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Photographer Steve Axford makes it his business to find and document some of the world’s rarest organisms such as mushrooms. Very many mushrooms! The Australia-based Axford does it so well that he has an online following for his captivating images. A lot of the photos he has been amassing were shot in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia as well as in other isolated and exotic places around the globe.
Photographer Finn Hopson has been documenting the West Pier since 2012 as it gradually deteriorates. The Brighton based Hopson says the images are a work in progress and he will only stop when the pier finally disappears into the ocean. The last portion of UK’s only Grade I listed pier can be seen as photographed by Hopson during the lowest tides of the year from 2012 until the present day.
What you will see are amazing postcards which are the first color photographs taken of the New World, the earliest visual documentation of the majesty and charm of Americana – from the bustling city scenes to the forever epic Grand Canyon. The images date back to the late 18 hundreds to early 19 hundreds, all turn of the century scenes.
Artist Chris Slabber plunges deep into dreamlike imagery as well as surrealism in his collection called Destruction/Creation, a series of what the South African calls “sculpture paintings”. Slabber straddles the thresholds between dimensions in what is a richly textured body of work that explores the intersecting, but constant forces nature of the universe.
The eruptions in 2010 of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland were notable, not because of their strength, which was relatively small for volcanic eruptions, but more so since it caused unprecedented disruption to air travel. This was particularly felt across northern and western Europe over an initial timeframe of 6 days in April of that year. Seismic activity began at the close of 2009 and slowly went up in intensity until March 20, 2010, when a small eruption occurred rated on the Volcanic Explosivity Index as a 1.