By Michael van Vliet | September 20, 2013
The iClam case lets you transform your smartphone into a go-anywhere camera.
When it comes to action photography, there is no question that GoPro has got the market cornered. However, if you don’t want to spend money to buy a new camera when you have a perfectly good one built into your smartphone, then the iClam protective case might be the option for you. With models for the iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s as well as the Galaxy S3 and S4, the iClam case is designed for extreme environments, including underwater up to 30 feet. With tons of accessories, it can attach to nearly anything and capture action on the fly.
So if you’d like to avoid buying an additional camera as well as dealing with all the proprietary software, then the iClam case offers a simpler alternative. Now available online at: iclam.com
By Michael van Vliet | July 23, 2013
Los Angeles photographer Gray Malin gives us a bird’s eye view of the beach with his Aerial Beach photo series.
Spots of color spread across a canvas of sand, Malin is able to capture these patterns by flying overhead in a doorless helicopter. From this vantage point, he brings a familiar setting into the abstract. The beaches depicted below are from all over the world, including Malibu, Rio De Janerio, Dubai, Lisbon, St. Tropez.
To see more of Gray Malin’s absolutely remarkable photography, check out his website MaisonGray.com
[ via Indulgd]
By Michael van Vliet | May 17, 2013
Photographer Todd McLellan disassembles various household gadgets to discover how they’re put together.
The accelerating speed of technology has produced a nearly non-stop stream of “must-have” gadgets, which are replaced just as quickly as they come out. Todd McLellan calls into question our fast-paced disposable culture by training his camera on torn-apart design of classic household items. He’s especially drawn to older pieces of technology, whose simple constructions makes them easier to fix when broken.
His pictures can be found in his new book, Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living.
[ via Fast Co Design]
By Michael van Vliet | May 6, 2013
Like shooting stars in the night sky, we are all just streaks of light. Photographer Terence Chang captures the essence of air travel with these beautifully shot long exposures of planes taking off and landing at San Francisco International Airport.
You can check out the rest of the set on Flickr.
[ via This Is Colossal]
By Michael van Vliet | April 15, 2013
David Orias is a Santa Barbara photographer with a particular fondness for early morning light. As the sun rises, the light catches the waves at just the right angle to unlock a brillant spectrum of color. These Pacific Ocean Rainbows can be just as elusive as the real ones and disappear as soon the light shifts.
To see more of David Orias stunning photography, we encourage you to visit him on Facebook. Or check out his work on 1x.com.
[via 123 Inspiration via 1x.com]
By Michael van Vliet | March 27, 2013
Skywalking is one of the latest trends to come out of Russia, a country known for wild freeway melees, DIY bungie jumps, and guys sitting on top of explosive barrels. Participants of skywalking climb to the highest point they can find and take pictures of themselves standing as close to the edge as possible. The images from these stunts are completely vertigo-inducing.
Now a Ukrainian daredevil is taking the concept one step further by actually hanging himself over the side, which is being described as skyhanging. Known only as Mustang Wanted, the 26-year old thrill-seeker has a series of photographs of him dangling off the side of skyscrapers, scaffolding, and radio antennas. For those who suspect these images must be photoshopped, we invite you to watch a couple of his videos.
To find out more about this high-flying individual, check out his website: mustang-wanted.com
By Michael van Vliet | March 7, 2013
Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt
The cold stillness of winter is captured beautifully here in this photo series by Mikko Lagerstedt. Taken in Finland during 2012 and 2013, the Spirit of Winter is an ode to the pristine frozen snowscape of Scandinavia.
To see more of Mikko Lagerstedt’s breathe-taking work, visit his website mikkolagerstedt.com or check him out on Facebook or Twitter.
[ via Behance via Mikko Lagerstedt]
By Michael van Vliet | January 2, 2013
A postcard might be worth a thousand words, but the guys from Humanity.tv took it a step further. Over the course of a 8 month journey through 12 different countries, they clipped together dozens of postcards and turned them into a kinetic free flowing travelog video.
Postcards showcase the destination, but “Talk a Walk” puts the spotlight on the journey.
[ Via iGNANT]
By Michael van Vliet | December 17, 2012
With the successful landing on the Curiosity Rover on Mars, 2012 has by all accounts been a pretty banner year for NASA.
Now, as the year comes to a close, they’ve released a couple spectacular high-definition images of our own planet from space. The images are composites of over 2.5 terabytes, which have been cleaned up to remove all natural light sources like atmospheric flares and auroras.
What’s left are the twinkling lights of our cities and towns, clustered together like stars in the night sky.
[ Via Huh]
By Michael van Vliet | December 11, 2012
Are these single frame micro-movies? Or did somebody just shake a camera during a long exposure? We’re not sure what to call them, but they are some of the most dynamic photography we’ve seen.
Shot by Montreal-born Nicolas Ruel, these images are part of his signature 8 Seconds series. To achieve this layered chaotic effect, Ruel crunches his camera’s aperture down to a miniscule F-512. He then moves the camera slightly over the course of a single 8 second long exposure, creating a visually dense one frame story.
The 8 Seconds series started in 2007 when Ruel was traveling as a international relations student. He has now captured over 50 cities and plans to continue the project through 2015. His next exhibition will be at Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto, Ontario from March 21 to April 15, 2013.
If you enjoy this photography, please visit Ruel’s website for more spectacular images:
[ Via My Modern Met, via Nicolas Ruel]