Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. native to moist wooded mountainsides in colder regions of China and Japan, has petals that turn transparent with the rain. Blooming from mid-spring to early-summer, these little pretties prefer shady conditions and should only receive partial sunlight. While these characteristics and preferences may seem on the level, it’s when it rains that this pretty flower displays its uniqueness.
Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines
Attached to the sides of cliffs, it is believed that this brings the dead closer to their ancestral spirits and would also keep their bodies safe.
Nikita Gill is a London-based photographer, digital artist and brand designer. Her series of photo manipulation titled “A Quiet Day in Wonderland” is about peace and meditation over the course of a magical, but quiet day in the world of Wonderland. The project was created using her own photography in combination with stock photography and it has been heavily edited.
This project is a look at the tranquility in little rituals and nature. It is a soothing series that follows the truths of early dawns to quiet midnight secrets, and moments spent alone, but not lonely. It was undertaken to understand the concept of reflections, shadows and post processing of colour to make an image appear extraordinary.
Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno is known for his fantastic sculptures and public installations that merge art, architecture, and science. Poetic Cosmos of the Breath was an experimental solar dome launched in 2007 at Gunpowder Park, Essex, UK. The project was inspired by the dome created by Dominic Michaelis for the film Hu-Man.
London based artist Keira Rathbone spends hours typing the numbers, letters and symbols that build up to create the ‘visual description’ of her subject.
From the recent collaborative series of 4 photographs, Keira Rathbone and Johanna Parkin interpret the elements with their specialist techniques of typewriter art and photography, to convey how the typewritten characters are affected by each earthly force.
Speicherstadt (lit. city of warehouses) in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on oak logs along canals near the Elbe. The district was built from 1883 to 1927 as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. The warehouses were built with different support structures, but Andreas Meyer created a Neo-Gothic red outer layer with little towers, alcoves, andglazed terra cotta ornaments. The warehouses are multi-storey buildings with entrances from water and land. Over the last years the area has been renovated to have museums, offices and entertainment options, but the old feel of the area remains. At sunset, the Speicherstadt is engulfed in a mysterious atmosphere when the facades of the red brick buildings and steel bridges are artfully illuminated.
Herman Damar is an amateur, human interest, landscape, and portrait photographer who uses mostly natural light. He is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. His style is a blend of artistic, creative, and stylish photos.
All images are under copyright © Herman Damar
Leslie Hall Brown is a fine art photographer from the USA who creates photomontages, combining and merging images, to tell stories about imaginary situations. Her work is conceptually driven with a strong narrative feel.
Geamana is an abandoned village in Romania. The place makes for some intriguing pictures but it has a very sad story. In 1978 the communist regime forced the inhabitants of Geamana to move out so that an artificial lake could take its place that served as a kind of catch-basin for the nearby Roșia Poieni’s copper mine contaminated sludge to flow into. The lake, is a giant crater, filled mostly with acid red water. The tower of the church, the roofs of a few houses and various dead treetops are the only remnants today. (more…)
Turkish artist Merve Ozaslan takes vintage black and white photographs, from people on the street to young ladies on the beach, and inserts pieces of colorful natural scenery in a clever and fun kind of way.