February 27th, 2009
February 26th, 2009
Photo © Adam Makarenko
“Misty Hive is from the series called The Langstroth Range, which is derived from a narrative story that I developed of the same name The Langstroth Range is an imaginary place located in the Yukon Valley. It is a pseudo garden of Eden; it is untouched, unexploited, and unexplored. Within this mountainous region there are giant bees, rare flowers, and prehistoric bears. The Langstroth Range is essentially like a lost world. It is a place that has been left alone by people until one man named William Bjorn discovers the valley. He eventually exploits the area to turn a profit, and this ultimately leads to the giant bees demise. There is a rush to attain the golden honey of these bees, drawing a comparison to the Yukon Gold Rush.”
February 25th, 2009
Barack Obama photographed by Christopher Wahl on February 19th 2009 in Ottawa on assignment for Maclean’s Magazine.
“I still prefer shooting film. It’s important for me to make pictures that look like my pictures. At an event like the President’s first foreign trip there were enough diggie cameras there to save the day. Its fun being the only guy shooting film. It was a great opportunity to bust out a long lens on the Hasselblad.”
February 24th, 2009
Daniel Cortes, Televisa Acting School, Mexico City, Mexico, 2004, photographed by Stefan Ruiz from his Factory of Dreams project on Mexican Soap Operas.
February 23rd, 2009
From Cajun Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana (horse running on the side of rice fields). Photograph by Debbie Fleming Caffery.
©2009 Michael Yamashita / National Geographic
Crystal pools glisten among drifts of mists and legend. Jiuzhaigou Reserve, Sichuan Province, China. Yamashita’s photographs of China’s Jiuzhaigou Reserve will appear in the March 2009 issue of National Geographic, and can be viewed now online here. The pictures accompany an article by Edward Hoagland about the reserve.
“The geology in this part of the Tibetan Plateau is not granite, like the Sierras, but seabed, like our Rockies, so its limestones, dissolving, color the waters emerald or turquoise in a certain light or enhance the mirroring of an azure sky,” writes Hoagland.