To shoot photos like Nick Brand you must have a lot of patience. His ability to capture the wildlife is enormous, like I haven't seen before. “African wildlife has never looked so regal and mysterious as in Brandt’s grave photographs. His elephants appear as weighty as the pyramids. His rhinos look more ancient than carbon. His apes know something we don’t. Given the multitude of human disasters in Africa, is it an indulgence to lose yourself in pictures that carry no hint of the wars and famines outside the frame? Not when the pictures are such powerful reminders that Africa is also a magnificent—and endangered—treasure house of animal life." - Time Magazine Look out for his newest exhibitions on http://nickbrandt.com/
I really like that part of the day where I stop everything else just to browse around looking for inspiring images. Besides gathering images for the Daily Inspiration series I get to see tons of amazing stuff! Yesterday, while doing this regular research I bumped into Ellen van Deelen's photos and her images amazed me right away. I simply loved the delicate, beautiful and cute approach of her photos. The way she captures rats is so inspiring that I really needed to put this selection together so you could check it out. Ellen lives in the south part of Netherlands and started taken pictures when she was 10 years old. Besides being very creative and talented, Ellen is also very kind... she promptly replied my email asking to show her pics and gave me some insights about her and her photos. So enjoy the images and info. =) Since I bought my first digital camera (canon 350D) I took lots of photos. At that time I had 2 rats and since I love taking photo’s of animals, I started taking their photos. A few years ago I bought 2 dumbo-rats and they were very intelligent. With these 2 brothers I took most of the photo’s with the musical instruments. I than got a new camera, a Canon 50D. At the moment I also have a Canon 5D markII - a full-frame camera, and it takes beautiful pictures. Besides my 'rat photos', I love to do macros and to photograph people. And I also love to draw and paint. Want to purchase prints and cards with these lovely images? Visit Ellen's page at RedBubble. :)
This past weekend was Halloween and everyone got dressed up to celebrate this crazy date. Here is a fresh selection of halloween portraits, very cool costumes and if you did enjoy your halloween on a costume please send you photo on the comment area. by isto-ica by ryunosuke8025 by Guttormur Ingi by Photos by Dash by tiffanycsteinke by tibchris by mchasesteely by Steve Glashier by JeremyHall by Corinne Alexandra by Corinne Alexandra by Lou Bert by Lou Bert by ToFuGuns by ToFuGuns by Jon W. Howson by oNe.SwEeT.wOrLd by smw photography by Rafee H. by simaruba by S T E 7 E N
This is totally not on purpose. We had already another post with dogs this week, but I didn't remember. I saw an awesome picture of a flying dog on Flickr, and got the idea for this post. I guess this week should have been called the canine week. Anyways, I went through Flickr looking for some cute pictures of dogs jumping / hovering / flying, and found a whole bunch of amazing shots. The idea of flying dogs is just too good, so some people make their pups wear capes. I know that you guys will love these... and also, for more of these great pictures you really should visit each of these photographer's page. There are some great pieces of work on their pages. So, enjoy! Cheers. ;) Mark Robinson Raphael Koerich unknown author Mathias Roller Franco Ferri Mala Jason Neely Traci Murdock Stuart Graham Spangles44 Jesper Voetmann Mikkelsen Michael Parrish Mike Calanan Morgan Maassen kstoon Tate King Kok Tong Tan Artodin
Tim Flach is a London based photographer who brings his visually striking style to the world of animals. With care and craft usually reserved for human portraits, Flach evokes powerful empathy through images of our animal counterparts. In his latest work, Dog Gods, he proves that - like humans - dogs have distinct and accessible personalities. If you'd like to see more of Flach's work, check out his website: http://www.timflach.com What's "personality trait" do you enjoy most in your dog? Or dogs in general? Let me know in the comments or on twitter where I go by @nathanbweller. Enjoy!
Josef Hoflehner is an Austrian photographer known for his amazing black and white landscapes and also for his great and unique way of capturing the simplicity of beauty. With pictures that really get our attention for its angles, contrast and personality, Josef Hoflehner is certainly an inspiration for those who like photography. His website is filled with inspiring B&W pictures, you should really check it out. "Josef Hoflehner takes a landscape and turns it into art" - Elizabeth Roberts, Black & White Photography Magazine, UK Yesterday I was organizing our Daily Inspiration post and the suggestion from Arthur - he suggested these images from Josef Hoflehner - really got my attention. At the moment I saw those images I decided to check out further info/images from Josef Hoflehner to show here. I was simply amazed by his portfolio. Josef traveled the world capturing astonishing landscapes in black and white. From Rio de Janeiro to Yemen, Venice to Cairo and much more, the images are really beautiful and inspiring. Enjoy. Yemen Japan California, USA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil New York City, NY, 2009 Venice, Italy, 2009 Dubai, UAE, 2009 St. Petersburg, Russia, 2010 Paris, France - 2009 Canada, 2008 Cairo, Egypt, 2009 Hawaii, 2008 Jet Airliner - Real Live-Action Wide-Angle Photographs Read more about Josef Hoflehner here and here.
We're seeing lately a big buzz around stereo pictures. Some of the latest cameras come with dual lenses to capture 3D, but this is nothing new, actually. This is old technology getting new clothing, and we love it! Last year we had our first great post on stereographics. These, if you don't know, are the paralel kind. There's also the cross-eye kind, but I find it more difficult to focus. With paralel stereographics I have no trouble at all, because all I move are my eyes to make the effect, from any distance. I'm also posting a video that teaches you how to merge these images with your bare eyes. This video is so amazing that I'll find more stereographics videos and post them tomorrow (so if you see any other blog posting stereo videos on wednesday, at least you know where they got their idea from). All of these pictures are brought to you by Okinawa Soba. You may visit his flickrstream for much more of these! He'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy these, and don't forget to come back tomorrow to check some stereographics videos. Cheers! ;) Ps.: The funny part is that after a time seeing these in 3D, your brain will get so much used to it that even when you stop doing it, you'll see depth in normal text and other things in your monitor. How to see 3D in paralel stereographics There's a reason for everything Burton Holmes Abraham Lincoln Mark Twain Traveling the globe Stereo Photographer Henry A. Strohmeyer Miss Ku-ra-tu Miss Won-si-vu and Miss Ku-ra-tu Miss Kai-Ar Stereo Photographer Henry A. Strohmeyer Guglielmo Marconi Clara Barton Thomas Edison Thomas Edison 1932 Olympics A young prince has a look at an early motion picture cam Royal photographer riding to the trenches of WW1 Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis Couple at the well Mark Twain shooting some pool
NASA is definitely the owner of some of the greatest pictures ever taken. Whether from our planet or from outer space, these images are just breathtaking and make you wish you could travel through the stars. Maybe sometime soon we're gonna be able to take a daily ride to the moon, but until that day comes, all we can do is check these exceptional pictures that NASA got in their flickrstream. For more of these great images, visit their page. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Hurricane Danielle Crescent Moon, Earth's Atmosphere Isla de Providencia, Colombia, Nicaragua Crescent Moon International Space Station Over Earth Sunset Over Earth Crab Nebula: Energy for 100,000 Suns Al Wadj Bank, Saudi Arabia Sun Over Earth City Lights, France-Italy Border Space Shuttle Endeavour Over Earth Hispaniola Panorama Cumulonimbus Cloud Over Africa Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Trigger-Happy Star Formation Hurricane Ike Aurora Australis
We've received a nice suggestion for a post. Markus Myhre wanted us to come up with a good rock-band photography post, but I thought that labeling it rock would narrow the possibilities, so I called it music-concert photography. Markus wanted to see revolutionary photography, such as the iconic pictures we've shown here in the past, but to call something revolutionary is kinda difficult for me. I've looked for some recent pictures of well-known bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Foo Fighters and found some great pictures that could be called iconic in some level. I want to know what you guys think about the modern concept of music-concert photography, and what pictures you've seen lately that fit that profile. Also, do you like these? I sure do! Tell us. Again, you should really visit each photographer's page for more of these great pictures... they'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy my selection. Cheers! ;) Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers Jimmy Alter Kasabian James Wood Kasabian Bianca Barrett Kasabian Bao Nguyen Muse Kyle Dean Reinford Foo Fighters Scott Simock Weezer Mark Austin Oasis Matt Ellis The Strokes crazybobbles a Muse concert Sam Ke Oasis Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers letitia & steve The Killers Juan Perez-Fajardo Green Day Martin Worster The Cure James Arnold Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Exciting and unusual floral arrangements are juxtaposed against violent chemical reactions, common flora is transposed into an unusual and ambiguous setting creating highly complex imagery. The powerful reactions within these globes seem at odds with the subject. Spheres of light, microcosms of raw power, glow from the interior of these floral spheres, referencing the true power of nature and the source of life of earth – the sun. FUSION; the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity : a fusion of an idea Images comparable to visions of space: explosive reactions within a star, the formation of a distant stellar object referencing the Big Bang. Indeed, much like the Big Bang, these images represent a fleeting moment in time, a snapshot view of the birth of a fire already long extinguished. The beauty, color and purity of these most volatile reactions having already faded to darkness, destroying the globes that housed them in the process. A metaphor for our own existence: compared to vast expanse of space and time, we, like these reactions, flash into being and fade quickly back into the darkness. Fusion then, acts as a reminder not only of the beauty of life, of nature, but also its transience; one moment we are glorious luminescent beings, the next we are dust. Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com The images in Fusion distill the beauty of creation, and yet they are also images of destruction; these balls of pure light and energy engulfing and obliterating their protective yet fragile floral entity. These works present a delicate aesthetic filled with a visual representation to the power and veracity of destruction; these unique and unrepeatable events demonstrating not only great power and strength, but great vulnerability and uncertainty. Fusion can be seen as referencing contemporary environmental concerns; a visual representation of the destruction and havoc we as a species are inflicting on our planet, on nature. This is the true beauty of Fusion: these images depict not only the power, the beauty, and the frailty of the natural world, but act as a reminder that even organisms we observe everyday and dismiss without thinking are the result of the most amazing, monumental and profound series of events. Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com For more information and photos visit http://www.distilennui.com/ Text - John Routledge http://www.JohnRoutledge.co.uk Photographer - Alexander James http://www.AlexanderJamesStockPhotography.com/
We've seen some pretty amazing pictures these past weeks, but we just can't get enough of stunning photography, right? One thing I like very much is a beautiful waterfall. Its many characteristics will tell us whether or not it is a awesome one: its height, its volume, the surroundings, and the overral mood. I've made a good research and found some examples of what I call gorgeous waterfall photography. These are totally beautiful, and I really wish I could visit each one of these one day. It makes you wonder how many great things there are out there that I don't know. I gotta travel more. Anyways, I hope you all enjoy these... and please, don't forget to visit each photographer's portfolio for more of their great work. They'll really appreciate it. Cheers! ;) Mark Wetters alba-7 Gunnlaugur Juliusson Jeff JLMphoto Gareth Codd Fredy Gómez Nathan Bergeron Gunnar Ó Sigmarsson Sergiu Bacioiu Peter Baker Matt Abinante Jon Ramsey Zeb Andrews Sigfus Sigmundsson Carol Ewing Miles Morgan Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson Martin Ystenes John Mueller Ryan Dyar Lucie Debelkova Henk Meijer Joshua Cripps Jim Patterson Zeb Andrews
Since 1991 Caesar Lima has been capturing provocative and visually stimulating images through the lens of his camera. A master at depicting unique and captivating subject matter, Caesar’s inspiration is derived from a singular drive to push the limits and evoke emotion through innovative photography. With a Bachelors of Arts in Advertising, Caesar has always had an eye for the creative. With a passion and drive to depict unusual, even surreal images, his photography always evokes emotion. As a self proclaimed non-purist, his photography calls to mind imagery that is just outside of the box. I dont like to follow the rules, rather I like to explore the potential of what can be possible and yet unexpected, says the photographer. Caesars photography crosses the boundaries into a world of potential that doesnt live with the norm. Caesar has received multiple accolades and awards including the 2010 IPA Award, 2010 PX3 Paris Grand Prix, 2010 Archive 200 Best Ad Photographer, 2009 and 21010 IPA Award, 2009 Addy Award, and the 2008 Spider Fashion Award to name a few in recent years. Click here to find out more about Caesar Lima Body Shades Pocahontas Bardot Chocolate Swimwear Broncolor Test Projection Blu Faces of Beauty
I love photography, but I've always thought that one of its biggest flaws is that you don't get much of the feeling of immersion (or maybe that's just me). But thankfully, there's some lenses to correct that. When I talk about immersion, I mean the fact that our eyesight of 180 degrees captures a long range of images, while pictures usually focus on something, and there's not much left next to that focus point. There's panoramic photography, but I find way uncomfortable looking at it... and there's the wide-angle lenses that gives me the best feeling of all. It does not capture 180 degrees, but still captures much more than no special lenses at all. Anyways, this is a lot of jibberjabber (you've probably jumped to the pictures and didn't read it at all, lol). These are some fantastic photographers that have taken some astonishing pictures. I urge you to visit them and check their work. I know they'll appreciate it. Cheers! ;) Toshio Kishiyama Stephen Oachs Mohammed Al-Naser Jörg Dickmann Automatt Werner Kunz Daniel Cano Ott David Edgerton Allard Schager Jörg Dickmann Shoeven Angela Maria Lobefaro Jim Patterson Jim Patterson Jörg Dickmann Jörg Dickmann Johnny Myreng Henriksen Andreas Fina
One of these days I was doing a search for images of nature on Flickr and DevianART and was really impressed with the photos I found of snowflakes. Snowflakes are agglomerates of frozen ice crystals falling through the atmosphere on Earth (Wikipedia). What really attracted me in the snowflakes is the fact that each has a unique, harmonic and almost perfectly symmetrical shape. It's for sure one of the most inspiring, different and beautiful source of inspiration found in nature. Hope you like it and after seeing this collection start to look more closely at all these beautiful forms that are out there in nature. rr rocketman Yani Ioannou Yani Ioannou Erica Marshall Erica Marshall Via Moi piper charlesimages charlesimages fizzix fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal Megson schimmio52 All17 sindarelf candymax About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interesting stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at http://flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or jobs opportunities send to email@example.com, also follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/marcos333) to get in touch with cool design news.
Zwatch is an online community and multimedia art project about zombies. Created by Alexander Laccarino and his Zteam in 2009, Zwatch launched in the Quad Cities of the Iowa/Illinois area following a fictitious story of a local zombie outbreak. The unsuspecting public took the project seriously and madness ensued. The Story In the summer of 2009, Zacharia Furio, a 21-year-old from Davenport, Iowa, was working for the Quad City Department of Biological Sciences, when he suddenly disappeared. His brother launched a website, www.zwatch.org, to help in finding his missing brother, who was suspected of being the subject of testing on a man-made strain of viruses. After the site displayed redacted police files, missing person's reports and other documents, the local media took interest. The site questioned authority. The story was off and running. Over time, a series of documentary shorts, photographs, more official documents and articles from a “lone wolf” reporter flooded zwatch.org, in addition to hundreds of emails, blog posts/comments about Zacharia, his whereabouts, revealing a cover-up, Zacharia's infection and eventual return home. Still, people questioned whether it was real. In the end, it wasn't. At least, not entirely. It was the creation of Alexander Iaccarino and a group of cohorts and artists known affectionately as the “Z-Team”. Pictures My latest project, zwatch.org, began as a viral hoax of a zombie outbreak and cover-up in the Quad Cities to promote my Halloween event, The Zombie Pride Parade. And how it ended was a different story, one best told by fellow zombie and friend, Ryan Collins..... This past Halloween, something happened in the Quad Cities. Something about a missing person, an Internet hoax, an H1Z1 virus, and the threat of artists going to jail for their craft. Something…undead. Zombies and their related ephemera are a cultural phenomenon, ever-present in books, cinema, video games, etc. Videos Check out the the whole story on this controversioal and groundbreak project at http://www.thatkidwhodraws.com/zwatch.html.
James Maher is a professional photographer and the operator of the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery, his work is primarily focused on New York photography, but also of various travel spots around the world, and we have to agree that he has some classic photos of New York City. For more information about James, visit the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery at http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/ Some Photos Couple in Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2003 This photo was taken during the huge blizzard that hit the city in 2003. The snowstorm created such bad conditions that for much of the day I was completely lost in the park. At some point I found this bridge to seek refuge under. It didn't take long before this couple came along with the same idea. Manhattan on Fire, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 2010 The sky was white and unassuming until the sun began to set. Then the colors lit up the sky as if the entire city was on fire. Couple in Sheep Meadow during Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 I caught this photo just as the man was about to tackle the woman in the middle of Sheep Meadow in Central Park. East River,New York City, 2003 This photo was taken on the edge of the East River at a cold 5:30 AM with only a handful of dedicated joggers out. In reality, it was much darker out than the exposure suggests. Poets' Walk at Dusk, Central Park, New York City, 2006 This is a 30 second exposure looking down the south end of the Mall in Central Park, also known as Poets' Walk.The lights of the office buildings of Central Park South peer through the bare branches of the trees here to give this photo the feeling of an urban wilderness. At the time, I felt like I was covered in a dome of trees, yet also right in the middle of midtown Manhattan. Poets' Walk in Fall, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Bethesda Terrace at Night During Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 7 Train, Queens, New York City, 2010 Buildings and Sun, New York City, 2007 This is a photograph of office buildings on 17 State Street in the financial district of the city.I thought of what a city on Mars would look like when I saw the roundness of the central building and so I decided to give it this tint to create an 'otherworldly' feel.
As many people preach, less is more. Whether in web design or graphic design or illustration or photography or architecture, minimalist composition tend to really make a point. In a visually polluted world, getting some delight for your eyes is really important. So forget element heavy photographs... these minimalist pictures got just the right, few elements in it and they're beautiful. I really like the boldness in much of these, and all I want is to look for more of great examples of minimalist photos. One can't get enough of it... so, for more of these bad boys you might visit each photographer's page by clicking the pictures. I know you'll find some great pieces there, and these guys will appreciate your visit. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Giulio Nesi Wilfried Ed Havarti Gary gakout David BlakJakDavy Christian memetic Matthew Redmond Frank Silveira Ryan Bowman Jasmin Cormier Andy Schultz Julian Kaesler Robem Dene' Miles Hercules k Maria Strömvik Keith Aggett Christine Berry Les Flynn Mike Dumlao