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New Contributor: Cole Rise

Posted by Jakub

We have a fine list of contributors on the ISO50 Blog that is quickly growing so that our readers can keep enjoying the latest in Design, Music, Photography and anything else we find inspiring or attractive to the eye. So i’m always happy to announce a new member to our team, please welcome Cole Rise. He is no stranger to the ISO50 readers i’m sure from his otherworldly photos to his knowledge process and the tech world. If you have any questions/suggestions/internet high fives please don’t hesitate to comment below.

Cole Rise Interview

Cole Rise photo feature by Scott Hansen

Instagram – @colerise
Twitter – @colerise

David Byrne’s Office

Posted by Jakub

I enjoy seeing peoples work spaces/offices/etc., I personally haven’t ever had the luxury of putting together a space of my own in the way I want, hoping 2013 will be the year though. Gil Inouoe recently got to photograph David Byrne’s office which I find to be perfect for the size, whats key for you to have in your work space?

via colt+rane

Forget Your Past

Posted by Scott

Timothy Allen brought back some great shots of the abandoned Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria. As you can see from some of the before shots, this monument was quite a sight during it’s Communist heyday. I can’t imagine what it would be like to stand in front of an architectural and artistic work of this scale knowing it’s just sitting there rotting away.

Allen used a microlight to get the aerial shots, pretty amazing imagery and story.

More at his site

iPhone 5 Camera x Iceland

Posted by Scott

Incredible shots from Austin Mann taken with an iPhone 5. via Macspoilers:

Travel photographer Austin Mann recently purchased the iPhone 5 and took it for a field test in Iceland. Just as we thought, the camera is pretty awesome. Austin used the iPhone app Snapseed by Nik Software to edit them while others are the raw image. He puts the camera through low light tests that had minimal noise and produced clean jpegs. He also used the panorama mode to capture some of the beautiful mountains and rivers in amazing detail.

You know it’s a great time to be a photographer when a “phone” can create beautiful images like these. Of course, as they always say, it’s the photographer and not the camera… But I have a hard time believing Mann could have made these images with anything older than a 4S (and perhaps not even that phone). And my AT&T contract isn’t up until July! Oh well, will try and score a 5D in the meantime.

More photos, including panoramas, at Macspoilers

Painter: Samantha Keely Smith

Posted by Navis

Paintings such as Samantha Keely Smith’s make me want to throw my camera away and pick up a paint brush again. I miss the quiet, tranquil nights or afternoons where it felt like it was just me and my canvas and the world around me dissolved entirely. I love inspiration like Samantha’s paintings.

According to her website, she uses oil on canvas along with shellac, varnish and enamel. I’d imagine, given the size of these paintings, that they command every ounce of your attention. They are simply powerful. Her new work is jaw dropping and I can’t imagine what they look like and how they would make me feel viewing them in person. If any one feels like buying me the first one, I would forever be your friend.

I could sit here and explain how I feel about Samantha’s work but I would rather let her paintings speak to you. Take a look at her website to see the rest of her work and her artist statement. I would be first in line to purchase a print if she offered them.

Samantha Keely Smith.