Norway is a place near the very center of my heart. I think Laura Frankstone's sketches successfully stir the feelings of anyone who has been there because they hint towards aspects of natural beauty and unique light rather than attempt to capture the whole story.
When you truly love swimming pools you are also obliged to mourn their death. It's difficult to not drift into the dangerous deep end of sentimentality with J. Bennett Fitts' images of abandoned swimming pools, but I think he maintains an even subjectivity by showing the equally abandoned setting. The pools themselves begin to come across more as a casualty of the situation rather than a singular clichéd symbol of decay.
Like most designers, I love Berlin and can't wait to visit again. But when considering my own photos and memories, color isn't something I immediately attach to the city itself because so many other elements of form and composition stand out first. I was pleased to come across a bunch of great photos by Matthais Heiderich to remind me. Here are just a few.
"In 2006 I was traveling thru France and found brilliantly colored
printed “visual aides” at a flea market. Originally these visual aides
were didactic drawings used in classrooms in the late 1950’s to
illustrate for children different aspects of the world (farming,
industry, water tables the seashore, etc). I scanned, archived and
reproduced these images on watercolor paper and updated them with
specific current events which relate to the state of our environment
and how humans anthropomorphize the planet."