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Photographer Thom Pierce captures the majestic Lesotho townsfolk in series ‘The Horsemen of Semonkong’

Posted in Art, Photography
By Sam Bathe on 19 Aug 2016

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Nestled high up in the Drakensberg mountains, the region of Semonkong, Lesotho, is made up of many small villages, almost entirely inaccessible by car. With villages up to four hours apart, the local population take the routes by horse, to herd, to trade and just go about their daily life. Spending eight days in the region in May 2016, photographer Thom Pierce captures the majestic horsemen and women against the even more astounding Lesotho landscapes. Show the rest of this post…

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Photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot let off colourful clouds of smoke where you least expect them for series ‘The Blossom Project’

Posted in Art, Photography
By Sam Bathe on 18 Jul 2016

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Shot around the globe from Norway to Morocco, photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot‘s The Blossom Project is a celebration of the earth and its creative potential. Examining the juxtaposition of natural landscapes and an alien presence, The Blossom Project questions the presence of humans in our world, and what the planet would be like without us. Show the rest of this post…

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Photographer Kasper Nyman celebrates his love of shooting hoops with series ‘Cities of Basketball’

Posted in Art, Photography, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 23 Jun 2016

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Shooting basketball courts from around the world, Danish photographer Kasper Nyman juxtaposes the sacred hoop against backdrops from the project blocks to the beach. Finding a commonality instead in the game on-court, his series Cities of Basketball celebrates the sport going back to its routes, and classic pick-up games against friends and fellow locals players. Show the rest of this post…

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Check out the rest of the series on the Cities of Basketball site: www.citiesofbasketball.com

Christopher Payne’s new photo series, ‘Asylum’, is both haunting and mesmerising in equal measure

Posted in Art, Photography
By Sam Bathe on 9 May 2016

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Traveling to 30 US states to visit 70 mental hospitals, photographer Christopher Payne captures their haunting, eerie atmosphere in his new series, Asylum. As care practices shifted in the mid-20th century, populations of nearly half a million patients in 1948 declined rapidly over the following 30 years, meaning hundreds of insitutions now lie in total decay. Show the rest of this post…

For Christopher Payne, it was a photographer’s dream.

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Check out more of Christopher’s work on his site: www.chrispaynephoto.com

Photographer Kourtney Roy shoots a fictional film noir in rural Canada for book ‘Northern Noir’

Posted in Art, Photography, Shoots, Style
By Sam Bathe on 19 Apr 2016

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Shot over several road trips through Ontario and British Columbia, photographer Kourtney Roy‘s series, Northern Noir, are like stills from a fictional film noir. Wanting to photograph the “non-events that encircle the places where transgressive acts may have taken place,” Kourtney creates a sinister undertone in otherwise mundane situations. The series is published in a book by Editions la Pionniere titled by the same name. Show the rest of this post…

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Check out more of Kourtney’s photography on her site: www.kourtneyroy.com

Ancient Transylvanian salt mine, Salina Turda, finds a new lease of life as a spectacular subterranean theme parkThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 12 Apr 2016

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In the picturesque Transylvanian countryside, Salina Turda is an ancient salt mine that has become a tourist attraction for unlikely reasons. Deep below ground, visitors descend the mine’s tight tunnels not only to experience the extraordinary man-made chamber below, but for subterranean mini-golf, bowling, and to row around its underground boating lake. Show the rest of this post…

Shot by photographer Richard John Seymour, the Salina Turda dates back over two millennia, last active as a salt mine in 1932. Since then it was used as a WWII shelter, for cheese storage, and in its modern form, now offers a healing centre for people suffering from lung conditions. Part of a €6m investment, a mini theme park with ferris wheels, plus a spa and small amphitheatre were all constructed as this man-made marvel starts a new life for tourists.

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Photographer Daniel Müller captures Namibia on an amazing 1,500km, six-day road trip

Posted in Art, Photography
By Sam Bathe on 29 Feb 2016

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One of Africa’s most sparsely populated countries, Berlin-based photographer Daniel Müller took to the road in Namibia for Freunde von Freunden. From oyster farming on the Atlantic coast to the San tribesmen across the inland desert, it’s a country filled with character and culture so far beyond the captial of Windhoek. Show the rest of this post…

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Check out more of Daniel’s photography on his site: www.muellerdaniel.com

William Green captures the calmness and vulnerability of Tokyo taxi drivers sleeping in their cars

Posted in Art, Photography
By Sam Bathe on 22 Feb 2016

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In amongst the the hectic city life, for his latest project, photographer William Green captures a moment of silence, as Tokyo taxi drivers clock off for 40 winks in their cars. Show the rest of this post…

“I was in Japan working on a few other projects, and I stumbled upon them while doing a bit of pavement pounding,” Green explains, “I came across this one street – it’s not a taxi rank, but there were loads of people asleep.” After noticing the trend, he took his 35mm digital camera around the city to get some better shots, first asking permission from approaching a union rep.

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Check out more of William’s photography on his site: www.williamgreen.co.uk

Claudia Corrent captures the quiet, everyday life of a Venetian that you don’t normally see as a tourist

Posted in Art, Photography
By Sam Bathe on 4 Feb 2016

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Famous for it’s car free islands, instead dominated by beautiful water ways, Venice, Italy, is a sight to behold in the summer, but there’s one thing it isn’t; quiet. Italian photographer Claudia Corrent captures that side of Venice you don’t normally see for her series, Insulae. Documenting the everyday life of Venice’s local, her pastel-toned gaze gives the islands such a relaxing feel, it’s so easy to forget Piazza San Marco’s heaving streets in the summertime. Show the rest of this post…

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You can check out more of Claudia’s photography on here site: www.claudiacorrent.carbonmade.com

Photographer Karl Hab takes air travel as an excuse to shoot the skies with series ‘Window Seat Please’

Posted in Art, Photography, Travel
By Sam Bathe on 22 Jan 2016

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While most passengers are cramming on in-flight movies at 10,000 ft, Karl Hab has his camera in hand to capture what’s down below. Putting his favourites from the last 10 years together for short-run zine, Window Seat Please, Hab shoots the cryptic skies with an sense of wonder, and the expectation of what awaits when you land. Show the rest of this post…

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Check out more of Karl’s work on his site: www.flickr.com/karl_hab

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