Solstice Visuals

Jan 27

The Photography Of 16 Year Old Yash Naik

As I began on my path as a creative in the world of photography, it started fairly late. I bought my first camera in college and it all started from there.

However, my younger brother, Yash, seems to have taken to photography at a younger age. With now a couple of years under his belt already, I’ve seen his eye develop a unique style that I feel is strong. He’s just 16 years of age with a bright future ahead of him. Shooting a mix of film and digital, here are some of my favorite pieces of his that I wanted to showcase. With no formal training, he has picked up the fundamentals of exposure and composition well. I am excited to see where the future leads. 

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Nov 26

A Collection Of The Best Digital Artists -

I recently came across this website which showcases some of the best digital artists around the world. It’s not to say it has everyone, but it’s a really nice arrangement of creatives laid out in way that is visually appealing to navigate through!

Nov 10

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Nov 08

Meetup With London Creatives And Myself!

Hello London, 

I’ll be coming to London and we’re holding a free meet and greet, care of Wacom and Train to Create! Come mingle with other creatives. Wacom will also be giving away a free tablet. 

Link: https://traintocreate-pratiknaik-meetup.eventbrite.co.uk/

Time: Sat, 16 November 2013 at 6:30

Location and details within. You must register before attending. 

Nov 04

A Powerful Photo Story About A Woman’s Struggle To Make Ends Meet (NSFW)

My good colleague An Le recently sent in this story which hit me hard. It was extremely powerful and told so beautifully. 

The story is titled, Grey Lake, for Tush magazine.

An writes: 

"Grey Lake" was inspired by an article I read recently about a 21-year-old girl who committed suicide after 200 jobs rejections. The article reflects a very current and poignant issue about unemployment of young recent-graduates, with a lot of debts/student loans, struggling in big city like New York trying to find jobs, fulfilling their social obligations and following their dreams…

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Oct 19

Ford Model Finds Success By Reinventing Herself As A Male Model -

"Elliott Sailors was a blond bombshell with the prestigious Ford modeling agency and had curves that graced Bacardi billboards around the world.

But when jobs dried up in an industry that considers 25 middle-aged, Sailors, 31, chopped off her blond locks and reinvented herself — as a male model.”

Oct 18

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Oct 16

A Magazine That Finally Says No To Photoshop -

Oct 07

Retouching Before And After: Terry Richardson's Photos -

Although uncertain about the validity, here are some before and after photos of the retouching done for Terry Richardson. 

Oct 02

Incredible Photo Composite: “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”Jacek Nawrot recently posted this incredible composite, which he appropriately titled, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”It looks pretty good on the surface, right? Wait till you see the sources he used (below). Keep in mind, these are just jpg files. So all the detailing with shadows and color matching is really impressive. He mixed in a lot of hand done work to make the piece come together. 
Thanks to Jacek for allowing us to feature his work!

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Incredible Photo Composite: “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”

Jacek Nawrot recently posted this incredible composite, which he appropriately titled, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

It looks pretty good on the surface, right? Wait till you see the sources he used (below). Keep in mind, these are just jpg files. So all the detailing with shadows and color matching is really impressive. He mixed in a lot of hand done work to make the piece come together. 

Thanks to Jacek for allowing us to feature his work!

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Oct 01

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Sep 25

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Sep 21

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Sep 19

Photoshop Messups: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball Cover
Thanks to my buddy Terence B for bringing this to our attention. Apparently the chain isn’t even attached to the ball in the cover! I guess at this point with all of Miley’s craziness, you really don’t need to question trivial things like physics. I mean, so what? It’s just a minor oversight, right? Uh, no. 

Photoshop Messups: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball Cover

Thanks to my buddy Terence B for bringing this to our attention. Apparently the chain isn’t even attached to the ball in the cover! I guess at this point with all of Miley’s craziness, you really don’t need to question trivial things like physics. I mean, so what? It’s just a minor oversight, right? Uh, no. 

Sep 14

How Superheroes Would Look if They Fought Fashion Crimes | Underwire | Wired.com -