Artist Watch - Ali Ertürk PART 1
Ali is a San Francisco based photographer with a gallery full of amazing photographic art pieces. He has everything from hectic urban environments and peaceful seaside villages to desert rocks and cave scenery. It’s a diverse portrayal of both the natural and synthetic simultaneously. If you’re wondering how he pulls off his impressive work, he frequently uses a modern technique called “High Dynamic Range Imaging”, often also abbreviated as HDR or HDRI. HDRI “is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.” This becomes apparent as the light trails of vehicles blur along the streets in some of his images. Ali also does portrait and wedding photography should someone request that. Check out Ali’s facebook page as well as his deviantART account. Ali is one heck of a must-see photographer so don’t hesitate to look him up.
“Based at the Underwater Stage, Pinewood Studios, Phoebe specialises in behind-the-scenes underwater stills and video for feature film, TV and commercials.” Her work is both ambient and fluid and she has done work for a plethora of different things including (but not limited to): BBC News, Casino Royale, Harry Potter VI and VII, and The Guardian. Check Phoebe out by visiting her website.
Berndnaut is a Dutch artist who has created some very interesting photography pieces often involving indoor clouds. He “uses a smog machine and carefully adjusted room temperature and humidity to provide the perfect conditions for clouds to form.” The end result is breathtaking and surreal. Be sure to check out this incredible artist to stay up to date.
A photography series documenting various innocent pranks. Don’t worry, anything in this art series done by me will strictly follow these rules:
1) No intentional slandering
2) Nothing permanent - must be easily removed by others
3) Nothing illegal
Artist’s Note: This project is more documentational than artistic because in order to execute these pranks I need to be sneaky and quick. The time to set up each individual shot is very limited and each idea for a shot is somewhat spontaneous. Often times I have to settle for photos that are less artistically sound than my other work. Either way it is still pretty amusing.