The UK-born and Hong Kong-based photographer Luke Casey has created a striking series of images at sea. Entitled ‘Porthole’, the series is shot on film and framed through the small grubby glass of a ship’s porthole window. It’s a wonderful collection of images, with each one celebrating travel and showing the beautiful scenes spotted from on-board the ship.
As beautiful as they are terrifying, these images by photographer Thomas Prior show an amazing fireworks fight taking place on the streets of Tultepec in Mexico. The city is famous for its fireworks, and every year on March 8th, the people of the city take to the streets to celebrate their famous export in the most spectacular of fashion.
It seems obvious to me that you should start a spree of posts about the great outdoors with photos of the great outdoors. And these are some pretty GREAT photos. James Appleton is a photographer who you probably describe as “extreme” and not look stupid saying it. A good example are the photographs he captured of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano as it went nuts back in 2010, which you can see at top. Hell, even Wired did a piece about him and his photos.
I love to peer behind the scenes and take a look at the lives of people who create things. I love to get a glimpse of the places they work, the tools that they use and even the cars that they drive. Perhaps it’s that I hope to get to see something more. Maybe I’ll find what inspires them, what drives them or even gain a new perspective on their work. That’s why I love this series by Brazilian photographer Carol Sachs. Showing a day-in-the-life of designer Corin Mellor, it offers a fantastic glimpse behind the scenes and shows us where Mellor creates his silverware, tableware and furniture.
Toilet Paper is perhaps the most bizarre, shocking, and borderline-subversive publication I’ve ever picked up… And I love it. A bi-annual magazine, it’s the child of (super-talented) artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. I highly recommend any self-respecting creative to pick one up, as my words can hardly do their work justice. It’s simply an experience you have to hold in your hands and observe with your own eyes. But that doesn’t mean I’m not stubborn enough to try (heh).