Fascinated by the legendary festival of the Burning Man, the Paris-based colorblind photographer Victor Habchy crowfunded his travel to Arizona to bring us back memories captured in time, of this eerie and fascinating gathering. Each year, for a single week, thousands of free-minded people and curious persons from all over the planet build from scratch an entire town in the Black Rock desert, a white land burnt by sun and softened by sand. They create gigantic wood installations, whimsical sculptures, wear costumes and accessories borrowed from circus, childhood and dreams or just express their philosophy with nudity and free love. At the end of the week, their creations are symbolically burned. Victor Habchy joined the hippy-like community this year, sleeping under a tent, without electricity or water and experiencing the harsh weather conditions. But the result of his stay is a breathtaking series of photographs that seem out of this world, and perfectly capture the magic soul of the festival.
My name is Mikko Lagerstedt; I’m a self-taught fine art photographer from Finland. I am drawn into night- and atmospheric photography and I love to capture simplistic Finnish landscapes. My photography journey first started in December 2008 and from the first moments; I fell in love with it. I like to create visually, and emotionally captivating pictures and my goal is to capture the feeling I had when I took the photograph.
I am Jacob Edmiston.Right now i am an 18 year old amateur photographer. I am still trying to learn more techniques of photography and improve my editing skills. I discovered that i liked the hobby of photography in 2008. I love to take pictures of nature! I really like flowers and landscapes. (Unfortunately where I live there are no amazing landscapes, just cornfields.)
I started playing around with photography in September 2009 after borrowing a friends Nikon, and I now find my self addicted. Macro work has become my favourite category, water drops to be more precise! In 2013 I’m hoping to buy an electronic kit to help me capture some high speed collisions of these water drops. Dave Wood
Eduard Gordeev is a talented photographer based in St. Petersburg, Russia who captured a series of artistic photos of rainy cityscape. The resulting images are atmospheric and impressive with a bit of effect of acrylic paintings. The urban streets seem drenched in rain and mystery.
His architectural series, Desert Realty, sees Ed Freeman take dilapidated motels, trailers, fast food outlets and other buildings and using Photoshop, places them in the middle of the desert. The manipulation and touch ups gives the images a heightened sense of isolation and abandonment.