Surreal Moment: girl dreams at renaissance castle in Milan, Italy, small cloud in the sky and she is lost in thoughts - fashion photographer Robert Wilde

Surreal Moment – Girl Lost in Dreams at Renaissance Castle

The girl stood in front of the Renaissance castle in Milan, Italy and felt like a may fly, so short-lived, barely there next to this proof of a long and deep civilization. A Surreal Moment in Time Time is not a matter we can shape, it is an abstract rhythm we assign the flow of…

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Everyday War photo shoot: handbags for self defense. Lady swings heavy handbag in self-defense uttering loud war cry

Handbags For The Everyday War: Fashion Photography Shoot

The streets are no longer safe. Ladies, when you consider a handbag don’t just buy for the looks. Consider instead: how hard can you hit with it when an attacker wants your bag. Hand Bag Self Defense Imagine. You are walking down a nice shopping street. Suddenly there is a flash mob robbing stores. No…

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High fashion coat, photographed by Los Angeles photographer Robert Wilde in Milan with Renaissance church on a sunny afternoon

LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER IN ITALY – GORGEOUS HIGH FASHION COAT IN MILAN

The high fashion coat by the Italian designer Giulia Camata is one of my favorite fashion pieces I have seen recently. I photographed it in front of the Renaissance church Chiesa Del Carmine in Milan, Italy. The late afternoon sun carved out the wonderful reddish building in a floating balance of architecture and light. As…

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Fashion photography: girl in leather jacket and skirt with covered rose bushes in Vienna, Austria

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – BRAZEN GIRL AND ROSES

It was a very cold January in Vienna Austria and we had to be quick. Otherwise the model might have turned into an ice statue as the temperatures were below zero. The rose bushes were covered to protect them from the cold so they would bloom again in spring. The rose bushes seem to be…

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Surreal Hotel fashion story:: Blond girl with keyboard in surreal corridor in Hollywood, California hotel - fashion photography

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY: THOSE ENDLESS SURREAL HOTEL CORRIDORS

The surreal hotel was not part of this world. As she opened the entrance she had, for a last time, seen the bright, warm California sunshine. Now she was walking the endless corridor that seemed to reach to the other side of Earth. Now, inside the hotel it was as if the sun had ceased…

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Fashion photography: girl in purple silk dress on roadside in the desert

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY: THE STUNNING GIRL AND THE SHREWD COYOTE

A fashion photography story from the desert: The girl was standing on the roadside in the desert mountains, waiting for roadside assistance. A large bird flew overhead. Now he was circling. She didn’t like the fact that she was the center of the circle. She could just imagine what he was waiting for. Probably the…

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evening landscape photography of mountains above the ocean in California with brushwork and the shadow of the mountain rising higher

EVENING SUNSET ABOVE THE OCEAN

The sun sinks in the mountains above the Pacific Ocean and the shadows rise. Soon the whole landscape will be covered with shadow and the contrasts will slide and the shapes will merge. Night will cover the visible and the stars will shine.     Solitude allows thoughts to gather. Distant is the bustle of…

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Photography Artwork image of an airplane tail at the airport, rasterized by a chainlink fence

PHOTOGRAPHY ARTWORK: TAIL OF AIRPLANE, RASTERIZED BY PERCEPTION

This photography artwork represents how computerized information processing sees the world: breaking things up into small, equal sized elements that let the whole of it disappear in the fog of information processing. Photography Artwork Since the beginning of time man has searched for knowledge, strived to get at least a few things about the world…

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can collector in street scene in Venice, California in late afternoon golden light - street photography

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IN VENICE, CALIFORNIA IN EARLY EVENING LIGHT

Street Photography in Venice California is an endless inspiration if you overlook the fake crazies like the guitar player on roller skates. They are just for the tourists, including a credit card swipe machine for those who want an authentic picture of a Venice crazy. What you see is that is real. Nothing counts but…

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saxophonist on rooftop in Hollywood, fashion photography and music photography in black and white

Fashion Photography and Music Photography in New Brilliance

This is a shoot with a fashion model who cannot actually play the saxophone. While fashion photography and music photography are two different realms they both can influence each other positively. The elegance of fashion and the emotional intensity of jazz music, photographed on the rooftops of Hollywood, California. Music photography with style : inspiration…

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Symbolic Meaning of the Color White: Woman in white clothes leaving town of skyscrapers - black and white fashion photography

SYMBOLIC MEANING – THE COLOR WHITE MEANS INNOCENCE AND PURITY

The girl was dressed in white, the color of innocence and purity. She left the town of high risers behind and moved towards the countryside. Her eyes held what she had seen in the past and a glimpse of the better things she would be seeing tomorrow. The Symbolic Meaning of the Color White Wedding…

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Volcano cone in Southern California in the evening, looking like Africa

THE KILIMANJARO AND A VOLCANIC CONE IN CALIFORNIA

A few steps can move you thousands of miles. As the sun was setting the hills took on the shape of a volcano. It was as if I were looking at the Kilimanjaro. The mist dissolved the base into light and the top of the cone seemed to be floating. Trees stuck out here and…

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trash can on Venice beach in front of board walk and high end condominiums

TRASH CAN PARADE ON VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California: In an endless chain trash cans stand guard on the beach from Marina del Rey over Venice Beach to Malibu. There are hundreds of them all dressed in uniforms of black or brown, their mouth open to swallow what we no longer need nor want. They want what we…

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Saxophonist at a theater, woman, a music performance by los angeles photographer Robert Wilde

The Saxophonist at the Theater

Night in Los Angeles. The lights of the houses on the Hollywood Hills look down over the city. In a small theater at the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard the saxophonist steps into the pointed limelight onto the small stage. She looks up as if the stage lighting were the stars before she lifts the…

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designer fashion photography, womenswear, photographed in natural light

WOMENSWEAR IN NATURAL LIGHT

Photographed in natural light in Italy this elegant and charming young woman is basking in the sunlight. The white blouse glows and her face is thoughtful and inspired by her imagination.

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Storytelling in Fashion Photography attracts the best audiences - Eugenia relaxing on a terrace of the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, California

5 Rules on Storytelling to Attract People to your Fashion Brand

Storytelling is the best you can do to make your fashion brand thrive. Advertising has high cost and little return. Advertising is actively despised and avoided by the vast majority of your customers and clients, the same people you want to love your designs. You wouldn’t want to use something annoying to woo someone, would…

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Photo Experiment with perspective in downtown Los Angeles - fine art photography

Photo Experiment 5 – One perspective consisting of many perspective

With a camera your perspective is limited to one. As a person you can look here and there and up and down and your brain will all put it together into one image. But then you try to capture what you saw with the camera and you have to decide which of those many directions…

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Photographic Experiment - color to black and white photo - High fashion gown in black worn by actress at Hollywood Chateau Marmont fashion editorial photography shoot

Photographic Experiment 4 : Turn a Color Photograph into Black and White

Color is wonderful if you can express something with it. If it gives a special mood. But sometimes colors are just not that interesting. Sometimes they just bore the hell out of you as if the whole world was underwater and it is all just too monochrome. So I take the color out. Black and…

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Surreal Photographic Experiment alters scale of image - small becomes gigantic

Photographic Experiment 3 – Surrealism – Make Something Small Appear Gigantic

One of the most fascinating things you can do in photography is to create scenes and landscapes that do not exist in the real world. In this experiment I have taken a 8 inch sculpture of the Artist David Umemoto and put it into a photograph taken in the California desert and increased its size…

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Photo Experiment - Turn Concrete Picture into an Abstract Image

Photographic Experiment 2 – Turn a Concrete Image into an Abstract One

One of the most important artistic methods is to show a well-known object or person in a very different way so the viewer can look at it with fresh eyes. It is esthetic distancing to gain freedom to see things beyond our habits. In today’s experiment I make a model’s picture unrecognizable and the color…

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Landschaft am Meer - deutschsprachiger Photograph in Los Angeles

Photographic Experiment 1 – Turning a Pleasant Landscape into a Gloomy One

For the next 30 days I will create and post one photographic experiment every day. Doing things differently creates a high surf of creative juices. Photographic Experiment 1 – the gloomy landscape Today I turn a pleasant landscape into a gloomy one without desaturation or blurring or adding noise. It was mainly to be done…

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Meaning of LIfe: Portrait of young woman in glowing colors in Italy

Meaning: Wouldn’t it be Great If…

…artists, creatives and inventors would be able to do the things they believed in? With their eyes on the long term effect and without the hustle of short term profit? It would create a much richer civilization and society, richer in very way of interpretation and also much more stable! Idealism as the Ultimate Propulsion…

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Stylish high fashion model running with futuristic skyscraper in the background. Created by Photographic Artist Robert Wilde, in Milan, Italy, Europe

Run Across the Sky – Fashion Shoot at the Bosco Verticale, Italy

Highrisers add vertical dynamic energy to horizontal motion. That’s what attracted me most to this situation. A woman running across the sky. Can she fly? What abilities does she have? I photographed this at the Bosco Verticale, the vertical gardens in Milan, Italy. It’s a highriser built with sustainable design in 2014. On its terraces…

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Fashion Photo shoot to establish fashion brand personality - woman in full moon night in street in Venice, California

Creating a Captivating Personality for a Fashion Brand

Personality is what every creator of a fashion brand wants for his or her creation. So the fashion line is instantly recognized and associated with good emotions. Just one look at a piece of clothing, a fleeting appearance of the logo, a photo of one of the designs… and it is recognized like a well-known…

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Getting Attention: the right kind of fashion photography - beautiful model at the ocean in Malibu, California in bright colors

Why Fashion Stories Give Fashion Brands Long Term Success

Fashion Stories are people magnets. Everyone likes a good story. Everybody needs a good story every day. Good stories are hard to come by. We are so eager to get stories we go out and look for them. Someone who has a good story doesn’t have to work too hard to get our interest. But…

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Black and white photography - landscape in the desert in California

BLACK AND WHITE

Black and white pictures are the reduction of the image to the essential. Just light and darkness like day and night – white and black. This enhances the shapes and textures of things and gives them a calm that most color photographs cannot achieve. Black and White photography – An Esthetic Choice of Clarity Black…

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Emotional portrait of a young woman in front of cool, modern architecture in Milan, Italy, Europe

The Exciting Power of Emotional Art – Photography and the Moment of Truth

Time: 1/250th of a second. Faster than a blink of the eye. The machine clicks but what it captures is not just machinery. It is the human sense that tries to make a machine picture what we see with our human eyes. This gap between what the machine sees and and what we see is…

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