The 2017 Pirelli Calendar is continuing last year’s tradition of celebrating women beyond glitz and glamour with pared down images by German photographer Peter Lindbergh. The legendary photographer is the first to helm the project three times and titled the series of black and white shots Emotional.
Dutch astronaut Andr Kuipers, who is currently on a expedition on the International Space Station, shares his incredible photography from space. More than just landscape photography, Kuipers lends the rest of us still on our home planet his incredible perspective from 400 kilometers above Earth.
The unbelievable imagery he captures with his Nikon D3S and D2Xs is awe-inspiring. The spectacular views of the universe’s constant activity and the spectrum of colors it offers is absolutely breathtaking. The photos of Earth’s terrain from afar are so remarkable in their abstractness that they seem almost unreal and doctored. There is an overwhelming sense of diverse beauty in the varied textures and patterns present.
Kuipers’ expedition is set to last five and a half months with his return sometime in the middle of May 2012, landing in Kazakhstan. The journey is the second time for the well-educated scientist and doctor. Kuipers’ space travels can be followed through his frequently-updated blog.