Sunday, July 2, 2017

#Photography of the Beautiful 7/3

Bucharest, Romania

A child, illuminated by a coloured light, plays in a fountain during a heatwave

Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Good luck figuring out how this works but the kid seems to be onto it.

Bogotá, Colombia

The first day of the Rock al Parque festival inspires a dancer

Photograph: Juan Paez/EPA

It looks like there's a whole lotta freeform in this rock show.

Galle, Sri Lanka

Stilt fishermen perch on their poles waiting for a catch

Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images

I like this one for the wide range of contrasts but also for the sense of ancient simplicity although how long one could sit on that bar without your backside going into a coma is questionable.

Paris, France

A model poses backstage before the Ronald Xuan haute couture fall/winter 2017-2018 show at Paris fashion week

Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

There's an unusual beauty and especially so if you fancy vampires.  The effect is interesting when the image is only slightly lifted beyond being a monochrome.  That technique makes novel contrasts as well but they're much more subtle than in the previous.

Santiago, Chile

Drag queen Tormenta takes part in the 17th annual gay pride parade

Photograph: Es/AP

If we think of a drag queen, she will usually be a man wearing women's clothes but we really don't have any idea what Tormenta is doing ... other than being terrifying.

The kid to the bottom left doesn't seem to be terrified but rather happily surprised.  There also seems to be some kind of groundhog on the bottom right.  We're not sure we fully understand this photograph in the Rockhouse.

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