Here are some of the beautiful winning shots from Sony World Photography Awards.
In order to arrive at the finalists for the annual competition, a panel of judges combed through more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries—the highest number of submissions yet.
Test subject wearing the pressurized “space” suit for the Reduced Gravity Walking Simulator located at the Lunar Landing Facility. The purpose of this simulator was to study the subject while walking, jumping or running.
The Dark Side Of The Moon
Russia’s Luna 3 spacecraft returned the first views ever of the far side of the Moon. The first image was taken at 03:30 UT on 7 October at a distance of 63,500 km after Luna 3 had passed the Moon and looked back at the sunlit far side. The last image was taken 40 minutes later from 66,700 km. A total of 29 photographs were taken, covering 70% of the far side. The photographs were very noisy and of low resolution, but many features could be recognized. This is the first image returned by Luna 3.
Undoubtedly, some of the people who see the Sex Invaders photo exhibit at Hionas Gallery in New York this month, will be hard pressed to say which is a bigger turn-on: the bikini-clad models or the images of Storm Troopers and Donkey Kong. The collection of eight photographs is the latest installment from the “Ultravelvet Collection,” the work of LA-based couple Eric Hajjar and Meredith Rose. Their work is a fusion of two popular but unrelated subjects, in this case, video games and erotica. In some of the pictures, images of bikini-clad women are overlaid with scenes from Space Invaders and Pac Man. In others, the models appear to be wearing Darth Vader masks.
Photographer Robert Landau compiled photographs of the larger-than-life outdoor advertising that used to pepper the streets of Los Angeles for his new book, “Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip.”
Wild animals caught on camera — hidden camera.
Rotten is a series of photographs of all the moldy food that a photographer found in his fridge over the course of a year. He hoped that by documenting it, he’d let it happen less. Will the same thing happen when you look at it?
Amazing before-and-after aerial photographs document Hurricane Sandy’s destruction.
The latitude line N 40° 00’ 00”cuts the United States in half, roughly speaking, passing through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California, and serving as the border between Nebraska and Kansas along the way. The parallel intersects with a full longitudinal degree every 53 miles, creating 52 cartographically significant grid points from coast to coast, each delineating a broom-closet-sized patch of land of about 20 square feet. For the last 20 years, at these unique spots, Bruce Myren has slowly and methodically documented the country in photographs.
Photographer Phillip Van’s haunting photographs of New York, dark after Sandy.