Mariana Quevedo thinks of photography as a process with endless possibilities, dabbling with post-processing actions and multi-layered forums. Her relationship with her work has developed into an experimentation of style. She attempts to make images that are striking, pulling from ethereal moods, femininity and the base of all photography, light and shadow.
Pepe Manteca captures the magnificence of solar activity happening beyond our atmosphere. His fascination with the solar system can be seen in this spectacular collection of glowing photographs.
Dariusz Klimczak, born in 1967 in Sieradz, a graduate of Art School in Zduńska Wola, settled with his family in a village near Łeba. Independent journalist, painter and aphorist. Photography for the last 25 years has been an important part of his life, but it’s become his true passion few years ago. The former chairman of FOTOSIS (an association of photographers), Sieradz. Currently, a freelance photographer. Has exhibited his works in cities of Pabianice, Słupsk, Ostrołęka. Dariusz prefers square frames & black and white pictures but doesn’t shun colors. In his photomanipulative works he seeks mood, jokes and universal symbols, which can strike and make the viewer contemplate or laugh.
Betina La Plante was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and educated in Europe. She studied Art Foundation in London before moving to Rome, Italy, to study Dramatic Art. After working in film & television production for several years, she decided to develop her skills as a photographer, which had been a passion of hers since childhood. A few years ago, she had the opportunity to photograph actor Terence Stamp, who has since become the subject of many of her portraits. The success of that first portrait session led to many more, including such personalities as Nickolas Grace, Herbert Kretzmer, Alan Parker, Peter Mayle, Frank Lowe, and Carolyn Murphy. She now works as a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture.
Alex Stoddard was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent his childhood growing up in the deep south. He began taking self-portraits at the age of sixteen in the woods behind his Georgian home, and this stirred in him the need to create and express himself through the craft of photography. His work focuses on the human form and the process of infusing it with natural surroundings. He also strives to create whimsical and surreal portraits.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh was born in Châteauroux in 1966, of a French mother and a Vietnamese father. As an autodidact, he taught himself photographic, lighting and printing techniques, which he mastered to the point of developing a pure and personal style. The individuality of his photography is recognizable in a large body of work that includes portraits, nudes and still-life projects and is well in evidence in his most recent series: Mirrors, Fire and Twilights. Huynh’s thematic preoccupations include the face — and the human gaze in particular — the play of light, the sense of timelessness, and the attempt to capture infinity. Huynh considers the staging of his installations — their scenography — along with the conception of his books, as integral parts of his artistic vision.
Here’s a selection of beautiful photographs of the earth taken from space by European Space Agency. Check their website for detailed descriptions and for more stunning images.