Swiss artist Fabian Oefner is known for capturing moments frozen in time and with his latest work he has created two different series based around classic sports cars. Working with scale-models, the first series “Disintegrating,” features images of exploding cars that are created by taking thousands of separate photos of individual pieces hanging in mid-air. The pictures are then joined together in post-production to convey the idea of the car falling apart.
In “Hatch,” he depicts the birth of the car by simulating a car breaking out of it’s shell. Latex molds are created from each model car and are then filled with a thin layer of gypsum to create a replica shell. The shell is then dropped onto the car, creating the illusion that the car is emerging from it when it smashes open. The artist explains that ”there is a unique pleasure about artificially building a moment…freezing a moment in time is stupefying.”
Earlier this year we brought you the retro-futuristic photography series “Air Drive” by French photographer Renaud Marion. The series is back with a second installment, bringing back the quirky charm of vintage cars digitally retouched to appear futuristic. From Mercedes-Benz to Porsche, each car is photographed in an equally timeless setting, blurring the lines of past and present.
English artist Joseph Ford presents his latest series featuring photographs that combine the worlds of aerial and fashion photography. Although the two are often thought of as entirely separate entities, Ford’s work imagines them as a continuation of one another while exploring the real and imagined connection between the two. The results are second to none and offer a unique perspective on the patterns and textures inherently part of both landscapes and clothing.
The Illume sports photography contest from Red Bull saw 7,000 entrants this year – thus making it one of the largest photography competitions ever staged. Recently, a ceremony was held in Hong Kong where Lorenz Holder, a German photographer who works at a snowboarding magazine, took home the top prize for his winning photograph of Xaver Hoffmann midair against a gigantic satellite dish near the border of Germany and Austria. Additional category winners included Daniel Vojtěch in the “New Creativity” category, Scott Serfas in “Illumination,” Romina Amato in “Energy,” Morgan Maassen in “Lifestyle,” and Jeroen Nieuwhuis in “Close Up.”
German pilot/photographer Klaus Leidorf presents this amazing series of aerial photographs, which were taken while flying his Cesna 172. Well thought out picture details make for images that effortlessly oscilate between works of art and documentary, providing a unique view of everyday natural and man-made structures and landscapes, of which some are not even visible on the ground.
More than just a daily visual journal, Instagram serves as a platform that allows anyone and everyone to be a photographer. Simple and effective, the San Francisco-born mobile app, along with its many supporting third party components, is a fun and engaging way of sharing adventures, good eats and plenty of embarrassing moments in between. Since Instagram is a favorite social media platform of ours, we decided to share some of the people we find inspiring in our latest weekly feature, Five Instagram Accounts We’re Enjoying This Week. Feel free to let us know in the comments section on why you feel your account should be featured next week and be sure to follow us at @highsnobiety.
@danrubin – Using only an iPhone, photographer Dan Rubin reels in luminous shots of everyday life and travels.
@twheat – Hong Kong resident Tyson Wheatley captures the city’s diversity; from breathtaking trails to dazzling skyscrapers.
@10_ya – Hailing from Japan, this account documents a beautiful transition between fashion, art and mother nature.
@mattfrench – Photographer and designer Matt French takes fascinating scenic shots with colors that evoke a distinct, whimsical quality.
@saysthefox – Southern California photographer Kelly Victoria’s feed features an on-going series of seductive pictures that each tell their own unique story.
London-based artist Aled Lewis has created a photography series that integrates classic video game characters into real life environments. From Mario Kart to Donkey Kong, each character is placed in what could be considered its real life environment equivalent.
Take a look at the gallery above and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below.
Last year the prestigious and strong heritage brand Hasselblad, known for their exceptionally high-quality cameras, transformed their online magazine VICTOR into a annually printed publication.
The strongly anticipated photography magazine is more of a book than a magazine with a striking high-quality feel. The second issue has artist David Hockney revealing an exclusive triptych, an edit from Steve McCurry of the Pirelli 2013 Calendar photographed in Rio de Janeiro, Guido Argentini showcasing his exceptional nude studies, Perou featuring Matrix-style levitation skills in collaboration with adidas and many more fantastic stories.
We have an exclusive overview of the magazine content for you, check it out in the gallery above.
The ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ annually give away credits for chosen single shot images, on the basis of only 1 picture and not a whole series. The 20 best shots along with the full article can be seen on the website of World Photo.
Take a look at selected winning photographs of this years competition in the gallery above.
Take My Picture is a short film, produced by Garage magazine, who’s original intention was to observe the fairly new phenomenon of fashion bloggers and street style stars. While filming the footage, “two salient trends” became apparent: fashion editors frustrated by the ensuing commotion outside of shows, and the rise of “peacocking” street style stars as a result of the proliferation of blogs. Take My Picture examines these themes from both perspectives.