Dancers in Havana

With the exciting developments happening in Cuba the Art World and general sense of expression is pulsating through the city of Havana. Today we feature photographer Omar Robles work who captured these stunning ballet dancers on the streets of Havana.

Advertisements

Vertical Panoramas by Richard Silver

Richard Silver has produced a fascinating series of photographs that capture the insides of New York churches. Each image is composed of 6-10 shots forming a vertical panorama. One gets a true sense of the scope and splendour of these churches by admiring all their beauty in one, single view.

Silver says, “Finding the perfect location in the center aisle then shooting vertically from the pew to the back of the church gives the perspective that only architecture of this style can portray.”

Calvary-Episcopal-Church-SDC Church-of-St_-Francis-Xavier_SDC Church-of-St-Vincent-SDC church-vertical-panoramic SDC_vertical_Panoramic_churches St-Monicas-Church1_SDC Vertical-pano-Church-SDC

Kirsty’s Wonderland

Talented and young fine art photographer Kirsty Mitchell has produced an award-winning series of conceptual portraits titled ‘Wonderland’. Taking inspiration from the Alice in Wonderland story Mitchell decided to explore childhood themes shared by her mother, an English teacher, who died from cancer several years earlier. Beautiful Models dressed in extravagant costumes were photographed against mystical, natural settings like deeply wooded forests to evoke the elements of mystery and fantasy enjoyed by Mitchell’s mother.

Kirsty-Mitchell-making-of-wonderland Kirsty-Wonderland-Gaia-The-Birth-Of-An-End wonderland-behind-the-scenes

The success of her first few photos drove the artwork into uncharted territory as the photoshoots grew into increasingly ornate endeavors where costumes and props for each image were sewn, painted, and assembled by hand, requiring up to five months of prep for a single shot. Mitchell recounts the series’ evolution in an essay on her website.

The full collection of 74 storybook images will soon be available  on Kickstarter.

Honey Preservation

American photographer Blake Little has covered portrait subjects in large quantities of honey in a collection he calls ‘Preservation’. Models representing a diverse range of ages, ethnicities and body types have been completely canvassed in cascading sheets of honey, resulting in their almost amber-preserved appearance. Its as if a contemporary cross-section of society has been frozen in time.

Dancer Delicacy – Bert Nilsson

Today we admire the photographic works of Bertil Nilsson. Bert was born in Sweden but resides in London now where he works. He describes himself as being a visual artist working primarily with photography, but he has also worked on  short films. Bert collaborates closely with dancers and circus artists and draws inspiration from the body, nature, architecture and digital technology.

His unique eye and ability to capture beauty in the human form, in motion is quite stunning and so we’ve gathered a few of his works for you to admire below.

Wild Beauties

We were shocked to learn that these images are of real animals! Katerina Plotnikova, katerina-plotnikova-photography-animal-trainera Russian photographer from Moscow has managed to capture these small to very large animals in beautiful harmony with their accompanying human models. All set in the stunning Russian wilderness with its autumn hues and mysterious shadows.

Katerina was able to get this amazing collection of images together by making use of animal trainers who assisted her with each animal. We think the models did a fantastic job, posing so naturally next to and in many cases on top of some really dangerous animals.

To follow Katerina’s work check out her Facebook page

To learn how to take photographs of wild animals click here

 

Magical Burning Man Festival Images

There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. A place where imagination and creative freedom reign supreme. Where you can let your inhibitions go and express yourself in however manner tickles your fancy.

Artists abound at the Burning Man, but one that caught our eye is the oddly colour blind Parisian photographer  Victor Habchy. Using his Sony Alpha camera he has managed to capture the very magical essence of Burning Man. Enjoy…..!