Photography

Michael Massaia’s ‘Signals Crossed’ Photos Reveal Natural Secrets in LED Billboards

If you happen to raise your eyes to the ubiquitous LED billboards in Times Square while you’re trying to push your way past the giant amoeba of tourists, you might see a flashing, building-sized advertisement for Kodak or Pepsi. But there’s more to those corporate images than you think. … Read More

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Instagram’s Wittiest Chef Posts Photos of Junk Food Plated to Look Like Haute Cuisine

There’s no denying the beauty of the dishes an Instagram user who goes by the handle “Chef Jacques Lamerde” posts to his account. But look a little closer at them (or the chef’s pseudo-surname) and you’ll see something that spoils the illusion of sophistication — a corndog, perhaps, or a Bugle or a Pop-Tart. … Read More

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Intimate Photos Capturing Three Weeks in the Life of Legendary Designer Coco Chanel

French designer Coco Chanel created a contemporary silhouette for the modern woman with the creation of famed fashion house, Chanel. Photographer Douglas Kirkland, who shot behind-the-scenes photos for films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sound of Music, captured the fashion icon for 21 days in 1962. Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962 from Glitterati Incorporated is Kirkland’s chronicle of his Paris assignment for Look Magazine, during which he wound up living with Chanel for three weeks. The photos reveal an intimate side to the designer’s very public life. The book is available on April 13, including a French edition and limited editions of 100. Preview Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962 in our gallery. … Read More

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Stunning Photos of Siberian Huskies Wandering a Majestic Frozen Lake

Like most dog owners, Fox Grom enjoys exploring nature with his two Siberian huskies — except he photographs them in the wild, trotting across the icy landscape of his chilly Russian town. The gorgeous pups recently spent their playtime wandering on top of a frozen lake — its mirror-like surface and crystal clear water made for some stunning photos. Since the lake is slightly thawed, Grom’s dogs appear to be walking on water. We can’t think of a more majestic backdrop for two majestic creatures. … Read More

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Cute Babies Learn to Swim in Seth Casteel’s ‘Underwater Babies’

Photographer Seth Casteel can create magic just by putting some of the cutest things in the world underwater. In his previous books Underwater Puppies and Underwater Dogs, he took photos of dogs of all ages enjoying the water. His new book, Underwater Babies, is like that iconic cover photo of Nirvana’s Nevermind writ large, with a series of 80 babies, from four months to 17 months of age, captured in gorgeous photos as they’re learning to swim. The results are surreal and adorable, and you can check out some of the cutest and funniest photos below. … Read More

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Striking Photos Examining the Impact of Western E-Waste on the World

Long-time Flavorwire readers and/or lovers of photography might remember the marvelous Pieter Hugo’s stunning, nightmarish photos of Agbobloshie Market in Ghana, where Western e-waste (computers, cellphones, tablets, etc) is burned and stripped for copper and other valuable metals. Hugo’s photos have meant that Agbobloshie has become reasonably well-known, but it’s hardly the only such facility around the world. In a project called Bit Rot, Italian photographer  Valentino Bellini has set out to document the global impact of e-waste, and the resultant images — which we saw at Featureshoot, where there’s also an interview with the photogrpaher — are just as striking and depressing as Hugo’s iconic work. Click through to check out a selection, and look at Valentino’s website for more of his work. … Read More

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Spectacular Aerial Photos of San Francisco at Night

You may well recognize the work of photographer Vincent Laforet — he specializes in spectacular aerial vistas, and we recently featured his images of New York City at night. Laforet has now turned his attention to San Francisco, and the resultant series — also shot at night — is as breathtaking as one might expect. Click through to check out some of the images (via Faith Is Torment), and visit his website for plenty more. … Read More

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Intimate Portraits of ’90s New York City Squatters

During her time as an art student in 1992, Ash Thayer was kicked out of her Brooklyn apartment and found herself living in the See Skwat on New York City’s Lower East Side. Thayer photographed her fellow squatters as they lived and worked to make the community more habitable, learning about demo, electrical work, and more in order to build a home. The images are now part of the fascinating book Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000, the “true untold story of New York’s legendary LES… Read More

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The Otherworldly, Neon Landscape of Nevada Casinos

The flashy casinos of Las Vegas and other gambling haunts are a mind-bending experience. Between the artificial lights and constant aural stimulation, it’s easy to feel disconnected from reality and lose all sense of time. Of course, that’s what casino owners are hoping for so that you keep spending your money. … Read More

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Otherworldly Aerial Photos of Blue Salt Fields in Australia

As far as landscapes that look like they’re from another planet entirely go, Australia is right up there with Iceland and parts of South America. Still, despite being a native of Australia, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like these remarkable images from photographer Simon Butterworth, which we spotted at Russian culture site Look at Me. They’re aerial photos of salt fields in the country’s north, and they look more like abstract photos of crystals than they do like a landscape. There’s more of Butterworth’s work at his website. … Read More

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