photography series

Flying over the Tulips Fields

Looking at the tulip fields can spring a few surprises, particularly the view from above. Flying over the Tulips Fields by Normann Szkop is the fantastic series about natural colors and man-made patterns. These photos were shot in Anna Paulowna, a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. This brings me to an incredible film project which I had kept around for a while: »Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers, takes place in Zundert and features some of the most creative and modern examples of the floral sculpting form you’re likely to see.« Enjoy!

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Flying over the Tulips Fields

Flying over the Tulips Fields

In Praise of Unusual Flying Objects

Yesterday’s visions are the ideas of tomorrow. The gallery of unusual flying objects is amazing. And of course: you might spend hours in search of uncommon photography on LIFE.com. Really wow!


1949: Children try to catch toys that were released by a kite.


1948: A „K190“ helicopter attempting a three-point landing atop the heads of three women holding plywood squares as landing „pads“.


1956: Flying platform being tested at an Air Force base.


1959: Ascending gondola trailing disk-shaped radio antenna during lift-off for high-altitude flight to observe the planet Venus.


1957: Test flight of the „strap-on“ helicopter.

Momentum

»Momentum is a 3-year project in which photographer Alejandro Guijarro travelled to the great Quantum Mechanics institutions of the world and photographed the blackboards just as he found them. Once removed from their institutional environment the large drawings take on a far more artistic appearance.« How true!


Cambridge (2011)


Berkeley II (2012)


Berkeley I (2012)

All photographic works copyright Alejandro Guijarro 2012

The Dive

What looks like a huge art installation, is in fact part of an unprecedented environmental disaster: »14th of October, 2010 at 12.25pm in Ajka, Veszprém county, Hungary: around a million cubic metres of toxic waste were released after the burst of the retaining wall in one of the reservoirs used for the accumulation of MAL aluminium company rubbish. The spilling reached two meters high and started a destructive race trying to release its energy, flooding Devecser and Kolontár villages. Ten human casualties were counted and the material damages were imposible to measure, including the destruction or irreparable deterioration of a big ammount of houses, the dissapearing of infrastructures and the poisoning of dozens of fields. The accident was fastly considered the biggest catastrophe of hungarian history. This photos have been taken six months after the accident when the silence takes the place of the headlines and just The Line is left.« Photography series by Palindromo Meszaros.

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