Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats, still lifes and ethnographic photographs from around the world. For his long-term project Worlds in a Small Room he used a portable studio lit with natural light only. This setup allowed him to stage the locals in front of his infamous stained canvas while still close to their daily life.
Richard Evans Schultes is the father of modern ethnobotany and some of his scholars carry on his heritage.
The presentation of love as as a skill that can be taught and developed is all the more important for modern humans alienated from each other and from nature.
Tomorrow November 12 the space probe Rosetta will deploy a lander to the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
I don’t wanna spoil it for you. First look at the pictures and wonder what you see. Then read below.
These photographs capture a split second of a transient state. Just gaze into unfolding space.
Heinz Edelmann‘s illustrations really made a lasting impression on me as a child. His distinct style seemed all-around and I remember one picture book in particular.
Jean Delville was a Belgian painter who painted heavily symbolic scenes with a occult oriented spiritual perspective.
Jacob Kirkegaard‘s photo series Nagaras 1 and 2 explores a sonic phenomenon which only occurs in a few deserts around…
The neutral gaze of the machine is becoming an ever-present reality, recording all those moments previously lost in time.
Gazing up into the kaleidoscopic worlds of these Iranian mosque ceilings invokes a feeling of transcendental glory.
Kevin Lucbert draws doors into parallel universes. And he mostly uses the color blue, which obviously fits to DOP. It…
The images of Simen Johan speak to me because of their perfection, showing us the animal kingdom in a supernatural…
Landscape topographies derived from graph data were modeled in 3D and then oil paintings created from those 3D renders.
Symbolika is a visionary illustrator who explores the fractal, geometrical and spiritual nature of the psychedelic experience.
On these grounds, all perception is a gamble. A meta-level is always just around the corner, and Zawada’s hyperreal imagery is a vivid glimpse into an expanded perceptual bandwidth.
Robert Gordon Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author. It was him who reintroduced the ‘divine mushrooms’ to the West.
Berndnaut Smilde performs magic. I don’t need to know how he’s creating his indoor clouds but I love it. I totally share his fascination with clouds.
Jerry Uelsmann uses the technique of combination printing to create his dreamlike scenes.
The woodcut prints of Tom Killion speak of a deep love for the landscape, a passion for the poetics of…
Why is it that looking at an open body causes such revulsion?