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Sean Lynch's Otherwordly New York

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Surreal infrared photographs depict the city in hot pink and cobalt blue

New York photographer Sean Lynch uses infrared film to render his surroundings in an unearthly manner. Using Kodak Ektachrome--a professional infrared film that was discontinued six years ago--Lynch transforms everyday views into surreal scenes, with hot pink plantlife popping out against icy blue skies. The above slideshow features images he shot since the fall in New York City, as well as......read more

Site Specific: Aerial Photographs by Olivo Barbieri

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Ten-year project chronicles the world's cities from above

Site Specific is a summary of Olivo Barbieri’s ten-year project to record the world’s cities in aerial photographs. The book offers a thrilling survey of thirty-six cities throughout the world. At the same time, it presents a narrative of Barbieri’s evolving approach to photography and his ideas about the nature of the medium. Presented chronologically, the photographs begin......read more

Photographs of City Parks by Emilie Vialet

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Hazy images explore the intersection of the natural and the manmade

The history of urban parks can be traced to the mid-1800s, when industralization and the spread of cities began to prohibit recreational visits to the countryside. Today, despite the fact that they often take radically different forms (like the High Line in NYC), urban parks serve the same fundamental purpose: providing open and recreation space in cities. They are places where......read more

Andrew Lyman: Fleeted Happenings

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Ghostly, double-exposed photographs depict people as faint memories

Fleeted Happenings is a collection of images by Andrew Lyman depicting light-lined silhouettes of people in dimly lit, natural landscapes. The series explores "the transcendence of memory through time in relation to space," says the Savannah, Georgia-based photographer. In the pictures, the people appear as translucent figures, barely visible but for the light that defines their shapes. The......read more

Jessica Backhaus: I Wanted To See The World

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These watery photographs portray Venice as you've never seen it before

Along with New York City and Paris, the Italian city of Venice is probably one of the most photographed cities in the world. There is no corner of the City of Water than hasn't been caught on camera and put on the internet. But with this series, Berlin-based photographer Jessica Backhaus has managed to depict the city in a totally non-cliché -- not to mention beautiful -- way. To do so,......read more

Thomas Struth: Paradise

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Primeval forests documented in Prix Pictet-nominated photographs

German photographer Thomas Struth is among the artists generally credited with establishing photography as a major medium in fine art. The former Gerhard Richter student made the shift from paintbrush to camera in 1976, beginning a long career documenting street scenes, landscapes and plantlife. For his Prix Pictet-nominated series, Paradise, Struth traveled to Australia, Japan, China,......read more

Olaf Otto Becker: Broken Line

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Astoundingly beautiful photographs of a Nordic environment in flux

Olaf Otto Becker's photographic interest in Nordic landscapes began in 1999, when he first traveled to Iceland. On that trip, he snapped a picture of a retreating glacier. When he returned three years later, the glacier was gone. Between 2003 and 2006, Becker made a series of solo expeditions in an inflatable Zodiac along the west coast of Greenland, whose rapidly melting ice sheet is proof......read more

Debora Mittelstaedt: Iceland

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Heartmeltingly beautiful photographs of the Nordic island nation

Continuing our ongoing obsession with Iceland -- the land of bubbling lava, geothermal energy, and beautiful people with blue eyes -- these muted travel pics offer a beautiful glimpse at the northern island nation. They were shot by Debora Mittelstaedt, who was raised in Cologne, Germany and studied photography at University of Essen before settling in New York City in......read more

Quinn Tivey: Nature Photographs

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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.......read more

Ryan McGinley: Photographs

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Star NYC photographer shoots the freedom of youth

Scrolling Booooooom recently, it dawned on us that we've never posted any Ryan McGinley photos on here. There's no excuse for that, so here you are, a few naked-people-in-nature shots from his portfolio. Not much you can say about McGinley that hasn't already been said, but The Fox Is Black found a nice little excerpt from a controversial 2007 NY Mag article on the downtown NYC art scene......read more

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