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Fine art photographs are often one of a kind, from an era long past, and taken by photographers made famous previously in the world of photography.  As the years progressed, photos considered fine art have evolved as the photographers and technology changed the way pictures are taken. So too has society’s perception changed regarding what is considered fine art. Thus photography that is fine art is now decided upon by each individual and what that person considers to be beautiful. It is the photographer and the beholder of the picture that decide if the photo is treasure or trash.

There is now a trend toward a careful staging and lighting of the picture, rather than hoping to “discover” it ready-made. Photographers such as Gregory Crewdson, and Jeff Wall are noted for the quality of their staged pictures. Additionally, new technological trends in digital photography have opened a new direction in full spectrum photography, where careful filtering choices across the ultraviolet, visible and infrared lead to new artistic visions.

As printing technologies have improved since around 1980, a photographer’s art prints reproduced in a finely-printed limited-edition book have now become an area of strong interest to collectors. This is because books usually have high production values, a short print run, and their limited market means they are almost never reprinted. The collector’s market in photography books by individual photographers is developing rapidly.

Although fine art photography may overlap with many other genres of photography, the overlaps with fashion photography and photojournalism merit special attention.

In 1996 it was stated that there had been a “recent blurring of lines between commercial illustrative photography and fine art photography,” especially in the area of fashion.[20] Evidence for the overlap of fine art photography and fashion photography includes lectures, exhibitions, trade fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach, and books.

Photojournalism and fine art photography overlapped beginning in the “late 1960s and 1970s, when… news photographers struck up liaisons with art photography and painting”. In 1974 the International Center of Photography opened, with emphases on both “humanitarian photojournalism” and “art photography”. By 1987, “pictures that were taken on assignments for magazines and newspapers now regularly reappear  in frames on the walls of museums and galleries”.

In the contemporary art community of the West Coast, Alter Ego Studio makes every attempt avoids the shallow and often times limiting commercial consumer markets.  We find it limits both creativity and the spirit of the art form of Fine Art Photography.  Each of the fine art works produced by Alter Ego Studio has unique qualities, inate to the art form and the photographing artist.  We celebrate both the work and the artist and hope that upon viewing the work, the individual witnessing the photograph is brought to a place of peace and understanding.

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Those of us who call Las Vegas home, have endured many slights to our neon encrusted oasis.  From the very top of the political arena (Barak Obama) to the mid-western travelers of the red states, the grumblings of a morally bankrupt city have been heard.  But, as the attempts to sully her good name fade into oblivion, Las Vegas smiles as she survives generation after generation, providing to those all the fun and fantasy she can.

Honestly, for us who have established a business here (Alter Ego Studio), we love to hear of the strange, interesting and fantastical.  We in the entertainment industry are always waiting for the Las Vegas story.  We quietly snicker when Prince Harry has a  brief but much maligned romp with our city walls.  We equally have a Cheshire grin when Las Vegas becomes and remains a swing state for the Republican and Democratic parties. 

Las Vegas seems to be all things to all people.  The movie industry has embraced us as the place to start or end most of their films.  We are a mecca for Hollywood…a place academy award winners can sit next to the cast of The Hangover 3 on a level playing field.

Las Vegas is still not a place for kids…and we are ok with that.  It needs to harbor the big kids with their big tastes, big fantasy’s…and of course the big pool parties. 

We at Alter Ego Studio are in constant salute (pun intended) to Las Vegas…she is our sister-in-arms…and she will always be the Sexiest Woman Alive (although Mila Kunis is a good choice too!)

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Mila Kunis

Las Vegas Hot ChicksWith the end of Summer fast approaching, we here at Alter Ego Studio and The Viewfinders realized we had not paid proper homage to our Bikini clad finer gender.  Las Vegas, of late, has enjoyed a resurgence of Summer Pool goers.  Ladies and gentleman from across the nation flock to the cathedrals of decadence to soak in the rays and bask in the glow of the of the LasVegas pools.

The V Crew here at Alter Ego Studio has the pleasure, throughout the season, to have unfettered access to the pool areas for a variety of shoots.  We know how lucky we are to see the sights and sounds that we do.  That is why we wanted to reserve just a small space on our Blog to say thank you to the beautiful ladies and celebrity skin that graces the front of our lenses.

 

Las Vegas Summer

So…from Kim Kardashian to our tan and tone ladies visiting from across the globe…We Salute you!!!

 

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The Viewfinders recently covered the 75th Anniversary of “The Saw That Built America” from SKIL Power Tools.

Orange County Choppers and Paul Jr Designs were there unveiling a custom SKILSAW bike for the event.

Thank you to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Discovery Channel’s American Chopper for hosting.

Born in Beijing, Chenman is a young Chinese photographer who is known for her own photographic style. Not only does she use vibrant colors, models with unique make-up and hair but her use of 3D technology, her photos are one of a kind. Take a look at the pictures below.

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Seen as a high fashion photographer in China, Chenman also has been featured in high fashion US magazines as well such as Vision, Vouge, Bazaar, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Modern Weekly. Becoming a huge name for fashion photography in China, Chenman is becoming the most promising inspiration of her generation. Her innovative style, and within 10 years of work, she has proclaimed herself as one of China’s most successful commercial photographers.

Ok Shooters…what are your thoughts on the new controversey of the hacked cell phone shots!?
 
Here is the lastest celebrity photo fluff…
 
 
In the photos, the actress/dancer is wearing nothing as she poses quite provocatively in what appears to be a bedroom. There are less scandalous shots that also were leaked in the batch, and they feature Morris in a “Slave 4 U” costume she once donned on the hit Fox show. The actress has yet to comment on the shots.

It’s hardly the first time she’s had naked photos hit the Internet. In 2010, nude modeling shots of her appeared online, but the actress said she wasn’t ashamed in an interview with “Extra.” “No, I kind of thought it might happen,” she said at the time. “I understand completely where it came from. For me, I think they are beautiful. It’s not something I’m ashamed of. Everybody should do tasteful beautiful nudes — so when you get older, you’re gonna be like, ‘Oh that’s when my body looked so great!’

The news of her photo leak comes just days after both Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks were reportedly hacked and nude photos of them appeared online. Munn addressed the controversy in a statement over the weekend.

With Las Vegas being a hot bed of celebrity controversey, what is the current feeling from the local studio owners and pro shooters about celebs and their photo/cell phones? 

Is the controversy real or hype?