Hugh Kretschmer’s Photography

Hugh Kretschmer’s photographies have been described as curious, imaginative, unusual, conceptual and a little dark, but dark in a good way. And indeed it is a bit surrealistic giving the viewer’s imagination full vent.

His work is often dreamlike and playful, yet confronting the viewer with current social issues. It is a commentary on the human condition, and seeks to embrace the strengths and weaknesses we all share; illustrated through quirk and irony.
The Los Angeles based photographer is specialized in advertising, photo illustration, editorial photography and design. ‘My ideas are conjured-up by my dreams and desires of what life would be, if only…’ Kretschmer states.


Alex Fradkin

Alex Fradkin about himself:
“Supposing life is not a dress rehearsal?  Some time ago I posed that question to myself and I decided to hedge my bets and not make the wrong assumption.  Essentially I jumped into the void, leaving a profession of architecture that I had been committed to since a very young age, picked up a camera and started exploring this extraordinary planet with its diverse, generous and conflicted people. What a wild ride it has been and at this point I am only picking up speed.  The “journey is the destination” and getting lost along the way is the really fun part!
I am full of love for my family, friends and the craft that is my profession and passion.  I love to laugh, with you, at you and mostly at myself. I love to say the word “love”.  I am trying to say it more.  I am always learning…
Now, I am living most of the time in New York City and often traveling back and forth to my hometown of San Francisco.  I even lived in Cuba for a short time.  I have traveled this amazing planet many times over, led by my camera and curiosity.  I have followed my dream and I feel really fortunate, happy and lucky.  How cool is that?  I never forget it!
Last year my first book was published “The Left Coast: California on the Edge”, University of California Press, a five year project photographing the diverse California Coast and its people in collaboration with my best friend, my Dad. A dream come true!  Next year my Second book will be published by Radius Books, “Bunkers: Ruins of War in a New American Landscape”.  Another dream coming true.  Two more books coming after that…I love to imagine, and then make it happen!
Currently I am teaching architectural and portraiture photography at the International Center for Photography.  I am passionate about sharing my passion with others, to help inspire and be inspired by my students – I love them too!”

RUST, nature taking over.

Rust is composed of iron oxides. In colloquial usage, the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture.
Given sufficient time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass will eventually convert entirely to rust and disintegrate. Surface rust is flaky and friable, and provides no protection to the underlying iron, unlike the formation of patina on copper surfaces. Rusting is the common term for corrosion of iron and its alloys, such as steel. Many other metals undergo equivalent corrosion, but the resulting oxides are not commonly called rust.

Rust keeps inspiring me, the form, the color, and the way it keeps changing like it has a life on it’s own.

picture by valav

picture found on pwrettycwoldworwld’s tumblr page

picture found on Angela Collier’s tumblr page

picture found on pwrettycwoldworwld’s tumblr page

picture found on melanoxylon’s tumblr page

picture found on Rainy Day Photography’s tumblr page

picture found on The Orange Walls’ tumblr page

picutre found on photographytosavetheworld’s tumblr page

picture found on Dirty Zoomer’s tumblr page

picture found on lord-canewaxer’s tumblr page

picture taken by wired in the brook

Navid Baraty

Brooklyn-based photographer Navid Baraty left an unfulfilling career in engineering to pursue his photographic passion. He was drawn to photography by its amazing ability to stop time, revealing unexpected details that the eye might otherwise never see. Navid is expanding his work into photojournalism with the desire to accurately portray humanity and shape the way people think about the Earth. His intense curiosity and love of travel has made him determined to explore the world’s most extreme and beautiful environments on every continent.

Navid Baraty – Midtown, New York City – 2011

Navid Baraty – Ginza, Tokyo – 2009

Navid Baraty – Financial District, New York City – 2011

Navid Baraty – Midtown, New York City – 2013

Navid Baraty – Ginza, Tokyo – 2009

Navid Baraty – Avenue of the Americas, New York City – 2012

Navid Baraty – Union Square, New York City – 2011

Navid Baraty – Midtown, New York City – 2012

Navid Baraty – Midtown, New York City – 2013

For more info on this amazing photographer, please visit his website:

High Speed Photography

High-speed photography is an intriguing way to capture images that the human eye would not normally see because it is moving too quickly for us. With high-speed photography you can capture the point of impact or explosion and freeze movements in time that are happening tremendously fast. In the past, it was most commonly used in physics, health research and sports, but it is starting to open up many more new and exciting possibilities for creative expression.