World Photo Contest 2016

Migrants crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary.

Above is the winning image of the 2016 World Photo Contest, Hope for a New Life by Australian photographer Warren Richardson. The photo depicts a man passing a baby through barbed wire on the Hungarian-Serbian. Richardson camped with a group of 200 people who were attempting to cross the border for nearly a week. "I camped with the refugees for five days on the border. A group of about 200 people arrived, and they moved under the trees along the fence line. They sent women and children, then fathers and elderly men first. I must have been with this crew for about five hours and we played cat … [Read more...]

In Swimming Pool.


Maria Svarbova's 'In The Swimming Pool' is surreal, ethereal, and a little creepy. Mária Švarbová was born in 1988 in Slovakia and has been dedicated to photography since 2010. Her work focuses on creating a dream like reality, with inspiration from surrealism and Art Nouvea. Her focus on minimalism and purity create evocative photos. These works are so pristine they look like paintings! Just a big, wow. Right? … [Read more...]

Wanderlust | Courtney Velasco Shoots Vienna.


Last month Courtney and her now fiancé Andreas (guys I'm a bridesmaid; we met on the internet!) went to Austria to visit... I begged Court to share some of her candid shots of Vienna with us. She has the most amazing eye. She sent me some photos and a little blurb about the city and shots.... Enjoy! Vienna is a city begging to be photographed. I haven't spent much time in Europe, and the first thing that struck me was how old and grand the architecture was. I knew going in that this city was so rich in culture and proud of its diversity in the arts and also culinarily. Every building is … [Read more...]

Heavenly Creatures | Cass Bird.


Cass Bird is one of my favorite photographers. If I could just succubus her talent right out of her I would... Her photos have such a lovely quality to them... whimsey, fun, silliness and a unique sense of what is beautiful. They're perfectly imperfect, which is hard to do. And they make you feel things, which is even harder to do. If you follow her on instagram, she always seems to be having fun, on set, and with her adorable family. She's a fashion photographer, but you get the sense that she doesn't take fashion too seriously, which is why she is so good at. She's looking for something that … [Read more...]

ART | Selfies Reimagined.


Michele Bisaillon's series of selfies reimagined is super cool and refreshing. “I use them like telescopes. They're windows into other worlds for me,” she explains. "The media is consistently producing digitally altered imagery and in response to that I want to create images that are organic and unedited. My goal is to remind myself and others that there is always something missing from the picture; another side to the story. There will forever be simultaneous events occurring in the universe that none of us know about. I find that abundance of possibility endlessly inspiring,” says … [Read more...]