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Photoshopped fantasy wedding photos have gotten quite trendy over the past couple of years, and often involve the wedding party running away from large and scary things (e.g.dinosaurs and AT-ATs). Louisville, Kentucky-based wedding photographer Shane Elliottrecently took the concept to the next level with a set of wacky groomsman photos.
In addition to standard wedding photos, Joe (the groom) and his groomsmen also had some “fun and silly ideas” in mind: Darth Vader applying his trademark force choke, George Washington crossing the Delaware, and an intense anime-style fight scene.
To foreigners, Syden sounds like a fantasy holiday destination accessible only to Norwegians, and it kind of is. In Norway, the word Syden is often referenced in lieu of certain European, Asian, African, and South American cities with a warm climate, mainly in or near the Mediterranean. From season to season, the exact locations of Syden may change as certain places go in and out of fashion. For his book Southbound, photographer Knut Egil Wang explores the nuances of these unidentifiable, transient havens, shooting in such hot spots as Gran Canaria, Mallorca, Murcia, and Torrevieja in Spain, Ayia Napa and Larnaca in Cyprus, Side and Alanya in Turkey, and Krabi in Thailand.
In a traditional brick house on the edge of Bereba village in Burkina Faso, photographer David Pace spends 8-10 weeks every fall photographing various aspects of the community. The house is located along a dirt path where these portraits of local residents, most of them on their bicycles, were photographed. Pace, who’s been shooting his “Sur La Route” series since 2009, says the bicycle is the most common form of transportation there, and on any given evening 25-30 may pass by. All of the images in this series were taken between 5:30–6:15 pm during what he calls a “magic” 45 minutes, with a Canon 5D Mark III, a Canon 580 EX II flash unit and a Quantum Turbo SC powerpack.
Some one is always watching. Whether built into an ATM or mounted alongside intersection lights to catch traffic violators, surveillance cameras have become a ubiquitous presence in contemporary society. Andrew Hammerand explores notions of privacy, security and anonymity in his series The New Town. Accessing a publicly available, networked CCTV camera installed atop a church, Hammerand becomes the ultimate Big Brother, using the device to capture fuzzy images of a small Midwest community and its unsuspecting townspeople.
I thought this was a cool concept. Portraits of photographers holding their most famous photographs. And these portraits were shot on a 20x24 Polaroid camera, so the prints are super large straight out of the camera.
Andy Warhol’s Polaroid cameras
I visited the Polaroid Museum today and it’s pretty awesome. Along with other photographers photos being exhibited they have a bunch of Andy Warhol stuff there too so that’s a super awesome bonus.
Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled Big Cats. His photos showcase incredible, up-close details that we don’t often see, like the individual hairs, whiskers, and terrifying-looking teeth of these large animals.