Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by night
"When the night comes, the starry sky reflects on its surface like in a mirror, and you have the feeling of being in space."
Brazilian fine art photographer Angelica Dass‘ series Humanae identifies portrait subjects from around the world using the Pantone color system. Using an 11×11 pixel swatch from her subjects’ faces, Dass matches them to corresponding Pantone colors, creating an abundant and unique catalog of skin tones that reflects the world’s diversity beyond the categorizations we have long been confined to. We recently asked her more about the ongoing project.
Hoi An - Vietnam
By Marco Estrella
The 11 regions of present-day Georgia.
Note: I did not include Abkhazia because it considers itself an autonomous republic which Georgia does not control.
In case you are a fan of same sex unions, weddings in general,or are just really itching to know what I look like (or my wife, as I haven’t posted a picture of her yet[she’s the adorable one in the suspenders]) here’s the promised wedding picture spam.
Best day of my life.
Ani, a sad but beautiful reminder of the History of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The city once rivalled Baghdad and Constantinople in its beauty and was marveled on by Byzantines and Turks who presented themselves at the homes of the Armenian King and Bishop of the city. Now it lies in ruins, leaving the skeletons of Churches which were once filled by the people of the World’s oldest Christian nation.
images by Olivier Grunewald
Over the past month, the web has come alive with French photographer Olivier Grunewald's spectacular photos of Indonesia's Kawah Ijen volcano. Snapped during shooting of a new documentary he’s releasing with the president of Geneva’s Society for Volcanology, Régis Etienne, the photos—taken without the aid of any filter or digital enhancement—showcase the volcano’s amazing electric blue glow.
See more of Grunewald’s images and read more about the volcano at Smithsonian.com.