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flight attendants by brian finke

The underground world of flight attendants is rarely documented. The unspoken laws, the routines, the subculture commonalities – they’re all there, but the only way to really understand a flight attendant is to be one. Unless, you come upon the fine work of Brian Finke. A talented photographer and storyteller, Brian spent two years traveling on Delta, Hawaiin, JetBlue, Hooters Air, Air France and others to document the life of flight attendants. As one gallery described his work, “Finke’s ”http://brianfinke.com/flight.html" target="_blank">Flight Attendant series is a vibrant collection of photographs documenting the lives of those adventurous souls who choose to work at 40,000 feet. Shot before, during, and after flights, the photographs capture the allure of the high-flying profession alongside the more quiet moments of the attendant’s daily lives." We really enjoyed this series. We’ve posted a few photos below. Click Read More to view.

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Featured in: TOURISM / Categories: art & design, photography


the selby paris shanghai

Recently The Selby and Louis Vuitton collaborated on a photo series sending the acclaimed photographer on an incredible train ride from Paris to Shanghai. In the series The Selby captures subtle moments that beautifully illustrate the journey. Each image feels natural, honest and possesses all of his signature style. Also, among the images you’ll find his notes on the journey including small observations and a few tips. For example he mentions, “For shooting on trains bring window cleaning spray. Shoot wide for context. Use a polarizing filter to bring in sky details. And since windows only open on the left, the best shots of the train are when you are turning left.” We really enjoyed the series, you can view it in its entirety here. We posted a few sample images below. Click Read More to view.

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Featured in: TOURISM / Categories: transport, photography, people


many steps

Whenever we parachute into a new city our first mission is to walk around and explore. Sometimes, after hours of being out, we’ll arrive at our hotel to realize we’ve walked miles and miles just soaking in the city. So when we came across this week’s video, it resonated. Takayuki Akachi’s Many Steps is a beautiful expression of travel. It’s the traveler, the local, the location, the traditions, everything. It uniquely demonstrates a larger global connection, and as he describes it, “All of us breathe in the same air and step on the same ground.” Get ready to be inspired. Click Read More to view.

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Featured in: AUDIO VISUAL / Categories: photography, film, places


points in space

This week’s Audio Visual celebrates the urban ecosystem. Shot in Melbourne, Benjamin Ducroz and his team placed a camera at the the city’s busiest intersections to capture beautiful stop motion effects applied to a single billboard. The results are outstanding. It’s a stunning interpretation of the city’s energy. As he describes, “Using 1050 individual A0 sized frames with long exposure photography, ”http://www.ducroz.com/" target="_blank">Points in Space presents Melbourne’s Central Business District and its cycles of repetition by responding to the flow of traffic at key intersections." We really enjoyed this video. We’ve posted it below with a few additional images. Click Read More to view.

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Featured in: AUDIO VISUAL / Categories: photography, film, places


london the photographers gallery

Last month one of London’s most coveted institutions grew in size and became the city’s largest gallery dedicated to photography. Appropriately named, The Photographers’ Gallery reopened in a new location boasting three viewing floors, a bookshop, cafĂ© and studio space for classes and other educational activities. It’s a beautiful building. Every detail is cleanly executed – even when you’re inside looking out, the windows feel like perfectly framed images. Plus the curation nicely balances exhibits from new and established artists, which makes everything more interesting. Next time you’re in London don’t miss this fantastic source of inspiration. We’ve posted a few images below.

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Featured in: ART + CULTURE / Categories: art & design, photography, places


midnight sun iceland

It’s June and this time of year presents a special opportunity to witness a natural phenomenon. In Iceland, the sun never fully sets and remains in the sky for 24 hours a day. Midnight Sun – a fantastic short video by Michael Levy – captures this beautiful event while Iceland’s awe-inspiring landscape sets the stage. Michael describes it best, “For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.” We’ve posted the video and a few photos below. Click Read More to view.

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Featured in: AUDIO VISUAL / Categories: photography, film


london aerial by jason hawkes

This week’s Audio Visual takes our readers on a dreamlike tour of London. Sweeping over the city, Jason Hawkes captures London’s structural DNA – the grid & the architecture – as he displays the city’s staggering size and intricacy. It’s a fantastic piece. We’ve been following Jason’s work for a while now. He’s specialized in aerial photography since 1991 and has produced over 40 photographic books for publishers like the BBC, Random House and Harpers Collins. We’ve posted the video and a few screen shots below. Click Read More to watch.

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Featured in: AUDIO VISUAL / Categories: architecture, photography, film

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