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Gazing into space, all we see is either a deep blue sky in the daytime or a starlit night during the evening. What we don’t see are the countless celestial bodies that make-up our universe. Kansas-based photographer David Lane however shows us that there is much more than meets the eye through his images.
The beauty and majesty of the sea cannot be underscored more than in pictures. Photographer Kurt Arrigo does exactly that, capturing the awe-inspiring views one encounters when setting sail into the immense blue ocean. Arrigo was raised on the island of Malta, and ever since that time this marine photographer has always been around vast waters.
Many of us are afflicted with some kind of fear or “phobia”, and the fear of heights is quite a common anxiety. Known medically as “acrophobia”, it is an abnormal and stubborn type of fright. Acrophobia is a natural fear, and to a certain extent, there is nothing wrong with it. It is healthy and natural, a God-given mechanism that protects against doing things dangerous like standing near a cliff or walking at heights unprotected. The problem begins when the natural healthy instinct turns into paranoia. Acrophobia can be quite overwhelming and debilitating. Countless individuals suffer from acrophobia of varying degrees, and Brian Rueb, our featured photographer is one of them.
Your country of origin influences your personal identity to a large degree, and it brings with it a sense of belonging. For some nationalities, the boundaries of one’s country are clear, but for some it can be rather vague. Valerio Vincenzo dwells on the latter in his series called Borderline, the Frontiers of Peace which documents the existence of borders that are characterized by ambiguity.
Photographer Ng Weijiang has found a rather peculiar way to create ‘art’. The Singapore based lens man makes digital collages using Instagram. Rather than use Photoshop to morph images together, or print them and combine the old school way, Weijiang takes advantage of the online formatting to do the work for him. Here’s how: Instagram currently displays three images side-by-side horizontally, with practically no limitations on how far the images can descend.
Aerial photography is capable of capturing some of the most amazing pictures. The tools, techniques, and gear needed to capture such images, however, are often confusing and tricky to master. The use of drones or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an essential element in this niche of photography. David Kaszlikowski made use of a drone to reveal a stunning scene atop a glacier not far from K2. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metres, following Mount Everest. It is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan.