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Inspiring Photos Reveal the Lives of People Living in Tiny Off-Grid Vehicles

Andrew Waits, Art, Boondock, US nomad, people living in cars, Renewable Energy, Photography, solar power, living outside the system

Do you dream about living a freer life in an off-grid mobile home? Photographer Andrew Waits traveled around the West Coast capturing amazing images of people that drifted away and now live happily in cars, vans, and campers with very few possessions.

Waits’ moving “Boondock” photo series gives a glimpse into a unique nomadic subculture that sees cars as more than a mode of transportation – they can also provide shelter and a sense of home.

Andrew Waits, Art, Boondock, US nomad, people living in cars, Renewable Energy, Photography, solar power, living outside the system

People have been living in vehicles for ages, but Waits’ photo series explores the reasons that his subjects chose to live a frugal life outside the system.

Some of these wanderers are living on their pensions or savings, while other work as campground hosts or make crafts on the way.

Waits’ inspiring photos show that homes don’t have to be static places filled with possessions, and they suggest that freedom can by found by hitting the road and not looking back.

See the full series, here.

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Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Several years ago, Munich-based photographer Bernhard Lang vacationed at a seaside resort in Adria, Italy and was struck by the perfectly uniform arrangements of colored umbrellas used by each hotel.

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Last month he returned, this time by air, and shot for several hours on the coastline between Ravenna and Rimini.

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

Lang is well known for his aerial photography of locations around Germany including coal mines, residential life, and industrial sites.

Aerial Adria: An Italian Beach Resort Photographed from Above by Bernhard Lang multiples Italy beach aerial

You can see more over on Behance, and all of his work is available as fine art prints. All photos courtesy the photographer

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Hvitserkur Rock

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Gullfoss at dusk

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Turquoise Falls, Bruarfoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Black Falls, Skaftafell

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Blue Storm, Jokulsarlon

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Blue Ice, Jokulsarlon

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
The mighty Dettifoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Sacred Water, Godafoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Svartifoss, infrared processing

Photographer Jérôme Berbigier moved from France to Australia in 2007 and soon after took up photography. Inspired by a childhood spent near the Atlantic Ocean and the natural beauty of areas surrounding Sydney, it wasn’t long before he was capturing stunning landscapes up and down the Australian coast.

A 2012 trip took him to Iceland where he captured these amazing views of the country’s waterfalls, rivers, and seascapes, some of which he didn’t publish until just this year. You can see much more of his photography on Flickr and over onFacebook. Prints of all his work are available upon request.

Fong qi wei compresses dawn to dusk into animated time tunnels

fong qi wei compresses dawn to dusk into animated time tunnels

singapore-based photographer fong qi wei has visualized a series of short animated gifs, which compress a full day — from dawn to dusk — into a single, looped gif. 

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shanghai freeway sunrise, 2014

‘time in motion’ has originally been captured as still images, shot from the same position at various hours of the day. overlooking cityscapes.

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tanah lot sunset, 2013

skyscrapers and ocean panoramas, qi wei snapshots both bustling metropolises — lights in apartments wildly flickering on and off — and serene ocean vistas. 

Glassy_Sunset
glassy sunset, 2013

spiraling in infinite circles that fold into each other, or folding in place and dramatically shifting in chroma, the artworks thread together

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the assorted compositions, bringing them to life through the digital gif format.

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changi beach sunrise, 2013

Bob Willoughby: Classic Photographs from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Bob Willoughby (1927-2009) changed the way movie stars are photographed. He documented the film-making process and captured famous faces in unguarded moments. His photos form a visual who’s who of cinema and music in the 1950s and 1960s.

He got his big break in 1954 after a photo of Judy Garland during the filming of A Star Is Born made the cover of Life magazine. He subsequently became one of the most sought after photographers of the time.

Elvis Presley and Sophia Loren, 1958
Elvis Presley and Sophia Loren, 1958(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

He was the first ‘outside’ photographer employed by studios to document the making of films, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?. His sitters included Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Dustin Hoffman, Elvis Presley and James Dean.

An exhibition opening in London includes Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft on the set of The Graduate, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra playing blackjack in Vegas, Audrey Hepburn between takes on the set of My Fair Lady and the great saxophonist Big Jay McNeely in concert.

Big Jay McNeely, 1951

Big Jay McNeely, 1951(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Richard Burton, 1953

Richard Burton, 1953(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Natalie Wood, 1964

Natalie Wood, 1964(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Blake Edwards hurling a custard pie at Natalie Wood's face on the set of The Great Race, 1964

Blake Edwards hurling a custard pie at Natalie Wood’s face on the set of The Great Race, 1964(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Tony Curtis, 1964

Tony Curtis, 1964(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Rat Pack, 1960

Rat Pack, 1960(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Audrey Hepburn on the set of My Fair Lady, 1963

Audrey Hepburn on the set of My Fair Lady, 1963(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Rock Hudson, 1957

Rock Hudson, 1957(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

James Dean, 1955

James Dean, 1955(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Dean Martin playing blackjack with Frank Sinatra, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, 1960

Dean Martin playing blackjack with Frank Sinatra, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, 1960(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on set of the Judy Garland show, 1962

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on set of the Judy Garland show, 1962(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Frank Sinatra, 1965

Frank Sinatra, 1965(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross, 1967

Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross, 1967(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Dustin Hoffman, 1967

Dustin Hoffman, 1967(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Audrey Hepburn, 1958

Audrey Hepburn, 1958(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Billie Holiday, 1952

Billie Holiday, 1952(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Miles Davis, 1950

Miles Davis, 1950(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf Paris abstract

For a photographer living in a major city filled with iconic architecture, museums, and myriad tourist destinations, the struggle to capture an authentic image is great.

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf Paris abstract

This was the exact situation photographer Michael Wolf found himself in after moving to Paris from Hong Kong in 2008.

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf Paris abstract

Surrounded in a city filled with sights that could easily be interpreted as cliché,

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf Paris abstract

Wolf pointed his camera away from the recognizable landmarks and instead focused on the dense rooftops surrounding the city.

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf Paris abstract

Packed with stout chimneys, tv antennas, graffiti, and numerous geometric forms, these shots present a strange abstracted view of a usually recognizable place.

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf Paris abstract

Divine Photos of America’s Most Epic Churches

Photographer Christoph Morlinghaus takes us on a grand tour of the very best Modernist religious architecture in Form/Faith.

From Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s Midwest churches to Marcel Breuer’s austere concrete to the far-out experiments of Pietro Belluschi, the series is a beautiful study of how religion has long spawned many of the world’s most beautiful buildings.

“I was always in awe of how light and a few building materials like concrete, glass and wood can evoke a spiritual feeling,” says Morlinghaus, who was drawn to the beauty of churches after experiencing the “very cathedral-like feel” of Eero Saarinen’s Terminal 5 at JFK.

The structures he documented are full of vaulted ceilings, soaring cantilevers and manipulated light, all of which are meant to enrapture believers.

But Morlinghaus, who describes himself as agnostic, says he’s not trying to sell anyone on the merits of religion. He simply wants to provide reverent and referential descriptions of the buildings.

“I try to keep my photography as distinct as I can from personal interpretations,” says the photographer, whose exposures can be as long as 45 minutes in some of the darkened cathedrals.

In all, Morlinghaus photographed 17 places of worship with his Sinar P2 8×10 large format film camera.

All but Mariendom in Neviges, Germany, are in the United States. In every case, Morlinghaus says, clergy and custodians were proud to welcome him in.

“These ecclesiastical buildings were the most accessible interiors that I ever photographed,” he says. “Rarely, have I encountered more cooperative or welcoming people.”

While photographing at the US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel—a bustling tourist spot—the minister barred anyone from entering during Morlinghaus’ eight-minute exposure.

Of all of the houses of worship he visited, Morlinghaus’ favorite is the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, designed by E. Fay Jones. It’s a monumental space that brings the forest into the church.

 

Initially, Morlinghaus was dissatisfied with his first photograph, but second and third attempts achieved an image that reflected the soul-stirring flood of light within. Morlinghaus’ image of Thorncrown (slide 10) is publicly shown here for the first time.

Form/Faith is not yet finished. Like the buildings he photographs, Morlinghaus wants the project to be grand. Plus, there’s much more religious architecture to be explored. “It’s time to continue and get the funding together,” he says.

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