“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not," says New York photographer Braden Summers, who has created his kickstarter project “All Love Is Equal” to show classically romantic scenes with gay couples in the UK, France, India, Lebanon, Brazil and the U.S.
“A large driving force behind creating this series was actually less about affecting the gay community directly, and more about giving the general population a way to relate to gay imagery which is devoid of sex, victimization, or banality – themes that might usually prevent some folks from connecting.”
“The photographs are not documentations, they are dreamy illustrations of what open expressions of love in different cultures *could* look like in the future, more accepting time.”
Chinese illustrator and anatomy instructor Chuan-Bin Chung uses his considerable drawing skills to reveal the form and structure of human anatomy with these precise and colorful diagrams he builds for the students in the classroom.
I am both horrified and awed by photographer Nick Brandt's images of birds calcified by the overwhelmingly alkaline waters of Lake Natron in Tanzania.
Brandt writes in his new photo/essay book, Across The Ravaged Land.
"I unexpectedly found the creatures — all manner of birds and bats — washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.
"The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry."
To add to the effect, he posed the animals as if they were frozen in life.