Wonderfully Timeless Contemporary Photography (20 photos)


Croatia-born photographer Stanko Abadic finds beauty in simple moments. Shot in black and white, his street photography is characterized by strong contrasts of light and dark, his attention to geographic forms and his eye for long shadows.

What I love most about his photos (aside from the slightly surreal nature to them) is that they look they’re from the the 1930s or 1940s when, in fact, they were mostly taken during the last 10 years. It was only in 1995 that Abadic moved to Prague and started exploring the city with his camera, thereby developing his visual eye.

There’s a great interview with Abadic over at Photographer’s Speak. Here was my favorite quote from him:

“The faster we live, the less emotion is left in the world. This might be the reason why my photographs do not seem contemporary and why I look back to a time when people were closer to each other. The slower we live, the deeper we feel the world around us. This is my general philosophy.”




















See more of Stanko Abadic’s timeless photos at Contemporary Works.






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Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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