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If not for the accessibility of information on the internet, such phenomenon like the one captured by Taiwanese photographer Will Ho will cause you to think of silly things such as the weird, bizarre and even supernatural. Thankfully, we know they are just planktons. Apparently these kinds of planktons under stress create a visual marvel that does not look stressful at all. In fact their blue glow creates magical astral-like patterns on the sea shore.
The phrase “bird’s eye view” was surely coined with good reason. Man has always been fascinated with how things look while loftily up in the air, just like our feathered friends. A bird’s ability to fly has also always been symbolic of freedom, “to fly or soar like a bird,” goes the old saying. Photographer Howard Lau explores this theme in his series called Proud Wanderer.
Richard Tuschman produced these amazing images that form a series of composite photographs that draw inspiration from the work of the influential American painter Edward Hopper. Hopper was an important American realist painter and printmaker. Although he was well-known primarily for his oil paintings, he was also noted as a watercolorist as well as printmaker in etching. Hopper’s urban and rural scenes, described as ‘spare and finely calculated renderings’ were mirrors of his personal reflections of modern American life.
Rachel Baran who no doubt is a talented photographer, likes to tag herself as having a small purse but big dreams. Obviously she does a lot of that dreaming while wide awake, behind her camera. The young 20-year-old from Ohio says that “One of my many very fancy hobbies is taking photographs of mainly myself but I promise I’m not a total narcissist.”
Body Boarders, Surfers and Swimmers Dive Underwater to Seek Refuge from Powerful Waves in Underwater Series
Photographer Mark Tipple tries to capture with his camera the struggle between man and the overwhelming power of waves in the shores his native Australia. Called the Underwater Project, his book shows body boarders, surfers, and swimmers going below the surface to seek refuge from the powerful waves.
Monstrosities are sometimes a matter of perception, and even more so of visual perspective. Photographer Jimmy Kong demonstrates this as he has captures an amazing series of macro photos showing spiders that are staring directly into the camera with their bulbous eyes. If you did not know that these were tiny little spiders, one could swear that these creatures were straight out of some sci-fi movie writer’s imagination.