Mugur Varzariu, Romanian 44, was not able to handle a camera until four years ago. Before that he was a marketing strategist in large companies and the truth is he doesn’t lose the opportunity to ‘sell’ his work. Images are for him a way to denounce the social problems. And he does not rule out using other, like politics. In his early works he traveled the world in search of conflicts such as Syria, but soon he realised he didn’t need to leave the borders of his country to find injustice. The measures that the French President at that time, Nicolas Sarkozy, took to deport Romanian Gypsies, made him see a conflict that, according to him, nobody was caring about. Now he devotes most of his time to them, to report the abuses they suffer and to do to activism to avoid them. Varzariu reviews here some of the most significant snapshots of his still short career as a reporter.
“Zoo Portraits“, a project by photographer Yago Partal, who mixes fashion photography and animals in an excellent series of portraits of animals dressed as humans.
It’s just about bike cruising season, and German photographer Jonas Ginter is getting us stoked to hop on a ten-speed and coast all day with his awesome 360° timelapse video. The one-minute clip morphs a simple bike path into a panoramic, spherical world that makes the guy look as if he’s gliding on the very tip of a mini-planet. The hip-hop beats in the background only make this ride even more relaxed, man.
It is called ambient advertising and it’s about placing ads on unusual items or in unusual places you wouldn’t normally see an ad. An ambient ad doesn’t have to be placed outside. Ambient advertising can be found anywhere and everywhere! The key to a successful ambient media campaign is to choose the best media format available and combined with effective message. These kinds of ads often make someone think about a certain place or thing differently.
There’s no need to suspend your disbelief when viewing these stunning photographs – the exquisite images aren’t the work of Photoshop, but real-life interactions between humans and animals.
Many of us only know the world’s most famous landmarks through images that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. The world has changed since these structures were built, so the surrounding landscapes might not be what you’d expect.
Winners of the youth and open competitions in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, in categories including culture, environment and people.