In one of the most inspiring series I've ever seen, artist Shawn Van Daele takes the drawings of sick children and turns them into magical fantasy worlds where that child's dream comes true. Daele has turned these drawing into books which encourages donors to contribute to the cause. Through his drawings, he hopes to show "anything is possible".
Christina of Sweden - The Androgynous Queen (1626 – 1689)
This is an absolutely incredible digital art series by Alexia Sinclair. Here's an excerpt from her site explaining the series:
"Alexia Sinclair’s The Regal Twelve is a series that combines hundreds of photographic elements and illustrations to form complex digitally montaged artworks. The series portrays twelve European monarchs who have ruled supreme and whose lives span over two millennia. Through the study of history and portraiture, a series of contrasting regals formed, whose stories are revealed within each artwork. Travelling to Europe to photograph a host of regal backdrops, Sinclair returned to Australia to photograph models and props in the studio. Like pieces from a jigsaw puzzle, she meticulously stitched together each element, along with a myriad of delicious symbols and motifs relating to each monarch."
Catherine the Great - The Enlightened Empress (1729–1796)
Eleanor of Aquitaine - The Eagle (1122 – 1204)
Marie Antoinette - The extravagant Queen (1755-1793)
Elizabeth Báthory – The Countess of Blood (1560-1614)
Agrippina - The Poisoness (AD 15-59)
Elizabeth I – The Virgin Queen (1533-1603)
Isabella of Spain - The Catholic (1451 – 1504)
Olympias - The Sorceress (376 BC – 316 BC)
Alexandra Romanov – The last Czarina of Russia (1872-1918)
Boudica – The Celtic Queen. (AD 26 - 61)
Simple concept. Great Execution. That is exactly how I would describe Marc Laroche's Hair series on Flickr. To create this great series, all he had to do was photograph women flipping their hair around, and set it against a dark background. Although the concept may be simple, the execution was excellent and the results are awesome!
I absolutely love Bryan Soderlind's photo series of the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.
"Six Flags of New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has sat abandoned ever since. The park sits closed waiting for a demolition date that has yet to be determined. On a November road trip I did with the Fox wake crew, we snuck into the park with a winch to get some wakeskating photos. We had this post apocalyptic environment to ourselves for the whole day. I couldn’t stop taking pictures in this surreal setting which featured rusty old roller coasters, stuffed animals strewn about, and gator infested ponds. After speaking with some locals that evening about our day we found out we were extremely lucky as people who trespass there are regularly arrested. I had a better time that day in a closed theme park than I have ever had at an open one."
You should definitely check out all the other photo series by Soderlind on his journal. They are all spectacular. As a fellow Orlando resident, I especially appreciate the one entitled Orange Blossom Trail, which is just down the road from me.