This is a brand new illustrated map of Reykjavík, Iceland. The map was made by a group of architects and took over two years and 3000 hours to complete. When you zoom in to the maximum, the level of details is amazing.
This is a fun short film based on Vahram Muratyan's book, Paris vs. New York. It's full of recognizable characteristics from both metropoles. Consider a second watch, since you may not be able to get all the facts the first time. Art director Tony Miotto from Strasbourg did a great job selecting and mixing the audio parts.
Amazing how deep seater freediver Guillaume Néry flows through the water whilst keeping everything under control. He is even capable to recall his hallucinations. With Nérys actual hallucinations as inspiration, Julie Gautier made this inspiring film. The intro text pretty much sums up what this film is about: "Deep water freediving exposes its practitioners to a form of narcosis, which induces several symptoms, among which a feeling of euphoria and levity that earned this phenomenon its nickname of 'raptures of the deep'."
‘West’ is one of Björn Árnason’s great series all shot in Iceland but totally different to each other. This series was done in January in a small part of Vestfirðir in Iceland over 3 or 4 days. In his words: ‘When everything is covered in snow, everything is so clean and peaceful and I really like that atmosphere’.
The ‘Trashcam Project’ transforms dumpsters into traveling pinhole cameras that roll around the city of Hamburg. The images are breathtaking: slightly vague black-and-white city drama. Would you believe that these beautiful photos were taken from inside the dirtiest objects on the city streets?
It’s not often that something can look so crisp and clean while conveying so much, but that is exactly what the Soul Plasticity art series does. Created by Sonia and Mark Whitesnow, Soul Plasticity is an amazing series of digital photography. The images illustrate a ballerina as she goes through a series of stretches and poses. Soul Plasticity has to be the stunning contrast between the girl’s extremely slim body and her big poofy hair. Take a close look at Soul Plasticity in order to appreciate the true beauty of this simple yet powerful series.
This personal project was born as a counterreaction on adults' smoking habits. Belgian photographer Frieke Janssens thought it was time to show a surreal view on smoking to the western world. The kids are portrayed in an elegant way. The way smoking has been seen for decades. No kids have been harmed during this shoot.
The hypnotizing 'Champion Sound' from Crystal Fighters now has an accompanying video. Champion Sound is featured on the Crystal Fighters album: Star of Love.
Japanese design studio nendo found a one time partner in Cos, the Swedish minimal fashion brand. For an installation in Milan, they brought their best assets. The smartly ordered Cos shirts are crisp, classic white until they fall inside the steel cube frames, at which point they take on colour as thought the space itself has dyed them. This simple yet effective framing strengthens viewers’ awareness of the space.
When you put an average hotel in a superb landscape, it looks great. When you put a stunning hotel in a superb landscape, wonderful things come together. The ION Hotel in Iceland is just wonderful. The views on the surroundings make everything in the hotel more epic. The large amount of windows help in the overall experience.
Rooms for Voices is a new project by filmmaker Luca Sironi. Meeting rooms, especially those with a certain greatness, seem to hold the echoes of all the words spoken over the years. You can't help but acknowledge the feeling that potentially life-changing decisions have been made here when you look at them.
Luca Sironi is a Milan-based photographer interested in the connection between places and memory, particularly in relation to the memories that images can hide. His work focusses on elements usually considered insignificant or not photographically relevant.