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Construction by Christopher Payne

 photo APF_CHPO_29_zps1ea078ce.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_39_zpsdde1c544.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_22_zps3eb34f91.jpg Christopher Payne specializes in the documentation of America’s vanishing architecture and industrial landscape. Trained as an architect, he is fascinated by design, assembly, and the built form. His first book, New York’s Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), offered dramatic, rare views of the behemoth machines that are hidden behind modest facades in New York City. His second book, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (MIT Press, 2009), which includes an essay by the renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, was the result of a seven-year survey of America’s vast and largely shuttered state mental institutions. Payne’s new book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City (Fordham University Press, 2014), explores an uninhabited island of ruins in the East River. Payne’s photographs invoke the former grandeur of the site over different seasons, capturing hints of buried streets and infrastructure now reclaimed by nature, while also providing a unique glimpse into a city’s future without people.  photo APF_CHPO_38_zpsbede2f00.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_41_zpsac006214.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_16_zpsb6c6af67.jpg

Blossom by Isabelle & Alexis

 photo AlexisampIsabelle-Blossom26_zps6b87fb81.jpg  photo AlexisampIsabelle-Blossom23_zpsc8cd095b.jpg  photo AlexisampIsabelle-Blossom12_zpscca382b7.jpg " We are two photographers: Isabelle Chapuis combine art and fashion, Alexis Pichot is a light painter artist. After the meeting of our two worlds, this series entitled ‘Blossom’ evokes a journey of fantasy; for it we set off colored smoke bombs in emotionally-charged backdrops found throughout our travels. The project originates from our participation in the Speak Focus photographic competition themed, ‘Paris, I love you’. We chose to depict love by using a red smoke bomb in the streets of Paris, and were awarded second prize. From that day on, we continue to perform as we move onwards. We read in the smoke, as we guess in the clouds, forms of the imagination; ghostly presence that has been or will be: everyone is free to see what they like." - Isabelle & Alexis  photo AlexisampIsabelle-Blossom15_zpsfd7b1d62.jpg  photo Blossom-Alexis-and-Isabelle-58_zps1da1f298.jpg  photo AlexisampIsabelle-Blossom28_zps0ba20b3c.jpg

Gray Malin

 photo standing-out-from-the-crowd_2_zps5b25e265.jpg  photo rainbow-sheep-i_zpsf21df175.jpg  photo rainbow-sheep-iii_zps39ad5b35.jpg Gray Malin, an L.A.-based photographer, graduated from Emerson College with a degree in photography and marketing. His work has been exhibited in the Dallas Museum of Art, David Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills, and Gallery 825 of the Los Angeles Art Association. In his photographs Malin searches for (and finds) beauty the world over, capturing breathtaking landscapes (often beach scenes) from a helicopter. The resulting photos and their gem-like hues are sun-soaked and almost impossibly perfect. Fittingly, Malin’s work has been featured in fashion magazines like Elle and he has collaborated with David LaChappelle, whose photographs also blur the boundary between commercial and fine art photography. (via J. Johnson Galley)  photo rainbow-sheep-ii_zps5fbf0e04.jpg  photo in-the-field-iii_5_zps8851c41b.jpg

Polly Penrose

 photo 800_co_021_zps93078ecc.png  photo 800_co_022_zpsa6d28be3.png I stumbled onto Polly Penrose's photographs and got inspired. And that, of course, is a good thing. Click here to view the rest of her work.  photo 800_co_020_zps2b17d18b.png

SIMBAYU

 photo 6b094e50b1a1c6a94866e7d4b95fcc82_zpsb4e65299.jpg  photo 019e5d731ea712aa550758d80e375fe4_zps7f9ee514.jpg  photo 76f2bb912b04865b31637c3f22f4a278_zpsa8c74e45.jpg Simbayu is one talented photographer and visual artist based in Germany. Please check out his portfolio over at Behance. Worth a look.  photo 39c383b37aea6588e67b3504a299cefd_zps4dd865c7.jpg  photo cb0e0998750297613e18f59a97ac1601_zpsf3230d82.jpg

Zachary Scott

 photo Untitled-1_zpse16dbb71.jpg  photo gm_53b5d364-bc34-4076-b920-2ab80a771fd0_zps2eaafd03.jpeg Zachary Scott <-- Clients: OLD SPICE, BENEFIT COSMETICS, PEPSI, DREYER'S, VIRGIN AIRLINES, MICROSOFT, TARGET, ORBIT GUM, QUAKER OATS, KIMBERLY-CLARK, CA MILK PROCESSORS BOARD (GOT MILK?), COKE, PROCTOR & GAMBLE, HEWLETT-PACKARD, BARCLAY'S, DISCOVER CARD, VISA, SPRINT, CREST, TIMEX, TOSHIBA, CASTROL, AMERICAN CENTURY INVESTMENTS, SIX FLAGS, KOODO MOBILE, UBISOFT, NY TIMES MAG, GQ.  photo Untitled-2_zps2f0db170.jpg  photo gm_53b5d371-5f88-4c85-a300-34ec0a771fd0_zps9017b62d.jpeg

Lucie Otto-Bruc

 photo DSC0652-1medium_large1400062188_zps7c3bcb07.jpg  photo 8246681189-26448efc5d-omedium_large1398916622_zpsf1fd96c5.jpg  photo DSC0612-1large1400062261_zps4c877fb0.jpg Some beautiful portraits from the amazingly talented Lucie Otto-Bruc hailing from Paris. I wish to see more soon. Click here for the website.  photo 10060963026-d8f9597d49-omedium_large1398916100_zps30545c42.jpg  photo DSC0621-1medium_large1400062347_zpsc52687eb.jpg

Dan Holdsworth

 photo danholdsworth-657-q80-w1350-h900-rz3-b75_zpsab2ffac7.jpg  photo danholdsworth-651-q80-w1350-h900-rz3-b75_zps2677329f.jpg  photo danholdsworth-663-q80-w1350-h900-rz3-b75_zpsd21322f4.jpg Dan Holdsworth is a British international artist. Born in 1974, Welwyn Garden City, England, UK, he lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne and London. Holdsworth studied photography at the London College of Printing, and has exhibited internationally including solo shows at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, and Barbican Art Gallery, London; and group shows at Tate Britain, London, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. His work is held in collections including the Tate Collection, Saatchi Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.  photo danholdsworth-654-q80-w1350-h900-rz3-b75_zps9d81688c.jpg  photo danholdsworth-665-q80-w1350-h900-rz3-b75_zpsfa01dd41.jpg  photo danholdsworth-666-q80-w1350-h900-rz3-b75_zpsad5c40ec.jpg

Impact by Miranda Brandon

 photo rsz_h900_26_82_zps727af470.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_81_zpsbdd54c0e.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_131_zps23f923bd.jpg " While volunteering for the Audubon’s BirdSafe program I collected many birds that met untimely deaths due to collisions with built structures. Displayed are some of the birds I found, fully intact with everything that they were, aside from a conscience and a pulse. The birds are photographed in ways representative of the moment of impact or the aftermath of impact." - Miranda Brandon  photo rsz_h900_26_139_zps6d633117.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_77_zps4d97913a.jpg  photo rsz_h900_26_140_zps1c492153.jpg

Paul Pond

 photo tumblr_nd0r07SOGZ1tdhdd9o1_1280_zps8b986061.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsf4a762ea.jpg " Every picture has a different story to tell. It is through these stories that people get inspired. Art means everything to me, it is my source of happiness and sadness at the same time. In my work I am not fond of rules but I am searching for the unique, different and for a clear understanding of myself and my world, this allows me to explore fragments of life as an abstract form, while changing things and also to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. I’m especially drawn to the combination of digital photography and computer generated images. My philosophy on art is about taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. I’m inspired by the contrast of light and dark, while I use the changing light to arouse the mood of my dreams and experiences. I feel that an honest picture of someone or something can tell a short history of the world. It has the power to reach back and remind us who we are and how we behave in the face of loneliness as we relate to it in our everyday lives." - Paul Pond  photo tumblr_nd0qtyjsch1tdhdd9o1_1280_zps535208ba.jpg