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.
In this series, Mina Sarenac photographs women floating in mid-air. Their dresses give in to the force of gravity while they continue their effortless journeys. It feels like a combination of Sleep Elevations by Maia Flore and Levitation Photos by Natsumi Hayashi.
Pep Ventosa's masterful work involves stitching together dozens to hundreds of photographs into a single image. Each location creates a unique and interesting pattern that tells a story of its own.
These spectacular shots are from Winter Illuminations, a gorgeous display of lights at the Nabano No Sato botanical garden in Kuwana, Japan. Millions of LED lights spread across the garden grounds creating inspiring scenes such as a sunrise at Mt Fuji, a rainbow across the sky, and the aurora borealis, not to mention the spectacular light tunnels. You can catch this spectacular sight up until March 31, 2013.
Tom Lacoste is a juggler. You heard that right, not a professional photographer, a juggler. He is self-taught photographer attending the Bordeaux Circus School with no aspirations to become a professional photographer. That's a true shame, because his photos are awe inspiring.
Stefan Georgi is a German Art Director living in New York City. His Flickr stream features thousands of shots of the city that never sleeps and many of them are quite spectacular. Here is just a small sampling of his photos.
Murat Germen is a professor of art, photography, and new media at Sabanci University in Instanbul, Turkey. His work focuses on finding things people ignore and presenting them in an interesting light. Germen claims "It is easy to take ordinary photos of extraordinary things but more challenging to take extraordinary photos of ordinary things." Judging by his photos, I tend to agree. He distorts ordinary shots of cities and creates images that are completely unqiue yet familiar.
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.