Posts tagged: landscape photography

Welcome to the Future: 23 Photos of Vertical Living Around the World


Ultra Doux, 2015 © Ange Ong


Uniformity and Individuality © Julian Li


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For our latest group show, to be exhibited in person at PIX 2015 in Seattle this October 6-7 as well as online at DPReview, we asked to see your photographs on the theme of “Vertical Living.” Alison Zavos, Editor-in-Chief at Feature Shoot, considered well over 10,000 submissions, and our final collection features twenty-three images that elicit everything from delight to anxiety about the ways in which we live… and the possibilities of upwards expansion.

John MacLean Pays Homage to His Favorite Artists by Photographing their Hometowns All Over the World


Hometown of William Eggleston, Sumner, Mississippi


Hometown of Robert Cumming, Mattapan, Massachusetts

For Hometowns, London-based photographer John MacLean traces the origins of his most beloved artists by visiting the neighborhoods in which they were raised. Traveling across the globe, from William Eggleston’s Sumner, Mississippi to Wassily Kandisky’s Moscow, he injects each homestead with the aesthetic tenors of the artists themselves, imagining each not only as it stands today but also how it must have stood years ago, when seen through the young eyes of those children who would grow up to become his heroes.

Jaw-Dropping Aerial Photographs Capture the Earth’s Water from Above

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Skeidarar, Iceland

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River Koesseine, Germany

For German photographer Bernhard Edmaier, water is both immortal and living, shifting from ice to liquid to vapor and back again. It is simultaneously indestructible and ephemeral, essential to all known life forms and yet capable of obliterating us entirely. WATER, composed of aerial images shot across all continents on Earth, is first a paean to the element as the origin of our being and second a revelation about its potential for annihilation, set in motion by the hands of mankind and climate change.

Extraordinary Images Capture the Spirit of America’s ‘Dirt Meridian’


Pronghorn Antelope, Niobrara County, Wyoming, 2013. A herd of wild antelope, which in wintertime can number into the hundreds, roams the high plains that stretch towards the Big Horn Mountains in the background. Early pioneer cattlemen noticed that the native grass animals roaming this area tasted particularly good, and to this day Niobrara County grass has become famous among livestock buyers for the finish it gives cattle.


Fawn and Snowball, Cherry County, Nebraska, 2006. Calves whose mothers have died or who have been abandoned are often fed by hand. Fawn Moreland, who is part Ogallala Sioux, came to live with Ken and Sharon Moreland on Christmas Day when she was six years old.


Sun Through Rain, Dawes County, Nebraska, 2013. “From above, the land is like one endless unpunctuated idea—sand, tumbleweed, turkey, bunch stem, buffalo, meadow, cow, rick of hay, creek, sunflower, sand—and only rarely does a house or a windmill or a barn suddenly appear to suspend the sense of limitlessness.” –Inara Verzemnieks

For New York City-based photographer Andrew Moore, the flat and dry landscape of the 100th meridian— the line of longitude that splices the United States right down its center— is far more expressive and redolent than its epithet “Flyover Country” might suggest. Over the past ten years, while the rest of the country catches only blurred abstracted glimpses from the windows of faraway airplanes, the photographer and pilot Doug Dean have captained their small Cessna just above ground, capturing the land as if through a magnifying glass to reveal all that lies within the forgotten plains and sand hills of what we once referred to as “Great American Desert.”

Hanoi at Night is Hauntingly Beautiful



When night descends on the streets of Hanoi, says French photographer Sebastien Laval, the city metamorphoses into another realm entirely. In the witching hours between six o’clock in the evening and six in the morning, he can be seen roaming the Old Quarter alongside the ghosts of ten centuries past.

‘Prints for Refugees’: Photographers Donate Artwork to Help Those in Need

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When London-based photographer Mark Sherratt saw that unforgettable shot of the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed ashore in Turkey— from where the boy and his family were trying to escape from their war-torn home in Kobani to Greece and ultimately to safety in Canada—he was compelled to act. Like many around the globe, he felt both helpless in the face of the refugee crisis and as though he was unable to stand on the sidelines; once he saw the photograph of the drowned Kurdish toddler, the urgency of the situation came to a head, and the photographer created Prints for Refugees, a fundraising initiative by which photographers donate their work to benefit the millions of people displaced by violence and political unrest.

Art Buyer Chris Buda Shares His Secrets to Sourcing Images and Finding Photographers with ImageBrief (Sponsored)


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As Manager of Art Buying at BBDO Atlanta, Chris Buda is challenged each day to produce and source images for the world’s leading companies, from Toys ‘R Us and AT&T to Exxon Mobile and Georgia-Pacific. BBDO has been at the forefront of the advertising industry for more than a century, and they’ve gotten to where they are by constantly evolving their ideas to suit the age and the marketplace. We chatted with Buda about why he chooses ImageBrief to find photographers and source images.

Call for Submissions: Photos Depicting Life ‘Off the Grid’


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More than a buzzword or flash-in-the-pan cultural phenomenon, “off the grid” has become a way of life. We want to see photos that encompass what it means to you. It could be farm-to-table lifestyle—the families that churn their own butter and harvest wild honey. It could be more literal—solar panels in action or geometric grid patterns. Have ariel shots of cabins on far-off locals or landscapes that scream ”no one has ever stepped foot here before”? We’d love to see them.

The collection will be curated by Chris Buda, Manager of Art Buying, BBDO and Isabelle Raphael, Head of Visual Content, ImageBrief.

Our sponsor ImageBrief will be giving away ten yearly Explorer Plus accounts to the top ten images/photographers and ten three-month Explorer Plus accounts for an additional ten photographers selected. All winning photographers will run on Feature Shoot.

ImageBrief is a platform that directly connects photographers to clients by allowing advertising agencies, photo editors, and leading publications to post briefs that describe the kind of imagery they’re seeking at any given moment. Photographers can then upload their pre-existing work to apply for the brief, and the selected photographer will earn the job. ImageBrief also allows top image buyers to commission work on site based on photographers’ profiles. By putting your work directly in front of those who are looking to buy, ImageBrief makes it easier than ever to monetize your photography. Read more about ImageBrief here and here.

Submissions will be accepted through ImageBrief. A free account is required to submit and it takes just a minute to sign up. Copyright remains with the photographer.

Deadline for submissions is September 28, 2015.

This group show is sponsored by ImageBrief.

‘Earth and Space’ Photo Book is Full of Astonishing Vistas from NASA’s Archives


“Earthrise” was shot on December 24, 1968, by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission. The famed nature photographer Galen Rowell believed this to be the most influential environmental photograph ever taken—and it certainly stands out as one of the most extraordinary observations of Earth from space. The impromptu shot was taken as the spacecraft was being rotated and Anders caught sight of the impressive view. In recordings of the moment, you can hear him marvel, “Wow, is that pretty!” as if he were seeing our planet for the first time. In the image, the Earth is rising 5 degrees above the horizon, just as the astronauts are rising up from behind the eastern (as viewed from Earth) part of the Moon. Although the Moon looks close enough to touch, it’s actually about 484 miles (779 kilometers) from the spacecraft.


This iconic image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys on February 8, 2004, is often compared to the vivid, erratic whorls of color in a Van Gogh painting and reveals a never-before-seen halo of dust and light skyrocketing across trillions of miles. The dust and light surround a red supergiant known as V838 Monocerotis, located about 20,000 light years from Earth at the outer edge of the Milky Way. In 2002, the star’s brightness increased by several magnitudes over the course of several months, making it six hundred thousand times more luminous than the Sun. This pulse of light, also known as a light echo, most likely occurred some tens of thousands of years ago.

From ancient mythologies to modern science, mankind has trusted that in some essential way, we are bound to whatever it is that lies beyond the horizon and without the confines of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Photographer Traverses the Inhospitable Terrain of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts




“What am I doing here?” is a question that returns time and again to Phoenix-based photographer William LeGoullon as he makes his way through the Mojave and Sonoran deserts that blanket the American Southwest. The desert is, he suggests, by definition a place unsettled by man, and yet throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and California, he has discovered moments in which the wilderness and humankind meet, do battle, and in some rare cases, become reconciled to one another. Nearing Dissonance is his record of the desert not as it was in the days of Manifest Destiny but as it is today, suspended in an uncertain and precarious struggle with mankind.