2017 Pirelli Calendar Celebrates the Natural Beauty Of Beloved Actresses

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The 2017 Pirelli Calendar is continuing last year’s tradition of celebrating women beyond glitz and glamor with pared down images by German photographer Peter Lindbergh. The legendary photographer is the first to helm the project three times and titled the series of black and white shots Emotional. Shot in five different cities, Lindbergh asked 14 famed actresses to participate in his vision—Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Lea Seydoux, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright, and Zhang Ziyi. Here: Robin Wright Continue »

Aerial Images Of Salterns That Blur The Line Between Photograph And Painting

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Photographer David Burdeny, whose photo of a towering iceberg we featured last month, has been working on another large-scale photography project. Burdeny began the series SALT: Fields, Plottings and Extracts in 2015, using aerial photography to explore some of the world’s most vibrant salterns in Utah, Mexico, and Australia. Gazing upon the images it’s difficult to determine whether the expressive boxes of color are produced with a camera or paintbrush, or if the gestures were made by hand or nature. Continue »

French Farmers Are Magnifique In Racy 2017 Calendar

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After setting the world ablaze with a stunning calendar featuring the hunky firefighters of Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders), photographer Fred Goudon is back with an all new subject: French farmers. The 2017 calendar boasts an array of steamy shots featuring farmers from Normandy, Provence, Champagne and Picardie. Continue »

Photographer Finds Something Incredible After Flipping His Photo

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Kevin Wolf snapped an incredible picture in Yosemite National Park, and he decided to see what it looks like upside down. After flipping the photo Kevin discovered that it looks even more amazing than the original. Continue »

Desertification In Mongolia In Surreal Photographs By Daesung Lee

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Up to 35% of Mongolians still live a nomadic life, depending on their land to survive. But environmental changes, particularly desertification, means this way of life is under threat. Korean photographer Daesung Lee’s Futuristic Archaeology images show billboard-size backdrops of lush steppe contrasting with actual scenery as former nomads enact scenes of hunting, herding and Mongolian wrestling. Continue »

Only You Can Overthrow The Tyranny Of Awful Stock Photos

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Businesswoman with skirt caught in underwear. Image shot 2008, exact date unknown. (Photo by Alamy Stock Photo)

Say you’re making a website and want to include a picture of a female CEO. Where would you get one? You could go to a stock-photography site and search for “female CEO” or “female boss.” What you’d get: a woman in a pencil skirt and high heels, looming threateningly over a cowering man, or a woman in a power suit waving her fist at you. Subtle! And this is only the tip of a surreal iceberg of ludicrous imagery. Continue »

Street Photos Taken At The Absolute Perfect Time

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A lot of the time, catching the most perfect photos happen from being at the right place at the right time. Sometimes, it all depends on luck and how quick a photographer can click his camera’s button. If the photographer isn’t fast enough, he or she can miss their moment in the blink of an eye. And once special moments like these pass, they cannot be repeated.

Take a look at the photos we’ve compiled below to further understand what we mean by perfect timing. These are photos that can’t be recreated and are special because of that. Above: A bird flying by at the perfect time. Even the tear looks like a bird in the continuation. Continue »

Every Morning, This Photographer Captures The Incredible Style Of An 83yo Tailor

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With her project “What Ali Wore”, the young photographer Zoe Spawton decided to document the incredible style of Ali, an 83-year-old tailor who crosses her path every morning in the streets of Berlin. With outfits and clothes chosen with great taste, Ali would make any fashion blogger jealous. A tender and moving series, achieved between 2012 and 2015, which testifies of the privileged relationship between the model and the photographer. Continue »

New York City Skyline In Stunning Aerial Photos By George McKenzie Jr

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George McKenzie Jr is a freelance photographer, who was born in Georgetown, Guyana and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. George started photography in 2005, he shoots a lot of street, urban and architecture photography. His work has been featured in People Magazine, Jumpman23, Vibe Magazine, Trace Magazine, The Source Magazine and several others. Continue »

Sochi, The Russian Riviera Of 1988 Through The Lens Of Photographer Carl De Keyzer

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Popular among Russian and Eastern European vacationers, Sochi is a resort city on the Black Sea. Carl De Keyzer traveled there during the years just prior to the fall of the USSR and managed to capture the atmosphere of impending transition and change. Continue »

Photographer Nei Valente Creates An Urban Photo Series Of The NYC Newsstands

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Nei Valente is a 27 year old Brazilian designer and street photographer. He is currently living in NYC and working at Brand Union. His latest series, “NYC newsstand”, tries to portray the current reality of the classic New York newsstands and the characters that live in and through them to create the debate about their future in the digital era. The series dialogues with the 1994 Moyra Davey series “Newsstands” that shows a completely different reality and aesthetic. Nei finds that the interesting thing about having a lot of portraits in the same theme is that you can compare and analyze how are they adapting to this new world and observe that while some keep the magazines and newspapers in front, others are giving priority to candies, snacks and souvenirs. Continue »

Pawel Gulewicz Creates Anonymous Street Photography Which Asks Who The People We Pass By Every Day Really Are

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Every day we walk around thinking about our own goals, our issues, our hopes and dreams. Have you ever stopped to think that every single person around you is having the same inner monolog? All these anonymous people have their own hopes, dreams, fears and personalities. Ever wondered what they’re thinking about? This series of photos by Pawel Gulewicz is asking just that question. These people are like shadows to us, they can be seen by us yet can we see who they truly are? Continue »

Ukraine In 1982: Soviet Odessa In Amazing Photographs By Ian Berry

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In 1982 the famous British photographer Ian Berry visited the Ukrainian SSR as a photojournalist. During that trip he made a series of photos of the people’s life in the Soviet city of Odessa. We looked at the Ian’s pictures and picked up the most interesting ones to show you in this post. Continue »

The Obama Wedding Photos Will Remind You Of Better Times

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Though their 24th wedding anniversary was a month ago, we defy anyone to look at these wedding photos of the Obamas and not feel a little twinge. Barack and Michelle married at Trinity United Church in Chicago on October 3, 1992. Continue »

Haunting And Beautiful Portraits Of Native American Peoples From The Early 20th Century

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Edward S.Curtis is an American hero who created one of the most enduring and iconic visual records in the history of the photographic medium, a record that has informed our vision of who we are and where we came from. The images he created during his extraordinary, thirty-year odyssey have touched viewers throughout the world. Today he is believed to be the world’s most widely collected and exhibited fine art photographer. Continue »