Although California's infamous Death Valley is legendary for its less than welcoming
name and reputation, there are in fact some beautifully redeeming qualities to the area. Take Sunchaser Picture's video of his stay for example, it captures a timelapse of the
valley that depicts the truly all-encompassing beauty of its land and sky.
Photographer Peter Menzel was curious about the world's eating habits and decided to document them in a unique way. His "What the World Eats" series (from a book that he published) features families from all over the globe including Africa, Europe, North America, South America and more, standing in their respective homes with all of the foods that they consume. The results are remarkable in terms of consumption differences, especially the diet difference between the modernized and more traditional/rural/indigenous families.
For readers unfamiliar with the former Soviet
Union (Russia) and its use of vehicle dashboard cameras, allow us to introduce you. As it goes,
insurance and car accident scams are very prevalent in the country. Enough so
that most, if not all, drivers usually travel with dash cams on board to record
any mishaps. Now while the cameras may be infamous for capturing bad road
behavior, a new compilation of videos captures the
amazingly positive side of drivers and concerned citizens. Watch how random acts of kindness by motorists help deliver pedestrians and other drivers from potentially dangerous situations. Be warned, this one will
tug at your heart, maybe draw some tears.
Indie rock group Landshapes hails from London however their most recent music video travels halfway across the world to Bolivia. It captures the magic of an indigenous village seated high up in the mountains and tells the story of a young native woman that dedicates herself to the art of wrestling. Beautifully shot and extremely intimate, director Ian Pons Jewell cleary deserves some sort of accolade for this majestic piece!
Amateur photographer Bevan Percival has been lucky (and brave) enough to endure the quintessential "great outdoors" of New Zealand. So much so that he's been able to capture one of the most amazing timelapse edits we've had the privelege of laying eyes on. You've got to see it to believe it--from sunrise to sunset and the cosmos thereafter, this is the kind of majestic scenery that makes us grateful to be alive. Enjoy!
Architect Carla Juacaba presents the Rio Bonito House. Built smack in the middle of the Rio De Janeiro mountainside, the minimalist construction of stone outer walls and steel beam roof and foundation serve to protect and preserve. The home is both an ode to its surroundings and a modern sanctuary from them--a work of supreme balance!
The renowned camera bag makers at F-Stop have decided to set their sights on the professionals that sport their gear. Life In Focus, airing this Spring, will tag along with some of the world's more daring creatives and the adventures that they take their cameras on. In the mean time peep the trailer--guaranteed to whet the appetites of shutterbugs of all kinds!
Our main man Luis Tolentino (professional skateboarder/philanthropist) was back on the Quisqueyan island spreading love. This time he went over with the Harold Hunter Foundation and the support of Red Bull to skate, give out equipment and give lessons to his people, the natives. The trip has been cut into online episodes with the first one now playing.
We wouldn't live up to our "República" title if we didn't cover things happening in the Quisqueyan Motherland of The Dominican Republic. And it just so happens that Mr. A$AP Rocky just put out an edit of his recent exploits on the island. He joins electronic music god, Scrillex, and the rest of his A$AP Mob for the visuals to Wild For The Night. Enjoy. We guess.
Photographer, Martin Rietze, is known
for his extraordinary work covering Earth-based terrain that look out of this
world. One of his specialties in particular is live volcanoes. Check out what
the shutterbug caught of a recent Japanese eruption of Sakurajima. There's
thunder, there's lava--truly remarkable stuff! Check out the entire sequence here.
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