Photos of Spirit Faces Projected onto Trees


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The photos above are part of a project called Cambodian Trees. They were taken by French photographer, Clement Briend, who travelled to Cambodia, and projected the faces of well known Cambodian spirits and deities onto tree leaves so that he could capture these incredible photos. Clement lives and works in Paris and is a professor of photography at the University of Valenciennes, specializing in projecting images onto various surfaces and then taking photos of the resulting images. Check out the project page, or go to Briend’s Facebook page for more info. If you’re interested, you can also get prints here.

Here is a description of the project:

Cambodian Trees is a creative light projection project by French artist Clément Briend that overlays trees with sculptural images of spirits and deities that are highly regarded in Cambodian culture. It’s a beautiful surprise when the projected spirits awaken and reveal themselves at night as though they are made of the towering trees themselves. The photographic light installations echo the spirituality of the few sprouts of nature in the predominantly urban landscapes. It is a visual imagining of the divine figures that inhabit the world, as seen through an environmentally aware spiritual eye.


10 Amazing Photos from Christian Bothner


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Maria Gern, Germany

In October we posted a photo from Christian Bothner that was well received, so we decided to showcase a number of other great photos from this talented nature/landscape photographer. You can check out his 500px page and his personal website.

Grand Monsoon


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Today’s photo pick is this 25 min lightning composite, taken at the Grand Canyon during an electrical storm. It was captured with a Canon 5D and Sigma 20 1.8 Lens, by Dan Ransom. In the gallery above are a few of our favourite photos from Dan’s 50px page.

Flight of the Rays


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Our photo pick of the day is “Flight of the Rays,” taken by German conservation photographer Florian Schultz in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California in Mexico. In this photo thousands of sting rays are swimming together in a massive school, as seen on an aerial expedition. The photo won the ‘Underwater World’ category at the 2010 Environment Photographer of the Year awards. We were so impressed by some of the other photo winners, that we’ve included our favourites in the gallery above.