Michael Jang had been hired to take a photograph of each person who auditioned for the job of weather reporter at a San Francisco TV station, which was having a contest to fill the position: "In 1983, a local TV station held a contest for anyone who wanted a chance at reporting the weather. My role was to take head shots of contestants after each screen test. Five winners were chosen out of nearly one hundred applicants. The pictures were never used, but I developed the negatives anyway (without proofing them). These images had been lost until recently and I am seeing them for the very first time." "Summer Weather" is the series of these headshots, and they are a unique look at a very specific segment of 1980s life. Via: Design you trust/ Vintag.es
This heart-warming collaboration is a tribute to the playful bond between mother and daughter. Shot by Coco Amardeil, a Canadian commercial photographer based in Paris, "Crazy Mummy" is a personal project made in collaboration with her daughter Zhansaya. Together, the two bring their wild ideas to life as playful, editorial-quality images. Follow Amardeil and Zhan's adventures on Instagram.
Gilmar Silva is a Brazilian photographer, specialized in family photos, children's portraits or pregnancy photos, had the idea to show with humor the techniques used for his staging with a series of before/after. What an incredible difference between his photos and reality!
Japan continues to provide plenty of material when it comes to bizarre trends. The latest? Vacuum-packed wedding photos.
Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi'songoing photo series will take your breath away, literally. Titled "Flesh Love", it features bizarre portraits of couples tightly encased inside vacuum-sealed plastic bags. According to Kawaguchi, it's a way for people to express "how close and in love they are".
The process involved is simple, albeit risky. Couples are first covered in lube to avoid friction with the plastic. A vacuum then sucks out all the air inside, sealing the lovebirds in an uncomfortable cocoon of love. Kawaguchi then runs to his camera to snap two quick photos before telling his assistant to open the bag. The pairs have to hold their breath for 10 seconds or more, before being handed a can of oxygen. A medic is also on standby just in case things go awry. Wow!