Since its debut during the 1972 Olympics, the Nike Cortez has come a long way from gracing the feet of long distance runners to the outfits of high fashion models like Bella Hadid. Now, to celebrate the shoe’s 45th anniversary, Nike NZ is dabbling in the business of zines with the launch of The Rise, a photographic exploration into self-expression and female empowerment.
Daisies refracted in water droplets attached to a common wasp, an uninterested kayaker walking past a burning house, and a hose crudely fastened to a car were just some of the mesmerising images featured in last night’s edition of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition.
In 2015, the Getty Images’ editorial team of photographers snapped away at many of the key news stories and events, covering more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events at home and around the globe: over 70,000 in entertainment, 30,000 in sport and 30,000 in news. Here’s a collection of some of the most memorable moments.
A picture tells a thousand words but how will brands tell their visual stories in 2016? Getty images predicts visual trends.
When newspapers published images of two-year-old Aylan Kurdi, drowned, lying facedown, the world was stirred and finally realised—or perhaps remembered—the horror of the Syrian conflict. But this isn’t the first time images have significantly changed public discourse. As the following five images collated by Getty Images’ Stuart Hannagan show, images have time and time again laid bare the uglier side of life. (Warning: this article contains material that may offend some).
A timelapse video of luminescent glow worms, delicate frost crystals, a blue shark emerging from the water and a jellyfish the size of a dinner plate are among the 28 finalists of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, selected from a whopping 5,800 entries.
With the rise of smartphone photography, it’s tough out there for most camera manufacturers. The experienced and enthusiast photography market is the logical place for them to play and Canon is doing just that in a new campaign to show off its lenses and the difference they can make to telling a story. PLUS: how Apple, Samsung and other mobile manufacturers are changing the industry.
Retinoblastoma is a deadly eye cancer that develops in children, and because the disease is so difficult to detect it often ends up stealing the sense of sight from its young victims. However, one of the easiest ways to determine whether or not someone is suffering from the disease is through the use of a smartphone—and you don’t even need an app.
Getty’s latest edition of Creative in Focus, a lookbook for the photography industry and a guide to the changing realm of visual culture, sees the breakdown of gender roles, profiling of positive leaders of industry, and a lust for the amazing things our Earth has to offer as the key trends of 2015.
Visual communications company Getty Images has release a desktop version of its Stream app, which makes it easier for consumers to “to access, curate and share” its vast range of imagery.
As noted in a series of articles published on the Getty Images website last year, publishers and brands are starting to shift away from the stereotypical images that have until now typified what advertisers had constructed as perfection. The investigation into visual trends found that women were increasingly represented in positions of power, same-sex relationships were sometimes used in lieu of straight imagery, older people were appearing with greater regularity and beauty was being given a more flexible definition. Interestingly, the top 20 Getty images that have been downloaded by Kiwis since the beginning of the year also indicate that these international trends are starting to take shape in New Zealand. However, trends don’t emerge instantaneously, and this means there were still some more conventional images included on the final list.
Speaking during the Cannes Lions festival earlier this year, Getty Images founder Jonathan Klein uses a series of iconic images to illustrate the intrinsic potential of an image to move the viewer and how photography can, in fact, play an integral role in shaping the way we see the world.
Richard Newstead, a senior content editor at Getty Images, recently compiled a gallery of his favourite images from the ‘Our Moment’ collections featured on the website. The result is a varied series of 15 images that gives the viewer a momentary glimpse at colourful cityscapes, blissful dogs, blinding sunrises, re-imaginings of historical landmarks and more.
Mark Carter, the photographer behind Colenso’s Mountain Dew ad, recently got in touch with StopPress and gave us a behind-the-lens look at how his image was brought to bone-crushing life.
Sometimes poignant, sometimes inspirational, the 2013 awards compilation from Getty Images offers a series of snapshots that captures the highs and lows of the human experience in a way that is only possible through the laconic medium of photography. Portraits of animal cruelty, political snapshots, sporting action pics, war photography and eerie juxtapositions appear alongside the more commonly seen photographs of natural wonders, artistic poses and press shots.
The jandals are out in force, many have had the first sunburn of the season and the beaches are filling up. Summer is almost upon us once again, so to celebrate the closeness of the great yellow orb, here’s Getty’s top-selling beach-moment images in New Zealand.
Just as many writers are under the pump as editorial budgets shrink, many photographers are having a fairly rough time of it too, with the Chicago Sun Times’ recent decision lay off all its full-time snappers clear evidence of changing times. But it’s not all fire and brimstone, and the world still loves quality imagery, so in an effort to showcase the work of some of New Zealand’s best commercial photographers, the Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association has launched a new platform called Cliq. PLUS: heaps of eye candy.
Getty Images already offers a range of grants to photographers, and it’s added another one that aims to recognise excellence in portrait photography by emerging photographers.
After trekking through remote New Zealand with five Nikon D800 cameras, 16 lenses, 30 batteries, and four tripods and bespoke rigs, photographer and artist Joe Michael and his crew were able to shoot parts of New Zealand that many never see. And the end result is Dark Cloud: White Light, a new media arts project showing at Pataka Art + Museumfrom July 14—October 13.
The Canon Media Awards celebrated the best of New Zealand’s print and online media industry on Friday night. But the category closest to the main sponsor’s heart is obviously photography. So have a look at some of the country’s best news-related images from the past year.
Getty Images recently asked for submissions for creative projects that would help tell the stories of charities. And now applications are open for the 2013 Grants for Editorial Photography and Emerging Talent Award.
In 2009, bcg2’s James Blackwood came second in the New Zealand Geographic photographer of the year competition. In 2012, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Chris Leskovsek received a highly commended in the landscape category for ‘Te Paki Dunes, Northland’. So who from the image-loving creative realm will it be this year?
The winners of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition were named in an awards ceremony at the Auckland Museum last week and Bruce Mercer, a Cambridge-based photographer, took out the coveted photographer of the year award, as well as the photo story category, for images taken after the MV Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty on 5 October last year.
After weeding through nearly 1,600 image submissions, Getty Images has picked Aucklander Jamie Wright as the winner of Grab New Zealand, a photography competition that gave enthusiasts the world over the opportunity to show off their visual definition of everyday Kiwi life.
Jason Jones, former creative services manager for DraftFCB and more recently head of integrated production at Sugar, bought The Collective Force from founder Christina Force a few months back. And with refreshed branding, a new website and a re-energised roster of photographers including Andreas Smetana, Charlie, Chris Lewis, Kieran Scott, Sara Orme, emerging talent Tom Roberton, Charles Howells and Spid, he’s looking “to reclaim its position as New Zealand’s premier photography agency”.
So you think you can take a photo? If the New Zealand Geographic judges think so, you could win $1000 cash! But your entries need to be in by 10pm, Sunday 13 September.
The categories are Wildlife, Landscape and Culture, and from those entries prizes will be given for Inspirational …