How do veterinary surgeons operate on horses? Wonder no more…

Friday, 17 April, 2015

Horses probably undergo surgical procedures all the time, especially race horses. But how do you operate on an animal the size of full-grown horse? A little differently to a person, that’s for sure.

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The Eiffel Tower, as seen from numerous apartments in Paris

Monday, 13 April, 2015

Eiffel Tower, photo by John Lampard

There’s little doubting the admiration that British photographer Jasper White has for the Eiffel Tower, he’s made seemingly every effort possible to photograph the structure from as many apartments in Paris as he can.

Above is a snap I took, when I visited Paris.

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The small towns of Iowa photographed

Friday, 10 April, 2015

I’m yet to visit the United States, but the small towns, those almost forgotten by the outside world, would be where I’d like to go.

Iowa based photographer Cody Weber has the same idea. Despite being a local, he realised he’d probably never visit most of the 947 small towns located in the American Midwest state, so decided to go to each and photograph them.

The result, Forgotten Iowa, isn’t just made up of photos though, where possible he has also included a summary of the town’s history.

It also seems to me that many of these places would make for great backdrops for films. In fact, many of the images reminded me of scenes from Alexander Payne’s 2013 film, Nebraska, being Iowa’s neighbouring state.

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Water, in a less excited state, photography by Toshio Shibata

Wednesday, 8 April, 2015

While the work of Australian coal miner and photographer Ray Collins, presents water in a rather excited state, the images taken by Japanese photographer Toshio Shibata shows us another, sometimes all together different aspect, of this fluid.

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To me, absurdity is the only reality… and if that inspires, so be it

Wednesday, 8 April, 2015

The work of New York based Canadian photographer and artist Andrew B. Myers is titled with the words of Frank Zappa, “to me, absurdity is the only reality” at but does it float.

Story of my life right now. Have you ever known reality to be logical?

Some of Myers’ images look a little like illustration to me, not that it makes any difference, it’s still all mighty fine stuff.

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Spontaneous moments among the waves, photos by Ray Collins

Tuesday, 7 April, 2015

Armed with a surfboard and a camera, Ray Collins, who works as a coal miner in Bulli, on the NSW South Coast, makes straight for the ocean at the end of his shifts. While he heads out onto the water with an idea of what he’d like to photograph, his work however often consists of what he refers to as spontaneous moments.

Some of those moments are incredible to say the least… see if you don’t agree with me.

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Fake it, until you make it… onto a real holiday?

Tuesday, 7 April, 2015

Maybe holidays to distant locations are too costly. Or it could be people, for whatever reason, don’t like travelling all that far from home. Possibly it’s down to the dread of flying commercially, this as opposed to simply flying, it should be noted.

Perhaps some of these suggestions account for the apparent popularity of “fake vacations”, or venues in one location designed to look like another, usually quite distant, place.

You want Pacific Islands in Germany? Or Mayan ruins in Florida? Yes, we can do that. Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler meantime has been assembling a collection of photos of some these… destinations, together with the holiday-makers who flock to them.

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Mars, the best views we have from the ground, so far

Wednesday, 1 April, 2015

There’s a couple of high definition images of the surface of Mars to seen here… what do you think, the best view we’ll have of the ground of the red planet this side of Mars One? Come to think of it, these just might be the best views, full stop.

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Iconic photos, retaken

Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Photo by Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegge

Swiss photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegge have an intriguing hobby or side project… they recreate iconic photos, by building intricate scale models and dioramas.

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The whole universe could just dissolve into a glass of water…

Monday, 23 March, 2015

Image by Navid Baraty

What have we here? The first photo of what looks to be a habitable planet in a solar system other than ours? It may well look that way, but the above image was created by US based photographer Navid Baraty, with basic cooking ingredients, such as food colouring and salt, among other items.

Using olive oil, flour, garlic powder, sesame oil, cumin, baking soda, together with the likes of chalk, baby powder, cat fur, and makeup, Baraty has produced an impressive collection of images that look more like they were photos taken by, say, the Hubble Space Telescope.

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