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Typically, we are all predisposed to seeing the stark white polar bear depicted against a glaringly icy white background, but photographer, Sylvain Cordier has different ideas. Instead we have these pictures of the huge creatures set against a background of warm colors and hues. They are shown against backdrops of almost tropical-like, vibrant colors of reds, yellows and oranges.
In your bio, you mentioned that you became interested in photo-manipulation in 2004, three years before you started taking photos. What made you decide to explore photography?
I could never find suitable images, so I had to shoot my own. But even then, the photos didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, which is why I decided to study photography. From then on, photography became more important and interesting to me than photo-manipulations.
Some statistics have insomnia with the following numbers:
- 20%-40% of all adults suffer from insomnia in the course of any given year
- 1 out of every 3 people has insomnia at some point during their lives
- In excess of 70 million people in the US alone suffer from disorders of wakefulness and sleep, and out of that statistic, some 60% are afflicted with a chronic disorder
These are very high numbers, which point to the fact that just about all of us, have suffered from some kind of insomnia at some point in our lives. Arnaud Montagard, a 22 year old photographer based in Paris explores the world of the nocturnal. Those souls that lie awake or who have to stay awake as the rest of the world is asleep.
Photographer Sebastiao Salgado is never one to do a project that is anything less than remarkable. His latest project called Genesis, exemplifies that work ethic and it is a truly profound body of work. It is made up of more than 200 prints chosen from eight years of work that were shot across several continents in 32 countries. It is definitely photography on an impressive scale, and leaves one viewing it in awe.