The Many Moody Nudes of Spencer Turnick
Billy Bob Thornton - Peter Hapak
Penguins and Whale - Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner
For his first assignment for National Geographic magazine, Unterthiner spent five months in the archipelago of Crozet shooting penguins for the story “Every Bird a King” (September 2009). Widely published in magazines worldwide, he is the author of six photography books, the latest of which will be published at the end of 2010, following his assignment for National Geographic on whooper swans.
CENTURIANS - Photo Series by Anastasia Pottinger
When we think of human beauty, most of us think of someone young and sexy and in their low to mid 20s. But photographer Anastasia Pottinger makes a strong case for the idea that someone over 100 years of age can also be beautiful in her beautiful and fittingly named “Centenarians” photo series.
Surprisingly, the idea for this photo series came when Pottinger was approached by a 101-year old woman who wanted to be photographed in the nude. The only condition – that she couldn’t be identified from the photos. The black and white photos that they created are undeniably beautiful, and seem to encapsulate the hallmarks of old age – wisdom, patience, time, experience, and yes, mortality.
Nudes - Photography by Daniel González
Historic Selfie - In Iran taken by Nasseraldin Shah.
Long Exposure Train Photos
For this stunning revelation, we thank photographer Aaron Durand. In his series “Trains in Motion,” Durand captures trains charging full speed ahead, their illuminated windows and headlights forming solid, neon streaks against the black night sky.
These striking and playful dog portraits are by professional photographer Elke Vogelsang and feature the German photographer’s favorite models - her dogs Noodles, Scout and Loli.