50 Photogs Recreate ‘Starry Night’ as a Light Painting Mosaic

A group of 50 light painting photographers around the world have recreated the famous Van Gogh painting The Starry Night as a mosaic comprised entirely of 456 individual light painting photos. Photographer Dan Chick of Light Painting Blog writes that the project used Piece Out, a website he created that helps groups of people coordinate the creation of photo mosaics. Chick and Light Painting World Alliance (LPWA) founder Sergey Churkin wanted to organize a special project for the International Day of Light, and after some brainstorming, they decided on a recreation of Starry Night.
The painting “The Starry Night”
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Portraits of Tattooed People, With and Without Clothes

Photographer Alan Powdrill has long been intrigued by tattoos and the idea that people would make permanent statements on their skin. For his project Covered, Powdrill shot portraits of heavily tattooed people in the UK both with and without clothes on. To find his subjects, Powdrill visited tattoo fairs, scoured social media, and asked strangers he came across on the street. After making contact and having the subject agree to a shoot, Powdrill photographed them where they lived, sometimes traveling hundreds of miles around the UK for the portraits.
“They are beautiful and I’ll always feel the same. I
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A Look at the Life and Work of Wildlife Photographer Tom Mangelsen

Want to be inspired by a legend of wildlife photography? Check out this new 12-minute 60 Minutes segment on the life and work of Tom Mangelsen, a 72-year-old photographer who’s behind some of the most recognizable wildlife photos ever made.

Mangelsen has spent a “stupid” amount of time waiting in the great outdoors of countries around the world — he spent 12 to 14 hours a day for 42 days waiting in one spot before he captured an extremely rare photo of a wild female cougar. And through it all, he has learned one of the biggest lessons in

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2,924 Photos of NYC Parks Found After Being Forgotten for 40 Years

A conservancy official in New York City was cleaning out an office in late 2017 when they came across two cardboard boxes. Inside were 2,924 color slide photos of NYC parks, shot in 1978 and then forgotten for exactly 40 years. The photographers were captured by New York Times photographers in parks across the city between August and November 1978 at a time when the press corps was holding a labor strike. Then-Parks Commissioner Gordon Davis decided to hire eight temporarily-unemployed Times photographers for the documentary project. The photographers were Neal Boenzi, Joyce Dopkeen (the first female staff photographer hired
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2,924 Photos of NYC Parks Found After Being Forgotten for 40 Years

A conservancy official in New York City was cleaning out an office in late 2017 when they came across two cardboard boxes. Inside were 2,924 color slide photos of NYC parks, shot in 1978 and then forgotten for exactly 40 years. The photographers were captured by New York Times photographers in parks across the city between August and November 1978 at a time when the press corps was holding a labor strike. Then-Parks Commissioner Gordon Davis decided to hire eight temporarily-unemployed Times photographers for the documentary project. The photographers were Neal Boenzi, Joyce Dopkeen (the first female staff photographer hired
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Photos of Dutch Tulips from the Ground and Sky

As a travel and landscape photographer, being on the road for a lot of time is nice, but I always try to be home during the tulip season. This isn’t always easy as the exact timing of the blooming is always quite random. Sometimes the tulip will show itself during April and sometimes you have to wait a bit til May. They’re usually here for a period of 2 to 3 weeks depending on the weather. A safe bet is usually to visit at the end of April. Most tourists go to our famous tulip garden named ‘the Keukenhof
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Photos of Dogs with Their Possessions

For her latest project “A Dog’s Life,” photographer Alícia Rius shot portraits of dogs and their possessions to provide a glimpse into “the kind of life they live.” “Just like humans, dogs form attachments to their personal possessions and can give the viewer deeper insight into their identity,” Rius writes. “The items that shape their daily routine, that they carry, keep, and even eat give us a glimpse into their hearts and minds. “They show us what makes them most proud or happy and even puts their vulnerability on display. Capturing the things that mean the most
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What It’s Like to Shoot a 24Hr Race as a Motorsport Photographer

Here’s a new 13-minute mini-documentary by photographer Jamey Price that shows what it’s like to work as a motorsport photographer during a grueling 24-hour-long endurance race. Price shot the behind-the-scenes footage while covering one of the most prestigious endurance races on our planet: the Spa 24 Hours. “Basically the question was asked, what is it like to cover a 24 hour endurance car race?” Price tells PetaPixel. “It’s an answer I can’t really describe. So we set about trying to film it.” Price says he originally picked two other races for this documentary — the Daytona 24 and
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X-Ray Photos Reveal the Evolution of Cameras

Fossils can tell us a lot about the history of living things. Photographer Kent Krugh is creating a “fossil record” of sorts for cameras. His project Speciation is a series of X-ray photos of cameras that provides a brief history of photography, as told through the evolution of the camera. “This work uses x-rays to explore the micro-evolution of cameras and is a metaphor about the limits of evolution,” Krugh writes. “While form and media may have changed, the camera is still a camera: a tool to create images by capturing photons of light.” While the basic concept of
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Girl Shoots Selfie Every Day from Ages 14 To 22 for 8-Year Timelapse

A 22-year-old woman has created a viral timelapse video of herself aging 8 years in 3.5 minutes. She has been faithfully shooting a selfie a day since age 14 for the frames in the video. Design student Eadington says that she was inspired after seeing all the other “selfie-a-day” projects (popularized by Noah Kalina’s “everyday”) that were popular online and noticing that most of them were being done by men. “When I started the project there were a couple viral videos of the same nature already out there, though many of the ones I had seen were guys,
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This is a 7.3-Gigapixel ‘Timelapse’ of London

The UK contact lens retailer Lenstore has released a 7.3-gigapixel “timelapse” of London. Titled 24 Hour London, the images show a view of England’s capital city over a period of 24 hours in February 2018. TechRadar reports that the project was a collaboration between Lenstore, photographer Henry Stuart of Visualise, Nikon, and Canary Wharf Group. 24 individual 7.3-gigapixel (7,300MP) photos were created for each hour of the day using a total of 6,240 photos that were shot with the help of a robotic mount and then stitched together to form the larger ultra-resolution shots. When played through,
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This is a 7.3-Gigapixel ‘Timelapse’ of London

The UK contact lens retailer Lenstore has released a 7.3-gigapixel “timelapse” of London. Titled 24 Hour London, the images show a view of England’s capital city over a period of 24 hours in February 2018. TechRadar reports that the project was a collaboration between Lenstore, photographer Henry Stuart of Visualise, Nikon, and Canary Wharf Group. 24 individual 7.3-gigapixel (7,300MP) photos were created for each hour of the day using a total of 6,240 photos that were shot with the help of a robotic mount and then stitched together to form the larger ultra-resolution shots. When played through,
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This Photographer Caught a Bird That Caught a Shark That Caught a Fish

Florida-based fine-art nature photographer Doc Jon was walking along a beach earlier this month when he captured a once-in-a-lifetime photo showing the food chain: it was an osprey carrying a shark carrying a fish.

Since the sea hawk was some distance away, the photographer initially thought he had caught an ordinary photo of a bird carrying a fish in its talons. When he zoomed in on his photos at his computer, however, he was surprised to find that it was actually a shark in the bird’s grasp and that there was a fish in the shark’s mouth.

Photo by Doc
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