Ziegfeld Girls were the showgirls from Florenz Ziegfeld's theater shows known as the Ziegfeld Follies, which were based on the Folies Bergère of Paris.
This set features the portraits of Alfred Cheney Johnston, who is known for taking portraits of the Ziegfield girls as well as other actors/actresses of the 1920s/1930s. If you are interested in the stories of these girls or want to see more portraits of Ziegfield girls, you should get Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston from Amazon.
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.
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.
Terence Chang has captured San Francisco like I've never seen before. He stays clear of the cliché shots of the city, and shows us some great new sights and perspectives of the city. Terence makes great use of fog and lights to create some interesting photos. Check out more of his photos on Flickr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How many things can you do effortlessly in 10 seconds or less? That's the amount of time it takes Natsumi Hayashi, aka Yowayowa camera woman, to set up these amazing levitation self portraits. Natsumi uses nothing but 10-second timer and a tripod to set up these awesome and fun photos. She makes it seem as if levitating were effortless and a part of everyday life.