Australian photographer Ray Collins first picked up a camera in 2007 and used it to photograph his friends surfing around his coastal home after long shifts working in a nearby coalmine.
His attention quickly shifted from his friends to patterns and forms he noticed in the waves. Collins, who is colourblind, was also drawn to the interplay of light and water, perhaps more attuned to contrast than the nuance of color.
He poetically refers to this switch from coalminer to fine art photographer as a balance between his “black life and blue life”.
Here’s some more of Ray’s striking oceanic imagery for your viewing pleasure:
London based photographer, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, has created a 12 month calendar inspired by retro calendars featuring 1940s pinup girls. Except the girls aren’t wearing clothes—they’re wearing milk! Very fast milk.
Frozen with high speed strobes, each image is layered from hundreds of photographs capturing splashes on real models using real milk. Inspired by iconic images from artists like Gil Elvgren, Wieczorkiewicz shoots up to 200 frames to complete an image. The frames are then layered in Photoshop and combined seamlessly to complete the dress.
Artist Kasia Derwinska creates scenes with contemplative silhouettes of people trying to find their own paths in life. Each anonymous character is either standing at a distance or walking off into a vast and empty landscape.
There are recurring visuals throughout her portfolio that include umbrellas, clouds, and a theme of pensiveness as her characters are stuck at a standstill. Like an artistic metaphor for life through a surreal lens, each frame presents characters with endless options to create their own reality.
Choosing not to refer to herself as a professional photographer, Derwinska says:
I use photography as a tool, like a brush for painting or an instrument to play music. My creations are an attempt to connect the visible with the invisible – feelings, emotions, fears, hopes and doubts about the world we live in. It is my personal journey through this unreal reality.
Check out more imaginative images below…
Photographer and IT analyst Vangelis Bagiatis was born in 1978 and lives and works in Athens, Greece. He dedicates most of his free time to photography.
His recent work creates moody, abstract, surreal scenes with a Lensbaby Composer, which seems like the ideal tool to realise his creative inspiration.
Here are more of Bagiatis’ atmospheric images for your viewing pleasure… be sure to click to view larger versions…
From The Phoblographer…
Being a gadget freak and accessory hound, I tend to collect a lot of small items for my iPhone. But we know that you love them too! There are so many out there though, and I’ve tried many of them and made mistakes at times. With that said, here’s a couple that you might want to look at.
Ludwig West is a 38 year-old photographer from France. His Polaroids are creative, psychedelic, dreamy, other-worldly… here are more of his atmospheric images for your viewing pleasure: