Posts tagged: landscape photography

Astonishing Photos of an Extremely Rare Flipped Iceberg




When San Francisco-based photographer Alex Cornell visited Antarctica with his sister and mother, he could not have predicted that –amidst the majestic sights of penguins and seals– he would encounter the singular and vastly unusual phenomenon known as a flipped iceberg. Surrounded by its fellow icy mammoths, the overturned structure revealed the glossy, transparent blue crystals that hide beneath the familiar snowy surface.

Photographer Teri Fullerton Discusses War, Family, and Internet Dating


From the series After War


From the series Internet Dating

For Minneapolis-based photographer Teri Fullerton, the lens is a means of breaking down barriers and connecting with people, be they soldiers coming home after time at war or men who approach her on dating websites. Throughout her work, Fullerton approaches those who are often made to feel different or alien with an empathetic eye, seeking out common threads and moments of understanding between a subject and his audience.

Winter Landscapes Make Yosemite Valley Look Like Narnia


© Andre Andrade / Offset


© Andre Andrade / Offset

Sao Paulo-based photographer Andre Andrade was drawn to Yosemite Valley in part because of the landscapes of Ansel Adams, who in the first half of the 20th century, had traversed the vast terrain carrying heavy loads of photographic equipment, much of which was carried by his loyal burro Mistletoe.

Arresting Photos From the Coldest Village on Earth (-58 °F!)


A local woman enters Preobrazhensky cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist.


“Road of Bones”

The Russian village of Oymyakon is widely recognized as the coldest in the world, with average winter temperatures reaching below -58 degrees fahrenheit. Making the treacherous trip from the frigid city of Yakutsk, to the village, New Zealand-based travel photographer Amos Chapple documents daily life in the remote region, where the entirety of civilization is subject to the whims of the snowy Siberian landscape.

Photography Website Makeover: Joan Lobis Brown


Joan Lobis Brown’s Squarespace site

New York City-based portrait and landscape photographer Joan Lobis Brown has spent nearly a decade giving voice those who are too often marginalized, neglected, and stigmatized. Setting her gaze on the theme of isolation, she has traveled around the globe to uncover the worldwide consequences of ignorance and discrimination. From emotionally-charged portraits of international HIV/AIDS activists and those living day-to-day with a positive diagnosis to empowering shots of at-risk LGBT youth who have been rejected by their families of origin, her work ultimately illuminates not what separates us but that which ties us together.

Captivating Photographs of Tour Buses Combine Past With Present





I may not be one for organized tours, but I understand their popularity in many cities around the world. They offer an effortless way for unfamiliar tourists to see and capture the sites and learn the history of a certain location. Photographer Ross Paxton noticed one of these bus tours when he visited his hometown of Whitby, UK. As the bus load of tourists passed by the town’s landmark Abbey, as they reached for their cameras to snap pictures, he couldn’t help but notice there was something ironic at work. The past, present and future all seemed to collide into one moment. Intrigued by this idea, he has since ridden on dozens of bus tours scattered across the United Kingdom, for what would become his series, The General History of Timeless Landscapes.

Photographer Christopher Payne Talks to Us About Industrial Ruins, Gothic Castles, and What Goes Into Building a Piano


Christopher Payne‘s Squarespace website


Buffalo State Hospital, Buffalo, New York

With a background in architecture, New York City-based photographer Christopher Payne is drawn to abandoned buildings, neglected structures that jointly disclose forgotten chapters of America’s storied past.

Payne’s fascination with the antiquated and disused began with his documentation of the city’s outmoded manual subway systems, to which he was afforded unlimited access. In recent years, he has chronicled spaces ranging from the pervasive and once densely populated asylums of the 1800s and early 1900s to the eroded landscape of North Brother Island, where in the latter part of the 1800s, citizens afflicted with infectious diseases were quarantined from the remainder of the city. In his shadowy, evocative frames, America’s past becomes a mythical place, one that is both acutely fantastical and undeniably real. Here, the photographer illuminates the mysterious and haunting remnants of our shared history, playing the dual part of the detective and the preservationist.

In his more recent projects, Payne has turned his gaze towards contemporary America by capturing the inner workings of Astoria’s historic Steinway piano factory as well as New England’s older textile mills as compared with North and South Carolina’s more state-of-the-art factories. We spoke with the artist about his interest in both deserted and sustained industries and why he chose Squarespace to build his site.

Housing Developments of the American West Photographed by William Rugen


Housing development near Condon, Oregon © William Rugen / Offset


The edge of housing development in Cold Springs, Nevada © William Rugen / Offset

For Western Dioramas, Seattle-based photographer William Rugen documents the topography of a modern American West, countering centuries-old fantasies of national expansion with visions of suburban developments. Set against the grandeur of the natural landscape, these homogenous settlements emerge as American artifacts both bleak and arresting, desolate yet oddly enchanting.

Start 2015 Feeling Thankful: These 27 Photos Will Help You Get There


Big feet, little feet 2 © Aleksandar Garevski


Wellington, New Zealand, April 2012 © Camus Wyatt


Family Traits © Sara Rubinstein

For our latest show, we asked photographers to submit images depicting what they are thankful for. Along with children, pets and loved ones, we also included a little boy “surf shopping” in Walmart, a beloved childhood treehouse and a stunning light-filled kitchen in Brooklyn. This show is a good reminder to stop and appreciate those tender, fleeting moments. Happy New Year!

Congratulations to top three winners Aleksandar Garevski, Camus Wyatt, and Sara Rubinstein, who will receive a one year subscription to 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.

Luminous Beach Fireworks Photographed by Paul Edmondson


© Paul Edmondson / Offset


© Paul Edmondson / Offset

For his electric captures of fireworks along Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, Seattle-based photographer Paul Edmondson casts the luminous explosions in a new light, implementing long exposure times and unusual cropping techniques to push each fiery tendril into the realm of abstraction.