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Daily Life In Nepal: The Vibrant Colors Of Kathmandu (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 29, 2014

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A Nepalese woman tries on a traditional Nepali cap on her son at Ason Market in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Ason Market is a traditional market and one of the oldest and popular markets in Katmandu. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP) nepal daily life

A Nepalese girl looks for snails, used for medicinal purpose, in a paddy field on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP)  Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet Fuji, The 3-Year-Old Photographer Who Will Steal Your Heart (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2013

Nigerian photographer Onafujiri “Fuji” Remet made a name for himself earlier this summer when his work was showcased in a Lagos exhibition.

Aside from his curious eye and ability to capture the color and motion of Nigerian street life, Remet received attention for his miniature stature — he is three years old after all.

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Yes, you read that right. Little Fuji learned to man a Sony SLR before most of us could spell our names. His photos capture everything from street vendors to family portraits, from an unusually pint-sized vantage point.

Fuji’s early initiation to the art world can be attributed to his creative family. His father and two older sisters are artists as well. At present, the ambitious young photographer has 3,000 images to his name, according to Visual News. Not bad for a toddler, but Remet’s father has even bigger hopes for his budding child prodigy.

“I hope he grows up to become a larger than life photographer, who’ll explore his natural platform to impact remarkably on the course of humanity,” he told CNN.

Although Fuji may be one of the youngest artists we’ve featured on The Huffington Post Arts&Culture page, he is certainly not the only youngun to explore his creative side. Six-year-old Shorya Mahanot shows a striking resemblance to a young Jackson Pollock while eleven-year-old Autumn de Forest works in a pop art state of mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Photographer’s Son’s Cuteness Is Just Unbearable

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 25, 2012

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Our hearts melted when we came across a photo of toddler Ethan and had to share with the world (you can thank us after you click through the gallery). We’ve had quite a few contenders that could be entered into a “most adorable baby ever”competition here on HuffPost Parents, but Ethan has a few advantages — chubby cheeks, hipster sweaters and a photographer dad, Dotun Ayodeji. Sometimes, when you’re that cute and your parent is a talented photographer, the “OMG” factor can be almost too much to handle. (More proof: Kayla, Kristin and Henry). Click through the slideshow below, say AWW for as long as you need, then let us know in the comments — who are the cute kids in your life?

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Sachigusa Yasuda’s ‘Aerial’ Exhibition Mixes Meditation And Thrills (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 22, 2012

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Lately we have noticed two photography trends driving the internet wild. We’re seeing many photographers riff off the360-degree panoramic photo, and we’re also seeing people take life-threatening risks to get the perfect shotSachigusa Yasuda weaves these two photography movements into one with her breathtaking “Aerial” collection.

The Tokyo-born, New York-based artist seeks out the top story of skyscrapers around the world, captures them, and re-forms them. Although the idea is poetic, the technique is more meticulous; some of the composite photos thread 300 shots together. Yet the result, a seamless kaleidoscopic explosion of skyscrapers, is both dazzling and dizzying. The 360-views evoke both the tranquility that comes from pure solitude and the thrill of soaring, and possibly falling. Look closely at each image and you can sense Yasuda’s inner state, whether fear, awe or peace of mind.

The Japanese photographer’s work focuses on the powers of perspective, how our physical bodies, standpoints and memories shape the way we see the world. In this respect they mirror Japanese paintings from the Edo period, in which the physical world becomes a projection of the artist’s active mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leica 0-Series Camera Sold For $2.8 Million At Austrian Auction

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 15, 2012


This past weekend at an auction the BBC reported that an 89-year-old Leica camera recently sold to an anonymous bidder for the princely sum of 2.16m euros (nearly $3,000,000). This camera is one of 12 surviving models of the legendary 0-Series, and was originally made in 1923 as an early prototype for the compact and durable Leica A. Read the rest of this entry »

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World’s Biggest Photo: 272 Gigapixel Image Made With Canon 7D Camera

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 30, 2012


272 Gigapixel Image Biggest In World
You’re looking at the world’s largest photo.

The whopping shot of Shanghai is 272 gigapixels, and was made with a £1000 Canon 7D Camera.

It’s size outshines a 70 gigapixel (70 billion pixels) whopper of Budapest, an 80 gigapixel image of London , a remarkable 26 gigapixel image of Dresden and an 8 gigapixel image of the Milky Way.

To compare the shot you your average household digital camera snaps shots, they usually come up between two and 20 megapixels.

The amazingly detailed image won a competition to create the world’s largest digital photo.

It’s not just one shot though, the massive image is 12,000 photos stitched together.

So how big is a 272 gigapixel image exactly? 1 gigapixel is 1000 megapixels, which is 1 billion pixels. So we’re looking at 272 billion pixels, which is large enough to cover 7000 billboards. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Massoud Hossaini

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 17, 2012

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Tarana Akbari, 12, screams after a suicide bombing at the Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 6, 2011.

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Columbia University has announced the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners—and they include Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini, whose picture of a girl reacting to a suicide bombing took the title in the category of breaking news photography.

The explosion of which the young girl, Tarana Akbari, is a survivor killed more than 70 people. Among the dead were seven of Akbari’s own family members, who had traveled to Kabul in honor of the holiday of Ashura; nine of her other relatives were wounded. The Pulitzer announcement calls the photograph, featured here, “heartbreaking.” Hossaini, who works with Agence France-Presse, is a native of Kabul and was raised in Iran. He was a political activist prior to taking up a camera and got his start photographing Afghan refugees living in his adopted country. He returned to his home country in 2002 and is still based there. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Whole Universe In One Photo

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 4, 2012

Comment: Thanks NASA for giving opportunity to have a look to the whole universe sitting on chair:

Nasa has unveiled an astounding new image of our galactic neighbourhood – a new star atlas for the entire universe.

The atlas includes a catalogue of the entire infrared sky, over half a billion stars, galaxies and more captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.

Edward Wright, WISE principal investigator at UCLA, said: “Today, WISE delivers the fruit of 14 years of effort to the astronomical community.” Wright began working on the WISE mission in 1998.

Made up of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light, the new image captures everything from nearby asteroids to distant galaxies. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Flying Baby

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 22, 2012

Henry first flew last summer.

Exhausted and bored on an assignment, photographer Rachel Hulin, Henry’s mother, thought it would be fun to make her baby fly. So Henry flew.

“The photo was sort of magical in an unexpected way and I wanted to make more,” Hulin said. She posted the photograph on Facebook and soon there was a flurry of comments. “Some people like the cute ones, some people like the spooky ones,” she said. “It’s an interesting litmus test.”

Hovering above a bed in a hotel, through a barn and into a shower, the flying baby photographs transcend cute and slip into the surreal. “I felt like the pictures could show the world that babies inhabit that is all their own,” Hulin said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jason Hawkes’ Amazing Aerial Photography (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 14, 2012

Ever wondered what your house looks like from a bird’s-eye view? What about a home in Menorca or an ultra-modern neighborhood in Hong Kong? Jason Hawkes is a London-based photographer who has specialized in aerial photography since 1991. His latest portfolio showcases incredible photos of neighborhood patterns around the world.

“Looking down on the towns, cities, villages and seeing the patterns of the housing is something that always amazes me. Its often as if some town planner has sat down and thought now what I really must achieve is create a pattern that can only be seen from above,” Hawkes writes on his website.

He explains to the Daily Mail that the photos were taken on shoots for another project. “Homes in the UK tend to all be very low rise — typically just two stories and all with some kind of garden, big or small. But I just love the very abstract nature of the apartment blocks in Hong Kong,” he said.

Take a look at some of Hawkes’ amazing shots in the slideshow below.

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Year In Photos: 2011 Uprisings And Protests

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 21, 2011

The day a young fruit-seller, tired of corruption and sick of constant humiliation, set himself ablaze in Tunisia, he also sparked a wave of protests that would rattle countries around the world. In 2011, people on nearly every continent took to the streets to express frustration with their leaders, parties, and ruling regimes. In several cases, 2011’s protests led to revolutionary changes.

In Egypt, thousands of demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square defied a brutal regime crackdown and toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. The ousted president is currently standing trial in Cairo for corruption and killing protesters, while Egypt is in the midst of its first free and democratic elections.

Libya saw an end to four decades of rule by eccentric Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his family. In a spectacular game of cat-and-mouse, rebel fighters hunted down Gaddafi as they captured loyalist strongholds city-by city, ultimately killing the colonel and one of his sons near the city of Sirte.

In Yemen, protesters camped out daily in the streets of Sana’a, uncompromisingly demanding the resignation of president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Last month, the president promised to hand over power in a landmark deal. Saleh had ruled Yemen for 33 years.

However, protests in many other parts of the world rage on.

Inspired by the events in Egypt and Libya, Syrian demonstrators hit the streets in March 2011, demanding democratic reforms and political participation. Yet the regime of Bashar Assad has reacted by ordering a brutal crackdown that has left more than 5,000 people dead so far.

In 2011, pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain also were met with brutal violence. Demonstrators and medical professionals who took care of the injured were arrested and persecuted.


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Rural Bull Racing Image Wins Channel 4 And Bliphoto ‘Momentum’ Sports Photography Prize

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 12, 2011

A dramatic and visceral depiction of the Bengali sport of bull racing has won top prize in a new photography competition.

The action-packed shot, taken by amateur photographer Partha Pratim Saha in West Bengal, was praised for its “dynamism” by the judges of the inaugural Momentum prize.

Bull racing, known locally as Moichhara, is popular in rural Bengal, and takes place in muddy paddy fields before sowing begins in the monsoon. A pair of bulls are ridden by a single jockey in the high-stakes pastime.

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2010 Winners

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 29, 2010

Really terrific.
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