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Rhi Ellis

calm. down. that’s what i had to tell myself this morning. instead of closing my eyes & listening to chilled music, i had a look through the photography of Rhi Ellis, whose moody pictures of ice and water and cold and fog put me at ease.

all photographs by Rhi Ellis

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Long Bach Nguyen

the work of pilot & photographer Long Nguyen made me so jealous i almost punched my computer. kidding! kind of. after spending an age looking at his incredible photographs i had such a feeling of gratitude for the fact that he’s shared them, giving us a veritable bird’s eye view into his world.

As a professional pilot based in Seattle, Long spends most of his time crisscrossing the western United States … Flying provides him the opportunity to capture unusual views of the landscape, spectacular weather formations and other fresh perspectives few photographers ever experience. A self taught photographer, Long’s philosophy is to keep the image true to its original and to find the beauty in the subject. He likes to keep images clean, crisp and simple so they can tell the story in a single look.

read more about Long here and be sure to visit his website, online portfolio and flickr stream

ps: if you like aerial photography, check out Eyes Over Africa. also, spot the Twin Peaks shot.

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A Forest

i went for a long walk in the forest this past weekend – one of my favourite ways to unwind. the only thing i will miss about summer is that the days are longer which allows for walks after work before the sun sets. then again, there are not many things in the world that are as nice as walking in a forest in the dead of winter. i’m not talking snow, because it doesn’t snow here, but certainly the smell of damp earth, wet pine needles and cold air. someone bottle that up so i can bath in it.

- simon vahala

- simon byrne

- lena modigh

- jonatan hedberg

- april schultz

- kaliharry

i always get a fright when i see young robert smith, wondering where the hair & eyeliner went. also: kind of hilarious.

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icy goodness

just in case you felt the need to look at a bunch of beautiful ice pools, like i did.

… which indirectly made me think of this douglas adams quote

“… imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in – an interesting hole I find myself in – fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!’ This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything’s going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise.”

- by michelle arcila

- by ed emrich

- by ed karjala

- by stephen eichhorn

- by greg inda

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backpacker magazine

i wrote a post about backpacker magazine covers from the seventies back in 2009, but unfortunately lost it to the gods of unreliable image hosting. so i thought i’d remind you that you can actually browse back issues of backpacker magazine on google books (from 1973-now)

i have spent an unhealthy amount of time ogling backpackers wearing woolrich & sporting glorious moustaches

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