Starting January, we’ve had the chance to gaze at some pretty impressive and awe-inspiring works of art coming from best-known and also uprising photographers around the world.
Whether they are depicting daily life, moments in love, nature at its peak or human nature, these are extremely powerful, striking instances that portray the world in the most amazing specter of vibration and emotion. Here are our top picks from 2015 so far:
We’ve started out the year with handfuls of stars and comets, and atrophotographers across the globe are feasting our eyes with astound images. This one here is a striking view of the night sky in Oxfordshire, shot by Mark Bentley and submitted to Space.com. Would you look at that eerie landscape and grading!
Dreamers will always dream and the mood of this photo of a girl floating in a feather storm, captured by Malaysian-based photographer Ahmad Zikri Mohamad Zuki is taking us miles and miles away through beautiful reveries.
A more mystical, magical approach on imagery comes from German photographer Georg May. He captured this terrific shot of a white fallow deer in Eifel National Park, Germany. The photo is listed amongst the 15 best photo entries this year in the Sony World Photography Awards.
Love is floating all around this, and “The decisive moment”, snapped by Daniel Berti is a complete celebration of this magical feeling. Extremely vivid, cinematic and dense, this is what we’d call “emotion in motion”. Chapeau!
Spring landed this remarkable shot of a weasel carried on a flying woodpecker’s back. The author is Martin Le-May, from Essex, and he captured the image in Hornchurch Country Park. While the artist confessed to press that he feared for the little bird to be injured during the attack, after the image broke the internet we have been properly informed that the small creature is alive and well.
Sunrise in space is something grand, and astronaut Terry Virts gave us a brief picture of what breaking down over Australia looks like all the way from ISS .
An intense moment of contemplation, topped with a silent monologue in hues of purple. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters captured an intimate moment of a devotee crossing over the Triveni bridge in the early hours as she prepares for prayer during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Panauti near Kathmandu, Nepal, back in January 2015.
Love in a trashcan could serve to name this. This woman was surprised picking up recyclable materials in a pile of garbage in a disposal plant in Dalian, while seagulls seek to feed. The image was shot via China Stringer Network/Reuters in January 2015.
Charles Platiau/Reuters gives us a surreal glimpse of Paris Fashion Week with this arty shot of a model on catwalk, wearing Haute Couture Viktor & Rolf and strolling through what may appear as clouds.
One day in the glamorous life of William Davaine, Actor without audience is shortlisted in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Shot by Kai Heimberg, in Germany, the shot talks about social masks. It focuses on the relationship between expectations and doubts in the art world and aims to explore at large the realization that an artist doesn’t particularly desire to live differently than the rest of the world.
Splendor in the grass at night with an ethereal sky line and luminescent vegetation, this is “Paepalanthus Galactic”, a soulful and ecstatic image captured by Marcio Cabral in Brazil, that literally makes you feel like you’ve stepped into some sort of wondrous fairy tale.
Wildlife in the City by Antoine Weis from Luxembourg makes a striking contrast of continuity in life projected on surroundings of abandon suggested by the industrial, alien, shattered landscape.
Free spirit, adventure and lust for life. Diving through the depths of Hawaiian seas and emerging with the currents to capture the most stunning underwater movement of human body, Paul Nicklen photographed best friends Ha‘a Keaulana and Maili Makana riding with waves on their way to a surfing spot close to their hometown.
A powerful sample of sense and sensibility, pondered with force and grace in a groundbreaking work of complete balance. Nominated in the Arts and Culture category of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards, Adrian Jaszczak’s photograph below portrays a young gymnast during her tournament in Poland.
Pray, a melancholic and atmospheric photograph by Muhammad Berkarti was shot in Bromo, Indonesia, and speaks volumes of diligence, wit and patience, in a complete depiction of secret, sacred bonds, and magical spiritual connection to nature and surrounding life.
Image sources: space.com, earthporn.com, wedivite.com, www.itv.com, slatest.com, worldphoto.org, ibtimes.co.uk, ngm.nationalgeographic.com, time.com