self portrait therapy sessions, just like the good old flickr days circa 2009, where it was just me, myself and my camera. Nothing else mattered, I had nothing to lose, and by creating art for myself I realized that the answer to my problems had always been there inside me.

It’s up to you to decide whether to sink or keep swimming, I knew that If I wanted to get better I had to do something about it, I had to fix it myself, because you are stronger than you think, and your mind is either your best friend or your worst enemy.

By creating and constantly challenging myself I realized how the power of deciding how happy I was laid inside of me, no one else gets a say in that.

Photography inspired me to create again, I craved art, I needed it for my soul, and these self portrait therapy sessions were just constant reminders of the gifts and talents I was blessed with, and how much of a shame it would have been to throw them all away, simply for the wrong reasons.

 

6february


A particular Bukowski poem inspired me to write about my depression, the moment I started losing interest in all the things I once craved and loved was when I realized how depressed I was and how much I missed the old me:


Bluebird

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the ****s and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

 

7march


That’s why I’m sharing this story, I talked to a lot of people through my grieving process, I KNOW that I’m not the only person on this planet who’s been depressed, my life might not suck as much as I made it seem like it, the thing is, you can’t change a persons mind, you can’t just ask them “why are you sad?” because they might not know the answer, even if you could take all of their problems away and toss them in this bin, they might not even know how to deal with all the stuff they go through, and sometimes, love and patience are all they need.

Art can do wonderful things for your mind and body, but its up to you to accept those things and let them heal you, I learned this the hard way. Depression is as much a physical ailment as an emotional one, and people don’t seem to realize that; it just consumes all the energy that person has, causing pain, aching, restlessness (all you want to do is sleep), and kills any drive to do things.

As my body began to lose its grip on things I used to love doing, such as taking photos, seeing my friends and loved ones, having fun at parties, etc. that was YET another thing to add to that debilitating sadness inside me. I hated myself for being less than others, I knew I could do wonderful things, I would shit talk about all the photos I’d see online thinking about everything I would’ve done differently about them, etc. but still, nobody could do anything about any of that stuff BUT ME. Soon enough, I stopped feeling like I could get better, because If those things made me feel bad before, why would I go back to those old habits? Was I being selfish? Was I being a masochist?

My best friend helped me understand how we all go through stuff like this, it’s actually a natural process, it’s okay to fail sometimes, it’s okay not to be good enough, but YOU are the only person who was a say in that.

I really wish I could take people’s sadness away, now that I’ve been through some hells I know what it is like, but in fact, it really is through the highs and lows of life when you really know what it is to feel.

 

8march


I want struggling artists, painters, dancers, students to know that they’re not alone, and I know there are many ways of taking someone’s sadness away. People say Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint to feel happy on the inside, it’s actually crazy to believe someone would think painting their organs yellow could do anything good to them. But that’s the thing, you’re just so sad and you want to try just about anything to take this pain away; it’s either drugs or booze or anything that somehow makes you feel better, everyone has their yellow paint.

I thought I’d found mine, got lost along the way and found myself back realizing that my camera and my natural talent had always been that yellow paint I needed to get better and get through this monster that consumed everything I once lived for.

And you can do the same thing, find your yellow paint, take your sadness and make something beautiful out of it, once you’re done, take a look at it and you’ll realize how you’ve immortalized your demons and grown out of them.

Photography saved me from this blue man who kept ruining my life, he’s still there, he tends to visit me sometimes out of the blue, mostly on Sunday afternoons, but I’ve decided not to open my doors for him anymore and simply greet him from the outside.

 

9march

Interview

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Eduardo, thank you so much for sharing your story and passion with us, and welcome back to Phlearn.com!

:)

When did you write “I want to get better, I will get better”? How did you feel when you were finished writing your essay and had time to sit back and reflect on what you’ve wrote?

I wrote my narrative after a long battle with depression, I got to a point where I no longer cared about client work or fashion; I just wanted to feel better.

I remember sitting in front of my computer and spilling my heart out as I typed. Once I was done I spent quite some time re-reading everything I’d written and I realized how much better I felt, I somehow managed to get rid of all the demons inside me, it was a therapeutic experience.

 

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In April 2014, you spoke at a conference for “Gestalt”. You are comfortable and have had a lot of experience in the past with public speaking in your career as a photographer. What do you like to or most often talk about when attending conferences and doing public speaking?

I always tell nothing but the truth, I love telling people about my journey through photography, ever since I was 14 and got my first camera I always had a hard time asking people for help, being a self-taught photographer I was completely unfamiliar with all these terms, the fashion industry, everything was new to me. So I try to picture my audience as my 14 year old self and tell them everything I wish I could’ve been told when I was getting started. I try not to sugar coat everything, and maybe prevent them from some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way, but in the end, all I want is to give people that much needed “push” or boost of confidence they need to let them know that IT IS POSSIBLE to make it in this business if you work hard enough and are passionate enough about what you’re doing.

 

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Do you find the process of public speaking to be therapeutic?

Totally, it’s a great way of spilling your heart out, especially when you’re talking about something you’re so passionate about. I could spend hours telling people everything I love about photography, how much it’s changed me, all the experiences it’s given me, all the amazing people I’ve met and all the opportunities I’ve gotten ever since my hands touched my first camera.

 

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What is your -personal- main goal of telling your story?

I want to inspire people, that’s it.

I want my story and personal experiences to encourage young aspiring artists and let them know that IT IS possible to make it in this industry; it doesn’t matter where you come from, how much support you have, what kind of camera you’ve got, all you need is some passion and love for what you do. That’s it, I promise.

 

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What are some of the biggest rewards you get/feel from sharing your story and passion with others?

Having people come talk to me after my conferences is the most rewarding experience, I’ve gotten to meet so many incredibly talented artists that have told me how much I’ve inspired them to follow their dreams and that’s one of the most humbling experiences ever, the fact that my own experiences and mistakes can inspire others and create a positive impact in their lives make this whole journey worth it.

 

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How do you feel before/after and during creating art with the presence of the little blue man? Is it worth it?

Once I’d hit rock bottom I realized that I had nothing left to hold onto but my art and that burning passion that inspired me to keep moving forward all these years. I found comfort by doing what I loved the most, creating photos.

These therapeutic self-portrait therapy sessions allowed me to immortalize all my demons and somehow escape into my own world, they brought me back to that time when I was a clueless 14 year old trying to figure out this whole photography world with his point and shoot, it was a great way of clearing my mind for a bit.

In the end, now that I look back at these self-portraits that I continuously shot through those months; I realize how photography saved me from this blue man who kept ruining my life, he’s still there, he tends to visit me sometimes, but I’ve decided not to open my doors for him anymore and simply greet him from the outside.

 

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Thank you so much Eduardo for this interview with Phlearn.com. Interviewed by Angela Butler.

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This month’s contest theme is Creative Lighting! We want to see what that means to you. Studio lighting, natural shadows, headlights, streetlights, glowsticks….whatever it is, show us what you’ve got.

Don’t miss your chance to win over $1200 in photography gear!! This is our biggest prize package yet, Phlearners! And it wouldn’t be possible without our amazing partners: SmugMug, Phase One, Macphun, and Fotolia.

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Colors Weekend Inspiration CXLVIII http://phlearn.com/colors-weekend-inspiration-cxlviii http://phlearn.com/colors-weekend-inspiration-cxlviii#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 22:20:51 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=110718 The post Colors Weekend Inspiration CXLVIII appeared first on Phlearn.

Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 148th COLORS themed Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX,

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 148th COLORS themed Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 25 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

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**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

Salvation Mountain by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo

Salvation Mountain by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo

Systems Layers II by Matthias Heiderich

Systems Layers II by Matthias Heiderich

The Invisible by Igor Oussenko

The Invisible by Igor Oussenko

Nebulae by Fabian Oefner

Nebulae by Fabian Oefner

Natalie by Jason Travis

Natalie by Jason Travis

The Flow by W.D.Nguyen

The Flow by W.D.Nguyen

Orchid by Fabian Oefner

Orchid by Fabian Oefner

Harajukers by Nicoline Patricia Malina

Harajukers by Nicoline Patricia Malina

Felitsa by Shahan Keuork

Felitsa by Shahan Keuork

Memories by Nick Frank

Memories by Nick Frank

Aqueous Fluoreau by Mark Mawson

Aqueous Fluoreau by Mark Mawson

Melt by Weston Doty

Melt by Weston Doty

Hallucinations by Tina Negara

Hallucinations by Tina Negara

Rencontre by Akatre Studio

Rencontre by Akatre Studio

K I N G D O M  O F  H E A V E N  by yonca karakas

K I N G D O M O F H E A V E N by yonca karakas

Paper Mask by Camille Marteil

Paper Mask by Camille Marteil

Oil Water 1 by Sash Segal

Oil Water 1 by Sash Segal

Colors by Kevin Penczak

Colors by Kevin Penczak

Freaks and Geeks by Weston Doty and Kaleigh Ryan

Freaks and Geeks by Weston Doty and Kaleigh Ryan

Colorful Sand by Cocolia

Colorful Sand by Cocolia

Dodge the Lunch by Jolita Lenktaityte and Tibor Galamb

Dodge the Lunch by Jolita Lenktaityte and Tibor Galamb

By Wright Kitchen | Brittany Wright

By Wright Kitchen | Brittany Wright

Meshology Personal Work with CG Artist Sven Hauth by Dimitri Daniloff and Sven Hauth

Meshology Personal Work with CG Artist Sven Hauth by Dimitri Daniloff and Sven Hauth

Aura Quartz by Sash Segal

Aura Quartz by Sash Segal

Untitled by Olga Tremblay

Untitled by Olga Tremblay

Thanks for checking out our 148th COLORS themed Edition of Weekend Inspiration, we hope you liked it!

If you have any suggestions of work of your own or others to feature in upcoming editions of weekend inspiration, please e-mail Angela at angela@phlearn.com. When e-mailing please provide links to the work from your Website, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or Behance Page.

We have lots of themes coming up, so submit submit submit!

BLUE Weekend Inspiration – June 5
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Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

Have a great weekend everybody!! Stay inspired and stay safe! :)

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http://phlearn.com/colors-weekend-inspiration-cxlviii/feed 3 Salvation Mountain by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo Salvation Mountain by Julia Galdo and JUCO Photo Systems Layers II by Matthias Heiderich Systems Layers II by Matthias Heiderich The Invisible by Igor Oussenko The Invisible by Igor Oussenko Nebulae by Fabian Oefner Nebulae by Fabian Oefner Natalie by Jason Travis Natalie by Jason Travis The Flow by W.D.Nguyen The Flow by W.D.Nguyen Orchid by Fabian Oefner Orchid by Fabian Oefner Harajukers by Nicoline Patricia Malina Harajukers by Nicoline Patricia Malina Felitsa by Shahan Keuork Felitsa by Shahan Keuork Memories by Nick Frank Memories by Nick Frank Aqueous Fluoreau Aqueous Fluoreau by Mark Mawson Melt by Weston Doty Melt by Weston Doty Hallucinations by Tina Negara Hallucinations by Tina Negara Rencontre by Akatre Studio Rencontre by Akatre Studio K I N G D O M O F H E A V E N by yonca karakas K I N G D O M O F H E A V E N by yonca karakas Paper Mask by Camille Marteil Paper Mask by Camille Marteil Oil Water 1 by Sash Segal Oil Water 1 by Sash Segal Hoodie_Red_and_All Colors by Kevin Penczak Freaks and Geeks by Weston Doty and Kaleigh Ryan Freaks and Geeks by Weston Doty and Kaleigh Ryan Colorful Sand by Cocolia Colorful Sand by Cocolia Dodge the Lunch by Jolita Lenktaityte and Tibor Galamb Dodge the Lunch by Jolita Lenktaityte and Tibor Galamb By Wright Kitchen | Brittany Wright By Wright Kitchen | Brittany Wright Meshology Personal Work with CG Artist Sven Hauth by Dimitri Daniloff and Sven Hauth Meshology Personal Work with CG Artist Sven Hauth by Dimitri Daniloff and Sven Hauth Aura Quartz by Sash Segal Aura Quartz by Sash Segal Untitled by Olga Tremblay Untitled by Olga Tremblay
How To Do Focus Stacking in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-do-focus-stacking-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-do-focus-stacking-in-photoshop#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 15:37:25 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=109883 The post How To Do Focus Stacking in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

In today’s episode, we show you how to do Focus Stacking in Photoshop.  We also give you some pointers on how actually shoot the images you’d need in order for Focus Stacking to work.  We even briefly jump into Lightroom to show you how to prep your images.  With a little help from our Game

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In today’s episode, we show you how to do Focus Stacking in Photoshop.  We also give you some pointers on how actually shoot the images you’d need in order for Focus Stacking to work.  We even briefly jump into Lightroom to show you how to prep your images.  With a little help from our Game of Thrones figurines, we are ready to deliver an awesome episode!

What is Focus Stacking?

Focus Stacking is a technique where you can combine many different photos taken at various focal points.  It’s commonly used in macro photography where you have a very shallow depth of field.  By combining multiple photos together you are able to extend your depth of field and get more in focus within a small frame.  Focus Stacking is a great way to control what’s in focus in your image.

Capturing Images for Focus Stacking

Focus Stacking is done in Photoshop, but in order for Focus Stacking to work you need to know how to shoot the images.  So in today’s episode, we give you a brief rundown of how we captured the images we used.  With the help of some Game of Thrones characters we were able to create a little scene perfect for an example.  We definitely encourage our Phamily members to get out there and have some fun with Focus Stacking.  Not just in Photoshop but also in the Photoshoot process.

Here are some things you’ll need in order to capture footage for your Focus Stacking:

  • A sturdy tripod (You’ll need your scene to be relatively still in order to really achieve this effect.  A sturdy tripod is one of the best ways to ensure your framing is consistent.)
  • A couple pocket wizards (This is totally option, but it was another way for us to get our hands off the camera, ensuring that the camera is shifting positions.  We connected the pocket wizard with a shutter release cable and we were good to go!)
  • Shoot in “MF” also known as “Manual Focus” (Shooting in Manual Focus will allow us to move the focal ring of the lens while taking the pictures.  The reason that we aren’t shooting in Auto Focus is because Auto Focus would override what we are trying to accomplish by slightly moving the focal ring.  Manual Focus gives us complete control of our depth of field.)
  • Capture images for Focus Stacking (There is a technique when it comes to Focus Stacking.  Our advice is to choose your earliest stacking point, take a picture, rotate the focus ring a little bit, take another picture and repeat this process.)

Bringing Your Images into Lightroom

So now that we have our images for our Focus Stack, it’s time to prepare them for photoshop.  Our first stop is Lightroom, not only are you able to get an idea of the images you want to use for your Focus Stack, but you can also select the exact images you want to export to photoshop.  We export and resize our images and now we are ready to rock in Photoshop.

Stacking Files in Photoshop

Now in Photoshop, we are ready to load all our images together.  If we go to File > Script > Load Files Into Stack.  This allows us to load all our images into one big stack instead of loading them individually.  From there you can browse your files and choose the folder with the images you selected from Lightroom.  There is an option in the Load Files Into Stack dialog box that says “Attempt to Automatically Align Source Images.”  We do recommend having that box checked.  Once you hit OK, Photoshop loads all of those images into one stack.  Now that we have the images loaded, we need to combine them all into one image.

Focus Stacking in Photoshop

The first thing we do is select all our files.  We click on the first, hold down Shift, and then click the last to select all our images.  Next we go to Edit > Auto Blend Layers.  The two options that are now available to us our Panorama and Focus Stacking.  We check the option “Seamless Tones and Colors” and hit OK.  Now Photoshop goes to work, it takes the parts of each image that is in focus, then it creates a Layer Mask only revealing the part of the image that is in focus.  Photoshop will use this technique on every photo in your Focus Stack.  This automated process would be nearly impossible for us to do on our own.  At the end of the process, we have our very own Focus Stacked image!

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How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-a-cinemagraph-in-photoshop http://phlearn.com/how-to-create-a-cinemagraph-in-photoshop#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 19:12:18 +0000 http://phlearn.com/?p=109473 The post How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.

Phlearn Phamily, you are in for a real treat!  In today’s episode, we show you how to create a cinemagraph in photoshop.  We don’t stop there, we also give you some tips for creating a cinemagraph in camera.  Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride! What is a Cinemagraph? Cinemagraphs are commonly produced by

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Phlearn Phamily, you are in for a real treat!  In today’s episode, we show you how to create a cinemagraph in photoshop.  We don’t stop there, we also give you some tips for creating a cinemagraph in camera.  Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride!

What is a Cinemagraph?

Cinemagraphs are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done such that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person’s dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image.

Capturing Footage for a Cinemagraph

At first we planned on just teaching you how to create a cinemagraph in photoshop.  Then we realized that it’s just as important to know how to shoot a cinemagraph with your camera before taking it into photoshop.

Here are some things you’ll need in order to capture footage for your cinemagraph:

  • A camera that can record video (Anything from a DSLR to an iPhone)
  • A sturdy tripod (You’ll need your scene to be relatively still in order to really achieve this effect.  A sturdy tripod is one of the best ways to ensure your framing is consistent.)
  • A subject (Something or someone that is doing something with a continuous movement.  In our case we used a record player.  As long as there is a distinct starting and stopping point.

It will take a little practice to find the perfect subject, but get out there and have fun trying to create your own cinemagraph!

Using Photoshop to Edit Your Cinemagraph

After you’ve went out and shot your footage to create your cinemagraph, it’s time to bring it into Photoshop.  That’s right, Photoshop does also offer video editing features!

We start by importing our footage into Photoshop just like we would with any other still image.  Once you’ve brought your footage into Photoshop, it should pop up with your video timeline.  If you don’t see your timeline, just go up to Window, and down to Timeline.  The editing of your footage for a cinemagraph revolves around one concept.  Your end frame needs to be the same as your beginning frame.  That way it will create a continuous loop that looks completely seamless.

Once we have our clips set up how we want, we need to use keyframes to adjust the visibility of the layers, or the Opacity.  We set up our top clip with the opacity set at %100 and we gradually fade it out to %0.  This will cause your top clip and bottom clip to blend together perfectly.

Next we use a Stamp Visible Layer and paint black over the areas we want visible.  In this case with the footage we are using, we painted black only over where the waves are.  This is what really helps sell the effect.  Sometimes everything in your scene won’t work for a continuous motion, so creating a Stamp Visible Layer is a great way to control where the motion is coming from.

Saving & Exporting

Now that you have finished editing your Cinemagraph in photoshop, it’s time for the export.  You want to make sure you go to your menu and click “Save for Web”.  After that make sure that the file type is a GIF.  PNG files and JPEG files do now support motion so it won’t work if you don’t export your file as a GIF.  One of the cool features is you can simply click and drag your export Cinemagraph file into google and see how it would look on the web.

 

 

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 147th Edition of Weekend Inspiration! Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend! So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also

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Happy Weekend Everyone and Welcome to our 147th Edition of Weekend Inspiration!

Every week we gather 25 (or 26..) photos from all around the Web to give a kick-start to YOUR weekend!

So where do all these photos come from exactly?! Well, they are gathered from popular photo sharing Websites such as Flickr, 500PX, Behance and also from photographer’s personal Websites. These photos come from both amateur and professional photographers alike, and there’s always an image or two in here from the Phamily.

So what are you waiting for?! Have a look at these 25 inspiring photos, and feel free to tell us your favourites! Get inspired!! :)

View end of post for information on how to get YOUR content featured in an edition of weekend inspiration

**NOTE Some content in this post may be considered NSFW (not safe for work)

day 228 by Pi Rawinad

day 228 by Pi Rawinad

By Thomas Prior

By Thomas Prior

Cooling Towers by Peter Untermaierhofer

Cooling Towers by Peter Untermaierhofer

lost by PRAMUDIYA PRAMUDIYA

lost by PRAMUDIYA PRAMUDIYA

Everyone tries to take control of you... until you bite back by Conzachi photography

Everyone tries to take control of you… until you bite back by Conzachi photography

uncertain future by sabrina scucchi

uncertain future by sabrina scucchi

Tower Bridge, Morning Fog by Laura McGregor

Tower Bridge, Morning Fog by Laura McGregor

Intersection NYC Night by Navid Baraty

Intersection NYC Night by Navid Baraty

Red-haired by Andrey Yakovlev Lili Aleeva

Red-haired by Andrey Yakovlev Lili Aleeva

The Question of Reality by Salam

The Question of Reality by Salam

Fiori gialli by Paola Valli

Fiori gialli by Paola Valli

Fields by Jakob Wagner

Fields by Jakob Wagner

Curtain, Palais Garnier PARIS, FRANCE, 2009 by David Leventi

Curtain, Palais Garnier PARIS, FRANCE, 2009 by David Leventi

Bovine by cally whitham

Bovine by cally whitham

The Energy Experiments by Gem Fletcher

The Energy Experiments by Gem Fletcher

PRINT Wild Process - Arturo Calle Jeans by Luisito Giraldo Gomez and Miguel Angel Grillo

PRINT Wild Process – Arturo Calle Jeans by Luisito Giraldo Gomez and Miguel Angel Grillo

Nike BKRW magazine by Jean Yves Lemoigne

Nike BKRW magazine by Jean Yves Lemoigne

Children of the Stars by Lia

Children of the Stars by Lia

shaheed by Lubna Abdelaziz_

shaheed by Lubna Abdelaziz_

Skate Girls of Kabul by Jessica Fulford-Dobson

Skate Girls of Kabul by Jessica Fulford-Dobson

Van Life by Anze Osterman

Van Life by Anze Osterman

Untitled by kersti__k

Untitled by kersti__k

mon by Nina Raasch

mon by Nina Raasch

Flora and Fauna by Sam Goodridge

Flora and Fauna by Sam Goodridge

MITSUBISHI by Nixon Freire

MITSUBISHI by Nixon Freire

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