As a kid growing up, Brandon Cawood loved superheroes. As he got older, he began to realize that real-life superheros were all around him. The 30-year-old photographer decided to give firefighters, police officers, and emergency responders the kind of superhero treatment they deserved, by creating epic movie-poster style photos of those first on the scene.
Richard Renaldi believes we are all connected. The New York City fine art photographer is the man behind “Touching Strangers,” the wildly popular photo series that explores human connection through intimate portraits of people who have never met.
Sara spent most of her life as a TV and radio producer. But after the birth of her first child, she decided to pursue her passion for photography full time. An assignment with Reuters led her to the small town of Sialkot, Pakistan, where a factory owner had just taken on a monumental task: produce the official soccer balls of the 2014 World Cup.
Sheep are a staple on farms, nursery rhymes, and a nightly ritual to lull one’s self to sleep, but rarely are they subjects in contemporary art. In a series of photographs, however, by New York-based photographer Davide Luciano, these animals are transformed into real people in a series of bizarre — almost Orwellian — portraits.
Photographer Susannah Benjamin has always had a knack for storytelling. Before she could read or write, Susannah told stories by drawing photos. As she got older, her passion evolved to writing, ultimately blending her words into stunning photography. Years later, her narrative photography would lead her to an incredible job that caught the attention of superstar, Beyoncé.
These days, it’s hard not to come across parents begging for our attention online by posting photos of their kids. But when you take a look at photographer Dave Engledow’s photostream, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t have to beg for our attention — he already has it!
It’s ironic to think a fly created so much buzz online, but that’s exactly what happened. When Belgian web designer Nicholas Hendrickx posted “The Adventures of Mr. Fly” series, hundreds of thousands of people clicked on his photostream just to see where one little bug would turn up next.
When we first came across photography by Kaija Straumanis, we couldn’t help but scratch our heads in wonder. “Who, what, how, and ouch” were popular reactions among our team. We later learned that we weren’t alone. Nearly 3 million people had similar responses — making Kaija’s photography a viral sensation.
It takes most of us a lifetime to face our greatest fears, but to be able to confront them at a young age is remarkable. Austen Sorensen, a 17-year-old photographer, was terrified of the water after nearly losing his life multiple times in the ocean. But through an unlikely support system, he felt compelled to overcome his demons.
It’s not every day we come across a talented conceptual photographer whose personal story makes his work even more powerful and compelling. But when we […]