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iCLAM Smartphone Case

09/20/13 by: Michael van Vliet

iCLAM Smartphone Case

Michael van Vliet

The iClam case lets your transform your smartphone of choice into a go-anywhere camera.

The iClam case lets your transform your smartphone of choice into a go-anywhere camera.

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The iClam case lets you transform your smartphone into a go-anywhere camera.

When it comes to action photography, there is no question that GoPro has got the market cornered. However, if you don’t want to spend money to buy a new camera when you have a perfectly good one built into your smartphone, then the iClam protective case might be the option for you. With models for the iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s as well as the Galaxy S3 and S4, the iClam case is designed for extreme environments, including underwater up to 30 feet. With tons of accessories, it can attach to nearly anything and capture action on the fly.

So if you’d like to avoid buying an additional camera as well as dealing with all the proprietary software, then the iClam case offers a simpler alternative. Now available online at: iclam.com

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Aerial Beach Photographs by Gray Malin

07/23/13 by: Michael van Vliet

Aerial Beach Photographs by Gray Malin

Michael van Vliet

Los Angeles photographer Gray Malin offers us a bird's eye view of summer beaches with his Aerial Beach photo series.

Los Angeles photographer Gray Malin offers us a bird's eye view of summer beaches...

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Los Angeles photographer Gray Malin gives us a bird’s eye view of the beach with his Aerial Beach photo series.

Spots of color spread across a canvas of sand, Malin is able to capture these patterns by flying overhead in a doorless helicopter. From this vantage point, he brings a familiar setting into the abstract. The beaches depicted below are from all over the world, including Malibu, Rio De Janerio, Dubai, Lisbon, St. Tropez.

To see more of Gray Malin’s absolutely remarkable photography, check out his website MaisonGray.com

[ via Indulgd]

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Disassemblage

05/17/13 by: Michael van Vliet

Disassemblage

Michael van Vliet

Photographer Todd McLellan disassembles various household gadgets to discover how they're put together.

Photographer Todd McLellan disassembles various household gadgets to discover how they're put together.

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Photographer Todd McLellan disassembles various household gadgets to discover how they’re put together.

The accelerating speed of technology has produced a nearly non-stop stream of “must-have” gadgets, which are replaced just as quickly as they come out. Todd McLellan calls into question our fast-paced disposable culture by training his camera on torn-apart design of classic household items. He’s especially drawn to older pieces of technology, whose simple constructions makes them easier to fix when broken.

His pictures can be found in his new book, Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living.

[ via Fast Co Design]

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Long Exposure Air Traffic

05/06/13 by: Michael van Vliet

Long Exposure Air Traffic

Michael van Vliet

Like shooting stars in the night sky, we are all just streaks of light.  Photographer Terence Chang captures the essence of air travel with these beautifully shot long exposures of planes taking off and landing at San Francisco International Airport. You can check out the rest of the set on Flickr.

Like shooting stars in the night sky, we are all just streaks of light....

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Like shooting stars in the night sky, we are all just streaks of light.  Photographer Terence Chang captures the essence of air travel with these beautifully shot long exposures of planes taking off and landing at San Francisco International Airport.

You can check out the rest of the set on Flickr.

[ via This Is Colossal]

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Pacific Ocean Rainbow by David Orias

04/15/13 by: Michael van Vliet

Pacific Ocean Rainbow by David Orias

Michael van Vliet

David Orias is a Santa Barbara photographer with a particular fondness for early morning light.

David Orias is a Santa Barbara photographer with a particular fondness for early morning...

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David Orias is a Santa Barbara photographer with a particular fondness for early morning light. As the sun rises, the light catches the waves at just the right angle to unlock a brillant spectrum of color. These Pacific Ocean Rainbows can be just as elusive as the real ones and disappear as soon the light shifts.

To see more of David Orias stunning photography, we encourage you to visit him on Facebook. Or check out his work on 1x.com.

[via 123 Inspiration via 1x.com]

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Skyhang with Ukrainian Daredevil Mustang Wanted

03/27/13 by: Michael van Vliet

Skyhang with Ukrainian Daredevil Mustang Wanted

Michael van Vliet

Skywalking is one of the latest trends to come out of Russia, a country known for wild freeway melees, DIY bungie jumps, and guys sitting on top of explosive barrels.

Skywalking is one of the latest trends to come out of Russia, a country...

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Skywalking is one of the latest trends to come out of Russia, a country known for wild freeway meleesDIY bungie jumps, and guys sitting on top of explosive barrels. Participants of skywalking climb to the highest point they can find and take pictures of themselves standing as close to the edge as possible. The images from these stunts are completely vertigo-inducing.

Now a Ukrainian daredevil is taking the concept one step further by actually hanging himself over the side, which is being described as skyhanging. Known only as Mustang Wanted, the 26-year old thrill-seeker has a series of photographs of him dangling off the side of skyscrapers, scaffolding, and radio antennas.  For those who suspect these images must be photoshopped, we invite you to watch a couple of his videos.

To find out more about this high-flying individual, check out his website: mustang-wanted.com

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The Spirit of Winter by Mikko Lagerstedt

03/07/13 by: Michael van Vliet

The Spirit of Winter by Mikko Lagerstedt

Michael van Vliet

The cold stillness of winter is captured beautifully here in this photo series by Mikko Lagerstedt.

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Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

The cold stillness of winter is captured beautifully here in this photo series by Mikko Lagerstedt. Taken in Finland during 2012 and 2013, the Spirit of Winter is an ode to the pristine frozen snowscape of Scandinavia.

To see more of Mikko Lagerstedt’s breathe-taking work, visit his website mikkolagerstedt.com or check him out on Facebook or Twitter.

[ via Behance via Mikko Lagerstedt]

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Take a Walk (Around the World)

01/02/13 by: Michael van Vliet

Take a Walk (Around the World)

Michael van Vliet

A postcard might be worth a thousand words, but the guys from Humanity.tv took it a step further

A postcard might be worth a thousand words, but the guys from Humanity.tv took...

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A postcard might be worth a thousand words, but the guys from Humanity.tv took it a step further. Over the course of a 8 month journey through 12 different countries, they clipped together dozens of postcards and turned them into a kinetic free flowing travelog video.

Postcards showcase the destination, but “Talk a Walk” puts the spotlight on the journey.

[ Via iGNANT]

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NASA Imagery of Earth at Night

12/17/12 by: Michael van Vliet

NASA Imagery of Earth at Night

Michael van Vliet

NASA has had a pretty banner year in 2012: successfully landing the Curiosity Rover on Mars and launching new programs to encourage young professionals to join the field of space exploration.

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With the successful landing on the Curiosity Rover on Mars, 2012 has by all accounts been a pretty banner year for NASA.

Now, as the year comes to a close, they’ve released a couple spectacular high-definition images of our own planet from space. The images are composites of over 2.5 terabytes, which have been cleaned up to remove all natural light sources like atmospheric flares and auroras.

What’s left are the twinkling lights of our cities and towns, clustered together like stars in the night sky.

[ Via Huh]

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The 8 Second Series by Nicolas Ruel

12/11/12 by: Michael van Vliet

The 8 Second Series by Nicolas Ruel

Michael van Vliet

Are these single frame micro-movies? Or did somebody just shake a camera during a long exposure?

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Are these single frame micro-movies? Or did somebody just shake a camera during a long exposure? We’re not sure what to call them, but they are some of the most dynamic photography we’ve seen.

Shot by Montreal-born Nicolas Ruel, these images are part of his signature 8 Seconds series. To achieve this layered chaotic effect, Ruel crunches his camera’s aperture down to a miniscule F-512. He then moves the camera slightly over the course of a single 8 second long exposure, creating a visually dense one frame story.

The 8 Seconds series started in 2007 when Ruel was traveling as a international relations student. He has now captured over 50 cities and plans to continue the project through 2015.   His next exhibition will be at Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto, Ontario from March 21 to April 15, 2013.

If you enjoy this photography, please visit Ruel’s website for more spectacular images:
nicolasruel.com

[ Via My Modern Met, via Nicolas Ruel]


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