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The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

Self-taught photographer Darren Moore creates ethereal black and white landscapes using a method called daytime long exposure, where a special filters are attached to a camera lens to reduce the amount of light. These neutral density filters allow for the shutter to open for extended periods of time in broad daylight, from 30 seconds to upward of 15 minutes for a single exposure. Moore shoots mostly in locations around England, where he frequently visits causeways, breakwaters, shipwrecks, and other features along the shore.

You can see more of Moore’s photography over on Flickr and in his online gallery. He’ll also have work later this April in a group show at the Patchings Art Centre.

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X-Rays of the Human Brain

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X Rays of the Human Brain high speed fire brains black and white

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X Rays of the Human Brain high speed fire brains black and white

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X Rays of the Human Brain high speed fire brains black and white

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X Rays of the Human Brain high speed fire brains black and white

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X Rays of the Human Brain high speed fire brains black and white

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X Rays of the Human Brain high speed fire brains black and white

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X Rays of the Human Brain high speed fire brains black and white

The plume from an exploding bomb. Black and white flowers. X-Rays of a human brain cortex. These all seem like valid guesses when looking at this new series of photos by Fabian Oefner (previously here, here, here), but the truth is more amazing: it’s fire. To create the photos Oefner added a few drops of alcohol into a large glass vessel and waited for the fumes to fill the void. He then ignited the gas and managed to capture these fleeting images as the fire consumed the interior of the vessel. You can see more plus a brief video here.

Photos from the Setouchi International Art Festival by Kurt Gledhill

Photos from the Setouchi International Art Festival by Kurt Gledhill Japan installation black and white

Photos from the Setouchi International Art Festival by Kurt Gledhill Japan installation black and white

Photos from the Setouchi International Art Festival by Kurt Gledhill Japan installation black and white

Photos from the Setouchi International Art Festival by Kurt Gledhill Japan installation black and white

While attending the Setouchi International Art Festival in Japan, photographer Kurt Gledhill snapped some beautiful abstract shots of several artworks on display. My favorite is the top piece, a view from inside an installation by Chiharu Shiota. The 2013 Setouchi Triennale involved 200 individual artworks spread over 12 islands in the Seto sea and lasted 108 days. Spoon and Tamago has a nice recap. All photos courtesy Kurt Gledhill.

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

I’m really enjoying these conceptual photographs by Martin Vlach. The artist digitally merges his own photography with elements of nature to create surreal, atmospheric scenes that feel both isolating and mysterious. You can see more on Instagram and Flickr. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations trains slow motion New York Japan black and white

These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely amazing it is. Filmed in Tokyo, New York and Berlin, Magyar positioned himself on trains as they pulled into subway stops, filming the waiting crowds at 50 frames per second using a high speed camera. The resulting footage creates an uncanny feeling as the train is clearly moving quickly through the station, but the people seem to remain motionless. Any of these scenes wouldn’t seem out of place in a Ron Fricke film. To learn more about how Magyar filmed them, head on over to PetaPixel. (via The Fox is Black)

Update: There’s another great piece about Magyar’s work over on Medium.

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen silhouettes shadows black and white

Photography student Guy Cohen lives and studies in Jerusalem, and travels to locations around Israel and elsewhere in the world to capture some of these great images that toy with aspects of light, shadow, and perspective. Although just 24 years old the emerging talent has been shooting for over 8 years and is currently working on a large project involving the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. You can follow his work on Facebook or 500px and prints are available upon request.

Cohen is one of several artists, designers, and photographers I discovered in my trip last month to Israel courtesy of the team over at Kinetis. I look forward to sharing a few more with you over the next few weeks.

Stark Black and White Photographs of Waterfalls by Massimo Margagnoni

Stark Black and White Photographs of Waterfalls by Massimo Margagnoni waterfalls nature landscapes black and white
Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Stark Black and White Photographs of Waterfalls by Massimo Margagnoni waterfalls nature landscapes black and white
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Stark Black and White Photographs of Waterfalls by Massimo Margagnoni waterfalls nature landscapes black and white
Vettisfossen Waterfall, Norway

Stark Black and White Photographs of Waterfalls by Massimo Margagnoni waterfalls nature landscapes black and white
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Stark Black and White Photographs of Waterfalls by Massimo Margagnoni waterfalls nature landscapes black and white
Waterfall, Norway

Stark Black and White Photographs of Waterfalls by Massimo Margagnoni waterfalls nature landscapes black and white
Gullfoss Waterfall

Photographer Massimo Margagnoni explores aspects of nature and climate change through his stark black and white landscape photography. Of my favorites are his long exposure images of waterfalls in Norway and Iceland, many more of which you can see on Flickr. The award-winning Italian photographer has been published in National Geographic and recently published a book of his work, Fotografia dell’essere.

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Horse and Rider © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Opah © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Cheetah © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
African Elephant © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Rattlesnake © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Mandrill & Humbolt’s Wooly Monkey © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Orca © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Lemur © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
Flamingo & Water Monitor © Patrick Gries

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
© Xavier Barral

Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries bones black and white anatomy
© Xavier Barral

Created in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, Evolution is an extraodinary collection of images by photographer Patrick Gries that tells the visual story of evolution through 300 black and white photos of vertebrate skeletons. Unlike a textbook approach to photography, the skeletons Gries’ photos appear to have been reanimated, artfully posed and lit in lifelike scenarios resulting in images that are both beautiful and haunting.

In addition to the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, Gries acquired anatomical specimens from numerous veterinary and natural history museums throughout France and Monaco to round out the series of photos that are accompanied by passages from writer and scientist Dr. Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu. Evolution is available through Editions Xavier Barral.

All images courtesy Patrick Gries. (via Photojojo)

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