Haneda Airport, a futuristic view

Stairwell Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal (Tokyo International Airport)

Like a Spaceship

The Roof of the Airport Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport, officially known as Tokyo International Airport and located in Ōta, Tokyo, is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan.

While one might think that many of your photos including the above were taken at dystopian movie sets of "Prometheus", "Minority Report" or the remake of "Total Recall", they in fact show Haneda’s Terminal 2 designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli architects which was opened to the public in 2004.

Photos from 1800mlph, Tokyo Views, huzu1959, kuu+.

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Weekend Samplr

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Het Windorgel

48/365 "Clown's nose" -  2 Luís Vives St. - Castellón - Spain

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Catch of the day EXPLORE 63

One night in an old Marketplace: Sakariba 02

Photos from Alessio Albi, Arnolt Schlick, unoforever, Adam BStar, Julia Martin Photography, lucas ottone, and thomas@flickr, all uploaded around the weekend.

Also, Happy Presidents Day to all our members in the US and huge congratulations to L S G and his fiance who got engaged this weekend!

We're Engaged! Feb. 16 2013

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Prodigy 18-year-old photographer: ‘I want to evoke nostalgia in everyone’

Olivia Bee may be young, but her work has been sought after by some of the world’s most iconic brands.

“I’ve worked for Converse, Nike, Subaru, The New York Times,” the 18-year-old professional photographer from Portland, Oregon, tells The Weekly Flickr. “I did a really big feature for Hermès this summer, which was really amazing to be trusted so much by such an iconic brand.”

When Olivia snaps her camera, she has one ambition:  “I want to evoke nostalgia in everyone,” she says.

Coming from someone with less than two decades of life experience, that may sound a bit sophomoric.  But just take a look at her photos and her resume.

“I am really inspired by daily life and the beauty that that can hold: like the way someone holds their pencil or the way someone smiles at their best friend or the way someone walks down the street,” she explains. “I am very influenced by the ’60s and ’70s, and also the styling from the ’70s really influences the way I put colors together, but I think that you can see that I shoot through a young lens.”

  

 

She got her start in photography by accident while in middle school at  just 11 years of age.

“I wanted to be in video production, but they gave me photography,” Olivia explains. “It was kind of like the best mistake that could have been made by my school counselor, because I just, like, fell in love with this art.”

But her love for the medium did not come immediately.

At first, “I was really frustrated with it,” she says. “But then, slowly I became less and less frustrated and more determined to make really nice photos.”

Shortly thereafter, she began to post her images to Flickr.  “I just really liked to show the world what I was seeing,” Olivia says.

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“I was a freshman in high school when Converse approached me. Their ad agency kept sending me Flickr messages, and I just kept ignoring it,” she says, explaining that she thought the messages were spam. “And so finally, Converse emailed me directly and was like ‘Hey, this is Converse, we wanna shoot with you’ and I was like ‘Whoa, I know about Converse.’”

Before she knew it, they invited her on set for a photo shoot. Olivia was just 15 years old at the time.

“I was so scared,” she recollects. “But by the end of the day, I was like, ‘You can do this for a living?!  Sign me up!’”

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“Being so young and working in the fashion industry is really great,” she says. “I get to work with a lot of amazing brands, a lot of amazing people, but it is also hard because when I am hired for a job or I am working on my own photo, I give it 100%, sometimes 500%.”

Olivia works roughly 80 hours a week and gets really involved in all her work. She likes to do all her own styling, color correcting, editing, casting, and set design. She is also very often her own muse.

Despite the long hours and tireless effort she puts forth, she loves what she does.

“I love photography because it is a way for me to really to show my life to myself and be like ‘look at all this amazing stuff you’ve experienced,’” she explains. “It really makes me think that my life has been totally worth living and really helps me appreciate every single day.”

Her advice to photographers who are just starting out: “Don’t focus on success, that will really do you wrong. Success in terms of money and fame — that won’t mean anything. You should focus on success in terms of what you love and what makes you happy.”

Visit Olivia’s photostream for more of her photography.

More from The Weekly Flickr

We need your help! March is Women’s History Month, and The Weekly Flickr wants to celebrate the women who have changed your life. Before February 28, please add photos of her in The Weekly Flickr group and include a brief description about how she impacted your world for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode.

Tweet about this video series with #theweeklyflickr, and watch previous episodes of the show.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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I Love My Mechanic Happy Valentine's Day

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Love Dog / Love Sick would you be my valentine ?

I love you

Let’s celebrate the day with romantic photos full of love and emotion!

As The Beatles once sang, "Love is all you need", and while it is important to share these feelings with our loved ones throughout the year, Valentine’s Day has become the opportunity for us to do something special for the people that matter to us. Share your feelings and let them know! A little gesture goes a long way, and it can really brighten someone’s day.

A Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

Photos from musesyndrome_, Pink Sherbet Photography, Maïlis making plans for 2013!, Diogo Costta, Elodie Ck Höwlin, and slightly everything.

Contribute your own Valentine’s photo by tagging it BeMyFlickrValentine and sharing it with us in the Be My Flickr Valentine group with us to be featured on our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day.

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Plenty of pink

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Good Morning 2013

Icebreaker

Pink sky

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The moment between day and night beams filtered sunlight across the sky and landscapes in these glorious scenes, capturing tinges of hot pinks, lavenders, and purples that sunrises and sunsets have to offer.

See more stunning photos like these in the Pink Landscapes gallery, and explore pictures from four of the featured locations: Weld County, Colorado | Flevoland, Netherlands | Oulu, Finland | Akershus Fylke, Norway

Photos from Bryce Bradford, KennethVerburg.nl, Vaeltaja, Danielmero, and kjtfoto.

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Be My Flickr Valentine — Your chance to send a very special message

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Love ? I love love love you.

All around the world, Valentine’s Day is a popular celebration of your loved ones. It’s not just an opportunity to say "I love you" to your very special one, but also to show gratitude and affection towards others – your secret crush, your best friend, your family, your co-worker, or your next door neighbor – the many people which make a difference in your life.

We would like to celebrate the occasion with you and give you the opportunity to have us send your Valetine’s message through Flickr.

How does it work? Take a photo of your letter, card, message today or throughout the day tomorrow and tag it "BeMyFlickrValentine". We will feature a selection on FlickrBlog tomorrow, and if you also add your photo to our companion group Be My Flickr Valentine, you may see your photo on our Facebook or Twitter page where we plan to feature some of your contributions throughout the day.

We hope you enjoy the project. If you have any feedback or questions, come see us in the group discussions.

Photo from @Doug88888.

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February festivities: Mardi Gras and Carnivals

Octopussy in Blue

Carnaval 2013- Escola União da Ilha do Governador – Foto Marco Antonio Cavalcanti|Riotur

Lekken en Plekken

Kurpfälzer Fastnachtumzug

Parades before Lent fill February every year, and many of you shared your photos from the festivities that feature outlandish pageantry and celebrations in South America, Europe, and the U.S. Here’s a little peek at the slew of enthusiastic crowds, floats, and costumes in 2013.

See more photos of this season’s events from these galleries: Venice Carnival | Rio Carnival | Mardi Gras

Photos from Kinesthesis, RIOTUR | ASCOM, larry_antwerp, Brandon.Robert, and uwekulick.

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#FlickrFriday: 9 a.k.a the Happy Birthday Flickr theme!

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Now you know how to say happy ninth anniversary in.... Happy 9th Birthday Flickr from Sydney....!!!

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40/365: HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY, FLICKR!! Love Potion #9 Flickr Friday # 9 (Explored) Feb 9th 2013

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# Last Friday we asked you for submissions interpreting the theme 9 to celebrate Flickr’s 9th birthday.

These are some of our favorite contributions, and there are many more that you can enjoy in the Flickr Friday group. Thanks for your great contributions, and stay tuned for the next theme announcement on Friday.

Photos from GeorgePennington, londondesigner.com, mickyg9, elPadawan, #Bea, Elizabeth Budd, montvm1, and vg__.

#FlickrFriday is a weekly photography project that challenges your creativity. For a chance to be featured on FlickrBlog, follow @flickr on Twitter & like us on Facebook and look for the weekly theme announcement every Friday. Browse the Flickr Friday category for more.

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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2013

Harbin Snow & Ice Festival 2013

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Colors of Ice

2013-01-24_21-40-54 Harbin Snow Sculpture Park at Sun Island

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Pictures of the world-renowned display of colossal sculptures and buildings constructed with ice and snow at the annual winter event in Harbin, China.

Explore more scenes from this event and location: Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2013 gallery | Harbin, China

Photos from Noppanan Arunvongse Na Ayudhaya, 山德 Villa, Leru Swing, ShahafAbileah, and Dan Fimm.

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Happy Lunar New Year

Guangzhou, 2013 Chinese New Year

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Lunar New Year Celebration @ NAFA Kindergarten

Chinese New Year Parade

Farewell, Year of the Dragon. According to the Chinese zodiac, today marks the beginning of the Year of the Snake. Festivities across Asia and Chinatowns in big cities around the world celebrate with grand decorations, dragon dances, and parades. These photos are a glimpse of early festivities located in: Guangzhou, China | Singapore | Honolulu, Hawaii

See more celebration photos in the Lunar New Year 2013 gallery.

Photos from stevenxfile, Andrew JK Tan, Lioneldude Photography, ediot, and colleeninhawaii.

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