Between 1940 and 1970, the East Coast served as a springboard for a series of influential architectural experiments.
‘These Beach Houses Are a Modern Architecture Lover’s Dream’
ARTSY | ABIGAIL CAIN | JUL 20TH, 2016
One of the most remarkable places accessible to the public in New York City is the ruins of the Fort Tilden military base on the Rockaway Peninsula, where huge batteries with now-empty heavy gun turrets open to the beach.
‘Paint Flows Over a Rockaway Ruin Like Hurricane Waves’
Hyperallergic | Allison Meier | July 4, 2016
National Geographic has selected the winning photos of 2016 for its prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year photo contest.
‘Here Are the Best Travel Photos of 2016’
PetaPixel | July 04, 2016 | MICHAEL ZHANG
On August 25th, the National Parks Service turns 100 years old. Celebrations have ranged from the First Family’s vacation through Yosemite and Carlsbad Caverns last month to an exhibition at the George Eastman Museum exploring the intertwined histories of photography and parkland.
’13 Photographers Who Captured the Epic Beauty of America’s National Parks’
ARTSY | ABIGAIL CAIN | JUL 1ST, 2016
Spending an entire evening under the stars in near pitch darkness, photographer Mikko Lagerstedt(previously) captures spectacular landscapes of frozen tundra and misty mornings of Iceland and his native Finland.
‘The Beauty of Finland & Iceland Captured Through Multiple Exposure Landscapes by Mikko Lagerstedt’
Colossal | Christopher Jobson | July 1, 2016
When spring rolls around in Japan, cherry blossoms (known as “sakura”) cause an explosion of bright pink colors in the natural landscapes.
‘Photos of Cherry Blossoms Turning Ponds Pink in Japan’
PetaPixel | June 29, 2016 | MICHAEL ZHANG
World renowned italian pianist and composer ludovico einaudi has performed a historic concert, set on a floating platform in the arctic ocean.
‘ludovico einaudi orchestrates floating performance in the arctic ocean for greenpeace’
Designboom | June 21, 2016 | Nina Azzarello
PILZONE, Italy — It was a long-held dream, but finally, this week, the conceptual artist Christo walked on water.
On Thursday, he tried out his latest project, “The Floating Piers,” a walkway stretching three kilometers, or nearly two miles, that connects two small islands in Lake Iseo, in Italy’s Lombardy region, to each other and to the mainland.
‘Christo’s Newest Project: Walking on Water’
New York Times | June 16, 2016 | Elisabetta Povoledo
Made out of thousands of tiny little triangles, these delicately thatched composites strike a pleasing visual chord through their careful balance of negative and positive space.
‘Artist Combines Passion for Math, Nature, and Art to Create Incredible Topographical Art’
My Modern Met | June 7, 2016 | By Kristine Mitchell
One of the oldest human illusions is that culture is a conquest of, or an escape from, nature. It is an illusion we need to abandon fast.
‘The Louvre’s closure proves art cannot survive climate change’
The Guardian | Jonathan Jones | June 6, 2016
Mark Dorf is a German artist who combines photography and digital arts to imagines abstract works.
‘Abstract Mountain Landscapes Photography’
Fubiz | June 5, 2016
Photographer and graphic designer Paolo Pettigiani recently took a stroll through New York’s Central Park armed with an infrared lens and took a number of fantastic shots that show the iconic park in a whole new light. The usual green grass and trees are transformed into a bright cotton candy pink which vividly contrasts with the aquamarine sky. The 24-year-old photographer moved to New York from Turin, Italy only two weeks ago and has been busy documenting his views of the city on Instagram. (via Behance, This Isn’t Happiness)
‘NYC’s Central Park Photographed in Infrared by Paolo Pettigiani’
Colossal | May 20, 2016 | Christopher Jobson
Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene is one of the leading Dutch photographers of her generation. During the first part of the 1990s, her work involved intriguing portraits of adolescent girls and women taken in their hometown, her square format photographs stand out for their outstanding lighting, their painstaking, elegant compositions, and their palpable psychological tension.
Van Meene’s natural affinity with the world of puberty, combined with the intimate connection she achieves with her models, means that her powerful portraits leave a deep impression.
Her book ‘The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits’ brings together over 250 images, and is the most complete survey of Hellen van Meene’s photography. Buy on Amazon for $56
‘The Mysterious Portraits of Hellen van Meene’
Trendland | May 16, 2016 | CYRIL FOIRET
German photographer J. flynn newton attempts to visualize the subject matter of his dreams in ‘drOWNing SKY’.
‘J. flynn newton creates dream-derived landscapes in drOWNing SKY’
Designboom | May 2, 2016 | Nick Brink
In the Gorges du Dades there are some breathtaking bends between walls of rock. Capturing everything from the eruption of a volcano on Réunion Island, a quiet family moment in China, and the winding path of a road in Morocco, the entrants for the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest are sure to get travellers dreaming of their next trip.
‘National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest’
Lonely Planet | April 27, 2016 | Alex Butler
Sanja Marusic is a young photographer whose pictures are shot throughout the world, over the countries she visits, and she extracted the landscapes and the most personal possible upgrades. She manages to create a 60’s and 70’s atmosphere, retro-futuristic or psychedelic with models that interact in landscapes with bright and cool colors, objects such as mirrors and fabrics, making the all very enigmatic.
‘Inspiring Photography Series by Sanja Marusic’
Fubiz | April 27, 2016
One Australian performance group is asking a provocative question: What better way to connect to the earth than through sex?
Pony Express, a collective of four artists, will perform at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne, between May 6-16, at the Next Wave Festival. The show, entitled Ecosexual Bathhouse, is meant to be a “complete sensory environment” according to the group’s fundraising page.
‘Why these artists are having sex with the earth’
Mashable | April 27, 2016 | Chelsea Frisbie
The world can be a pretty strange and surreal place as it is, but for those times when it’s not quite weird enough, we can always rely on photographers and image manipulators like Ted Chin to show us things we couldn’t possibly imagine.
‘THIS PHOTOGRAPHER TURNS HIS IMAGINATION INTO AMAZING SURREAL DIGITAL MANIPULATIONS’
DIY Photography | April 26, 2016 | John Aldred
Art and environmental activism often go hand in hand. Such is the case with Jason deCaires Taylor’s incredible aquatic sculptures that seek to celebrate and protect the amazing underwater landscapes of our Earth. His pieces explore the symbiosis between art, nature, and man, with breathtaking installations that evolve and grow through the effects of one on another. With Earth Day having just passed us by, we wanted to commemorate this artist’s exciting union of art with the natural world.
‘Underwater Sculptures Celebrate Life on Earth and Protect Aquatic Ecosystems’
My Modern Met | April 26, 2016 | Kristine Mitchell
English photographer Nick Brandt first had occasion to visit East Africa in 1995, as the director of the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song.” As many have, he simply “fell in love with the place,” not least with the animals that live there. “That experience shifted my focus in terms of what I wanted to say about the world,” says Brandt, and for almost two decades now, he has exclusively dedicated himself to saying it.
‘Monumental Wildlife Portraits Capture Wastelands Once Roamed’
The Creators Project | April 22, 2016 | Shana Nys Dambrot