Grad student Kaija Straumanis clearly has a sense of humor. Her series of self-portraits depict her getting random things flung in her face as she looks on with a dazed look. Well-timed, Straumanis, well timed.
Self-portraits (and selfies, since we are on the topic) are a dime a dozen on the Internet. Which makes it even more remarkable that Laura Williams seems to have caught everyone’s attention with her series of invisible self-portraits. It’s all decidedly low-tech, with her holding up a mirror in a way that seems to blend in with her surroundings effortlessly.
Singapore-based photographer Quzop has been making waves online with his Spring-Autumn dual-portrait series where elderly folks and their younger counterparts don each other’s attires against unmistakably Singaporean backdrops like HDB (public housing) flats and corridors. How endearing.
For his Alone Time photo series, JJ Levine shot what looks like couples amidst perfectly mundane domestic settings. The twist? Every couple is really a male-and-female construct of the same person. It sounds far more gimmicky than it is. Levine himself spent years going to and fro between identifying himself as male and female, lending […]
Silvia Grav is a photographer from Madrid who tells stories of the darker kind. All of her works are beautiful and haunting at the same time, expressing what the Portuguese would probably call a unique sense for “saudade”.
In the six years that photographer Donald Weber spent documenting contemporary life in Russia and Ukraine, he managed to get chummy enough with the Ukrainian police to gain access to their interrogation rooms as the latter subject suspected criminals to hard questioning. The resulting photos offer a bleak look at what goes on behind these […]
Erwan Fichou, the photographer behind the marvelous photo project that had him taking portraits of dogs and their owners clad in fur coats made from their coats, has another intriguing photo project, Miradors, where he got gardeners to create fantastic topiaries out of trees before coercing street pedestrians to stand on top of them. The […]
Wow. In March 2012, Francisco Negroni visited Cordón Caulle in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province, Chile with his camera equipment. He left the site with these crazy photos of the active volcano erupting while a lightning storm took place. These pictures are so remarkable and dramatic, we’re not sure if we […]
Photographer Andrea Tese took it upon herself to reorganize the possessions that belonged to her late granddad. Literally offering a peek at the legacy he’s left behind (clothing, pots and pans, newspaper clippings and even heating equipment), it is a fascinating reminder at what defines individual lives, as well as the astonishing volume of items […]
Photographer Niccoló Bonfadini, who is based in Monza, Italy, was in the Lapland when he chanced across these trees being seized by ice in sub-zero temperatures of -40°C to -15°C. Us? We’re simply blown away by the shots he ended up taking of these trees held captive by the unyielding winter.
This grisly set of images by photographer Chris Jordan should sound alarm bells for whomever believes mass consumerism is an affliction that affects only humans. The ripple effects of America’s apparent obsession with plastic waste impact all living creatures, as the insides of these decomposed seagulls attest – a strong visual contribution to the debate […]
Every day, self-professed book-lover Bernd Kuchenbeiser takes a beautiful black-and-white photograph of a book that has arrested his attention that day with his iPhone. He first started it as a project on Twitter in 2011, and when the platform no longer offered a direct gallery function, the site A Good Book was born. As he […]
Brooklyn-based visual artist Jesús Chapa-Malacara , who was a professional ballet dancer before he took on photography, has combined his love for dance and photography with an ethereal photography series capturing the beauty of dance with dancers in long exposure. A KickStarter campaign is now in the works with him calling for backers to expand […]
Liza Nelson, who purports to be discovering her artistic voice, has created Emoji IR L.LOL., a marvelous photography series where she interprets emojis through real life. Why? As she declared on the Tumblr she created for the project, ‘Somebody had to do it’.
It appears that in Victorian times, it was all the rage for mommies to take their babies to the photo studio so their little ones could have their portraits taken professionally. Which meant that the doting moms had to disguise themselves as part of the backdrop as they held their kids tight for the camera. […]