Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat is a photo book by photographer Miyoko Ihara. The project started thirteen years ago when her grandmother Misa found Fukumaru; a kitten abandoned in a shed. Since then, the pair has been Inseparable. This beautiful friendship is captured naturally, and intimately--over a span of thirteen years--as only a family-member could.
"Firewatch is my latest project. I'm not a nature photographer, per se, but an opportunity came one day for me to visit a controlled forest fire not far from my home. Fire, of course, is one of the ancient worlds' "four elements." No forest without fire: no life without fire: no world without fire. Once man learned to create and control fire, civilization developed. Man could cook and eat foods that were previously impossible. Fire was light, warmth and safety. Like many others, I have always been fascinated with fire.
Randy Scott Slavin is a surrealist photographer and filmmaker based in New York CIty.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Manhattan offered the perfect setting for his surreal light exploration.