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riot police and a kissing couple

Posted on | June 18, 2011 | No Comments

it looks like a montage or fake image but it’s not. richard lam, a photographer who was in vancouver to document the riots happening after the NFL 2011 finals for getty images, took this once in a lifetime shot.

as riot police spreads out in all directions, this couple, seemingly uninterested in what unfolds around them, kisses each other lying on the street.

while it seems like that kiss was an act of love demonstrating against the aggressive police behavior it turns out that the girl was separated from her boyfriend in the chaos of the moment and was run over by the police that left her injured on the ground. after the scene cleared up the boyfriend rushed over and comforted her. that’s when richard lam hit the trigger and captured the image below.


the underwater project · alex tipple

Posted on | May 4, 2011 | No Comments

“Australian photographer Alex Tipple regularly gets beaten in the head with his 5kg underwater camera but with shots like this one, it’s definitely worth it. He captures split second, stunning images of swimmers and surfers emerging underwater just off the Australian coast.

The 29 year-old captures the precise moment a wave breaks and surfers are drawn under, resulting in images of stunning clarity with an interesting twist on abstract photography. Tipple decided to shoot these kind of images after becoming frustrated with “normal” surf photography.” (




brian skerry

Posted on | September 3, 2010 | No Comments

some amazing marine wildlife images done by brian skerry, a national geographic photographer specialized on underwater environments. more images here.


tomohide ikeya

Posted on | August 23, 2010 | No Comments

tomohide was born in 1974 in kanagawa, japan, and started his professional career as a chef in an italian restaurant in 1992 before he switched to photography and started working independently in 2002. he has some interesting work on his website but i find most interesting his photo art series breath, which got him the 2009 international photography award. check out his website here.


shinichi maruyama

Posted on | April 19, 2009 | No Comments

shinichi maruyama, born 1968 in nagano, japan now based in nyc, does some amazing photography and art. his kusho fluid series is just beautiful and poetic. take a look at his website.




pin-up horses

Posted on | April 13, 2009 | 1 Comment

quite interesting and fun idea the photographer julian wolkenstein executed. he took horses, gave them hair extensions and shot them like pin-up girls. doing one image a day this was a pretty intense shoot he says and it almost took 3/4 of a day to get the horses hair done – poor stylist.

think he has some other interesting shots in his portfolio but this feels unique, it’s something new i haven’t seen before. and, the horses look pretty hot i think.

julian wolkenstein website




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