Category Photography

‘Watermark’ is a Documentary Unlike Any You’ve Ever Seen Before

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Water. It covers 71% of the Earth’s surface. It’s vital for all known forms of life. It’s pure, it’s beautiful, and it’s awfully artistic, as seen in its leading role within Watermark, a documentary exploring “the extent to which humanity has shaped water, and how it has shaped us.” It’s the result of taking two award-winning documentary directors, Jennifer Bachiwal and Nick de Pencier, and soaking them with renowned Canadian photographer, Edward Burtynsky. While living beautifully on the big screen, this film can just as easily find a home on a gallery wall. It’s an amazingly produced documentary that’s excels in every category of film making, combining several elements to ultimately transform the way you think about water and your relationship to it.

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John Hallmén’s Incredible Macro Photos of Insects

John Hallmén's Macro Photos of Insects

John Hallmén is a Swedish photographer who takes those incredible macro photos of insects. I’m sure some folks get grossed out about stuff like this but I find the minutiae and details of nature to be endlessly fascinating. It’s not often that you get to appreciate the subtleties of life like this. Check out below for some of my favorites.

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‘Animal Visions’ in Tom Chambers’ Magical Photomontages

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Tom Chambers is an American photographer who creates intriguing photomontages which hint at strange stories and magical unspoken tales. His series Animal Visions is a wonderful example of what he does so well. Focusing on his fascination with the animal kingdom, this work explores the relationships and connections between people and animals and creates wonderful images that are surreal and beautiful.

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Stunning Air France Ads are Ready for Take Off

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This week, Air France unveils its new campaign, “Air France, France is in the air.” The French agency behind it all, BETC, has slowly but surely been revealing the campaign with a series of posters. Featuring the amazing photography of Sofia & Mauro, bold design, and palettes to make any color-lover swoon, it’s a strong move in the right direction for the brand, and a reminder that advertising’s not so bad when it’s beautiful.

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Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Not really sure how these photographs are made by their blowing my mind. From what I can tell they’re designed by Le Creative Sweatshop and photographed by Mathieu Missiaen, a rather fortuitous collaboration if you ask me. On their site they say that there’s no Photoshop trickery, that it’s all natural, and one photo says that it was made using “Plastic and mirror and Shower gel”. Pretty damn cool for shower gel.

You can see more of Le Creative Sweatshops works by visiting their site here.

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Cutting Edge Fashion Photography by Madame Peripetie

Cutting Edge Fashion Photography by Madame Peripetie

Madame Peripetie, a London based photographer, has created a series of incredibl photos which feature boundary breaking fashion and styling. Working with art director Eugen Laitenberger, the two of them have collected these images in a book called Dream Sequence which features some of the most stunning costumes and fashion that I’ve ever seen. There are science fiction inspired headpieces, extravagant hair, pops of flowers everywhere, and tons of different patterns. Beautiful, bizarre, and brilliant.

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Charlie Engman’s Fashionable Mom

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A few weeks ago, The Cut named a few photographers to watch. They ran the spectrum of what fashion photography is now and the one who stood out to me was obviously the weirdest of the bunch, Charlie Engman. His image featured an older woman staring at the camera, caught somewhere between fashionable folly and curmudgeonly crankiness. It’s charming and ugly and beautiful, something easy to fall in love with. The image—Above.—is from a series Engmand did called MOM that he did a few years ago for The Room. It’s an incredible series that shows that fashion and style are not tied to age.

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Geometric Play Time With Anna Lomax

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Most persons born in the early to late eighties will remember a specific bedsheet that I cannot Google to find because it it something so common yet so specific that it is impossible to find on the internet. It was a play on primary colors and geometry: it was a white sheet with a black grid that had red and blue trim with infrequent green, yellow, and more shapes placed throughout. The concept is something between Memphis Group and DJ Tanner’s bedroom. Sound familiar? I hope so (because I still cannot find a photo of it).

Whoever made these sheets had a big influence on the current crop of designers and artists. That’s why there is so much pattern clashing and playing with geometry. You see it from Will Bryant to Stephanie Gonot—and my theory is that these bedsheets had something to do with it. This idea jumps across the pond too as artist and art director Anna Lomax has felt this too. Her work is a huge playing with pattern playing and collision of forms. It’s artistic play time that is quite wonderful.

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