Photographer Inspires Serious Wanderlust With ’72 Hours’ Project



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When Wales-based photographer Finn Beales travels the globe, he gives himself three days to immerse himself in the culture and landscape of each place. He seeks out the holes in the wall, pulls back the layers to reveal the bared, thrumming heart of every locale. He lives for the mountain air, for the scent of forgotten spaces in faraway lands.

Burly Arizona Fireman Stars in Sexy, Viral Photo Shoot



When Prescott, Arizona-based photographer Chad Castigliano of Chronicker Photography and his friend Tim the firefighter set up a fun, sexy photo shoot to benefit his wife’s non-profit organization Books To The Rescue Yavapai County, he thought it might be cool to have, say, one thousand Facebook shares. In the week since the sassy shots were first published, they’ve been shared more than 240,000 times and seen by tens of millions. Tim has become a sex symbol, and the photographer has been lost in a whirlwind of messages and media requests.

Revealing the Unexpected Beauty of Birds on Electric Wires



The first time photographer Yoshinori Mizutani looked up to see hundreds of parakeets swarming the sky in his home city of Tokyo, he was struck with fear – and it was that initial shock that he tried to capture in his 2013 Tokyo Parrots series: the anomaly of tropical birds in a city. In these shots, the luminous green parrots dazzle in Mizutani’s strobe-lit darkness of a Tokyo night. For his next series, Mizutani has moved onto a different kind of bird called the Kauai, which is a Japanese term for the cormorant bird (phalacrocorax carbo). Forming the second part of his Bird trilogy, Kawau is a black-and-white series, complementing the Kauai’s bold black form. Photographed on electric wires all along Tokyo’s Tama River, the birds appear like notes on a musical stave – peaceful, unnerving, yet enticingly beautiful.

Enigmatic Self-Portraits by ‘A Girl Who Tried to Disappear’




Francesca Woodman famously wrote in her journal, “Am I in the picture? Am I getting in or out of it?” an appeal that is in some ways answered by Slovakian photographer Viktória Kollerová’s own self-portraits, images which appear collectively under a Tumblr titled A Girl Who Tried to Disappear.

Mesmerizing Images Created from Plastic Found on the Beaches of Hong Kong

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A collection of different species of discarded artificial flowers that would not exist at the same flowering time in nature and should not be found in the ocean. The lotus flower reflects early connotations of beauty in China. The flowers are part of a collection recovered from various beaches over the past 3 years.

“Photography is not what we see; it’s what we make others see,” says Leeds-based photographer Mandy Barker.

Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards!


As the Second Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards draw to a close, we are thrilled to announce our five winners, selected from about one thousand exemplary submissions from around the world. This year, our esteemed jurors collectively awarded the prize to photographers Mariya Kozhanova, Marlena WaldthausenCamille MichelKimberly Witham and Lissa Rivera.

Our exhibition of the winning photographers— titled Developed: Five Emerging Photographers—will open at United Photo Industries, 16 Main St, #B, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, June 2, 6:00-9:00PM, and all are invited to attend. Please feel free to sign up at our Facebook event page.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all participating photographers. The high caliber of work this year made for a very competitive selection process. We want to also thank the printers at Ken Allen Studios for generously printing the pieces for the show as well as our friends at United Photo Industries for hosting the exhibition. Each winner will receive $500 cash, a Lomo’Instant Montenegro Camera, and a camera strap from Cecilia. Many thanks also to our outstanding jury members who took time out of their busy schedules to review the work.

Six-Year-Old Hawkeye Huey Publishes His First Photo Book

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Portrait of the artist


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Seattle-based photographer Hawkeye Huey, age six, has camped in the desert, climbed mountains, encountered the free spirits of Slab City, and conferred with the citizens of Navajo Nation. His father Aaron, who happens to be a National Geographic photographer with a “very long and fancy” resume of his own, gifted Hawkeye with his first Fuji Instax two years ago before taking him on special father-son photo adventures throughout the Western United States.

Astonishing Photos of Car Wrecks in the 1930s


Truck crashes through garage several stories up, East Cambridge


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Throughout the 1930s, the United States contended not only with the Great Depression but also with a nationwide panic surrounding traffic safety. In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt penned a letter to state governors, imploring them to curtail “the increasing number of deaths and injuries” related to car crashes.

Intimate Portraits of Sex Workers in Las Vegas



In 2004, Jonnie Andersen was working in a dive bar in downtown Las Vegas. She had taken a job that would allow her to make roots in the downtown community having recently finished an MFA at Yale with a renewed idea of the work that she wanted to make.

Behold the Magic of this Lonely Ghost Town in the Namib Desert



When a glinting stone came into the hands of a railway worker in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa, his supervisor August Staunch instantly recognized it as a diamond and obtained a prospector’s licence for the land. Out of nowhere, a town materialized to accommodate around 1,000 German miners and their families and for decades, Kolmanskop’s inhabitants lived a life of luxury. However when the diamond supply reached exhaustion in the 1950s, the miners packed up their belongings and left, leaving the town to be reclaimed by the desert sand.

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