In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of cross sectioned ammunition. Her resulting photo series, AMMO, shows the beauty and craftsmanship that went into creating these destructive little pieces of engineering.
Pearlman “strives to create a poetry of images by synergizing the ‘big picture’ with the small details.” Insofar as her AMMO series is concerned, that means the juxtaposition of beauty and destruction. The photos themselves are fascinating to look at, but the series is meant to evoke more than that:
The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It is a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition.
Limbo is a collection of portraits featuring men who are trapped in a symbolic struggle between two choices. Based in El Salvador, artist Rodrigo Dada produced this series to illustrate the concept of transition. In the photographs, each person can choose to go one of two ways, continuing the descent underwater or moving forward and emerging above the surface.
Dada challenges his viewer’s perspective by turning each image sideways, which produces the illusion that the men are standing, trapped in a personal conflict. According to the artist, “The subject is found buoyant in between dreams and reality, calm and violence. This project is about threat and confusion: to float or to drown.”
New York-based photographer Richard Silver is a passionate traveler, and his primary goal as an artist is to share his life experiences by creating beautiful photographs during his travels. Rather than shoot traditional photos, he uses techniques such as tilt shift, HDR, panorama, and time-slice in order to capture the world in eye-catching ways.
A major project he has been working on is called “Tilt Shift.” He has been photographing some of the world’s most famous locations and turning them into miniature scenes.
The project contains photos snapped in locations ranging from the famous structures of Machu Picchu to runners streaming down a road during the New York Marathon.
Silver says, “People always ask me, How do I make people look so small or why do I make people look so small? Simple, we are!” Thus, his goal with the project is to “give the viewer a new way of seeing themselves and their place in the world.”
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Photographer Reiner Riedler created “The Unseen Seen,” photographs of uniquely colored film reels from well-known movies like The Godfather, Casablanca, Bambi, Alien, and more. The photographs were taken at the Deutsche Kinemathek film archive and museum in Berlin.
12-year-old Luka from Slovenia suffers from MD (Muscular Dystrophy) and dreams of doing fun things that he sees other children doing. Due to the severity of his condition, he is wheelchair bound and almost completely immobile. Photographer Matej Peljhan came up with an idea to help Luka’s dreams come true, even if it’s only in a photo series.
‘The Little Prince‘