Friday Photo Inspiration (vol. 3)

Is it me or did this Friday come around rather quickly? Who am I kidding – the weekend can never come soon enough. Here’s to the first day of spring and the promise of better days to come for those of us in the Northeast enduring today’s forecast of snow and rain!

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Photo: Documentation of ” I Drivhuset (In the Greenhouse)” from Galleri Tom Christoffersen

I love the Alice-in-Wonderland feel of this striking installation from 1980 by Danish artist Suzanne Ussing. The female figure, made from newspapers, wood and metal, comes across as both God-like and childishly vulnerable. What woman doesn’t feel like that sometimes? 😉

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Photo: Krystal Bick

I may not be a journalist any more but I still enjoy spending a Sunday morning with the Times. Above: proof that being well-read is the best kind of sexy.

Lake Eyre

Photo: Grant Hunt (spotted on ThisIsGlamourous)

If you’re not familiar with the phenomenon of naturally-occurring, oddly-colored water bodies, then it might take you a while to realize that this magnificent sea of rose is actually a lake. This particular shot is of Lake Eyre in South Australia, which turns pink after the basin floods and the high levels of salt in the receding water attracts a special kind of bacteria. It’s just one of a number of pink lakes in Australia and other countries including Canada, Senegal and Spain.

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Photo: Drew Doggett

I think I have a thing for portraits of interesting female characters (see here and here). But I’m fascinated by this and all the other amazing photos in Drew Dogget’s collection featuring the Suri tribe in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. The region itself is extremely diverse with at least eight different “semi-nomadic” tribes who have lived there for centuries, but the construction of a commercial hydro-electric dam is a threat to the tribes, whose livelihood depends on the river. Read more here.

I’ve been on an art and photography kick lately. Who are your favorite artists?

“Friday Photo Inspiration” is a weekly series featuring beautiful images that I’ve discovered around the Internet. The photos above were not taken by me, and are credited to the best of my knowledge. Read earlier installments here

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4 Comments

  1. March 25, 2015 / 4:14 am

    What a gorgeous collection of photos!

    • March 25, 2015 / 9:48 am

      Thanks, Sue! All props go to the AMAZING photographers..

  2. March 23, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Thanks, lilypup. The comment and the visit is much appreciated! Glad you like the blog 🙂

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