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Silent Nature | Hans Findling
The largest salt flat in the world, measuring over 4,000 square miles across, is the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. The evaporated prehistoric lakes have left a sparkly snow-like layer behind and the entire area looks like a scene from a fantasy movie. Dutch photographer Scarlett Hooft Graaflan, with the help of performance artist Gastón Ugalde found the flats to be the perfect setting for an artistic photo shoot. They work every day objects into each scene to give the land an even more enchanting appearance.
Photographer Jack Radcliffe has documented all of life for his daughter. Capturing her in black and white photographs, from the day of her birth to today when she is in her 30’s…
“When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison’s growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends. This affected my photography in a profound way. “
A different take on Iceland that deviates from the usual landscape photographs. The focus is on driving on a lonely road where you get a sense of the spectacular scenery along with the changing atmosphere and culminating at a final destination, the Kopavogur Church just south of Reykjavík.
Photographer Joel Krahn has spent the last two years of his life putting his time and talents towards helping non-profits. And after two years of doing this work in his hometown of Vancouver, he was given the opportunity to take his endeavors overseas and shoot with On-Field Media, a media division of Nairobi-based organization Africa Inland Mission.
Over the course of the three months he was there, Krahn captured a gorgeous collection of aerial landscapes of the African environment — from the Nile River weaving its way through South Sudan to rural villages in Kenya.
Throughout his work for On-Field Media, Krahn was assigned to photograph in a number of remote locations that involved flying around in a small Cessna over the African landscape to get to where they needed to go.
“After flying over hours and hours of parched land, I wondered how anyone could live there,” Krahn tells us. “But sure enough, whenever I looked for it, I could see evidence of civilization — whether it was a hut, a road, or the outline of a pasture.”
Conspiracy theorists often point to moon landing photos as evidence that the whole thing was faked by the US government. One of the arguments is that since there’s only one main light source in the photos — the sun — the shadows should have been much darker and less detailed.
That argument has now been debunked thanks to one newly uncovered fact: Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit actually served as a great reflector, bouncing light into the shadows and illuminating many scenes.
At first glance, photojournalist Colin Finlay’s aerial photos appear to be beautiful landscapes. Read their captions, though, and it becomes clear many of the scenes he captures are quite ugly, depicting environments scarred by industry and climate change.
From the tar sands of Alberta to the soda ash in Kenya’s Lake Magadi, the pictures are mesmerizing to see but terrible to consider. The subjects are, literally and figuratively, huge. They also tend to be remote, or entirely off-limits. Finlay’s coverage of them is diverse, but when he wants the big picture, he goes up.
“It’s just a different way of telling a story, and a magnitude and the scale of a story that obviously you would not be able to see on the ground,” says Finlay. “The only way to really begin to show the scale of the industrial complex is to get up in a helicopter above that place and do the best I can before they ban helicopter flyovers.”
Staged photos of imagined architectural constructions meticulously embedded within barren natural landscapes as an exploration of the boundaries between what is real and what is imagined. The photographs were inspired by the cosmic architecture of the Jantar Mantar, built in Jaipur, India, in the 18th Century.
Death Valley Colors | Jordan Sullivan
Australian photographer and modern-day adventurer Shantanu Starick is on the journey of a lifetime. Since 2012, Starick has bartered his way around the globe, using no money whatsoever through the process. He trades his photography for the most basic of needs – food, shelter and transport. Not having to worry about cash flow or exchange rates, Starick lives a nomadic lifestyle that has made world his home town. He hopes to travel to all 7 continents, and after visiting over 90 different cities, he’s over halfway there.