NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S PHOTO CONTEST 2012 WINNERS
National Geographic sees some of the most amazing wildlife images come through their offices every day, and these editor’s picks are the absolute cream of the crop. From the sub-zero temperatures of Iceland to the scorching heat of Kenya, it’s easy to see why these stunning snaps are the best of 2012.
NEW YORK CITY’S NEW NEIGHBORHOOD
Things that make us want to die of excitement: this. New York City is about to undergo one of the most interesting construction projects of recent history, building what is essentially an entire neighborhood from scratch.
Overseen by real estate firm Related Companies, the project will see sixteen skyscrapers constructed on Manhattan’s West Side Yard, adding over 12 million square feet of office, residential, and retail space to the area.
BODYSCAPES BY JEAN-PAUL BOURDIER
Jean-Paul Bourdier has really outdone himself with this one. “Bodyscapes” is a collection of surreal analog photographs in which he is gathering funding for a book of 240 works titled ‘leap into the blue’ in a kickstarter campaign you can find here. Bourdier concentrates on the beauty and geometry of the human body, combining landscape and flesh as a canvas to create a visual union, with all of the images having been shot on site in analog photography, without the use of digital manipulation.
“In working with the bare and painted body, I am also working with the demands and challenges of a body-mind state that I call ‘not two—many twos’. For example, without clothes the body regains its undivided primary nature, being intricately part of the forces of the universe. One and many. the visual works I come up with are thus a continual experiment of how we physically, rhythmically relate to this universe from the specific, intimate bodyhouse.”