Frédéric Delangle, 1965, France, is a conceptual photographer based in France working with a large scale camera. In his ongoing series Pourri, we see large still-lifes of decaying food and other natural products. Coït is a project in which he photographed the act of love-making. The lens was open during the entire act of love-making and the people involved shut the lens when they were finished. It created abstract images that trigger our imagination. In his project Nyctalope, meaning "to see the night", he made night-scapes at rural locations using the headlights of his car as a lightsource. In 2005 and 2006 he also photographed at night in the city of Ahmedabad, India. The shutter was open for periods of 5 to 10 minutes. In the city crowded with people and vehicles, it was the only moment to actually photograph the city itself. The following images come from the series Pourri, Nyctalope and Ahmedabad No Life Last Night.
The target of this website is embedded in its name; to post active image-makers until we reach 500 photographers. The photographers can be from any discipline within the photographic range, but they have to be worth looking at and have a certain level of quality. When we get to number 500, we will have a deep database of great photographers.
500 photographers is done by Pieter Wisse, a photographer himself based in Rotterdam, NL. For three years (2009-2012) he was the founder and owner of Four Eyes Photography & Art, a gallery and bookstore based in his hometown that also released Four Eyes Photography Magazine.
Once this website reaches photographer #500 it will be finished and done. It will then only be here with the function of being an archive of amazing photographers of the 21st century.
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