“From Russia With Love”: NSFW & Beauty Female Photography By Tatiana Mertsalova

Tatiana Mertsalova a.k.a. notename is a talented 26-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher and educator currently based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Tatiana graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Service and Economics in 2014. Mertsalova focuses on portraiture, she shoots marvelous beauty, fashion and lifestyle portrait photography. She uses Nikon D800 camera.

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Japanese Photographer Yuichi Yokota Captured Beautiful Photos Of Tokyo Covered By Heavy Snow

According to the travel photographer Yuichi Yokota: “Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in 4 years on Jan 22, 2018, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions. I captured the sceneries of that snowy day. I visited some famous spots in Tokyo: Shibuya, Shinjuku, Asakusa (Senso-Ji Temple) and Tokyo Station.”

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Stunning Beauty Photography Of Freckled Individuals By Brock Elbank

#Freckles, a portrait series by photographer Brock Elbank (previously featured), celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of freckled individuals and explores the struggles they’ve had with their skin.

From the 6,500 applications Elbank received, the photographer chose 180 individuals of different ethnicities, ages, and genders from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia, all flown to London to have their portraits taken.

A #Freckles exhibition will take place in Sweden’s Regionmuseet Kristianstad in May to October 2018, and an art book will be released through Merrell Publishers in September 2018.

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Loreal Prystaj Photographed Herself In A 100 Different Bathtubs For Her Project

If you were asked to capture your inner child, how would you go about it? Bust out some crayons and let your imagination run wild, put on some music and dance like nobody’s watching, dress up in absurdly mismatching clothes?

For fine arts photographer Loreal Prystaj, it was capturing herself in a bathtub filled with colorful plastic balls… She explains:

“In 2011, while living in New York City, I was exploring different ways of capturing my ‘inner child.’ My first attempt to do so was a scene created in a bathroom. I filled the tiny room to the brim with fun balls, set my camera and timer up, submerged myself into the tub, and photographed myself closing my eyes and blissfully smiling.”

Intended for Loreal’s project Inner Child, that particular photograph [below] never made it to the list – instead, it took a life of its own eventually spurring the ongoing series featured here, Body in Bathworks.

“Down the road, the question became, what should I look like in the tub? At this point, I started to become a character, but oftentimes dead or gazing off into the distance.

Later down the line, the question became, how should I interact with my environment? During this phase, my characters came to life, interacting with his or hers environment that existed only in the bathtub.

Presently I ask myself, what character should I be? With this question, I actually interact with the viewer by making eye contact with the camera.”

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A Photographer Tested The Concentration Of Several Pairs Of Dogs As He Captured Their Reactions To Treat Time In A Series Of Shots

Christian Vieler (previously featured) of Waltrop, Germany, has been a professional dog photographer since 2016. He came up with the idea of snapping two dogs catching treats simultaneously.

The series of images, published in September 2017, show dogs including a pair of Labradors, two Border Collies and a couple of Basset Hounds as they hope to become the ultimate good boy.

“I tried to catch the faces of dogs while they are trying to catch a treat in midair, looking shocked, confused, joyful or sad”, Vieler said. “My favorite image shows two Basset Hounds looking expectant toward the camera”, he added. “Their eyes are telling a story, demanding and a little bit of disbelief. I am grateful to have the chance to work as a professional dog photographer. After shooting Snapshots for four years now, I still enjoy every shoot I do”.

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Meet Edward Burtynsky, The Winner Of UK Master Of Photography 2018

The Photo London Master of Photography award is given annually to a leading contemporary photographer. A special exhibition shows new and rarely seen images from Burtynsky’s portfolio including a preview of his new work, Anthropocene, and explores the complexities of modern existence and diverse subjects such as Australian and Canadian mines, oil bunkering and sawmills in Nigeria, the salt pans of India and sprawling cityscapes.


Oil Bunkering #2, Niger Delta, Nigeria, 2016. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)

More info: Edward Burtynsky, Instagram, Facebook (h/t: guardian)


Morenci Mine #2, Clifton, Arizona, USA, 2012. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)


Oil Bunkering #1, Niger Delta, Nigeria, 2016. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)


Pan #21, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India, 2016. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)


Super Pit #1, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 2007. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)


Salt Pan #13, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India, 2016. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)


Morenci Mine #1, Clifton, Arizona. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)


Saw Mills #1, Lagos, Nigeria, 2016. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)


Highland Valley #8, Teck Cominco, Open Pit Copper Mine, Logan Lake, British Columbia, Canada, 2008. (Photo by Edward Burtynsky/Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers Gallery, London)

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Photographer Zohaib Anjum Took Stunning Shots Of Some Of The World’s Most Luxurious High-Rise Apartments

Zohaib Anjum, a real estate photographer took astonishing pictures of Dubai covered in clouds. In his photos, Dubai looks like a fairyland rising from a sea of fog.

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Photographer Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk Captures Portraits In The Style Of Old Master Painters

Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk is a Dutch fine art photographer whose portrait photos may make you feel like you’re walking through a museum. Her style is inspired by the masterpieces of old master painters.

Woud-Binnendijk originally studied multimedia design, but it was through photography that she rediscovered her passion for painting, except instead of using paints she began using light. Woud-Binnendijk aims for “soft and imperceptible transitions” through layering colors and tones.

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Winners Of The Guardian Readers’ Travel Photography Competition – January 2018

Images of nature and people came to the fore in our first monthly competition of the year.


“This shot of a house in the snow was taken on an August stroll with my Danish uncle around a village in East Greenland”. (Photo by Rachel Jones/The Guardian)

More info: The Guardian


“The Batu caves are on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The main temple of Murugan is a Hindu shrine that sits in the centre of the caves, 100m and a steep 272-step journey above ground. In the caves, monkeys and backpackers jostle for position and birds fly overhead”. (Photo by Mathew Browne/The Guardian)


“A Balinese man shows off his pride and joy, a fighting cock, while on a cigarette break after a morning’s work in nearby fields”. (Photo by Coltrane Koh/The Guardian)


“During a family hike in the Brecon Beacons, south Wales, clear skies gave way to swirling cloud over Pen y Fan and Corn Du summits. Shaded hillside contrasted nicely with the clouds, ideal conditions for a black and white photograph”. (Photo by Andrew Gilmore/The Guardian)


“I was lucky to spot this day gecko pausing on a leaf while I was in Mahé in the Seychelles. The sunlight clearly defines the iconic shape of the feet through the surface”. (Photo by Geraint Michael/The Guardian)


“On our second night in the Inuit village of Oqaatsut (formerly Rodebay), West Greenland, we were treated to a display of the dancing green lights of an aurora illuminating this pretty blue house. An unforgettable experience”. (Photo by Richard Burdon/The Guardian)


“Dusk at the Taj Mahal, and away from the tourists I noticed two friends chatting. I was drawn to their beautiful coloured clothing against the architecture”. (Photo by Stella Chidzik/The Guardian)


Runner-up. “We recently visited Brixham harbour and I was captivated by the colourful houses surrounding it, and their reflection in the water. They were such a bright contrast to the dreary day”. MICK RYAN, JUDGE: “A harbour village on a dull day. Who needs the sun with these understated but wonderful pastel tones? No overuse of the saturation ‘wow’ slider for this photographer. Complex scenes such as these are hard to frame and compose but this is expertly and thoughtfully done, with clean edges and distinct foreground, middle ground and background”. (Photo by Brenda Melaniphy/The Guardian)


Runner-up. “October in Mongolia, and I was staying with reindeer herders. On the day of a snow storm the reindeer were being sorted to go to the mountains. As these two started to face off, I crept closer and waited till they started to butt heads”. MICK RYAN, JUDGE: “Snowy winter images can be particularly romantic and keen photographers rush out when the snow starts to fall. This is technically faultless; well composed, sharp focus on the reindeer with an out-of-focus woodland background. Makes you want to go for a walk in the snowy woods”. (Photo by Eloise Campbell/The Guardian)


Winner. “Pekutatan beach, Bali. About an hour before sunset kids would gather to play football – and stay until dark. I photographed them over several days, hoping to get a nice sunset silhouette. That never came but there were glimpses of it and lots of storm clouds”. MICK RYAN, JUDGE: “If a photo is sometimes meant to tell a story, this has several chapters. A well-spotted scene by a photographer who was some distance away and taken with a telephoto lens that has compressed the action. I like the conversion to monotone, which with silhouettes can add more impact by its simplification”. (Photo by Ian Webb/The Guardian)

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These Are The Spectacular Winning Photos In The 2017 Best Aerial Photography Contest


Grand Prize. “Above the polar bear” by Florian Ledoux/© SkyPixel Photo Contest

Aerial photography inspires us to explore the unknown world and create unique works of art from a brand new perspective. Founded three years ago, SkyPixel is now one of the premier aerial photography communities in the world with over six million registered professionals and enthusiasts.

The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest is the most prominent aerial photography contest worldwide, and we have added a new Story category as well as a prize for nominated entrants in this year’s competition. Exciting prizes with a total value of $90,000 are waiting for you, so enter now to win a DJI Zenmuse X7 camera, Nikon D850, iPhone X, and more!

More info: SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Sun’s Up, Nets Out” by Zay Yar Lin/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Comet Into Darkness” by Drone Hikers/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler or Odle Dolomites Group” by Valentin Valkov/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Lobsters Farm” by Trung Pham/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“GEOMETRY OF LIQUID GOLD” by Javier del Cerro/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Raising ducks” by caokynhan/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Balmoral Ball” by Petra Leary/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“He is over sixty, he is the world record holder for the Guinness waterfall diving.” by 沈旻/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“-The Rebirth-” by andrea/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Dancer” by cocoanext/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Free wheeling” by nigelkwan/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“晒面忙” by 菜鸟视觉/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


““大地之殇”——人造自然启示录(组照18-1)” by 在那片更高的天空/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“金秋月柿飘香时” by 天涯/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“侠客行” by lalienware/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“1茵莱河捕鱼表演” by 水庆华/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“《美丽盐田》组照” by 光和影/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“The long ride” by Jesper Guldbrand/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“The path of camels across the sands” by Abdullah Alnassar/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“ELEMENTS” by olivier/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“抓住秋天的尾巴” by LENG_VISION/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“FANCY FINISH” by Martin Sanchez/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Lost in” by Marc Lamey/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


By Bobo/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“足迹” by 煙雨斜陽/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Elemental” by Max Foster/© SkyPixel Photo Contest


“Plane in the Forest” by mark calayag/© SkyPixel Photo Contest

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