Photographer David Johnson decided that photographing fireworks the normal way was too boring. Instead, he refocused on the exploding fireworks at different points during a long exposure. The results more bring to life the Japanese word for “firework: hanabi, which translates to “fire flower.” [more]
In honor of the Mars Curiosity mission, NASA commissioned a series of unusual, sci-fi-style surreal images from the duo known as “kahnselesnick” called Adrift on the Hourglass Sea. They were asked to create a series that represented the pair’s vision of an existence on mars. [more]
Polish photographer Arkadiusz Makowski has captured butterflies in an absolutely radiant light. Now I like butterflies as much as the next guy (which means I think they’re cool, but I don’t fawn over them), but these make me see the colorful winged insects in a whole new light. Now stop reading this and look at these pictures. [more]
The “last meal” is a well known segment of popular culture in the United States. We may not be all too familiar with the intricacies of capital punishment, but we all have heard of a last meal. Photographer and chef Julia Ziegler-Haynes found public records of last meal requests by executed inmates and meticulously recreated them in this series called “Today’s Special.” [more]
Bulgarian Magazine, 12 Mag, has sure been rufflin’ up some feathers over a piece they ran in June entitled “Victims of Beauty”. Photographer Vasil Germanov along with MUAs Daniela Avramova and Slav have been making international headlines along with “12″ for depecting models beaten, bruised and cut. Personally, I love the series and I think the artistry is beautiful, especially on the account of the MUAs… [more]
When it comes to photography, it takes quite a bit to drop my jaw these days. It’s not that things are awesome, it’s that I’ve seen so much that it’s hard to stand out. Well, these photos taken with an electron microscope floored me. Due to their microscopic size, we rarely get to see these creatures in such striking detail. To be able to see the eyes of a caterpillar, the hairs on the back legs of a parasite, or the ridges on a worm just boggles the mind. [more]
We all know Pablo Picasso for his very distinct artwork and as one of the great masters. He is credited with creating the style of cubism and is considered one of the greatest artists of the last century, if not all time. I am personally a huge fan of Picasso, but mostly his Blue Period. What many of you may not know is that Picasso wasn’t just a master of painting, he was also a gifted photographer. In this series, Picasso plays with light painting and shows us that what today we think is pretty cool, he had already toyed with over sixty years ago. [more]
Photographer Carlo Van de Roer has been shooting portraits with the Polaroid Aura Camera. Created in the 1970′s by a gentleman named Guy Coggins, the aura camera was designed to capture more that what can be seen with your human eyes. So, how exactly does this work? The subject puts his or her hands on sensors that measure electromagnetic biofeedback (note: this is the first time the term “electromagnetic biofeedback” has been used on Fstoppers…I checked). [more]
I always find myself drawn to images that juxtapose nature and industry. This series from Brooklyn photographer Thomas Jackson is the perfect example of this. At first glance, I assumed that these hovering swarms of objects were added in post. That’s apparently not the case, which makes the series that much more appealing to me.
Flowers and floral arrangements are a point of interest that most photographers have shot at some point in their development as hobbyists or professionals. They’re naturally beautiful and give a good self esteem boost when a pretty picture turns out. While pictures of flowers are often over-done; Robert Buelteman’s takes a different route and puts an electrifying twist to his images. [more]
The Seattle Times published an interesting article regarding photographers and multiple exposure photos taken on digital cameras during the Olympics. The explosion of digital cameras, their affordability, and the quality of the images produced has allowed photographers to take more risks with what they shoot at events that may only happen once in a lifetime. What was once something that would be too risky (for fear of missing “the shot”), Seattle Times makes the argument that technology has evolved to the point where the risk has all but vanished. [more]
Called simply Photo Constructs, this series was created by photographer Scott Hazard. He layers and tears holes into the photographs to create a wormhole effect. It’s interesting how this technique tricks your brain. My favorites are the sky images. It’s so difficult to believe that the sky isn’t just a blue wall. I’m intrigued by this process and would love to try it out myself. What do you think?
Russian photographer Alexey Bednij has a knack for depicting interesting situations in mind bending ways. Specifically, his photos of people, animals, and insects and their shadows offers a highly unique look at commonplace situations. Check out some of his photomanipulations that will keep you looking again and again. [more]
London-based photographer Kelvin Murray created this fantastic series of photos highlighting sporting goods. The way that he plays with shadow, motion and color is particularly effective. I can see these gracing the walls of anywhere from a museum, to my living room, to a fitness gym. [more]
Macro insect photographer Vadim Trunov has a great portfolio of some really outstanding insect photos. Now we have featured insect photos before, like these glamour style shots, or these unusual images of a dead fly, but Trunov’s images are different. They seem to capture life as it is happening, freezing moments in time with these little creatures. [more]