Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona. Twenty minutes later a thunderstorm hit the city.
Church on Spilled blood, St. Petersburg. In the early days (2013) you could fly drones pretty well anywhere.
Big Allo Lake
Most mornings, people get to stare at a blank ceiling… but for photographer Oleg Grigoryev, the views are looking pretty spectacular. His series, Morning Views from the Tent, was created on repeated trips into the high regions of Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains, documenting the stunning scenes that greeted him each day as he looked out of his tent door. If these photos don’t make you want to ditch your cubicle, pack up your bags and leave the rat race of life, nothing will.
In Northern Mongolia, there exists a strong alliance between people and reindeer and that’s why they are called the Reindeer People. Photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami is a scholar in Mongolian and Tibetan languages, with a Phd from Harvard. He lived in and explored the outer Mongolian regions for years and documented it in several fascinating photography series.
Here is a peek into the unique and disappearing lives of the Reindeer People in Mongolia.
A Syrian refugee kisses the 10-day-old baby she carried with her to safety across the border into Jordan
Four lifestyles are united for this brief moment by a game of Chess, Boston
“On the Tundra” by Simon Morris — People, Open
A Young Nenets boy plays in -40 degrees on Yamal in the Winter in Siberia.
“Old Shepherd” by Saeed Barikani — People, Open
An old Shepherd that had been surprised by snow storm in Gilan’s countrysides in the north of Iran.
Elena Shumilova lives on a farm in Russia and has two boys, a dog, cat, duckling and some rabbits. On the day she took these photos she felt particularly inspired and decided to take advantage of what she felt was the perfect moment to take some magical photos.
“I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is”, she explained.
And she certainly managed to do that. These photos evoke emotions that are hard to explain, but we think it is largely to do with the beautiful scenery, rich colors and overall enchanted feeling of her surroundings. Combined with her clear talent as a photographer, it’s no suprise that these photos have racked up millions of hits around the web.
Tibetan Plateau, China
Mihaela Noroc is a photographer from Romania. She quit her job and left everything behind to travel around the globe and photograph the uniqueness of natural feminine beauty in different environments and cultures. She calls her project “The Atlas Of Beauty.”
Her drive stems from an observation of society’s standards and expectations of beauty and how these standards put women in boxes — boxes in which no woman has agreed to.
“Global trends make us look and behave the same, but we are all beautiful because we are different. In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder is always somebody else. My goal is to continue and take photos of women from each country of the globe, making ‘The Atlas Of Beauty’ a mirror of our diverse societies and an inspiration for people that try to remain authentic.”
You can find more of Noroc’s work on Facebook.