Happy smiling and laughing group of indian boys in the streets of Sabalpura, Rajasthan, India. Real People Editorial Portraits.
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Happy young girl relaxing on summer meadow with a cute smile.
Click here to see more Images around the topics: Family Life, Schhool, Education, Boys, Little Girls Photos.
New mixediStockphoto Images: End of March 2011 Stock Photo Update:
…with a über-late happy new year to everybody following my photo blog. As I travelled between christmas 2010 and yesterday, there was simply no time for updates and answering emails…In the meantime a bunch of photos uploaded in late 2010 got accepted into my iStockphoto portfolio. So here are some samples of newly added images…stay tuned for a lot more photos to come in the next weeks and months.
Circle Squared, Modern Geisha Portrait
Disco Dance Japanese Night Club Party
Meditation Young Japanese Man Sitting in Zen Garden
Arctic North Polar Iceberg Greenland during Sunrise
Camel Safari in the Desert
Indian Elephant Convoy Amber Palace Jaipur
Arctic Polar Icebergs at Sunrise Greenland
India Hands of the Poor
A collection of mixed new images uploaded in september 2010:
Small Chapel Hawaii
Igloo Arctic West Greenland
Angry Attacking Policemen Trapped Criminal
Happy Children and Teacher Discovery in the Nature
Igloo Arctic West Greenland
Arctic Sunrise Iceberg North West Greenland
Kauai Island Waimea Canyon View Hawaii
Beautiful Kaanapali Beach Maui Hawaii
Beautiful Sunset Hawaiian Palm Tree
Sultan Qaboos Al Alam Palace Masqat Oman
Greenland Arctic Collection: Nuuk, Ilulissat and more.
Oman Collection: Masqat, Desert, Landscapes, Travel
Hawaii Collection: Maui, Oahi and Kauai
Turkey Collection: Istanbul and more.
Roads, Streets, Highways – Country and City.
Madness, Crazy, Surreal and Bizarre People and Scenes
After Labour Day (1st may in europe) my photoblog update shows no beauty, no models, no majestic landscapes – just life 100% pure and uncut.
Six months ago I made a trip to Istanbul for the Istanbul Editorial Getty & iStockalypse Workshop (November 2009). During those days I visited the Gypsies of Sulukule. In November many Gypsies still lived in their meanwhile destroyed homes. Here are some portraits of children, workers and families in the demolished sulukule area of istanbul. For some background informations about the Gypsies of Sulukule – here is an article from “The Huffington Post“ Newspaper.
“ISTANBUL — They lived for almost 1,000 years around the remains of Istanbul’s Byzantine walls. But when they were forced to leave, the gypsies of Sulukule only found out about their eviction from the journalists flocking to their shantytowns to cover the story. “We heard from the media that the neighborhood would be destroyed to make way for luxury residential developments,” Mehmet Asim Hallaq, 55, a spokesman for the ongoing campaign opposing the removal. “This is a kind of aesthetic assimilation they’re trying to impose on us.”
It is all part of what locals call the “Dubaification of Istanbul.” Kemal Ataturk’s secular Turkish republic has strived to put water between its Ottoman Empire precursor and the European vision it harbors of itself. With Turkey’s beaches beating Spain to second place as the holiday choice of Britons for the first time last summer, a real estate boom has swept across the country.
Istanbul’s gypsies say they have inhabited Sulukule ever since the 11th century, when their Roma ancestors arrived in Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium. Their presence is recorded in sources that describe how they lived in black tents, practicing fortune telling, playing music and dancing at the city’s feasts. When Istanbul fell to the Ottoman conquerors in 1453, it was the Sulukule Gate that was first breached, while many of the Ottoman cannons and other artillery were forged by the contingents of Roma metal workers and smiths that were part of the Ottoman army. Istanbul is in the throes of massive redevelopment, as Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, a former mayor of the city, seeks to transform it into a regional tourist and financial hub. Massive commercial projects are springing up along Istanbul’s coastline, with luxury residential apartments, a cruise docking area and an “Ottoman-style market” being constructed in one port area. In the financial district of Levent, United Arab Emirates construction companies are throwing up skyscrapers such as a controversial project called “Dubai Towers — Istanbul.”
Solukule’s moneyless gypsies are the big losers.
Some Portraits I took from the people living in Sulukule.
Istanbul 2010 – The European Capital of Culture 2010.
Had no time to shoot new images in december 2009 yet. Just not enough time to ‘take my camera out’, so i`m using the little remaining time in between appointments to go through images from summer and autumn this year to process, finish and upload them to iStockphoto. My time schedule will be better soon – starting from early january 2010 – as I’ll gain more time to take photos after the new home is finished and I moved into it in early january 2010. Can`t wait to finally (partly) close this years-long task. Meanwhile here are some new images uploaded in early december.
Pumpjack Oil Pump Canada
Grand Central Station New York City Travellers
Victorious Poker Team
Ortakoy Mosque in Istanbul
New York City – The Big Apple Collection
People: Screaming, Yelling & Shouting
Squares – Square Format Photo Collection
Attractive Couples, Women and Men, Group and Teams.
My very first royality managed image has of course to be one shot of my son Finn! He`s in my portfolio from the very beginning, when I started to contribute to iStockphoto back in September 2005. Now after 4 years my first Royality Managed photo simply has to be him as my model. If you like to see the last years, check this lightbox: Child collection – Life of a Boy.
So here it is: My first image in ‘The Image Bank” Getty Images RM Collection. Way to go…. Yipppppieeee!
Some more images I recently added to my iStockphoto Portfolio:
…is found! Thank to Gremlin! He mailed me the 2006 Attendee Badge from my first iStockalypse Event in Slovenia I attended in 2006 in the city of Ljubljana. I got this scan right after visiting the HQ in Calgary in Mid August. Thanks!!
So now the collection is complete (and blog page updated). The HQ’Lypse Badge from Calgary – Canada August 2009 will be scanned soon. Recently I updated my Facebook Fanpage more frequently than my blog here. You can find the Mlenny Facebook Page here.
Finally a short update of new images from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After the iStockalypse HQ Event in Calgary I had some time to travel around Alberta. Visited Drumheller, Horseshoe Canyon, Kananaskis, Banff, Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefields. It was simply not enough time to make it to Vancouver. So I ‘left’ that city for an own trip in the near future – Nuno & Randy you can already start cleaning up your houses for that future trip… – Here are the first images from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the landscapes around Alberta, Drumheller and the Banff National Park.
Canada Collection: Banff, Calgary, Drumheller, Rocky Mountains
Game Over – No Way Out
Karaoke Group of Friends Singing Together
Children and Teacher in a Butterflies Life
Beautiful Highway Rocky Mountains
Hoodoos Drumheller Canada
Canada in Squares:
if you made it scrolling down here, you maybe noticed that I catched the famousSasquatch in a very private moment. Maybe I should send this unique (and sharp!) shot to National Geographic instead of blogging it here :-)
No digital photo camera produces the beautiful square image format out of the box. Even the newest MF Digital Backs produce rectangle images. The difference between those worlds is that all Full-Frame or APS-C Format DSLR`s have the 3:2 image format and MF Digital Backs/Cameras, like Hasselblad, PhaseOne or Leaf or capture the 4:3 image format. This is due to the old film/slide format of 36mm x 24mm (for SLR`s) and 60mm x 45mm (for MF Cameras). So the old image formats from the 20th century went nearly 1:1 into the digital cameras.
The beautiful, classical 60mm x 60mm MF Format was dropped in the evolution of digital cameras as there is unfortunatly no “square digital sensor” available in the market. So cropping is as of today the only way to get the beautiful square format. And this has to be done on your computer after the image is already captured. I really would like to see a kind of viewfinder or focus-screen addition for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica etc. or the MF camera bodies which shows me only a square (or at least the borders of a square) in the viewfinder. That would be so useful for the composition while shooting an image and I can`t imagine that this might be “rocket-science” to develop. If you know where to get such a viewfinder screen or another good solution to see “the square” while taking the photo drop my an e-mail.
In the meantime Lightroom, Photoshop or Phocus have to do the job after the shot. In my iStockphoto Portfolio you find nearly 700 Squares.
And here are some examples out of the ‘people in a square’ collection:
Here you find the mid february update of recently uploaded images to my istockphoto portfolio. Have fun overlooking my new additions.
Here are some examples of fresh images i uploaded in the last weeks of may:
3 Squares, 3 Generations:
Sports: Inline Skating, Basketball, Pool and Soccer
Natura, Desert Landscapes:
Examples of New Images (Mixed Topics)
Portraits, Mixed Scenes, Landscape & Scenics Examples:
And three New Categpries / Lightboxes of my Images:
Here is the first issue of sold & found in 2008:
Episiode III of Mlenny Portfolio in Action.
Thanks again to all of you e-mailing me or sitemailing me in iStockphoto. Here you see the usage of some of my images I sold in iStockphoto. Have fun.
Lost and Found Episode III – February 2008:
My son (on this picture 4 years young) playing with his toy train was on the cover of the NorthOaks Community Magazin. On the right you see the original shot from my iStockphoto portfolio.
Thanks Uwe modelling in front of a Frankfurt Business Tower. You made it on the poster (and the website) of a Russian Non-Smoking Campaign. Wow. Unfortunately I don`t understand the russian language, so if anyone could translate the Claim on the Poster, please mail me! On the right you see the original shot.
It was really funny to see one of my shots for sale in ebay. How could that happen? Very easy. The Gallery bought an Extended License of my Image in iStockphote with the option for resale. They are producing canvas prints and sell them over ebay. Nice business idea. I`m curious if this works. I had really *big eyes* when I discovered this usage of my summer landscape shot. But what do they mean with ‘Gallery Price 399US$’ ??
Designklicks is an Art Project of Trendbüro Hamburg together with the magazine ‘Der Spiegel‘ in Germany. The Art Plattform is described as ‘a web-based experimental inquiry into a new aesthetics’. Three (!) of my shot made it in 2007 on the homepage of this great website. In the TOP 10 Experts Rating I got place 1 (drake passage) and place 2 (Berber in the Saharah) plus place 2 in the Public Rating (Angry Child). Wow. Those results on such a great Art Plattform really made me proud.
Amanda as punk girl sitting in a pink chair. SOCO (South of colfax) used my image on the cover of their february 2008 special events flyer.
Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services took one of my Iceberg shots from Antarctica as a design element for the cover of their brochure. Don`t worry, I don`t dive in such an ice cold antarctic water – it`s a great photoshop job their designer did in this visual.
Castingnieuws.nl, a Casting and Model Magazin used in their September 2007 (look at page 13) and November 2007 (look at page 89) issues two shots from my portfolio. Anais from the London in the ‘Hey Jo Club Shooting’, and Tyler as a screaming Cowboy (in Austin, Texas). Thanks to both for modelling!
Students Union W1 from the University of Westminster also used a shot from the ‘Hey Jo Club Shooting’ from Anais on their Flyer/Poster for the ‘Burlesque Mascarade Party’.
Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvita River in South-West Iceland. I took the shot in August 2007 and i`m happy that designers like this photo, too. Islandia.no used this photo on their website.
I will soon add more discoveries of my portfolio in action… If YOU find any images of my portfolio somewhere, and like to help me… please send an email to: found (at) mlenny.com.
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