: Hunting for the peculiar soul of Georgia
Photographer Robert Bösch works with Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut and teams of climbers to produce elaborate and visually stunning Alpine works. His most recent endeavor is the 150 year commemoration of the Matterhorn's first ascent
. Peta Pixel features a gallery of his works and a variety of "making of" videos
. Robert Bösch
Insect photographer Alex Wild explains the effect of copyright infringement
on his business; he has decided to give up commercial photography, partly due to the time he spends going after infringers. Alex Wild previously
The art world's food fetish is nothing new, triggering equal parts salivation and repulsion we gorge on so-called 'food porn' every day, saturating our screens with sugar. But beneath that candy-cane filter there's a darker side to our fetishisation of all-things sweet. With their Twix noses, salami decolletage and strawberry laces spewing from donut-shaped carverns, James Ostrer'
s saccharine-warped creations are delectably disturbing. Born out of a textbook childhood junk addiction, his new series Wotsit All About
takes sugar worship to the extreme, sculpting mutated, larger-than-life candy characters from truck-loads of pick 'n' mix favourites. Pushing his sitters to the extreme he smothers them in cream cheese, frazzles and ice-cream cones, the food masks leaving a claustrophic, bitter-sweet taste on the tongue. Interview
with the photographer. [NSFW]
Photographer Vanessa Ahlsborn's Machete Project "is an ongoing portrait and object archive that showcases the diversity of this blade style and the beauty of its users. Despite their fearsome reputation in western news media and popular culture, the machete is an extremely versatile and commonplace asset for many people across the world. By documenting the everyday user for whom the machete is an invaluable tool, the project seeks to question the viewer's assumptions about the machete, and by extension, the people who use it." [more inside]
is a beautiful collection of photographs taken at night on the streets of Nairobi. Sometimes chilling, sometimes grim, always evocative
Everyday is Sunday
(Tous les jours dimanche
) is a series of surreal pictures taken by photographer Manolo Mylonas
in the poor and tumultuous
Department of Seine-Saint-Denis
, where he lives (interview in French
). For those who wonder about the sheep herd on a concrete ramp
, they are part of an experiment in urban agriculture
(in French, other pictures
). There's no explanation for the horse on the balcony
, but this is probably how it got there
Since 2006, Alice Proujansky has photographed childbirths around the world
for a project entitled 'Birth Culture.' Her intent is to highlight
'the universal aspects of childbirth, elements that are culturally-specific and the struggle to provide women with safe, respectful maternity care.' Images: Photographer's site
. NYTimes Gallery
. Some photos may be NSFW.
With her most recent series, Alienation
, South African photographer Anelia Loubser finds the extraterrestrial in all of us. Here are the mugshots
she used as source material. More Loubser at Behance
, and Twitter
is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs
from 1935 to 1945 created by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). [more inside]
"Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her life in a hundred different scenarios in her series Self Portraits with Men. Pepe’s photographs are disarming in their nonchalant subtly, the artist possessing an uncanny ability to become a seamless member of each family." [more inside]
Ikea migrated from product photography to digital rendering
in V-Ray and Max so 75% of its catalog
is virtual - down to the afternoon sunlight filtering through soft NORDIS curtains across SLÄTTEN floors near that framed BILD print resting against the BILLY bookcases...
The Taser Photoshoot
: Portraits of People's Faces When Hit With A Stun Gun by Patrick Hall
Entomologist and photographer Alex Wild on the process of photographing a funnel-web spider: These Spider Fangs Aren’t Going To Photograph Themselves
. "Most photographs involve some combination of creativity and constraint, and this one was no different." [more inside]
With the English Premier League season heading into its second week, The Guardian took the opportunity to publish a strange series of pictures
from photographer Ray Wright of some of the top footballers of the 1970s posing at home with their families and a few choice possessions such as vacuum cleaners, radios, moving boxes, tricycles, wallpaper, axes and globes.
Back in 2012, fashion photographer and filmmaker Milton Tan
shot a time lapse film over a six month period, of planes overflying Singapore's Changi Beach
on their way to and from Changi airport. After his "The Air Traffic
" video went viral, managers at the airport made Tan an offer: six months of access to a restricted runway for a second film: The Air Traffic Two
. (Via) [more inside]
46 Photography eBooks to download for free.
Among the free resources compiled by LS are National Geographic‘s “Ultimate Field Guide to Photography,” Strobist‘s “Lighting 101,” Adorama‘s “Guide to Lighting” and many many more.
Breathtaking collection of images at The Atlantic
: Viewing the Earth From Space
If you visit the Humans of New York website
or on the Facebook page
now and in the next few months, you'll find portraits and stories from beyond New York. Brandon Stanton and HONY will be going on a "world tour," to be part of the UN's Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group
effort to raise awareness for the eight international Millennium Development Goals with a target date of 2015
. Currently, HONY is "suddenly a war report form Iraq"
. [more inside]
… we should be big enough to look at it." From The Atlantic
, The War Photo No One Would Publish
Danube Revisited: Starting in 1958, Inge Morath dedicated years of her career to photographing daily life along the Danube River, which flows from Southern Germany to the edge of the Black Sea in Eastern Romania.... In early July, eight female photographers set out to follow Morath’s path along the Danube for five weeks.
Photographer Vivienne Gucwa attended
the first ever adult sleepover at New York's American Museum of Natural History.
Photographer David Slater
is currently in a dispute with Wikipedia over this
photo, taken in Indonesia in 2011. Wikipedia, Slater claims, has used his photo without permission. Wikipedia has so far refused, "claiming that because a monkey pressed the shutter button it should own the copyright." via
Hollywood Streets, 1979-1983
"I went to Hollywood to 'make it', but didn't, and ended up taking pictures of Hollywood, capturing scenes of others 'not making it' as well."
is a 20-year-old photographer from Los Angeles who takes gorgeous, color saturated, studio composed photographs of herself
, most often her girlfriend Chloe (NSFW)
. Buy her photozine
, see photos from an exhibition
, or read her text blog
. [more inside]
A 10-Part Series By Alan Taylor.
"One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century."
"Masuma Ahuja and Denise Lu for the Washington Post applied a technique called databending to a bunch of photos
. The idea is that computer files — even though they represent different things like documents, images, and audio — encode data in one form or another. It's just that sound files encode beats, notes, and rhythms, whereas image files encode hue, saturation, and brightness. So when you treat image files as if they were audio, you get some interesting results. Jamie Boulton has a detailed description on how to do this yourself with Audacity Effects
Doesn’t every adventure begin that way?
I was lying in bed reading on a Saturday evening, and without even looking I idly scratched a spot on the right side of my chest –- at that point I had a chest, not breasts. As I did, my fingers rode over a small something, a little like a speed bump about an inch below and two inches to the left of my right nipple. “That’s a lump!” I thought, and suddenly I had a right breast. With a lump in it.
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
presents an experiment in cultural democracy – the first crowdsourced photo gallery of the Asian Pacific American experience around the world as lived on one day: May 10, 2014
. [more inside]
plays in the band The Nunnery
and takes 35mm photographs
of the underground music scene in Boise, Idaho.
plays in the band Underpass
and takes 35mm photographs
of the DIY punk scene in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Iron, Steam and Coal.
Photographer Matthew Malkiewicz captures the timeless beauty of the steam locomotive and steam trains - the steam
, the tracks
, the folks who run them
and just the folks who love them
. (Via Petapixel