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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amalia Caputo’s thoughts about photography convey its duality, being both a narrative or a non-narrative tool, always as an intermediate between the thought and the action of clicking, and registering or choosing a specific frame. In her most recent photos and videos, she has addressed the concerns of art history, memory, cultural icons, domesticity and the obsessive/compulsive as a stigma of our times.
Do you remember the film Amélie? There was a craze for collecting old discarded photographs from photobooths at the time. Way before that, in 1973, Katherine Anne Griffiths took her first photobooth picture at the age of 11. Since then, she’s been documenting her life through photo booth pictures. Photobooth Journal is both her personal photographic journal and a blog for lovers of photo booth photography, with many gems from the past.
My intention is not to try to change the world. I’m aiming, instead, to represent some of the new and problematic scenarios of the contemporary world, which, without realizing it, have become part of our everyday life. I want to awaken consciousness about them in the individual. These allegorically portrayed situations reference a variety of the ‘accidents’ that are caused by humans. My series denounces what has become a habit. Art by Rodolpho Vanmarke.
I am thrilled to have teamed up with United Photo Industries to curate Anew, a group exhibition featuring nine photographers who unearth beauty in the seemingly irrelevant, everyday objects that most people disregard, revealing that unnoticed and banal items can sometimes be quite magical. [see more photos at Feature Shoot]
Austrailian-based visual artist Catherine Nelson builds complex floating worlds consisting of hundreds of photographs stitched together. For years, Nelson has worked as a compositor in the movie industry creating visual effects for feature films such as Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter. She now combines technique and experience to create these unique and imaginative landscapes, each one becoming its own detailed microcosm. [via Feature Shoot]
Can you imagine making a living out of sniffing armpits? Well, probably you can’t. Yet there are people who do that: they are called ‘odour judges’ and they’re among us, just like condom testers, dinosaur bones dusters and other unbelievable but real jobs. Photographer Nancy Rica Schiff sought them out and captured them in action for her book Odd Jobs – Portraits of Unusual Occupations. Flip through the pages and I’m sure you will want more of your boring office life.