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Not too long ago we were mesmerized by the pictures sewn together by Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov, where he meticulously merged World War II pictures of soldiers taken in places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna, with new, contemporary images of the exact, same locations. What he created were ghostly images of these men in uniform eerily appearing as if they were back to haunt the same places they once roamed. That series was called The Ghosts of World War II. A more recent project that had the same theme of then and now was a series devoted to Parisian sites, made by Photographer Audrey Cerdan, under the direction of Albert Kahn. The project was featured on the Rue 89 website, and had an adjustable picture slide where you could control the amount of image from either era. That too was astonishing to view.
Photographer Kerényi Zoltán apparently is one of the latest to use this same theme. The Hungarian artist uses images from the past and present in his version called Ablak a Múltra, or Window to the Past in English.
Jody MacDonald snaps spectacular landscape photographs from all over the globe, but from a most unique perspective. This lady photographer captures her magnificent vistas 20,000 feet up in the air on paraglider flights. Her dual passions evolved into complimentary pursuits over the past ten years. Macdonald has always been one to do her endeavors away from the beaten path, and marrying her paragliding and photography interests is an example of how she can shake things up. She believes that “the vantage point of shooting from an angle many people don’t get to see is very interesting as a photographer”. She is however not oblivious to the inherent dangers of her chosen methods. While she finds it ideal to be high up in the sky at maximum altitude, she also is aware of striking a balance between caution and adventure.
Fireflies are certainly known to all of us, but few are aware that these enchanting insects are really beetles. We see them at night because this nocturnal creature is a member of the Lampyridae family that favors to venture out in the cover of darkness. Fireflies are generally winged, and this sets them apart from other luminescent insects which are commonly called glowworms.
Around 2,000 firefly species are known to exist. They live in a variety of tropical environments, as well as in temperate climates. They usually make an appearance on summer evenings much to our delight. Fireflies take to moist environments and often stay in humid areas of Asia as well as the Americas. In drier regions, fireflies gravitate to wet or damp places that hold on to moisture.
Photographer Yume Cyan took a particular fancy towards this luminous insect, and over the past several months shot the creature while in its element.
What do you get when a doting father that also happens to be a photographer, decides to make a photo album for his baby girl? Some really show stopping photos that will surely be the envy of other parents for many years to come. What initially began as photographer Emil Nystrom and wife Isabelle’s wish to create some unusual photos of their little girl turned out to be a an over-the-top series of photoshop created scenarios. It would not be far-fetched to say these images will surely set the bar for baby photo concepts.
Much can be done with a fisheye lens. All you need is a cameraman with an exceptionally fertile imagination, and you are sure to come up with some amazing, if not sometimes outrageous images. The fisheye lens has always been the photographer’s go-to tool for transforming the ordinary shot into an extraordinary image with very little effort. Photographer Black Station did precisely that as he was able to turn things literally upside down with his striking photographs. Through carefully chosen camera placement, the Shanghai-based Black Station was able to create stunning photographs from seemingly dizzying heights.