400 megapixel image of US Navy Supercarrier, largest warship ever built

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Thursday 3 July 2014

Most of us have never seen a fully-loaded aircraft carrier before. That could be a good thing, come to think of it. And these shots of a particularly notable nuclear powered supercarrier, the USS George Washington CVN-73, shot at an incredible 400 megapixels, show us why it’s so fearsome.

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#CanonShine showcases beautiful images with a personal meaning behind them

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 7 May 2014

This article brought to you by Canon

We’re loving the breadth of photography on the #CanonShine platform, a project that celebrates images with a very personal meaning behind them. The competition, which is open to amateur and professional photographers alike, has showcased some truly beautiful images. And there’s a pretty sweet incentive for you to take part in it: the winning entrant will have their image brought to life through a national advertising campaign; a two month display in the NSW State Library; and will made a documentary made about their journey. [upload your photo to the #CanonShine platform here]

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Long exposure photos reveal beautiful world of fireflies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 30 January 2014

The yellow dots are attacking from the dark forests! Kidding. These photos are actually of fireflies lighting up at night. Okayama-based photographer Tsuneaki Hiramitsu has taken shots of fireflies for years, often going out of the city and into dark, wooded areas where the fireflies reside.

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A series featuring well-timed photos of water wigs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 23 January 2014

Los Angeles-based photographer Tim Tadder gives us physics-defying series about people wearing hair made out of water in ‘Water Wigs’ and ‘Water Wigs Women’. Using high speed photography and perfect timing, Tadder captures the water splashing on the models just as the water balloons burst on impact. If you think this is a hard process to do, you’re probably right.

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Head Over Heels: a photo series of people walking upside down

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 11 January 2014

Paris-based photographer and art director Patrice Letarnec takes the popular expression ‘head over heels’ a little too literally in a series called Head Over Heels. The concept is simple: models handstand with their clothes still in ‘normal position’, meaning the top is still the top and the jeans and shoes are still on the bottom. […]

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Breathtaking photos taken by a pilot from a plane’s cockpit

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 18 December 2013

You think your corner office or your penthouse had a nice view? Get a load of this. Karim Nafani took photos of his office and posted them online. What’s so special about his office? It’s located 35,000 feet high up in the air. The Dubai-based commercial airline captain and photographer took beautiful panoramic shots of his plane’s cockpit to document his daily routine. With the photos, he hopes to share with the world what life is like for a pilot. ‘I take you far away from skyscrapers and high rise building roof tops this time to somewhere much higher: welcome to my daily office!’ Karim said.

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Famous black and white photos in full colour

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Friday 6 September 2013

These incredible historic events never really hit home for me as real life until I saw them in colour. It’s so easy to think that black and white photos come from an alien world. Thanks to the subreddit niche r/ColorizedHistory, we can view historic event in full color. Here’s just a few that caught my fancy. […]

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Clouds that look like a surrealist painting

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 24 May 2013

If you’re anything like me, you have a fascination with clouds. Lucky for us, there’s a cloud appreciation society that shares the same interest. There’s one type of cloud formation in particular, the asperatus cloud, that’s got our collective jaws on the floor. It looks as if it came right out of one of Van […]

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Mike Brodie’s photos of professional hobos and train hoppers

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Thursday 28 March 2013

I’ve always been drawn to the idea of giving everything up and traveling as a vagabond train hopper. And Mike Brodie’s photo only feeds that fantasy. Brodie is a real-life, professional hobo and train hopper. Beginning in 2002, he traversed 50,000 miles through 46 states on more than 170 freight trains. And he brought a camera […]

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Kyle Thompson’s surreal photography pivots between images of life and death

Jonny Burt Reader Find

By Jonny Burt in New Photography on Sunday 3 March 2013

The surreal self-portraits of Kyle Thompson are rather mystifying and alluring works of art that pivot between life and death, angelic beauty, and muted violence. Thompson locates jarring juxtapositions of urban subjects with eerie forests and abandoned houses that evoke terrifying, dislocated realities and within them the absurdities of our everyday existence.

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Photo series about human alterations in environments by Chris Round

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Chris Round gave up on painting when he decided that the results didn’t come fast enough. He was just a kid when he switched to the speedier art of photography. Now the Sydney-based photographer consistently produces solid work centering on the concept of human alterations in the environment. Every image seems to have humanity’s finger […]

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The Moment After The Show: your backstage pass

Mel Baxter Reader Find

By Mel Baxter in New Photography on Wednesday 30 January 2013

We all love a peek behind the curtain of rock and roll. What really goes on behind the scenes? Photographer Matthias Willi and journalist Oliver Joliat have put a book together showing us what our favourite musos look like backstage, seconds after playing. They’ve captured honest moments, a bit of humour and what rock and roll’s really about: blood, sweat and music.

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Stranded motorists in the US: photos by Amy Stein

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By Sarah Eisenlohr in New Photography on Wednesday 23 January 2013

This series was taken as Amy Stein traveled across America over five years, photographing stranded motorists. They have a really great film quality to them and she captures the looks and emotion of being stuck on the roadside quite well. She even has a Google map of all the locations she stopped to photograph.

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Impressive light calligraphy by Julien Breton

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Sunday 23 December 2012

Sure, everyone’s getting into light photography these days. What we like about French photographer-calligrapher Julien Breton’s works is just how many light years away his exquisite light paintings of Arabic calligraphy are from the run-of-the-mill light paintings out there. They’re beautiful.

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Photos of high-altitude cloud snaps

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Photography on Thursday 13 December 2012

Crisp, atmospheric, and infinitely less tacky than your average desktop background, these stills, taken from the open door of a high-flying aircraft, have a sense of suspended drama worthy of an Ansel Adams image. The craft is indeed alive and well, and often miles above the surface of the earth.

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