Self described surrealist photographer Kyle Thompson has been doing some very interesting work over the past year. He’s a really interesting case of someone simply creating incredible art and gaining exposure based on nothing more than his talent and hard work — and a little internet luck. I first saw his work on Reddit a while back (I know, it’s a veritable wasteland over there but once in a while some truly good things rise to the surface) and while conceptually it was pretty engaging, the execution just wasn’t there. Skip forward a bit and Kyle’s work popped up on again today. This guy has really progressed in a very short time. Check out his original submission and compare to his recent work. Night and day; I’ve seen people spend years traversing the space that separates these two galleries.
More over at his site
We have a fine list of contributors on the ISO50 Blog that is quickly growing so that our readers can keep enjoying the latest in Design, Music, Photography and anything else we find inspiring or attractive to the eye. So i’m always happy to announce a new member to our team, please welcome Cole Rise. He is no stranger to the ISO50 readers i’m sure from his otherworldly photos to his knowledge process and the tech world. If you have any questions/suggestions/internet high fives please don’t hesitate to comment below.
Cole Rise Interview
Cole Rise photo feature by Scott Hansen
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Twitter – @colerise
Beautiful abstract urban photography by Munich based artist Nick Frank. Reminds me of blog favorites Matthias Heiderich & Kim Høltermand.
A profile of the incredible Goldstein Residence by architect John Lautner, this makes me want to work a little bit harder today. I’ve been looking to move up to LA in the coming months, maybe I’ll luck out and this guy will need someone to watch his house for a few months.
I enjoy seeing peoples work spaces/offices/etc., I personally haven’t ever had the luxury of putting together a space of my own in the way I want, hoping 2013 will be the year though. Gil Inouoe recently got to photograph David Byrne’s office which I find to be perfect for the size, whats key for you to have in your work space?
Timothy Allen brought back some great shots of the abandoned Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria. As you can see from some of the before shots, this monument was quite a sight during it’s Communist heyday. I can’t imagine what it would be like to stand in front of an architectural and artistic work of this scale knowing it’s just sitting there rotting away.
Allen used a microlight to get the aerial shots, pretty amazing imagery and story.
More at his site
Follow this great Tumblr: Postcards From Above, where “Google Maps Meets The World Of Vintage Postcards”.
Incredible shots from Austin Mann taken with an iPhone 5. via Macspoilers:
Travel photographer Austin Mann recently purchased the iPhone 5 and took it for a field test in Iceland. Just as we thought, the camera is pretty awesome. Austin used the iPhone app Snapseed by Nik Software to edit them while others are the raw image. He puts the camera through low light tests that had minimal noise and produced clean jpegs. He also used the panorama mode to capture some of the beautiful mountains and rivers in amazing detail.
You know it’s a great time to be a photographer when a “phone” can create beautiful images like these. Of course, as they always say, it’s the photographer and not the camera… But I have a hard time believing Mann could have made these images with anything older than a 4S (and perhaps not even that phone). And my AT&T contract isn’t up until July! Oh well, will try and score a 5D in the meantime.
More photos, including panoramas, at Macspoilers