Each of the pictures in this post embodies one of the singular moments I savored during the three weeks I was lucky enough to spend in Japan. I hope these photos inspire you to take the next plane to Tokyo.
With much of Adrien's work exuding a childlike innocence, sometimes in direct opposition with darker themes, it's no surprise at all that her love for artistic expression grew at a very young age.
After my surgery, I felt a connection to New York City. It was not only the place that healed my heart, but it later became the place where I felt that same heart race in a new way.
The photographer was not used to kids like me. The ones in wheelchairs, the ones who couldn't sit up straight.
And if I was planning an exotic trip, the expectation of a great time in a foreign country would probably distract me from realizing that I could be spending every day in that state of happiness while at home. Life is a funny thing. You usually keep looking far away for things that you could have right next to you.
Being irate is the antithesis of being compassionate; it narrows our understanding, dulls down our awareness, and stifles our logic. When we allow ourselves to become frustrated over every little thing, we invite anger to dominate more and more of our life experiences. Soon, we become the agent of our anger, acting out in ways that only suit its purpose.
Witty, prolific hacker Jasper Nance is hard to miss. She has been one of the most active members of Arizona's first hackerspace, HeatSync labs. Prior to working at HeatSync, she worked on numerous near space balloon projects.
Velasco is a photography instructor and tour guide. Ralph has photographed in over 50 countries; some of the exotic locations have been the Danube River, Cambodia and Nepal.
An important divide quickly reveals itself when we seek to interpret the significance of nature's many miracles. Some see causality, believing that only an invisible controlling agent could explain such wonders. Others see randomness, with no direction, purpose or meaning.
I took 13 photographs in less than a minute and a half. I sadly don't remember much of what happened, since I was too busy looking at my iPhone. The worth of a scene was how many people on the Internet (that I didn't know) 'liked' or shared my photo.
The fog rolls in and your city gently disappears into it. A young man tenderly clings to his lover under a bridge, or is he strangling her? You are ...
What if the reason art is not seen isn't because it's controversial, but because the people that are making these decisions -- the museum and gallery curators, find it distasteful and somewhat tough to look at?
Anyone can snap a picture. What is much harder is to create an image, a visual memento, which will remain with you after you stop viewing it. And Firooz Zahedi does that with ease.
My journal entry upon arrival in Australia, or as the locals call it "Oz" on March 30th. After more than twenty hours of flying, I finally returned...
Chris Davies is the President of Fabrik Media, a Los Angeles-based publishing and marketing agency. Concerned by the art fair under-representation of otherwise talented photographers, he founded "Photo Independent: The International Exposition of Contemporary Photography."