French magazine Marie Claire 2 featured an editorial with glamorous photos of chicks in luxurious jewelries photographed by Peter Lippmann.
Growing up as a nature lover (in a house full of rescued animals), self-taught photographer Istanbul-based Isik Bozkurt is perhaps best known for her striking photographs of seabirds, but her landscape and nature photography is equally inspiring and an absolute feast for the eyes. Check it out, you’ll be glad you did.
” I go to places that captivate and intrigue me. I am interested in what humans do. I seek to capture people, traditions, and locales that first and foremost are of personal interest. I immerse myself with information on the places prior to leaving, but I try to avoid firm, preconceived ideas. I strive for both calculation and discovery in my work, keeping my mind open for surprises. At times, I envision images I’d like to capture, but when I actually look through the viewfinder, my mind goes blank and I photograph whatever catches my eye. Photographs I return with are usually different from my original concepts. My photographs reflect both genuine interest in my subject as well as a respect for the element of serendipity, while other times I seek pure beauty. The pure enjoyment of this process drives and inspires me. I believe there’s a thread that connects all of my work — my personal vision of the world as a whole. I make every effort to be a faithful visual recorder of the world around me, a world in flux that, at very least in my mind, deserves preservation.” – Hiroshi Watanabe
” My photographs are made with a pinhole camera, offering an unsettling, enigmatic perspective on the “natural” world. The work exploits the ambiguous and transformational stance of the pinhole photograph to present confrontations between fiction and reality, the possible and impossible, the natural and unnatural.” – Jan Dunning
Massimo Vitali is a photographer, born in Como, Italy in 1944. Vitali studied photography in London; he first worked as a photojournalist in the 1970s and then worked later as a movie camera operator. His more recent work is fine art photography. For many of his works, Vitali stands on a podium four or five meters high, and uses large-format film cameras to capture high-resolution details over a broad expanse in locations such as beaches.
“About Face” by Massachusetts-based photographer Sage Sohier, is a series of portraits of people with facial paralysis.
Water Wigs is a dynamic set of images using exploding shaped water balloons lit with a triad of colors, to create incredible splashes on the heads of bald men. The result is interesting and arresting “wigs” of water.
” The most significant way in which humans waste energy is in the form of heat. In North America, nearly half of the energy produced is released from our products, processes and buildings, directly into the atmosphere and the water system. Waste heat recovery is the process of harnessing this thermal energy and re-using it. I have chosen to photograph heating, ventilation and air conditioning units and to use the effect of thermal imagery in order to portray their huge potential for heat recovery. Estimates state that in the U.S., waste heat recovery has the potential to satisfy forty percent of total energy requirements. Operating at this level would save the American economy roughly 150 billion dollars per year and would, simultaneously, decrease greenhouse gas emissions by twenty percent; the equivalent of taking every passenger vehicle off of the road.” – Oliver Pauk