A strange alien world, magnified x1000 [Video]

German photographer Stefan Diller has made micro worlds into immense and detailed landscapes to fly over. After three years of work, he’s refined a mix of scanning electron microscope (SEM) technology with “micro-movie camera” software. Thousands of photos — 1500 frames for one minute of footage — are taken at different positions around the specimen. These images are then animated together into a video process called Nanoflight, as shown in this rather jaw-dropping video.

A tribute to European Architecture [Video]

Watch Nightvision, a kickstarter project by Luke Shepard:

Over the course of three months I journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way. Comprised of thousands of carefully taken photographs, strung together and stabilized in post-production, Nightvision aims to inspire appreciation for these man-made landmarks

The Pale Blue Dot.{Article, Video]

The world will be photographed again on July 19. The picture will be a very small picture, reminiscent of this image taken at a distance of about 3.7 billion miles away, from the Voyager in 1990.  The pale blue dot at the centre of that image is our planet, which inspired astronomer Carl Sagan to write “Pale Blue Dot“.  Sagan narrated on this 90 second video, an animation by Joel Somerfield.

The cost of the tummy tuck, photographed [Article]

Found this website devoted to photography that documented the impact that cosmetic surgery is having in South Korea.

South Korean photographer Ji Yeo created a series called Beauty Recovery Room that graphically shows the fixation with cosmetic procedures. Post-operative surgery women are shown in their respective recovery rooms, black and blue, some of them obviously in some kind of pain, all more than willing to endure the agonizing process to achieve an unnatural look.

NSFW, discretion advised.

Humans of New York [Photo Blog]

Brandon moved to New York after losing his job as a bond-trader to take portraits of strangers on the street. So far, he’s taken over 5000 portraits and written 50 stories. Have a wander around his site for some inspiration. An example quote from one of the people he photo’d:

When my husband was dying, I said: ‘Moe, how am I supposed to live without you?’ He told me: ‘Take the love you have for me, and spread it around’

Architecture of Density [Photoblog]

With a population of over 7 million people packed into an area of 426 square miles, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. As with other places where development cannot expand horizontally, apartment buildings tend to get taller and taller in order to provide living space for all the inhabitants.
German photographer Michael Wolf decided to capture this population density through a series of photographs studying the architecture of these high rises. The project is titled “Architecture of Density.”