29 Aug

Past Structures Revealed by Les Johnstone

Les Johstone’s photographs, if looked at for quite a long time, can have the power to turn into portals to world’s you’ve always known existed, but thought that were present only in dreams.

By shooting from a forward angle, Les’ images introduce you to an unfiletered world that reveals itself before your eyes. The urbex landscapes he captures draw the curtain from urban myths we’ve all heard about and imagined how they would be in reality.

From impressive ballrooms and abandoned planes to the Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria, Les Johstone’s works open up the secret world available to anyone who takes a closer look at the world around them.

 

Budludzha in Winter

 

Buzludzha in Summer

 

Paragon Hotel – Ballroom

 

Abandoned Hospital in Ayrshire Scotland

 

Abandoned Hotel Artista – Office

 

Dodgems at Pripyat

 

Villa 1967 Abandoned Winery

 

Russian Scorpion submarine

 

Sunset as seen from Buzludzha

 

 

 

More: flickr.com/photos/9162791@N07/

10 Aug

Konstantin Panassyuk’s Flowing Structures

Konstantin Panassyuk is a passionate photographer from Russia. His works are mostly snapshots of everyday life, showcasing interesting moments of people in mostly urban environments. While not a full time pro of photography, many of Konstantin’s works are extremely promising and are the result of a talented mind.

His compositions are an interplay of empty-full, rigid-fluid, tense-relaxed. Konstantin’s photos feature a weird balance between shapes that are sturdy and shapes that are flowing. Often, it seems that these shapes are meant to morph, moving between a solid state to a liquid state. This way, he conveys a complete image of a moment’s expression, which captures both the steady, the flowy and the in-between.

 

 

Tree

 

I like summer so much!

 

Hard voleyball

 

 

More: flickr.com/photos/127725679@N05

 

 

09 Jul

Julien Roesz’s Déjà Vus

Julien Roesz is a photographer from Strasbourg, France who is engaging in a photographic endeavor of high interest. His urban exploration photographs are impressive images that generate not only the classic emotions urbex imagery usually creates, but that also raise questions.

His photos give the viewer a sense of déjà vu. When looking at his works, you get a sense of having been there before – maybe in an alternavie universe, maybe in a dream, maybe in a moment you simply don’t remember.

More than that, the images contain not only the past of place, but also the state of mind of the present viewer and their dreams and hopes for the upcoming times.

 

Comment appelle t’on un collectionneur de matelas? (What do you call a matress collectioner?)

 

Cette année Noël tombe en juillet (This year, Christmas is in july)

 

Créature de gymnase (Gym creature)

 

Les mafieux russes (Russian mafia men)

 

Désaccord au sujet de la note (Disagreement on the subject of a note)

 

Enfilade

 

Hotel green valley. Conseil. 30 minutes de marche par jour (Green Valley hotel. Adice: Walk 30 minutes each day)

 

Jumelles requises (Binoculars required)

 

La recherche de la couleur (Color reasearch)

 

Le clin d’oeil de l’africaine (A glimpse over Africa)

 

Séparés par le tapis rouge (Separated by the red carpet)

 

Une pensée pour Detroit (A thought for Detroit)

 

Website: flickr.com/photos/113367580@N03/ 

27 May

Jos Monreal’s Fascination with Depth

Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Jos Monreal is creating photographs of everyday moments that often we don’t really get to see and take in.

His works feature places, people, animals and situations that are not uncommon to daily life. However, Jos makes these situations events and gives them a special vibe using high contrasts and carefully chosen compositions.

 

 

 

 

 

Website:

flickr.com/people/josue_monreal

11 May

Luca Fecarotta’s Magical Journeys

Remote places are often something that captures the minds and interest of many people. Places that many people don’t get to see are captivating because we as people know that they represent the decor for the stories that go off the radar. At many times, these places are inaccessible for a reason, but at the same time it is true that the biggest of treasures sometimes lie in the best hidden places.

Luca Fecarotta’s photographs are true photographic jewels that portray a very mysterious, yet colorful vision of India and Vietnam. Photography is a medium that makes it very hard to communicate magic in a simple, beautiful and authentic way, but Luca manages to convey all those things through his compositions, colors and subjects.

His photographs represent an album of a journey that tells hidden stories from remote places with great compassion and care.

 

 

Pink & Blue
Bundi, India

 

 

Dining with mum
Can Tho Vietnam

 

 

Amazing India, Kannyakumari, India

 

 

Being a Woman
Varanasi, India

 

 

Environment\
Hon Tre, Vietnam

 

 

Website:

flickr.com/photos/126790400@N03/

17 Mar

La Belle et la Bête by Marco Campelli

Urbex

Urbex, or Urban Exploration refers to the exploration of man-made structures and spaces. The catch about urbex is that unlike classic street photography, they explore abandoned spaces or buildings that are in ruins. Sometimes, urbex explores places that are not generally allowed to be entered by the general population.

Marco Campelli’s urban exploration photographs tell a true story of the Beauty and the Beast. The almost-forgotten buildings reveal the hidden structures of the human environment. At the same time, they explore the inner architecture of the human soul.

The abandoned state of the buildings makes them appealing, uniting the beauty and the beast in one.

Urbex stories are a great proof of how, in a world where everything seems to be archived forever, many things do go forgotten, but not before they are captured first.

 

Asilo D.B.S.

Jules et Jim

La Belle et la Bête

La Belle et la Bête

N.O.F.4

Villa G.P.M.

Villa G.P.M.

Villa G.P.M.

Villa M 1

Website:

Marco Campelli, Italy

https://www.flickr.com/photos/71363029@N05 

15 Mar

Going Places with Moyan Brenn

Traveling has always been a major theme in photography. May it be urban photography, landscape photography or portrait photography, the so-called “different” has always fascinated both amateur and professional photographers.

 

Taking travel photos is a quest of capturing not only a place that is different from your everyday surroundings, but also a state of mind, an impression.

Through his highly colorful photographs, Moyan Brenn is evoking that powerful impression the colors of a place leave you with: the sunlight is almost breaking through from the photographs and the depths of the nights unravel their mysteries in clear-cut details.

 

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

Old town clock during the 900th anniversary show, Prague, the Czech Republic

Tromso, north of Norway, a view of the famous Artic cathedral near the bridge of the town

Flock of sheep at sunrise during the airborne with their shepherd in the area of Goreme, area of Cappadocia, Turkey

Iceland, and the glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon seen with the northern lights (aka aurora)..that in foreground is a piece of ice from the glacier

Copenhagen, Denmark, view of the harbour at sunset, on the deck side which takes you to the mermaid

Northern lights in Iceland seen from f-road 326 during my travel, close to Hekla volcano and Steinsholt guesthouse farm

Northern lights in Iceland seen from f-road 326, close to Hekla volcano and Steinsholt guesthouse farm

Earth, an example of whirlpool in the middle of the Bruarfoss waterfalls and river in west Iceland

Meditation, glorious morning in the forest of Campana in Nettuno, Italy

Kyoto (Japan), a typical japanese pagoda, the Yasaka pagoda, seen from a terrace in the district of Higashiyama

Dunnotar castle situated in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland.

London red bus with a red phone box. In the background there is the St Paul cathedral situated in the very centre of London

Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands

Paris, France sunset panorama from top of Notre Dame cathedral…

Website:

Moyan Brenn, Italy

moyanBrenn.wordpress.com