“Un Regard“, a photographic series by Kiripi Katembo Siku, set in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The quick, vast and subtle eye of the photographer grasps with sharpness the daily life of the people of Kinshasa and offers us a strikingly singular point of view, both rooted and off-beat.
In Animal Architecture, a new book from Abrams, nature photographer Ingo Arndt explores marvels of nature with spectacular imagery, showcasing the complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey. Arndt’s photographs display wonders such as the colourful mating arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua and the fantastic nests created by ants in Africa.
Wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein has spent years trying to photograph the perfect beginning and ending of Masai Mara day. His series African Fire showcases diversity of weather and wildlife on Kenya’s famous reserve. Breathtaking scenes filled with dramatic light and colors.
Finn Beales is an award-winning photographer and director based in the Black Mountains of Wales. Well known for his landscape photography on Instagram he also shoots travel and lifestyle commissions for a variety of global brands who are attracted by his cinematic, contemplative style and the narrative he weaves throughout his work.
Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City. In his Alternate Perspective series he takes up to a hundred pictures of a scene to build up a 360 degree image before stitching them together to make a stereographic projection.
Ukrainian photographer Oleg Oprisco takes portrait photography of dreamy women , flavoured with magic and surrealism. He only uses old school cameras such as Kiev 6C and 88, and old films camera.
Singapore-based photographer Soon Tong is one of the lead photographers for Calibre Pictures and Ideas and specializes in aquatic and people photography. In these underwater photo shoots with beautiful couture gowns from Jessicacindy, he brilliantly utilizes water and light to give still images a sense of movement and energy.
Cloudy skies mirrored in the Bolivian salt flats of Salar de Uyuni.
Photographer: Michael Kittell.
Photographer Lucas Zimmermann on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany, set up his camera, and took incredible long exposure traffic light photos. You can see more from the series over on Behance.
Inhabiting the border between photography, performance and sculpture, Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s photographs are records of her choreographed live performances. Anthropologically curious, her ideas emerge directly from the local mythology. Fascinated by the surreal beauty of the harsh natural landscape she utilises this as her canvas.
In this collection Italian photographer Massimo Margagnoni guides the spectator in far and hidden places in Norway and Iceland. His photography expresses the evolution of Nature and climate change in the relationship with the human being and the different aspects. Margagnoni has won numerous awards in major international competitions and has been published in National Geographic.
Washington-based artist Angela Kelly, took advantage of the cold temperatures in early December to capture the ice in an interesting form. Using a homemade solution from a recipe that she found on the internet that combined dish soap, karo syrup and water, Kelly with her 7-year-old son, blew bubbles and then she took pictures of them.
Kelly explains to the KOMO News, ‘We watched in awe as each individual bubble froze with their own unique patterns. We noted how they would freeze completely before the sun rose but that once the sun was in view they would defrost along the tops or cease freezing altogether. We also noted how they would begin to deflate and implode in on themselves making them look like alien shapes or in some cases shatter completely leaving them to look like a cracked egg’.
Both a pilot and a photographer, Kacper Kowalski from Poland, has unique control over each shot. As a result he captures previously unseen natural environments. In this way unreal, almost graphic pictures come into being. They show patterns, symmetries and asymmetries created by humans and the nature.
Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi makes large-scale photographs. They are stories created on camera that seek the border between reality and fantasy. The landscapes and the subjects, often young girls or women, fit together perfectly and create a dramatic and poetic scene.
Photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway spend a great amount of their time camped on the edge of active volcanoes to capture incredible images. Using a simple protective casing around their cameras, and wearing just swimming shorts and flippers, capture the explosive moment fiery lava crashes into the sea off the shores of Hawaii.
This incredible series of photographs showcases nature at its deadliest and most beautiful.
The collection was put together by the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, who invited photographers to send in their best weather pictures. And they responded with a staggering selection of natural history shots including lightning bolts, fire tornadoes and even that rarest phenomenon in Australia – snow.
Both a pilot and a photographer, Kacper Kowalski has managed to capture two lakes in northern Poland – one in Pomerania and the other in Kashubia – throughout the four seasons. As a result previously unseen natural environments, almost graphic pictures come into being. They show patterns, symmetries and asymmetries created by nature.
London based Japanese photographer Nobuyuki Taguchi only shots black and white photos. In this collection are featured beautiful urban landscapes images from around Europe.
Arnold Odermatt, the first Swiss police photographer whose work spanned more than 40 years, is known for his eerily beautiful black-and-white photographs of the aftermaths of automobile accidents. Shot with a Rolleiflex, Odermatt’s photos characterised by sobriety and authenticity. In his photos the drivers have gone and the victims have been removed. All that’s left are the wrecked cars that become sculptures that show the sudden end and serve as memento mori.
Photographer Mark Mawson drops different hues and densities of paint to water to create complex kaleidoscopes of vibrant colour he describes as “alien”. Unique sculptural shapes that resemble flowers, clouds, mushrooms, and jellyfish.
Swiss photographer Pierre Pellegrini sees photography as a way to communicate and, at the same time, to give the viewers the chance to feel emotions. Below is a collection of long exposure pictures of trees, most often bare and surrounded by fog, that convey a feeling of eeriness and timelessness.
Supranav Dash is a fine-art, documentary and fashion photographer based in New York City. The goal of his project “Marginal Trades”, is to capture the trades, professions and businesses in India that are rapidly disappearing and document them before they vanish completely. The Marginal Tradesmen were photographed in Kolkata.
Incredible fine art photography by Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro, specializing in issues of marine life and nature. In black & white, find shots from particular series called “Black” and “Mindfulness” in the sequel.