L.A. photog snaps his muse in a field of yellow
In our humble opinion, pavement-pounding urban dwellers are always well-served by leaving the city and reconnecting with nature. Quinn Tivey agrees. The L.A.-based photographer and stalwart SHFT bro frequently heads into the wilds in search of new images and experiences.
"To lose yourself in someplace wild and untouched by our human development is a sobering experience," Quinn says. "It helps to evoke an awareness of our history and our place on earth."
Quinn had been told that when the Spanish first arrived on the California coast, they wrote of fields of mustard flowers taller than a man on horseback. So when his ex-girlfriend said she wanted to go for an adventure and that the adventure had to include flowers, they decided to go on a quest for the giant mustard flowers. The results are these endearing photos of a pretty blonde traipsing through a field of yellow wild flowers. Hard to argue with that.
The springtime bloom of sakura (ornamental cherry blossoms) is one of nature's most dazzling spectacles. Kobe-based photographer Takeshi Suga adds some wooziness to the equation with "Sakuramadelica 2012," a collection of super-saturated, dream-like shots of cherry blossoms in full bloom. The effects are slightly disorienting, as the familiar springtime sight is presented in a blurry and surreal......read more
Since 2007, Carl de Keyzer has been traveling around Europe's various coastlines, shooting pictures of decaying fortifications along the shore. The crumbling walls and ruined bunkers offer a telling symbol for mankind's response to global warming. The photos are collected in a new book, Moments Before The Flood, which takes an abstract yet powerful look at the threat of flooding caused by......read more
As any non-skater attempting to ollie can attest, skateboarding is hard. There's nothing remotely natural about operating a mobile plank with your feet. This two-minute video from Adam Shomsky shows just how truly insane skateboarding really is. Shot with a Redlake N3 high-speed camera at 1,000 frames per second, Shomsky captures skaters throwing down rare flat ground tricks in suuuuuuper......read more
We're not shy about sharing our love for time-lapse videos around here, but this one stands head and shoulders above 99 percent of them. It's actually a trailer for an hour-long film, TimeScapes, shot by photographer Tom Lowe over two years throughout the American Southwest. Lowe took it to the next level by shooting in 4k resolution. To get a sense of how intensely detailed that is, regular old......read more
Deep in California's Mojave Desert, construction is well underway on a solar power plant that may eventually generate enough electricity for 140,000 homes. When it's completed next year, the $2.2 billion, 3,600-acre Ivanpah solar thermal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world, with nearly 350,000 mirrors reflecting light onto boilers, creating steam to power turbines and generate......read more
In this photo project commissioned by the women's fashion mavens at Aritzia, globetrotting photographer Randy Martin continues with his gorgeous depictions of lonely figures in epic landscapes [previously]. The project took Randy and one of his best friends to far-away lands such as Kashmir, a place that Indians call "Paradise on Earth." As he explains: It's not frequented by tourists, and as......read more
If you read new school arty blogs like Dazed Digital and Booooooom!, then you've probably seen -- and obviously loved -- Beth Hoeckel's mind-bending mixed-media collages. It's amazing work. But with summer here and our wanderlust in full effect, it's Beth's gorgeous travel photography that recently caught our eye. From her base in Baltimore, Beth hits the road often, shooting her adventures on......read more
Here's some technicolor reverie from the lens of photographer Robert Moses Joyce, whose "Orange Bubblegum" portfolio series is what we imagine a mystical dream quest looks like. Full of trippy double exposures and psychedelic washes of color, the haunting and hazy film photos harken the classic video for "Fool's Gold" by The Stone Roses. Asked what he loves about photography, Robert had......read more