Flat out on the slopes of San Francisco’s streets

Friday, 19 June, 2015

The steeply inclined streets of San Francisco have doubtless been the subject of many a photo series that levels, or flattens them, by appropriately adjusting the angle of the final image, but applying the concept to video might be something we’ve not seen too much of before.

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Jono Rotman’s photographic portraits of the Mongrel Mob

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

Portrait by Jono Rotman

Not the sort of images you’d see everyday… photographic portraits of members of the Mongrel Mob, a nation wide street gang with chapters across New Zealand, by Wellington based photographer Jono Rotman.

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More photos from another stay in North Korea

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

Because we can’t get enough of what has become regarded as the hermit kingdom, here’s a new series of photos taken by US photographer David Guttenfelder.

I know I’ve said it before, but it strikes me that an omnipresent stillness, quiet even, shrouds much of North Korea, each time I look at photos of the country. Having never been, I obviously have no idea what it’s really like though.

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Photos of what you’ll see at the water line, if you look

Wednesday, 17 June, 2015

NSW based photographer Matty Smith places his camera in the water line of whatever lake, pond, swamp, or ocean, he is nearby, and returns with some incredible images.

The story behind the photos are sometimes just as amazing as well… this picture of a long-finned eel, taken in a pond at Sydney’s Botanical Gardens, is a case in point.

Born just off the coast of New Caledonia, this eel would have made the 2,000km journey to the east coast of Australia and, one wet night, climbed out of Sydney Harbour and slithered across the grass and into this freshwater pond, where it will live for up to 30 years. Eventually, the urge to breed will take it back across the south Pacific Ocean.

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The Buran programme, the Soviet space shuttle that didn’t take off

Monday, 15 June, 2015

Photo by Ralph Mirebs

The Soviet Union, and then later the Russian Federation, aspired to a space shuttle programme, but only one craft, of a number that were built, ever went into Earth orbit, in 1988, an un-crewed flight at that. The Buran programme, as it was known, was eventually suspended in 1993.

While some of the vessels, or what was constructed of them, before the programme was terminated, can be found in various locations in Russia, this collection of photos by Ralph Mirebs, is about all that now remains of the Buran programme.

It’s unfortunate that more didn’t come of the project, considering the resources that had been expended into it.

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Here are a few photos we took while holidaying on Mars

Monday, 8 June, 2015

Is this photo collection, by Paris based photographer Julien Mauve, indicative of the sort of snaps we ourselves may take, if Mars ever becomes a – and so much for one way trips there – tourist destination?

Be sure to check out some of Mauve’s other work as well, such as Hopeless Romantic, and also After Lights Out, that I linked to last year.

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This you must see, the photography of Potato Unit

Thursday, 4 June, 2015

Photo by Potato Unit

I’m loving the work of San Jose based photographer Wayne, also known as Potato Unit, or should that be potatounit? Many more images to be found on Instagram also.

Via Design is Kinky.

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The icebergs of Antarctica as photographed by Anna Vlasova

Thursday, 4 June, 2015

I mention Antarctica here a fair bit I guess… it’s but one place I would like to visit one day. In the meantime though, I’ll have to settle for looking at someone else’s photos, in this case the work of London based photographer Anna Vlasova, of the ice covered continent.

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The bright lights of London are best seen by helicopter

Tuesday, 2 June, 2015

US photographer Vincent Laforet recently spent a couple of hours flying over London after dark, and captured some incredible images of the city enveloped by the night.

There is no semblance of a grid in London or of an organized geometry that you find in most modern cities, and in many older cities such as Barcelona and Paris for example. The streets can best be described with one word: Chaotic. It turns out that I could not have been more wrong: there is a very special beauty within the mysterious curves of London’s streets – and especially so at night.

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Last night I saw a classic on the train to the coast

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Image by Alexey Kondakov

A couple of times now I’ve thought I’ve seen a Mona Lisa on the bus or the train. Now I know I wasn’t imagining things. Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov blends elements from classical works of art with contemporary photos, creating a surreal collection of images in the process. See more of his work on his Facebook page (login required).

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