Every Moon Photo Shot by Apollo Astronauts is Now on Flickr

21693195851_9cf1b76774_z Want to browse the entire collection of photos captured on the moon by Apollo astronauts with their chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras? You can now do so right on Flickr. The Project Apollo Archive has uploaded over 8,400 high-resolution scans of photos shot by Apollo astronauts during trips to the moon. The images are unprocessed versions of original NASA scans. It’s a huge treasure trove of photos that includes both iconic images and blurry outtakes, all grouped into the film magazines they were exposed in. Archive founder Kipp Teague tells The Planetary Society that every single photo taken on the lunar surface is in the collection, as are numerous Hasselblad photos taken during the journeys there and back. Scrolling through the photo stream feels like you’re flipping through someone’s entire set of vacation photos — except in this case, the trip was to the moon. Here are some of the photos we
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Photographer Uses Fireworks and Long Exposures to Make Trees Drip Light

_MG_9018-flatImpermanent Sculptures” is a series of light-painting photos by Brazilian photographer Vitor Schietti. One of the interesting ideas found in the series is using fireworks to illuminate trees, resulting in photos that look like the leaves and branches are showing drops of light onto the ground. _MG_0479-Edit “The series is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography,” Schietti tells PetaPixel. The photos are generally shot during a narrow window of fading twilight in which the brightness of the fireworks is balanced with the glow of the sky. There’s usually between 30 to 50 minutes to attempt the images before the lighting conditions are gone. Some of the photos are the result of combining multiple exposures of the same scene together to merge the light paintings. Schietti also does minor adjustments to contrast and color to achieve his final look. Aside from those edits, everything you
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Photographer Recreates Stories From Famous Artists’ Lives Through Their Eyes

Renoir1 Wouldn’t it be interesting if we had snapshots through the eyes of famous artists throughout history? The images could reveal things they saw, worked on, and were inspired by. Italian photographer Dan Bannino just finished a new project titled “The Eye of the Artist” in which he recreates scenes of the lives of art masters… as seen through their eyes. This was a major project for Bannino: he spent 3 months traveling 4,000 miles through 22 cities in France and Spain in his quest to create snapshots of art history from the artists’ perspectives. “Starting from South of France, I’ve travelled in search of places, food, people and colors that inspired the works of the great masters,” writes Bannino. “I went over the places where these great artists have walked, lived and created, tracing their history through the people who knew them, close relatives, or just local people who were
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Photos of the Ancient Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

DSC09705 Photographer Alex Teuscher recently traveled to Cambodia for work, and while there, he took the opportunity to visit and photograph the ancient temples found in the Angkor region of the country. Angkor once served as the capital city of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Its name means “Holy City,” and at its peak, it was a megacity that had 0.1% of the worlds population. These days, that would be the equivalent of a city with over 7 million people. There are over 1,000 temples in the Angkor area, from small ruins to some of the largest temple structures in the world. These days, over 2 million people visit the ruins each year, and the area has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here’s a selection of Teuscher’s photos: DSC09533
The sun rises over the 5 towers of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.

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Endless corridors of Preah Khan, one of the largest complexes of Angkor
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The amazing carvings of Banteay Srei, the citadel of woman. Considered the most beautiful of all the temples and the carvings some of the most intricate to be found anywhere in the world.
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Photos of the Ancient Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

DSC09705 Photographer Alex Teuscher recently traveled to Cambodia for work, and while there, he took the opportunity to visit and photograph the ancient temples found in the Angkor region of the country. Angkor once served as the capital city of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Its name means “Holy City,” and at its peak, it was a megacity that had 0.1% of the worlds population. These days, that would be the equivalent of a city with over 7 million people. There are over 1,000 temples in the Angkor area, from small ruins to some of the largest temple structures in the world. These days, over 2 million people visit the ruins each year, and the area has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here’s a selection of Teuscher’s photos: DSC09533
The sun rises over the 5 towers of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.

The sun rises over the 5 towers of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in

Endless corridors of Preah Khan, one of the largest complexes of Angkor
The well known Ta Prohm temple, made famous in the Tomb raider film.
Incredible bas reliefs in the interior of Prasat Kravan temple
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One of the four pools of the gallery of a thousand buddhas, located within the temple grounds. The buddhas no longer remain, as most were removed and others stolen. Few traces remain.
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Incredible bas reliefs and wall carvings. near every surface in the temples was decorated.
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The amazing carvings of Banteay Srei, the citadel of woman. Considered the most beautiful of all the temples and the carvings some of the most intricate to be found anywhere in the world.
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A pair of the over 3000 Apsaras (heavenly dancing girls from Hindu mythology) seen at the end of a long corridor.
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Picture Perfect Square Miles, Found in Google Earth

jefferson-grid-5-1024x1024 The Jefferson Grid is a new Instagram account that’s attracting quite a bit of attention. Each photo posted is a satellite photo of some place in the United States that was discovered using Google Earth. Each photo also shows the area of exactly one square mile. The New York Times writes that the name of this project refers to the land planning system proposed by Thomas Jefferson over 200 years ago. The young future president was chairman of a planning committee, and he proposed that the US be sliced into plots of square miles for farmers. “Jefferson’s idea became a reality in 1785 when it was enacted as the Public Land Survey System,” writes the Times. “Today his grid covers much of the country, and it is still used to survey federal lands — an idea that shaped the physical landscape of half a continent.” jefferson-grid-9-1024x1024 The Instagram account is
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This Stop-Motion Video of a Child’s Imagination Took 1.5 Years to Make

PermaGrin Films just released this new short film titled “Imagination.” It’s a mind-bending stop-motion journey that follows a child through his imagination over 4 minutes. PermaGrin photographer Marc Donahue tells us that he, producer Roth Rind, and music artist Jordan Corey started working on the project with then-9-year-old Kai Burich back in 2013. Scheduling the shoots was difficult due to Burich’s schoolwork and extracurricular, so 90 days of production ended up getting spread over 1.5 years. Camera-wise, the crew used a RED Epic, a Canon 5D Mark III, and a custom GoPro array on a curved rail. IMG_9962 Mario Kart Beach BTS-Disneyland-Miniatures-Pixel-Stick-SMALL “During this time technology changed and the 4K revolution hit the DSLR and the action camera market,” Donahue tells PetaPixel. “This allowed us to reform shots to incorporate moves with drone cinematography and unique perspective filming on the GoPro Hero 4.” The team used many tricks in the filmmakers
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This Photographer Takes Pictures with a Coconut

Screenshot (344) Photographer Kotama Bouabane of Toronto, Canada, has a camera that attracts strange stares when he uses it in public. He shoots with a coconut. The Banff Centre, where Bouabane is an artist in residence this year, just published this 2-minute video that features the artist and his strange camera of choice as of late: To create his coconut camera, Bouabane drained a coconut, cut it in half, removed all the meat, cleaned it, dried it, and punched a hole in one of the halves for the lens. To shoot with the camera, he places a piece of light-sensitive paper in between the two halves, and then uses a piece of tape over the whole as a shutter mechanism. Screenshot (340) The paper is then developed in the darkroom, which reveals a blurry, black-and-white representation of what Bouabane was photographing. Screenshot (341) Screenshot (342) “I think that there’s a lot of humor in the work that
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Portraits of Rural China

Cormorant Fisherman on the Li I have a weakness for photography travel. My trips often start with a simple phone call or email from a friend checking to see if I might be interested in photographing somewhere. In the case of my recent visit to China, however, there was no message from a friend… just a single image from a place called “XiaPu” that I ran across and that really inspired me to travel there. Because I wanted to bring home a variety of pictures, my initial planned 7-day trip to XiaPu was expanded to also include Guilin. What resulted was 17 days in China that yielded a variety of images that I am quite happy and proud to have in my portfolio. While there, I photographed three types of subjects: “landscapes” (both with and without people in the scene); painterly outdoor scenes from XiaPu; and, environmental portraits from villages. This article will focus on
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The First Photo of the ISS Transiting a Lunar Eclipse

mooniiss Renowned French astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured one of the most remarkable images of the supermoon lunar eclipse yesterday. He managed to shoot the world’s first photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon during the eclipse. What you see above is a composite of individual photos captured during the 1.7-second transit as the space station sped by at about 15,500 miles per hour. Universe Today reports that Legault will often travel thousands of miles to capture his legendary images, but this unique shot required only a trip of about 10 miles. As we shared back in January, photographers use a number of online tools for calculating time and place for capturing this type of transit — tools such as Heavens Above and CalSky. In this case, CalSky is what helped Thierry pinpoint exactly where he needed to be. Here’s the same transit in video
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Photographer Self-Funds Trips Around the World to Document Cultures

porteryates Porter Yates is a Brooklyn, New York-based photographer who takes his camera to the remote corners of the world, documenting the beauty and uniqueness of different cultures by embedding himself in those communities of people. What’s more, the photography trips are entirely self-funded by Yates through a combination of savings, his full-time job, and some money earned through his photos. “Photography isn’t my primary source of income,” Yates tells PetaPixel. Yates’ goal with his work is to “reveal universal elements that express the human condition as well as capturing people’s relationships to their community and environment.” Here’s a selection of photos created during trips through Asia and the Americas: Porter Yates (1) Porter Yates (2) Porter Yates (3) Porter Yates (4) Porter Yates (5) Porter Yates (6) Porter Yates (7) Porter Yates (8) Porter Yates (9) Porter Yates (10) Porter Yates (11) Porter Yates (12) Porter Yates (13) Porter Yates (14) Porter Yates (15) Yates was just announced as “Photographer of the Year” by the photo sharing service EyeEm, which writes that Yates’ “incredible portfolio of photography offers a unique insight into what it means to be an outsider.” Here’s a short feature
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The Best Shots from Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

headersupermooneclipse People around the world were treated to a supermoon lunar eclipse last night and early this morning. It’s a sight that won’t appear again for another 18 years (the next one is in 2033). Photographers around the world brought their cameras out to give the sight their best shot, and the results are spectacular. Here’s a rundown of some of the most beautiful photos and videos created. Reader Fede Benavides climbed up an observation tower in the middle of the rainforest in Panama: rainforestlunar Reader and French journalist Jean-Luc Dauvergne captured the eclipse from the Eiffel Tower in Paris using a Sony a7S, Sigma 120-400mm, and Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm: eiffel1 eiffel2 This composite by Ruaraidh Gillies is titled: “From Supermoon to Blood Moon”: 21593782410_a12b7aab82_z NASA photographer Joel Kowsky shot this photo of the moon next to the Empire State Building in New York City: Perigee Moon/Lunar Eclipse Bill Ingalls of NASA had this view of the eclipse rising
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Photos by Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s First Female Astronaut

16440897142_65d8dc19d6_z Back in 2009, Samantha Cristoforetti was selected by the European Space Agency to become Italy’s first female astronaut. She went on to spend 200 days aboard the International Space Station, setting the record for the longest continuous space flight by a woman. If you’re interested in space travel yourself, you should take a look at Cristoforetti’s Flickr account, where she has been faithfully documenting the things she sees and experiences. Flickr just published a short feature about Cristoforetti’s life, work, and photography: Cristoforetti’s Flickr photos span back to 2012, when she was training for space flight in a Soyuz orbital module simulator. 6794598009_3979e4f32b_z Once she reached space and began her stay on the ISS, Cristoforetti started documenting both life aboard the space station and beautiful areas of our planet from her vantage point in orbit: 16036792339_1f247f1464_z 18509176970_da3ce4f1f0_z 17826730513_a07b6d587a_z 18410237750_42c941a82b_z 18447208589_4ed3223e86_z 18635030872_aa813cc5df_z 18457078669_ae17414f4a_z 18669352515_4d32695aa7_z 16132327397_0435171318_z 18316215055_c742f9cd2d_z 16455041533_82d556347a_z 17261639886_5920a4b18f_z 17209110101_cbfd431f1e_z 18057727896_ac36e7563d_z You can find more of Cristoforetti’s photos on Flickr, where she has posted over
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Italy Through a Vintage Lens

italy_roadtrip_anderslonnfeldt_1500px_02 I have always wanted to see the Alps. They look so grand in the movies. After my roadtrip through the Norwegian mountains in 2014, it felt like the next step would be to see the Alps. But the question was: in which country? I had never been to Italy before, and I had always been curious about Venice. So a combination of a couple of warm days in the Venetian streets and the cold Dolomites seemed like a great plan. So that is what I did, and I asked my girlfriend to join me. We flew to Marco Polo airport in Venice, rented a car and headed west towards Lake Garda. From there we drove north, with the destination the Dolomites.

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Naturally, I brought my Canon 5D Mark III with me as well as my new set of retro lenses from Dog Schidt Optics, a company
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The Pug Life: Portraits of Pugs Posing as 80s and 90s Hip-Hop Artists

puglifehead Photographer Adam Jackman-Moore runs a Perth, Australia-based dog photography studio called The Dog Photographers. Aside from standard portraits of people’s beloved pets, Jackman-Moore also does quirky photo projects. For his latest effort titled The Pug Life, Jackman-Moore has been shooting portraits of pugs that are infused with 80s and 90s hip hop culture. “This is purely a fun project on a slightly left from center subject matter,” Jackman-Moore tells us. Here are some of the portraits in the collection so far:

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_TDP1138-Edit-2 You can follow along with this project on the Pug Life website. You can also find more of Adam Jackman-Moore’s work on his website and on 500px.
Image credits: Photographs by Adam Jackman-Moore and used with permission

The American West

bc6e4de62efe6ed1 My name is Neels Castillon, I’m a 27-year-old French photographer and filmmaker based in Paris, France, and I started my photography journey more than ten years ago. My work is deeply inspired by photographers on the boundary of art and documentary — photographers like Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld, and (more recently) Alec Soth. I share their passion for the painter Edward Hopper, who was himself influenced by cinema. To make a long story, the pictures I am looking for always have, in a certain way, something to do with cinematography. They’re often made of portraits of people I find fascinating, about whom I wonder: “What’s their story?” I’m looking also for landscapes, atmospheres and cities that have a great cinematic potential. My recent “American West” series was created during a road trip on the US West Coast through California, Arizona and Nevada. Contrasts were fascinating there: gigantic cities are
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Portraits of Celebrities in the Iconic Styles of Famous Photographers

celebrity Photographer Lucian Hunziker wants to give you a whirlwind tour of the history of portrait photography. For his new photo project and book titled Basel in Portraits, Hunziker photographed 59 celebrities in the iconic styles of 59 different famous photographers from the past 150 years. It’s “my personal photo project about ‘learning the best from the best’,” Hunziker tells PetaPixel. The photographer is based in Basel, Switzerland, and his subjects are people from his city who have made a mark in culture, sports, science and politics. Among the faces that appear in the project are tennis star Roger Federer, Oscar-winning film producer Arthur Cohn, architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, and soccer player Marco Streller. The series is an interesting look at what modern day celebrities might have looked like had they been photographed by some of the biggest names in the history of photography, including Henri-Cartier Bresson,
Claudia & Julia Müller, Artists in the style of László Moholy Nagy
Georg Kreis, Historian in the style of Nadar
Dani Levy, Film Director and Actor in the style of Guy Bourdin
Christina Surer, Race Car Driver, TV Host and Model in the style of Peter Lindbergh
Caroline Rasser, Actress in the style of George Hurrell
Anita Fetz, Politician in the style of Martin Schoeller
Rosetta Lopardo, Actress in the style of Lillian Bassman
Simon Gaudenz, Conductor in the style of Jan von Holleben
Johann Wanner, Christmas Decoratin Specialist in the style of Jean-Paul Goude
Luca Fabian, Rower in the style of Herb Ritts
Janika Sprunger, Show Jumper in the style of Rankin
Olivier Pagan, Director Zoo Basel in the style of Albert Watson
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Annina Frey, TV Host in the style of Annie Leibovitz
Zoe Scarlet, Burlesque Dancer in the style of Bert Stern
Tanja Grandits, Chef in the style of Clifford Coffin
Alain Claude Sulzer, Writer in the style of Henri Cartier-Bresson
Mirjam Christ-Crain, Physician in the style of Edward Steichen
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The Minimalist B&W Self-Portraits of Noell Oszvald

12b Noell Oszvald is a 25-year-old visual artist from Budapest, Hungary. “I’m not a photographer,” she says, but she does use a camera to create her art. Among her recent works is a series of striking self-portrait photos. Each one is a surreal piece that focuses on black-and-white minimalism. Noell_05 Oszvald focuses on playing with lines, horizons, poses, and contrasts to create abstract, “perfectly balanced” scenes. 15a 22 Noell_03 The images themselves may be stark and minimalist, but the process is a little more complicated. “Most of [my self-portraits] are composites that only give the illusion of being photographs,” Oszvald says in an interview with Lines magazine. “I usually don’t pre-visualize my images; they’re spontaneous. If I have a specific idea in mind I draw sketches that help me perfect the concept before taking the photos I’ll use later on.” “I find post-processing the most enjoyable part of creating,” she continues. “I build my
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Fire Breathers Captured in Slow Mo and Bullet Time Using 50 Cameras

In addition to running a giant stock footage archive of over 1,500 4K clips, Philadelphia-based DOP Mitch Martinez also shoots Time Slice, or Matrix-style Bullet Time, footage. The video above shows slow-motion and bullet-time footage of firebreathers spewing fireballs. It was captured using a rig of 48 DSLRs, a RED Epic, and a Panasonic GH4. There’s no VFX or CGI involved: everything was done in camera. The DSLRs were used to capture the scene from 120 degrees to freeze time, and the RED Epic and GH4 were used to capture high-speed footage at 120fps and 96fps, respectively. rig2 rig Here’s a short behind-the-scenes video showing how the 120-degree “Time Slice” rig is set up for this type of shoot: You can find more of Martinez’s work on his website, Instagram, and Twitter. (via Mitch Martinez via Fstoppers)
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