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The days of strolling the outdoor city streets, window shopping as you walk past store fronts is becoming such a rare experience. Attribute this fact to the proliferation of malls, which has replaced sidewalks with their wide corridors, lined on both sides with shops of all sorts. The ubiquitous mall has become the new and undisputed shopping arena, bringing you convenience, comfort and relative safety as you indulge in some form of buying activity.
It would be difficult to imagine a mall usually teeming with people as an empty abandoned structure, but there is one mall in Thailand that defies this notion. Over in Bangkok, a mall lies empty and neglected, but its strangeness does not stop there. Its ground floor has since filled with water given that it stopped operations and has become a humongous fish pond!
What happens when you combine a beach with a runway? Lots of opportunity for truly odd photographs. After all, you don’t really associate aircraft coming or going with bikini clad figures. This is exactly what you see at the Dutch/French Maho Beach, situated on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. It happens to be right beside the short runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport. Beachgoers frolic in the sand and surf while roaring planes hover low overhead.
The fervor surrounding the Brazil hosted World Cup may be over, but the Brazilian passion for partying and celebrations goes enduringly on. French photographer Benoit Fournier captures that spirit through the beauty of Brazilian beaches in his latest series, showing the love affair Brazilians have with the shoreline.
Remember when as a child you used to hide yourself under a blanket, fearful of the imagined ghost by the side of your bed? Do you also recall how you would spend many frightful nights alone, dreading the monster that would terrorize you inside your bedroom? We all remember those arduous paranoia-driven evenings spent sticking our heads into the covers, sometimes to the point of sweating profusely under the sheets. Terror accurately captures the kinds of fears we experience as children but with a satirized twist.
Photographer Benoit Paillé has been dabbling with a mesmerizing series of landscape images using an odd lighting technique. The Montreal based Paillé uses a bizarre, floating and glowing square in all of his landscape photos. The images are real, meaning they are not Photoshop created. The 1×1 meter iridescent cube of light is suspended in the middle of every photograph and the resulting image portrays this weird manifestation of lighting.