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Lightning is one of the most spectacular, if not violent of events nature can unleash in the skies. To the photographer who patiently waits, some amazing images of these magnificent occurrences can be captured. Unfortunately, for the lightning photography enthusiast, Craig Shimala has raised the bar ridiculously high. Shimala’s astonishing luck brought to him a literal triple threat, in not one, nor two, but three simultaneous lightning strikes caught in-camera.
Freelance photographer Zdenek Sindelar, who also goes by the moniker CuriousZed, has earned his reputation in the photography community by paying special and meticulous attention to detail in every image he creates. He also holds sway to the belief that in each image created there is a story to be told.
Chris Burkard has built a reputation as an innovative artist whose work has the capacity to seize the viewer into the moment. Burkard has developed a trademark style and composition that is distinctly his, allowing viewers to instantly know his work. Over the years he has visited countless surf destinations and has shared his highlight reel in a new short film.
For many who are able to conceive, the alternative of adoption is something they will never have to consider. Adoption has been an option to parenthood that has opened so many doors for those otherwise not able to be with child. While there is no biological connection in such a relationship, the bond between parent and child is no less powerful and intense. Kate T. Parker documents the beauty of adoption in her collection called Blended.
What initially drew you toward the niche of conceptual underwater photography?
I’ve always had a great love for water. My siblings and I grew up on a yacht club and we could sail before we could ride a bike. Spending my time in or around water has always been second nature to me. Sadly I now hardly sail or ski anymore, but the water is still in my blood. During my studies I was drawn to concepts of flight and transformation and I kept trying to find ways to get my models off the ground. These concepts brought me back to looking at the inherent and often polar qualities of water – weightlessness, freedom and captivity, growth and suffocation, life and death. The only difference between these extremes is the situation or mind-set (be it spiritual or physical) of the individual involved. My personal work still carries some of these characteristics, but I have to admit that I sometimes get carried away with aesthetics. I am glad however, that it never takes too long before I return to what it is that drew me in the first place.
Dogs are just an endless source of enjoyment and entertainment, and their abilities are certainly not limited to just land-based activities. Award-winning photographer Seth Casteel shot some images capturing the very instant some sporting dogs come in contact with water, coming up with dramatic results.