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Disaster Dioramas by Lori Nix

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Brooklyn-based artist/photographer envisions a post-apocalyptic world

Growing up in tornado-prone western Kansas, Lori Nix witnessed her fair share of natural disasters. Add to that her childhood interest in disaster movies and we have a women who says she may be "a little obsessed" with the apocalypse. In her latest series, "The City," the photojournalist-turned-artist imagines a post-apocalyptic urban environment that is emptied of human......read more

Hungry in America

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Production starts on important doc investigating the American hunger problem.

Thanks to the obesity epidemic and the fact that the average American supermarket holds approximately 45,000 different items, the assumption is that Americans as a people are well-fed, and then some. In fact, the truth is quite the opposite. Nearly 50 million Americans, 17 million of them children, go hungry every day. And the problem isn’t a scarcity of food, but a gross mismanagement of......read more

Hotel Nowhere - KAMTCHATKA

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Nixon Surf Challenge, stunning Man vs Nature imagery

Each year, Nixon organise one of the wildest and remote surf contests on the planet.  Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press. An unexpected quest, one where the only enemy is yourself and your best ally is nature, in its rawest, purest form. In June......read more

One Man's 40-Day Trip Across New Zealand

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From German Photographer Florian Wenzel

German photographer Florian Wenzel recently spent 40 days traveling through New Zealand, taking in its gorgeous landscape. Wenzel not only returned home with unforgettable memories, but a set of breathtaking photographs that demonstrate why New Zealand is a photographer's paradise. Wenzel's voyage was inspired by photographers he met while traveling through Iceland, who regaled him......read more

I’m not really against food coloring, but I’ll happily go the natural route when possible. There are so many amazing colors in food — so why not use them? There are some brands that are now selling natural food colorings, but I love to DIY. There are a few points to keep in mind if you want to try it yourself at home. 1. Choose the source of color Sources for natural......read more

Rachel Sussman: The Oldest Living Things in the World

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Exploring the living past in the fleeting present

For nearly a decade, Rachel Sussman has been researching and traveling the globe in search of it's oldest inhabitants. Sussman begins at 'year zero' and works back from there. Working with leading scientists, she has captured everything from multi-millenial trees to half-million-year-old bacteria. Traveling from Antarctica to the Australian Outback, Sussman has artfully catalogued these ancient......read more

Exploring Nature with Jared Chambers

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Emergent LA-based photographer ventures outdoors to capture spectacular images of nature

We would like to take a moment to thank Illusion for introducing us to the photography of Jared Chambers because wow, this is some mind-boggingly beautiful stuff. The 27-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent his summers in Montana, regularly ventures to the wilderness to shoot sublime natural landscapes. Whether it's sunlight beaming......read more

Jason Florio: River Gambia Expedition

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Stirring photos document a threatened way of life along the Gambia River

Jason Florio and his wife, Helen Jones-Florio, had already traveled the Republic of Gambia extensively when they decided to walk around the entirety of it in 2009. The 600-mile walk stands as the first recorded circumnavigation of the West African country by foot. As such, they know Gambia better than most, so when they heard of plans to dam the Gambia River on the Senegal-Guinea......read more

Waste-to-Energy Milestone Reached

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Florida-based plant is the first to produce commercial quantities of ethanol from wood waste and other nonfood vegetative matter

In what could prove to be a landmark development for waste energy technology, a chemical company announced this week that is has produced commercial quantities of ethanol from nonfood vegetative matter, including wood waste. The company, INEOS Bio, is a subsidiary of the European oil and chemical company INEOS. It produced the fuel at its Indian River BioEnergy Center in Vero Beach, Fla. From......read more

A Year on the Road: Over the Border

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Exploring Agua Prieta, Mexico after dark

Like many people, I have an innate fascination with international borders --  what they represent and what they separate. Perhaps driving across the border into Mexico at dusk for a scenic drive isn't the best idea, but I have had worse.  These images were collected through an evening in March 2013 across the US border at Douglas, AZ. Once across the border, I took off rambling through......read more

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