toybot studios: Exploding Heads by SMITHE I love these exploding head illustrations from Mexico based artist SMITHE via: LOST AT E MINOR Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever A close-up of the central region of the Orion nebula, taken with the Schulman Telescope at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter. Credit: Adam Block/UA SkyCenter) Astronomers have built a new astro-camera that, when fitted onto the largest observatories on Earth, can snap photos of the universe twice as sharp as the famed Hubble Space Telescope. With the newly developed technology, giant telescopes can reach their theoretical limits of resolution in visible light —something that was just not possible, until now, because of atmospheric turbulence causing blurry visible light images.
Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: heart-breakingly beautiful photographic series in memory of an extraordinary life Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland series has been three years in the makingAll costumes, wigs and sets were constructed on a shoestring budgetSome images took up to five months to createShe would often wait an entire year to find the perfect natural setting for her shots By Stephanie Hirschmiller Published: 14:11 GMT, 17 May 2012 | Updated: 09:34 GMT, 18 May 2012 Kirsty Mitchell's late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen's death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography. Interview / Waldemar Salesski « LA MAISON WERTN / wertn.com September 2nd, 2014 Interview with the photographer Waldemar Salesski about his series Soviet Uniform. Who are you? My Name is Waldemar Salesski, I was born 1984 in the Sowjet Union. 1993 my family moved to Germany and I became a german citizen. I study kommunication-design in Würzburg and graduated in photography 2010. After my Phd.
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Martin Schoeller’s Offbeat Portraits Give Stars a New Turn Technical improvements to the daguerreotype in the early 1840s took the world by storm as portrait galleries opened everywhere to meet demand. Martin Schoeller’s new book, Portraits, a 15-year retrospective of his modern portrait photography, is further evidence of the long-lasting power of the photographic portrait that began 175 years ago. I caught up with the busy Schoeller to ask him about some of his favorite portraits that appear in his beautifully-printed new book. He highlighted some of the images that dip into conceptual territory—a place he very much likes to play. “He deserved the cover,” Schoeller says of George Clooney. “It incorporates well with what I’m trying to do with this book—to take pictures that feel like portraits, but maybe not always in the most classical straightforward way.
National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II The deadline to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest is coming up -- this Friday, November 30. Back in September, the society started gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. Winners will be chosen on or around December 15, 2012. National Geographic was once more kind enough to let me choose some of its entries for 2012 to feature here on In Focus. Gathered below are 50 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. 22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different geographical locations, climatic conditions and even seasons offer the widest variety of natural wonders: pink lakes, stunning lavender or tulip fields, breath-taking canyons and mountains, and other places you can hardly believe actually exist! [Read more...] Some of the pictures in this collection will be of all natural sights you can find while traveling around the world, while the others have experienced human interference – but even in these cases, the result of such collaboration is spectacular. The Japanese learned how to tame thousands of orchids and form a romantic tunnel out of them; another one was formed all the way in Ukraine by a passing train; and what eventually ends up as hot tea in our mugs, first grows in stunning tree fields in Asia. Feel free to add more places in the comments under the article.
Photographer Ciril Jazbec On the startlingly green shores of Lake Victoria, on the other side of Kenya and Tanzania, a new generation is ready to upend your perception of Africa. The urban, connected and enterprising youth have taken control of technologies at hand to build a different Uganda. Robots in classrooms. Cellphone apps that measure fetal heart rates, propose where to look for cheapest gas or help you argue with a taxi driver. Digital girl power. Business incubators brimming with ambitious youth. Top 150 Makers Blog List There are hundreds of great inspiring and creative blogs to read, but do you ever wonder which blogs everyone else is reading? I do, which is why I have compiled a list of the top 150 design, inspiration, and DIY blogs – I call them all Makers. The blogs are measured and ranked based on 5 criteria (Alexa rank, Compete traffic, Google Pagerank, Google Reader subscribers, Yahoo! inlinks). Scroll down to the bottom of the list to see specifics on how the list was compiled.
Wounderland: Surreal World Of Imagination, Nightmares And Taxidermy My girlfriend and I are Mothmeister. We create Wounderland – a weird and wonderful universe. We portray anonymous, ugly masked creatures as a reaction against the dominant exhibitionism of the selfie culture and beauty standards marketed by the mass media. We are passionate taxidermy collectors. National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from.