Our technologically-obsessed society often finds it hard to grasp the theory of asceticism: for what reason should one forsake all of one’s earthly possessions and live excluded from society? This stunning set of portraits by Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L puts us face to face with religious ascetics who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.
The Streets of Coober was born from the simple notion of connecting with people through human curiosity. Dave Laslett walked the streets of red dirt with an assistant and a 1.7m elinchrom octa, stopping to talk with people and hear their stories of the day and shoot a series of images.
The Cano Cristales or ‘River of Five Colors’ in Sierra de la Macarena, Colombia literally blooms at the end of the rainy season. When both the water level and current decreases, an endemic aquatic plant called Macarenia Clavigera fills the river with a deep pink hue which protects the plant from solar radiation.
I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely. Kim Kelley-Wagner
This cute little meerkat demonstrates the sweet frustration that we all experience once in a while – trying not to fall asleep when it’s all your whole body and consciousness desire. I only wonder, what stops this little fellow from actually crashing somewhere for few minutes?
I love coloring, but I need more grown-up content. Plus, I have a mildly sick sense of humor. So I came up with 99 different ways to die, and turned them into a coloring book.
New trends often build on old classics, and Sleeveface is no exception. This internet phenomenon revives old vinyls by inviting people to augment any part of their body with record sleeve(s) to create an optical illusion. The resulting funny pictures are then shared with the world online. You might not have an old record player to listen to your vinyls on, but if you happen to acquire an old vinyl record, a camera of any kind and have a vivid imagination, you can become a part of Sleeveface as well.
Most of us loved fairy tales when we were kids, but for some people this fascination never quite goes away. Kindra Nikole is one of those people. “Through my photos and creation of them, I escape into another world entirely, and then share that world with others.” – says the photographer.
Meet Hammie, a very gentle and patient bulldog from Lincoln, Nebraska who loves taking care of these six foster kittens.Four months ago, Michelle Parden, Hammie’s owner, took in a pregnant stray cat named Mommy. On Halloween, Mommy gave birth to six cute and healthy kittens and Parden uploaded some adorable pictures of Hammie and his children to Reddit.
Lafugue Logos is a talented photographer from Japan. This country is known for its old and unique art traditions, aesthetic sense, beauty and symbolism. All of these things are reflected in her photography: “My pictures made of poetry, philosophy, psychology,supernatural idea and spiritual feelings of typically Japanese.” – says the artist.