Underwater photography of scuba divers, coral, or wildlife can sometimes seem commonplace regardless of the remote destination or subject, but Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro (here and here) bucks the trend with his desaturated, dark, and often brooding images taken in and around Jakarta.
Like to learn how to photograph food like a pro? Then check out this short video tutorial from David Loftus for some great introductory tips about styling and composition:
Polish photographer Joanna Jaskolska had the imaginative idea of providing breakdancers with LED wands to hold as they danced.
The resulting light trails demonstrate the dancers’ movements .2 seconds prior – click to view larger versions:
Danaus: A close-up of a model before a sunlit backdrop, peering through a veil of paper butterflies
Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
Chicago-based photographer Satoki Nagata has produced a series of abstract, black and white street portraits of people caught in the winter elements.
Nagata says that he lights his subjects from behind with a flash using a slow shutter speed and doesn’t rely on double exposures or glass reflections as it may appear.
The results are some pretty striking photographs of people who look nearly transparent yet appear to be almost perfectly surrounded by a crisp halo of light.
Here are more examples of Satoki’s amazing flash street photography:
This grin-inducing photograph was shot by Tracy from HeyHarriet using the ‘through the viewfinder’ (TtV) method.
TtV is defined as taking a picture of any subject through the viewfinder of any camera with another camera. In this case, Tracy has used her Canon digital and an old twin lens reflex Argus 75.
The process results in a square formatted photo with the characteristic black border and little unique details like specks, blurry edges and other inconsistencies that contribute to a soft image with a vintage aesthetic – which I love!
Here are some more of Tracy’s atmospheric TtV images…