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A Day in California

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Ryan Killackey's time-lapse portrait of the Golden State

We're suckers for good time-lapse photography. And when the subject is our home state, well, we can't not post it. Husband and wife team Ryan and Sheri Killackey spent more than a year shooting over 10,000 photos of locations around California, then wove them together to create this stunning ode to the Golden State. Only a month after uploading it to Vimeo, it already has 675,000 views. Asked by......read more

Times Like This

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Sertac Yuksel's portrait of Istanbul

With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, Istanbul is one of the world's most extraordinary places, with a cosmopolitan character shaped by the influence of three distinct continents. With "Times Like This," Istanbul resident Sertac Yuksel captures the unique flavor of this diverse city. Says the filmmaker: "Shot over a couple of days on the streets of Istanbul. I took my camera,......read more

A Year on the Road: Where No One Goes

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Portraits of a modern ruin by Emily Caldwell

"Something went wrong." said the lonely trailer.   Along the dry creek bed and weed choked rocks lay remnants of a past life- bottles and metal thrown around like wreckage after a tornado.   Brenda and I could see the trailer from the desolate highway we were rambling down. From a distance it all screamed horror stories and tv dramas. Still, drawn to it like two moths to a giant......read more

Eyes As Big As Plates

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Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth create portraits of seniors communing with nature

"Eyes As Big As Plates" is a fun series of works from Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth, who depict seniors wearing costumes made of organic, scavenged materials. The project  explores concepts related to folklore and myth, connecting the human subjects back to the Earth. The artists explain in a statement: Each image will present a solitary......read more

The Unseen Sea

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Simon Christen's stunning time lapse portrait of San Francisco.

How can you bummed about fog when it looks this good? Shot by Simon Christen over the course of a year, these stunning time-lapse images capture the Bay Area in all its fog-drenched majesty. Nicely scored by "Mary's Song" from Nick Cave. Check out the waves of fog rolling over the hills at 2:00. Crazy beautiful. ...read more

Sweetgrass Trailer

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Cassette tape pop music portraiture from Erika Iris Simmons.

New documentary, which follows shepherds driving their stock through breathtaking Montana terrain, is described in the New York Times as "the first essential movie of this young year." ...read more

Rare

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Neat promo short for Joel Satore's new book of endangered animal portraits.

In 'Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species,' Sartore presents 80 iconic photographs of creatures disappearing from America’s landscape. Published with National Geographic, the book represents a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act. You can buy the book at Powell's....read more

Anna Mia Davidson: Stewards Of The Land

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Stirring portraits of sustainable farmers in the Pacific Northwest

Anna Mia Davidson is an acclaimed documentary photographer whose editorial clients include The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Anna's personal interest in sustainability and rural America led her to travel around the Pacific Northwest, shooting farmers of organic food.   "These individuals represent the resurgence of sustainable farmers in the Pacific Northwest, who are passionate,......read more

Ethereal Nature Photos from Li Hui

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Chinese photographer creates evocative portraits -- without revealing anyone's face

For someone with no formal training who's only been shooting photos for a couple years, Li Hui sure knows how to make a nice picture. The Chinese artist takes expertly-rendered, soft focus photos of her friends in natural settings. They're portraits, but you never see the subjects' faces. She says it's because she's too shy to look them in the face. "I think people change their faces too fast......read more

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