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Mysterious Stories Unfold Underwater

Wednesday 11.28.2012 , Posted by

I had the pleasure of seeing Sir John Everett Millais’ classic painting Ophelia at the Tate Britain recently – so that might be the reason these cold, almost claustrophobic photographs really stood out to me. Created by Finnish artist Susanna Majuri, each image sees a woman underwater in quiet repose – much like Millais’ iconic work. The images are almost unnerving in their quiet stillness, leaving the viewer to wonder if the works protagonist is dead, sleeping or stylistically frozen… only the story of Ophelia gives us the answer for one of these works… [Read more...]

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Two Faced Portraits Capture Multiple Angles at Once

Wednesday 11.28.2012 , Posted by

If Picasso had made his name using the camera, his work might have looked a lot like this. Like the famous painters iconic perspective bending works, these images seem to show us two sides to the same face at once. In each case, we see a person looking directly at us and a quarter turn away… the center two eyes merging into one. This impossible perspective creates the strange effect of having one person looking at us with not two, but three eyes. [Read more...]

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India: A Colorful Country in Black & White

Thursday 11.22.2012 , Posted by

India is unlike any other country in the world. Boasting over 1.2 billion people in a country only 1/3 the size of the United States, it is a place of many cultures, environments and fascinations. Constantly changing yet steady, India cannot be contained in a box. Indeed one has to travel, experience and spend more than a few weeks there to truly experience what this unique place has to offer. [Read more...]

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Sunrise Through the Mist: Beautiful Mornings in Poland

Wednesday 11.21.2012 , Posted by

For anyone who wakes after the sunrise, you’ve missed it. Not so Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel, he wakes well before the sun to capture some of the early morning delights – fantastic sun rays shining through the forest in his home country and in nearby Czech Republic. [Read more...]

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Heavenly Panoramas: The Church Ceilings of New York

Wednesday 11.14.2012 , Posted by

Whether part of the religious faithful or not, churches and their lofty edifices inspire people around the world with their beautifully detailed ceilings. Their stunning array of geometric details draw observing eyes skyward towards the heavens, bringing a sense of awe and quiet contemplation to many who crane their necks for a full view of the splendor above. New York based photographer Richard Silver has created a series of photographs which captures these places better than anyone we’ve seen before: vertically oriented panoramas of New York church ceilings that create that same neck craning experience. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #298 > Pieces Of Photography

Tuesday 10.23.2012 , Posted by



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Everyday People? Celebrities Enjoying Their Free Time

Tuesday 10.16.2012 , Posted by

Even celebrities need to look normal sometimes. Michael Lewis is a photographer based out of Los Angeles and New York City whose work chiefly revolves around editorial and advertising clients. Through his portrait series’, he has built a reputation for doing photo shoots of TV and movie celebrities, taking shots of them in causal day to day settings. Through his work a viewer can imagine what these famous people like to do in their free time, when they are not in front of the camera… video camera that is. [Read more...]

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Domesticated: Human and Animal Worlds Collide

Thursday 09.20.2012 , Posted by

This series of photographs captures an increasingly human-dominated world as it collides with the wild animals at its boundaries. Photographer Amy Stein has created a collection of arresting yet quiet images, each one showing animals making their home in, or at least visiting, the world of humans. Through her work she addresses the paradoxical relationship we have with the “wild,” at once wanting to experience and connect with it, and simultaneously wanting to tame and control it. [Read more...]

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Dark Sharks: Moody Photographs from the Depths

Saturday 08.18.2012 , Posted by

Quiet and haunting, these images of the shark’s aquatic world are unlike any we’ve seen before. Far from the slick, bright images featured in scuba magazines, these examples bring us the bold outlines of the prehistoric creatures in the dimly lit depths, printed in black & white with a dense graininess which only adds to the mood. [Read more...]

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Colorful Explosions of Patriotism by Yocky Zhang

Saturday 07.28.2012 , Posted by

Everybody loves a little national pride. Whether it is from Sweden, Italy, China or the States, Yocky Zhang has captured the symbolic essence of nations and what they stand for. Based in Shanghai, Zhang has worked as a photographer for the past 6 years and as his portfolio has expanded, so has his skill and eye. [Read more...]

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