Dean West

June 29, 2016 § 1 Comment


Photographer Dean West takes weeks and up to a year creating these incredibly complex,Hockney-esque, hyper-stylised images from his “Painted Photographs” series. “To recreate the scene of the girl on the balcony (‘St. Pete Beach, 2016’), that was like seven days of driving to find the one space that felt as close to that memory as possible,” said West in a recent interview.


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Paint Me Over

June 28, 2016 § Leave a comment


Paint Me Over, a photography is a series created by photographer Marina Danilova and dress designer Svetlana Lyalina.  Lyalina is known for her wedding dresses but here collaborates with painter Nikas Safronov to create these stunning creations.


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Slavic Folklore

June 27, 2016 § Leave a comment


Moscow-based photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lili Aleeva (a duo known simply as Yakovlev and Aleeva) have created a series of photos that trade liberally on Slavic folklore tales, often with religious themes, many pre-Christian when people worshipped a sun god named Dazboh.


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June Kim

June 24, 2016 § 1 Comment


Some minimalist architectural inspired work by photographer June Kim.

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Grand Interiors

June 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

Weddings, art and commercial

Some stunning interior shots by photographer James Kerwin of abandoned and formally grandiose buildings.

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Paradox City

June 22, 2016 § Leave a comment


Japanese photographer Shin Noguchi is a master of street photography. See a lot of inspiring work on his website.


“I always try to capture this reality beyond my own values and perspective.”‘Sorry, You’ll Never Walk Alone’ was aimed at capturing the contradictions of the contemporary world – while human nature tells us to be with the others, we’ve created complex societies that make the individuals feel alienated like never before. However, it seems like at the same time it is not possible to actually have a moment on your own in this vigorous and busy world. “There must be someone in the society keeping an eye on your struggle for living. Street photography always displays the truth. The truth I talk about isn’t necessarily what I can see, but what also exists in society, on the street, in people’s life. I always try to capture this reality beyond my own values and perspective.”

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Get to know BLEND 2.0 – From our CEO

June 22, 2016 § Leave a comment


Over the past 11 years, our founding photographers and contributing artists have been hard at work building what we consider one of the top collections of commercial stock photography available.  While we started Blend Images to address the lack of high-quality, non-stereotypical images of multiculturalism and diversity, it has since become so much more.  Blend now also features travel, concepts, food, architecture, and many other subjects that comprehensively showcase the human experience.

As a completely photographer owned and managed agency, we see ourselves as “makers for makers” – as truly creative partners.  And with the launch of our new website, you now have access to the entire Blend Images library. From value priced Royalty Free to hard-to-find Rights Managed content, it’s all just a click away.  With over 150 photographers creating new imagery for Blend every day, there’s always something new at

And don’t forget, we are always happy to assist you with research, it’s free. Our customer service team is eager to help find just the right shot at the right price.  You can reach our research team via live chat on the new website, or you can simply email them at

Creatively yours,

Rick Leckrone, Founder and CEO of Blend Images


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