Thanks to social media sites like Digg or StumbleUpon, Philippe Toledano has become a very popular photographer on the web. I am also a big fan of his work for its beauty of course, but also because Toledano has great ideas and offers an original look on societal topics.

days with my father

Days with my father

Very touching project. Toledano took regular photos of his 98 years old father and publishes it with comments, setting a record of his fathers last days and giving a look on the situation of the elderly.

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abandonned phones


Photographs of bankrupt offices. Places without life that have been literally abandonned.

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gamers faces

Video gamers

What’s the best way to find someone’s hidden parts of character? Get them to play video games and take their portrait while they are playing.

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hope and fear

Hope & Fear

Surrealistic work about the internal desires and paranoia of a country: America. Quite disturbing.

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Phone Sex

Still not sure if this project is funny or sad. A serie of phone-sex operators portraits with a little anecdote they share about their work.

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.