Whenever we see tilt-shift photography, we’re like whoa! magic!. And that is exactly the reaction we had to this video by Nathan Kaso. The photographer spent almost 10 months in creating this video that puts the gigantic city of Melbourne into a miniature setting. The video keeps a focus on the city’s annual festivals and outdoor events that look all the more endearing when seen as miniatures.
Hong Kong’s skyscrapers are quite the interest grabbers. This set of images by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze shows the densely packed skyscrapers from a vertical perspective for the aptly named series Vertical Horizon. A stunning set of images of Hong Kong’s brilliant architecture, the series is availabe in a photobook form for ~$36.
An active volcano by definition is a place you want to go nowhere near. In that unfathomable danger however, lurks the sense of adventure and chances of awesome photographs. Two Kyrgyzstan-based photographers Andrew and Luda have a join LiveJournal account where they have uploaded images from the active volcano complex Tolbachik in Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. There’s every reason ever to take a good hard look at the shots and marvel at the work of the adventurous photographers.
Images by Canadian photographer Matt Molloy present the sky in a way that seems to have it painted through broad brushstrokes. To achieve the effect, he takes hundreds of photos of the sky and then puts them all together to create images for his “Smeared Sky” series. The number of photographs required depends on various factors like weather conditions, cloudiness, or whether the object in the picture is moving or static. Eventually, the result is a beautiful composite where the objects stand ground to sky painted by a master.
We’ve seen plenty of beautiful images of cities shining in the night. But there’s hardly any that would show what these cities look like at night without the lights. Well, now we know, thanks to the efforts of New York based photographer Thierry Cohen. Modern cities are too consumed by light and air pollution to have clear starlit skies as seen in these pictures.
Italian artist Francesco Romoli‘s latest series Imaginary Towns shows photographs of remarkable landscapes that might be considered somewhat surreal, but mostly represent a desolate landscape where solitary structures stand, often with a few human passers-by.
Over their numerous seasons, The Simpsons have had time to do a lot of stuff, one of them being parodying famous and iconic images. Here is a nice list that shows iconic images with their Simpson’s replicas.
Here is a selection of a few shortlisted photographs from the 2013 Sony World Photography Open Competition. The set has 10 photographs selected from a set of over 55,000 and they will now compete for the top spot, with the winner being announced on April 25.
Andy Prokh is an economist by profession, but a skilled photographer as a hobbyist. These photographs show Prokh’s four year old daughter Katherine playing with the British Shorthair cat LiLu. The two get along very well, and as these black and white photographs show, they are quite the buddies.