Dita Pepe, a Czech photographer from Ostrava, takes photos of herself as part of different families and with different men. “The Self-portraits” series began in 1999 with photos of Pepe in other women’s lives, but just as her life and partners changed, her 2003 MA project became “Self-portraits with Men.” The project is ongoing.
“What would it be like if I had been born somewhere else, in a different way, to other parents?” Pepe told CNN. “By using someone else’s clothes, I think I am dressing into someone else’s skin…”
Pepe’s self-portrait photography captures how identity is dependent on people and your surroundings. In 2003 she gave birth to her daughter, Ida, who is featured in many of her shoots.
Photographer Ray Collins is the man behind these amazing water images, which seem to capture the wave’s most crucial moment, just before it crashes and sinks back into the water. Collins bought his camera in 2007 with the hopes of shooting his surfer friends, but quickly found that he had a knack for photographing the water. His photos have been so successful, in fact, that they have been used in international campaigns for National Geographic, Patagonia, and Apple.
LifeBuzz has sourced images from Collins’ website, along with a short film entitled “SeaStills,” which Collins describes as a “film about what drives him to create.” Prepare to see the ocean in a way you’ve never seen it before
Criss-crossing the world with stops on almost every continent, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon spent the last 14 years seeking out some of the largest, rarest, and oldest trees on Earth to capture with her camera. Moon develops her exhibition prints with a platinum/palladium process, an extremely labor-intensive and rare practice resulting in prints with tremendous tonal range that are durable enough to rival the longitivity of her subjects, potentially lasting thousands of years. Moon’s collected work of 60 duotone prints were recently published in a new book titled Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time