Butterfly Wings Explored Through Chris Perani’s Marco Photography

Layer upon layer of  iridescent scales, running along multicolored hairs, are revealed through Chris Perani’s marco photography of butterfly wings. The photographer employs a 10x microscope objective affixed to a 200mm lens in order to get such precision. The findings are perhaps unsurprisingly exquisite and thoroughly mesmerizing, but Perani’s method is certainly notable. See more imagery at Colossal, where Perani outlines his process further.

Henry Hargreaves’ “Fortunes of a Nation” Photographic Series

Presidential quotations repurposed for art

One can react to repeat political disappointment, sadness and confusion through innumerable means. Art, however, has long been one of the most important tunnels to channel it all into. With his latest photographic series, “Fortunes of a Nation,” CH favorite Henry Hargreaves has found a way to grapple with the baffling linguistics of America’s current president. Hargreaves repurposes quotations drawn from speeches and tweets and, …

Photographer Kate Ballis’ “Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism” at Garis & Hahn

Palm Springs and the Southwest colored with intense neon hues in a new series of images

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For locals and visitors, much of the appeal of places like Palm Springs and neighboring southwest regions is the beauty—the remoteness, and the subsequent tension between the naturally barren and the highly stylized touch of humans. Photographer Kate Ballis has captured this strikingly in her new body of work, “Infra Realism,” currently on display at LA’s Garis & Hahn in her …

The Swimming Pool in Photography

Over time, the role of the swimming pool has changed; from ancient rituals of private baths to the status symbols of artistically-designed pools in certain backyards today, and beyond. With “The Swimming Pool in Photography,” Hatje Cantz surveys the power of the pool, its associations around the world, and how it’s changed over time. Of course attention has been paid to the suburban pool—and hotel …

Christelle de Castro’s “Citizens of the Bowery” on the citizenM Bowery

62 black and white photos across 22 floors from the LES-based activist, director and photographer

The citizenM Bowery rises many stories above its neighbors on the iconic Lower Manhattan street. With this height, the latest hotel in the citizenM portfolio pays tribute to the community around it—one of artists and shopkeepers, students and multi-generational residents. The Bowery is beloved and ever-changing. And both of these factors get honored with the hotel’s first large-scale public art exhibition, Christelle de Castro‘s “citizens …