I hardly know anybody who wasn’t enthusiastically looking for Walter as a kid. Children (and adults like me ;)) all over the world are fans of the red- and white-striped, dressed up character with the typical bobble cap and the black glasses.
Staring for several minutes at one and the same image and still discovering something new in it – no doubt that hidden object images have a particular fascination for many people.
“I hate when I don’t have enough time to take photographs or when I don’t feel inspired. Sometimes I feel disappointed with myself when I realize I could do much better.”
This is a statement by the only 18-year-old girl Luisa Azevedo, who currently studies art in Lisbon and practices her greatest hobbies, photography and image editing.
Actually the 18-year-old comes from a small town in Portugal called Covilha, located near the highest mountain of the country. Most of her pictures were taken in that little town and their surroundings.
“To me, photography is a escape from reality, where I can develop my creative way of seeing the world.”
At the age of 17, Luisa discovered photography at High School by using the internet platform Instagram and today she considers it to be a challenge for herself and a passion. Currently her account has more than 60,000 active followers – and the number is growing.
I’m definitely someone who is easily impressed by creative photo ideas. It amazes me how some photographers have the most unique and genius ideas and it makes me realize, how endless the possibilities are when it comes to photography.
Rich McCor, a.k.a Paperboyo, is one of those artists who recently left the biggest impression on me.
I found his Instagram profile through a friend who is a big fan of his work and I was instantly thrilled.
You surely know Ralph A. Clevenger’s famous iceberg picture, even if you’ve possibly never heard of the photographer. It’s one of those iconic photos that everyone has seen at least once already and that convey some general concept.
But even if you’re familiar with the photo and the photographer, you might not know that this picture is one of the most successful stock images of all times. Since it was shot in 1998, it has generated more than 900,000$ in royalties. Clevenger claims that this immense success is due to the conceptual nature of his images. The idea that you won’t always get what you see or that nothing is the way it seems is so wide spread that over the years thousands of customers could identify with it and use the picture for different purposes and in numerous contexts.
It’s also interesting to know how Clevenger took this photo. I won’t give away too much, because I’m sure that the answer to this question will disappoint many purists as well as beginners who still believe in the perfect shot straight out of the camera. 😉