These striking photographs have an unmistakably cinematic feel to them, and capture extreme lighting scenarios and subject matter that begins to tell a story. Andrew Quilty’s work leaves a great deal of room in the stories he captures open for the viewer to complete.
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These are a small selection of gems from the portfolio of Christian Flatscher a fabulous photographer from Innsbruck, Austria. The main thing I noticed when looking at Christian’s work is his simple techniques for capturing the serenity in architectural landscapes using mainly natural light.
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It has been almost a month since I through together a small backpack and hopped in a cab out to JFK to meet up with my Birthright group. If you had told me that I would come back professing Israel as the most beautiful place I had ever been and the amazing biodiversity found in what we in the western world think is a sand bowl I most likely would have scoffed. However, after seeing every type of terrain and city in Israel I feel a much stronger bond to my heritage and Israel itself. It may not be something that changes my life, but it is at least something that has helped me gain perspective.
I want to share a selection of photos from my trip that I think begin to capture the overwhelming beauty and feeling of being in a different world that I encountered on my trip. To view more of the photos from my trip and to see them on a map check out the flickr set.
Albam a UK clothing company hired amazing photographer John Spinks to shoot the workers and factories where their clothes are manufactured. This project was compiled into a book of captivating portraits, gripping factory scenes and before you know it you are fully engaged in their story.
Existing as on of the few companies that has values, Albam is sticking to them. Designing and producing quality goods at home in the UK using multigenerational factories with lifelong craftspeople. Taking the time and money required to document their story or at least the story of their clothing and the people who make it will no doubt do it’s part to keep their craft alive in the future.
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Icelandic photographer Pétur Thomsen took these amazing shots during the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the eastern part of Iceland. The imagery captured is extremely surreal, with the juxtaposition of man made forced into such powerful and extreme natural landscapes.
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For all those designers and cool cats who love Leicas this is a pretty sleek machine. Definitely adding this to my “when I win the lottery” wish-list.
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The sea of photographers on that have a portfolio on the web today seems endless, but floating along on a magnificent ocean liner is Peter Baker. I follow his flickr stream like a cult member and I am rarely disappointed when he uploads something new. The flood gates opened last week when Peter launched a rad new portfolio site that highlights the square format that I have begun to know him for. Another detail that really struck me is that the redesign has been implemented seamlessly across his blog and the new portfolio site. Beauty in the small details!
There have been a bunch of amazing English and Australian photographers surfacing on the web lately with really fresh images. The work of Robin Friend is completely captivating, from the motion in the fog, to the colors he punctuates everything is highly considered and it shows.
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I had no idea there was a global seed vault or that it would look so space age until I stumbled upon the amazing photos of Greg White. He really has a knack for capturing these sterile scenes where nature and industry intersect or live in jagged conjunction.
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My friend Chris Glass has a fantastic eye and impeccable sense for capturing the vibrance and poise of reality. I just flipped through his uploads from the first half of his trip to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, and I must say I am really loving them. These two are my favorites along with two more really amazing shots after the jump.
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Graphic designer Shawn Hazen has lived in Chicago for the past four years and has started an ongoing project called ChicagoType, which does pretty much exactly what it says. Hazen says in the project description “I’m a graphic designer, so this unique visual heritage continues to blow me away, specifically the commercial typography.” So far the variety and styles that are captured in his photos are vast, but the underlying geography inherently ties them together.
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These shots are from a collection of photos by David Leventi that seem to encapsulate all the vibrant night life and history of New York.
Since it happened before I was born the eruption of Mount St. Helens following a 5.1 earthquake seems slightly like a new discovery to me. The surreal nature and beauty of these photos capturing such devastation is crazy. More photos of the eruption and aftermath are available on The Big Picture’s gallery.
I had a great week off, got a chance to really put my new iPhone 4 through the paces in low service areas, and I am like the rest of the world right now, super impressed with the quality of the camera for both stills and videos. That being said these are some choice shots off my iPhone 4 from my vacation up in the Berkshires with E and Ernest.
To celebrate our birthdays this year E and I decided to spend a week in the Berkshires with my parents, our dog Ernest and his best friend Wellington. The week quickly became a whirlwind of great food, fantastic weather and good company. Not to mention a lot of great beer and wine.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the portfolio of Alex MacLean, a photographer who focuses on capturing all different types of action and landscape through aerial photography.
Flickr sets these days seem to be pretty bland and lacking in a cohesive theme. So finding a set entitled Across America, which was entirely made up of photos shot during a road trip across the states gave me quite a bit of relief. I especially like the way this photographer captures the geographical and natural landscape. Check out more photos by ck/ck on his blog or flickr.
I have always really loved the work of Andreas Gursky, this is an especially compelling image of his. I don’t think any other image has captured this many identical black suits in action.
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The aerial photographs of Joachim Schmid capture a side of the game that you don’t tend to see broadcast on television. Each eccentric field and it’s surrounding environment make these photographs a visual exploration of geography as well as the culture of fútbol in Brazil, which are definitely defining characteristics of their landscape.