Category Archives: Photography

Kevin Weir

I believe you are starting to know my love for gifs (see beautiful works by Nancy Liang and Rafael Verona), here is another artist who makes absolutely amazing gifs. Sourcing his images from the Library of Congress online archive, Kevin Weir creates imaginative and slightly creepy scenes. Love.

(via This is Colossal)

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Danila Tkachenko | Escape

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What makes you “you”? Your belongings? Your job? The place you live in? Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko questions the idea of identity through this powerful series called “Escape“. She travelled through Ukraine and Russia and portrayed hermits who live in the wilderness. Living out of the social conventions (job, house, family), these outcasts make us reconsider the “normal” way of life.

(via Bored Panda)

Stephanie Lacombe | La Table de l’Ordinaire

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Stéphanie Lacombe is a French photographer. For this series, she went to hundreds households to photograph families whilst having their dinner. Intimate, these portraits also reveal the habits of the average French family: food habits, TV watching, home decor. Each household is different and yet very similar.

(via Muze Magazine)

Holly McCauley

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Sometimes I come across a series of photos that I find so beautiful, I want to show them all in this blog. Every single one of them. These have been taken in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal by photographer Holly McCauley.

What to say except that they are beautiful, insightful, and make me want to jump on a plane to discover South Asia? Nothing.

(via Frankie Mag)

Sophie Gamand | Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution

 

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Sophie Gamand is a U.S. based French photographer who wanted to raise awareness about the dog breed called Pit Bulls. The term Pit Bull designates several dog breeds (the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier…) that general public coins as only one because they have some similarities.

Pit bulls have the reputation of being violent and dominant, and about 1,000,000 pit bulls are euthanized each year in American shelters. Because of their bad reputation, people are usually reticent to adopt them, and this is the reason why Sophie Gamand has decided to create this series.

After working in several shelters, she noticed that the violence of pit bulls was only a cliché, and she decided to portray these dogs in a much more soft and feminine way. “Flower Power” is the name of the series, because she wanted the public to be aware that these dogs are victims of prejudice, and a bit like hippies, have to fight the system and the image they are given.

(via Bored Panda)

 

Anna Lenz | Else

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Photographs of old people always trigger ambivalent feelings in my mind. On one side I appreciate the work of the photographer and am interested in the life of the sitter. On the other side though, I feel sad because of aging in general, and how it reduces everybody’s mobility and senses.

Anyway, this is a beautiful series by Hanna Lenz. Else (the lovely lady in the photos) was 97 years old when these photos were taken. She lives on her own in her apartment and used to enjoy reading all day long. Now though, her sight is too bad to be able to read, and she listens to the radio instead.

(via Hjartesmil)

Paris in a different light

Ah, Paris! With its beautiful buildings and exquisite food! The usual way to capture the city of light is by taking photos of its iconic architecture, especially the Eiffel Tower. Now, these two following artists have decided to shake things up a little bit, and show something different. A sort of “behind the scenes” of Paris if you want, unveiling a new side of the city. Well done to them for this new and original approach!

Pierre Folk | By the Silent Line

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Started in 2011 by French photographer Pierre Folk, this project represents La Petite Ceinture (the little belt), an old and derelict railway encircling Paris that was in use in the 19th century. The line has been unused for 80 years and the vegetations has slowly taken over.

Forgotten by most Parisians because its access was closed to the public, La Petite Ceinture has become an interest for developers who see in this unused land an opportunity to develop the city. An opposition has risen amongst railway enthusiasts and patrimony organizations to save the Petite Ceinture and open it to public. The final decision hasn’t been made yet, but I really hope that they will not destroy this great testimony of the past.

 

Michael Wolf | Paris Abstract 

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Michael Wolf has decided to turn his camera to rooftops instead of facades, and I am grateful for this. Original and geometric, his series offers the viewers a new sight of Paris. Refreshing!

(via This Is Colossal)

Nekozuchi

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Is the online cat frenzy going a little bit too far for you? Wait until you see the cute sushi-cat, coming straight to you from another dimension (called Japan)!

Nekozuchi, also called Neko-Sushi:

“Extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice. 

Although several references have come down to us through history from various researchers and witnesses, their existence is still shrouded in mystery and actual sightings remain rare.

There are several academics who have devoted their lives to the study of  these creatures. According to a number of these, Neko-Sushi make use of gaps in space to come to us from an alternate dimension. Beyond these “gaps” lies the world of the Neko-Sushi in which, it is recently understood, lies the true identity of the cats that dwell with us here in the human dimension.”

(Definition from the very serious Nekozuchi website)

Would you like some soy sauce with your kitty-sushi?

(via Made in Shoreditch)

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Mariell is a Norwegian photographer and writer based in London. I have been following her blog for quite a long time now, and have always been in love with her photographs. She seems to be able to capture the little details of everyday life and makes them look beautiful and purposeful. Everything is in a sort of soft, quiet and appreciative state. I am a big fan.

Mirrorsme

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Helene, aka Mirrorsme, is a Norwegian illustrator who enjoys taking humorous selfies (self portraits published on Instagram). Always posing in front of a mirror, she uses chalk markers and acrylic to draw little scenes around her. The result is cute and original.

(via DeMilked)