Léo Coulongeat is a French photographer who makes travel photographs. This time he takes us with him to the heart of another desert region of South America: Peru. In his panoramic photographs we can see the wild beauty of these territories, still to be explored for man. The civilization and its symbols, present in some images of the series, are placed as contrasting elements with respect to the aerial shots of the landscape that basically maintains its wild spirit. Peru remains for the artist a land to explore with passion, to always discover new things and the countless secrets that can hide.
The most significant shot remains that where man is the protagonist without allusions or half terms and jumps into the desert, transmitting an uncontainable freedom.
Women are the protagonists of the shots by Russian self-taught photographer Marat Safin. Lonely women, women in the house, in the kitchen or lying on the bed, women immersed in nature, free among the high grass, women looking in the car or immortalized in spontaneous poses.
Marat’s female portraits convey a sense of calm, intimacy.
The warm light that we find in all her shots immediately gives the family atmosphere, giving us an air of home, of familiarity.
In our gallery you can find a selection of her shots, to find out more go to the Marat Safin’s Instagram profile.
After the ranking of the best astronomical and microscope photographs of 2021, these days the best wildlife photos of the last year have also been awarded. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a competition organized by the NaturalHistoryMuseuminLondon, now in its 57th edition. There are many aspects that make extraordinary the 100 photos in competition, taken by professional photographers or amateurs and selected from 50 thousand proposals. On the one hand, the technique used and the patience in waiting to take the perfect shot, unrepeatable in many cases. On the other hand, the unusual point of view, which brings viewers closer to unusual natural events or animals that are difficult to approach, such as the shot of the spider as big as a human hand or the “selfie” taken by a grizzly bear in front of the carcass of a deer in the United States.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is divided into 19 categories, from which the two winners have been announced. LaurentBallesta, who specializes in aquatic photography, won the Adult Grand Title Winner with an image capturing some camouflaged groupers in French Polynesia emerging from a cloud of eggs and sperm. It took the French photographer five years of night diving to capture this moment, which occurs only during the July full moon period. The other winner of the wildlife photo contest was Vidyun R. Hebbar, just ten years old, who was awarded the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his image of a spider wrapped in its web, taken in Bangalore, India.
His images are charged with solar eroticism: pin-up style models, portrayed with irony and sensuality, with a vintage style that seems to echo the editorial taste of Playboy and a certain 70s erotic cinema.
The statuesque bodies of blonde models shine in the sun on perfect beaches, emerge from the water of the ocean or crystalline pools.
Natural shots, delicate and glossy lights.
Check out a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and on his personal website.