Category: Photography

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Ben #1, 2014. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Sherlock #2, 2012. Ella #1, 2014. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Carl #1. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Xantippe #1. Lizzie #1. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Jake #1, 2012. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white Sydney #3. Xenia #1. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Mr. Beasley #1, 2014. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Briede #1. Honey #3. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Honey #1, 2014. Photo © Kevin Horan.

When it comes to fancy studio portraits of pets, it’s no surprise people are willing to hire photographers for loving photos of their cats and dogs, we’ve even seen cameras thoughtfully trained on chickens and exotic snakes, but commercial photographer Kevin Horan decided it was high time for an artistically neglected group of barnyard animals to step into the spotlight: goats and sheep. In 2007, Horan moved from Chicago to Whidbey Island, Washington where he approached a neighbor about photographing one of his sheep. The neighbor agreed and his portrait series Chattel was born.

Lately, Horan photographs mostly sheep and goats from the New Moon Farm Goat Rescue in Arlington, WA, where he sets up a portable studio and works with assitants to achieve surprisingly emotive and humorous portraits that reveal the subtle personality of each animal. The wildly popular series was selected in Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 for 2014, and one of the photos was acquired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Prints are available upon request. (via Slate, PetaPixel)

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Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Photographer Kilian Schönberger (previously) stays up all night, often driving 3-4 hours in the dark to hike up mountains in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and France, to shoot these foggy landscapes just before sunrise. Only at heights of 500 to 1,500 meters can he achieve a clear view of rolling mountains and treetops as they pierce through the fog for a few brief minutes. He shares via email:

Since I’m ascending the mountains during the early morning hours mostly alone it’s always a very special experience. When it’s still dark during the walk everything is calm except some animals of the night like owls. The anticipation is growing when the eastern sky starts to gloom gently. Around 30 minutes before sunrise the best stage of such a morning starts. The intensity of colors reaches the peak and due to the indirect lighting everything seems to be smooth. These are the moments that touch one’s soul in a very meditative way.

You can see much more of Schönberger’s work over on his Facebook page. (via My Modern Met)

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Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

The team over at Zurich-based Schönstaub released this great series of rugs and bath towels adorned with various photos of nebulae. The the 100% cotton towels are available through their shop and the rugs appear to be made to order. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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An Owl Flying Straight into a Camera Looks like a Hovering Spaceship

An Owl Flying Straight into a Camera Looks like a Hovering Spaceship owls birds

British photographer Russell Savory captured this amazing shot earlier this summer of an owl flying directly toward his camera. With its wings pulled back, it looks like a hovering two-eyed spaceship. Though don’t let the perspective fool you, Savory was shooting from a distance with a 600mm telephoto lens.

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Wacky High-Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid-Shake by Carli Davidson

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Wacky High Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid Shake by Carli Davidson  humor high speed dogs

Published today from Harper Design, Shake Puppies is the latest jowl-flapping canine photo book from Portland-based pet and wildlife photographer Carli Davidson. The dangerously adorable collection of images is a follow-up to her 2013 book Shake that similarly featured high-speed photos of adult dogs caught mid-shake as their ears, lips, fur and drool flies in every direction.

Davidson began photographing animals while on staff at the Oregon Zoo, a passion that eventually led to a career shooting portraits of exotic animals, pets with disabilities, and a plethora of cats and dogs. Shake Puppies is available now through Amazon.

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Photography by Thomas Prior

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

Photography by Thomas Prior travel street photography

When he was 13 years old, New York-based photographer Thomas Prior won a drawing contest and used the money to buy a Pentax K1000 camera. By the age of 20, while still attending SVA, he began assisting on commercial shoots while developing his own direct, almost simplistic approach to photography. Prior relies almost completely on natural lighting and a brilliant eye to capture uncanny images in unexpected places. Gathered here is a selection of photos from the past few years, you can see more on his frequently updated Tumblr, and a recently created Instagram account. (via All of this Is Rocket Science)

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A Spider Fixing a Leaf

A Spider Fixing a Leaf spiders macro leaves

A Spider Fixing a Leaf spiders macro leaves

OK, so the spider isn’t fixing the leaf, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing (and no, it’s not Photoshop). Paris-based photographer Bertrand Kulik stumbled onto this tiny spider who managed to construct its web inside a leaf with a giant hole and snapped these photos at just the right angle. (thnx, Alex!)

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