Breathtaking photos of dancers frozen in time

February 23rd, 2016|

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev is master of capturing the human body in motion. His photographs of professional dancers exude elegance and a gorgeously refined energy.

For this series, The Mirages, Yakovlev had the incredible idea to cover his subjects in flour. This added element accentuates each dancers graceful movements and adds a bit of magic and mystery.

Though he previously […]

Impermanence by Seung-Hwan Oh

February 22nd, 2016|

For his series ‘Impermanence’, photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh cultivates fungus that he applies to his film before he puts it into his camera. Through this process, the microorganisms slowly devour the film and the resulting image is a blur of abstract lines and colors.

In a world saturated with idealized images that are easily produced and […]

The image of emotions and feelings

May 21st, 2015|

It can be difficult to verbalize what it’s like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them.

In a stunning self-portrait series titled “My Anxious Heart,” Crawford captures how it feels to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and depression — two conditions she has personally dealt with since […]

Behold the rare beauty of the underside of an iceberg

May 14th, 2015|

A rare sighting of an upside-down iceberg has been captured on camera by filmmaker Alex Cornell, revealing a striking deep blue underbelly that once resided beneath Antarctica’s frigid waters.

The vitreous blue-green gleam is the handiwork of decades of pressure that squeezed out the tiny air pockets that buffer the crystals. Ice that dense absorbs bits of […]

Amazing display of volcano eruption in Chile

April 23rd, 2015|

Calbuco, a 2,000m (6,572ft) volcano in Chile, has erupted twice in the past day, sending emergency services (and photographers) into overdrive. The eruption has prompted the evacuation of roughly 4,000 citizens from nearby cities and villages, and the Argentinian authorities have warned their citizens about volcanic ash as well.

 

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright

April 2nd, 2015|

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors.

More of the artist’s work can be found here.

Extreme Plastic Surgery – A New Kind of Beauty

March 26th, 2015|

Extreme plastic surgery is becoming more common place. There is no doubt. And there seems to be little stopping its continued influence on our culture and perceptions of beauty. Phillip Toledano, an amazingly talented photographer born in London and represented around the world by some of the most respected photographic galleries, recently took it upon […]

Frozen acrobatic dance in powdered milk

March 25th, 2015|

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte and film director André (Nicolas Vantomme) has created a photo series and film that beautifully capture a dancer’s elegant movements with expressive bursts of white powder.

The concept was created by creative agency Norvell Jefferson and CD director Jurriaan Eversdijk.

The whole photo/video shoot was organized as an advertisement for Campina Friesland Kievit, […]

Portraits of patients from West Riding Asylum, 1869

March 15th, 2015|

Mania of suspicion, monomania of pride or acute melancholia are just osme of the obsolete diagnoses that would be seen as part of wider mental illnesses today. The men and women in these portraits became the labels themselves, rather than people first.

Still, by the 1800s, psychiatry was becoming established as a medical speciality and treatments were considered more humane, with […]

In the ’80s, cat heads on human bodies was possible without Photoshop

March 4th, 2015|

In the ’80s, photographer Terry Gruber didn’t need Photoshop or Instagram to cash in on his goofy cat pics, and he didn’t have Tumblr to land a book deal either. It took countless trips to thrift stores, a photography studio and friends who accepted payment in wine.

Cat High, originally published in 1984, is a parody […]