Revisiting the days of Bruce Lee – Macau Antigo

Historic photo of Macau in 1975 showing the Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho or Macau-Taipa Bridge (inaugurated 1974) as well as Hotel Lisboa. Photo credit to Macau Antigo Blog

Historic photo of Macau in 1975 showing the Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho or
Macau-Taipa Bridge (inaugurated 1974) as well as Hotel Lisboa. Photo credit to Macau Antigo Blog

Living in Macau one is amazed of the constant development, building and expansion of Casinos in Macau, Taipa and Cotai. The blog Macau Antigo is presenting Macau from a historical perspective, showing old photos, newspaper articles and other relevant impressions from the past. Started in 2008 there are well over 1000 posts and as reported by the Macau Daily Times, there are over 20000 visitors per month. Impressive for a history project!

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Introducing Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt is a photographer concentrating on animal and wildlife photography having started in East Africa. His photographs can be found in his book “On this Earth” or at selected galleries worldwide. The example photos in this post are displayed with kind permission of both the Young Gallery and Nick Brandt.

Seeing his photos, as discovered via stumbleupon, their sharpness and choice of detail fascinated me, as they not just focus on everything but on the essential part of the photograph.

As the Daily Telegraph (UK) has said:

“His approach is the antithesis of conventional wildlife photography and moves his work into the arena of fine art. . . . shows you how animal pictures should be taken.” – Press Info

Check out the samples below:

Zoriah – Photojournalist

Zoriah (born January 27, 1976) is an award winning photojournalist whose work has been seen in some of the world’s most prestigious publications, museums and galleries. Initially trained in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid to Developing Countries, he worked for international aid organizations such as the Red Cross[citation needed] before returning to photography after a long absence. It was his extensive knowledge and training in survival and international aid which made him originally marketable to international photo agencies including World Picture News (WPN), Reporters Agency, The Image Works and EyePress Photo Agency in China. – Wikipedia

Tremendously shaking photos on war, catastrophies and humanitary help, check out Zoriah’s website.

Witness – James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey is one of the founders of the VII Photo Agency (in 2001) and as Wikipedia states “an influential American photojournalist and war photographer”, who has worked for the Time Magazine since 1984, was associated with Black Star from 1980 – 1985 and was a member of Magnum from 1986 until 2001.

I was introduced to James Nachtwey in 2004 due to the film War Photographer, in which Nachtwey’s work is covered and shown. A selection of his photos can be seen at James Nachtwey’s homepage Witness, in which he portraits the reality in this world, giving those a face and a voice that weren’t heard or seen before.

I count James Nachtwey, both in his way of photography and his ideals in this genre, as one of my inspirations.