In South Africa, the market for trading exotic pets, either legally or illegally, is big. It all looks so nice and cool, having an exotic animal as your pet, and inspired by stories about the ‘real Tarzan’ and the ‘lion whisperer’, a lot of people want to be the next exotic animal whisperer.
Sometimes a second glance at things gives one the chance to see an element that was hidden at first glance. A flower, a leaf or very minute ferns possess some details that could be missed if not watched closely.
Edgewater is a small city near Orlando, Florida, created along the Indian River and close to the Mosquito Lagoon. Its name implies, according to urban dictionaries, a dangerous, shady site, perfect to start the apocalypse.
Because of my short career as photographer, my portfolio is mainly practice material and shot close to my home. Finding the beauty in things you see every day, requires me to see things in a different perspective and develop myself.
A group of faces of some flying insects , part of my second project, Hovercraft flies, dragonflies, bees and wasps I photographed with focus stacking technology. It took me a few months to create and photograph this project until it was completed in the following year, to study the presence and search for these creatures.
Ali says his work is a reminder that we need to take care of our natural world. As deforestation and the development of roads and dams ate away at the beauty of forests he has loved since childhood, Shokri began using his camera to try and make a difference.
The ballerina leaves danced in the streets: wide leaves of a tropical almond tree, small leaves that flew from the bougainvillea, twisted leaves from the Maranhão chestnut trees and so many others that I cannot remember.
I moved to the South Shore of Nova Scotia in 2004 and have walked my dogs along the shoreline ever since. There is a special quality of light here. It sinks into your soul and becomes a part of how you view the world. I watch the shore as a flâneur of light.
Forests are the green lungs of this earth, worldwide they are threatened today by humans but also preserved and cared for. In this series, changes in a small forest area where forestry work took place were documented over a longer period of time.
My work is rooted in the serenity I find in the sinuous elegance of organic forms. I’m transfixed and transformed in the art of capturing the stillness of the suspended movement of light and compelled to preserve the visual poetry of these fleeting moments of vanishing beauty in our vulnerable environment.
“More and more, abstract aerial desert photography is becoming my lifetime project”, says the Liechtenstein-based photographer Roland Blum. His ongoing work “Poetry of Silence” was created in the Namib Desert. The Namib Desert is often referred to as the world’s oldest desert
With his « 360 Visions » photo series, Patrick Jacquet brings a new vision of landscape photography. It will bring you into new well-rounded parallel worlds. Each image is coming from a full 360° panoramic view… 65 stitched pictures.
These images are from my larger exhibit "The True Cost of Oil which explores the relationship between the world's largest energy project and the environment - both local and global - which it threatens.
I depict the aesthetics of nature in black and white to deliver certain universal feelings.Feelings that a photograph in color washes out. Feelings that every human is able to translate from visual poetry to an introspective understanding of the world that surrounds us
I knew about the kea birds before even coming to New Zealand. I discovered them on a BBC documentary show. I was awed by these intelligent birds playing in the snow up in the epic southern alps described like the only parrot species to live in the mountains.
Life within boundaries is hard and painful, no matter how sophisticated and safe it is. I always wonder why schools, offices and sometimes even a home is felt so stressful and pressurised, because, it confines us within boundaries with specific regulations.
Vistas is composed of multiple exposures shots and high resolution scans of colors & solvents compositions; dealing respectively with the perception of Time and the perception of Space. Starting from my previous works on landscapes I aimed to create images presenting an altered Time dimension, through the use of multiple and/or very long exposures.
The rocky structures that dot the US Pacific coast, called monoliths, stretch from the US border with Mexico to Canada. These strange and dramatic formations grow from sandy beaches. or raise like mountains from the ocean.
In this series of underwater still-life, I try to explore the relation between the object and the environment that contains it. Elements of the outside world, find their place in a seemingly inhospitable environment.
To me, horses are inspiring beings. You can learn a lot from them and in turn they teach you a lot about yourself. With my pictures, I did not just want to portray the elegance, power and grace of the horses, but inspire people to bring fresh air into their thinking.
Victoria J Dean’s practice explores the human propensity to rationalise space, in the context of place and landscape. Technology is restructuring our communication methods, transforming our perceptions and interactions with our environment, and rendering the physical realm comparatively cumbersome and slow.
Andalusia at the point closest to Morocco has captured the imagination of travellers and writers for centuries. The narrow stretch of water only adds to the appeal that Africa is just a short distance away. From atop many wooded and sparse vantage points Morocco looms large.
At first, there was a discreet rustle, as short as it was concrete. I was very tired, since, as usual, I had woken up in the middle of the night, driven for about three hours, climbed gaspingly the hills of Holbav because my heart wouldn’t let me stop and risk missing the sunrise while in the shade of the valley
I wanted to be a photographer when I was 15, but my mother said I could always take it up later – so that was that for 30 years! I ended up reading English at Oxford and working as a strategy consultant for a few years
Roland Blum is a liechtenstein based photographer.he’s specialized in abstract photography since the early 80’s. He studied music at the jazz school lucerne switzerland and spanish and art at the university of Havana (Cuba).
Horses and humans have an ancient relationship. Asian nomads probably domesticated the first horses some 4,000 years ago, and the animals remained essential to many human societies until the advent of the engine.
The goal of my animal portraits is to create a connection to our fellow creatures of the earth that will inspire the viewer to see the worth of that individual, thereby creating a desire to protect the species and the eco systems they thrive in.
In States of Grace, I illuminate beauty amidst the chaos. I’m calmed by the simplicity of a graceful line and the stillness of the suspended moment and compelled to share an impression of the serenity I find there.
Håkan Strand’s calming approach is reflected through his use of traditional black and white analogue photography, which pays tribute to the tradition of the great masters. This is his own way of battling the fast pace and excesses of modern life.
This series was photographed and documented in November 2017 for four days while I visited my father in Brazil. We explored the desert of Jericoacoara, the Atlantic coastline in the north of Brazil. The unexpected combination of the desert between the blue ocean and white sand dunes spread over 200 kilometers side by side took my breath away.
With the series Recanto Frang Dushaj is paying tribute to a little haven, a little place he calls his own but which he gladly shares with everyone. In mind he can visit it whenever he wants, otherwise he needs a camera and a pair of good shoes.
This series of photographs is part of a long-lasting project dedicated to the Yellow Mountain in China. The classical Chinese landscape painting has been an important source of inspiration in my photography
Death Valley is the hottest and driest area in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the lowest in the world.It is located near the border between California and Nevada and it stretches over an area of about 3,000 square miles
Eqi is unique in that as it is forced downhill and around a curve from the Greenland Ice Sheet, it’s layers are turned vertically. This causes the glacier to sheer when it reaches the bay in a near constant manner, into very small fragments rather than icebergs.
It took me to reach Kunduchi around half an hour from Dar es Salaam city. There is a Beach Resort and one needs to pay to enter and sumptuous lunch and dinners are available at the restaurant. But the magic happens much before that.
Saskia Boelsums is a Dutch photographer and her Netherlandish heritage clearly shines through her work.
All of the photographs of landscapes or still life uncover the connection with the 17th century masters of the genre. The dark tones, baroque-like contrasts and clarity of the detail is stunning, as Boelsums’ photographs balance between the real and surreal.
The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. Located on Indian Ocean, the natural beauty of its numerous beaches are beyond imagination. There is a saying that Adam and Eve were sent to The Seychelles.
Le Corbier is a village planned in 1938 but built in December 1967. It is is an alpine winter sports resort situated in France, in the département of the Savoy. The concept of this village is to protect the safety of pedestrians and skiers
To make this portfolio I had the idea to show the inside of blossoms before they open all her petals and pistil. For this idea I´m looking for corresponding flower buds. After testing a lot of flowerbuds in the springtime and summer and experiments to show there inside in a really manner
As almost every person, I took a camera for almost every trip and vacation to make interesting shots of different places. So at the beginning it was just a travelling with compact camera. I started to think more about photography in 2000.
I live in the wild for long stretches of time. Inevitably, I fall under the spell of wild animals. It dawns on me that these are intelligent, emotional, social and personable beings. I connect with their sentience.
The passion for ocean photography has always been present as I have lived near the ocean almost my entire life. Discovering photography made it possible for me to express my love for the ocean through images.
This is part of an ongoing project to record aerial images of human settlement patterns at the edge of water. Most of these are at the ocean’s edge. Humans have a fascination or a compelling need to live at the interface of land and water in its different forms.
The project Landscapes of the world is a small sample of some of the places and locations that I have liked and impacted the most during my travels around the world. With them I have tried to reflect and give my vision of how beautiful is the nature and the world in which we live
The beach of Sankt Peter Ording in the North of Germany at the "Norse" is about 12 km long and the width is between 0,6 – 1,8 km and in the summer it is one oft the best visited beaches in Germany with about multible thousend of bathing visiters.
The goal of my pictures is to take the hand of the viewer, and bring him around to discover a parallel world, a hidden reality made by soft tones, natural lines and smooth water. Landscapes are my preferred subjects, and long exposures are the way I try to show my vision to the beholder.
These photos represent the very best of my trip to Kenya that ignited in me such a fire for photography. The breadth of color that I experienced there, from the wildlife to the landscapes to an amazing sunrise awoke a passion that I had not known before and for which I am truly thankful.
Knowing Europe's northern regions well, I have always been amused by the nominative difference between Greenland and Iceland. The first called green is largely represented by its icecap, pack ice, gigantic glaciers and huge drifting icebergs.
It was’nt the first time that the island was faced with strong changes in its morphology, although unlike the one that nature itself in the garden of Yaiza led to bury it under the black mantle of lava, entered the night of that September 1, 1730 when the earth opened up
This project, realized through the use of the drone, is inspired by the method of cataloging the use and covering of the soil known as the Coordination of Information of Environment, which was set up by the European Commission
In this dossier in color and nature, I have sought and tried to base it on two main colors, the blue that transmits tranquility and relaxation, and in many cultures associate it with the eternal, since things seem more infinite and great as the sea and heaven.
The riverscape of Bangladesh tells the story about the natural beauty of Bangladesh. The mood, artistic appeal, loneliness, solitude, and tranquility of our riverscape, attract many art seekers to dive into the beauty of the Mother Nature.
The script of this sequence tries to convey the isolated way of life of many of the inhabitants of the Island, the different structures of houses, ships, churches that mix with the nature so characteristic of Iceland
Low-key black & white photography has always been a passion of mine. And since my photographic niche is black & white, it was a no-brainer to combine the two key components to capture the emotion and drama of a scene in order to express my artistic vision.
The images in this series, "Last of its Kind," are infrared portraits of taxidermied animals in natural history museums.Most were plentiful when they were collected at the beginning of the last century, but are now so few that they hover near extinction.
The photographic series entitled “Antarctica” by Santiago Vanegas attests to the moving experience the artist experienced during a journey across that frozen continent that is being subjected to a radical transformation.
“States of Grace” is a portfolio of painterly photographs illuminating the sinuous grace of organic forms in the natural world. Drawn to the sensual, I seek serenity in visual balance and create glimpses of beauty to still the chaos in my mind.
Once in Iceland one cannot be but taken aback by the vast landscape and the minimal presence of human intervention. It is almost a meditative experience to be engulfed by nature away from any urban distraction.
Luis Aguilera was born Caracas, Venezuela and then moved to Miami, Florida as a teenager. A street artist by nature, Aguilera has always been intrigued by the innovative ways that photography can capture a moment, especially shots near water.
My work aims to unveil the unique characteristics of a variety of threatened species as they are removed from their environment through post processing and presented as ambassadors for their species in the wild.
The Latin word for Intellect is Animus, Animus is defined as: character, intellect, memory, consciousness, often mind. An intrepid sleuth, Liam Lynch endures whatever extremes he must to capture the story he is bound to tell us in his photographs.
This project started in 1995 on the shores of Lake Geneva (Léman) where I live. It depicts a personal approach about the esthetically pleasing value of the objects built or abandoned on the shores and the way they pertain to the landscapes.
Imagine setting up a studio under the surface of the sea. To capture this body of work Lynch composed each image under water then with the help of an assistant diver holding a backdrop and specialised underwater lighting
These black and white images are from a diversity of global locations. Ireland, Canada, Iceland, The Faroe Islands and Namibia. They endeavour to convey a sense of space, atmosphere and the way in which light exacerbates tonal contrasts.