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 portfolio of Stockholm-based artist duo Inka Lindegard and Niclas Holmstrom is filled with beautifully clean, slightly oddball photographs like these ones from their recent show, Watching Humans Watching. For the show, the pair captured epic landscapes populated by isolated tourists taking in the scenery, like wildlife photography with humans instead of animals. The photographs depict......read more
In 1977, John Pfahl pushed the field of landscape photography forward with his landmark series "Altered Landscapes." For the collection, Pfahl physically intervened in landscapes before shooting them, dishing up some poignant environmental commentary in the process. Over thirty years later, Pfahl echoes those works with “Métamorphoses de la Terre," only this time the......read more
Samantha Casolari's career as a photographer occurred by coincidence. Born in Italy, Casolari moved to Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20 on a student exchange. Overwhelmed by culture shock, Casolari took refuge in the library, where she spent long hours pouring over photography books. Those lonely days inspired a new career shooting photos. Now living in Brooklyn, Casolari works as a......read more
As an architecture student at Harvard, Alex MacLean took a community planning course that exposed him to the practice of aerial photography. Inspired by the human-imposed grids and patterns he saw from the sky, MacLean pursued his pilot's licence and has since become one of America's preeminent sky photographers, having shot over much of the country and co-authored several books exploring the......read more
Aerial photography and environmentalism go hand-in-hand. What better way to witness human impact on the planet than through panoramic shots from the sky. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is maybe the world's the best known aerial photographer, a man whose art is inextricably linked to ecological consciousness. "My fondness for nature goes back to childhood, but it was as an adult that I became an......read more
The coastline of North America is one of the most expansive on Earth, extending from the North Pole to the southern tropics. Like other shorelines around the world, it could be completely transformed by climate change. For By Sea, Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe trained his camera on the continent's perimeter, capturing an idyllic coast in advance of cataclysmic climatic upheaval. Connaroe's......read more
While on assignment in southern Africa for The Greenbook Guide, London-based travel photog and writer Tina Hillier found time to produce a powerful and compelling collection of personal travel photos. Delicate and lyrical, "Under African Skies" nicely captures the mysterious allure of the plateau continent. "I try and take images that represent something I'm drawn to, to translate or......read more
Were it not for a skin affliction, Emma Parry may never have gotten into photography. "My first memory of wanting a camera and taking photos was when i was about 8 or 9," she says. "It was a little plastic fugii 35mm camera with an awful orange cow print over it, and my mum said she’d buy it for me if I would stop itching my eczema." Emma's dermatological loss is our eyeballs'......read more