Category Archives: Photography

Yakushima–The Forest Spirit: Photos by Raphael Olivier – Faith is Torment

Beautiful and fairytale-like photos of the forests of Yakushima Island, Japan by Singapore-based photographer Raphael Olivier. Located off the southernmost point of the Japanese island of Kyushu, the remote and isolated setting is home to one of the best-preserved moderate … Continue reading

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Hibernation IV: Photos by Oystein Sture Aspelund – Faith is Torment

This ongoing series entitled Hibernation by Trondheim-based photographer Oystein Sture Aspelund investigates the “subconsciousness and the sometimes grey boundary between truth and fiction.” Based on real places and events, the project uses man and his relationship to the landscape as an … Continue reading

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Afro Beauty Brought to Life in Photographer Luke Nugent’s Lavish Hair Portraiture – Colossal

British photographer Luke Nugent captures a wide range of style, beauty, and personal expression in his creative photo shoots, for which he often works with London-based hair stylist Lisa Farrall. Nugent highlights women of color in his varied series, from … Continue reading

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A Rare Glimpse at a Deserted Great Wall of China Captured by Andres Gallardo Albajar

This past February architectural photographer Andres Gallardo Albajar traveled to the Great Wall of China where he was able to take in a rare sight—one of the seven wonders of the world without a single soul to be seen. Albajar … Continue reading

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This Must Be the Place: Photos by Brendon Burton

A series on abandoned and forgotten places shot around the world by visual artist Brendon Burtonbased in Portland, Oregon. The moody and cinematic photos makes you want to know the history of these houses and buildings that have been left to … Continue reading

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Over 30,000 Negatives Discovered in Russian Artist’s Attic Reveal a Lifetime of Hidden Photography

Russian artist and theater critic Masha Ivashintsova  (1942-2000) lived a secret life as a photographer, taking over 30,000 photographs in her lifetime without ever showing a soul. It wasn’t until years after her death in 2000 that her daughter Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan … Continue reading

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MFON Celebrates the Work of Black Women Photographers

Long excluded from mainstream histories, this anthology is giving women photographers of African descent a platform to tell their stories. Source: MFON Celebrates the Work of Black Women Photographers

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Macro photos of South African seeds by photographer Dillon Marsh based in Cape Town. The seeds look completely alien with bare hooks and barbs designed to latch onto the fur or fleece of passing animals, while others grow sharp spikes intended to … Continue reading

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Soft Shells: A Portrait Series That Presents Subjects in Every Piece of Their Wardrobe by Libby Oliver

Photographer Libby Oliver is fascinated by clothing’s power to both reveal and obscure our identity and desires. Her portrait series Soft Shells explores this tendency to visually represent our personality through garments and accessories, while also using these tools to mask our insecurities from … Continue reading

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Highlights from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist [20 Photos]- Colossal

Culled from nearly 320,000 entries from more than 200 countries, the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards (previously) have announced their shortlist of winners. We’ve selected highlights from several categories, ranging from architecture and travel to contemporary issues and portraiture. Winners will … Continue reading

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