Electric Blossom: An Ethereal Distortion of Nature

New York-based fashion photographer Torkil Gudnason is known for his ability to blur the line between fashion and art. He believes that editorial work “is a process of attrition: if the image outlives its commercial purpose (and what is fashion if not fleeting) then all that is left, for better or worse, is the art.” Along with his extensive fashion portfolio, the talented photographer also explores personal projects as an outlet from his many commercial assignments.

Born in Denmark, Gudnason is no stranger to long, dark winters, and, as a result, he is fascinated with the barrage of color that comes along with spring. In light of that interest, he developed Electric Blossom, a series which features the beauty of the natural world as seen through his creative lens. Set under extremely unnatural lighting, the photographer transforms an otherwise typical still life shot into an ethereal distortion of nature. He uses artificial studio lighting to produce gradients of neon color that streak across the flower petals in bursts of vibrant energy. Gudnason says, “I translate [the flowers] into my fantasy world,” and, in doing so, he gives new and fantastic life to an ordinary, everyday flower.

Torkil Gudnason’s website
via [Faith Is Torment]

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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