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Photographer shares 'haunting' photos of abandoned theme park

A San Marcos, Texas, amusement park that was once “full of life” for photographer Andy Heatwole later became a “haunting” place of serenity.<p>The now-long-gone Aquarena Springs acted as Heatwole’s eerie backdrop when he photographed the abandoned resort and park between 2005 and 2012 for his gallery, …

Photography

The Grand Canyon in Color: Stunning Photographs From 1947

Caption from LIFE. Havasu Falls, at the canyon's western end, are in the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which can be reac<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Frank …

National Parks

Time: Looking Back at a Giant of Taiwanese Photography - Photographs by Chang Chao-Tang | LensCulture

<i>Photography is not for the satisfaction of others. Neither is it some kind</i> <i>of responsibility or mission. It is a means to fill a personal void.</i><p>—Chang Chao-Tang<p>As a high school student, Chang Chao-Tang picked up his camera and began to shoot—and he has not stopped since. Over the decades, his output …

Asia

Photos Taken on Empty Los Angeles Freeways in the Dead of Night

A decade ago, photographer Matt Logue started creating unusual photos of Los Angeles by using Photoshop to remove all the cars and people from the …

Photography

These Gorgeous Landscape Images Will Take Your Breath Away

Finn Beales is a photographer with an amazing amount of talent. The Award-winning lensman is based in the Black Mountains of Wales. He travels to …

Photographer Captures a Humpback Whale Fight Up Close

Underwater photographer Karim Iliya was shooting in the ocean off the coast of the island of Vava’u last August when he had a magical (but scary) …

Humpback Whales

Portraits of the Disappearing Tribes of the World

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three years between 2010 and 2013 visiting some of the indigenous cultures found in the furthest corners of our …

Photography

Powerful Photos Show Harsh Changes in the Environment Caused by Pollution

Development and an emergent powerhouse economy can have their own disadvantages anywhere. China is certainly no exception, and with its unrestricted …

The Hidden Worlds of WWI - Video documentary featuring Jeff Gusky | LensCulture

<i>Deep inside long-forgotten, underground cities, photographer/explorer Jeff Gusky has discovered incredibly preserved remains from the First World War that bring this 100-year old conflict back to life.</i><p><i>LensCulture contributor Clara Abi Nader traveled with Gusky to one of these historical sites and</i> …

World History

Nighttime Photographs of Las Vegas Captured from a Helicopter at 9,000 Feet

Just weeks after photographing New York City from 7,500 feet, photographer Vincent Laforet traveled west and captured the city of Las Vegas from an …

Photography

Photographer Transforms Ordinary People into Fitness Models with "Hollywood-Level Lighting"

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to prove something with his talent. That even the most ordinary people, (based on Hollywood standards anyway) …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Boston

Why Photographers Aren't Artists

William Deresiewicz penned a compelling piece at <i>The Atlantic</i> entitled “The Death of the Artist – and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur,” which …

A Disney-Themed Photo Shoot in the World’s Largest Monastery Library

The Admont Abbey in Austria is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and inside is the largest monastic library in the world. The grand library …

Breaking the Ice

Since 2003, documentary photographer Camille Seaman has made many visits to the Arctic regions of Svalbard, Greenland and Antarctica for her series, …

Photographer Documents the Rapidly Disappearing Paddy Fields of Yunnan, China

Yunnan, China is home to some of the most beautiful rice paddy fields in the world. The traditional agriculture fields are sprawling in size and are …

Did You Know You Can Easily Check Children for Eye Cancer Using Flash Photography?

A new ad campaign in the UK is using interactive posters to inform parents that they can easily check their child for eye cancer using flash …

Wonderland - Photographs and text by Kirsty Mitchell | LensCulture

“Wonderland” began in the summer of 2009 and has now been running for over 5 years. It is created in memory of my mother, who died in 2008 of cancer.<p>My mother was an English teacher and literature was her passion. Of course, there is too much to write here, but following her death, I suffered …

Books

Terror and Tears in the Central African Republic - Photographs by Michaël Zumstein | LensCulture

In March 2013, the Muslim-dominated Seleka rebel movement seized power in Bangui, bringing the corrupt regime of François Bozizé to an end.<p>But a reign of terror ensued for weeks as soldiers backing the new president, Michel Djotodia, led a wave of violence and looting targeting Christian …

Central African Republic

Conceptual Portrait Photographer Shoots Rapunzel-Themed Series Amidst Fantastic Medieval Structure

Laura Killian is a conceptual portrait photographer, and she is always open to new ideas that she can create through her images. With the Halloween …

Art

A Priest, Prostitutes, Shelter and Care - Photographs and text by Christian Bobst | LensCulture

"If single women in the townships cannot find work and there's no more money, then sex becomes a second currency. They use it to pay for necessities like food, clothing and school for the children."<p>This is reported by Father Hermann Klein-Hitpass, a Catholic priest from Windhoek. The 74-year-old …

Namibia

Candid Photographs of Circus Performers Captured Over the Course of a Decade

For nearly a decade of her life, photographer Norma I. Quintana devoted every summer to a group of people few ever get to capture through a candid …

Garry Winogrand: Visions of the Street

Project info<p>The Jeu de Paume presents the first retrospective in twenty-five years of the great American photographer, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), who chronicled America in the post-war years. Winogrand is still relatively unknown because he left his work unfinished at the time of his death, but …

Street Photography

Photographer Alex Teuscher’s Moody Photos of New York City ‘Above as Below’

When Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher found himself in New York City for 10 days this last April, he tried to capture some of the most iconic, …

Photographer Turns Dancers Into Living Sculptures in Urban Landscapes

UK-based photographer Bertil Nilsson‘s project “Intersections” is a blend of two photographic subjects: urban landscapes and dance.<p>Nilsson first …

Vietnam

Stunning Aerial Photos of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds

Photographer Julieanne Kost shot a series of delightful photographs from the air of the purple-hued salt flats in the San Francisco Bay as part of …

Poignant Photo Series of Views from Within Rooms that are in Various States of Disrepair

Every window in this series has been peered into by the author and each one has its own unique tale to tell. Some of the stories are as old as two …

The Previously Unseen Work of 70s Chicago Nightlife Photographer Michael Abramson

The late Michael L. Abramson forever sealed into emulsion the energy and emotion of Chicago nightlife. From blues clubs to strip clubs, his …

Photographer Uses Giant Blackburn Pendulum to Create Abstract Large Format Light Paintings

Lovers of light painting photography, large format photography, symmetry and physics each have a distinct reason to enjoy photographer Paul …