The earth is dreaming through us, but we must awake to it. In the dark primordial waters, we are born of the same matter as our solar system, the stars and the earth. The sound of water rushes over rocks downstream like a lullaby, a palm frond waves without a single gust of wind, bird song carries me on its wings. I find sanctuary in wild places that live and breathe here and now – within and without. Discovering the magic and mystery of the wild, a reminder that we too are wild.
On the rural outskirts of Ağva, 100 km outside Istanbul, I encountered a stray dog on the side of an asphalt road. The dog's gaze reflects a deep awareness, its eye contact a response to changes and potential dangers. This posture showcases its sensitivity to the surroundings while staying vigilant. The watchful expression in its eyes conveys readiness to react swiftly.
Ahmet Turgay Uzer
Gelada monkeys on the "Roof of Africa"
Geladas are purely vegetarian monkeys endemic to Ethiopia's high mountains. This view was captured in the Simien Mountains of northern Ethiopia
Ahmet Turgay Uzer
Modern Rabbit underwater
The modern rabbit - the familiar becomes uncanny. A creature of innocence, now reborn of our negligence, leaps through the liquid cosmos – an eerie dance of survival in our plastic-infested seas.
Taken underwaer on a scuba dive in Egypt.
Pablo Trilles Farrington
The enigmatic red-eyed leaf frog
The red-eyed leaf frog is a very popular amphibian species in Costa Rica. Most notable are its large red eyes with vertical pupils. Although its beauty lies in the combination of colors that make up its body. This set of photographs was taken in the La Fortuna region, in northern Costa Rica. Although this type of frog is a nocturnal animal, the photographs were taken during the day, at which time it takes the opportunity to rest camouflaged in the large leaves and in the thick jungle.
Stéphane's "From the inside" series continues his exploration of his connection to the world, building upon the self-discovery journey of "Flower Portraits." Shifting his perspective, he looks inward, delving deeper into himself. The series showcases a play of shadows and light, contrasting detailed and blurry elements. With heightened awareness, he embraces abstraction and unleashes his imagination.
False-Color Infrared photograph of the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park.
A walk in the park turned serendipitous life lesson on a warm day in early spring. A scene of unusual circumstances with uncertain outcomes presented itself – five rat snakes (non-venomous) had emerged from hibernation and arranged themselves in the trees. Many people blindly choose fear without finding out information and miss opportunities to truly learn about the world. On this day I chose curiosity over fear.
However beautiful, trees are a vital natural resource. They are also a canary in the coal mine, warning of the disasters of climate change. A Passing speaks to that warning featuring trees along the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, depicting death and decline of once lush koa forests. Now ravaged from an unchecked human footprint, A Passing is a fitting metaphor for a world disinclined to heed the ever-worsening signs of climate change. Each image has been digitally blended with gold leaf.
Macro capture of a minuscule vine elegantly enwrapping a blade of grass.
Jean Karotkin Photography
From the series Gymnopédies
Gymnopédies, Karotkin’s series of botanical portraits, takes its name from a trio of piano compositions by 19th century French composer Erik Satie. Void of connotation, the unusual title freed Satie from stylistic constraints and gifted his audience a new experience of music. Karotkin’s Gymnopédies encourages a similar foray in the realm of flower photography, disavowing context and the conventional notion that flowers are most evocative when captured in color and in full bloom.
Image part of Elsewhere, an ongoing project developed over the last two years in Finland exploring the idea of displacement with the emerging of nature as a coping strategy and transcendental space. It intertwines elements of poetic narration, references to pictorialism and the use infrared photography.
Francisco Gonzalez Camacho
Discover The Printed Edition
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.