Vaults by David Stephenson.
In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town.This was the world’s first ever disguised cell phone tower. Since then these trees have spread across the city, South Africa and the rest of the world. Invasive Species explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surrounds.
Lost Train by Franck Bohbot.
My work Lost Train, is a documentary series of photographs showing the end of an Era, in the north of Paris, showing railroads, buildings, warehouses and interiors abandoned because of the extinction of there main supply chain: the Train. Interiors without laborer or humans presence, waiting sadly for their destruction’s.
I wanted to show this impression of lost. I adopted mostly a frontal perspective with the best light I can get from the sky. Then, theses places became unusual and captivating sociologically as well as aesthetically.
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White Horizon by Michael G Zimmerer.
Photographed in the American West, White Horizon depicts a winter that is pure white, nestled in snow and quiet. This world is nearly untarnished by human endeavours; a view that recognizes the simple, almost naive nature of a place, revealing a land that envelopes us in its own being.
The longest-operating Earth observing satellite is ending its mission after nearly 29 years, more than 150,000 orbits and 2.5 million images. Landsat 5 outlived its planned 3-year operation almost 10 times over, saving the continuity of the Landsat mission. Landsat 5′s longevity became critical after Landsat 6 failed to reach orbit in 1993.
The U.S. Geological Survey was able to rescue the satellite from failures several times over the years, but recently a broken gyroscope has permanently hobbled the aging craft. Landsat 7, launched in 1999 and also well past its planned 5-year mission, is still keeping an eye on the planet until Landsat 8′s launch, which is planned for February 2013.