Photography

In ‘Extinct and Endangered,’ Photographer Levon Biss Magnifies the Potential Loss of Insects Around the Globe

 Photography Science #bees #butterflies #climate crisis #insects #macro June 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Madeira brimstone. All images © Levon Biss, courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, shared with permission Despite existing on separate continents thousands of miles apart, the Madeira brimstone and giant Patagonian bumblebee are experiencing similar hardships. The former, which …

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Minimal Portraits by Luke Stephenson Frame the Elegant Plumage of Show Birds

 Photography #birds June 24, 2022 Grace Ebert Spereo Starling (2019). All images © Luke Stephenson, shared with permission For the better part of a decade, U.K.-born, Stockholm-based photographer Luke Stephenson has been fascinated by show birds, their impeccably groomed feathers, and undeniably unique personalities. Whether centering on a white-eyed Zosterop or confrontational Spereo Starling, …

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An Ethereal Daily Portrait Series by Chiron Duong Captures the Vietnamese Tradition of Ao Dai

 Art Photography #clothing #portraits #Vietnam June 23, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence 208. All images © Chiron Duong, shared with permission Softness is often mistaken for weakness, and simplicity for lack, but Chiron Duong’s 365 Days of Ao Dai series holds the history of this Vietnamese tradition in full texture. According to Duong, “Vietnamese Ao Dai is …

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Light Pierces Through Colorful Haze Suspended Above the Composite Landscapes in ‘Metamorphe’

 Art Photography #artificial intelligence #digital #landscapes #light June 17, 2022 Grace Ebert “Taste.” All images © Reuben Wu and Jenni Pasanen, shared with permission In the unearthly Metamorphe series, smoke-like masses swirl around hoodoos and dunes dotting the terrain. A mysterious air pervades the six illuminated works, which blend the drone-light photographs of Reuben …

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A New AI-System Designs Cameras as Playful Pop-Culture Mashups

 Design Photography #artificial intelligence #cameras #pop culture June 16, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Mathieu Stern, shared with permission A photographer doubling as an inventor of the bizarre, Mathieu Stern has been developing new cameras based on simple ideas: one collection is created for pharaohs, another designed by Aztecs, and others are …

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Blooms Exude Presence and Personality in Bold Cyanotypes by Rosalind Hobley

 Art Photography #cyanotypes #flowers #nature June 2, 2022 Kate Mothes All images © Rosalind Hobley, shared with permission In London-based artist Rosalind Hobley’s expressive cyanotypes, flowers assume a portrait-like quality through varied textures and supple shapes. In her Still Life series, a cast of dahlias, anemones, roses, and peonies sit like regal subjects. Originally …

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Lush Aerial Photos by Pham Huy Trung Capture the Annual Harvests of Vietnam’s Countryside

 Photography #aerial #drones #farming #flowers #landscapes #Vietnam May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert Trang An. All images © Pham Huy Trung, shared with permission From the foggy limestone mountains of Trang An to grass collection in Bao Loc, the scenic shots by Pham Huy Trung (previously) preserve Vietnam’s heritage. The photographer often works with drones, …

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Containing 80 Portraits, ‘Stop Tanks with Books’ Pleas for Broad, Sweeping Action in Ukraine

 Photography #activism #portraits #Ukraine May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert Lina in a national costume, Orihovo-Vasylivka village, Donetsk (2018). Images © Mark Neville, courtesy of Nazraeli Press Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, British artist Mark Neville moved to Kyiv, a city he traveled to frequently from his home in London since beginning …

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Billions of Fireflies Light Up an Indian Wildlife Reserve in Rare Footage Captured by Sriram Murali

 Photography Science #bioluminescence #climate #conservation #insects #nature #video #wildlife May 23, 2022 Kate Mothes In many parts of the world, a warm summer evening sets the stage for a familiar sight: the lightning bug. Through a phenomenon called bioluminescence, these winged beetles are able to generate chemical reactions in a part of their abdomen …

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Vibrant Textiles and Repurposed Eyewear Camouflage the Subjects of Thandiwe Muriu’s Celebratory Portraiture

 Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles May 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission From chunky hair beads and rollers to sink strainers and brake pedals, Nairobi-based photographer Thandiwe Muriu (previously) finds fashionable use for ordinary objects. Worn as glasses that obscure a subject’s identity, the repurposed items …

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