Whimsical Portraiture with @emilycall
Did you know that portrait photography has existed since the invention of the camera? While those classic portraits focused on the subject’s face, modern photographers like Emily Call (@emilycall) are breaking from tradition. By simply hiding her subject behind or underneath objects, she’s added a unique twist to portrait photography.
“I began taking portraits with my subject’s face hidden purely out of interest,” said Emily. “I was very interested in the questions provoked by the subject’s face not being visible, and the positive feedback I received from my posts encouraged me to further pursue my concept.”
Although whimsical in nature, Emily plans each of her scenes well before shooting them. “Inspiration comes to me through the world with its flaws and beauties. I come up with a lot of the concepts for my portraits far in advance from when I actually take the photos. When I have a free second, I’ll round up a few subjects (mainly my two brothers, who are very patient to put up with me) and I will find some nice, even lighting.”
Be sure to view the fruits of Emily’s delightful labor at instagram.com/emilycall!
Aurora Borealis’ Dancing Northern Light Display
During fall and winter in the northernmost parts of North America, Europe and Asia, the night sky comes alive with dancing soft green, blue, or red curtain-like lights. These lights—called aurora borealis (or the northern lights)—are the result of the sun’s solar winds, which are made up of light particles entering the Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere. When the light particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere they collide with existing gases that cause the particles to glow!
Though aurora borealis is best viewed through naked eyes, many photographers are able to capture the brilliance of these lights by using long exposure settings or applications with their cameras so that others can experience the beauty of aurora.
Beautiful closeups of reptiles’ eyes — very alien-like.
A professional cluster-balloonist recreated Up’s flying house this weekend.
Nov. 15, 2012. The brother of Palestinian boy Walid al-Abadlah, who according to hospital officials was killed in an Israeli air strike, kisses his body during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa—Reuters)
From escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and austerity riots in Europe to the flooding of Venice and murmurations of starlings in Scotland, TIME presents the best images of the week.
See more photos here.
Vincent Fournier’s photo journalistic series ‘The Man Machine’ explores developing robotic technology from around the world. Click the photos for more information.
(also check out ‘Space Project’ posted earlier this week)
will there soon be a time when robots walk the streets just like us? it seems odd to me that it might soon be normal.
The City of Malang. It has an epithet: “Malang Kucecwara” meaning “God, destroy the devils!” (Taken with Instagram)