Photography

January 18, 2019

Astrophotographer Creates Incredible Photo of the Solar System from His Backyard

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy‘s love of outer space was sparked over 20 years ago while exploring the solar system through his father’s telescope. A few years ago, after finding a free telescope on Craigslist, his interest was renewed and he set down the difficult path of learning the technical aspects of astrophotography. Over time, his tenacity paid off, as exemplified by an incredible photograph of the solar system shot almost entirely in his backyard.

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January 18, 2019

Photos of Fearless “Monorail Cats” Who Expertly Balance on Narrow Beams

From ancient Egyptian tomb decorations to modern day graphic design, cats have inspired artists for centuries. In fact, photographer Sabrina Boem is so intrigued by our feline friends that she’s dedicated years to capturing them on camera. The self-described “Catographer” first began photographing cats when she adopted her first stray just over 6 years ago, and has since gone on to work on several cat-related photo projects.

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January 14, 2019

Andy Warhol’s Iconic Polaroid Portraits Will Have Their Own Exhibit in London

Before the digital age of smartphones and selfies, there was nothing more immediate than a Polaroid. And there is perhaps no other artist who is better able to bridge the gap between the artistry of analog photography and the instant gratification of digital photography than Andy Warhol. This pioneer of pop art used photography as a basis for all his artwork and was rarely seen without his trusted SX-70 Polaroid camera.

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January 11, 2019

Intimate Portraits of People Over 100 Years Old Reveal the Beauty of Aging Bodies

For years, photographer Anastasia Pottinger has strived to shine a spotlight on an underrated and overlooked demographic: the elderly. Specifically, she features centenarians—people who have lived to be 100 years old—in her series of revealing portraits. Compiled into a book called 100: What Time Creates, these one-of-a-kind photographs offer an “intricate look into the beauty that can be found by appreciating and valuing how our bodies change with the passage of time.

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