Amethyst Davis

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Magical Mornings in Bangkok

This Thanksgiving, we spent half a week in Bangkok enroute to wedding festivities in the Philippines. German and I were there last in 2009, on …

Architizer

Sliding doors connect John McLaughlin's timber-framed Open House with its garden

Irish architect John McLaughlin incorporated sliding glass doors into the timber frame of this suburban house in Dublin to improve the relationship …

When Will Medium Format Return?

I love medium format. I’ve always loved it. If you have never shot medium format, or a format above it, you are missing such a sublime and beautiful …

Cameras

Odd inventions: meet the man behind the plant pot umbrella

When Dominic Wilcox left art college, he had a notebook full of sketches – inventions, as he calls them. Most served their full purpose as drawings – they are, he says, “little comments about everyday life” – but he selected six of the ideas to turn into physical objects, among them a bed shaped …

House in Ohno / Airhouse Design Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A piece of land in a Japanese persimmon (<i>kaki</i>) orchard was offered as the project area for a residential …

Les Bébés Cafe & Bar / JC Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> For customers, this sense of delight, surprise and freshness of transformation from the entrance into …

Architecture

Gritty Black and White Photos Capture the Dynamic Energy of Tokyo's Streets

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn't start pursuing photography until 2008, but his striking images showcase his natural talent at …

Photography

The Benefits of Constraints in Street Photography

I always thought to myself: the day I had unlimited money, unlimited time, and unlimited cameras was the day I could truly be creative.<p>Funny enough, …

LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Place in common space It is a housing complex in five story and 13 households that builts like …

How Do Mysterious "Memory" Materials Work?

<i>Imagine a material that shifts and moves according to the temperature of the outside air - like a flower opening up for sunlight and closing its</i> …

The Swedish filmmaker fighting colonialism with Lauryn Hill

Göran Olsson is a mild-mannered, middle-aged Swedish radical. A documentary filmmaker from the industrial port town of Göthenburg, his most-used medium is starkly, poetically reworked archival footage, and the subject matter of his two most recent films are violent liberation struggles. <i>The Black</i> …

Archives

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Contemplative Figures Find Peace in Breathtaking Scenes of Nature

Get lost in these breathtaking images of people finding peace in nature by Vancouver-based photographer Elizabeth Gadd. The 21-year-old photographs her subjects overlooking breathtaking vistas, their backs turned to the camera as they contemplate the stunning landscapes before them. Whether the …

Photography

Christina Hendricks: 'My agency dropped me when I first agreed to play Joan in Mad Men'

Christina Hendricks hated her high school. When she was 13, her parents moved from the small town of Twin Falls, Idaho, to Fairfax in Virginia because of her father's job with the United States Forest Service. Hendricks felt "uprooted" and resentful. Then she had to start at a new school: Fairfax …

House for Green, Breeze and Light / Yaita and Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This residence is in the residential area called Denenchofu which is located about 20 km to the west of …

Architecture

Striking Black & White Photographs Capture the Chaotic Streets of Tokyo

While he was born in 1965, it wasn’t until 2008 when Tatsuo Suzuki first picked up a camera with the intent to be a photographer. Since then, he’s …

Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project of the Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl foundation has been realized thanks to a restricted …

51萬港人上街衛我城 縮時攝影 (510,000 protesters, Time Lapse of Pro-Democracy March in Hong Kong)

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

Hauntingly Beautiful Vintage Photos Covered in Dots of Light

Antique photographs gain a new kind of lively texture in this series, entitled <i>Dare alla Luce</i>. Canadian photographer Amy Friend collects the prints from a variety of sources and then blends the vintage image with hand-manipulated holes punched across the surface of the paper.<p>Friend purposefully …

Vintage

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In Conversation: Hiroshi Sugimoto with Timothy Potts

AP PHOTOS: Rare disease afflicts Brazilian village

ARARAS, Brazil (AP) — This is a village where the people melt away.<p>Tucked into the sunbaked rolling hills of Brazil's midwest, Araras is home to what …

A step forward: Purposefully deleting images with Josh White - INSPIRED EYE

Last year, I crashed my hard drive and lost most of my images. That was an accident. Josh White purposefully deleted mostly all of his …

Street Photography