Since 2002, the Netherlands has had a Party for the Animals. Yes, standing up for the rights of animals and including animal rights in the body of legislation is certainly a sign of even more control by man over nature, but how much further will this interference go? Will the eating of meat become equivalent to a [...]
Kirsty Mitchell created this incredible photo series in honor of her mother who passed away from brain tumor in 2008. Her mother was an English teacher, and Mitchell’s series commemorates her mother’s imaginative and inspiring personality. Mitchell’s storybook-like photos were a source of comfort from her grief, but the results of her hard work are [...]
‘If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough,’ said Robert Capa. Scot Sothern’s 1990 project Low Life portrays the prostitutes he meets and sleeps with, accompanied by diary entries in which he’ll describe his day: friction with the ex-wife, tenderness towards his son, visit to a hooker. You can’t get much closer than that.
Spanish photographer Chema Madoz seems to have a particular talent for shooting pictures that fuse seemingly disparate subjects in the most disconcertingly calm way. Nothing is what it appears to be at first glance — but it all makes sense when you look at the big picture.
We don’t know how, but somehow, somewhere in New York’s subway system, a secret City Hall subway station lurks. With its tall ceilings and brass fixtures, it looks positively majestic and grand. The station has been closed to the public since 1945 as it was deemed too unsafe for use, but apparently, commuters in the [...]
Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog on Slate never fails to fascinate, and one of his recent posts really jumped out at me. Blame it on the picture that came with it, showing a malevolent-looking 1,250-mile wide behemoth hurricane on Saturn taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. It’s 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on [...]
We delved into Belgian artist Wim Delvoyes and uncovered this rather amazing Sex-rays project he did back in 2001. It sounds exactly like its name: sexually explicit acts captured as X-rays. Delvoyes later described the process as ‘very medical, very antiseptic’.
Tiny art is fun, and looking at Vancouver-based Jonah Samson’s Pleasantville series — hilariously named as it showcases human behavior at its worst — it’s not just fun, it’s a riot.
What can you do with military-grade flares? In his Take Refuge series, LA-based photographer Kevin Cooley used these to illuminate the nighttime and often cold landscapes of wherever he travelled to for his other projects, and shot the long-exposure images with an analog 4×5 large format camera. They emit the same inviting glow regardless of [...]
I’ve always found it strange the way proud soon-to-be-parents will show off their child’s ultrasound. They Oooh and Awww over it and even point out cute features of their baby. The thing is, let’s be honest, those ultrasounds aren’t very flattering. Black and white ultrasounds are blurry and flat. But get ready, it’s possible to [...]
In a recent interview with Vice magazine, photographer Jonathan Hobin stated about his series, ‘Sometimes the kids just get it. Like the 9/11 picture. Even though they are three or four years old, they saw the twin towers and said, ‘I’ll hold the airplane, this is where the plane hit the building’. The mother was [...]
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. One of Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s latest photo series, Vertical Horizon, has him framing perfectly symmetrical shots of the city architecture edging around a skyward void. It almost looks like you could plunge in and freefall up to the sky forever.
Hutt Lagoon in West Australia is where loads and loads of algae farms can be found. In turn, the algae are responsible for making the whole place look so damn colorful. Sydney-based photographer Steve Back saw one of the farms south of Kalbarri on a flight over the lagoon and decided the sight was too [...]
That mug of coffee that’s going to save you from dozing off at your desk this morning, just look at it right now. Do you see it for what it is? No? Well then, maybe you need a better view. This scanning electron micrograph of caffeine crystals by Annie Cavanagh is so good, it was [...]
You can’t change the past. Or can you? Photoshop wizard Flóra Borsi has been doing for a while. Using humour and quick wit, the 19 year-old Hungarian artist puts a spin on famous black and white photographs. What would happen if Elvis Presley’s fans all had cell phones at his concerts? Well, take a look at Borsi [...]