US Open 2014: “Nothing Beats Being Here”


New Yorkers and tennis fans from around the world know the last days of summer belong to US Open tennis.

Every August, the USTA’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, one of the most beautiful venues in all of sports, becomes tennis heaven – 50 acres of interactive displays, sponsor exhibitions, gift shops, first rate dining, and non-stop tennis action on 20 courts including three of the world’s largest tennis stadiums. 

Duggal Visual Solutions is extremely proud to work alongside the USTA in making each US Open spectator experience more exciting than the last. Each year, the entire Queens, NY grounds are completely made over, with the newest design themes and concepts integrated into specialty exhibits, flags, banners and directional signage. Read more >>

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Action Photography Tips

© Dima Vazinovich

© Dima Vazinovich

Capturing sharp images of moving subjects requires a certain degree of know-how. Try out the following tips and tricks and enter your photo into our Action Photography Contest!

Pre-focus— Autofocus often takes too long, causing you to miss the shot. If you can predetermine where the subject will be in your frame, lock focus on a preset point by switching to Manual, then wait for the exact moment to snap. Read more >>

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The Great Wall of Jell-O


First thoughts that come to mind about bricks-and-mortar are usually durability, security and solidity, but Brooklyn-based artists Lisa Hein and Robert Seng have altered this thought. During the duo’s three-week wall installation, the concrete elements normally used to create brick blocks were replaced with a well-known household snack – Jello-O.


Entitled Bruise, the Jell-O bricks are mixed, cooked and laid on site. Much like concrete, Jell-O starts as powder, makes its way into liquid form, and then solidifies into any molded shape. These flubbery colorful morsels make for a mouthwatering stained-glass-like installation; however, overtime, the gelatinous molds start to melt and decay, and all that’s left is a mortar frame. Read more >>

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DIMA Emerging Artist Awards: Meet The Winners


Presented by Duggal Visual Solutions founder Baldev Duggal at the PDN Photo Annual, the 2014 Duggal Image Maker Award recognizes three outstanding individuals whose work resonates with the photo community visually, emotionally and intellectually.

Meet the winners:

Jeremy Underwood – Best Overall Series

Andrew Lyman – Most Original Image

Antony Sojka – Most Inspiring Image

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Industry Vocabulary: Overlay


Overlay – To place one or more images on top of another image, each image being essentially a separate layer. Images can be overlayed either on a mechanical board by means of sheets of tissue paper or acetate, or on a computer monitor.

(*Courtesy of PrintWiki)

Our Industry Vocab section is curated to gradually increase your industry knowledge over a variety of disciplines. Have a term you’d like to learn more about? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us at @DuggalNYC.

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Never Miss A Trick: French Connection Taps British Magician Troy For Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign


Voila! Out of thin air comes French Connection’s new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, starring British TV magician Troy Von Scheibner and model Camilla Christensen. FCUK’s commitment to “design-led products presented in a unique and innovative way” glows in the retailer’s latest campaign and in-store design, captivating their global audience with the art of magic. Read more >>

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Artist in Hotel Murals | Park Hotel Tokyo

­Skip the museums and spend the night at Park Hotel Tokyo for an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy art from the comfort of your hotel room. Art isn’t just commonly hung on the walls in this establishment; it’s hand-painted floor to ceiling. For the past two years the hotel has been sponsoring their Artist In Hotel project, an initiative that invites artists to stay the night in one of their rooms and transform it into their own one-of-a-kind suite.

park-hotel-tokyo-artist-hand-painted-rooms-designboom-03Festival: Nanami Ishihara, depicts the energetic and vibrant cultural festivities she has experienced throughout her personal life. Ishihara’s “matsuri” (or festival) inspired room took over one-month to create. This parade of color makes a rare period of fleeting happiness and optimism everlasting. Read more >>

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Comic-Con San Diego: Batman Steals the Show


Comic-Con International: San Diego is the premier destination for comic fanatics, pop culture buffs and gamers from all corners of the globe. Entertainment producers, actors, writers and creatives know it is also an unmatched platform for engaging with their most passionate fans.

Celebrating 75 years of superheroism and building anticipation for the 2015 release of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game, Batman undoubtedly stole the show at Comic-Con 2014 with the hot-ticket Cape/Cowl/Create party, hosted by VICE, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment. VICE invited hip artists like Mister Cartoon and Conrad Leach to reimagine Batman’s iconic costume, displaying their designs on rotating platforms at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego. Read more >>

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DIMA Emerging Artist Awards: Antony Sojka – Most Inspiring Image


Presented by Duggal Visual Solutions founder Baldev Duggal at the PDN Photo Annual, the 2014 Duggal Image Maker Award recognizes three outstanding individuals whose work resonates with the photo community visually, emotionally and intellectually.

Antony Sojka received the award for Most Inspiring Image. Check out his winning image below, followed by a brief interview. Congratulations, Antony!


D: Describe your creative process

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‘Monsters’: Ghostly Photos of Moving Crowds


When you’re scrambling to catch the train during rush hour, have you ever felt like you’re part of an anonymous, faceless throng, stripped of all individuality?

If the answer to the above question is yes, you will enjoy German photographer Frank Machalowski’s ‘Monsters,’ a series of long exposure photographs of moving crowds.

The project started in 2012 when Machalowski set up his camera and tripod at some of Europe’s busiest transportation hubs. Using a long duration shutter speed, Machalowski blurred moving people in his shots. (more…)

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