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.
There's something strangely fascinating about these Renaissance costume photographs by Christian Tagliavini. They are odd, intriguing and beautiful all at the same time. I think the abnormally long necks and interesting hats both make the costumes seem odd, but also help draw your attention. If you like these, I also recommend checking out his Dame di Cartone series.
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 photos are from mostly from different projects, but they all have one thing in common, great use of light. Dan Holdsworth has found a way to compose interesting photographs by using different light sources as an emphasis. He's used everything from the beam shining out of a mountain, to the aurora borealis to a solitary lampost. I'm not sure whether this has been done on purpose, but it is quite effective.
Scintillation is a very impressive short film from Xavier Chassaing, especially considering it was made about two years ago. The experimental film is made up of over 35,000 photographs and combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.
When someone says Las Vegas, you more than likely think of the glitz and the glamour: bright lights, shows and over the top displays. This series by Jean-François Thériault avoids those clichés and shows you an entirely different side of Sin City, which is exactly what makes it beautiful. He makes Vegas feel more like an abandoned town than a tourist attraction through his use of desaturated colors and select subject matter.