An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar
With a large-format camera and a knack for talking her way into forbidden zones, Taryn Simon photographs the eeriest and creepiest scenes in America — things that we would otherwise never see. Above, from top to bottom:
1. Nuclear-waste capsules that contain over 120 million curies of radioactivity combined — the most under one roof in the United States.
2. The New Jersey end point of telecommunications cables that stretch 8,037 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to the UK. They transmit over 60 million simultaneous voice conversations at a time.
3. A braille edition of Playboy Magazine.
4. The CIA’s fine art collection.
5. The contraband room at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the JFK airport.
6. A cryopreservation unit holding two frozen bodies.
7. A flask containing live HIV.
Ward Roberts - Courts (2012)
These stunning portraits of Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air are reel-y some-fin special. With their long flowing fins and brilliant colors, this striking series of photographs show the elegant animal in all of its beauty. Photographer, Visarute Angkatavanich, 43, created the dramatic pictures by using a range of lighting techniques in his studio and used crystal clear water to capture the unique creatures vivid array of colors. Despite being a commercial photographer by trade, Visarute decided to turn his hand to photographing fish after recalling fond memories of keeping them as a child. (CATERS)
my mate christoph is good at pictures.
My offering on this fine Sunday morning is Christoph Soeder’s series ‘Clear Cut’ I never thought that a project set in a hairdressers in Newport could be so visually interesting!
(Photo by Christoph Soeder)
Here’s a link to Christoph’s website: