These bodyscapes by Allan Teger have a beautiful sense of humor. Complete with tiny figures, bridges, sailboats, and horses, Teger literally creates another world using human bodies. These feel both playful, childish, and sexual all at once. My favorite photo has a sailboat bravely facing the vast expanse of human flesh. The contrasting scales of […]
I had no idea that bodybuilder competitions have been around for so long. Apparently the very first muscle-man competition took place in 1901. Weird, right? Here’s a super old-school video of Eugen Sandow performing ‘muscle control’ shows. I guess that’s what they called it back then. If I had to rate these guys, I’d definitely cast […]
Colorodo-based photographer Skott Chandler’s latest series entitled Bedscapes gives an imaginative twist on the classic lanscape photograph. This gorgeous black and white images resemble mountains, valleys, oceans, and deserts. Chandler does a beautiful job of turning the mundane into the sublime.
By River Croteau-Hanson in New Photography on Thursday 23 May 2013
The black and white photography of Andre D. Wagner creates a bold statement while maintaining a simple image. Wagner uses everyday lives and routines to perfectly portray different aspects related to humanity. He uses the language of expression to directly relate to his audience. The power of suggestion is forceful in his work, alongside the […]
Massachusetts-based artist and photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen, who was born in Helsinki, has a curious photography process. Wherever he roams, he emerges with photo perspectives that are really unique by merging his body with his surroundings. Among his works, the ones from his Hands and Feet series really stand out.
For Japanese photographer Wataru Yamamoto’s Drawing a Line series, Yamamoto walked into the Kumano virgin forest armed with a large-format camera and a long cable release to trip the shutter with. The result: intriguing self-portraits that hint at the spot where he was standing at (he can hardly be seen), thanks to the clearly visible […]
It wasn’t that long ago that we sniffed out this 1938 picture of a massive water lily lifting a dainty little kitten, so it’s funny to see the bar has raised with an even earlier photo dated 1892 showing even more of these giant water lilies lifting an entire family of kids in North Carolina […]
Photographer Ana Oliveira has a photo series with subjects re-enacting their portraits from decades ago with similar lighting and camera angles. So, this is how we all age.
Check out these old back-and-white photos of Australia during the 1870 gold rush. These mostly show the town’s inhabitants standing proudly in the dusty town or right in front of their establishments — like a butcher shop and an undertaker’s shop — and staring right into the lens. The pictures are beautifully lit, and they […]
In 1946, the US detonated two nuclear bombs in Bikini Atoll to test the effects of nuclear bombs on naval warships. The second bomb that exploded was named Baker, and it was the first nuclear bomb to detonate underwater. Recently, these rare photographs of the explosion have surfaced, giving valuable insight into the destructive properties […]
Among the winners of this year’s recently announced World Press Photo Awards is this hauntingly intimate and beautiful insight into an Italian couple’s battle with Alzheimer’s. The images are remarkably sad and powerful, and in stark black and white capture the pain, and love, that wed the couple together.
Polish photographer Marcin Ryczek was in Krakow when he saw a guy feeding swans and ducks. The sheer beauty of the stark contrast between his dark figure against the snow-covered land, and between the white swans against the dark waters and er, dark ducks, has led to this picture surfacing everywhere on the Internet and […]
Love moves in mysterious ways. Photographer Paul Schneggenburger’s Sleep of the Beloved photography series has him capturing couples as they sleep by setting up long exposure shots for the night with lit candles beside them. Beautiful concept, beautiful execution.
André Kertész’ is a master. Running a fever, it feels more legitimate than ever to spend an afternoon lingering over the emotion he depicted over the course of a long international career. The photographs of his New York or international periods are as humane as the early Hungarian photos.
Andrew Nunes takes very real and candid photos at critical points of emotion. These photos feature various teenagers around New York City. He either likes to fill his frame completely up or go super minimalist.