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Photographer Henry Leutwyler's Ballet

Swiss born Henry Leutwyler is a photo school reject. He taught himself the anatomy of a camera and all the chemical processing fun a darkroom has to offer—praise the film gods for that! He made the move from Paris to New York City at the age of 25, and quickly developed his forté in celebrity portraiture. For the past four years, using only his 35mm Leica, the photographer has been collaborating with Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet, documenting behind-the-scenes and studio portraits of the dancers. Leutwyler and the NYC Ballet turned out to be such a perfect artistic alliance, that they kept him around for years and years to come. His latest book, Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet is personal photo diary chronicling his era of ballerinas. For those who would like to enjoy his Ballet photography on the skate ramps, you're in luck because he's created some outstanding decks for your inner skater ballerina.
April 18, 2013

Photographer Q&A: Jake Stangel

Have you always wanted to know more about Dwell's photo shoots and the amazing photographers that we get to work with? Well you're in luck! This Q&A with the wonderful Jake Stangel kicks off the start to our 'Get to Know the Photographer' series. You will learn what it is like to shoot for Dwell and hear about some fun behind-the-scenes moments. Most importantly, you will be able to put a face to a name of these talented photographers who have helped us create the beautiful pages of Dwell over the years!
April 11, 2013
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Photographer Eirik Johnson's Barrow Cabins

In the summer of 2010, photographer Eirik Johnson adventured to the most northern stretch of the United States to capture several hunting cabins in Barrow, Alaska. He returned in winter 2012 during the frigid Arctic Winter Solstice to photograph the same cabins at the precise angle and position, as he did that one summer. With only a brief four hour window of dusk-like light during this recent winter trip, he still managed to succeed in a complete visual contrast, especially when the images are viewed side by side. The structures are used by native Iñupiat families who travel from Barrow to hunt for waterfowl in the summer and seals in the winter. "The cabins are situated along the shores of the Chukchi Sea, part of the larger Arctic Ocean. Each structure has been fashioned out of whatever makeshift materials are on hand, from weathered plywood to old shipping pallets collected from the nearby-decommissioned Navy Base. Seen together, both the summer and winter series are a meditation on the passage of time and seasonal shift along the extreme horizon of the Arctic."
April 11, 2013

Photographer We Love: Noah Webb

Noah Webb has been photographing architecture and people's homes for Dwell for about ten years. We just commissioned him again for a project in our upcoming special Prefab issue. His latest personal promotional piece has to be one of our favorites we've ever received—a little "passport" with pages of recycled medium format contact sheet FILM from his shoot archives. Brilliant! We love flipping through it every so often and reliving all of his past shoots. Click through our photos to enjoy some of his latest and not-so-latest work. 
April 4, 2013
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Photographer Nicholas Alan Cope's Black and White L.A.

For the past seven years, Los Angeles based architecture photographer Nicholas Alan Cope has been capturing the striking modernist cityscape the City of Angels has to offer and recently assembled them all in a stunning new book, with a foreword by fashion designer Rick Owens, called Whitewash. What's so beautiful about Whitewash is its reliance on the stark abstraction and contrast of the structures to hold your intrigue without telling you what or where the building is—it really is just a surreal and amazing picture book. He does give clues as to the neighborhood, so perhaps some local Angelinos will know and choose to keep the mystery alive, so it remains all about the photography and not the location.
March 29, 2013
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Photographers We Love: Mark Mahaney

A name that may be familiar to you after reading many issues of Dwell: Mark Mahaney. Based in Brooklyn, New York with his wonderful family, Mark is an extremely talented photographer who has shot over a dozen stories for us and is always excited to take on a Dwell assignment. His work is beautiful and honest and photographs a house like he is capturing a portrait of a person. Check out more stories Mark has shot for Dwell here.
March 22, 2013
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Today’s Tumblr: Found by National Geographic

Dwell is a huge fan of Tumblrs for inspiration and pictorial satisfaction. Today, we focus on "Found," a Tumblr created by National Geographic to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Sourced from the National Geographic archives, many of these images were never published or released to the public. Although many of the images are missing their original date or location, they still reveal timeless moments across all cultures. The prints will also be available for sale in the National Geographic online store.
March 12, 2013

Photographer Focus: Rebecca Daniels

Rebecca Daniels is an architectural photographer based in San Francisco, mainly commissioned by local architects to shoot their latest project. She has a beautiful eye for abstract details, shapes, and colors. Whether it's a stairway, window or exterior wall, she takes advantage of the graphics around her and goes in for the tight detail. We love how one has no clue as to the scale, material, or object identity in her abstract series.
March 12, 2013
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Shot by Jonas von der Hude

Born in Lübeck, Germany and currently based in Hamburg, photographer Jonas von der Hude has been snap, snap, snapping away. Previously trained in all things carpentry, design, and photography, von der Hude now dedicates his time as a freelance photographer. Neon colors, strategically placed objects, and graceful proportions fill each take. Herewith, a few selects from his portfolio thus far.
March 5, 2013