Lauren Peralta has a wonderful set of self portraits throughout her Flickr account. She just has a way of beautifully capturing herself on camera. I highly recommend viewing her most viewed and most interesting photographs or just wandering through her photo stream. Below are just some of the photos she tagged as self portraits.
From National Geographic's space photos.
Here's the caption: "The plane of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, seems to cascade over sandstone hills in a long-exposure nighttime shot taken earlier this month in Algeria's Tassili n'Ajjer National Park, in the heart of the Sahara. The bright "star" at left is the gas giant planet Jupiter. A UN World Heritage site, Tassili n'Ajjer is famous for its caves filled with thousands of drawings and engravings that date as far back as 6000 B.C. Photographer Babak Tafreshi writes on The World At Night (TWAN) astrophotography website that "prehistoric skygazers surely witnessed a similar sky." (See a similar picture of the southern sky over Brazil's Iguaçu Falls.)"
Zena Holloway specializes in underwater photography. These photos are just a small sampling of her awe-inspiring work. I love the poses and the way the dresses flow underwater. Be sure to check out more of her work on her portfolio. If you like this you will also like Behind the Surface by Nadia Moro.
Not really sure what it is about her work, but I'm really diggin Claire Oring's photography. Her photography focuses on the concepts of magic, sisterhood, and nature with some great results. I especially like her Conjure series. Check out her portfolio to see more of her work.
Loving the double exposure photography work by Dan Mountford. The way the two exposures are combined make for some really interesting shots. The compositions are creative and interesting, If you get a chance, head over to his Flickr set and read the descriptions for these shots.
These amazing sterographic projections were taken by Netherlands based photographer Wouter van Buuren. He takes multiple pictures and merges them into a new reality. To get a 'total landscape' of the visible scenery, he takes his photos atop electricity towers, cranes, high rise buildings, and bridges.
I absolutely love Bryan Soderlind's photo series of the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.
"Six Flags of New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has sat abandoned ever since. The park sits closed waiting for a demolition date that has yet to be determined. On a November road trip I did with the Fox wake crew, we snuck into the park with a winch to get some wakeskating photos. We had this post apocalyptic environment to ourselves for the whole day. I couldn’t stop taking pictures in this surreal setting which featured rusty old roller coasters, stuffed animals strewn about, and gator infested ponds. After speaking with some locals that evening about our day we found out we were extremely lucky as people who trespass there are regularly arrested. I had a better time that day in a closed theme park than I have ever had at an open one."
You should definitely check out all the other photo series by Soderlind on his journal. They are all spectacular. As a fellow Orlando resident, I especially appreciate the one entitled Orange Blossom Trail, which is just down the road from me.
An awesome compilation of some of the best HD videos from the end of 2011 by Zapatou
Song: Turn it down - Kaskade (Le castle vania remix)
Levon Baghramyan, aka Levonity, is a specialist in nude art photography. His photos explore the nude female form along with various geometric shapes. His subjects are often contorted in ways that create visually interesting images.