Self-taught photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) is drawn into the night where he often finds himself camped next to his tripod, waiting hours for an exposure of a frozen coastal scene or a dark and brooding forest.
Many of his images are composites of two photos taken from the same location, a shorter exposure of the sky merged with a significantly longer exposure of the ground which is then manipulated in Lightroom.
Lagerstedt is extremely open about his process, sharing tutorials and blog posts about how he works on his website.
You can also follow him on Instagram.
See more Images via Expansive Finnish Landscapes Photographed by Mikko Lagerstedt | Colossal.
The streets of Padua Italy are filled with playful silhouettes by local street artist Kenny Random. Kenny, whose real name is Andrea Coppo has been practicing the art form since the eighties, and over the years his style has ranged from anthropomorphic figures, stenciled silhouettes and a myriad of cartoon characters which interact with each other.
Most of his work is displayed in the historical parts of Padua and has been well preserved, even when buildings were being reconstructed.
In 2007 and 2012, his paintings were exhibited and warmly received at the Cultural Centre Altinate in San Gaetano.
He continues to “gift” his art of murals to the people of Padua and the travelers that come through the city.
Check out more of his work at his site and facebook.
See more via Silhouettes Play on the Streets of Padua.
Longyearbyen is in the far-flung Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, known for its views of the northern lights,
In her series This Is Not Real Life, photographer Dominika Gesicka celebrates the stark beauty of the Svalbard archipelago.
She describes life in Longyearbyen: ‘In the winter time it is completely dark, but in the summer the sun never sets … Although it is difficult to regard it the best place to live, many people fall in love with it at first sight’
by Maria Popova
Down the rabbit-hole, Moomin-style.
As a lifelong lover of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, I was thrilled to discover one of its most glorious creative permutations over the past century and a half came from none other than beloved Swedish-speaking Finnish artist Tove Jansson.
In 1959, three years before the publication of her gorgeous illustrations for The Hobbit and nearly two decades after her iconic Moomin characters were born, Jansson was commissioned to illustrate a now-rare Swedish edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (public library), crafting a sublime fantasy experience that fuses Carroll’s Wonderland with Jansson’s Moomin Valley.