Julie Fletcher left everything behind to take stunning photographs of the untamed Australian outback. Twelve years ago, Julie packed up and left Sydney behind to embrace her dream of capturing the heart-stopping images of the Australian outback. Her images range from barren deserts to beautiful beaches to endemic wildlife. Her work has received accolades from the National Geographic andother prestigious organizations. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she said: “There is nothing out there but at the same time there is so much if you just see and not just look. This area has made me a better photographer by challenging me all the time. I am constantly looking for a different approach on the same subject.”
Japanese artist Makoto Azuma collaborated with JP Aerospace to capture these no-longer-earth-bound bonsai and bouquet. JP Aerospace is a Sacramento-based volunteer organization that makes and sends vessels into orbit. Makoto and the JP Aerospace team captured these amazing shots of a white pine bonsai and a flora bouquet using helium balloons, styrofoam, a light metal frame, still cameras, six Go Pro video cameras, and a helluva lot of creativity. In an interview, Makoto said: “I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space. I always wanted to travel to space. This is a dream come true.”
Benoit Levac is a culinary photographer based in Montreal, Canada. He enjoys bringing out the rich flavor in life which makes every one of his images is absolutely mouth-watering. Among his customers, Benoit is known for his talent, versatility, discipline, imagination, and attention to detail. Taking a quick snap at your food for FB purposes is easy, but Benoit has elevated this int Fine Art.
Paweł Bajew is an awesome self-taught photographer from Poland whose work relies on ideas and not on the number of megapixels or fancy digital enhancement. Most of the time, he poses for his own shots with home made costumes and paraphernalia. His abstract images entice errant thoughts to flit through the viewer’s mind. Oddly enough, the longer you look at his work makes you want to look at more of his work, just to find out what other wacky ideas he came up with.
Why Arthur Tress would ever want to revisit childhood nightmares is anyone’s guess but that is exactly what he did in the late 1960s and 70s. He called his series Dream Collector and since CGI wasn’t a thing back then, all the effects in his photos were created the old-fashioned way. Thatfact that theseimages were gathered by interviewing children in playgrounds what make them a little more creepy than pictures out to be. He said: “Dreams or nightmares were collected by conversations with children in schools, streets, or neighborhood playgrounds. The children would be asked means of acting out their visions or to suggest ways of making them into visual actualities… These inventions often reflect the child’s inner life, his hopes and fears, as well as his symbolic transmutation of the external environment, his home or school, into manageable forms.”
Evelyn Bencicova is a Berlin-based artist famous for her somber-hued photographs. She uses the human figure as a sculptural tool instead of an individual. Most of her images present flat, grey-tinged lighting that enhances the subject instead of retracting from it. According to one website: “The way Bencicova hides the faces of her models from the camera’s eye can be seen as a reference to the indiscriminate nature of death, as the increasing destruction of the private self found in modern culture, and the dehumanization of women within the political struggle over the control of their bodies.”
Benjamin Heath is the kind of guy who enjoys getting a little lost. As an avid photographer, getting lost is a good thing, as it offers you opportunities to capture moments you otherwise would not have come across had you stayed on the right path. Benjamin’s landscapes are awesome but his portraits are even better. His list of clients include Levi’s, Lincoln Motor Company, and Uber. Benjamin has slowly gained a huge following online for his passion in capturing personal stories through his photography.
Kaylee Greer is the founder and owner of Dog Breath Photography. True to its name, the studio specializes in creating memorable images of you and your beloved pooch. Unlike other photography studious, Kaylee will go to great lengths to capture the best possible image of your furry best friend, one that highlights their innate cuteness. Kaylee found her passionin pet photography while in college and absolutely knew there was no other way of life for her. These days, she’s living her dream as a full-time, Boston-based dog photographer. She said: “It’s that same smile – on the face of your best friend – that I am working to immortalize. I want to capture those goofy smiles, furry facial expressions, and happy tail-wags that make your world a better place. So, I am here to pause those brilliant, happy moments in time and give you the ability to hold on to them forever. I am passionate about capturing the honesty of your dog’s soul and the beauty of his simplicity. When my camera and your dog meet – wonderful things tend to happen.” Also, she gives free belly rubs.
Wasteful is a god adjective as any to describe the habits of the average America. According to studies the average Joe generates around four pounds of garbage a day. Gregg Segal is a Californian photographer who wanted to put things in perspective with his series “7 Days of Garbage”. The series features shots of families, friends, and neighbors wallowing in a weeks worth of trash they’ve created. Most of his models were volunteers who believed in the idea behind the shoot, while few had to be compensated. Gregg wanted to enforce the idea that garbage is everywhere and that no environment is left untouched by it. He said: “7 Days of Garbage is a series of portraits of friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances with the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week. Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash in a setting that is part nest, part archeological record. We’ve made our bed and in it we lie.”
American Asylums is a series by photographer Jeremy Harris which delves into the heart of abandoned mental institutions across the East Coast and New England. The asylums are in a state of decay, having been closed, abandoned, and forgotten a long time ago. Some images are a little creepy and I can’t help but think of Arkham Asylum, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and horror movies set in hospitals. Maybe these facilities were more cheerful when they were in their prime, but any institution with bars in the windows can’t possibly be a happy place to spend most of your adult life.