Photography

Underwater Photos by Steven Kovacs Frame the Shimmering Unearthly Bodies of Larval Fish

A young Ribbonfish off Palm Beach, Florida. Image © BluePlanetArchive / Steven Kovacs. All images licensed Set against the stark backdrops attainable only during blackwater dives, larval fish become strange, otherworldly specimens with glasslike bodies and translucent fins that billow outward. Their delicate, still-developing anatomies are the subjects of Steven Kovacs’s underwater photos, which frame …

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UV Light Unveils the Extraterrestrial Luminescence of the American West in Cody Cobb’s Photos

 Photography #Cody Cobb #landscapes #light #ultraviolet August 5, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Cody Cobb, shared with permission In his ongoing Spectral series, Las Vegas-based photographer Cody Cobb projects an ultraviolet light source across desert shrubs and secluded, rocky coves, unveiling an invisible spectrum of blues and oranges. Lichens, fallen leaves, and the …

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Bewildering Inconveniences Trap Subjects in Uncomfortable Scenarios in Ben Zank’s Surreal Photography

 Photography #Ben Zank #surreal August 4, 2022 Grace Ebert “Some people live on the block, I just live under it.” All images © Ben Zank, shared with permission The ordinary collides with the bizarre in Ben Zank’s photography. Set on the street, on construction sites, or in grassy fields, his surreal images capture subjects …

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A New Book Plunges into the Vast Diversity of the World’s Oceans Across 3,000 Years

 Art History Illustration Photography Science #books #coral #drawing #fish #installation #oceans July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Carl Chun, Polypus levis, from Die Cephalopoden (1910–15), color lithograph, 35 × 25 centimeters. Image from the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Contributed by MBLWHOI Library, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library, Massachusetts. All images © Phaidon, shared with …

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In ‘Cowspines,’ the Bony Topographies of Bovine Backs Appear Like Rugged Landscapes

 Photography #animals #cows #Kate Kirkwood #landscapes July 21, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kate Kirkwood, shared with permission Cragged, gaunt topographies bisect the deceptive landscapes by Kate Kirkwood, a British photographer whose work is deeply rooted in the countryside of the Lake District where she’s lived for the last 34 years. There, underneath …

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An Elegant Timelapse of an Oak from Acorn to Tree in 196 Days

 Photography Science #plants #timelapse #trees #video July 18, 2022 Christopher Jobson [embedded content] In this brief timelapse, a single acorn germinates from seed to sapling over a period of 196 days, transferred carefully from vessel to vessel as it sprouts. The simple yet wondrous clip is just one of many plant growing timelapse videos …

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Mystery and Disquieting Stillness Pervade the Surreal, Conceptual Photos by Oleg Oprisco

 Art Photography #conceptual #Oleg Oprisco #surreal #Ukraine July 15, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Oleg Oprisco, shared with permission Throughout Russia’s war, photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) has remained in his native Ukraine creating works that reflect the unjust aggression and its devastating effects. Oprisco is known for his conceptual shots that involve elaborately …

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30,000 Photographs of Black History and Culture Are Available From Getty’s Archive

 Art Dance History Music Photography #activism #black and white July 14, 2022 Grace Ebert August 7, 1962, a student at the Jamaican School Of Arts And Crafts models a bust of a woman in clay. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images From a black-and-white portrait of a reclined James Baldwin to a candid shot of …

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Reveals Astounding, Unprecedented Views of the Universe

 Photography Science #astronomy #NASA #space #telescopes July 12, 2022 Grace Ebert “Cosmic Cliffs” in the Carina Nebula. All images courtesy of NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope unveiled its first-ever collection of high-resolution color images capturing an exceptional amount of detail about the universe. The instrument reaches deeper into the …

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‘Modern Women/Modern Vision’ Celebrates the 20th Century’s Most Influential Photographers

 Photography #art history #exhibition #portraits #street photography June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert Sandy Skoglund (American, b. 1946), “Revenge of the Goldfish” (1981), Cibachrome print. Bank of America Collection. Image © 1981 Sandy Skoglund One of the more accessible mediums, photography has long been an entry point for those relegated to the periphery of the …

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