Anyone who’s traveled to popular touristic sites knows the feeling of being caught in the crossfire of countless camera lenses—the annoyed (and annoying) jockeying to capture the perfect shot…which in most cases looks exactly like everyone else’s. When we stumbled across Richard Silver’s photographs of iconic monuments, we were shocked—caught in the same tourist hustle, Silver manages to give us a new perspective on famous landmarks we didn’t think possible. Read more!
How to take the “monumental” out of the worlds monuments. Super cool.
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How do you overcome that fast-food temptation? Set that burger ablaze says photographer Henry Hargreaves.
Ashley Kolodner wants viewers’ reactions to her photo series GayFace to be something along the lines of, ”‘Hey, that kind of looks like my cousin,’ or ‘My aunt kind of looks like that.’”
“Britney Spears orders fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, and, maybe most crucially, a framed photo of Princess Diana.”
Photographer Nolan Conway’s latest project took him to 150 McDonald’s restaurants in 22 states to find out if there’s such thing as an average McDonald’s customer.
Recognize these photos? If you’ve seen Star Wars, you probably do.
This the abandoned set of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet. A photographer accidentally stumbled upon the set, which sits in Tunisia. It sits in perfect stillness, at the crest of the Sahara Desert, eaten away by dust and sand.
See some of the world’s most beautiful abandoned places
Take a tour of the world’s apparently robust supply of empty castles, power plants, and churches—and witness the surprising grandeur of dilapidation.
A tired screenwriting trope is to use abandoned places as settings where one’s gory horror scenarios might unfold—the house nobody has been inside for years, the decrepit mental hospital kids dare each other to sneak into. But “abandoned” doesn’t always mean “scary.” In fact, in some cases, it can be downright breathtaking—and not in a strangulation kind of way.
In the 1970s, the EPA commissioned photographers to take photos of the environment and the “human condition” of American life. The Documerica project’s photos have recently been unearthed, and you can see them now.
(Staten Island, May 1974)
Look At These Chinese Workers Carrying Mind-Blowing Amounts Of Stuff
Shanghai’s migrant workers are the foundation of China’s economy, ferrying goods around the city on their bicycle. But if these photos of them look impossible, that’s because they are. Their loads have been digitally increased as part of a photo project on the Chinese economy and global consumerism.
”[W]e are the servants of all these objects that we desire and wish to own, prompted by adverts.”
Gorgeous Photos Show An Arctic World That Won’t Be Around For Long
Photographer Paul Souder has been documenting life in the Arctic for years. But now he feels like he has a larger mission: preserving a world that we may not have access to in the future.
“I sometimes wonder if we’re not simply creating a record of all the things that we, as a species, have destroyed.” - Photographer Paul Souder.
Remarkable Images Of Volcanic Lightning, A Scientific Mystery
Martin Rietze, a German photographer who works under the title “Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth,” has traveled to dozens of them. Rietze’s photo of the Sakurajima volcano was featured as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day earlier in the week, after Rietze traveled to southern Japan to photograph it in January. The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914, when it blew its lid and separated to form its own little island. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. “It leaves a very deep impression,” Rietze tells Co.Design. “Sitting near a boiling lava lake, feeling the heat and static charge of an ongoing eruption column 1000m high, smelling all kinds of toxic gasses, watching burning sulfur, hearing eruption sounds as loud as a starting airplane nearby …”