We showcase the winning photographs from the 2014 DPP Black & White World contest. Special thanks to our sponsors Hoodman, Lexar, LumiQuest, Manfrotto and Tamrac for enabling us to make such a successful contest.
By The editors
Photographer | Dennis Ramos
"Sandbox" is a photo montage taken during an experiment with long exposure and off-camera flash in outdoor settings. I didn’t achieve my desired technical composition in-camera, but looking at the series of shots I made, I was able to put together the elements I needed to create the concept I wanted....
Renowned photojournalist David Douglas Duncan hopes to influence the future by connecting dots of the past in his new book My 20th Century
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By David Douglas Duncan
I’ve been a photographer for a very, very long time. I’m 99 now, can you imagine?" laughs iconic photojournalist David Douglas Duncan. "With all modesty, I’ve had more curiosity, I think, than any other photographer—between Picasso, War, the Kremlin, Palestine, Saudi Arabia—and I’ve lived longer."
With a combination of Renaissance style, Polaroid film, large-format cameras and digital scans, Cathleen Naundorf is one of the leading fashion photographers working today
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Cathleen Naundorf
German-born, France-based Cathleen Naundorf paints with a camera. In fact, it was with a brush rather than a camera that she took her first forays into the world of art in the 1980s. The following decade put her on the photographic map as she traveled the world, camera in hand, specializing in reportage on indigenous peoples, ranging from the Yanomami...
Zhang Jingna cultivates each of her photographs from the tiny seed of a creative concept into a stunning work of art
By William Sawalich, Photography By Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna’s story is so peculiar, if it weren’t true, you’d swear it were fiction. Born in Beijing and raised in Singapore, by age 14, Zhang was a national record holder in competitive shooting, a sport in which she would compete throughout her teens. As an art student at 18, she picked up her first camera just for fun. Two years...
Vincent Laforet utilizes the crowd-funding model to take his aerial photo series “AIR” around the world
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By Vincent Laforet
Photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet recently found himself in a position familiar to many professional photographers. After shooting New York City at night from a helicopter 7,500 feet in the air to illustrate the power connection and intersecting paths through the city’s grid system for a Men’s Health magazine article about coincidence,...
Texan Dixie Dixon brings a romantic, dreamy approach to her fashion photography to create the beautiful illusion
By Kristan Ashworth, Photography By Dixie Dixon
In an industry that’s so heavily based on relationships and connecting with people, it’s no wonder that photographer Dixie Dixon’s career has skyrocketed in just the few years since she has been out of college. Her personality, charm and energy are infectious, and she goes out of her way to make everyone who she works with feel comfortable...
With a new focus on collaboration, Tim Tadder is actively developing a new aesthetic that pushes boundaries
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By Tim Tadder
Gritty dirty, for me, is dead,” says commercial and sports photographer Tim Tadder. “If a client hires me to do gritty dirty, I talk them out of it. I’m like, ‘I know what you want, but I don’t think you’re going to be happy with this,’ and I show them stuff that I’m working on and, more times than not,...
What separates Dana Neibert from many of his colleagues is the variety of images he creates for an unusually diverse range of clients
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Dana Neibert
The tear sheet section of Coronado, California-based Dana Neibert’s website has the imprint of the quintessential commercial pro. What separates him from many of his globe-trotting, camera-toting colleagues is the variety of images he creates for an unusually diverse range of clients from American Airlines, American Express and AT&T to the...
How the Internet turned classical musician Michael B. Shane into a professional photographer for one of the hottest news sites on the Web
By William Sawalich, Photography By Michael B. Shane
Like many great photographers, Michael B. Shane entered adulthood on an entirely different career path. He was a classical musician with a master’s degree in music and a full-time job playing the clarinet.
“I first started taking pictures when I was on tour with the Cleveland Orchestra,” he says. “Sometimes, you...
Husband-and-wife creatives BJ and Richeille Formento create a unique interpretation of the land of the rising sun
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Formento & Formento
The dynamic duo of Formento & Formento comes from a commercial background—the Hawaiian-born BJ, a photographer, and the British-born Richeille, an art director and designer—and the couple has merged their talents to create two fine-art series that have gone global. “Circumstance” focuses on Americana, the resulting images being exhibited...
Abe Kislevitz is a photographer, filmmaker, engineer, skier and surfer. Is it any wonder that he’s the master of the GoPro lifestyle?
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By Abe Kislevitz
Everything you want to know about Abe Kislevitz can be summed up by his childhood dream career: roller-coaster designer. “I had every roller-coaster software available at the time—that was available on a floppy disk—and designed roller coasters and looked at G-forces,” laughs Kislevitz. While he hasn’t lived out his dream of designing...
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Brad Mangin is one of the most innovative and artistic sports photographers working today
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Brad Mangin
Baseball and photography have a very special year in common: 1839. Abner Doubleday invented baseball in the same year that Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre introduced the daguerreotype, the first practical way to preserve a frozen moment for posterity. The two have been inseparable ever since, with latter-day practitioners such as Brad Mangin merging the...