From hedonic reversal to fear of boredom, these psychological concepts offer insight into why that dilapidated warehouse is so appealing.
Newspapers. Soda cans. Pizza boxes. Everyone’s trash looks different but what these artful portraits show is that we all have something in common: We produce a lot of it.
"The real drama is that that’s the actual image," says Héctor Fernández, head creative and co-director at Publicis. "That’s the truth. When you see that, that’s when you realize people would think we stuck two photos together to create the drama."
Take a tour of the worlds apparently robust supply of empty castles, power plants, and churches—and witness the surprising grandeur of dilapidation.
Photographer Rebecca Litchfield was detained and interrogated for 10 hours exploring the forgotten corners of the former Eastern Bloc.
Bee hives are a little terrifying. Colonies have 20,000 to 60,000 bees, all of whom beat their wings 200 times per second. It’s amazing, then, that videographer-photographer Michael Sutton, was only stung three times while shooting his high-speed short, Apis Mellifera: Honey Bee.
Industrial sander? Check. Household objects? Yup. Time-lapse GIFs? Indeed.
How else can you illustrate what a 17-story drop, followed by a five-story drop feels like in a little raft?
Using an unusual landscape camera in a way that wasn’t intended, Jay Mark Johnson produces photographs like you’ve never seen before.
Urban sprawl is the type of thing you tend to forget about if you’re living in it, except maybe when you’re stuck in traffic inching home after work. But it does a lot more than cause road rage: Sprawl also makes us fatter, sicker, and poorer, and it’s the source of half of the country’s household carbon footprint. In a series of photos taken over seven years, now published in a new book called Ciphers, photographer Christoph Gielen shows a different perspective on sprawl, intended to get more people to question typical patterns of development.