While colour is the order of the day, black and white photos hold their own place and preference with many and have an exaggerated, dramatic quality about them due to the contrast they create. They also appear to have more of a personal atmosphere compared with colour photographs depending upon the photographer, the use of light, people and the objects.
Animals are the best, and our Photo Gallery shows some of the most unforgettable expressions and gestures from the animal kingdom. Check out the best of them.
A plane flying straight to the Moon, a rainbow forming a perfect circle and on top of it adding a double . . . waiting for pictures like these requires patience, or else just luck, and being at the right place at the right time.
David Černý may not be a household name, but his innovative and at times controversial creations undeniably draw attention to the onlooker’s eye. Love him or hate him, Černý’s work certainly cannot be accused of being dull or unwitty. Many of his intriguing sculptures lay nestled within the historic nooks and crannies of Prague’s charming cobble-stoned streets, often eluding the less observant passersby.
Less details, less distractions – this could be the description of the following photo gallery. Photos, which do not divert attention with too many details. The minimal use of objects as supporting pillars tell the story.
A hand with a smartphone raised above the head, or extended with a selfie stick, and puckered lips - the quintessential picture of today's life. Every moment of every life has to be perfectly arranged, recorded and posted. In the process, the smartphones are already smarter than we are. Not so sure? Check out our gallery to see some of the dicey places where selfies have been taken.
While travelling in Uganda, I got into a situation where I really thought that the end was at hand. The road narrowed steadily, hand in hand with the declining quality of the surface, until we reached a point where there was no way even to call it a path. The car precisely fit the width of the path, leaving the minimum leeway to avoid falling off the cliff on one side and scraping the car against the rocks on the other. To add the imaginary icing on top of the cake, the entire stretch was covered with mud, and the fact that we had a 4WD vehicle didn´t help is as much as would have been desired.
Probably the most expensive coffee – at US$700 per kilo – comes from the most unusual production process. Judge for yourself: Coffee cherries are eaten by the Asian palm civet, then defecated, and the coffee beans collected from the fecal matter and roasted. Traditionally produced in Sumatra, Java, or Indonesia, the beans used to be collected from civets living in the wild, however . . . as the demand for Kopi Luwak Coffee rose, the coffee business adapted. So Asian palm civets are now kept in captivity, in miserable living conditions, in cages, and badly fed.
Each generation seems to have its own fashion, lifestyle, and minor or major obsessions and quirks, which the very next generation may not be able to understand. The THING of today is certainly the Smartphone - a gadget that has practically became a part of our bodies. Don´t you think so? Read the interview with photographer Eric Pickersgill and his fascinating photoproject, “Removed“. His photographs are not only technically masterful, what‘s important is that they carry an important message.