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The Disney Dream Portrait Series is a remarkable collection of photographs staged and shot for the Walt Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line’s “Year of a Million Dreams” campaign. No less than the quintessential portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz was brought onboard for the project. To do justice to the work of Leibovitz, some star power was also solicited; completing what is nothing less than perhaps the most extraordinary series ever photographed of these iconic Disney characters.
Florida is world-renowned for many things; as a tourist spot, the festive beaches, a strong Hispanic presence, hi-rise condominiums as well as the Backstreet Boys. However, not spoken much about is the state’s biodiversity which is extraordinary. Florida features countless amazing ecosystems, from the delicate springs and pure rivers of the north to the south’s Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park. Florida boasts of saltwater and freshwater marshes, wet and dry prairies, acres of primeval swamp, hardwood hammocks and even mangrove forests. Photographer Karen Glaser knows all too well that these marvelous ecosystems should be documented, which is what she does in her collection called Springs.
While you may easily think these are abstract works by some modern artist, they are not. What these images are, are in fact farthest from that. These are pictures of, believe it or not, alcoholic drinks as seen under the scrutinizing eye of a microscope. Scientist Michael Davidson came across these visuals and wanted to share the delightful images he saw under a microscope and partnered with BevShots to realize this. Bevshots produced this series of booze shots (pardon the pun) at the Florida State University’s chemistry labs.
Talk of the elderly and we usually have these pre-conceived ideas of inactive and laidback people who would rather spend a leisurely afternoon chatting about old memories or taking a sedate stroll around the park. We also think of the word ‘wise’ right away whenever we hear of senior citizens.
Well as far as some elderly residents in Germany are concerned, they aren’t going to be pigeonholed into those stereotypes. Rather than conform to what people expect them to look like or be doing, the group decided to embark on a project that defies the usual conventions of what you would expect from the senior age bracket.
Artist Zoltan Bekefy is quite into landscape and fine art photography. He is extremely passionate about the monochromatic medium and minimalism, which prevalently shows in his work, Less is More. The aforementioned is the title of a stunning series of photographs by the Ireland-based Bekefy. Captured immaculately in black and white and using full dramatic contrasts, Bekefy’s images have an enigmatic quality to them.