GUP MAGAZINE OPEN CALL

GUP CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH AN OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

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This is big. GUP Magazine will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, in October. To celebrate the occasion, we're announcing an OPEN CALL from photographers worldwide for issue #47, which will hit streets in November just after our anniversary date.

GUP Magazine is printed with each issue centred around a theme, with photo series, books, interviews and articles chosen for the issue based primarily on their relationship to that theme. For this reason, submissions are typically not accepted for the print issue, which makes the anniversary issue’s open call a unique opportunity for photo-based artists who wish to see their images appear in a high-quality print publication. The open call does not require that photographers adhere to a given theme, but rather they are encouraged to submit coherent and well-developed conceptual photo series containing a minimum of ten images. Both established and emerging photographers are encouraged to submit, though preference will be given to series that have not previously been published.

Submissions are typically not accepted for the print issue, which makes the anniversary issue’s open call a unique opportunity

The submissions period opens on June 1, 2015 and will close August 31, 2015. Photographers worldwide of any age and professional stature are invited to submit their photo series. There are no requirements related to the theme of the submissions nor aesthetic style, the series should only be contemporary and conceptual art photography.

Up to 10 photo series may be selected for inclusion in GUP’s anniversary issue, depending on the quality of submissions. Artists who are selected for the issue will be notified by mid-October 2015.

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Documenting Kiev’s new ravers Photographer Lesha Berezovskiy

Photography Lesha Berezovskiy | Text Anastasiia Fedorova

You remember Kiev from news reports of the revolution last year when droves of young people joined the rebellion against the corrupt government. The battle on the street has finished but the spirit lives on, particularly amongst a growing generation of artist and photographers (see: Vova VorotniovGorsadSasha Kurmaz) merging personal politics into their works alongside prolific underground rave and music scenes that could easily be the best in the world.

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Source (http://www.dazeddigital.com)

WORLD PRESS PHOTO 15 Brisbane Poweerhouse

Jimage erome Sessini

Jimage erome Sessini

See the personal and the political explored by award-winning photojournalists from around the world.

The 58th annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the globe’s top press photographers and showcases the world’s best press photos in categories ranging from news to nature and portraiture photography.

This year 5,692 photographers from 131 countries submitted 97,912 images across eight categories in the competition.

The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year was awarded to Mads Nissen of Scanpix/Panos Pictures. The image shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, experiencing an intimate yet dangerous moment in St. Petersburg, Russia – a place known for its firm anti-LGBTQ stance.

For LGBTQ communities in Russia, life is becoming increasingly difficult. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the world’s most compelling photographs.

You’re invited to view the exhibit at the Opening Night Celebrations on Fri 07 August at 6pm.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored by Canon.

TIMES           Mon   9am–5pm   Tue–Sun 9am–9pm

VENUE         Brisbane Powerhouse Foyers + Turbine Studio

TICKETS      FREE

GEAR REVIEW // Leica M-P 240 & Voigtlander 50mm Nokton f/1.1 -

By OZ YILMAZ

Leica lenses are legendary and durable yet some of these legendary lenses are beyond most people's budgets. For example, Leica Noctilux with an aperture of f/0.95 sells over 4 digits in U.S. dollar terms. Of course, there can only be a limited number of these amazing lenses in production which of course results in a production cost that some would consider expensive or unattainable.

Personally, I feel there is nothing like a Leica Noctilux whether it is made in the 60's or now. They provide a tool that no other lens can provide with an aperture setting of f/0.95 one can attain a very shallow depth of field. For most everyday users this option may not be very exciting feature, especially if one is using this lens at apertures other then widest f stop. 

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Source (http://www.leica-review.com)

PHOTOGRAPHER SAM HERD A Touch of Old Glass

'The Man maketh the image (or women)'. 

I know many of us  megageekles like to point out the benefits of pixelcount and distortion ratio and Zeiss vs this or that. Sufice to say way back In 2001 Professionalas all salivated over the Nikon D1X and its 5.3 effective mega-pixels. Everything proffesional fashion, Sports, Social documentary, whatever was shot using it so end of story. 

Now that gripes out of the way, and we all agree great pictures have been taken on below par equipment (compared to todays standards), I will say, sometimes 'Equipment does Maketh the Man (or women) kinda'  

Sam Herd is one talented photographer and although he primarily does weddings, he just nails a Portrait whenever he has the oportunity. One part of his kit is an interesting one, a Nikkor 50mm f/1.2. It has helped create a style and look like a fingerprint on his pictures. His diliberate choice of the Manual Nikkor definetly 'Maketh the Image'

Gary Sinise by Sam Herd

The Story

I overslept. A long night the previous evening judging a print competition for the Capital Hill Photographers group had me in bed way later than usual. I knew Gary Sinise would be speaking at the National Press Club 9am-10am for a breakfast luncheon, but had completely forgotten that driving down from Baltimore to DC in the mornings can be Amrgeddeon (see what i did there…?!). Out the door at 8:15am and who pulls in my driveway? None other than the electrician that was going to be doing work on my house the entire day! He needed me to run through the detailed list I had e-mailed him of all the work. So, there goes another 15 mins. 8:30am and I’m in my car. Pulling out I hear the nicest sounding nightmare I could imagine – gas alert sound came on as I was running on empty. Pull around to my closest gas station and it’s totally full. Pull around to the second closest and I finally put $20 in and speed away. Traffic is looking dicey. Puts me where I need to be at 10:11am – 11 mins after Sinise is done addressing the press and supposed to be doing photos. Tapping up my collection of Waze, Tom-Tom, Google Maps, and Apple Maps I decide that Tom-Tom would be the best approach and head on.

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Source (http://www.samhurdphotography.com/)

2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winner JH Engström

Engström wins it with the series Tout Va Bien.   

The depiction of the relationship between man and their environment in a series of photographs captured with incisive powers of observation is and remains the mission of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Leica Camera AG is presenting the prestigious awards for the 35th time and now, in 2015, has increased the value of the cash prizes once again. The winners of this year’s competition have now been chosen.

First place in the main category, honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and a Leica M camera and lens, goes to JH Engström for his series titled Tout Va Bien.

Tout Va Bien does not handle a concrete subject in the traditional sense. The Swedish photographer JH Engström intends his project to be seen much more as visual poetry – a photographic narrative with strong autobiographical elements. Despite this, it does not exclusively depict aspects of his own life. Tout Va Bien is a sequence of widely differing images. The winning series includes both portraits and landscapes, as well as bizarre snapshots like the photograph of the birth of his twins. The photographer also switches between exposures in black and white and colour. Engström plays with contrasts and leaves it to viewers to find their own ways of reading and interpreting each picture. The complete project comprises 90 images and will be published in book form by Aperture in July.

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 Source (http://en.leica-camera.com)

The Ricoh GR II Camera Brings Subtle Upgrades to a Street Photography Machine

It may not have a fancy full-frame sensor like the new $3,800 Leica Q, but the Ricoh GR II has an extremely strong street photography heritage. Now, it also has Wifi and a few more slight upgrades to round out its feature set. At its core is the same APS-C sensor that came before it, with a 16-megapixel resolution. The lens is the same, too, giving a roughly 28mm field of view with a maximum aperture of F/2.8. They’re not upgrades, sure, but those were both features we really liked about the first, so that’s not necessarily a negative. READ & SEE MORE

It may not have a fancy full-frame sensor like the new $3,800 Leica Q, but the Ricoh GR II has an extremely strong street photography heritage. Now, it also has Wifi and a few more slight upgrades to round out its feature set.

At its core is the same APS-C sensor that came before it, with a 16-megapixel resolution. The lens is the same, too, giving a roughly 28mm field of view with a maximum aperture of F/2.8. They’re not upgrades, sure, but those were both features we really liked about the first, so that’s not necessarily a negative.

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Source (http://www.popphoto.com)

Why Street Photography is Facing a Moment of Truth by Sean O'Hagan

It took root in New York in the 60s and 70s with compelling images of street life that captured the heart of the city. But anxieties about privacy, terrorism, and paedophilia have conspired to make the art of street photography ever more difficult. Sean O'Hagan recalls the movement's heyday and charts today's pioneers

Oxford Street, 2006, by Matt Stuart. Observer

Back in the 1960s, when New York was the centre of street photography, the main practitioners of the form would sometimes cross paths. Lee Friedlander was friends with Garry Winogrand who often met Joel Meyerowitz as they crisscrossed Manhattan and beyond on the prowl for pictures that caught the city's tempo, its myriad everyday dramas, and its citizens at work and at play.

In terms of personality, Winogrand was easily the most aggressive. Friedlander later said of him, only half-joking, "He was a bull of a man and the world was his china shop." Meyerowitz later recalled how Winogrand "set a tempo on the street so strong that it was impossible not to follow it. It was like jazz. You just had to get in the same groove."

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Source (http://www.theguardian.com)

10 Tips on Street Photography by Pau Ll. Buscató

Pau Ll. Buscató is a street photographer based out of Barcelona, Spain, now roaming the streets of Oslo, Norway. We love his style (one of his NYC shots is the cover of this year’s EyeEm Festival & Awards) so we asked Pau to share some of his tips on how to get into taking photos on the streets.

From the desk of Pau Ll. Buscató:

Street Photography is difficult and demanding, but at the same time very rewarding when you collect the fruits of your hard work. It asks you to be 100% into it but the average rate of really successful shots is around 0,1% or less. That means you’ll need a lot of patience and persistence.

The EyeEm team asked me to write a list of important things to have in mind when approaching this kind of photography, and here are 10 that have helped me in both practical and more inspirational ways. Scroll down to read them!

1. Avoid gear distractions

Minimising your photo equipment to the basics will help you focus on what really matters: the photographs. Pick one camera/lens and stick to it for a long time in order to master it and use it instinctively on the streets.

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SOURCE (http://blog.eyeem.com)