Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.
I’m convinced that Luis Beltrn lives somewhere in my surreal dreams. For it’s there that he’s conjuring up these hauntingly beautiful scenes filled with stunning imagery. Each photo tells a spellbinding story that leave us with more questions than answers, making us wonder what came before each shot and what will come soon after.