A baby elephant was taking a drink when a crocodile, hidden under the surface of the water, clamped down on the juvenile’s trunk! Hearing the baby’s calls of distress, the herd of elephants immediately went to its rescue, scaring off the crocodile by trumpeting and stamping the ground. After the attack the herd stayed with the youngster.
When the baby had recovered the herd crossed the waterhole together in safety, only yards from where the crocodile had been hiding. Read More…
Nils Nova’s installations are designed to subvert our perception of time and our assumptions about space. In his projects he mixes techniques like ink-jet prints on blue back-paper pasted on the wall, paintings on boards, photography, everyday objects or people.
Never-before-seen portraits of Michael Jackson shot by French photographer Arno Bani in 1999 will hit the block this October at the Pierre Berge Associes auction house. The Michael Jackson Paris auction features 12 pictures, none of which have ever been seen.
“The Fortune Teller” by Radoslav Radoslavov Valkov. This picture of a fly was taken Radoslav’s back garden in Bulgaria
Florian Schulz has become a world renowned, award-winning photographer dedicated to the support of conservation efforts to protect endangered ecosystems. The group of Munkiana Devil Rays were spotted in Baja California Sur, Mexico, by German conservation photographer Florian Schulz.
He described how he was able to capture his jaw-dropping image named Flight of the Rays:
“During an aerial expedition I came across something I had never seen before. Not even my pilot, who has surveyed this area for 20 years, had seen anything like it. As we got closer we started to discover its nature: an unprecedented congregation of rays. The group was as thick as it was wide, all heading towards the same direction. I have asked around why this took place but no one has been able to explain it to me. After such a unique sighting, I realize there are so many marvels in the oceans that we are yet to understand”
I am a photographer from the Netherlands, specializing in high speed photography. I use a normal flash to achieve very short illuminations. The most critical parameter in this kind of photography is timing, which is achieved by computer control of shutter, flash, valve, gun or whatever other device is used.
These kind of images require a lot of experimentation, dedication, patience and willingness to endlessly clean spill of liquids and debris from objects shot to pieces. Several hundreds of trial shots may be needed to get timing correct. After that, the process is pretty well controlled, and often half of the shots will be usable, with 1 out of 10 really interesting.
Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk says:
“After making many landscape photographs I realized the search for special places is more important than the place itself. The notion of discovery has been always intimately linked to photography. The cliche of the photographer as an explorer of unknown and rough places became a starting point to construct images. I played with the “National Geographic:-language essentially without leaving my hometown. I searched for locations that, after small interventions, can fit in an imaginary travelogue. Using low-budget special effects and lighting I staged natural phenomena and imagery. To this work made on location I added still-lives constructed in the studio. Referring to nature and scientific photography, the tabletop landscapes create confusion on the overall status of the series. I often choose material that has a perishable or unpredictable quality, like foam or spaghetti. No Photoshop is used to achieve the effects. The artificial and the real, and the different sources the image is based on, should be present simultaneously”.
People couldn’t believe that this photograph taken by Chris McVeigh of Darth Vader riding a chipmunk was not a Photoshop. To end the controversy, designer and photographer Chris McVeigh has decided to reveal his most precious secret. How Lord Vader rode Billy the chipmunk?
Our friends from Bored Panda have posted this great article about the technologies of the beginning of last century which, I’m sure have contributed a lot to the advancement of our today technology and design. Take an eye!
Dan Busta is a photographer with a pretty cool portfolio. Between fashion work or Advertising photographies for agencies, Dan busta finds always a moment to manipulate his camera as an amateur photographer for his own personal book.
Artist Benjamin Heine overlays pencil drawings onto photographs. Sometimes these drawings were simple, just filling in what is covered up, and sometimes complex, adding detail or focusing on otherwise hidden aspects of the original photo.
Richard Galpin’s complex art is worked out from photographs of chaotic cityscapes. With the only use of a scalpel, Galpin erases the photographic information and peels away the emulsion to produce a radical revision of the urban form.
Designed to resemble a lomo camera, this itty-bitty pinhole camera by Francesco Capponi is small enough to fit on the tip of your finger, yet is still capable of taking viewable photos.
Creator Francesco Capponi uploaded photos of his creation to MAKE’s photo pool on Flickr.
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What a awesome piece of work. These photographs are breathtaking, capturing the majestic gigantic icebergs. While some describe architectural forms as cathedrals of ice, others look like they have been made by human hands.