Top 5 Friday : February 1, 2013

Google Street Scene

1. Paperman, an animated short produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs, tells the story of love at first sight, fate and changing your destiny. It stole my heart. Enough said. 2. Photographer Joseph O. Holmes captured visitors at the Museum of Modern Art participating in Phillip Worthington’s installation, Shadow Monsters.…read more…

Nature Photography by Tim Simmons

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UK-based photographer Tim Simmons captures mother nature with mystical, almost magical abilities. Take a long look at his photographs and your mind will start to wander, imagining yourself walking along lush paths followed by a bright halo. The sharp contrast of deep, dark shadows and concentrated light reveals a vignette-like scenery, perfectly squared off and…read more…

London in Puddles by Gavin Hammond

Gavin Hammond

Photographer and all-around creative genius Gavin Hammond has a strong affection for his hometown of London that he captured the city in a very fitting way, through the reflection of rain puddles. His series, London in Puddles, features the city in its typical somber way from an atypical viewpoint. Ripples and random cracks on the…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 18, 2012

Luis Gonzalez Palma

1. Florence + The Machine released the video for the new single, Breath of Life, to the upcoming movie, Snow White and the Huntsman. Welch’s haunting vocals serve the film almost too perfectly. 2. Photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma captures miniature sailboats as they glide through a sea of bedsheets. It’s poignant whimsy with a hint…read more…

A Silent World by Lucie and Simon

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What would the world look like without the crowds of people pushing their way through the busy sidewalks and streets? Paris-based duo Lucie & Simon take that question to mind, producing eery, ghost-like photographs using a neutral density filter that allows for prolonged exposures, which removes moving objects like cars and people in the process.…read more…

Epic Photography from Christian Stoll

Christian Stoll

Freelance photographer Christian Stoll takes photography to a grand, eye-opening scale. His work features massive spaces in one epic shot. Clients like IBM, Ogilvy & Mather, and McCann Erickson have commissioned his work for their campaigns. Take a look at Stoll’s portfolio here.

Day to Night by Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes

Photographer Stephen Wilkes captures the duality of famous New York City sites by juxtaposing day and night in the same photograph. The end result is a stark contrast that cannot be witnessed in real time. Check out Wilkes’ site for more of his mesmerizing work.

Car Poolers by Photographer Alejandro Cartagena

Alejandro Cartagena

Photographer Alejandro Cartagena gives us a bird’s eye view of car poolers going to work in Monterrey, Mexico. Truck beds turn into a temporary space where workers sleep, read, and have an occasional smoke. View all of Cartagena’s work at his website.

Steven Siegel and NYC in the 80’s

Steven Siegel

Steven Siegel has been photographing the streets of New York City for over 30 years. His images of the Big Apple from the 1980’s are almost unrecognizable compared to the present day, purely gentrified New York, that which attracts tourists from all over the world. Siegel’s work is gritty and unadorned, revealing the city in…read more…

Alan Sailer’s Photographic Sugar Explosions

Alan Sailer

I wrote about Alan Sailer and his explosive holiday ornaments for one of our Top 5 Fridays. If you haven’t seen Sailer’s Flickr page, take a look and marvel at the other common things he is blowing up and photographing. It is an unusual, new way to see ordinary objects, including these rainbow-hued, sugary treats…read more…