Behind the Image / Walther Le Kon

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Tell us more about this image

The picture was taken in 1996 at the crack of dawn during a millitary exercise. back in the days there has been a general conscription in germany. you could decide either to do social or millitary service. as i was a naiv young man looking for exitement, i have choosen the army service. at this time i was not interestet in photographie at all. i just took some random shots for the photo album. some months ago i found the negativs, scanned them and was quite surprised by the atmosphere.

from my todays perspective i see young men, still kids, playing war, exercising to kill. to imagine and empathise what war actually means to peoole is gross. FUCK ALL governments and filthy old men, that are sending there young men to war, just to make the next move on the global chessboard of economics and power!

Camera : Chinon 3001 Multifocus

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Walther Le Kon, 38 years old photographer based in Leipzig, Germany

Special interview / Michel Nguie

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This is not the first time we talk with the french photographer, Michel Nguie.
This time, I asked him to tell us more about some pictures (background, people, place or anything) in few sentences.

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Behind the Image / Nicolas Lignier

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Tell us something about this image

I like to listen to music when I take pictures . That day, I was walking around Bordeaux in France with the Archive’s album ” You All Look The Same To Me” in the ears when I came face to face with this man. It was fun to see all these portraits of other people he was doing in his image. This made me think immediately on the cover of the Archive’s album and I took the picture.Photography is for me like a pannini image collection .I appreciate the dualities : voyeurism / curiosity ; reality / dreams and i try to show it in my photography.

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Nicolas Lignier on flickr

Behind 3 images / Alexandre Furcolin

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This was shot during sunset while camping in the vastness of Makgadikgadi’s pans, one of the largest salt flats in the world, located in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. It was my first road trip in southern Africa, roaming 5 thousand Kms around Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

I think this photo explores the paradoxical sensations and questionings raised while immersed in solitude in those space-time dimensions untamed by civilization: wild but conforting, empty though fullfilling, insecure therefore free.

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Behind the Image / Michael Anaya

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The photograph you asked about was taken this past winter while I was visiting my girlfriend in Poland. I used to live there for 6 years so I’m familiar with the country and what it has to offer. That cold morning, my friends and I decided to go visit the forest outside of Otwock – a town south east of Warsaw. While out on our exploration We stumbled upon an abandoned nazi bunker from WWII and decided to have a look around the area. There was lots of snow and we nearly froze because of the cold winds in the area. Like Poland, it’s a wonderful place with some wild history – I’d go back to visit any day.

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Micheal Anaya –  25 years old photographer from Los Angeles /  on flickr

Behind the Image / Gonash Haghshenas + Selection

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Tell us something about this image

Yeah definitely. I was with some friends who were looking for a graffiti spot and we ended up at an abandoned apartment complex where there were some old fire extinguishers laying around. My friend grabbed one and started spraying so i snapped a couple of shots with a disposable camera I had with me. Kind of a lame story hah

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Gonash Haghshenas –  from Houston, Texas /  on flickr – on tumblr

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Behind the Image / Iñaki Soria Izquierdo

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Tell us something about this image

I took this photo in Madeira (Portugal), in the highest mountain of the island.

We were expecting a normal hiking day but what we found was an extremely windy day with a lot of mist, I was enjoying like a little kid but freezing cause every hour my girlfriend was stealing me some parts of my clothes  (scarf, gloves, jacket…) as it was getting colder and colder. Even that it was amazing to be there surrounded by nothing but cliffs.

The photo was taken with an Olympus mju-II and Fuji Superia Xtra 400.

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Iñaki Soria Izquierdo –  from Barcelona, currently working in London /  on flickr

Behind the Image / Chiara Fucà

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Tell us something about this illustration, ‘Nordic Feelings’

I did this illustration after a long road trip in Sweden and Denmark.
I am fascinated by their culture, landscape and atmosphere.
Have you ever been at Skagen beach early in the morning?

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Chiara Fucà – illustrator from Torino, Italy /  chiarafuca.com – on flickr

Behind the Image / Rafael M. Milani

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The story behind that picture is actually quite simple. I took it while taking a night walk with a couple of friends around our neighbourhood. It was a very cold night, and as we aproached the lake I noticed how strange the lights looked filtered through the mist and reflected on the water’s surface. It’s just the light from a few lamp posts on the other side of the lake, but that night it looked like something else.
I went back to that place many times, but I never saw them like that again.

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Rafael M. Milani – photographer from São Paulo, Brazil / on flickr – on tumblr

Behind the Image / Mairi Timoney

Tell us something about this picture

This photo was taken swimming in Lake Garda last summer when I was camping with my friends. It was evening and my friends were mucking around throwing pebbles at each other. I sunk down into the water and took a picture. I like that I can look at it and still feel that I am swimming in the warm water.

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Mairi Timoney – photographer from Edinburgh, Scotland / on cargo