Elke Vogelsang’s Lovely Dog Portrait Photography
And you thought that humans were the prime subjects for portrait photography. To German photographer Elke Vogelsang, it’s floppy ears, bubblegum pink tongues and goofy gaits that inspire her. Says Vogelsang, “My favorite artist is nature, which I try to imitate while adding my own personal view of life, the universe and everything in between”. No worries about model awkwardness, self-consciousness or egos here; it’s pure canine charisma. Read more at Bored Panda.
Costa Rica Covered In Flower Petals
While the stunning images here aren’t part of a charming Latin American ritual steeped in magical realism, that doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful. Taking to the dynamic terrains of Costa Rica for their ad campaign on a new 4K TV, Sony employees plucked 8 million flower petals and released them onto the Costa Rican landscape, symbolizing the TV’s 8 million pixel display. Of course, this isn’t exactly the most environmentally sound campaign, but we’re going to put our morals aside for a minute and appreciate the aesthetics. Watch the video at Design Boom.
Southwest Australia’s Surreal Salt Mines
This isn’t the fruit of Photoshop or a vision from another planet; this is real life. In photographer Emma Phillips’ series, “Salt”, Phillips captures the dreamy contours of southwestern Australia’s Nullarbor Plain salt mines. See more at U Funk.
Breathtaking Hot Air Balloon Rides Over Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey is one of the world’s most surreal places, with its intricate rock formations and moon-like surface. Yet somehow the landscape becomes even more incredible when its sky is marked with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons. We’ve found some of the most stunning images of the hot air balloons over Turkey, from aerial shots to those taken at the peak of sunrise.
Read more at All That Is Interesting.
The Changing Storefronts Of New York
One of New York’s most fascinating properties is its state of constant evolution. And yet, when looking at photographers James and Karla Murray’s work, we can’t help but experience a bit of nostalgia. Worn, hole in the wall pubs, restaurants and shops have been lost to shinier, more contemporary franchises, to the point where New York’s historical uniqueness seems to be disappearing before our very eyes. The Murrays have released a book on the subject, but if you don’t have the time or the cash, you can check out the highlights on their Facebook page.
Via All That Is Interesting
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