Check out these beautifully executed graphics and illustrations by Konstantin Reshetnikov from 2020 and 2021.
Konstantin Reshetnikov is a Russian graphic designer and illustrator who lives and works in Saint Petersburg. He recently published this fine selection of outstanding graphics and illustrations that he created in 2020 and 2021. All based on simple graphic shapes in a clean, flat design, the collection includes both graphics and illustrations made for personal and commercial projects. Just have a look below. For more of Konstantin Reshetnikov’s creative work, feel free to take a look at his portfolio on Behance. You can also follow this talented designer on Dribbble and Instagram.
This beautifully designed and fully editable calendar template for 2022 is available for download on Adobe Stock.
Adobe Stock contributor @McLittle Stock created this fun and simple 2022 calendar template. Designed in the US Letter size, this calendar template is quite easy to customize. All sample texts are for display only and the photos shown in the preview are not included in the downloaded file. You can add your own text, design elements, or images with just a few simple clicks.
This premium template requires Adobe InDesign. You can get the latest version from the Adobe Creative Cloud website, just take a look here. You can learn more about this Adobe InDesign calendar template by clicking on the following link or check out the images below.
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This fully-editable Adobe InDesign template lets you create a professionally designed resume and cv in no time.
Created by Adobe Stock contributor @Broluthfi, this eye-catching resume & cv template includes two standard sizes, A4 and US Letter. Using this template for your job application you will definitely stand out from the crowd of competitors. Editing the file is quite simple in Adobe InDesign. You just need to replace the text and profile pic section with your own data. The InDesign template is completely print-ready but you can also export it as a PDF file for online applications.
Please note, this easy-to-use template requires Adobe InDesign. You can get the latest version from the Adobe Creative Cloud website, just take a look here. You can learn more about this Adobe InDesign resume template by clicking on the following link or check out the images below.
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This beautifully designed flyer template is based on simple black and white pattern graphics.
Created by graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and microstock artist @Blackcatstudio, the flyer template can be downloaded in the size of A4. It includes two different layouts, one with a white background and one with a black background. The two simple patterns give these layouts a modern look. All details are fully customizable. You can add your own text, graphics, or images with just a few clicks.
This flyer template requires Adobe Illustrator. You can get the latest version from the Adobe Creative Cloud website, just have a look here. Just click on the following link to get further information about this beautiful flyer template.
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The creative people at The Bar Brand People created a sophisticated brand and packaging design for Maybe Sammy Cocktails.
The Bar Brand People were asked by award-winning Sydney bar Maybe Sammy to design the packaging for their suite of bespoke bottled cocktails.
“The Maybe Sammy mixologists have perfected the craft of the ready-to-pour cocktail, and the packaging design needed to reflect the premium product. The labels are minimal and refined, with the custom debossed gold foil providing visual impact against the deep green of the box. The foil detail extends to the front and neck label, complimenting the gold lid.
The series features a trio of elegant 500ml bottles, with miniature 100ml versions of each cocktail. Every detail on the bottles and boxes has been carefully considered, ensuring the experience extends beyond the drink inside.”
Frankly, that’s my only hope for Afghanistan, small though it may be.
Short of shutting off the internet, the Taliban will face a wave of recording technology this time around that didn’t exist at the turn of the century.
It’s at least possible the Taliban will be somewhat restrained by images and videos of their atrocities reaching the global pubic.
(It’s not much of a hope, but more than nothing.)
Again, it’s easy to for me to sit on my chair, put my feet up, and write this column for you.
I have the privilege of safety.
And all the smartest people are telling us a global refugee crisis is just getting started, as Climate Change will render some places uninhabitable, (where people currently live,) and then a lack of vital resources, like water, should kick off more drama.
It seems the refugee phenomenon will overwhelm our current system of borders, paperwork, passports, and institutional infrastructure.
(Come for the photography review, stay for the futurism.)
That being said, you can’t have a book review column without a book, and you might guess where we’re going today.
It just so happens I had the PERFECT thing in my book stack for a week like this.
Earlier this year, I received an email from Thana Faroq, a Yemeni refugee living in the Netherlands, who asked if she could send me a book, “I Don’t Recognize Me in the Shadows,” published by Lecturis, with support from the Open Society Foundations.
I was flattered, and happily accepted her offer, so let’s dig in, shall we?
It took a minute to figure out how to open the book, and then how to make it work.
The cover wraps around, and you have to open it a few times to get a sense of the object, but then it functions like a traditional publication.
(Turn the page, see something new.)
Certainly, I hadn’t considered how much the interminable periods of not-knowing-what-comes-next would be so maddening.
As we flip through, we learn about the constant waiting on paperwork, on status updates, on hearing from some bureaucrat whether you can stay safe, or if they’re planning on sending you back to Hell.
Can you imagine?
That’s why books like this are so helpful, as empathy differs from sympathy in its requirement that we put ourselves in others’ shoes.
The book is experiential, as after the opening text, we see a set of color photos made in a refugee camp in Djibouti, but then it goes Black and White, until another set of color photos at the end.
We see page after page of people in apartment block windows, standing around.
At first, I was confused, and then realized, as they built upon each other, it was a metaphor for standing around, waiting, looking out the window because you have nothing else to do.
We see photos out bus windows, walking down institutional corridors, and little moments that give a sense of the banality of fear.
(These people are safe, temporarily, but until the permits come through, it’s purgatory.)
Then, in the book’s middle section, we have portraits of refugees, taken through blurry glass, perhaps to protect their identities.
And those are paired with their hand-written-type statements on pieces of paper that have been glued to the page.
As I wrote when I reviewed Katherine Longly’s “Hernie & Plume,” or Maja Daniels’ “Elf Dalia,” it seems the European-based book artists have a great sense on how to break up structures to prevent boredom, these days.
When I turned the last page, I felt grateful as much as empathetic.
I appreciate the bravery it takes to stay present in such difficult circumstances, and offer evidence to the rest of us.
Dr. Paul Hetzel wasn’t always a landscape & nature photographer. He retired from a medical oncology practice in Springfield, MA, and found his second calling.
He and I talked about the power of printing one’s own photography and how he has found a wonderful group of fellow photographers in the Photo Arts Xchange, an event hosted by Connecticut photographer, Steve Sherman.
Another important point that Dr. Hetzel makes in our chat is the importance of looking in one’s own backyard for “travel” photography. In other words, you don’t have to travel too far to make great photographs.
What challenges Dr. Hetzel the most as a photographer? What can make or break an image? Listen to the podcast below to find out!
Interview With Nature & Landscape Photograher
Photographers & Events Mentioned
Here are the links to some of the photographers and events mentioned in the podcast:
Sample Of Paul Hetzel’s Portfolio
Speaking of landscape photography, years ago, I hosted a guest blog post by Brett Stoddart about being an Urban Landscape photographer. Check that out.
I wish you could have been there for Jason & Isabelle’s wedding. It was JOY, over and over again! These two were one of our first couple to reschedule their wedding due to Covid- we pushed from May to September. And then as the world continued to grapple with the fallout of the virus and September looked less and less likely, they made the hard decision to reschedule again, this time for 2021.
But then they did my favorite thing and decided, to heck with it, we’re not waiting any longer to start this next chapter of our lives. When Aimee Dominick’s email came through about dates for a micro wedding, I couldn’t get my reply sent back fast enough! And then when Isabelle sent me photos of her custom SILVER dress in progress, I knew this was going to be one for the books!!
Together with eight of their closest friends and family, they gathered for an intimate ceremony at Meridian House, followed by a lingering, several-course dinner indoors. Aimee carried the “sweet as a peach” motif (harkening back to Isabelle’s childhood in Georgia) through their signature cocktail and table decor, and seeing their two revel in their joy was the sort of thing that left me floating on air long after I drove away that evening.
Isabelle & Jason, thank you, thank you for getting married. That may sound silly, but I can’t express how encouraged I was to see love prevail, to see you gather with your dearest loved ones in celebration of something so GOOD! Congratulations to you both!!
I had a wonderful time doing a maternity session for Rania and Josh. This sweet couple recently moved from the Washington DC suburbs to San Francisco! Their goal for this session was to capture their love for each other and their prince on the way, with a gorgeous and dramatic golden hour sunset and breathtaking landscape. As a Bay Area Maternity Photographer, there are so many beautiful locations to shoot at. I was so happy that Rania and Josh were open to traveling to the East Bay for their session! These rolling hills made for a perfect backdrop! These two are over the moon to have their baby boy home! Take a look below to see some some of my favorite shots from their sunset maternity session!
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Take a look at a recent In-Home Pregnancy Announcement Session here!