An absolutely amazing set of photos by Bruno Dayan. Each photo has a dreamlike quality to it that embraces a world of fashion, nature, and everyday settings. I like the unique use of bokeh elements that also helps to create the illusion of a watery atmosphere. Don't forget to check the rest of his photos.
Oliver Morris masterfully blends photos of women with beautiful shots of nature to create some great double exposures. His subjects look like they are completely in touch with nature. It almost makes me want to go outside, haha.
To truly appreciate these photos, you must go visit The Big Picture and see the higher resolution photos with captions. Here are just some of the entries for National Geographic's 2010 Photo Contest or you can check out the winners from previous years.
Barbara Cole's Painted Ladies series blurs the line between paintings and photographs. Influenced by a painting by Lucien Freud, she began experimenting with an SX-70 Polaroid camera to perfect her technique. She created these photos by playing with studio lighting and manipulating the surface image to add dimension and the painterly quality.
A wonderful set of vintage postcards of Paris.There's something different about vintage postcards that make them feel more authentic than modern day postcards.
I absolutely love these collages by Stephen Wilkes. Wilkes masterfully blends thirty to fifty photos of each location, going from day to night, into one fluid image. You can check them out in person at the Clamp Art Gallery in New York City from September 8th to October 29th.
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, with the help of Red Bull Stratos, will soon try and break the world record for highest sky dive. He will attempt a 23 mile free fall from a pressurized capsule while wearing only a spacuit. In doing so, he will become the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall and will risk having the water in his body vaporize! No one knows what will happen, but people are sure to find out.
Epic. That is the one word I would use to describe this series by Damien Vassart. The combination of the crisp edges of the towering glass buildings with the fluid and organic movement of the clouds is an epic photo combination. The use of black and white creates a stark contrast between the buildings and sky, and also amplifies the amazing reflections in the glass.
Wow. That is the word that comes to mind when I see Mikko Lagerstedt's photos. Mikko is an incredibly talented, self taught, photographer who only started taking photos in December of 2008. I wish I could share every photo he has taken because they are all that good. Each one is well composed, has an amazing atmosphere, and incredible lighting. You could get lost for hours browsing his photostream.