September 20, 2020

Photographer Preserves the Forgotten Beauty of Abandoned Sites Around the UK

Photographer Matt Emmett loves exploring locations that have long been ignored. Using his picture taking, he helps unlock the hidden mysteries of these spaces and brings renewed attention to areas that have otherwise been “lost.” And while the British photographer is used to traveling to the far-flung corners of Europe for his explorations, lately he’s been finding inspiration closer to home.

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September 11, 2020

Cyanotype: The Photographic Process That “Blue” Everyone Away 170 Years Ago

The word “photography” derives from the Greek words for light (phōs) and drawing (graphé). So, it's safe to say that inventors and photographers have developed many innovative ways of “drawing with light.” One method that was introduced in the 19th century is cyanotype photography—an early photographic process known for the brilliant blue (cyan) hue of the final print.

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September 9, 2020

Photographer Documents How People Live in Cramped Rented Rooms in Seoul

Seoul is one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in. These high prices make it a challenge for many people to find affordable housing. As a result, an alternative to the conventional apartment has emerged. Called goshiwons, these are not apartments but tiny rooms that are large enough for a twin-sized bed and some prized belongings. Photographer Sim Kyu-Dong showcased these units—and the people that inhabit them—in a fascinating series of images.

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August 29, 2020

Exquisite Aerial Photos Highlight the Varied Hues of the Icelandic Landscape

German photographer Jan Erik Waider has always been fascinated by the landscapes of the distant North. He spends much of his time exploring the rugged terrain of Greenland, Norway, Antarctica, and Iceland. For his latest series of abstract landscapes, Waider took a different approach and decided to focus on color. These aerial shots, taken in Iceland, break down the environment in a unique way and highlight the various tonalities that grace a single scene.

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