Isa Leshko is a photographer based in Philadelphia. Leshko grew up in Carteret, an industrial town situated off the New Jersey Turnpike. She received her BA from Haverford College, where she studied cognitive psychology and neurobiology. These images are from her series, Elderly Animals, which she began after spending a year caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. Instead of photographing her family, she found an outlet for her experience in a series of portraits of aging farm animals. Her luminous photographs are a moving expression of empathy, but also a celebration of life.
Today we have a fantastic post for you guys – It excites my inner geek very much and I hope it does the same to yours! We have rounded up some of the most badass digital art we have ever seen in the post below – Video Game References, Anime Characters, Pop Culture, Science Fiction, & Fantasy Art…. OMG NERDGASM. You can’t get much sweeter than that, so whatever kind of design or illustration inspiration you are looking for – this will inspire you in some way, and give you some nostalgia and geeky fun at the same time.
We all love humor, so why not putting together another collection of hilarious photos and illustrations?! :) My favorite gotta be the Beardski by firebox. Wouldn’t it be funny hitting the slopes wearing such thing? For our female readers who love usb gadgets, there is a cute piggie usb hub by weplaygod. My third pick is for all the Louis Vuitton freaks, who just can’t live without it … check the LV Sponge; that’s called image. Enjoy the rest!
In 2007, Russian underwater photographer Alexander Semenovgraduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology. He specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains. Soon after, he began working at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) as a senior laborer. After four years of working at the WSBS dive station, he became chief of the diving team. He now organizes all WSBS projects, and dives by himself, always with a camera. Of his sea life photography he writes: ‘When I first began to experiment with sea life photography I tried shooting small invertebrates for fun with my own old camera and without any professional lights or lenses. I collected the invertebrates underwater and then I shot them in the lab. After two or three months of failure after failure, I ended up with a few good pictures, which inspired me to buy a semi-professional camera complete with underwater housing and strobes. I’ve spent the following field season trying to shoot the same creatures, but this time in their environment. It was much more difficult, and I spent another two months without any significant results. But when you’re working at something every day, you inevitably get a lot of experience. Now after four years of practice I get a few good shots almost every time I dive’.
Tim Simmons is focused on an appreciation of nature and the connection between man and his environment. His large-scale artworks capture the feeling of a place within landscape, natural or urban, interpreting contour and texture in a way that alludes to its deeper, more elemental presence. He creates a haunting sense of atmosphere with lighting in a way that invites people into the space, into a room for reflection. He likes to communicate his ideas and is passionate about sustainability and balanced living. In 2011 his compelling images were shown on billboards along expressways across America.
Open Space Office by Tito Mouraz on thisispaper.com
The series presented here was shot in Portugal over a 2-year period and represents a transformed landscape that portrays the existence of Man as a constructive, reconstructive and contemplative being. The landscape appears completely and irreversibly transformed and it was this transformation that caught my eye and fueled my interest in conducting this project, basing it on this very landscape. ..
Fishers Island by Thomas Phifer and Partners on thisispaper.com
Meandering gardens and woods, sparked with daffodils, peonies and daylilies, flank the straight drive in. Up ahead near the path’s end is an aperture framed by an arbor of apple trees, capturing an elemental view of sky and water: the horizon of the Long Island Sound. As you reach closer range, you suddenly realize you have been looking not merely through foliage, but also right through the house…
Macro Photography or close-up Photography is usually a shot of very small subjects. Macro photography is the art of taking close-up pictures of a subject that reveal additional details and features which can’t be seen with our own naked eyes. In macro photography, the size of the subject in the image is larger than the size of the subject in real life. For example, a ladybird is always bigger in photos than in its real life size. Or when we look at a fly, while we can see the fly on the wall, our naked eyes aren’t detailed enough to explore the fine details of the thousands of lenses on its eyes. This is where macro photography comes in. Macro photography is the technique used by professionals to capture these types of close-up shots.
Macro lenses are the gear that is specifically designed for macro photography. With an ultra-long long barrel for close focusing, macro lenses are sometimes a little costly, but definitely worth it. It lets professional photographers capture macro photos that will be impossible with their normal gear as these lenses are optimized for high reproduction ratios. Most modern macro lenses can focus continuously to infinity as well, using focusing mechanisms that change the optical formula. Macro lenses are not only used in macro photography, but also for normal photography. It provides a higher level of performance in regular photography as these lenses provide excellent optical quality. And to bring macro photography to the next level, true macro lenses can achieve a much higher magnification, allowing the photography of the small insects, snowflakes, parts of flowers and other miniature subjects.
Read more about Macro Photography at DesignSpectre.