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Revealing the Unexpected Magic of Small-Town Iowa

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“I thought the future would be uniformly futuristic,” Iowa City photographer Barry Phipps says, looking back on his childhood daydreams, “The reality is more of series of layers of cultural accumulations.”

66 Enchanted Photos of Snow Around the World (Sponsored)

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Landmannalaugar, Iceland © Jessica Cantlin (@feed.my.wanderlust)

For our latest group show, we asked you to submit your best photographs of snow. Curated by Feature Shoot Founder Alison Zavos, the winning collection takes us a tour of winter wonderlands around the globe, from the well-known, like Iceland, Saint Petersburg, or Aspen, Colorado, to the less-traveled, like Himachal Pradesh in India or small-town Pennsylvania.

Robert Frost famously wrote the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” in a matter of minutes. It was also the poem he thought would best stand the test of time. The exposures used to capture these scenes range from a fraction of a second to a few minutes, but like Frost’s words, they capture what is timeless, essential, and beguiling about snow.

The weather forecast here in New York does not indicate a snowfall on Christmas, but somewhere in the world, the ground will indeed blanketed in sparkles.

This group show was sponsored by Squarespace, an online publishing platform designed with photographers in mind. With award-winning design, domains, commerce, hosting, and 24/7 support, Squarespace helps photographers discover more ways to market themselves and expand their business. New subscribers to Squarespace can now use the code “FS15” to receive 10% off their website. Click here to start a free 14-day trial.

The Breathtaking Simplicity of the Indonesian Landscape

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When Hengki Koentjoro makes pictures, he relishes loneliness. Being solo with only the rustle of the wind and the rolling of the tides isn’t painful; it’s reassuring and life-sustaining.

Enchanted Memories from a Farm in the Midwest

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“The farm was my giant playground,” photographer Tamie Steffen-Hornstein remembers of a childhood spent in rural Southwest Minnesota. She spent her days in the treehouse, on her raft in the creek, or working beside her father.

The Magic of Wintertime in Finnish Lapland

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When she was a little girl, photographer Tiina Törmänen built castles out of snow. She spent her childhood in Finland’s Southern Lapland, surrounded by lakes and forests, and each winter, she dug tunnels, doorways, and rooms, illuminated by flickering candlelight. She sang songs to her beloved dog Nappi on dark nights.

Törmänen was a child of nature; she played with the dogs more than she did other children. She picked wild berries and mushrooms while her family fished and hunted and grew their own vegetables.

After an Edenic childhood, the artist moved to Helsinki at sixteen. She survived an abusive relationship, one that she feels robbed her of her teenage years, a time that should have been happy but was instead plagued by fear.

35 Photos Reveal the Secrets of Nighttime (Sponsored)

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© Andy Mckay Projects (@andymckayprojects)

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© Efren Lozano (@efrenlozano)

For our latest group show, we asked you to submit photographs taken between sun-down and sun-up. Curated by Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief Alison Zavos, the resulting collection expresses the possibilities of nighttime photography. Spanning booming metropolises and remote wildernesses alike, the winning images take us on a journey from melancholy to joy to serenity and back again.

The master Pictorialist Alfred Stieglitz once wrote, “Wherever there is light, one can photograph.” Night photographers push this fact to its limit by making picture with only the tiniest flickers of illumination. Paradoxically, it’s sometimes the darkest images that shine the brightest.

This group show was sponsored by Squarespace, an online publishing platform designed with photographers in mind. With award-winning design, domains, commerce, hosting, and 24/7 support, Squarespace helps photographers discover more ways to market themselves and expand their business. New subscribers to Squarespace can now use the code “FS15” to receive 10% off their website. Click here to start a free 14-day trial.

Photos of a Greek Island in a Time Before Time

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Petros Koublis rewrites old myths. The Greek photographer has traversed the craggy terrain of Athens, Santorini, and Marathon in search of echoes left behind by the ancient bards and dreamers.

Most recently, he made his way to Tinos, where according to The Odyssey by Homer, the hero Ajax was said to have drowned a violent death in the wake of the Battle with Troy, having incurred the wrath of the gods Athena and Poseidon.

How One Photographer Finds Solace in the Dead of Night

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Lodgepole Campground, Sequoia National Forest

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“When its dark, you can’t see whats ten feet in front of you,” Los Angeles photographer Amanda Friedman says, “things can feel a bit creepy.”

This Is What the World Will Look Like When Humans Are Gone

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In winter, the Polish skies belong to Kacper Kowalski. He’s been making pictures from his gyrocopter, 500 feet above ground, for nearly a decade, but lately, with the arrival of drones and other pilots, he’s found freedom and privacy in the cold. “Wintertime is really the last territory that I still own,” the photographer explains.

One Photographer’s Story of World Travel and Fear of Missing Out (Sponsored)

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Austin Rhee’s Squarespace website

Scrolling through photographer Austin Rhee‘s Instagram feed, you’ll see the same word commented over and over again: “WOW.” You’ll also find “Sweet!” “Crazy!” and the occasional “Stoppppppp!” And that pretty much sums it up. Rhee takes impossibly beautiful photographs of impossibly beautiful places.

Whether he’s in his hometown of San Francisco or navigating a snowy day in Norway’s Lofoten islands, Rhee has an enviable understanding of the whims of nature. He knows when to wake up so the light falls across the terrain in just the right way; he chases mist and sunrises and dewy, silent streets.

Rhee represents the rising generation of photographers and influencers in that he has both a powerful mainstream appeal and a vision that can’t be reproduced. He’s been commissioned to photograph some of the most breathtaking places on earth, and he’s done it on his own terms. We interviewed the photographer about his adventures, his social media stardom, and his gorgeous Squarespace website, which he uses to share his work with potential clients around the world.

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