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Jared Atkins
Seattle, WA
Canon 5D Mark II

Can you give any advice on location hunting for landscape photography?

I typically start out by browsing through my Instagram and Tumblr feeds. Once I find a place that looks interesting I’ll start to dig a little deeper by searching through images based on that location. If it looks like a place that I think is worth checking out I’ll start planning how to get there.

Tumblr: @jaredatkinsphoto
Flickr: @jaredatkinsphotography
Instagram: @jaredatkins_

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Codes of the cosmos? (Image Source)

“Irrespective of origin, crop circles have acted as a catalyst to spirituality as we strive to understand the meaning and purpose. It has been said that these crop formations contain great wisdom and to mathematicians they represent the presence of an original and profoundly deep intelligence.”

** With all the focus on the creators in the past week, I thought it would also be a great time to show appreciation to all the wonderful curators out there. The people who work really hard to help share and promote the work of others. Without them our little world here on tumblr would hardly be seen at all. Below is just a small sample of some of them. Please feel free to reblog, add to, edit and insert your own message of appreciation to this post for your favourite curators!

photoworthseeing, beautifullyframed, mistymorningme, radivs, ponderation, refinedconcept, imiging, inspiringbitsandpieces, luxlit, lensblr-network, biutifulpics, gray-card, thephotgrapherssociety, camera-raw, westernshore, rivermusic, the-masterworks, wavemotions, drxgonfly,  morningsandevenings, 1512px, myutopianmind, earth-roamer, tect0nic, sonsofkerouac, boschintegral, sublim-ature, zosia24, -vvaste3, porcvpine, s-v-e-l-t-e, alphatherion, collectedx, original-photographers, amomentovbeauty, wolves-whales-and-waves, lovefromalgy, harryriddle21,  craftynature, moody-nature, andreduartereblogs,  etherealvistas,  beatutiful-and-mysterious-world, grimoireandfaeries, solorsystems, unmomentodiluce , ca-admires, telescopical, theoriginalplant, julesfalkhunter, morethanaheart, ms-excuse-me, theebrokenpath, theovernightguy, un-monde-de-papier, lions-in-the-ether, immortalgod

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Graeme Owsianski
Vancouver Island, Canada
Canon 5D Mark II | Canon 1-V 35mm

What sort of activities do you get up to on your wild adventures?

Exploring, hiking, fishing, surfing, motorcycling, swimming, canoeing and camping. There’s a lot of wilderness out there, get some and have fun!

Tumblr: @benchandcompass
Instagram: @graeme_o

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Parlez-vous Français?  

Métropolisson is a creative project by Parisian photographer Janol Apin that takes place on the many stations of the Paris Metro. Using the underground metro stops as the inspiration behind each image, Apin creates visual puns and anecdotal scenes that relate to their respective station names. (Image &Text Source)

Q: Please settle a dispute: does Kusama use stencils or other tools for works like “Yellow Trees”? Thanks! 

A: I originally assumed that stencils were used. Now, after close and intense observation, I have ruled them out. Kusama is obsessive in her mark-making and there are infinite variations in every line of circles in YELLOW TREES. And, I do not find logical repeats. Each tendril/stem is too individual. She may have used a compass to set the larger curves (pin-holes evident at points); however even these are not “regular.’ We must remember that Kusama has a very obsessive nature that is evident in her early infinity net paintings of the late 1950s.

Kusama exhibition curator David Kiehl answered questions today via Twitter for #askacurator day

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Yellow Trees, 1994. Acrylic on canvas, 63 13/16 x 153 9/16 in. (162.1 x 390 cm). Forever Museum of Contemporary Art. © Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London

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Dylan Furst
Bellingham, Washington
Canon EOS 6D

Tell us about the moment that you decide you wanted to pursue photography as your profession and what are you looking forward to over the next year as your photographic journey develops?

I never actually thought about pursuing it as a profession until It pretty much became my profession. It was always something I enjoyed doing in my spare time, I’m a big believer in keeping a balance between work and doing what you love. I never looked for paid assignments but I kept getting offers. I now eat, sleep, and breathe photography and I’m loving every minute of it. 

I have a couple photographic trips planned for this year, but mainly I’m most excited to keep exploring my backyard in the Pacific Northwest. There’s something new to see here every day. 

Tumblr: @furstyphoto

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Joram Nathanael
Switzerland
Minolta SR-T 101B | Rolleiflex F3.5 | Olympus XA-2 | Nikon F4

Please tell us about one of your adventures. What shenanigans do you get up to out there?

One of my greatest adventures was last year, when a friend and I drove from NYC to Santa Cruz with only our bicycles, a tent, gasoline cooker, and some cameras. We didn’t have support, only the friendly local people who let us camp in their gardens or on their ground. It was very spontaneous, we bought the bicycles in NYC, and a map of New Jersey. Then state after state, we bought some local road maps at gas stations and drove on small streets across the USA. Man! That was really rad.

Tumblr: @joramnathanael

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Photography by Ellie Davies.

Davies’ work which explores the interrelationship between the landscape and the individual. Forests are potent symbols in folklore, fairy tale and myth, places of enchantment and magic as well as of danger and mystery.

Making a variety of temporary and non-invasive interventions in the forest, Davies work places the viewer in the gap between reality and fantasy, creating spaces which encourage the viewer to re-evaluate the way in which their own relationship with the landscape is formed, the extent to which it is a product of cultural heritage or personal experience, and how this has been instrumental in their own identity. (from Artist Statement)

Curatorship

Many of you tumblrs out there aren’t disposed to posting original materials of your own, you either ‘reblog’ or search the internet for interesting works, or just post or reblog what catches your eye. Much like anyone that presses a shutter and captures an image, even if only once in their life, for that moment they are a photographer, and if you post other’s work, or reblog, you are then a curator. As a curator, you shoul do the same as any museum curator does, and make sure the material after acquisition is acquired and displayed properly, given appropriate attribution (credit), and supply all links or maintain the links, titles, captions or comments of the original artist. It’s just being polite, and actually it’s the way copyright laws are written, so not only polite, it’s also the law. please post and reblog responsibly.

Be aware, we artists do appreciate you promoting us. Few of us have the time to promote our selves. If we spend all of our time promoting, we wouldn’t be producing artwork to promote. As such your reblogs and researched posts are our life blood. That in mind, keep doing what you do, and never feel that what you’re doing is less important than the posts of any artist. You guys rock in your own way! Tumblr wouldn’t be as great as it is without you.

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Sam Weaver
Portland, OR
Canon 5D Mk II | Fuji X-E2

Your landscape photography is fantastic, but you also shoot downhill skateboarding events. Tell us a little about the sport and why you enjoy photographing it in such scenic environments.

For the most part it is skaters riding gravity down mountainous roads. I’m endlessly inspired by the way riders use and respond to the road. Even the roads themselves are inspiring, they can be beautiful structures designed to over come the brutality of nature. Seeing riders blast down an epic, scenic road is an art form unto itself. From a photographic stand point what’s not to like? Action, leading lines and a beautiful backdrop.

Tumblr: @theskatedistrict
Instagram: @skatedistrict

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