Dreamy Photos Of Boston And Massachusetts Suburbs By Greg DuBois

“By way of the Southwest I eventually found my home in the city of Boston, where I’ve been living for the past 8 years. I’ve been an artist my entire life, and have worked in many mediums. I’m a classically trained fine art painter with a BFA in Visual Communications (emphasis in Illustration) and I’ve spent over a decade creating paintings using unconventional methods and working in the field of digital art and graphic design. Before that, I worked extensively with digital video and a 35mm film camera. Years ago I was reunited with photography and the passion quickly grew to an undeniable force. I find it the perfect outlet, and I see it as the culmination of my artistic career. Thanks for taking the time to check out my work, I hope you enjoy it.”

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“Dolls And Masks”: The Wildly Strange Family Album Photos Of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who was born in Normal, Illinois, in 1925 and died of cancer in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1972, worked his entire adult life as an optician, making lenses for glasses. Though he took and developed thousands of pictures, only a sampling of his work has been published.

By vocation an optician, by avocation a self-described “dedicated amateur” photographer, Ralph Eugene Meatyard pursued his own vision to produce an exquisitely enigmatic, widely admired body of work.

Meatyard began taking photographs in 1950, roaming the backwoods and towns in Kentucky, experimenting with framing, multiple exposures, and blurring to produce haunting, abstracted images of natural and manmade environments.

In the late ’50s, he began incorporating monstrous, oversized latex masks and hands, and plastic dolls into his photographs. His family and friends were the protagonists in his carefully composed scenes, their heads consumed by the masks, plastic dolls often arranged about them. For Meatyard, who was inspired by Zen Buddhism and jazz, the masks served to equalize his subjects and shift focus elsewhere—to the poignant juxtaposition of otherworldly faces on human bodies, to the ambiguous and unknowable in human nature.

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2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Winners


Grand Prize Winner: Mermaid. “This calf was always with mom. A curious calf sometimes came to us. I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first day snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom. At one point, the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us – it was very friendly and curious. Finally, the mother, who was watching nearby, came to pick up the calf and swim away. I fell in love completely with the calf and it’s very energetic, large, and beautiful tail”. (Photo by Reiko Takahashi/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Second Place Winner, Nature: Flamingos take off. “Thousands of flamingos are seen taking off from the colorful Lake Natron in Tanzania. Before taking off, flamingos need to take a short run on water to build up some speed. At that moment, their long, red legs create a series of water ripples on the surface of the lake. Looking down from the helicopter, these ripple lines look like giant aquatic plants flowing in the water. This photo was taken from a helicopter”. (Photo by Hao J./National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Third Place Winner, Nature: Mars. “These natural sand towers, capped with large stones, are known as the Earth Pyramids of Platten. They are situated in Northern Italy’s South Tyrol region. Formed centuries ago after several storms and landslides, these land formations look like a landscape from outer space and continuously change over the years and, more accurately, over seasons. This natural phenomenon is the result of continuous alternation between periods of torrential rain and drought, which have caused the erosion of the terrain and the formation of these pinnacles. As the seasons change, the temperatures move between extremes and storms affect the area, pyramids disappear over time, while new pinnacles form as well”. (Photo by Marco Grassi/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


People’s Choice, Nature: Formation. “When we arrived at the Río Grande de Tarcoles in Costa Rica, I saw a fantastic formation of the sharp-mouthed crocodiles. I couldn’t help myself, and I started my drone and began to photograph them from the air. My heart was beating like crazy because I was incredibly excited, on the one hand I was a bit scared for the drone, on the other hand I was so happy about the unique moment”. (Photo by Niklas Weber/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


First Place Winner, Cities: Another rainy day in Nagasaki, Japan. “This is a view of the main street from a tram in Nagasaki on a rainy day. The tram is vintage, but retrofitted with modern ticketing equipment. A conductor is no longer on board – only the lone driver. The quiet streetscape seen through the front windshield of the tram somehow caught my attention. This view presents quite a contrast to busy urban centers in Japan, such as Tokyo and Osaka. The ride on a vintage tram through the relatively quiet main street was a memorable experience during our week-long visit to the historic city of Nagasaki”. (Photo by Hiro Kurashina/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Honorable Mention, Cities: Alone in the crowds. “In this photo, I tried to bring the intense and stacked living conditions that Hong Kong is famous for into perspective for the viewer. With so many people living in small spaces, it’s strange to see all these amenities empty. As a solo traveler, I’m often alone in crowds and this photo resonates with me. I barely scratched the surface of this incredible urban environment, but this image really summarizes my experience here”. (Photo by Gary Cummins/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Third Place Winner, Cities: Reflection. “On an early morning, I wanted to photograph the fog, which is epic in Dubai every year from December to January – and almost every photographer’s dream in this part of the world. Sadly, I could not get access to the rooftop and so I peeped through the glazed window on a lower floor. I was overwhelmed and excited to see how beautiful the city looks, and my excitement was quadrupled as soon as I saw the reflection of the road and building on the building facade that I was in. I immediately opened the window to the maximum permissible amount and clicked a single shot with stretched hand”. (Photo by Gaanesh Prasad/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


First Place Winner, People: Tea culture. “For a long time, I have been fascinated by the ancient Mongolian method of hunting with Golden Eagles. In early 2018, I followed one family of eagle hunters during their migration from winter camp to spring camp. Mongolia is sparsely populated, but the inhabitants have a very hospitable and welcoming culture. Tea for Kazakh culture is one of the attributes of hospitality. Tea isn’t just a drink, but a mix of tradition, culture, relaxation, ceremony, and pleasure. Damel, seen here wrapped in heavy fur clothes, drinks a cup of tea to keep warm from the chilly temperatures in Western Mongolia”. (Photo by Alessandra Meniconzi/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Second Place Winner, People: Leida and Laelle – Will lift you up. “Since 2016, I’ve been involved with Haitian immigrants and refugees living in my city, Estrela. I have become friends with some families, and especially with twin sisters, Leïda and Laëlle. They say living in Brazil is like living in paradise – very different from the reality of their country of origin. They dream of becoming models and teachers, as a way to earn money to bring their other relatives from Haiti to Brazil, to live all near one another. On this day, they were playing in front of their home, improvising exercises to develop their imagination and creativity, as if they were actresses, and playing an imitation game with poses. Laëlle reached for Leida’s face and lifted her head up, showing her where she should look. At this brief moment, I took the photo”. (Photo by Tati Itat/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Third Place Winner, People: Challenging journey. “This photograph was taken from Dhaka’s airport rail station during the Eid vacation. People were returning to their village homes to spend Eid with families, and the rush at the last hour was immense. One man caught my attention: he was dangling on a train’s handle with his family, trying to get inside the train. At that time, rain started and the train began to slowly move. The family had tickets to board the train, but couldnÕt get to their seats. There are many people like him, who come to Dhaka for work – leaving their families and home villages – so when they get vacation, they don’t want to miss the opportunity to spend time with dear ones, no matter what”. (Photo by MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Fog Taking Over a Town During Sunset. “I decided to take a cross-country trip by myself, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had. Seeing our country and how much it has to offer was magical. This was Sausalito, Calif., being overwhelmed by fog. It was amazing to watch from above. This was taken with a drone”. (Photo by Ricky Batista/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


The Ultimate Pool Party. Raja Iliya captures the idyllic scene of a summer pool party in Koh Samui, Thailand. (Photo by Raja Iliya/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Ipanema Beach. M. Raccichni captures the movement at Ipanema Beach in Brazil. (Photo by M. Raccichni/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


The Invasion. A quiet street in Macau. Modernization around is quickly changing the city, as documented by Paul Tsui. (Photo by Paul Tsui/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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Strange And Surreal Abandoned Places From Above By Kosmaj Project

Talking about abandoned places. Look at that. How amazing does it look? Kosmaj Project is all about urbex, abandoned and remote places. This Instagram feed truly celebrates hir love for urbex. Kosmaj Project has shared a series of images that showcase a range of beautiful abandoned buildings across Russia and abroad.

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“End Of Days”: Photographer Ali Rajabi Captures New York City In The Dark

Widely awarded and exhibited, Ali Rajabi is a street photographer to follow closely. Now based in New York, he views streets as “studios open to a world willed with endless photographic possibilities”. Here are many sublime apparitions.

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Awesome Moody Lifestyle Portrait Photography By Mark Singerman

Mark Singerman is a multi-talented photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer and artist based in Los Angeles and works between New York and California. Mark focuses on portraiture and street style photography. He started photography in 2007, when he got his first DSLR camera.

“I have come to love and be mystified by the deep impact that photography has had on my personal and professional life. It’s been something that has taken me to places across the country and allowed me to travel, it’s helped me meet people I never would have met otherwise, and it’s brought me to a deeper understanding of myself, the world, and my place in it. So, to anyone I have worked, am working, or will work with, I am truly thankful for your contribution to my career, and I am simply honored to work for and with you to create moments that last forever. I hope you enjoy seeing the world through my eyes,” he said.

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Photographer Yu Captures Weird And Majestic Architecture Of China

Outstanding and scary looking architecture shots by Yu a.k.a. 5.12, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and urban explorer from Guangzhou, China. Yo focuses on cityscape and architecture photography. He shoots also a lot of urban, street and portrait photography.

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Joel Meyerowitz – The Master Of Street Photography

Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) was born in New York City and began taking photographs in 1962. Although he has always seen himself as a street photographer in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank (he is the co-author of the standard work on the genre, Bystander: A History of Street Photography, 1994) he transformed the mode with his pioneering use of color. As an early advocate of color photography (mid-60’s), Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance.

Meyerowitz was the only photographer to be given unimpeded access to Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11. The images he captured have formed the foundation of a major national archive, and an exhibition of selected images has travelled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries.

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This Extraordinary Close-Up Photos Turns Mundane Insects Into Terrifying Beasts From Another World

This extraordinary series of close-up photos turns mundane insects into terrifying beasts from another world. The bugs are captured in intricate detail by photographer Javier Ruperez, using a special lens, revealing just how complex the tiny creatures are.

Using macro photography, Mr Ruperez was able to capture extreme close-up shots of flies, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders near his home in Almáchar, Spain. The 57-year-old said he has to “hold his breath” while shooting so not to disturb the creatures.

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Glamour And Art Nude Photography By The Belarusian Photographer Juri Sergeyev

Meet Juri Sergeyev, professional nude photographer from Minsk, Belarus. Slightly NSFW.

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