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This timelapse video is a collection of footage shot over the last year and a half around the western half of the United States. The shots ranged from very different locations. From Montana to Arizona and most weren’t easy to get to but of course that makes them worth going to. The locations captured ranged in temps of 100 degrees to -9 degrees and in elevations of 12,000 feet to 225 feet below sea level. It took over 15,000 captured still images to make this video.
In Our Veins is San Franciso-based photographer Justin Kaneps’ series exploring the interdependency between the American coal industry and its surrounding Appalachian communities. Focusing on the socioeconomic impact the industry has on these mining communities, Kaneps provides a thorough look at a rural environment and its people in transition, while addressing that while coal production is problematic, it’s also a “longstanding staple in Appalachian culture and economy.”
Andrew Moore has spent eight years photographing the area west of the 100th meridian, the territory formerly known as the Great American Desert, which remains one of the most sparsely populated regions in the country.
Dream Portraits | Antonio Mora
In this series, photographer Antonio Mora combines portraits with landscape, animal, and abstract photography to create these incredible images
"World Seen Through My Eyes" | Morten Nordstrøm
Photographs of Copenhagen Reflected in Puddles
Hong Kong Waters | Andreas Müller-Pohle
Lost in almost every 21st century photograph of Hong Kong is the importance of water. Although the modern city rises up and away from the sea, the city’s history and culture will always be immersed in the ocean. Photographer Andreas Müller-Pohle, having finished his Danube River Project in his native Germany, came to Hong Kong and decided to look at the city from an original (and originary) perspective.
The result is Hong Kong Waters. Müller-Pohle photographs the city from its harbor, from its reefs, from under its bridges, from its lake and its rivers. The results are both simple and thought-provoking. The photographs not only evoke Hong Kong’s history specifically, but a whole host of global questions: our treatment of the world’s oceans, the prospect of rising sea levels, the future of our cities.
White Winter Wonderland
Winter can be as beautiful as it is frigid – the snow and ice that covers much of the hemisphere in the winter is a informativeness force like no other. We invite you to cuddle up with a cup of tea and your warmest blanket and enjoy some of the most beautiful winter photos out there.
In reality the change of the seasons from winter to summer is one of the best direct indications of the earth’s cosmic movement that we can personally experience. Winter occurs in the Northern hemisphere when the Earth’s northern axis tilts away from the sun. The minute change in distance from, and angle to the sun, creates the drop in general temperature that we experience in the winter. This angle is also the reason why it’s colder the farther up north you go. As the seasons change, you can imagine our beautiful planet slowly rocking back and forth on its axis.
Although some may hate the cold, don’t forget that the winter is a necessary part of our life cycles – these winter landscapes will soon be full of life. Most plants and animals have adapted to the change of seasons in one way or another, and the cold grip of winter allows plants and animals to hibernate or migrate. Some tree seeds, like acorns, will only germinate after they’ve spent the winter on the cold ground.
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Thomas Gardiner left Canada to pursue an education in New York in 2005. But soon enough, his thoughts turned to where he grew up, in the western part of the country. “Being a foreign citizen living in another country, you think back to where you came from,” Gardiner said in a phone interview.
While still a student at Cooper Union, Gardiner began revisiting the places of his youth on summer breaks and looking at them with a new perspective. “I hadn’t been back to the prairies for quite a long time. Coming back, it looked a lot different to me after being in big cities,” he said.
Intermittently over the next five years, Gardiner traveled by car through British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, staying with friends and family and photographing along the way. He went to familiar spots, like his father’s hometown and the rapids that he used to swim in as a child during the summer, but he also looked for novelty and had plenty of interactions with strangers. The result is an intensely personal tribute of the landscape that shaped him.
Last August, after living in New York for a year, the Italian photographer Vittoria Mentasti was ready for a change. She decided to pursue the story of the Inuit people of Nunavut, the northernmost region of the Canadian Arctic. “I became interested in this story because of how completely removed it is from the consciousness of most Americans,” Mentasti said. “When I was crossing the Canadian border, a customs agent asked me what my plans were. When I said I was going to Iqaluit”—the capital of Nunavut—“he replied, laughing, ‘Oh, if you go there I don’t think anyone will care if you stay forever.’ ”
A Christmas Cycle | Jason Wen
Coney Island | Franck Bohbot