Daniel Seung Lee explores the texture and form of flowers

Daniel Seunglee

Daniel Seunglee

This striking series of photographs comes from photographer Daniel Seung Lee. Entitled Corolla, the work consists of simple still-lifes yet by removing the colour in each of the images they become far more interesting and engaging. “[Corolla] is a study on the texture and form of flowers” says Seung Lee and through these dark and subtle pictures he highlights the beauty that exists in each of these plants.

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Philip Kennedy

February 11, 2014 / By

Pictures from a Ghost Town in Romain Veillon’s Series ‘The Sands of Time’

Romain Veillon

It would seem that Romain Veillon has a thing for deserted places. The French photographer’s website is filled with stunning shots of desolate buildings and his eye captures the haunting beauty that can be found in the many secret places that lie abandoned in our world. His series “Les Sables du Temps” (The Sands of Time) is one such example and it’s absolutely beautiful. Shot in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, these surreal scenes show the interior of buildings slowly being swallowed by the desert.

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Philip Kennedy

January 29, 2014 / By

Mark Nixon takes poignant photos of childhood stuffed animals

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We all had a teddybear. No? Then surely a rabbit or monkey, or perhaps some other stuffed animal you squeezed with loving delight? Mark Nixon, an Irish photographer, set about photographing a series of stuffed animals in his new book, Much Loved. An extremely endearing project that’s twofold charming, its universal appeal lies in Nixon’s ability to capture a notion that anybody and everybody can identify with: childhood.

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Nick Partyka

January 28, 2014 / By

Randy P. Martin’s photos act as a therapeutic getaway

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Photographer, Randy P. Martin, (featured here before by Bobby) has a new series titled We Are Tiny. Humbly referring to his photography as simply, ‘Travel Documentation,’ Martin captures his adventures to the corners of the globe in charming snapshots of the people and locations he encounters a long the way. What really captured my eye (or rather my mind) in Martin’s new set was the therapeutic nature of the work. We Are Tiny envelopes our need to travel while also highlighting the paltriness of our existence.

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Nick Partyka

January 23, 2014 / By

A vibrant colored collection of random ideas by Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski, a Brooklyn based designer chilling in New York, caught my eye with this sort of cuckoo collection of still life designs and random ideas that she put together. I mean that literally, she describes the section on her site as, “A selection of personal projects and bits and pieces that can’t quite fit anywhere else.” I’m personally glad that she compiled them all together because as random as they are, I’d totally buy a book of this stuff. Sure, it might all be electrical tape, Ritz Crackers, and grapefruits, but the execution is flawless. You can see more below or by visiting her site here.

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Bobby Solomon

January 16, 2014 / By

The New York Times takes a look back in their “Year in Pictures” 2013

The New York Times "Year in Pictures" 2013

The New York Times has put together their 2013: The Year in Pictures feature which, as always, is a powerful look at the past 12 months told through the images their photographers have taken. Featured are a number of powerful photos that show the tragedies of the year, but also the joyous moments as well. Culture editor Dana Jennings sums it up nicely:

The year, of course, wasn’t all blood and guts, and these photos reflect that, too: ballgames were played, marriages made, Shakespeare performed — whether the government shut down or not. I found myself hooked hardest by those images that seized the rare quiet moment, scenes that pirouetted away from hype and cliché, showing us at our most human, and our most vulnerable.

The New York Times "Year in Pictures" 2013

The New York Times "Year in Pictures" 2013

The New York Times "Year in Pictures" 2013

The New York Times "Year in Pictures" 2013

Bobby Solomon

December 31, 2013 / By

Huang Qingjun captures Chinese families and all their belongings in one photo

Huang Qingjun captures Chinese families and all their belongings in one photo

In Western culture we often measure our happiness by the things we own. The more stuff you have the happier you are. With that in mind, it’s quite humbling to see these photos by Huang Qingjun which show Chinese families and all of their possessions in one photo. Perhaps I’m romanticizing the plight of poor Chinese, but I feel like there’s something envious about the idea of living with so few things. Qingjun’s subjects range from all over the country, in all kinds of dwellings, which helps round out the idea.

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Bobby Solomon

December 31, 2013 / By

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