Up until fairly recently, even Eugene de Salignac's own family did not know much about him. The family received a call from the Municipal Archives of the City of New York and discovered Eugene was the photographer of thousands of images. While he worked for the Department of Bridges, De Salignac shot the construction of the Manhattan and Queensboro Bridges among other things. This is just a small record of some of his magnificent photos. If you like these, you can get a book of his photos on Amazon.
A girl, on a swing, over an entire city.
Luis Beltrán is a digital artist from Spain that has a way with images. He masterfully combines photos and illustrations to create memorable, surreal and thought provoking works. Each one pulls you in and forces you to create a story for it. He truly has an eye for art and storytelling. Below each image, I will give you my interpretation of it.
This one makes you wonder what that could possibly be thinking.
Is this an abandoned railroad car or is it on a journey?
There's a storm brewing up.
A path to a wonderous carnival, or an eerie circus tent.
May the darkness lead to light.
Elephants are fantastic pets.
The beginning of an epic journey, or the end of the road?
A beautiful photo by Edward Weston as part of his Nude series.
Interestingly enough, while uploading this photo to Facebook, this description was automatically inserted:
"The documentary, called Eloquent Nude, which chronicles the relationship of Edward Weston and Charis Wilson is done. Charis is now 92, and she was a big part of Edward's most productive years. She is perhaps one of the most famous nudes in modern photography. Her recollections, caught on film by McCluskey -- and recreated by McCluskey -- form the heart of the film. It will premiere on March 8th at Portland Art Museum."
You might remember Matt Mawson from his great Coney Island series. This time he captures the Queensboro Bridge in New York City and its surroundings. I think the high contrast in these photos really helps make these rainy day photos come to life and gives them a gritty look.
I am a huge fan of Michael Ostermann's digital art illustrations. Each one sucks you into a surreal alternate world. Here is how he describes his process:
"Every project is different; in both needs and approach, he usually likes to start with a good photograph, a good idea that sets the mood of the overall image. He then applies his self-made resources and uses several photo-manipulation techniques, seeing where it leads."
These are some breathtaking black and white underwater photos by Hengki Koentjoro. These photos give you just a small but incredibly interesting look at what life is like in the deep blue. It just goes to show what a large, interesting and amazing place the Earth can be.
You can also check out more photos on Flickr.