Hundreds of People Reveal Their Hidden Tattoos

Vancouver-based photographer Spencer Kovats has created an intriguing side-by-side series of portraits that reveal people’s hidden tattoos. These willing participants shed their clothes to show the artistry created right on their skin.

Kovats is one of the 11 fine art photographers who were a part of a special event called The Tattoo Project. Four years ago, over the course of a long weekend, a group of Vancouver's best photographers sequestered themselves in one of Vancouver’s premiere studio spaces as hundreds of highly tattooed people exposed themselves to the cameras. Thousands of portraits were produced that aimed to explore the identities of the subjects through the portrayal of their body art.

A book was published in 2012 by Schiffer Books called The Tattoo Project: Body, Art, Image that features 200 images from the event. The book shows how photographers have different approaches to lighting, mood and color and how each of their unique styles sets them distinctly apart.

Spencer Kovats’ website

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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