Photo Stories

As more consumers push for transparency and authenticity in marketing, more advertisers have moved away from the “buy now” approach and toward third-person storytelling. Instead of speaking directly to the products, these ads convey a larger narrative, spark emotions or memories, and speak to universal themes like family, community, friendship, or growth. A few years
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In trendy engagement portraits, edgy street photography, and artsy double exposures, silhouettes abound. Today, classic silhouette photographs like Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1932) continue to inspire modern photographers to create timeless images. A few years ago, for instance, the art director Nicolas Bouvier, aka Sparth, made headlines for his dreamy and evocative
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Perfectly balanced compositions are everywhere these days, with trending hashtags like #symmetricalmonsters, #symmetrykillers, and #symmetryhunters drawing anywhere from hundreds of thousands to more than one million posts online. The hugely popular Instagram account @symmetrybreakfast has a cookbook available worldwide, while @geometryclub—a page with tens of thousands of followers of its own—accepts regular submissions of perfectly-aligned
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According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, almost nine out of ten people in the United States report that their lives have changed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It’s changed our lives in large ways (working from home, avoiding crowds), but it’s also changed our daily habits. One survey from the
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The word “juxtaposition” has long dominated exhibition catalogs and artist statements, used by everyone from architects to painters, but some of today’s biggest mainstream photography trends also revolve around the theme of juxtaposition. From forced perspectives of people “holding up” the sun or moon to landscape photos of “tiny people in big places” to double-take
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Robert K Baggs is a Headshot, Portrait, and Commercial photographer from London & Hertfordshire. He’s been published in broadsheets, magazines, and websites globally including the likes of The BBC, National Geographic, and The Telegraph. In addition to this, Robert’s work has been displayed in galleries from New York to Paris. Like all modern love stories,
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In recent years, the world of commercial photography has undergone significant changes. For starters, photographers are veering away from overly staged images and towards authentic, candid moments. They’re drawing on trends we see on social media and pushing the boundaries of marketing and advertising. They’re rejecting tired stereotypes and reshaping visual culture in the process.
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