Some photographers aim to challenge societal views. Others like to make bold statements with their pictures. Not all photography is beautiful and not everything will make you feel good. There is an important space for the nature of the work. But we’re not visiting this room today. Instead, we’re here for the feel-good and heartwarming photography. The six photographers below give us everything we need to have smiles on our faces.
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Nicholas Lindsey’s heartwarming photograph of dogs
Most people love dogs. They show us love like no other species on earth. They are cute, adorable, and fun to be around. So if you take the world’s favorite pet and put it in front of a camera, only good things will happen. Nicholas Lindsey’s heartwarming photography was created through a series of dog portraits. Are you having a tough day? Check out the series here, and you’ll be feeling better in no time!
Peter Thorne’s heartwarming photograph of fat cats
Cats like to do their own thing. You are the household rebellious teenager. But when they interact with people, they melt our hearts. Peter Thorne saw the potential in eye-catching portraits of cats sitting in front of lively backdrops. His long-term goal was to create a coffee book that everyone can enjoy. That was in 2016, and unfortunately the book isn’t out yet. Don’t worry, you can enjoy your work here.
Heartwarming photographs of newborn babies
A baby is the beginning of a new life. These tiny people can even melt a heart made of stone. So it’s no wonder that the photographer Amanda Steinbacher saw the potential in photographing them. But while many newborn shoots lack creativity, Steinbacher’s photos have an abundance of them, and we love them. Bold colors and stylish props to work with these lovely newborn babies. Nice stuff. just look here.
The heartwarming story behind this Pentax Spotmatic
Here at The Phoblographer we love stories that you don’t read every day. The story behind this Pentax Spotmatic certainly caught our attention. Daimon Wright bought the Pentax from him, which he describes as “a handsome young guy”. The previous owner had taken it with him on trips and used it as a creative opportunity to propose to his girlfriend. She handed her the camera, looked at her, and at that point saw the words “Marry me” on the sensor. Read the full story here.
Krysada Phounsiris is powerful and heartwarming
Horror, however it appears, is rarely associated with feel-good stories. Many people with anxiety suffer from anxiety and a lack of self-esteem. It doesn’t always have to be this way, however. Photographer Krysada Phounsiri aka Snap Pilots wanted to help people accept their fear and fall in love with themselves. Commenting on his motivation, Snap Pilots said, “I’m a voice empowerment advocate and my goal is to bring visibility to the underrepresented.” Check out the series here.
Michel Leroy made the most of the pandemic
COVID-19 has been a tough time for all of us. Quarantine put many of us in a situation we had never seen before. Many photographers used it as an opportunity to get creative. Michel Leroy was one of them. After not taking a single photo for a month, Leroy brought his family together, set up his home studio, and got to work. He created this image based on AC / DC’s classic Highway to Hell cover. In 2020 he walked us through the entire process of creating the photo. You can read about it here.
Send us these feel-good photos!
Photography is a great way to distract the mind from the doom and gloom of life. While we will always show the important stories of the world, sad as they may be, we also want heartwarming photography. So if you’re working on something that you think will melt our hearts, send it in to us. You can use the form above to send us your work. If we like it, you may be featured and your work shown to our millions of readers.
Snap Pilots’ mission statement. All images used with permission.
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