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There is a growing trend of juxtaposing dancers against urban landscapes, such as the series shot by Omar Z. Robles of ballet dancers all over New York City. Claudine and Honza Lafond add their version to this trend as they combine their twin passions: travelling and yoga. It is an ongoing series of elegant photos that they post on Instagram. The two, who also happen to be instructors of yoga, go to gorgeous locales and monuments around the world, celebrating their trips with magnificent yoga poses.
Dancing in the streets is certainly not anything new, but to see graceful ballet dancers strut their stuff on a typical road will surely catch your attention. Enticed to the streets by photographer Omar Z. Robles, these graceful ballet dancers, both male and female, dart around the many iconic sites of the city.
With centuries of hindsight, it seems perhaps rice was not the ideal choice as the most popular food staple. Growing rice is, for a fact, water and labor-intensive, and it needs a flat field that farmers can saturate with water during the planting season. So how have mountain dwelling folks dealt with this? Highland farmers need to create a flat field by carving floodable terraces into the hillsides. If we sit down and think of the work involved, a single rice terrace requires overwhelming labor and it typically is done by hand. Therefore, to behold multiple rice terraces, stacked atop each other as if to form a colossal staircase, is truly magnificent. This is perhaps the reason why Sarawut Intarob’s images of rice terraces has nearly two-million views on his 500px page.
Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard are undertaking what many people only dream of doing. They are making a reality of traveling across America and Canada in a little home they are pulling with a pick-up truck. Imbued with a true sense of adventure, the couple is currently driving across the U.S. in a home that is a mere 125 square feet.
Lithuanian photographer Tomas Januska’s latest work is a collection of images of downhill skate boarders doing slides while kicking up quite a storm of dust. A number of these photographs won awards in some photo contests. Januska is fascinated by movement which is why he pursued this project. “Movement means a lot to me. Therefore, in this photo series I wanted to capture extreme sport riders in the sliding moment while joining movement with dust. The aim of this was to capture the technicality of the sliding movement, something that is also shown in races but differently.”
Japanese photographer Hayato Wakabayashi shot some ethereal photos of frozen waterfalls, caves, and frost in his work-in-progress series called Gravity. Wrapped in cold fighting layers of clothes and armed with heavy gear, the courageous Wakabayashi braved the freezing cold of Japan’s mountainous areas just so he could document the remarkable phenomenon we see in his work. Cascading waterfalls are frozen literally in time (and space) as they are motionless midstream, transforming the otherwise familiar sight of waterfalls into graceful, seemingly endless icicles.