Can you believe the landscape photos above are actually pictures from an aquarium? Kim Keever builds small-scale dioramas that simulate tropical environments in his amazing series, Hawaii.

In an interview with Faith is Torment, Kim explains:

What makes these dioramas unusual is that they are created in a 200 gallon tank filled with water. Though I sometimes build a scene in front of and behind the tank, most of the “action” takes place in the tank with paint injected into the water for cloud formations. I use whatever materials I can find on the street, in stores and on the internet that might add to a perception of reality that is not quite what it seems.

Aquarium Used to Stage Breathtaking Landscape Photos

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The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin

I stumbled across this while looking for a book for my cousin’s new baby. I was so intrigued by the whole idea. On each left page there was words written in braille and then again in white text. It was the description of colors, according to how a blind child would experience. On the right there were raised etchings of what each page was describing. It’s so beautiful.

One page in particular that really caught my attention was the one describing the color red. It talked about how red is how it feels to bite into a ripe strawberry, or the stinging on your knee after you fall down.  Blue was the feeling of sunshine on your face. 

It’s just so astounding that someone managed this, as the idea of how to describe a color to someone who has no reference has always fascinated and baffled me.

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Capturing ‘Out Cold’ Commuters with TIME’s @PatrickWitty

Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty) spends his days editing and curating photos as TIME magazine’s international picture editor. But in late March, Witty inadvertently embarked on his own photo series when he began documenting fellow commuters that had seemingly fallen asleep on the subway.

“One morning I was on my way to work, standing directly in front of this woman with incredible hair—an explosion of color and texture, the white earphone cord dangling below, so I took a picture. She was fast asleep so I haphazardly captioned the picture, ‘Out cold on the 2. #commute.’ I took another one the next day and it sort of snowballed from there.”

Despite the appearance that the people in his photos are sleeping, most are actually engrossed in their mobile devices. “I’m not sure people realize this, but most of these people are not asleep. They are looking down, lost in their phones or tablets. And I’m doing exactly the same thing. So they are self-portraits in some ways,” says Witty.

What’s been the reaction to Patrick’s photos? “Most people find them humorous, some find it odd, some depressing. I think they are all of these things. I’m definitely not trying to make fun of anyone… It’s a testimony to the subway’s diversity and individuality.”

Join Patrick’s daily commute by following him on Instagram: @patrickwitty.

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Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Strange Looks in Public

“I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces. I seek out spaces that are visually interesting and geographically diverse. I try to place myself in compositions that contain feminine icons or advertisements. Otherwise, I position myself and the camera in a pool of people…and wait.

The images capture the gazer in a microsecond moment where they, for unknowable reasons, have a look on their face that questions my presence. Whether they are questioning my position in front of the lens or questioning my body size, the gazer appears to be visually troubled that I am in front of them.”

Photographer: Haley Morris-Cafiero

Project: Wait Watchers 


Thought this was actually really cool and I’d share it with you guys! Takes a lot to get up there and do something like this. Love it!

this is such a fucking important project to me because i am constantly stared at in public in a negative way and turned into some disgusting object for the amusement of others and this is a peaceful way to confront those people

turning the spectators into the spectacle

why are people so shitty

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More photos to come!

I’ve shot another two rolls for my project, I’m hoping that they will be my last. I’ve slightly worn myself out doing this project, mainly as I’m going out when it’s late to take photos in the dark, I’m carrying camera gear and walking around for a couple of hours at a time. I already have a bad back, and it’s susceptible to injury.

Enough complaining, I’ve been shooting on different film than I previously had been using, I decided to use a lower ISO film, previously I had been using Ilford HP5 400, but I was reading up and decided to try out a lower ISO because then there would be less grain, this time I had been using Kodak TMAX 100, obviously my biggest concern is that nothing comes out when I develop it, which this close to my deadline, would be absolutely terrible, and would mean I’d be spending the next few nights reshooting, which I’m trying to avoid. However, my camera was on the longest exposure it can do without putting it on bulb, I just need 3 or 4 images which I can use, and with my previous shots, there are some in there which I really like, but I need the opinion of others to refine it.

Naturally while I was taking photos, and getting stuck in the mud, I came up with another idea. So far I’ve tried to avoid having people in my photos, because I wanted it to be devoid of them, because it creates a different message to my work. But I just had an idea, which involves people in the photos, but they are moving their heads, because I’m using long exposures, the face won’t be captured on the film, and instead there will just be a blur, whereas their body should be pretty much okay, I took a few tester shots, and I’m kinda interested to see how they’ll come out. Not entirely sure if I want to take more of them, it does depend on how they come out, and what other’s think of them.