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Pardon the comment, but for just a moment, can we please have a brief respite from all the’ surreal’, ‘ethereal’, ‘other worldly’ and ‘dream-like’ pictures out there. While we are all curious and perplexed by the subconscious, there are times when we would also rather just dwell on the mundane, ordinary stuff. In fact there are days when just being silly for its own sake suffices. This perhaps what appeals so much about photographer Romain Laurent’s series.
Crane Operator’s Stunning Aerial Photography Shot from the New Shanghai Tower, the Second Tallest Building in the World
Perhaps the one thing that prevents many of us from experiencing spectacular views of the world is a fear of heights. Acrophobia arguably afflicts most of us in varying degrees. This may be also why there is such a fascination with extremely lofty perspectives. Wei Gensheng apparently is not one of those who fears heights. In fact, he is a crane operator on the Shanghai Tower, a structure that is being touted as the second tallest building in the world once finished, second only to the now famous Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which proclaimed itself as the “Tallest Building in the World” during its opening four year ago on January 4, 2010.
Braving incredible heights certainly has its perks. If you happen to be a photographer, such bravado can afford you some rather unique views of the world other lensmen would be hard-pressed to come –up with. Photographer Ronnie Yip knows this all too well, as his sense of adventure as an artist urged him to climb a high rise construction site to shoot photos of Toronto while in the grip of a deep freeze.
Photographer Zhang Ning is lucky to have the bounty and richness of her native China to shoot. Her photos of south-west China’s rustic and mountainous terrain are so vivid with color that it almost seems unreal. From a distance, Zhang Nings images capture the stunning perfection of the steep layered farmland of south-west China, very much looking like a beautiful flower garden bed in a prolific gardener’s backyard.
We place great demands on our smartphones, and the iPhone’s is perhaps one of the most stressed and stretched among the smartphone gadgets. Perhaps the most used and abused multi-tasking feature of our ubiquitous smartphone is arguably the camera. When it comes to the iPhone, its camera has seen many improvements over the years, and is often times the most anticipated feature upgrade to new models of its various incarnations. Having said that, well, here we go again.
With Christmas just over, it isn’t far-fetched to assume that images of Santa Claus are still fresh in most people’s minds. Perhaps a character just as enigmatic as Santa would be the mermaid. Stories of this sea bound beauty have captivated us for centuries, and children are especially taken by tales of this ocean creature that is half-fish, half woman. Czech photographer Hana Vojackova is obviously one such individual, with the difference of having a camera to bring images of imagined mermaids to life. She calls the series Milk & Sea.