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.
The Unseen Beauty is a wonderful project by Dina Johnsen that provides a backstage look of the 2011 ballet season for The National Theatre in Belgrade. Here's a small glimpse of some of her shots from the book. Unfortunately, the book is not for sale. It was meant as a gift to The National Theatre in Belgrade.
Miki Takahashi's portraits are a thing of beauty! The way she merges them with smoke, cities and elements from nature creates compelling and thought provoking shots. Her subjects look off into the distance and appear to be deep in contemplation, making you wonder what is going on in their heads.
I am absolutely loving this humorous series by father and photographer Dave Engledow. With the help of his wife and adorable daughter Alice Bee, Dave portrays a clueless, sleep-deprived and unsafe father. Each photo features a "World's Best Father" mug, which adds another great element to the project. If you like this series, you can help back the upcoming World's Best Father 2013 Calendar on Kickstarter.
"This underwater shoot captures the essence of the Greek sea nymph legend and explores the beauty and movement of fashion below the surface." - Ilse Moore