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Remembering a Bygone Era: Nostalgia By Mauricio Candela

Times have changed. A lot. There have been more scientific and technological advancements in the last century than in any century before it. And of course, with all those changes have come a whole lot of drawbacks. After all, advancement rarely comes without its own set of consequences.

It’s been over fifty years since Bob Dylan recorded “The Times They Are a-Changin,'” and even he probably would never have guessed how much more things would change in his lifetime.

Mauricio Candela Nostalgia

Photographer Mauricio Candela’s latest series, Nostalgia, focuses on how times have changed for children in particular. His photographs bring us back to a time before smartphones and the internet. Before kids had to worry about social media and having the latest gadgetry. As he puts it, “imaginations are now at the mercy of tablets and dictated by smartphones and video game consoles.” Nostalgia is all about remembering a time when childhood meant simpler times and an abundance of innocence.

You can see more of Nostalgia below, including the photographer’s own statement about the series.

For more of Candela’s work, visit his official AtEdge page.

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Photographer’s Note

Nostalgia by Mauricio Candela.
What once was childhood.

Childhood and the Nostalgia of it have a curious relationship.
It’s not something that children are conscious of, but as adults, it plays a big part as a reference in their lives.

Remembering our own childhood conjures up images and thoughts of a seemingly simpler, easier time.

When we see today’s children surrounded by technology, it seems as if their own imaginations are now at the mercy of tablets and dictated by smartphones and video games consoles.

Almost like a still silent scream, these photographs are presented to remind us that innocence, simplicity and creativity are the foundations of any childhood. Having any of these elements in our past is what makes the nostalgia for them so strong in present times.

This artwork shows the reality of a child. We can clearly experience a “feeling” in viewing it. It acts almost like a warning to the inner adult carried inside. It’s a reminder that any childhood flourishes by such very basic, simple things within a nurturing environment.

It will serve as a safety net or foundation. By enabling this context, they’ll be armed at defending themselves from the assault of today’s world and its technological tsunami.

The process of creating these images was done over a long and slow timetable. It took almost a year to find all the ideal characters to reflect the meaning of what I wanted to impart in the artwork. Using neutral color palettes and staging each scene organically, without makeup or tricks, without over-producing them.

 

 

Five of the Best Underwater Photographers in AtEdge

Underwater photography is a dream for many professionals. It isn’t always easy, but it often results in some of the most breathtaking images you’ll ever see. The AtEdge community is full of incredible underwater photographers with unbelievable talent and style.

Take photographer David Martinez for example. He’s a globetrotting photographer with a passion for the surf and the sea. According to him, “he’s just as comfortable with a huge production crew as he is alone on his surfboard with his underwater camera.”

Then there’s photographer Christopher Wilson. A former writer, art director and designer, Wilson found his passion for photography after spending 15 years in the advertising world. His underwater portraits have a very distinct feel to them. The endlessness of the water surrounding his subjects creates something that feels both intimate and ominous.

Embry Rucker‘s passion for communicating the human narrative is clearly visible in his underwater photography.

The subjects of Hollis Bennett‘s underwater photography are a bit fishier than most, which makes sense for a man who grew up in Knoxville, loves the outdoors and has lived on three different coasts.

Lastly, we have one of the most talented underwater photographer’s around, Dana Neibert. There’s a lot more to his portfolio than just underwater photography, but don’t let that fool you. Some of his ocean shots are the most stunningly beautiful photos we’ve seen.

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Check out the “Underwater” section of the AtEdge website to see even more spectacular shots from these photographers and more.

Spotlight on Jason Elias

It’s not every day that a commercial photographer gets commissioned by Discovery Channel to shoot promo work for their most important week, Shark Week.

The fact that they trusted Jason Elias to execute their concept speaks volumes about the type of work in Jason’s portfolio. His photographs span multiple forms such as lifestyle, portrait, and travel but his images all have one thing in common: they have the ability to enthrall the viewer.

His work for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, as well as his recent portraits of Seal and Eli Roth, do just that by capturing each subject in a way that seizes attention.

Browse through more of Jason’s collection of work through his AtEdge portfolio and his website.

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Jesse Rieser for Amtrak’s The National

Jesse Rieser has been working with Amtrak to produce editorial photography for their recently launched magazine, The National.

Here are some images that have resulted from this collaboration.

See more work from Jesse through his AtEdge portfolio and at jesserieser.com.

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Jim Hughes for Royal Ribbons

Jim Hughes provided the imagery for a recent campaign from Royal Ribbons, showcasing their durable outdoor and travel clothing for men and women.

Jim is represented by Pinkstaff Photographers. Check out more work from Jim through his AtEdge portfolio and his website.

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Erik Almas for Crystal Cruises

These new images by Erik Almas for Crystal Cruises feature an ethereal atmosphere that transports the viewer into a fairy tale like trance.

About Erik

Erik is an award-winning photographer, claiming success in the advertising and fashion world. Almas, originally from Norway, has made San Francisco his home and is constantly shooting and traveling around the world, working for clients such as Toyota, Puma, Nike, Hyatt, Amtrak, USPS, and Sorel.

Erik’s sensibility is down-to-earth, he loves what he does and on top of that is talent compositor when creating memorable advertising images for his clients. When Almas has his feet on the ground, he enjoys contributing to Brides, 7×7 and Genlux Magazine, shooting fashion stories with a passion for art and beauty.

See more of Erik’s work through his AtEdge portfolio and website: erikalmas.com.

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Kevin Arnold for Hasselblad

Here are some recent images from Kevin Arnold showcasing the new Hasselblad H6D-50c.

Read more about the project here.

Kevin is represented by Held & Associates. Explore more of his work through his AtEdge portfolio and at kevinarnoldphoto.com.

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Christopher Wilson for Smithsonian Magazine

You may not notice it at first glance but each of these tribesmen is not like the other. Each portrait highlights a man or woman from three of the prominent tribes in Tanzania, the Hadza, the Masai and the Barabaig, each with different markings or body modifications that indicate which tribe they belong to.

Even though these men and women share differences in tradition, native tongue and mating rituals, all three tribes are facing threats with their traditional ways of living.

Because of this, Smithsonian Magazine sent Christopher Wilson on a mission to travel to the remote, desolate lands of Tanzania in order to capture these groups in a period of time where they are still able to live like their ancestors did. The resulting portraits are striking, and reminiscent of the people and their spirit, with every image showcasing the unique attributes of each tribesman.

Browse through Christopher’s work through his AtEdge portfolio and his website.

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Dean Bradshaw for Amref Health Africa UK

Dean Bradshaw (represented by CPi Reps) has recently been working on a photo series for Amref Health Africa UK that tells the story of contemporary African womanhood by telling their stories as individuals, and not victims.

Read more about the project here.

Explore more of Dean’s work through his AtEdge portfolio and his site: deanbradshaw.com.

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