Underwater Photographer Henley Spiers’ Surreal Black and White Series

Dramatic images of ocean life by a former dive instructor

At first glance, many images from underwater photographer Henley Spiers‘ black and white series are disorienting: sea creatures in motion are captured with crystalline clarity but appear abstract. Some photographs require further inspection to figure out exactly what’s in frame. Others are breathtaking glances at rarely seen moments. Altogether, the series stirs emotions and reminds viewers of the sheer beauty and brilliance of the planet’s …

Jon Rafman’s Ongoing Google Street View Photo Project

Named for the nine cameras mounted atop Google Street View cars, Jon Rafman’s 9 Eyes photo project is made up of screenshots from Street View that span the utterly dull to the surprising and surreal. Be it shards of sunlight over a field, nude sunbathers or lone donkeys, the images mesmerize. Perusing these pictures can feel voyeuristic—and they bring up questions about neutrality, privacy, ethics …

32,000 Drinking Straws Turned Camera

From the inventive imagination of Cliff Haynes and the late photographer Mick Farrell, this wondrous photographic device allows lights to pass through 32,000 10-inch black drinking straws, encased in wood, before striking photo sensitive paper. As Haynes explains to PetaPixel, the camera has its own unique signature on images—as none of the straws are exactly even. The resulting imagery feels reminiscent of dot art, but …