Photographer Menno Aden's philosophy of interiors suggests that every room, residential, retail or otherwise, can look neat and organized from above due to the two dimensional nature of the shot. He uses this bird's eye angle to document his subject's "compressed personality" - capturing their belongings and lives through an elevated frame. The result is a tidy, unusual view of familiar surroundings seen in a completely new way.
During nightly horrors where neighbors are fighting or roommates are playing loud videos or there's a party upstairs resembling a tribal dance party, I fantasize about a completely detached home of my own. I don't know what neighborly incidents drove French photographer Laurent Chehere to envision his flying houses, but they resemble the kind of isolated world I dream of - just as long as there's minimal turbulence. Chehere's surreal pictures won him a prize at the Dock en Seine City of Fashion and Design and the Galerie Paris-Beijing showcased his work at an exhibition.
You know what they say - don't eat macro snow. Andrew Osokin does macro lenses proud in this series of perfect, tiny snowflakes. They may be fragile and delicate but I still wish I could eat them.
Norman Rockwell's work is a deeply sentimental and sometimes kitschy view of the rosier side of things, and his name has become synonymous with the romantic views of America, traditions that make your parents ambitiously invite your whole, weird family to Thanksgiving dinner even though they won't stop being weird. But did you know that Rockwell's work was carefully staged? In an interview (below) with some of the painter's earliest subjects, NPR reveals that in fact, Rockwell carefully constructed still images before painting them. Critics differ on whether this makes him more or less legitimate, but Rockwell once explained that in photographs, he was able to capture "details and accidents of light" that he would have missed otherwise.
Layers aren't just for Photoshop anymore. Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi creates panoramic landscapes on plexiglass acrylic, using a laser printer and infinite views. His drawings aim to change the way we percieve the world, if only for a minute, and to extend our limited eyesight, presenting solid matter that we experience with our whole body. The result is a sliced up, flowing vista, which I imagine can be appreciated much more in person. His exhibition of layered landscapes entitled "Time + Space" was featured at the Hildebrand Gallery in Geneva.
Photographer Abraham Joffe teamed up with Untitled Film Works to show you the beauty and precision behind motion image photography, which allows you to gather incredible stills from video. Although taking stills from film is not a new concept, it's never been at such an incredible resolution before. The freedom of motion image photography allows you to capture not only every moment, but the frames and micro expressions between every moment. It's especially a revelation for wildlife photographers, which is why Joffe traveled to Namibia to bring you moments in the safari.