History is made in Spain, and one PhotoShelter member has images that document it; another combines tattoos and infrared photography; Harry Potter images are still popular; Americana is vanishing; and another photographer gets an image selected as “Photo of the Day”. These things, and more, make up an exciting selection of Shouts.
Shout-Outs are a regular Friday thing, and you can be part of it too. Send us suggestions! If we think it’s worth shouting about, it will show up here in the blog on a Friday. To submit something, scroll to the bottom to see how.
AN END TO BULLFIGHTING IN SPAIN
Charlie Mahoney, a freelance press photographer based in Barcelona, Spain, has an incredible collection of bullfighting images in his archive.
“In the 1900’s Barcelona was one of the world’s most celebrated bullfighting cities,” Mahoney writes. “With its three bullrings, it hosted more bullfights than any other Spanish city.”
On July 28, 2010 the Parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region in Northeastern Spain, voted to abolish bullfighting in the region. This will force the closure of Barcelona’s Plaza Monumental, Catalonia’s only remaining active bullfighting ring.
Barcelona’s Plaza Monumental was Catalonia’s only remaining active bullring. An animal rights group, Prou (pronounced “pro”), forced the debate after gathering more than 180,000 signatures.
TATTOO YOU, AND YOU, AND YOU…
Toronto-based photographer Jon Blacker is in the process of shooting images for a new project that highlights musicians and their tattoos.
“I am currently working on a book-length project of infrared portraits of musicians and their tattoos,” he said. “I’m laying this project out such that there is a portrait on the left while the facing page includes a detail image of one of the musician’s tattoos and their story behind it in their own words.”
Cool idea! I’ll be checking his website for samples as this project develops.
In the meantime, here’s a short “behind-the-scenes” video of the project:
“Apparently Harry Potter is popular. Who knew?” he said. “This shoot has some legs – TIME picked up three photos for their current issue. Also just licensed the roller coaster image for a book cover.”
SWEET NEW SITE!
John Dunne, a landscape and fine art photographer based in Dublin, Ireland, just launched his new website. It’s loaded with lots of nice images, and best of all, his site is an SEO wonderland!
Great job, John.
The vast majority of the images on his site are available to purchase as prints or to license for commercial purposes.
Scott LePage, a freelance photographer based in Charlotte, NC, has a series of images that could be the start of something really cool, called “America’s Vanishing,” a series of portraits of Americana in decay.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Congrats to Tim Grimshaw, whose image of the New York City skyline was selected by POPPhoto.com as “Photo of the Day.” Grimshaw is a travel and landscape photographer based in New York City.
Photo by Tim Grimshaw
More great images of Manhattan can be found on his website.
I am always looking for things to include here in our Friday Shout-Outs – so if you have anything you think is worthy, let me know.
Or, better yet, post a note to Twitter with my name in it (@heygrover) or “friend me” on Facebook, and that way I won’t forget it later.