Tag: conceptual

Jun 25, 2012

Levitation Portraits by Natsumi Hayashi

Levitation Portraits by Natsumi Hayashi

The Sifter first featured Natsumi Hayashi’s levitation portraits last February but the series is so fun, a follow-up post felt appropriate. What really distinguishes Natsumi’s levitation photos from mere captures of a person in mid-jump is the body control and feeling of movement. You’ll notice her body and face doe’t look strained, and her…

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Jun 10, 2012

Ink Explosions Under Water by Mark Mawson

Ink Explosions Under Water by Mark Mawson

Mark Mawson is an international award-winning photographer with over 21 years of experience capturing people and places. His specialty is shooting underwater and his incredible skill can be seen in full display in the Aqueous series below. Mark has recently returned to London after living in Sydney for several years. In his ongoing Aqueous…

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Jun 7, 2012

21 Star Trails Captured from Space

21 Star Trails Captured from Space

Currently on-board the International Space Station, NASA astronaut and Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit, recently uploaded an incredible gallery of star trails to NASA’s Johnson Space Center Flickr page. Speaking about the star trails that result from taking long exposure images (i.e., a photo taken with a slow shutter speed), Petit relayed some…

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Jun 3, 2012

Beautiful Underwater Photography by Elena Kalis

Beautiful Underwater Photography by Elena Kalis

Elena Kalis is a Russian-born photographer living and working out of the Bahamas. She specializes in underwater photography and has an incredible portfolio of work on her website. Using a Canon 5D Mark II with 24, 28 and 50mm lenses and a red underwater color correction filter, Elena shoots her subjects in both pools…

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May 23, 2012

Shadowy Faces Made from Strainers

Shadowy Faces Made from Strainers

Artwork and Photography by ISAAC CORDAL Using simple strainers, public sources of light and very steady hands; artist and sculptor Isaac Cordal creates incredible faces in colander baskets, placing them around London, using street lights to project shadowy figures onto sidewalks. We’ve already featured Isaac’s brilliant work before, but in this series entitled…

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May 21, 2012

Real Ants in Fantasy Scenarios

Real Ants in Fantasy Scenarios

Photograph by Andrey Pavlov Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov has created an incredible series of 80+ photos where real life ants are shot in fantasy landscapes he has created. Every summer Andrey moves to his cottage in the countryside where he lives close to an anthill of red forest ants. Fascinated by their colony and…

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May 20, 2012

Mind-Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Mind-Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Born in Japan but now living and working in New York City, artist Kumi Yamashita does incredible things with light and shadows. Kumi has an impressive list of solo and group shows sine the late 90s along with a host of permanent collections around the world. Kumi received her bachelor in fine arts at…

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