Alone in Finland.

Photographer Tiina Törmänen likes to be alone when she shoots … really, really alone. For her most recent series, she drove out into Finland’s frigid wilderness to take stunning self-portraits under the Northern Lights. She calls the project Wanderer, aptly named given the stark and beautiful loneliness of her photos. Törmänen started the series while […]

Surreal Inspired Images by Johansson.

We’ve always enjoyed Erik Johansson’s surreal photo-manipulations. Here is a collection of his Escheresque “paradoxical geometry” optical illusions… via petapixel via Juxtapoz Magazine – Erik Johansson’s Escher-Inspired Photomanipulations.

Fire Runs, the Catalans.

Photograph by Anibal Trejo, National Geographic Your Shot Firecrackers douse raucous revelers in a steady stream of sparks during a celebration of Correfoc, or “fire runs,” in Sant Quintí de Mediona, Spain. A Catalan tradition, the festival features groups of participants known as “devils” running wild among the narrow streets, igniting fireworks along the way. […]

Bargara, a place to call Home.

Photo by Sevgi Kahverengi · · From Pic of the Week Every day is just so beautiful. Lucky to live in such a great place. Bargara is a coastal town in Queensland. The town lies 384 kilometres north of Brisbane and just 13 kilometrs east of Bundaberg. Between 1912 and 1948, a railway connected the […]

The Solitary Jaguar.

Jaguar (image via: Awesome-Desktop/S.K.) The Jaguar (Panthera Onca) is the third-largest of the four big cats in the genus Panthera, and the only living member native to the western hemisphere. Growing up to 160 kg (350 lb), Jaguars are distinguished by rosette-emblazoned fur, comparatively short tails and an exceptionally powerful bite that enables them to […]

John Lewin, our first Pro Artist.

When he stepped off the boat in Sydney Harbor on 11 January 1800, John Lewin was about to wield his paintbrush as the first free-settler professional artist in a wild frontier land. He’d already missed his first boat to Australia, the Buffalo, which his wife Anna Maria had boarded 18 months earlier. So, he took […]

Outback Storm, Port Hedland.

Image Credit: Photograph by Swotto · · From Pic of the Week Wow, this image captures the Australian Outback perfectly. Enjoy! This rain burst followed along the highway for about twenty kilometres Published Port Hedland, Western Australia. Source: ABC OPEN: Following a storm || From Project: Pic of the Week

Fashion photography by Vogue.

Gloria Swanson, 1924. All photographs courtesy of Lumas Gallery. Photograph: Edward Steichen/VOGUE Archive Collection From Gloria Swanson to Kate Moss, desert starkness to urban grit, a new exhibition cherrypicks the most arresting images from every era of fashion photography. Snapshot, 1956. Photograph: Richard Rutledge/VOGUE Archive Collection Anouk Aimée, 1965. Photograph: Bert Stern/VOGUE Archive Collection Sun, […]

Sunrise on Lake Michigan.

Kayakers paddle on a tranquil Lake Michigan at sunrise in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States. Image Credit: Photograph by Julio Cortez/AP See more images via The 20 photographs of the week | Art and design | The Guardian

Walking in the Rain, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg-based Russian photographer Gordeev captures delicate cityscape scenes by taking his photos in the rain. Flowing rain drops blur the colors and diffuse light, resulting in photos that have a strong resemblance to Impressionist oil paintings. Though the series mostly features Russia’s St. Petersburg and its widely recognized landmarks. Nothing gloomy about the rain […]