We plant

From the series 'Botanical', a small showcase of plants at Kew Gardens, London – which houses the largest and most diverse botanical collection in the world.

We grow

The Garden of Exile, at the Jewish Museum of Berlin – one of my oldest and favourite photographs. 

We are alone

From our new photo series ‘Isolation’ – the beautiful, eerie landscape of Dartmoor National Park, England.

We weave

Detail photograph of The Bombay Sapphire Distillery, near London, England; designed by Heatherwick Architects.

We got lost

The magical Wistman’s Wood in England’s Dartmoor National Park….many photographers and instagrammers never make it out again ;)

We like the urban jungle.

Urban city landscape as it should be – at the amazing High Line in NYC. 

We like nature

We are planning another hiking trip. This photo is from our last one in the beautiful  Peak District, northern England.

We need more storage space

The National Library of Greece, awaiting its 2 million books and records.

We stand strong

Berlin’s TV Tower with its 360 degree rotating restaurant at the top.

We are olympians.

The Panathenaic Stadium, Athens – birthplace of the Olympic Games.

We relax

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Horizon is a series of photographs of the serene clear sky and horizon above the Aegean Sea of Greece during sunset hours, transformed into a set of colorful abstract gradients.

We are high.

View from New York’s fantastic High Line. You can also Follow us on Instagram

We need space

The wonderful Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern Museum. 

We stand together

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A cute couple of sheep at lunch. Photographed at ‘Stannage Edge’ in England’s beautiful Peak District. Get a print here

We take a different view

Looking up at the famous Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Follow us on Instagram

We sparkle

Soho House Berlin. Follow us now on Instagram

We float

Mediaspree, Berlin. Photographed by Tom Radenz. Follow us also on Instagram.

We feel perplexed

From the series Intersection. Follow us now also on Instagram

We play rock, paper, scissors. 

Rock wins.

Photographed in England’s Peak District

We are small

The amazing Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Museum, London. Photographed by Tom Radenz

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One of our favourite portraits – the mysterious ‘M’

We like Italy

The beautiful Italian coastline near Portovene, Italy. 

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We climb

This is what we call a sky garden – the amazing Guinigi Tower in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Follow us now Instagram :)

We stand out

This little guy is part of a magnificent rock formation at ‘Meteora’ in central Greece. For more, visit tomradenz.com

We dance


From our photo series: ‘Dance

This photo series captures dancers performing in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Museum in London. The slow exposure of the photographs intends to reveal the flow of the dancer’s movement and at the same time abstract the image, bringing into focus the dance rather than the dancers themselves.

We are coming out of our shell

One of our favourite spots in Berlin, the House of World Cultures.

We hang around

Snapshot from the Botanical gardens in Copenhagen.

We are looking up

Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral.

We got a bit lost.

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We are together

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Miyoko Ihara /// Photo series of the bond between a grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat

We spin

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Light Art Photography by Electrical Movements in the Dark (EMD).

We are beautiful

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It’s a scene etched in many a movie goers mind – actress Mena Suvari rolling around in a room full of rose petals in Kevin Spacey’s “American Beauty” dream.

Photographer Carey Fruth has made her own interpretation of this scene with her “American Beauty” image series.  In it, women of all shapes and sizes  which shows women of all shapes and sizes lying on a bed of flowers. Fruth wants to retake that quintessential male fantasy and use it to empower women of all colors, ages and sizes to be happy about their bodies:

“By stepping into a fantasy dream girl world and by letting go of that fear, they free themselves up to direct that energy they once wasted on telling themselves that they weren’t good enough to elsewhere in their life,” Fruth said. (via artfido)

We are trapped

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Meshology by Dimitri Daniloff & Sven Hauth

French photographer Dimitri Daniloff and German CG artist Sven Hauth worked in collaboration to create this series of photo manipulations entitled “Meshology”.

We go big

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Meet the biggest photograph ever taken – capturing Mount Blanc at a height of 3500m, by Italian photographer Filippo Blengini who stitched 70.000 individual photographs into a single 365 Gigapixel image, 46 Terabytes in file size. View the image HERE and zoom in to explore the incredible detail.

We are city dwellers

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In a surreal blend of day and night, Budapest-based photographer Bence Bakonyi’s series “Urbanite” features vast cityscapes seemingly devoid of people. Shot in Hong Kong and Shanghai, the series presents settings in which the presence of humanity is eerily close, as though the population had suddenly fled, leaving lights on and laundry on the line.Bakonyi’s artist statement describes the series’ intended effect upon its audience; “The ‘Urbanite’ series is an account of how the artist found his home in the unknown. We can see the city as it is presented by the photographer, but also the artist who is in turn brought closer to us by China.” (text via fstoppers.com)

We are coloured

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Humanae by Angelica Dass

Words from the photographer:

Humanæ  is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme.

The project development is based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a sample of 11×11 pixels of the portrayed´s face. The project’s objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones.

Humanæ it’s a pursuit for highlighting our subtle-continuous of our tones that make more equality than difference… our true colors, rather than the untrue Red and Yellow, Black and White. It is a kind of game for subverting our codes. The audience is free to read into it. The ultimate goal is to provoke and bring currently using internet as a discussion platform on ethnic identity, creating images that lead us to match us independent from factors such as nationality, origin, economic status, age or aesthetic standards.

(All the portrayed are volunteers, people who approach to the project, visit the space in which I am portraying and decide to participate on their own by a Internet call on the Facebook page, on Tumblr , using public spaces in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Winterthur, Bergen, Daegu,Addis Ababa, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paris and Chicago)
(PANTONE® Guides are one of the main classification systems of colors, which are represented by an alphanumeric code, allowing to accurately recreate any of them in any media. It is a technical industrial standard often called Real Color)

We are amused

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Cony Island amusement park, Brooklyn, New York City by Franck Bohbot

Bohbot’s series, entitled “Last Stop — Coney Island” transforms the seedy New York amusement park into a placid landscape of washed out pastels and muted dreams. Through Bohbot’s lens, the park morphs into a hazy limbo trapped somewhere between a child’s idealised version of the adventure park and an adult’s far more jaded perspective. The eerie yet beautiful landscapes conjure the opposite feeling of actually being at the crowded, sweat-filled pier, and that’s exactly why they have us so entranced.

Veiled Mystery

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From the series: ‘Veiled Mystery of Morocco” (1974) by Irving Penn

American photographer Irving Penn (1917 – 2009) is widely known for his fashion, portrait, and still life images, but he also pursued numerous opportunities to photograph the indigenous people of Africa, Latin America and Melanesia. 

In 1948 Penn went to Cuzco, a small town in the centre of the Peruvian Andes, to photograph its inhabitants. Photographing with northern light, Penn posed his sitters in manners that emphasized the texture and form of their garments and presented them with honesty through the strength of their expressions. Despite the cultural gulf that separated photographer and subject, Penn’s portraits stand as sensitive and intimate records.

In the years following his work in Cuzco, Penn continued to travel the globe with the curiosity of an anthropologist and the eye of an artist. He would design and build a portable studio for his travel into isolated areas. In 1967, he landed in Dahomey, a region now part of Benin. With his tent studio in tow, Penn installed his set throughout the country, documenting the pride and splendour of its many tribes. Two years later, he travelled to Cameroon to photograph the Kirdi, a Sudanese speaking ethnic minority from the north. In the solitude of his portable studio, Penn made visual records of a people imbued with inner peace and spiritual gravity.

During his travels, Penn produced some of his best photographs in 1970 in the highlands of New Guinea. In this mountainous territory, he made majestic portraits of villagers elaborately deco¬rated with a body art unique to the region. A year later, Penn carried out his final trip of this kind to Morocco, a place both familiar and mysterious to him, to photograph the men and often veiled women of the Arabic tribes along the Atlas mountain range. 

The power and elegance of these pictures, made into meticulous prints by the artist, reveal the affection Penn had for the spirit and traditions of these individuals and his deep respect for their respective cultures. (text via photography-now)

Our heads are spinning

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From the series ‘Envelopment’ – Incredible light art photography by Florencia Durante

We feel a breeze

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From the series ‘Storms and Weather’ by Ben Messina

We are tempted

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Temptations –  by photographer Jens Kristian Balle

temptation – a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

Keeping this definition in mind the conceptual Temptations series was created fixating on the negative lifestyle habits and addictions of humans around the world. Though the theme is dark the series is kept light-hearted, full of bright colours and carefully styled objects to match.
The series itself was made to make people smile, but of course, it also has a message to maybe get a few people to think twice about their lifestyle choices, or in a funny way to reinforce what people probably already know. (text via dodho.com)

We are going to put on a shirt

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Spencer Tunick – Power to the People / For 20 years now, New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick has been creating human art installations all over the world, calling together volunteers by the hundreds or thousands, asking them to remove their clothes, and photographing them in massive groups. His philosophy is that “individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape.” He aims to create an architecture of flesh, where the masses of human bodies blend with the landscape, or juxtapose with architecture. (Text via the atlantic)

We want to go on safari

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Office Safari…explains itself ;)

Comfort Zone

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From the series ‘Comfort Zone’ by photographer Tadao Cern. Words from his website:

Real people – real stories.

While spending a weekend at the seaside, I’ve decided to visit a public beach that I haven’t seen since I was a little boy. There I saw a possibility to recite a lot of stories only from looking at the things that people bring with them. I’ve got so inspired that I had to quit what I was doing at the time and indulge into a new project. I came back the very next week with all my equipment needed for a photoshoot.

I started this series because I was surprised how a certain place or surrounding can affect people’s behavior. During our everyday life we attempt to hide our deficiencies, both physical and psychological. However, once we find ourselves on a beach – we forget about everything and start acting in an absolutely different manner. Is that because everyone else around you is doing the same? If yes, I would love that the same rules were applied beyond the borders of the beach – people would care less about what others may think about them. I believe that this in turn would show how different, interesting and beautiful we truly are. The deeper you dig, the greater possibilities arise. And the more you think – the more you question and ponder.

These photos are not staged and people did not suspect that they were photographed by me. I chose to capture images of sleeping vacationers because it accurately represents the name of the project ‘Comfort Zone’. It is only about the seaside, sunbathing and holiday somnolence that is free from a world surrounding you. I chose to showcase only the photos with hidden faces not by an accident, but to grant an observer with an opportunity to calmly scrutinize each and every detail without being distracted. It also helps to avoid empathy or connection between people in the photos and the observers. It really does not matter who they are – the details not only reveal their stories, but make us face ourselves as well.

My favorite piece is the one with the two ladies – it was my first shot and from the moment I saw it, I was convinced that I must finish this project no matter what. Even though the process was stressful and frustrating, today I can finally say that I am really happy with the end result that turned into a collection of 24 large scale prints. Images that can be seen on the internet is only a part of it and I hope that a chance will present itself for everyone to discover all of them during the exhibitions.

We have had too much

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) contains powerful and evocative images showing the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption. It retails for $50, but as part of Speak Out you can request free books to use raising awareness about these important and urgent issues.

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We are out of space

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‘Outer Space’ –  Since 2012 Thomas Rusch participates and follows the “outer space” project of Michael Najjar, a Berlin based artist. Together they visited international space facilities and took part in cosmonaut training units. Thomas Rusch is documenting this unique artistic project on film and photography under water, on parable flights and other unusual locations.

We want to hide

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Kimiko Yoshida – The Mao Bride. Self Portrait, 2009

We need some grooming

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Will It Beard – Pierce Thiot and his wife Stacy Thiot have created a bizarre Tumblr called Will It Beard, which is devoted entirely to the couple sticking things into Pierce’s beard and photographing the results.

Shaving razors, lollipops, uncooked noodles, cocktail umbrellas and, yes, even lit matches, they have tried it all.

We have a long way to go

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Peru – unknown photographer

We need some calm

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Claire Droppert – Silence series, 2012