Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bound for Glory: Color Pictures of Old America

The image of the bustling city of New York as seen from above immediately impresses upon the mind of a United States that can only go upwards and onwards, yet there was a time when America was struggling to get on its feet from the ravaging effects of the Great Depression. It seems like a distant legend now, but these color photographs revive the idea of an America that was once not so great, yet bound for glory. These are color pictures of Old America from the Library of Congress.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Joseph Holmes: West Forty Third Street

The above photograph is Joseph Holmes' West Forty Third Street. This image, taken in July 2009, shows a modern look at New York City but at a different angle The viewer's perspective, the yellow line of New York taxis snaking their way across the bottom, the towering apartments overlooking their progress, and the few friends enjoying their day on the roof deck garden all come together to create a picture that moves in your mind.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

James Mollison: Human Like Us

It's mostly easy to brush aside sentiments about animals because they're just that: animals. Most comments about the previous post on Pieter Hugo's Hyena Men were centered more on the novelty of wild animals as pets and not so much on the treatment of the hyenas and baboons. Will it be the same for this post? Photographer James Mollison doesn't make it easy in his series "James & Other Apes" as his subjects are a little bit more human like us.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pieter Hugo: Man's Other Best Friends

Man's relationship with nature has always been a complicated one, but that isn't to say that men haven't formed meaningful relationships with Earth's other creatures. From Yann Arthus-Bertrand's majestic portraits of farm animals to Joel Sartore's portraits of endangered species to Amelia's world of wonderful animals, there have been numerous documented occasions of man and animals co-existing. It's a slightly more complicated story with man's other best friends as illustrated in Pieter Hugo's "Hyenas & Other Men".

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kristin and Kayla: A Tale of Two Sisters

The new year is a good occasion to make promises and look towards better times ahead. It's an even a better occasion to look back at the past and see how much you've accomplished since then. Photographer Jason Lee won't have a problem with the latter as he's recorded almost every moment of his two proudest achievements, his two daughters Kristin and Kayla, through an ingenious photoblog, the tale of these two happy sisters.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rune Guneriussen: In the Land of Midnight Light

The new year is already a few days old, but many are still living in the land of Christmas vacation. For one photographer, everyday is like living in the land of unbound imagination. It's easy to understand why when you see the creations of Rune Guneriussen in the Land of Midnight Light.