Posts tagged enviroment

Simen Johan, Untitled #172
(2013)
in the series “Until the Kingdom Comes”

Simen Johan, Untitled #172

(2013)

in the series “Until the Kingdom Comes”

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Fields #19ab
Belridge, California, USA, 2003

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Fields #19ab

Belridge, California, USA, 2003
Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #2
Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011

Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #2

Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011
In this picture released by Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism, tennis players Rafael Nadal, left, and Novak Djokovic play an exhibition match on a boat in front of Glacier Perito Moreno near El Calafate, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo, Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism)

In this picture released by Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism, tennis players Rafael Nadal, left, and Novak Djokovic play an exhibition match on a boat in front of Glacier Perito Moreno near El Calafate, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo, Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism)

Dead in Iceland
Nope, this is not a still from Blade Runner. It’s smog in Beijing. 
via | kateoplis

Nope, this is not a still from Blade Runner. It’s smog in Beijing

via | kateoplis

I don’t believe in global warming. Banksy (near the Oval bridge in Camden, north London). Photo by John1970

I don’t believe in global warming. Banksy (near the Oval bridge in Camden, north London). Photo by John1970

Nuclear vistas take aim at tourists’ mindless stares.

Some overlooks are spectacular; others not so much. Sometimes the only thing that recommends a view is the attentive slump of observers already at the scene. It’s a phenomenon that photographer and designer Clay Lipsky has cleverly identified in his new project Atomic Overlook, for which he’s photographed a series of these vistas and superimposed a nuclear explosion so the subjects have a compelling reason to be there.

“Tourists will line up for anything and I always found humor in vacation destinations that are nothing but a bunch of people looking into a great abyss,” he says. “I understand the allure of a beautiful landscape, but as the world’s population grows so do the lines to view the ‘nothingness.’ Atomic Overlook flips the script on that and gives new purpose to those suntanned masses.”

via | Wired