Me and my young brother! :)
The World Celebrates Carnival
Instagrammers around the world are sharing scenes from this week’s Carnival festivities. In cities across Brazil, samba schools spend the four days leading up to Ash Wednesday competing in parades that can last for hours. In Trinidad and Tobago, Carnival’s extravagant street parades, calypso music, and limbo competitions make it the country’s biggest event of the year; it’s said that if the islanders are not celebrating Carnival, then they are preparing for it! In Venice, masked baroque revelers march through historic streets and dance at the Gran Ballo delle Maschere.
To see Carnival celebrations from around the globe, check out the photos Instagrammers are sharing at these location pages:
Whimsical Portraiture with @emilycall
Did you know that portrait photography has existed since the invention of the camera? While those classic portraits focused on the subject’s face, modern photographers like Emily Call (@emilycall) are breaking from tradition. By simply hiding her subject behind or underneath objects, she’s added a unique twist to portrait photography.
“I began taking portraits with my subject’s face hidden purely out of interest,” said Emily. “I was very interested in the questions provoked by the subject’s face not being visible, and the positive feedback I received from my posts encouraged me to further pursue my concept.”
Although whimsical in nature, Emily plans each of her scenes well before shooting them. “Inspiration comes to me through the world with its flaws and beauties. I come up with a lot of the concepts for my portraits far in advance from when I actually take the photos. When I have a free second, I’ll round up a few subjects (mainly my two brothers, who are very patient to put up with me) and I will find some nice, even lighting.”
Be sure to view the fruits of Emily’s delightful labor at instagram.com/emilycall!
Got my #starbucks planner. :) i thought that the last year planner is better, but i like it now. Hehe.
Hope that ths planner will bring luck and memorable 2013. :)