Daft Punk, the French electronic music duo consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, is widely regarded as one of the most influential acts in the world. The duo, who formed Daft Punk in 1993 after their time together in the rock band Darlin’, is known for their iconic robot personas and hit albums such as Homework (1997). Continue reading »
Carla Bruni, a model and singer, was photographed by Javier Vallhonrat for Vogue Italia in 1996. Prior to becoming the French First Lady, she was known for her modeling and singing career. It is uncertain if she continues to sing currently. Continue reading »
The Rocky Mountain locust
Billions of Rocky Mountain Locusts, known as Melanoplus spretus, used to flock to the Great Plains in large numbers until the late 1800s. After this, the swarms stopped appearing and the locusts have not been seen since 1902.
In an effort to raise awareness of the beauty of insects, British photographer Levon Biss has created an exhibition, Extinct & Endangered: Insects in Peril, showcasing stunning photographs taken with microscope lenses. His work is a reminder of how we often don’t appreciate the beauty of such creatures until it’s too late – a stark reality that’s seen in the fate of the once prolific Rocky Mountain Locust (Melanoplus spretus), last seen in 1902. Biss’ photographs, made from up to 10,000 individual images, captures the intricate details of his subject matter, drawing attention to the importance of preserving the planet’s biodiversity. Continue reading »
Photographer Nils Jacobi, also known as the “catographer”, has captured the hearts of cat lovers everywhere with his expanding collection of adorable cat photographs. Through his lens, Jacobi offers a diverse and comprehensive view of our beloved furballs, highlighting the unique character and personalities of each individual cat. Continue reading »
In 1972, Polaroid introduced its iconic SX-70 camera. It was an evolutionary leap from the groundbreaking “Land Camera” invented in 1947 by Polaroid co-founder Edwin H. Land. Continue reading »
Hyena highway by Sam Rowley, UK. Spotted hyenas are intelligent and opportunistic animals. On the outskirts of cities such as Harar in Ethiopia, they take advantage of what humans leave behind like bones and rotting meat. In so doing, the hyenas keep disease at bay and the locals tolerate them, even leaving out butcher’s scraps.To capture these hyenas from the family group known as the Highway Clan, Sam set up a remote camera by a roadkill carcass. He photographed the lowest-ranking member of the clan after the dominant members had sauntered off. (Photo by Sam Rowley/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
The Dog Photography Awards, now in its second year, continues to showcase the talents of pet photographers from around the world. This prestigious competition highlights the artistry and skill involved in capturing the essence of our beloved canine companions. From dynamic action shots to serene portraits, the winning photographs are a testament to the beauty and diversity of dogs.
Founded by esteemed dog photographers Audrey Bellot and Claudio Piccoli, the awards invite both professional and amateur photographers to submit their work in four distinct categories: Action, Portrait & Landscape, Studio, and Dogs & People. After a rigorous selection process, the pool of finalists was narrowed down to the top three photographs in each category, showcasing the very best in dog photography. The Dog Photography Awards serves as a platform to celebrate the bond between humans and their furry friends, and the photographers who capture it.
“The first obstacle of the course is the moment I prefer most of all. There, where it all begins, where the bond between Human and Dog is expressed in such a clear way by such a magnetic look, where you can see the power of dog’s muscles contracting and releasing energy at every handler’s nod.” (Photo: Francesco Junior Mura, 1st Place, Action) Continue reading »
Monkeys and Magic: Exploring the World of Black and White Photography Through the Lens of The Lensculture Awards
As a society, we often take for granted the power of visual storytelling. Photography, in particular, has the ability to transport us to different places, to make us feel a range of emotions, and to give us a glimpse into lives and experiences we may not have otherwise known. The monochrome works featured in the recent Lensculture black and white photography awards are a testament to this.
These photographs remind us that behind every image, there is a story waiting to be told.
Wendy Stone: Siblings (3rd Place Winner, Series)
‘Our son has two brothers who are over 20 years older than him and have moved out of the house. Being home with no siblings to play with often has him getting into mischief with our two dogs, Marius and Sasha. Their interactions demonstrate the same sibling interactions as humans: playing, tattling, fighting and snuggling. For this series, I documented their adventures, striving to capture both their good and bad days.’ Continue reading »
A selection of the winning entries and contenders for Trail magazine’s annual photography competition, now in its ninth year.
The winning entry by Anglesey bookkeeper Kat Lawman is an image shot above the clouds at the top of Garnedd Ugain in Eryri (Snowdonia), that shows Jupiter, Saturn and Venus aligning under the watchful gaze of a wild camper. Kat, who also spends her time as a mountain leader and took up photography as a hobby three years ago, said: ‘It was such a truly earth-moving moment I was reduced to tears. The mountains here in Snowdonia are my life, and my escape … This night in December I managed to get the whole Snowdon massif all to myself, there wasn’t another single person around and this photo will always be the most special one to me’. Photograph: Kat Lawman Continue reading »
Poolside Glamour: Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen Shot by Helmut Newton for Vogue, December 1991
Helmut Newton’s iconic photograph of Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen poolside in St. Tropez, published in Vogue December 1991, perfectly exemplifies the photographer’s signature style of erotic, stylized images with a strong narrative and portrayal women with a sense of power. Continue reading »
Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography. A global competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.
The overall prize went to this shot of two spotted salamanders being consumed by a northern pitcher plant in Algonquin provincial park, Canada. (Photo by Samantha Stephens/Close Up Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
The 1990s marked a shift in the fashion industry, with a move towards minimalism and a more laid-back aesthetic. The popularity of grunge and alternative music played a significant role in this shift, as the grunge look, characterized by casual, unkempt clothing, became mainstream. Continue reading »
According to Hayley Roberts: “Creative photography gave me a way to slip out of this world and into the magical worlds I dream about. Continue reading »
According to Roeselien Raimond: “My name is Roeselien Raimond and I am a self-employed photographer, editor and author. Specialized in fox photography, but with a love for (almost) anything that breathes. Continue reading »
In the 1950s, Christian Dior’s “New Look” of 1947 continued to shape fashion trends. The focus on femininity was evident in the use of unpadded, rounded shoulders, shapely bust lines, and defined waistlines, as well as full, billowing skirts. Blouses, jeans, and long, narrow roots were also popular choices. Continue reading »
Swiss photographer Alexis Reynaud is known for his stunning and thought-provoking photography. His book “Genève, Voyage Urbain” and his exhibitions at Art Basel Selection, Kiaf/11 Seoul, and Scope Basel have garnered widespread attention and praise. Continue reading »
Celebrating the Beauty of Australian Birds: A Look at the Winning Images from the 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards
The 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards have recently revealed their winning images, selected from a pool of over 5,600 submissions from photographers worldwide.
The competition not only served as a way to raise funds for bird conservation efforts, but also as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of these amazing creatures. This year’s categories included “Bird Portrait,” “Special Theme (Australasian Robins),” “Bird Behavior,” and “Birds in Backyards,” just to name a few. Take a look at some of the stunning photos that made it to the winning list in the gallery below.
Birds In Flight: “White-Faced Storm Petrel” By John Harrison (Winner)
“Storm petrels regularly exhibit this water-skiing behavior whilst searching for food on the water’s surface, but I have never seen such a perfectly timed photo of the moment of impact.” White-faced Storm Petrel, Near Eaglehawk Neck, Tas Continue reading »
Belgian photographer Robin Vandenabeele composes surreal and dreamy double-exposure photographs using only their camera, both while traveling and at home. Some of these double exposures were created in Bruges during the pandemic when the streets were empty and the skies were clear of contrails. Continue reading »
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is a captivating natural occurrence that draws in travelers, artists, and photographers from all corners of the globe. Continue reading »
The Winners of The International Landscape Photographer of The Year 2022 Competition Have Been Announced
Images and winners of the 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have been chosen. Chile’s Benjamin Briones Grandi was named Photographer of the Year for his portfolio, with Tony Wang of China in second place and Max Rive of the Netherlands in third place. Continue reading »
A Selection of The Winning Images in The British Ecological Society’s Annual Competition ‘Capturing Ecology’
The British Ecological Society has released a collection of winning and highly commended images from their annual Capturing Ecology competition. These photos, taken by international ecologists and students from around the world, showcase the beauty and complexity of nature. The selection includes a mother leopard hunting and a bird floating peacefully on water, highlighting the intricate relationship between humans and the natural world.
Overall runner-up – Leopard Surprise! by Peter Hudson
Leopards don’t often hunt during the day but demand from her cub meant Luluka had to have a go. Steenbok are not easy prey; they exhibit multiple adaptations to avoid predation, so the hunt was long and careful. It took Luluka four attempts to secure her prey. Photograph: Peter Hudson/BES Capturing Ecology 2022 Continue reading »
The winning images across ten categories in the animal welfare charity’s annual competition.
Mountain Hare by Ben Harrott, 18, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, winner of the 16-18 category and overall winner. Photograph: Ben Harrott/RSPCA/PA Continue reading »
The Chartered Institute of Building has announced the finalists for the largest photography competition celebrating the built environment. The entries range from a solitary church to a bustling shopping mall, and the winner will be chosen by a public vote.
The UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2020, taken by Francesca Pompei
“Designed by the Swiss-Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava for the Dubai Expo. At the centre of the structure there is a sphere-shaped void that serves as an auditorium with a capacity of 200. Its continuum form is a symbol of resilience and of a boundless future embracing a dialogue among different cultures.” Continue reading »
Dolphin shorts or Dolfins are a specific style of unisex shorts worn for athletics. They are typically very short and were originally made from nylon with contrasting binding, side slits, and rounded corners, with a waistband at the top—a style popular in the 1980s. Continue reading »
Life Before iPods: 26 Vintage Photographs Show the Heyday of Boombox in New York City From the 1980s
Those of us who lived in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s can testify to the very serious quality of life issues – graffiti covered subways, vandalism, garbage, crime, noise, drugs. The streets were minefields of dog poop just waiting for the next victim, those unfamiliar with the terrain or seasoned New Yorkers who had a momentary lapse of attention to the sidewalks. It was a very rough time and not the promised land at all. Continue reading »