Pictures Of Russian Meteorologist That Spent 30 Years In The Loneliest Place On Earth

The long Arctic nights can be so long that one loses his mind, especially if he lives alone, in the middle of nowhere. Slava Korotki is a a man who lives alone in Khodovarikha. That’s Northen Russia. Continue reading »

“The Sign From The North Side”: Majestic Lapland Landscapes In Photographs By Sami Takarautio

Stunning natural landscapes by Sami Takarautio, a talented self-taught photographer, and adventurer currently based in Espoo, Finland. Sami focuses mainly on nature and landscape photography. He shoots awesome animals, adventures, and outdoor landscapes. Continue reading »

Photographer Juuso Hämäläinen Captures Breathtaking Photos Of Magical Northern Lights And Landscapes

Spectacular night landscapes by Juuso Hämäläinen, a talented 23-years old self-taught photographer, educator, and adventurer from Tampere, Finland. Juuso focuses mainly on nature, outdoor, and landscape photography. Continue reading »

Okuda Installs The World’s Northernmost Sculpture In Yakustk, Russia

As part of the project, curated by the National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha, the northernmost sculpture of the famous Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel (previously) was installed on the embankment of Sajsary Lake in Yakutsk, complementing the urban improvement program. Continue reading »

Gorgeous And Intriguing Series Of Photographs By Øystein Sture Aspelund Capturing Temporary Installations Of Smoke, Light & Fire, Set In Unspoilt Nordic Landscapes

The series “ÆON” is a collection of temporary installations of smoke, light & fire, set in unspoilt Nordic landscapes. Thematically, the series is examining our relationship with the landscape and natural habitat. It is focusing on how we, as humans, interact with our natural spaces and environments. Raising awareness and presence, the series is aiming to create a symbiosis with the installations and its surroundings, while at the same time reflecting on the so-called anthropocene epoch we live in today. Continue reading »

Nevermind In Sovietland By Photographer Tomeu Coll

Vorkuta, Russia, 2009
The town, once home to a thriving coal mining industry, is full of abandoned buildings that the government does not have funds to repair. The extremes in temperature (in winter it can get as cold as -40C) make the buildings unstable and liable to collapse.

Up above the Arctic Circle, 40 hours by train from Moscow, sits the Russian city of Vorkuta. It was built by gulag inmates but was given purpose by the coal industry that used to be the region’s lifeblood. Now mining has disappeared, leaving many of its outposts abandoned. Tomeu Coll’s 2009 photo essay Nevermind Sovietland hauntingly records the lives of those who still live there… Continue reading »

“Kola”: French Photographer Céline Clanet Explores The Cold Beauty Of Russian Lapland

French photographer Céline Clanet spent five years travelling across the frozen tundra of the Kola Peninsula.

Her images criscross three parallel worlds of the post-Soviet Arctic: the area’s vast military infrastructure, mining and industry, and among them both, communities of the indigenous Sami people trying to maintain their traditional lifestyles. Continue reading »

Ad Photographer Tyler Gray Captures Dark And Vibrant Photos Of The North America Suburbs

“Deam maker”, this is what we can read on Tyler Gray’s website. This commercial director’s photographs take us away, indeed, into a silent and reflective landscape, lit by cars’ headlights and the glow of dawn. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Capture The Beach Lives Of North Carolina In The Summer Of 1975

Joel Sternfeld is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld’s techniques and approaches. Continue reading »

“From Up To North”: Stunning Dark Artworks By Joakim Ericsson

Dive into the art of Joakim Ericsson, a Concept Artist and Illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. With an immaculate sense of detail and perspective, as well as true mastery of color, Joakim will take us on an epic journey. Continue reading »

Children On North Sea Island Delighted By Flood Of Plastic Eggs

Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog. A flood of plastic eggs containing tiny toys has been swept ashore after a fierce storm, to the delight of the island’s youngest residents. Continue reading »

North Carolina’s Abandoned ‘Wizard of Oz’ Theme Park Will Haunt You

Written as a novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900, the Wizard of Oz became an acclaimed Technicolor film in 1939. The success of that film led to the exploration of prequels and sequels desperately seeking the fame and recognition that the orignal musical film garnered. Perhaps the boldest iteration was the recreation of the Land of Oz as a theme park in North Carolina’s Beech Mountains. Photographer Johnny Joo visited the site and photographed the ruins, full of wild roots and thick fog. His eerie portaits capture a magical place that has gradually become the perfect setting for your worst nightmares. Continue reading »

Shampoo Planet: Paintings Of North American Urban Landscapes And Interiors By Marc Trujillo

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Photorealistic paintings of discount retailers, members-only wholesale clubs, fast food restaurants, car washes, and gas stations by San Fernando Valley-based artist Marc Trujillo. The interior spaces and commercial architecture he depicts are often places that are designed to be enjoyed and frequent by most people but move past through. These “nowhere places” inspire and fascinate Trujillo as they dominate the country’s urban landscape. Continue reading »

Edwardian Criminal Faces Of North Shields: Vintage Mugshots Of Women In The Early 1900s

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These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court in the early 1900s. Continue reading »

“The North American Indian” – One Man’s Vision Of A Continent Of Cultures

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Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis grew up to become a commercial photographer in Seattle. In 1895 he photographed Princess Angeline, the daughter of the Duwamish chief Seattle, for whom the city was named. That encounter sparked Curtis’ lifelong fascination with the cultures and lives of Native American tribes. He soon joined expeditions to visit tribes in Alaska and Montana. Continue reading »