Hougaard Malan is a self-taught photographer whose beautiful homeland of South Africa proved too beautiful not to photograph. Since embarking on his career, Malan has traveled through almost all of South Africa to capture its rich and varied landscape. He tells us how it feels to capture the perfect shot, why he loves bad weather, and why the perfect camera isn't the most important thing in the world.

Published in Rising Star Interviews
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 04:42

"Second Chance" by Geo Messmer

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Alan Sailer is a photography sniper and exploding things is his modus operandi. Sailer's pellet rifles and high shutter speeds have led to the creation of many dynamic and colorful images. In this series, he targets Christmas ornaments, which seems much more satisfying than simply hanging them on a tree. One can only imagine the bloodshed of glitter that emerged on the floor seconds later.

Published in Best of the Web
Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:24

The Squirrels of Andre Villeneuve

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Monday, 10 December 2012 21:33

Ocean of Trash: Creatures of the Ziploc Sea

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I always knew this day would come. Humans have thrown so much plastic into the ocean that our marine life has finally begun to breed with it into brand-name household product offspring. Within the next five years we'll have "thrown-in-anger" cell phone creatures, and within ten years? Perhaps an astounding new Trash-Atlantis.

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We are big fans of anything tilt-shifted here. The smaller, the better. This adorable video by Efim Graboy and Daria Turetski was shot over five days and two nights, and consists of over 4,500 frames to bring you the town of Kiev in it's cutest ever form. Check out the short film below:

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Michael Grab of Colorado spends his time making rocks stack on rocks, no glue involved. Since learning and honing the meditative craft of "stone balancing", Grab has gone on to do many installations over the years. He defends his hobby by claiming that ancient cultures worldwide have been practicing it for centuries, and that the art form is calming and therapeutic. So next time you're having an ADD-centered nervous breakdown because you can't find your iPad, don't send a bill to your therapist - go defy some basic laws of physics.

Published in Best of the Web
Sunday, 09 December 2012 15:05

Happy Sundog! (12/9)

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Saturday, 08 December 2012 14:02

Rate My Bike By Tustel Ico

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This is a campaign for the Stiftung Berliner Harmoniker (the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), photographed by Mierswa and Kluska and developed by art director Björn Ewers. It's easy to get lost in these images of the insides of instruments, which look like a cross between the Matrix and the coolest attic you could imagine.

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