Combining his mastery of photography and passion for deep-sea diving, Austrian artist Andreas Franke transformed the shipwrecked USS Vandenberg into a subterranean gallery 130 feet below sea level. Accessible only by scuba diving, Franke’s surreal photographs decorated the outer-walls of the Vandenberg, breathing new life into the haunting silence of the ruined majestic vessel. Click here to read more!
In his beguiling photo series “Sitting on the Wall: Haikou V,” Chinese artist Weng Fen captures young women and new cities on the precipice of change. The backs of the young women face us, giving no hint of a personal identity, save for their slightly varied school uniforms. Meanwhile, the booming new buildings dominate the background, their postmodern facades signifying an increase of investment and oncoming changes throughout Chinese cities. Read more!
Anyone who’s traveled to popular touristic sites knows the feeling of being caught in the crossfire of countless camera lenses—the annoyed (and annoying) jockeying to capture the perfect shot…which in most cases looks exactly like everyone else’s. When we stumbled across Richard Silver’s photographs of iconic monuments, we were shocked—caught in the same tourist hustle, Silver manages to give us a new perspective on famous landmarks we didn’t think possible. Read more!
Dutch photographer Iwan Baan has been at the forefront of architectural photography since 2005, when he documented both OMA’s CCTV tower and Herzog and de Meuron’s Olympic Stadium in Beijing. Honored with the Architizer A+ Relevance Award, presented by New Museum director Lisa Phillips, Iwan Baan is among the most talented architectural photographers working today. His art lies not only in capturing the building as an object, or in mastering composition, but also in capturing the urban context and human life both within and beyond his subjects’ walls. Read more!
This week’s edition of ‘Guess the Buidling’ features model Erin Heatherton on a striking sculptural terrace. Golden sunlight bounces off playful chimneys, creating a dynamic backdrop for this contemporary fashion shoot. Built by a modern master with a penchant for ornament and allegory, this project is a mainstay of academic and popular discussion. Have you seen the warm-toned masonry and arabesque motifs before?
Ah, the Roaring Twenties, that decadent period when people tossed tradition out the window and really started living it up. Opulent parties, smokey jazz clubs, subterranean speakeasies—if only we could have been there! Tomorrow, the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, set in 1922, debuts in theaters. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up 15 magnificent examples of Art Deco design around the globe. Click through to see them all!
Today we’re spotlighting the work of photographer Daniella Zalcman, whose stunning New York + London series of superimposed photos takes Instagram images to a new level. Navigating between travel and art photography, Zalcman documented her major transnational relocation to London from New York with this set of overlapping photographs of both cities. Her meticulous compositions produce synergy and dissonance in the same frame, heightening their visual contrast and strong atmospheric presence. Click through to see more!
Barrow Cabins, a photo series by Seattle-based photographer Eirik Johnson, depicts homebuilt Alaskan hunting cabins during the seasonal extremes far above the Arctic Circle. Built by the native Iñupiat people, the hunting cabins are vernacular shelters built of cast-off and found materials, used for only part of the year. The result: immaculate, paired images of vernacular structures amid the Arctic’s climactic extremes. Click through to see the photos!
Think you’re seeing double? Think again! These absolutely breathtaking photographs, seen on scene360 and illusion, show the stunning mirrored effect that happens when a panoramic cityscape sits on a body of water. Taken by various photographers, each image shows a unique skyline at different times of day, and captures the character of each city in its natural setting and inverse. Click through to see them all!