I did a photoshoot with Hungarian model Gabriella in Arizona the other week. This is a sample from the shoot. The photoshoot was focused on capturing her natural beauty, so we kept everything as simple and unadorned as possible to bring out her natural great looks - no jewelry, understated simple make-up, very simple clothing, no fancy hairstyling, and no lighting except plain and simple indirect daylight in open shade.
I rarely do black and white photos, but occasionally when the textures and forms are rich, as in this case, I feel it is more suitable than color. This is a curved wooden bridge over a creek in Sara P. Duke Gardens in North Carolina.
Giant baby head sculpture at Boston's Museum of Fine Art
This giant sculpture by Spanish artist ANTONIO LÓPEZ GARCÍA is one of a pair of bronze baby heads together titled ""Day and Night", installed outside the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Each head is 8 feet tall and weighs 1.6 tons. This sculpture, with the eyes open, is called Day - while the other baby head with eyes closed is Night.
All around Las Vegas you can find vast areas of beautiful and untouched desert terrain. This is the landscape a mere 15 minute drive from the Vegas strip, in Spring Mountain Ranch State Park within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. When I'm in Vegas, I really enjoy going out into the desert once in a while for a day after all the craziness, crowds and hustle and bustle of the wonderfully wild city, and just enjoy the total quiet and the remarkably alien landscape. It feels to me like going to another planet. The rough and red-striped mountains look like they belong on Mars rather than on Earth, and the joshua trees (the trees with green pointy leaves in this picture) are so strange-looking as well that they have never seemed quite terrestrian to me either. It is very refreshing to spend some time walking in such other-worldly environment with its stark beauty before returning to the urban madness of the city.
This huge three-ring sculpture titled "Gyre" is in the sculpture garden of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. It was created on site by North Carolina artist and designer Thomas Sayre. The concrete rings were made by pouring concrete colored with iron oxide into elliptical trenches dug into the ground with a backhoe, and these were then raised up with a crane. Simple idea, spectacular effect. For some reason, I find this sculpture particularly appealing and intriguing. To me, it looks very surrealistic, like a magic doorway or portal: As if you will probably be transported into another dimension or a totally different place if you walk through the circles.