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Robin Friend: Belly of the Whale

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Sublime pics explore our relationship with earth.

The photographic work of London-based Aussie Robin Friend examines the uneasy relationship between man and nature. Friend's "Belly of the Whale" refers to the Biblical story of Jonah swallowed by the whale, revisits sublime, archetypal images that resonate throughout human history (the white horse, the shipwreck), and twisting them to present new moods and meanings, a sort of......read more

J. Henry Fair: Abstraction of Destruction

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A photographer goes skyward to capture "industrial scars."

Like a good war photojournalist, J. Henry Fair stops at nothing to capture his image. In his case, the battle being waged is between industrial forces and the earth. The muckracking photographer takes to the sky in planes and helicopters, flying over enemy lines to shoot eerily beautiful pictures of polluted landscapes. The resulting images evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings, hence the......read more

Helen Korpak: Anna

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Blonde friend plays muse for Finnish photographer

At 22 years old, Helsinki-based photographer Helen Korpak is establishing herself as an emerging artist to watch. The young talent's "Anna" series captures her friend and muse in various beautiful settings, made all the more attractive by the person holding the camera. Korpak, who currently studies at Aalto University, Korpak says of her work that she has created "a map of the emotions in......read more

Moody Painterly Photos

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Photographs by Kristoffer Axen

We’ve seen lots of hyperrealistic paintings that enable a painted image to appear to be a photograph, but does it work the other way around? With the camera in the hands of photographer Kristoffer Axen it certainly does. His photographs truly feel as if they were paintings.  With the help of dark filters, and otherworldly lighting, he creates the illusion of gloomy, ominous rainy......read more

The Edge: Photographs by Tamara Dean

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Painterly images of youths in nature

In her series The Edge, Sydney-based photographer Tamara Dean trains her lens on young people cavorting in natural settings in Australia and upstate New York. The carefully composed scenes explore the informal rites of passage created by young people in relationship with the natural world. "Throughout, nature is much more than a mere setting," writes critic Gregory Volk. "Instead, it is a......read more

Manmade Land: Photos by Siebe Swart

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Aerial photographs of Dutch waterworks

As global temperatures continue their upward trajectory, rising seas are an imminent threat for low-lying countries like Holland. The famously waterlogged nation is at the vanguard of innovation in water management, employing groundbreaking tactics to protect human settlements and maintain coastal land. In Manmade Land, Dutch photographer Siebe Swart shows his country's struggles with rising......read more

The Images of Clemens Fantur

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Vienna-based photographer photographs people in nature

The Vienna-based photographer focuses mainly on natural subjects, putting nature and people in the center of his works. He has a keen eye for light and composition, producing beautiful and strong pictures.  In the artists words: “What I really like about taking pictures is this certain feeling, when you can see and feel a photo coming up, when situations are developing and turning......read more

Mixed Media Works by Aliza Razell

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Paint-splattered photographs born from a 'burning need to create'

With what she calls "a burning need to create," 19-year-old Finnish artist Aliza Razell experiments with multiple media to create spellbinding self-portraits. For these works, spotted on Colossal, she used digital software to merge self-portrait photography with watercolor painting, and the results are pretty cool.  The pictures come from two of her latest series. The first,......read more

Andy Sewell: The Heath

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Evocative photographs of London's ancient urban park

With a history dating back over 1000 years, Hampstead Heath is an ancient urban park that has evolved into one of London's most beloved green spaces. At 790 acres, the heath is a sizable piece of (managed) nature in the heart of the city. Local photographer Andy Sewell brilliantly captures the serenity of the space in The Heath, an atmospheric series of images collected in a book of the same......read more

Christopher Payne: Textiles

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Striking photographs of a vanishing American industry

Trained as an architect, Christopher Payne today practices as a photographer specializing in forgotten buildings and relics of industry. From mental hospitals and power substations to obsolete factories, Payne works the neglected corners of the American landscape. His Textiles series examines--you guessed it--the northeastern textile industry, which since the late 20th century has been decimated......read more

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