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Blending photography and graphic design - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance photographer Dean Dorat has a particularly distinctive style. As a creative who was used to playing around with all sorts of portraits, words, signs, shots from the street and other types of creations, her work has always been incredibly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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2021 Photography Trends that will blow (out) your mind

Poor photographers. Them and video makers were possibly among the most hit creatives in 2020, forced to stay indoors and having to live with loads of unpleasant consequences of this social-distancing situation. But we know creatives, don’t we?...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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I can’t imagine a life without photography

We can usually trace back our own passions to a very specific moment in time. For some, it was the first time they were asked to write a story as a school assignment - leading to a career in writing. For photographer Marcus Peel, it was the moment he...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Exploring the theatrical photography of Jamie Isbell

Maybe it's the fact that he works as a creative lead for the National Theatre. But the capacity of Jamie Isbell to capture the moment, wrapping entire stories and characters within one frame, is absolutely incredible. Jamie has had the chance to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Diving into Owen Peters' photography

What to do when you can't excel at something but would still like to get involved? Look at it from another perspective. Freelance photographer Owen Peters wasn't "very good" at skating, and so he decided he would rather document his friends'...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The evocative photography of Theofilos Koutroumanis

Photographer Theofilos Koutroumanis has done a lot in his life, from owning a bar to working in advertising and publishing. But when someone asked him to take pictures during a party night in his own bar, that was enough of a wake-up call for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: Love of People in Adam Shaw's Photography

One would guess the pandemic is hurting extroverts way more than the other end of the spectrum, but freelance photographer Adam Shaw is the living proof that that is really not the case. Though he declares himself an introvert by nature, Adam loves...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Member Spotlight: Perou's Piercing Photography

Anarchic bonfire nights don’t come up often in modern civilisation, but they are said to ignite sparks of creativity in willing minds. Mr Perou’s photography has secured a special place in our hearts since we first laid eyes on it, crisp...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Member Spotlight: Joseph Ford’s photography makes people disappear

Photographer Joseph Ford’s subjects include dynamite fishing, butterflies flying out of people's mouths, a railway line merging into a zipper and a crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers, but a series that also stands out is his Knitted...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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World Cleanup Day 2019: Zero waste and plastic-free photography

Can a photo save the world? With World Clean Up Day taking place on the 21 September, explore tips by top Shutterstock photographers on how they empower environmental issues through powerful images. When UK photographer ​Kev Gregory​ made his...

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Women in Photography: Diane Arbus

“My favourite thing, is to go where I’ve never been” Diane Arbus has been called sensational, bizarre, unique. Her distinctive and unusual subjects and gritty techniques make her images instantly recognisable, even amongst the...

Posted by: Lobster
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Women in Photography: Dorothea Lange

“That frame of mind that you need to make fine pictures of a very wonderful subject, you cannot do it by not being lost yourself.” No other photographer captured the struggles, emotions and consequences of the great depression era than...

Posted by: Lobster
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Women in Photography: Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro is a name that many do not know, but perhaps one that they should. Born Gerta Pohorylle to a Jewish family in Stuttgart, Gerda would become one of the first female photojournalists to cover a war from the frontlines, and tragically would...

Posted by: Lobster
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Traiblazers: Striking still life photography with Matthew Town

After graduating, Matthew Town’s portrait work was published in the British Journal of Photography, The Guardian and exhibited in Daniel Cooney’s emerging artist exhibition in New York. Impresive. But slowly Matthew's interest was turning...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trailblazers: Everyday truths in the photography of Sophie Harris-Taylor

Sophie Harris-Taylor is an emerging photographer from London whose work explores both the relationships we have with ourselves and those we have with others. Truth and honesty are common themes in her work, as reflected in her decision to shoot only...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Creative Review Photography Annual now open for entries

We're very happy to announce that Creativepool have come on board as a media partner for the CR Photography Annual this year. The Creative Review Photography Annual 2015 is now open for entries, accepting work from students and independent...

Posted by: Creative Review
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Workshop

Photography 411: Orientation and viewpoint

It might seem obvious, which way up to hold your camera, but there’s a lot more to orientation and viewpoint than simply not taking too many pictures of your feet. Change where you are in relation to your subject or how you frame them and you...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Macro photography of individual snowflakes by Alexey Kljatov

Russian based photographer Alexey Kljatov takes us on an incredible magical journey to discover the true beauty and uniqueness of every snowflakes. Capturing individual snowflakes on a glass surface or woollen fabrics and then lighting them by an...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Now And Then. Photography of NYC

Marc Hermann is a professional news photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After several years of casually dabbling in video and post-production, Hermann picked up a still camera in 1996, at the age of 14, and has been hooked ever since....

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Amazing Macro Photography Of The Human Eye

When I think of an eye, (which I find to be the most interesting part of the human body), I think of a smooth, flat surface... I am very wrong! Photographer Suren Manvelyan shows us just how textured they can be with this unique series of images....

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Incredible Photography Self Portraits by 14-Year-Old Boy

We are blown away by talent! Especially when it comes from a teenager! Zev from Massachusetts is only 14-years-old and is already taking the photography world by storm with his unique and simply stunning photo manipulations. Going by the nickname...

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CP Loves... Eye of the beholder. History's most powerful photography.

by Magnus Shaw The internet is full of hyperbole. Social media in particular. 'The funniest video ever!', 'The best song of all time!' - in a rush to draw attention to their tiny corner of the web, users understandably become overexcited and...

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Industry

The adorable little homemaker of Rothco and Woodie's - #BehindTheIdea

Who remembers the Acts of Homemaking campaign from Woodie's? It was one of the highlights of the 2020 Christmas ads, and a chance for Woodie's and Rothco to tell a lovely story about the kindness of a neighbourhood at Christmas time. Arguably, 2020...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Meet 10 Female Directors Helping Close the Gender Gap in Adland

It’s no secret that female creatives have been overlooked, under employed and under utilised in the film, music, and media industries for decades. Even with the onslaught of rising female creators and content being driven towards the female...

Posted by: Bopper
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Industry

Word to the Winners of Annual 2020 - #AnnualSpotlight

To say 2020 was an eventful start to the decade would be a tremendous understatement. We've seen the industry come together even while apart, as a pandemic brought about one of the biggest social crises in the history of humanity and protests for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Of big cats and ambitions - #AnnualSpotlight

Mr Perou entered the Creativepool community like a comet piercing through the night sky. His stunning photography left an everlasting mark in our hearts since the date he joined, to the point that we were quite thrilled to see him enter Annual 2020...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

How HarrimanSteel invited the industry to "fly its flag" - #BehindTheIdea

To say that 2020 was a year of tumult is easily an understatement. With lockdowns, BLM protests and increasing awareness about climate change, it truly was an incredible start of the decade and one during which brands learned how to embrace purpose...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The Reverse Selfie of Dove and Ogilvy – #BehindTheIdea

Dove has become an incredibly well-known brand for challenging the established standards of "beauty" and promoting natural beauty across all ages. With this campaign by Ogilvy, the brand reached entirely new heights. The video campaign below shows a...

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Features

Exclusive Judges Insight: How to Craft a Perfect Annual 2021 Entry

The Annual 2021 deadline is now little more than a week away. Like every year, entries have been flowing in from all over the industry, and if you are thinking about putting the finishing touches on your entries, you are probably not alone in...

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Features

Can creativity change the world?

How can creatives change the world? We are just about coming out of a society-shattering pandemic, one that brought a cataclysmic series of changes into our daily habits. With the gap between consumers and brands now shrinking by the day, the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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