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Photo du Jour: Inside the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

Vienna-based photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek takes us inside the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant—Austria’s first nuclear plant to be built—in his series Zwentendorf.

Machine Guns and Teddy Bears: A Peek Inside the Bedrooms of Israel’s Young ‘Fighters’

Jasper White

Jasper White

In his series Young Guns, British photographer Jasper White gives us a peek inside the bedrooms of Israel’s young ‘fighters’ as they are called—the men and women who are required by law to enter into the military at age 18.

Barbara Karant’s Whimsical Interiors Constructed and Photographed Over a Span of 20 Years

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These rooms are not livable spaces, rather are metaphorical. They symbolize states of mind, pay homage to, are fanciful and sometimes amusing, all while they elucidate concerns and questions with life. One thing that is key is that these three dimensional interiors were created singularly with the intention of being depicted as two-dimensional images. Nothing remains after the photograph is executed and their existence as real environments is transitory.—Barbara Karant

With over 25 years in the business, Chicago-based photographer Barbara Karant is known for the artistic beauty that she brings to her commercial interior and architectural work. Room Sets is a personal project she crafted off and on for almost 20 years. She built the sets at full scale in her studio, often collaborating with stylists, painters, and set builders to achieve her vision, eventually shooting them with a 4×5 or 8×10 view camera. The interiors were conceived from either a concept, emotion, or opinion Karant wanted to explore in an environment—some were built for a particular image, and others resulted from a re-purposing of an already existent set. Many days, props, and dollars later, Karant’s unique interiors entice us to step inside.

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Empty Yet Intimidating ‘Corridors of Power’ Photographed by Luca Zanier

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USA / New York / 4/24/08 / UN General Assembly

Zurich-based photographer Luca Zanier‘s aptly titled series Corridors of Power captures a spatial representation of the places where minds meet and decisions are made. The spaces vary—some grandiose, some more covert—and all seem to comment on the reality that the worldly decisions that shape our collective identity eventually lie in the hands of a few. The empty rooms feel supreme, otherworldy, almost intimidating. They stand like futuristic monoliths, quietly waiting for the power players to convene.

Eerie Photographs Explore Tent Fumigation in San Diego Homes

Robert-Benson tented homes photography

I was looking for uniqueness; homes near a street light, near a lit stadium, or perched on a hill or beneath one—something that made it different. I illuminated some homes with a high power flashlight placed directly above the lens.—Robert Benson

Tent fumigation is the process of covering a house with a nylon tent to remove pests, typically termites. Once the house is tented and sealed, gas is pumped into the interior, eradicating the pests without spreading the gas to others. The oddity of these circus tent-like structures appealed to California-based photographer Robert Benson, who scoured the streets of San Diego at night to create his series Tented Homes.

Finding the homes by chance was a challenge, so Benson contacted pesticide companies throughout the city. After assuring them he wasn’t a thief, he received some help from two termite companies. He was given locations daily, taking a look at Google Street View before making the trek, and even accompanied workers a couple of times as they made tenting preparations. Benson photographed more than 35 homes and buildings throughout San Diego.

Parisian Men Photographed in Their Stylish Surrounds

Baudouin Irié, fashion designer, FrenchIrié, fashion designer

A young performer stands beside books and records piled high, his clothes scorched for reasons unknown. A fashion designer gazes stoically at the photographer’s lens while a toothy reptile lurks near his feet. Holding his skateboard, a sociologist returns to the room he lived in as a child.

Breathtaking Photos of Opulent Baroque Church Altars

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Young Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet’s final year show included this awesome series of the most opulent Baroque church altars he could find in Spain, Austria and Germany. His intention was to explore the seductive power of display. What is extraordinary is how much you lose all sense of perspective and depth, such is the overabundance of detail. I like how the odd feature confuses all the more; like the red rope of the ornamental light in the image below for instance which neatly splices the image in half. I could pore over these for hours and hours.

Abstract Interior Photos Conjure Feelings of Vertigo

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Berlin-based photographer Menno Aden takes typical rooms and interior settings and turns them into mind-altering viewing experiences which can conjure feelings of vertigo. He’s able to distort perception by installing cameras on the ceilings of interior spaces, such as classrooms, elevators, and corner shops, in the process transforming a simple room with a circular table into an abstract and graphic work of art.

Surreal Photos of Munich’s Underground Subway Stations

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These cinematic and surreal images of Munich’s underground subway stations were shot by non-professional photographer Nick Frank. Looking unused and sparkling clean, he made a habit of photographing these stations early on Sunday mornings in order to capture the settings without commuters. Frank is a a freelance art/creative director based in Munich.

The Quirky Living Spaces of Milwaukee’s Young and Musical

Brett-Suemnicht photography

Without the indication of a human presence, the environment becomes an empty vessel. These signifying forces lead you to uncover the hidden aspects that otherwise go unnoticed. My job being the investigator, reflects my personal narration on a series of personal expressions.

This project, Personal Detachment, also touches on the music scene in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. Within the process of photographing these homes I came upon houses that were also used as DIY music spaces. The connection between these environments acting as a personal space, as well as a public space, gave a new dynamic to the project.—Brett Suemnicht

Brett Suemnicht is an artist living in Milwaukee. He currently attends the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) where he is studying printmaking and photography.