March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
I stumbled upon these beautiful photographs today. They were taken by Elena Shumilova and feature her two sons, their animals and the farm she runs in Russia.
I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is. When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image. – Shumilova
Take a look at her Flickr page for more photographs here.
October 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
I started seeing these amazing-looking sandwiches pop up over social media last week and eventually got round to hunting where they were from this morning. Stately sandwiches, is a personal project by Kelly Pratt in which she constructs a sandwich for each US state.
I do my best to properly represent each state with research on the Internet, by calling local sandwich shops, and checking out a few books. Each sandwich is photographed and a final print, along with a story and process photos, is added to the site.
March 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
These incredible images were created by Don Pettit, an astronaut and flight engineer aboard the International Space Station last year.
I don’t think i’ve ever seen time lapse imagery quite as beautiful as this before so enjoy them in HD and then check out the full set from the link at the bottom.
To create these pictures, Don had to test various combinations of settings to push the 30 second limit of most cameras. What he’s fighting onboard the ISS is a barrage of radiation that can quickly wreak havoc on a sensor. A brand new camera delivered to the ISS can start showing effects within a few days.
Pettit describes his process as follows:
”My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”
You can find the full album at the ISS Flickr photo set here! I recommend you put the kettle on first…
March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
There’s something romantic about the rooftops of New York City and I keep thinking about it since the Disney Paperman short film. A series of photographs by Navid Baraty aims to escape the horns, sirens and clamour, and show a different way to look at the city:
Anyone who’s walked around a city looking up at the grandeur of the towering buildings knows how small you can feel amid such giants. I wanted to instead look down from those dizzying heights and capture a surreal and altered perspective on the familiar chaotic but rhythmic life below. While there’s undeniable beauty in abstracting architecture into angles and reflections, I was attracted even more by the unique character of each city that could still be perceived from far above.
March 6, 2013 § 4 Comments
Photographer and general creative Murad Osmann took these photographs of his girlfriend leading him by the hand all around the world; very cute.
See his instagram here.