INSTANTION Wilfried Haillot

INSTANTION Wilfried Haillot

I am Wilfried Haillot and I’m 44 years old. Since birth, I have lived in Troyes, France. Photography isn’t my real job, but I practice it during my free time. For me, it’s an addiction that I discovered with some photos I took of my friends and family. What fascinates me is the atmosphere, nuances of light that get free of the photo.

I have been shooting with Polaroid for 10 years now. When I discovered it, I was instantly addicted. What fascinates me is the results these chemicals can create—unpredictable and surprising at times. Read more…

CLOSE UP Yevgen Romanenko

CLOSE UP Yevgen Romanenko

BLUR magazine: How much does success depend on the talent of the photographer, and how much of it is hard work?

Yevgen Romanenko: I don’t know about talent; I think that the main thing is a sense for it and practice, for sure.

BLUR magazine: Your photographs are fashion, beauty, nudes, and portraits. Which kind of photography represents the biggest challenge for you and why?

Yevgen Romanenko: The biggest challenge for me is a nude because it’s too easy to cross the line from beauty to vulgarity.

 

Yevgen Romanenko presented in BLUR 37 | CLOSE UP section by Robert Gojević

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Holga Week

Holga Week

Celebrate the beloved Holga camera during “Holga Week”! Shoot as much as you can during the week of July 21-27, 2014, and challenge yourself to create some great work with your Holga products. This will be a week of shooting Holga photos, and sharing them with all of the other Holga lovers out there!

Click on the “Submit” page and you will be able to enter up to three of your favorite photos taken during this week and be eligible to win prizes generously donated by Holga Inspire (the creators of the Holga).  The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2014 at midnight EST. Read more…

Equinox Wet Plate Contest Cancellation

Equinox Wet Plate Contest Cancellation

Dear BLUR fans, dear Equinox competition applicant, jury members and sponsors,

Optimism in life is important, but sometimes things simply don’t go your way. BLUR magazine has always strived to bring our audiences excellence through hard work and enthusiasm, but regardless of our best efforts we’ve sometimes failed. The reason for this is is that we’re always motivated by our love for photography, never focusing on the monetary and mathematical side of the equation. In such a work atmosphere we’ve been able to get away with a touch of naivety and fantasy, and such was the case with the Equinox Wet Plate Collodion competition we tried to launch over the last couple of months.

We’re using past tense because – we failed. In spite of our great efforts over the last few years to promote the collodion process through our Wet Plate section by interviewing photographers, showcasing their work and discovering and nurturing this very small community, we couldn’t realize enough traction for our competition to soar. We’ve had great response from the wet plate community after launching the competition, we brought aboard amazing sponsors and an exceptional jury, we’ve had Facebook announcements, forum announcements, press releases and other usual media coverage but despite all that – wet plate photos simply didn’t trickle in. The response from the photographers themselves simply isn’t big enough to warrant a competition. Even if suddenly things turned around and if we were to receive last-minute entries, BLUR wouldn’t have the time required to produce and jury this competition at the level of quality expected from our magazine. BLUR never compromises on quality, especially when it comes to things we love – so we’re forced to close Equinox prematurely. Read more…

limited edition book

limited edition book

Yevgen Romanenko presented in BLUR 37 | CLOSE UP section by Robert Gojević

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-to-self-publish-limited-edition-photography-book-women-portraits-and-nudes

ABOUT ME and MY BOOK:

After such amazing and adventurous 3 years art journey I finally decided it’s time to turn my photos into unique thing – a beautiful art book. And I need your help to realise the photo book. Read more…