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11 May 08:14

David Favrod

by Kat Kiernan
11 May 08:14

Drôme, Christophe Jacrot




© Christophe Jacrot







Drôme, Christophe Jacrot

11 May 08:11

The Londonist, Olivia Harris

11 May 08:11

‘Dawn’ by Daniel Liang









Dawn’ by Daniel Liang

11 May 08:11

Word on the Street (@treysterlin)

11 May 08:10

The Dutch Masters, Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine

11 May 08:06

Six light-minutes from home

07 May 14:03

Dead at 73, Florian Schneider

07 May 14:02

Analemma

07 May 07:10

David Gibson on the Outerfocus Podcast

by Melissa O’Shaughnessy
David Gibson

David Gibson interviewed by Ian Weldon on the Outerfocus Podcast. You can find the podcast here or on your favorite podcast app.

The post David Gibson on the Outerfocus Podcast appeared first on UP Photographers.

07 May 07:09

Uniquely Orange and Black Fox Strikes a Pose for Friendly Photographer

by Jessica Stewart

Uniquely Orange and Black Fox Strikes a Pose for Friendly Photographer

Orange and Black Fox by Sam Gaby

Over the course of two months, photographer Sam Gaby gained the trust of a unique-looking fox in Newfoundland. Over time, they built a relationship that allowed the friendly photographer to capture some beautiful photographs of the wild creature in nature.

Cross foxes are a fairly common sight to those who live in northern North America, where they’re more abundant. As a melanistic variant of the red fox, the beautiful creatures have an orange coat mixed with dark stripes that run down their back and intersect across their shoulders. They make up about 30% of the Canadian red fox population; and though they’re more common than a silver fox variant, they’re still a special sight to behold.

After first spying the fox in 2018, Gaby worked hard to gain the animal’s trust. “Our first encounter was calculated, I was focused on how to not disturb this wild animal, but at the same time, I was trying to assure him that I was not a threat,” Gaby tells My Modern Met. “He was unsure about my presence, each cautious step forward was followed by two steps back and our first encounter didn’t last long, I moved slowly but by the time I prepared my camera and locked eyes with him he ran off.”

Luckily, Gaby didn’t give up and after repeated visits at sunset, the fox began to relax around the photographer and his camera. After the initial span of two months, Gaby returned several times during the summer and winter to check in on his new friend. During each visit, he was able to learn a bit more about this cross fox and its sibling, who can often be seen in Gaby’s photographs as well.

“I am impressed with his beauty but also his level of intelligence,” Gaby confesses. “I’ve witnessed him hunting, hiding and retrieving food stores, and interacting with other foxes. He was extremely playful, especially with his sibling, I gave them both names; Mat and Pat.”

While in Newfoundland, photographer Sam Gaby came across a cross fox.

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Over time, the fox—a partially melanistic variant of the red fox—came to trust Gaby.

Cross Fox Curled Up on the Side of the RoadBlack and Orange Fox Yawning

And the wildlife photographer was even able to capture the fox playing with a sibling.

Two Foxes Playing

After a few months, Gaby could get close to the orange and black fox, which allowed him to document his furry new friend’s daily habits.

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Sam Gaby: Website | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Sam Gaby.

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READ: Uniquely Orange and Black Fox Strikes a Pose for Friendly Photographer

07 May 06:49

The real thing, Photographs for the Trussell Trust


Print by Hannah Starkey 'Untitled, October 1998'


'Print by Elaine Constantine 'Juliet on Swing, The Face 1999'


Print by Alexandra Leese 'Untitled, Guangxi, 2019'

The real thing, Photographs for the Trussell Trust

07 May 06:49

Chicago, Jim Bachor

07 May 06:48

The Kingdom of Death, Wolfgang Grasse

06 May 09:14

Victor Grasso

06 May 09:13

‘Bad Dream’ by Tobias Jonassen



Bad Dream’ by Tobias Jonassen

06 May 09:13

useless treasures

06 May 09:12

GPOY

06 May 09:12

Anatoli Ulyanov

by Kat Kiernan
06 May 09:12

Solve Your Life Problems with These Outlandish Remedies by Artist Dana Wyse

by Grace Ebert

All images © Dana Wyse

Dana Wyse has a cureall for, well, everything. Can’t make the bed properly? There’s a pill for that. Need to be a bestselling writer ASAP? An injection is all you need. Struggling to figure out the meaning of life? There’s a capsule for that, too.

The Canadian artist dreamed up Jesus Had a Sister Productions, which she describes as “a fictional pharmaceutical company specializing in quick-fix medicines, dehydrated space food, discount time travel, spy electronics, transistor radios, invisible things, sneaky life hacks.” She’s designed various pills, solutions, and DIY kits in humorous packages meant to remedy any problem with a single dosage.

In an interview with Konbini, Wyse said she first thought of the utopic series in France.

In Paris, I was surprised to find three pharmacies on every street. As I explored the city, I found small packages of unopened medicines on the sidewalk. So I picked them up and wondered what they could be. Imagine if these pills were magic ?! If I swallowed them all at the same time, would they make me speak French or play Barracuda on the electric guitar?

Her discarded findings launched the ironic project that hearkens back to American advertising from the 1960s, which vehemently enforced stereotypes. The fictional company’s tagline reads, “Helping you to create your own reality. Since 1786.”

See the full collection (NSFW!) on Wyse’s site, and follow her future remedies on Instagram. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

 

06 May 09:12

Soft serve, Kristin Moore

06 May 09:11

Get on the bus, Edouard Sepulchre

06 May 09:11

Using your phone, as a phone, more than ever? Kava Gorna

06 May 09:11

The Foothills, Seth Armstrong

05 May 09:10

Pablo Hurtado de Mendoza

05 May 08:45

Megan Otnes

04 May 10:19

What if

04 May 10:18

Giant Fire Pit in Desert Known as “Gates of Hell” Has Been Burning for Over 50 Years

by Jessica Stewart

Giant Fire Pit in Desert Known as “Gates of Hell” Has Been Burning for Over 50 Years

Close View of Turkemistan's Gates of Hell Fire Crater

Photo: Stock Photos from Matyas Rehak/Shutterstock

Deep in the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert, a fiery crater glows day and night. Known colloquially as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell, this fire pit has been burning continuously for over 50 years. So what is this crater filled with fire and how did it end up in the desert? For those answers, we need to look back to Turkmenistan’s history.

In 1971, back when the country was part of the Soviet Union, Soviet engineers came to the desert in search of oil fields. A drilling rig was set up to check oil quality in the area, but they quickly realized that they weren’t drilling into oil at all. Instead, their heavy rig was situated on top of a large pocket of natural gas that couldn’t support that immense weight and soon collapsed.

The entire camp crumbled into a giant bowl-shaped cavity called the Darvaza crater. Measuring 230 feet across and 65 feet deep, it is enormous and soon scientists had a real problem on their hands. Not only did the collapse have a ripple effect that caused other multiple craters to open up, but natural gas was rapidly escaping. As natural gas is mainly made from methane, which sucks up oxygen and makes it hard to breathe, there was a real concern not only for wildlife but also for people living in the nearby village of Derweze. In fact, these fears were warranted because not long after the collapse, animals in the desert began to die.

Darvaza Crater in the Karakum Desert

Photo: Stock Photos from Matyas Rehak/Shutterstock

That’s when scientists sprung into action and decided to burn off the gas, as natural gas can’t be trapped. They expected the process to take a few weeks, but they were wrong—the flames have been burning ever since. In fact, scientists still don’t understand how much natural gas is fueling the fire. Now, the Darvaza crater attracts hundreds of tourists a year who come to take in the strange and sinister-looking phenomenon.

In 2010, Turkmenistan’s president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, visited the crater and said that it should be closed up. And in 2013 he declared the part of the desert containing the crater a natural reserve. However, as of today, the Gates of Hell still burn brightly and at night its wicked orange glow can be seen for miles.

In the 1970s, a giant crater opened up in the Turkmenistan desert after an oil rig collapsed.

Door of Hell Crater in Turkmenistan

Photo: Stock Photos from Darkydoors/Shutterstock

The rig sat on a pocket of natural gas, which began escaping and endangered local wildlife.

Darvaza Crater at Night

Photo: Stock Photos from Matyas Rehak/Shutterstock

So authorities decided to burn off the gas, thinking it would last a few weeks.

Darvaza Crater at Night

Photo: Stock Photos from Thiago B Trevisan/Shutterstock

Instead, the “Gates of Hell” has been burning for over 50 years and now hundreds flock annually to see the unusual site.

Women Facing Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan at Night

Photo: Stock Photos from Lockenes/Shutterstock

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READ: Giant Fire Pit in Desert Known as “Gates of Hell” Has Been Burning for Over 50 Years

04 May 10:17

Andy Goldsworthy

04 May 10:13

Dave Pollot