Speleotherapy: The therapeutic use of salt mines, caves or other forms of exposure to salt air.
Id’ never heard about it before either until I saw the photos of Kirill Kuletski, a London based photographer who’s photos of this alternative form of therapy definitely grabbed my attention. Speleotherapy is thought to cure respiratory diseases like asthma by forcing patients to breathe harder because of the higher concentrations of carbon dioxide, thus strengthening their lungs… or something like that. I have no opinion the practice but these photos are riveting. Could you imagine sitting in a bed in a cave? You can view the rest of the set by clicking here and to read more on Speleotherapy click here.
When I woke up this morning it was kind of overcast and a bit gloomy so these photos by Matt Mawson felt rather appropriate. The photos above were taken in Olas Altas, Mazatlan, Mexico and feature foggy beaches that look both spooky and kinda of peaceful as well, kind of like the world hasn’t quite woken up yet. They also vaguely remind me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, at least the parts where they’re walking around the beaches of Montauk. If you’d like to see the rest of this series you can click here, and if you’d like to see the rest of his work, which I’d suggest you do, you can click here.
No, the title is not a typo and Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame has not ventured into a career in photography. Having said that, he does have a fine arts degree so it could very well happen…
Among the countless amateur and professional photographers presenting their work online, Brian W. Ferry takes the sort of images that pull you out of the attention deficit disorder-induced habit of compulsive clicking and compel you to pause, inhale and quietly gaze. Needless to say, his blog The Blue Hour is a favourite resting place during my Internet wanders.
Ferry captures pockets of fiction that are endowed with a grace for observation. What we see when looking at life through Ferry’s camera lens is a small window into the everyday that is enlivened by his considered play on light, composition and texture. His photographs make me long for autumn walks, still moments and delicious food. If my experience is anything to go by, they will leave you feeling splendidly content. Not to mention possibly a little bit hungry and jealous that your own film photographs don’t turn out so beautifully.
Did you know that if you enter the keyword “bicycle” into an Etsy search that you will receive over 200 pages of results? In amongst slogans informing shoppers that “bike is the new black”, that you should “keep calm and ride on” and that, ahem, you should “put the fun between your legs” is a super collection of bicycle-themed wares. I have trawled through the huge selection like a crazy scavenger to pick out what I believe is the top eight. I hope you like them.
Further and better particulars can be found after the jump.
While Bobby has been leading a terrifically exciting existence in New York, I have had to make do with travels of the virtual kind and have immersed myself in Where They Create, a creative environments project by Australian photographer Paul Barbera.
Barbera, who predominantly specialises in the photography of interior spaces, provides access into the private and cloistered sites inhabited by a diverse selection of creative types. The series features artists, graphic designers, film collectives, jewellers and fashion designers from a variety of locations, ranging from Australia to Hong Kong to the Netherlands.
There is a lovely intimacy captured in Barbera’s photographs that highlights the beauty of the artistic process, as opposed to the final result. I particularly admire the manner in which his series produces the wonderfully voyeuristic sensation of peering undisturbed into another person’s personal space. Overall, it makes for very inspiring viewing and is a great way to counteract unfulfilled desires of wanderlust.