#pAbandoned places around the world make for some of the most stunning pictures, but they also have an eerie quality about them. These photos from the popular Twitter account Abandoned Places lead you to wonder about what the place was once like. Kings, queens, empires, cities and even architecture and infrastructure can fade from fame […]
Autorickshaws are common all over India, and provide cheap and efficient transportation. New auto rickshaws run on CNG and are environmentally friendly. Autorickshaws are found in cities, villages and in the countryside. There are two types of autorickshaws in India. In older versions the engines were situated below driver's seat. In newer versions engines are in rear portion. They normally run on petrol, CNG and diesel. The seating capacity of a normal rickshaw is 4, including driver. There are also six-seater rickshaws in parts of Maharashtra. In cities and towns across India it is the backbone of city transport. Normally their fare rates are controlled by the government with traffic meters. CNG autos were distinguishable from the erstwhile petrol-powered autos by having a green and yellow livery as opposed to the earlier black and yellow. Certain local governments are pushing for four-stroke engines instead of the current two-stroke versions.
Via Photo report
South Africa and the wider world is in mourning after Nelson Mandela died aged 95. We look back at his life in pictures, from his days as great-grandson of the leader of the Thembu clan to anti-apartheid revolutionary.
When you think about Apple products, the visual imagery that comes to mind is likely the work of a photographer you've never heard of -- until now. Apple photographer Peter Belanger recently offered insight into how he shoots those deceivingly simple product shots of iPhones, iPads and more in an interview with The Verge.
Via Philippe Gassmann, Xposedbydesign
Scott Powell's insight:
Apple's product photographs are painstakingly lit and masked.
These are some of the best introspective and artistically creative photographs I have ever seen. The photographer uses the natural environment and being so shy that he couldn't work with models he used himself as the model for this outstanding work.