“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is something so dark and mysterious and yet, so serene, about the Arctic and the Antarctic. Dave Walsh has been lucky enough to travel to both places. “While the frozen regions of our planet have the power to ignite imaginations, for most of the seven billion people on Earth, the Arctic and Antarctic remain abstract and unreachable. I’ve been lucky enough to voyage north and south by ship, to experience the serenity of the oceans and polar regions – and realise how finite our planet is,” he says, “…The future of the Arctic and Antarctic is intertwined with our own – through my photography, I want to make people not only fall in love with their home planet, but to start giving a damn and to take action to protect it.” [via aCurator]
Google Maps has now gone to places most people never get to see – the depths of the ocean. Google went to six of the world’s most beautiful places that exist underwater in order to show the “street view”. [via John Knack]
I love it when artists use unusual media to create their work. Using cassette tapes, movie reels, old books, or even sheet music, Erika Iris Simmons fashions these wonderful composite portraits. I think Audrey Hepburn is my favorite.
Wedding photographer, Kien Lam saved his own money to travel around the world for one year. Using a Panasonic Lumix GF-1 and the 20mm f/1.7 and 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses he shot over 10,000 time-lapse images, as well as over 15,000 other photographs and videos of his trip. What he ended up with is a beautiful five-minute diary of some of the world’s most amazing places. [via Wimp]