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Photographer Sanne de Wilde draws a parallelism between albinos and light in her photo series. Light leaves a permanent imprint on an albino’s skin. Pictures of albinos thus highlights their ashen beauty, a trait that makes them stand out, while also making them obscured, consumed by the light.
Barren Mountains, Caves of Ice, Peaceful Shores and Graceful Waterfalls of Alaska and Ireland Captured in ‘Polaris’
Acacia Johnson‘s Polaris portrays the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a collection of elegantly moody photos. With a deep connection to the Far North’s ethereal terrains, the Alaska-born photographer who characterizes her photographic process as “expeditionary in nature,” shoots some dramatic images of the wilderness. Spartanly gorgeous, the landscape is punctuated with barren mountains, caves of ice, peaceful shores, and graceful waterfalls.
Jacqui Kerness does a great job of fake miniature shots taken of Seattle from the air. The technique is also known as the diorama effect or diorama illusion, and it involves a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to appear like a picture of a miniature scale model. This is achieved by blurring parts of the photo, simulating the shallow depth of field typically associated in close-up photography. This makes the scene look much smaller than it actually is.
Meet Gregg Boydston, Firefighter. Boydston is one of the U.S. Forest Service’s “Hotshots,” a group of elite fire fighters that labor to contain and extinguish forest fires. It is composed of 100 or so highly trained, elite wild land firefighting squads and they are on standby 24/7, putting themselves in harms way in remote areas that are engulfed with deadly flames.