Category Archives: Photography

Kangaroo Image Wins Photographer Nature Award

Praise to the rain, by Charles H Davis. The other roos had seen this many times and merely sat drenched and depressed waiting for the storm to pass. The young bucks on the other hand had something to prove, rearing back onto only their tails they reached as high as they could, trying to intimidate each other into submission.

Source – HeraldSun 

Wildlife Photographer Roie Galitz

Roie Galitz considers himself an ambassador for the creatures he photographs, capturing their intimate moments in hopes of inspiring conservation

Roie Galitz’s adventurous spirit has quite literally driven him to the ends of the earth. He has made several excursions to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the ice sheets of Antarctica, as well as the snowy tundra of Norway and the wild waters of Kamchatka, Russia — all in the hopes of capturing some of the earth’s most elusive creatures.

Although the photographer hails from Tel Aviv and first fell in love with wildlife photography in the sweltering savannahs of Tanzania, Galitz says he prefers to work in the cold—even when that can mean temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero. He layers up multiple pairs of long johns, fleece shirts and the thickest wool socks he can find. On top of all of that, he wears an eight-pound Arctic suit. “When you’re cold, you can always put on an extra layer,” he says. “But when you’re hot, there is a legal limit to how much you can remove.”

Read the full in depth article at Smithsonian

Goddess Space w. ReignGlobal

In my journey from Pittsburgh to Atlanta I planned to make a quick stop to decide the direction I would be heading in. The date of that decision landed on 1.11. Washington DC was the mid point. From a random scroll on the gram I saw that Sha (ReignGlobal) was having an event Goddess Space Root Chakra themed. There was a video posted on Instagram of a previous Goddess Space. I noticed it was recorded from a iPhone because of the flickering due to lighting. I thought to myself why not put on some red threads swing by to soak in some of the laughter of Angela aka Goddess Body, Twist some of the finest DC greenery, plus drink a little wine, all while recording the proper video an event like this deserves. The last event I shot was in Atlanta a few weeks ago. A few weeks my camera has been sitting in the corner collecting dust, staring at me lifelessly. These days I’ve found more pleasure In contemplating what story I will be reliving to record orally or writing out from day to day. Practice perfectly is a saying I like to keep In pocket for moments like this. Even when I haven’t completed a creative activity for a while I trust all the practice will return to me perfectly, I’ve had plenty of practice over the years. I began hitting buttons and flipping switches on the memory capturing device I had forgotten about. All the familiar highs of being surrounded in a golden sun lit room full of beautiful women wearing a vibrant hue of red came rushing back like dope to an addict that relapsed. I begin tuning into the music, dance and vibe my way around the room while visually determining who wants to be filmed and who runs away from the camera if I even look in their direction. The anchor, there’s usually one lady amongst all that my eyes will focus on more than any other. This helps me contrast what I’m looking for against who or what I would like to look at. There’s a balance to maintain between playful attention and a disciplined wandering going on in my mind. This gives space for ideas and thoughts that bring a smile to myself and anyone just as observant noticing me in my own world. A taste of spicy lentils on my tongue began a reflection of the Ethiopian dish I grabbed from around the corner before I began. The chef took just long enough for me to roll a rushed spliff inside the bathroom to blaze a on the walk back to the venue bumping Nas God’s Son to set the mood. In my zone, camera swinging I take in all the laughs along with subtleties of women expressing themselves together growing more comfortable by the minute. From the Cacao ceremony to the space women held for each other it still feels good to have the responsibility of remembering this feeling. Now when will you see an edit of the video? who knows. When will it be requested, paid for, then released? who knows. Until then you can hold on to these candids below. I’m looking forward to seeing what Kwam has in stored, he even managed to grab some shots of me! Check his page out for the photography side of this event. Kwam is real cool down to earth brother, rocking a chain with a copper wrapped pointed quartz crystal the size of my forearm I know he brought back from Wakanda. Shout out to Emmy, writer, story teller creator. It’s always funny when I encounter someone that follows me already and even more funny when I’m already following them but we still can’t recognize each other in person without loading up the gram. Emmy and I shared a mutual moment of genuine excitement that starts on a phone but comes full circle in person with a hug.

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Transformations of Self Love

Who do we really know? Is it surface deep? Are we quicker to enter and be entered physically than to allow that same entrance to be walked through mentally in the form of questions. Answers that can reveal truths of yourself that don’t want to be seen quite yet. How does one confront part of themselves that even they don’t comprehend? Not knowing why you are who you are can be nerve racking but aren’t we changing everyday? Its rare I wake up the same person I fell asleep as. Its all observation of self. Watching, listening and learning can be transformative. We attract who can relate to our pain unknowingly.  We communicate hand in hand with one foot in front of the next searching to find if we have more in common than curious eyes.

 

 

Iranian Architecture That Resembles Sacred Portals of Light

An instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of iranian architecture and design.

 M1rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, from the jāmeh mosque — one of the oldest still standing in the country — to the chaharbagh school, both in the city of isfahan.

As home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Iran is recognized for its ancient architectural wonders, whose often modest façades hide complex mosaic motifs and richly detailed ornamentation within.

Throughout the photographic series, the artist highlights the vibrant patterns extending along the diameters of domed ceilings, and the intricate network of symbols spanning across surrounding walls. the abstract captures and their cropped compositions seek to accentuate the labyrinthine geometries and meticulous tiling innate to iran’s architectural record.

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardsheikh lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran | 400 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahan, iran | 900 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of sheikh-lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahan, iran | 900 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of shah-e-cheragh mosque in shiraz, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of chaharbagh school in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of sheikh-lotfolah mosque in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardsheikh lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran | 400 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of shah-e-cheragh mosque in shiraz, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardCeiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahān, iran | 900 years old

 

Source – DesignBoom 

Photographer Select: James Barnor

James Barnor helped put black women on the covers of British magazines and documented fashion in a country marching towards independence. Now, aged 87, he has taken to Instagram and a London gallery is exhibiting his work

Barnor returned to Ghana in the early 1970s to open the first colour processing studio in the country. During this period, he was the first person to shoot outdoors and process images in full colour

To see more of James work go to The Guardian 

Humans of NY

“My mom threw me out of the house at seventeen for getting pregnant, then had me arrested when I tried to get my clothes. Then she fucked the head of parole to try to keep me in jail. She was some prime pussy back then. But the warden did some tests on me and found out I was smart, so I got a scholarship to go anywhere in New York. I chose the Fashion Institute of Technology, which I hated. But by that time I was already getting work making costumes for the strippers and porn stars in Times Square. All my friends were gay people, because they never judged me. All I did was gay bars: drag queen contests, Crisco Disco, I loved the whole scene. And I couldn’t get enough of the costumes. My friend Paris used to sit at the bar and sell stolen clothes from Bergdorf and Lord and Taylors, back before they had sensor tags. So I had the best wardrobe: mink coats, 5 inch heels, stockings with seams up the back. I looked like a drag queen, honey. One night a Hasidic rabbi tried to pick me up because he thought I was a tranny. I had to tell him: ‘Baby, this is real fish!”

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Wild World of Fungi Captured by Steve Axford

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Photographer Steve Axford (previously) continues his quest to document some of the world’s most obscure fungi found in locations around Australia. Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often has to travel no further than his own back yard to make some of the discoveries you see here. The forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he prefers to document seem to have no limit in their diverse characteristics. Axford explained when we first featured his work last year that he suspects many of the tropical species he stumbles onto are often completely undocumented. You can follow more of Axford’s discoveries on Flickr and SmugMug.

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Source – COLLOSAL 

Ra Sekhi Level 2 Workshop

This was a very informal experience. Ra Sekhi spoke and demonstrated how to use pendulums, crystals and sound therapy tools. To learn more or join in on the experience of learning about energy and the many methods of moving energy go to  Rasekhihealing.com and sign up now! You will only benefit from this class!   There are books online you can purchase starting from Level 1, 2 and 3 but If i’m not mistaken you must be attuned to receive level 3 knowledge!