Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project, is based on an archive of 22,000 photos taken by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The photo above, taken in 1974, was captioned at the time: ‘Religious fervor is mirrored on the face of a Black Muslim woman, one of some 10,000 listening to Elijah Muhammad deliver his annual Savior’s Day message in Chicago.’
Michele Palazzi has been awarded the CIWEM environmental photographer of the year award 2013 for his image entitled ‘Gone with the Dust #02’. Palazzi, who is from Rome, Italy, was awarded £5,000 by CIWEM’s president, Paul Hillman, at a private awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society on 9 April 2013. His striking image shows a young boy and his sister during a sand storm in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Quiver Trees by Night 2, 2012. ‘The cool glow of our milky way contrasts with the warm light pollution from the nearby town of Keetmanshoop, Namibia, providing a colourful backdrop to a grove of Quiver Trees. This panorama was captured at the Quiver Tree Forest Restcamp, and covers a 230-degree view, composed of 12 exposures’
The narrow depth of field and the ‘against the light’ flare make ‘A muddy Forest pony’ a lovely image, all it needs to improve it is a clear point of focus on the eyes. The odd composition of ‘Friends in the flood’ works rather well; ‘Alone in a flooded field’ and ‘Trudging through the flood’ are both grandiose and cinematic, the perspective of these wide angle lenses coupled with the reflections in the water combine perfectly. Another quirky composition is ‘are you looking at me?’ but ideally it would include the horses front hooves! The ghostly ‘Sugarcube?’ becomes almost surreal. This is a very accomplished, and rather beautiful, portfolio
This week on the Friday 5 was extremely difficult! Firstly because of the range of truly exciting and inspirational photos i’ve looked at over the week and only picking five is somewhat a task! Secondly, because I’m having to use a different computer and working on Internet Explorer absolutely sucks! What is Internet Explorer actually doing? It was the go to browser in 1999 but now it is totally outdated and my blog looks like I’ve just emptied a whole bucket of photos on to the main page because IE doesn’t properly support wordpress!! Argghh!! But on with the Fri5!!
Through the amazing world wide wibe these are the five photos that either made me think, what, haha, thats cool, what the hell and God thats misty! That probably makes no sense to anyone but generally when I look at photographs its my first impression which initially makes the impact on me and these are the first words that come to me!
Click on the gallery of images to find who, what, where, when and why they were taking! Get inspired! Get InspoDesigned!