Posts tagged: landscape photography

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.

Announcing Our Flora & Fauna Photography Show Winners to be Exhibited at Photoville


© Brooke DiDonato
Blending In
11 x 17 inches
Edition of 10
$375 (40% of proceeds to Hempstead Town Animal Shelter)


© Brooke DiDonato
11 x 17 inches
Edition of 10
$375 (40% of proceeds to Hempstead Town Animal Shelter)

Flora & Fauna, presented by the photography website Feature Shoot at Photoville, is a show about plants and animals curated by Feature Shoot’s Instagram followers opening Friday, September 10 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Over a period of 3 weeks, we sorted through over 9,000 images and posted over 400 images to Instagram, inviting our followers to vote. Our followers cast their votes simply by “liking” the image(s) on Instagram, and the 25 most popular images (from 22 photographers around the world) are presented in this show.

3 Photographers on What It’s Like to Work (and Sell Images) with ImageBrief (Sponsored)


Emily Wilson

“I like working with people who genuinely want me to succeed,” says portrait photographer Emily Wilson—who has worked with such clients as The New York Times, Grey Advertising, and The Globe and Mail—of her decision to join ImageBrief, a platform that directly connects brands, advertising agencies, and other buyers who are looking for specific content with photographers who are perfect for the job. Like so many others on ImageBrief, she’s found the support she needs to further build her already impressive network of top clients, including Reebok, whose executives hired her on assignment after seeing some images she’d uploaded to her profile.

Inside Iran’s Very Convincing Cinema City


A wax figure of a fallen hero in a museum reconstruction in Iran.


A museum reconstruction of a bombarded and demolished city in Iran

When the powers that be show us images of war, suggests Warsaw-based photographer Wawrzyniec Kolbusz, we accept them at face-value, without questioning their context or implications. With the advent of new technologies and news platforms, it’s become more essential that we as consumers—whether we be from the West or from the Middle East—challenge the onslaught of war imagery and media coverage to pull fact from fiction. With Sacred Defense, Kolbusz evidences this slippery slope between reality and facsimile by documenting the convincing sets built in Iran’s cinema city, where films depicting the Iraq-Iran war are frequently shot, as well as museums and souvenir shops that display and sell war memorabilia.

Sublime Mountainscapes of Scotland, Romania and Jordan

Bauchaille Etive Mor I - Charles-Emerson-Antlers Gallery

Bauchaille Etive Mor, Scotland

Omu, Bucegi Massif - Charles Emerson - Antlers Gallery

Omu, Bucegi Massif, Romania

When Bristol-based photographer Charles Emerson was a boy, he made the trek to his grandparents’ house near Glencoe, Scotland, where he could see the looming silhouette of Buachaille Etive Mor, a mountain that carries still centuries of Gaelic folklore, stories of giants, lovers, and ghosts. Two decades later, he returned the peak as part of Myth and Mountains, for which he photographed the hallowed rocky pyramids of Jordan, Romania, and of course, Scotland.

What Remains of Paris’ La Petite Ceinture



Stretching 32 kilometres around the city centre of Paris lies la petite ceinture, a railway built more than two centuries ago that now sits unused. The line was built out of a necessity to efficiently transport goods and people in a city that was still reliant on horse-drawn carriages. With the boom in automobiles and the expansive underground system, the need for the railway eventually disappeared. Since going out of operation in 1934, the infrastructure has remained in tact. Subtle changes have occurred, but mostly just the flowers and small trees that have sprouted from its bed. French photographer Pierre Folk became absorbed by its presence. For him, exploring endless corridors and empty stations is a way to observe Paris from a completely new perspective, from a lens of the past. His series, By The Silent Line, investigates the ambiguity of disused spaces and their function in modern society.

Colorful Sculptures Reveal the Devastating Volume of Plastics Washed Ashore in Sian Ka’an, Mexico



Along the lush banks of Sian Ka’an reserve in Mexico, Brooklyn-based photographer Alejandro Durán has discovered heaps of plastic refuse originating from more than fifty countries and all six human-inhabited continents. For Washed Up, he culls large volumes of waste from the shores, constructing site-specific installations in which trash can be seen literally encroaching upon the delicate ecosystem.

Call for Submissions: Photos of Vertical Living


© Ben Thomas

With population growth and urbanization, mankind has substituted outward expansion for upward development. Vertical living, a phenomenon that encompasses high-rises, tower blocks, and skyscrapers, is changing how we inhabit the world, in both beneficial and unsettling ways. Is vertical living the solution to poverty, overpopulation, and environmental destruction, or is it the cause of greater pollution and unsustainable living conditions? For our latest group show, we’re looking for your photographs of vertical living.

This group show will be curated by Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Alison Zavos. Winners will have their work exhibited online on Feature Shoot, DPReview and in person at PIX 2015, a 2-day photography event happening this October 6 and 7 in Seattle. PIX 2015 is a live and live-streamed event that includes inspirational talks from leading photographers, educational demonstrations for aspiring photographers, and hands-on activities geared towards showing photographers how to use new gear and learn new techniques.

To submit, email up to five images (620 pixels wide on the shortest side, saved for web, no borders or watermarks) titled with your name and the number of the image (ex: yourname_01.jpg) to fsgroupshow (at) gmail (dot) com with “Vertical Living” in the subject line. Please include your full name, website and image captions within the body of the email. Copyright remains with the photographer.

You may also submit via Instagram by posting your images using the hashtag #verticallivingfs.

Deadline for submissions is September 9, 2015.

Exploring the Modern South with a Soundtrack: Road Trippin’ with Photographer Sam Jones



Who among us has not had the pleasure and privilege of driving along some great expanse of the wide open road, windows down and wind in our face, music blasting? What is the soundtrack of your life, and could these mental pictures we come to time and again endure without the music? After some time spent at the North-South access of Highway 55, situated along the Mississippi River, Los Angeles based photographer, Sam Jones, has found his soundtrack. In Somewhere Else, a photographic and musical collaboration with musician Blake Mills, Jones seeks a new way of imparting visual work by including a vinyl record of original music to accompany the reading of his images. The book, 152 pages of images from the modern South, offers readers something Jones long wished for: a “cinematic dialogue” of images and music that complement and encourage deeper readings of the another.

Portraits of a Community Living Off the Grid in a Remote Spanish Ecovillage


Photographer Kevin Faingnaert first heard about Matavenero, a remote ecovillage high up in the isolated mountainous region of Northwest Spain, from a friend who had cycled across Europe. Intrigued by the idea of abandoned villages that were quickly becoming populated again by groups of eco-friendly, independently-minded people living off the grid, he knew it was worth exploring. Without asking permission, he simply arrived at the village, set up a tent and tried to become part of the community. The resulting series, Matavenero, was taken over the course of his one month stay there.