Cédric Delsaux was taking photos in the desolate areas of modern cities like Paris and Dubai, but found there was something missing. So he placed Star Wars characters into his photos and created this amazing set of photos entitled Dark Lens. If you like this series, you can buy the book on Amazon.
"Abelardo Morell’s camera obscura technique has taken him from photographing his own living room to interiors across the globe. “One of the satisfactions I get from making this imagery comes from my seeing the weird and yet natural marriage of the inside and outside”, he says. In setting up a room to make this kind of photograph he covers all windows with plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then he cuts one small hole in the materials that he uses to cover the windows. An inverted image of the view outside then floods onto the walls in the room. He focuses the large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall and exposes the film.
Morell recently designed a light proof tent that, via periscope type optics, makes it possible to project a view of the nearby landscape onto whatever ground is under the tent. Inside this darkened space he uses a view camera to record the effect. He says, “I think it is a rather wonderful sandwich of two outdoor realities coming together. This Tent-Camera now liberates me to use camera obscura techniques in a world of new places. I now have a portable room, so to speak.”"
I especially like the ones where the image is projected onto textured surfaces. They just give the images a unique and interesting look.
Loving the bold colors and movie still feel of these photos by Alex Prager. Each photo feels like there is a story behind it, and you just want to know what happens next. It's a rare talent to evoke such a strong feeling from viewers, but Alex definitely has a knack for it.
Leave it to Annie Leibovitz to take create such a great re-imagining of a cult classic like The Wizard of Oz. This movie is held in such high regard that it would be hard to create a fitting tribute to it. Luckily for us, Annie took her shot at it and succeeded. She does a tremendous job of taking classic scenes from the movie and turning them into her own.
Here's a great set of double expsoures by Andre de Freitas. I find double exposures extremely fascinating. It gives a glimpse into two completely separate but intertwined worlds. Whenever I see them, I try to imagine what went through the photographer's mind when combining these images. I am especially curious about the first image in the set. It feels like there is a beautiful tale waiting to be told by this image.
A lot of the light art you see consists of creating fun shapes or patterns. Julien Breton's light art, however, consists of very intricately drawn calligraphy. Julien draws the fantastic calligraphy pieces, and they are captured with the help of G.J. Plisson, who takes the photos.
From Bill Jemison, "This was a "hidden gem" taken at the same time as my ribbon winner from the "Celebration" challenge. It was only after quite a bit of effort that the underlying beauty of the image appeared. This was a misty morning during the 2005 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and I took the shot from a hill in Rio Rancho, NM where I live as the balloons drifted northward along the Rio Grande River in the bosque (river forest). "
Davis Ayer shows off light projection art at its finest. We've seen light projection photography in Projection Art, A Matter of Time, and Enigma of Plaid, but this is the first time I've seen it featured for the sake of art instead of fashion. In each shot, Davis masterfully blends the projections with the woman's body and turns them into pieces of art. Don't forget to check out the rest of Davis' photos on Flickr. He has some more great work there.