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Each year, surfers flock to the Tahitian village of Teahupoo to ride what photographer Ben Thouard calls “..the most powerful and perfectly artistic waves in the world.”
via NPR Picture Show
UPDATE: 5/22 Due to an overwhelming response, Operation Photo Rescue has closed volunteer registration for the time being. Check back — we’ll update when it opens again!
Operation Photo Rescue is a league of photographers and graphic designers who help survivors of natural disasters recover irreplaceable family photos.
When a town is hard hit by a natural disaster, OPR gets together and holds copy runs, sessions where people from the public can bring photos in to be salvaged. Kind of an amazing way to help survivors emotionally heal!
p.s. If you’re looking for other ways to help survivors of the tornado in Oklahoma, you can also donate to the Red Cross.
In searching for a special way to photograph her daughter Emma on her 5th birthday, Jaime Moore decided to dress her up as the most influential women in history. She writes about the series:
I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything.
Can we take a second to admire the perfection of Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places? Shore’s journey across the lesser seen parts of the United States is an example of Americana at its finest.
Flickr just launched a new look. Not only do you get to upload photos at full resolution, but everyone gets a free terabyte of photo storage!
In what has to be most precise photography project ever, Harvard fellow Wim Noorduin used salt and silicon to create microscopic flowers on the surface of a penny.
PNY produced a video featuring wildlife photographer Luke Massey in his natural habitat. Luke has a rich portfolio packed with breathtaking shots of various animals across Europe.
Watch the short film above to learn some of his tips for capturing brilliant wildlife photos.
Using modern technology as his backdrop, Mark Crummett composes incredible photographs with miniature figures. He writes about his work:
These people are surrounded by technology, technology has become their environment, and that’s where we are too. Technology has become so integrated that it’s second nature to us.
The double exposures above are part of a side project by Greek photojournalist Anna Pantelia. To see more of her work, take a look at her stunning Behance portfolio.
via Design You Trust