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Sadie Wechsler Creates A Bizarre Fantasy World Through Her Lyrical Images

Sadie Wechsler

Sadie Wechsler

Seattle-based photographer Sadie Wechsler creates dreamlike scenarios, using photography in concert with other tools to create an alternate world. She takes advantage of her medium to create scenarios that vary from just the other side of normal, where perhaps one detail is not quite right, to lyrical, innately surreal constructions. Wechsler, who was just named one of five finalists for the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize, answered some of our questions about her difficult-to-pigeonhole work.

Surreal Landscape Photos of an Australian Salt Mine

Emma Phillips

Emma Phillips

Melbourne-based Emma PhillipsSalt beautifully depicts the unearthly realm of a salt mine on the Nullarbor Plain, in Western Australia. Phillips randomly came across the mine and made all the photographs in the series within the space of a couple hours.

‘Imperial Pomp’: Gargantuan Architecture Scattered Across Russia and Former Soviet Republics

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Bayterek Tower, Astana, 2012

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Grand Park Towers, Moscow, 2009

Both surreal and eccentric, Imperial Pomp is German photographer Frank Herfort’s catalogue of gargantuan architecture scattered across Russia and former Soviet Republics. After the collapse of USSR, countless high-rises began looming in unnaturally colorful and exotic shapes on the horizon.

Geometric Shapes Projected Onto Massive Landscapes Across the World

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Rough Rock, Arizona

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Notom, Utah

In a convergence of science and nature, Washington, D.C. photographer Jim Sanborn sets both alight in striking, massive scale in his series Typographic Projections and Implied Geometries. Shot across the western United States and parts of Ireland, Sanborn projects his complex formations on everything from desert mountains to seascapes, each long exposure created with a 200 pound homemade projector and a 4×5 camera.

Danila Tkachenko’s Fascinating Portraits of Men Living in the Woods

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The images in Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko’s series, Escape, express an undeniable desire to get away from it all. Quiet portraits of men living outside society amidst the verdant green of the woods, interspersed with the trees and the shelter they’ve made out of them, tell us not just that life is quiet out here, but that there is life to be found in these woods.

Photographs Reveal the Difficult Life of Hunters in Northern Greenland

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Ciril Jazbeck

In one photo of the healthy head of hair of 70-year-old Greenland native Uunartoq, photographer Ciril Jazbec has managed to poetically encompass his entire project of Greenland’s last true subsistence hunters.

Magical Landscapes Created Inside a 200-Gallon Fish Tank

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NYC-based artist Kim Keever makes photographs that double as lush, dreamy landscape paintings, and we bet you’ll be surprised about how he creates them.

The Ominous Glow of Prison Lights Photographed on the Outskirts of Towns Across the U.S.

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Carson City, NV State Death House Prison, 2002.

Stephen Tourlentes

Florence, CO Federal Prison, 2005.

Massachusetts-based photographer Stephen Tourlentes‘ series Of Length and Measures is a collection of photographs of U.S. prisons shot at night.

Photo Du Jour: Paradise Valley, Montana

Jason Lindsey

Photojournalist and commercial photographer Jason Lindsey captures the wild glory of Montana and the people who cherish it in his series Montana Life. Nestled between two mountain ranges just north of Yellowstone National Park, the residents of Paradise Valley live with a simple, deep respect for the land, the animals and each other. Secluded but hardly solitary, Lindsey discovered a community working alongside one another to accomplish daily labors and serve individual needs. In a world brimming with raw nature and sweeping glory, Montana Life highlights the grit and beauty of living in harmony with the land.

Photographer David LaChapelle Glitzes Up Gas Stations and Oil Refineries

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Gas Am Pm, © 2013 David LaChapelle Studio. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

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Land Scape Kings Dominion, © 2013 David LaChapelle Studio. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

LAND SCAPE is a stunning exhibition of large-scale photographs by David LaChapelle that comment on oil production and distribution around the globe. This time, the Maui-based photographer who is more well-known for his work in the fashion world, turns his lens on the oil industry combining two series of works entitled Gas Station and Refineries.