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Just discovered the work of German photographer Bernd Edgar Wichmann. His portfolio is chalk-full of accomplished commercial work for dozens of brands, agencies, and magazines, but it’s his landscape work shown above that’s truly inspiring to me. It’s as if his camera is hovering in the sky above the images he shoots. (via Beware)...read more

Gato Heroi Surfboards Photographed by David Black

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California longboard shaper profiled in support of earthquake relief in Japan

Robin Kegel is the founder and board shaper at Gato Heroi, a DIY surf company getting plenty of love in the surf scene and beyond for its innovative approach to longboarding. The name Gato Heroi means "cat hero," Kegel's response to hotdoggers flailing about in the water with leashes (most Gato Heroi boards have no leashes). Big time director/photographer David Black shot these pics of Kegel at......read more

Brad Temkin: Rooftop

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Chicago photog documents green spaces in bloom on city rooftops

Brad Temkin has been documenting human impact on the contemporary landscape for over 30 years. For Rooftop, his latest series, the Chicago-based photographer chronicles the burgeoning green roof movement taking place on top of city buildings all over the world. The beautifully-composed, large-format photos serve as exemplary records of the cultural shift towards sustainable......read more

Terrific Travel Photos by Amanda Marsalis

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Stunning travel shots from the globe-trotting Los Angeles photographer

Amanda Marsalis doesn't like to stay still for long. The LA-based photographer says she spends more time on planes and in airports than she does at home. And she has the pictures to prove it. These photos, taken from her Travel One and Travel Two series, capture scenes from her regular wanderings around the world. Pretty amazing stuff.   Be sure to check out the full size pics in all......read more

Jim Mangan: Color'd

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Intrepid photog takes his naked-people-in-nature motif to colorful new heights

There is no greater freedom than being buck naked in the middle of nowhere. Ask Jim Mangan. The photographer and filmmaker is making a habit of capturing the naked-in-nature feeling on film. Last year's Winter's Children project featured the former pro snowboarder's friends shredding the Idaho backwoods on vintage snowboards, clad only in Native blankets. (You can cop the "Winter's......read more

Photos of Icelandic Volcanoes

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Soft-hued landscape photography by Marcel Musil

One day we'll knock Iceland off of our travel bucket list. Until then, we'll have to make do with these photos, which pretty much fulfill our vision of what it looks like, minus the strangely beautiful, blue-eyed inhabitants. Shot by Czech travel photographer Marcel Musil, the pics capture the island nation's volcanic mountain landscape in all its pastel splendor. Timely too, with Iceland's......read more

Aerial Farm Photos by Edward Burtynsky

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Shot from the sky, the farmlands of northeastern Spain look like abstract paintings.

In June 2010, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky headed to the remote and dry Monegros region of northeastern Spain, where he hired a helicopter pilot and took to the sky to shoot pictures of the topography below. The results, featured in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, are stunning images of farmland patterns that could easily pass as abstract art.   “You can still see a little......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-1-11

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Photos of a (for real) hellhole, airplanes and climate change, shop for Japan, and more.

Welcome to Hell! No literally, welcome to hell. Shop for Japan: Ladies of New York City, hit up the Bowery Hotel this weekend for Fashion Girls for Japan sale. Tons of great brands involved. (via Loomstate) Limited edition, er, dish soap: Ecover provides proof that nothing is safe from the "limited edition" artist treatment.  How rewarding! The CEO of GoDaddy calls hunting endangered......read more

Landscapes of the Imagination

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Swinspeed's stock photo composites make for beautiful digital art.

Swinspeed is a digital artist and matte painter who uses stock photography to composite epic and surreal landscapes. His Flickr photostream is chalk full of beautiful compositions that evoke solitude and foreboding. At only 23, Swinspeed is a creative guy of many talents; digital art is just something he does for fun while he pursues his passion for automotive design. Someone give this guy a job!...read more

Thomas Struth

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German photographer lifts the veil on unseen industrial spaces.

Like his countryman Andreas Gursky, German photographer Thomas Struth uses large format photos to document the social and environmental history of our time. In his new collection, on view until June 19 at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, Struth lifts the veil on hidden industrial and scientific spaces, confronting the viewer with clean, clinical images of places and things that are typically......read more

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