Photography

Everyday Objects Are Organized into Perfect Geometric Shapes in Kristen Meyer’s Flat Lays

 Design Food Photography #candy #eggs #flat lay #flowers #multiples #office supplies January 4, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kristen Meyer, shared with permission Kristen Meyer (previously) pinpoints the unique crossroads of organization and art in her meticulous flat lays. Influenced by interior decorating, prop styling, and floristry, the New Haven-based designer constructs precise …

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Dances and Branches: Colossal’s Most-Read Stories of 2021

 Art Dance History Photography December 29, 2021 Colossal We spent the last year collaborating with creatives from every corner of the planet to publish nearly 700 articles and interviews that range from art, design, and photography to science and history. As we plan our coverage for 2022, we’re looking back at some of the …

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Arresting Photos Capture the Magical Fairytale-Like Landscapes of the Faroe Islands

 Photography #faroe islands #landscapes #ocean December 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Lazar Gintchin, shared with permission Photographer Lazar Gintchin likens the luxuriant fields, jewel-toned waters, and perpetual mist that hangs over the Faroe Islands to the dreamy, otherworldly environments of Middle Earth. “A magical valley with crisscrossing slopes creates a landscape that …

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A Montage of 64 Portraits Reveals the Wildly Diverse Characteristics of Foxes

 Photography #animals #foxes #nature #portraits December 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Roeselien Raimond, shared with permission Back in 2009, Dutch wildlife photographer Roeselien Raimond snapped a portrait of a fox that always seemed to be squinting her eyes in contemplation. That first image sparked a fascination with the creatures and their idiosyncratic …

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Snacks and Household Goods Are Fodder for Vanessa Mckeown’s Quirky Compositions

 Art Food Photography #fashion #humor #sports December 16, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Vanessa Mckeown, shared with permission A scroll through Vanessa Mckeown’s Instagram reveals a bottomless trove of absurdity and the playfully unexpected: cooked spaghetti pours from a bronze tap, a tennis ball bounces off a tennis racket made of waffles, and …

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Exceptionally Slow-Motion Footage Documents Tropical Butterflies Bursting from Their Chrysalises and Taking Flight

 Photography Science #butterflies #insects #video December 15, 2021 Grace Ebert  In an extravagant display of evolutionary tricks and mating rituals, new footage by Adrian Smith of the wildly popular Ant Lab YouTube channel focuses on six tropical butterflies. The extremely slow-motion montage zeroes in on a trio of tropical creatures as they crack …

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Colossal’s Favorite Books of 2021

 Art Craft Photography #books December 8, 2021 Colossal Before we (eagerly) say goodbye to 2021, we’re taking a look back at the year, starting with the books we covered on Colossal. Throughout the past 12 months, we published dozens of articles centered on new artist monographs and tomes surveying broader topics that range from …

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A Rare Encounter with the Elusive Giant Phantom Jellyfish Captures Its 33-Foot Billowing Limbs

 Photography Science #jellyfish #underwater #video December 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  Back in August, we shared news of a previously undiscovered jellyfish so vibrant that its brilliant red body was a stark contrast to its deepwater environment. Now thanks to researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, we can add another similarly spectacular …

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Celebrating Kenyan Culture, Bold Textile Patterns Disguise Subjects in Thandiwe Muriu’s Portraits

 Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles December 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission What began as a simple appreciation of fabrics printed with vibrant geometries and hypnotic motifs has morphed into a stunning celebration of African culture. Thandiwe Muriu’s ongoing Camo series cloaks models in arresting garments …

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Jane Goodall, Paul Nicklen, and 100 Photographers and Conservationists Join a Print Sale to Protect the Environment

 Photography #animals #climate crisis #nature December 3, 2021 Grace Ebert Kilifi was an 18-month-old rhino and his keeper, Kamara was hand-raising along with two other baby rhinos at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Kamara spends 12 hours every day watching over the vulnerable baby rhinos. He loves these animals like his own children and …

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