Liu Jianan's photos tell masterful stories of beautiful women engaged in battle, exorcising demons and creating living human statues among others. Each one pulls you further into the story, and makes you wonder what the whole story really is. If anyone has further information on these fantastic shots, please share them in the comments!
This series by Daryl Banks is beautiful in both its style and simplicity. Each photo is simply a shot of a woman wearing a crinoline dress made to look like a flower in bloom. The photos are both sharp in contrast and detail and have great lighting. The black background helps to keep your focus on the subject. Each shot a truly a thing of beauty.
Loving this photo of New York City by Samuel H. Gottscho. This is a truly great shot of the Savoy Plaza and Plaza hotels from Central Park. The best part, it was taken on February 12, 1933. Truly a shot that requires a photographer's eye.
Here are some great city photos by Andrey Pomyantovskiy. These shots beautifully capture the cities and have a very serene and quiet quality to them. Click on the city names to see a larger version of the images.
Craig Cramer's Bloom Day Scans are a thing of beauty. Almost every month, Craig scans flowers in bloom. His scans produce a wonderful look at which flowers bloom throughout the year. I love how the colorful flowers are offset by a black background, creating amazing contrast. If you like these photos, feel free to buy his Bloom Day Scans 2012 calendar on Zazzle.
If you've ever seen a photo of the Hindenburg Disaster, it was most likely this one by AP photographer Murray Becker. He shot a series of 15 pictures of the May 6, 1937 disaster, from the initial flare-up to to rescue of the survivors.
There's a magical quality to this series by Maia Flore. The women in these shots peacefully sleep while a different object keeps them floating in the sky. If these women were awake, they would probably be freaking out. Instead, they are in a peaceful state where dreams come to life.
This has been making its way around the internet for a while, but I thought I'd share it with those who haven't see it yet. To create these pictures Corinne Vionnet compiled thousands of photos of tourist destinations into single images. It's interesting to see how most of the photos have such strongly defined structures. It suggests that most people are taking a very similar picture of the same structure. Overall, a very cool and interesting project.