Martin Klimas received his degree in Visual Communications from Fachhochschule Dusseldorf and has had many exhibitions in Germany. This new series, Exploding Vegetables, is created by firing a projectile into different kinds of fruits and vegetables reflecting our shift towards healthy (bio) food and away from junk food.
These stunning images have made the final cut of the Astronomy Photographers of the Year 2010 award, and hats well and truly off to the people who took them. The shots of celestial galaxies enveloping forests and snowscapes are particularly captivating.
The latest edition of National Geographic features a series of remarkable underwater shots taken by Wes Skiles of scientists diving in dangerous blue hole caverns in the Bahamas. Tragically, as Lost At E Minor reader Marilyn Terrell points out, Skiles died while diving off the coast of Florida last week.:
Mankind used to be humbled by natural phenomenon, with ideas of the sublime in art expressing a kind of smallness humans feel in a natural world. Now, man himself has become a force of nature, and the pictures of the BP oil spill posted on the Boston Globe website definitely inspire a sense of awe. We are now humbled by the destruction our species is capable of.
Producer Peter Chin used a ‘combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth’ of a number of animals including penguins, elephants, dolphins, dogs, and penguins. Yes, penguins. It was filmed for a National Geographic Documentary called Extraordinary Animals in the Womb.
Mark Mawson had a camera in his hand from the age of eight. After leaving school, he studied photojournalism at Richmond College in Sheffield and then worked for several national daily newspapers in London until 1995, when he decided he wanted to have more creative freedom over his subjects. In 2001 he moved to Sydney where he now specializes in shooting both people and fashion underwater. This work is from his series, Aqueous.