Painter Eric LoPresti’s “An Ocean of Light” at Burning in Water Gallery

A sublime artistic study on nuclear craters, quiet terror and atomic bomb test sites

Hanford Site, a decommissioned nuclear production complex where engineers created plutonium for the Manhattan Project, sits a little more than 30 minutes by car from Richland, Washington—the birthplace of painter Eric LoPresti. Richland may have been an innocuous suburb, but after LoPresti’s move to New York, he took interest in Hanford’s past. Using oil and watercolor, the artist dissected components, compiled pieces and a new …

Studio Visit: Trail Map Artist James Niehues

On painting the slopes, from trees to terrain, with no digital software

If you’ve ever grabbed one of the colorful trail maps stocked in ski lodges, or affixed to the chairlift bar, there’s a good chance you’ve seen—and used—the work of landscape artist James Niehues. Niehues (who goes by Jim) is one of just a handful of people who have mastered the art of capturing the workings of mountains for those traversing them, having succeeded industry greats …

Mark Dorf’s Alternate Landscapes

The photographer on perceiving surroundings with our digital state of mind

Whether behind a camera or behind a computer screen, Mark Dorf finds himself returning to the subject matter of landscapes—both the natural and the digitally construed. “I tend to travel a lot to find these remote areas that feel as though they’re untouched, but, of course, they are—every landscape is affected by the hand of man,” the Louisville, Kentucky-raised and now Brooklyn-based photographer tells CH. …

A Photographic Journey of Ancient Arbor

For 14 years, photographer Beth Moon has journeyed to some of those most secluded landscapes to capture photographs of the world’s oldest trees. Whether they’re a few hundred or even a few thousand years old, the trees featured in Moon’s new book “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time” are no doubt the world’s rarest. Check out a few of the photographer’s jaw-dropping images via The Atlantic.

Gotham at 7.5K Feet Up

There have been countless aerial images taken of New York City over the years, but nothing quite compares to what Vincent Laforet was able to capture in a recent helicopter ride. Hovering nearly 7,500 feet above the city, the Big Apple glows with energy as avenues are lit up like its very veins. Laforet admits that he was at first a bit afraid since helicopters …