Sometimes you come across a photographer whose work defies categorisation. Welcome to the strange world of Roger Ballen.
French photographer and writer Philippe Bordas‘ amazing photos of the Hunters of Mali
German artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis’ latest project “The Moon Goose Analogue: Lunar Migration Bird Facility” is one of my favourite pieces of art of recent years. It is inspired by the 17th Century story The Man in the Moone by English bishop Francis Godwin in which the protagonist reaches the moon in a chariot pulled by “moon geese”.
Meyer-Brandis has raised eleven geese from birth, given them all names of astronauts, and has become their goose mother. The geese are being given training in astronomy, navigation and morse code. They have a schedule which will see them make their first trip to the moon in 2024, and then they will take Meyer-Brandis there in 2027.
There are a lot of articles about the project online which are worth reading including many more photos and some video. Nicola Triscott’s excellent blog post explains a bit more about the project and also talks about some of Meyer-Brandis earlier work, which like the Moon Geese mixes science, art, literature.
Fantastic photo series of the Yellow River by Chinese photographer Zhang Kechun 张克纯
Scottish photographer Murdo MacLeod is one of the UK’s finest and most original portrait (and other) photographers. His work often appears in The Guardian and The Observer.
Niko Tavernise takes amazing photos on film sets. The ones below include photos from The Black Swan, The Wrestler and Moonrise Kingdom.