Every week, we curate the best new photography and photojournalism on the web, so you can spend your weekend kicking back and enjoying some beautiful pictures. Here are this week’s picks:
Anything NASA related, he [Dan Winters] knows about it and can tell you everything. It could take hours. Or days. So when NASA told him that the Apollo mission control room in Houston was getting a makeover, he knew he had to shoot it.
[See the photos at Wired]
Over the years, other members of the Portnoy family have died, including their mother, father, uncles and their only brother. According to Colo, the brothers have no close friends but do not feel lonely because they have each other to rely on. They live together and they do everything together as well.
[See the photos at The Washington Post]
Photographer Niki Boon is interested in a slower-paced life. Occupying 10 acres of land in the rural New Zealand countryside, she and her family have crafted their own world that’s in tune with nature and largely unconcerned with being tethered by technology.
[See the photos at My Modern Met]
Christopher Smith’s photographs are technically self-portraits, though each evokes someone else: a sullen detective, a naked gladiator, a flapper, an inmate, a sword swallower, a cowboy, a choirboy, a corpse.
[See the photos at The New Yorker]
JP and Mike are attracted to sights that exemplify how “weird and wonderful the world can look from above,” such as the shadow from a cargo ship imitating the shape of a city skyline, or a loaded parking lot creating a dense fabric of interlocking lines.
[See the photos at Colossal]
A Teeny-Tiny Flying Rainbow
Artist and photographer Christian Spencer was spending the day on his verandah in Rio de Janeiro when he noticed something wonderful. The sun striking the wings of a Jacobin hummingbird, producing a beautiful prism effect. At that moment, it looked as if the tiny birdy was a tiny flying rainbow.
[See the photos at Bored Panda]
In the recent history of landscape photography, a drastic shift has taken place from the standard established by mid-century masters like Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter of depicting the American scene as an untouched Eden to a far more critical engagement with the complex relationship between humans and the land, locating the marks we leave and structures we create as metaphors for our aspirations and successes, our shortcomings and tragedies.
[See the photos at Magnum Photos]