Ascending to the extreme heights and locales that most of us can only fathom seeing from a silver screen, 25-year-old photographer Lucinda Grange proves that you don’t need a big budget for big shots; you only need some imagination–and skill at evading security guards. From Scotland to Brazil, Grange has seen it all, and thankfully she’s willing to share her experiences with us more terrestrial types. Here are some of Grange’s most impressive shots to date.List View
Browsing ATI By photography
What do you get when you cross a bunch of famous faces with an ever so slightly unhinged photographer? A series of tongue in cheek crazy celebrity shots that bring out the best (and worst) of some of our favorite film stars and sporting heroes. The mad scientist of the photography world, Martin Schoeller has overseen shoots for the likes of Vogue, Time and GQ Magazine. Originally the protégée of the great Annie Leibovitz, his creativity has led him to place countless awards on his mantel. Here are some of Schoeller’s shots at their most zany.
Gracing the silver screen as both the survivor of a zombie apocalypse and the founder of Facebook (although not at the same time), actor Jesse Eisenberg is well known for his comedic, neurosis-laden quirkiness. In true Schoeller style, Eisenberg puts the scream in ice-cream.
For the past year, Mother Nature has let loose a torrent of unpredictable, devastating weather conditions. From bitter cold spells to mind-bending earthquakes, the UK floods are the most recent weather-related problem in a string of worldwide natural disasters. Over the past couple of months, the UK floods have claimed lives, forced thousands from their homes and annihilated local ecosystems.
Check out these devastating images of the damage caused by the UK floods.
What began as a quiet photography project in Northeast England quickly developed into a worldwide photojournalistic commentary on the 500 year old institution of in-classroom education. From Ethiopia to Yemen to Russia to Missouri, when we look at the classrooms featured in this wonderful photo series, we aren’t just viewing desks and chairs. We’re looking at the future.
In his portraitures, Germain made sure not to tell the students how to “be” or have the classroom pre-arranged to fit a specific vision, nor did he break a school’s time tables. When asked if a particular encounter stuck out to him, Germain cited a visit at a school in Yemen. Upon arriving, Germain asked a Yemeni boy if he liked school, and the child responded with an enthusiastic, so-obvious-it’s-not-even-funny “of course”. Said Germain to the interviewer, “His response was just so different from that of any child from a developed country where school is routine. It’s very simplistic, but in so many ways, we rich folk just don’t know how lucky we are, do we?”List View
All classroom photos can be found at Julian Germain’s website
To honor its 125th year of publication, the iconic yet ever-evolving National Geographic magazine has released many never-before-seen photographs from its archives via an incredibly user-friendly and modern Tumblr account. The professionally curated collection of these photos goes by the name of FOUND, and gives us a clear vision (often startlingly so) of lost decades and cultures that may seem unreal against a present-day backdrop.
Below is a highlighted collection of 25 time-capsule images that were once lost, but now are FOUND.
The Kodak Company, founded by Robert Eastman in 1888, is widely credited for bringing photography to the masses. Eastman pioneered the use of photographic film and ‘film rolls’ that would quickly take the place of collodion and gelatin dry plates. With the advent of photographic film, and the release of his $25 camera (valued at $600 today) simply known as the Kodak No. 1, Robert Eastman brought a new world of expression and artful documentation to the common hobbyist.
One of the Kodak camera’s major advances was that even at the $25 price tag, it came preloaded with 100 exposures. At the end of the 100-shot roll, the customer would then return the camera to Kodak to have their photos developed and receive another roll of film. In a photographical world defined by the immediacy of Instagram and Snapchat, this lengthy process of receiving and sharing moments is nearly unfathomable.List View
Eastman would later release an even more affordable camera to the marketplace. At a mere price of $1, the new cardboard-box based Kodak Brownie camera transformed Eastman’s small into a full blown international sensation. With its low price and incredible ease of use, it was the Brownie that us photo image-obsessed ilk can thank for first introducing us to the traditional ‘snapshot.’
Over personal photography’s 125 year history, the devices and methods we use to take pictures have naturally evolved along with our technological advancements and tastes. Thanks to the National Media Museum’s Flickr Commons collection, we can now glimpse into the origins of our courtship with “instant” photography, as well as one of the world’s first populist art forms. All photos included were taken between 1888 and 1890.
All images come courtesy of The Huffington Post.