With never-ending media to search through these days, it can be easy to miss some of the best photos created by photographers around the world each week. As well as curating studio spaces for photographers, MisterLocation wants to celebrate the work photographers do. Inspired by the National Geographic Society and the week in photos segments curated by newspapers worldwide, we decided to create our very own Best Photos of the Week.
BEST PICTURES OF THE WEEK
WINDMILLS IN THE MIST BY ALBERT DROS
A testament to the patience it can take to get the photo of your dreams, Windmills in the Mist was a long-time dream of Albert Dros. Making this photo was especially important to Dros as it features one of the most iconic places from his hometown, Zaandam in the Netherlands. The photo was featured on the National Geographic Society Photo of the Day on 28 July 2018 because of its beautiful coloring. The segment’s Senior Producer, Matt Adams, also noted how beautiful its dreamlike qualities are, which makes sense given the photo was a dream of Albert Dros for years!
WHPLOOKUP: FEATURED PHOTO MILAN BY @WORDUUUP
Easily one of Milan’s most photographed monuments, this stunning photo of the Duomo will draw your eye in instantly. Featured as a part of Instagram’s Weekend Hashtag Project, the movement and the low angle of the image are particularly powerful. Inspired by the theme ‘Look Up’, Instagram gives some quirky tips for achieving this impact, “exaggerate the vertical composition…. [by] putting your hair up in a beehive-styled do, building a five-scoop ice-cream cone. Shoot from a low angle.”
PRAYERFUL BOREDOM BY PRANAB BASAK
A beautiful example of documentary photography and why always being ready with your camera pays off. This image, captured by Pranab Basak during Eid, is a perfect moment showcasing the boredom of a child during a sacred ritual. The colors and lighting are wonderfully showcased, while the careful composition shows off the photographer’s skill and natural eye. It was also chosen by the World Photographers Club for their Photos of the Week segment.
PRESIDENT TRUMP WALKS TO AIR FORCE ONE BY BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
It is a photo that has been taken hundreds of times before: a President of the United States walking onto Air Force One. Brendan Smialowski’s take on the event though is particularly powerful. His use of negative space with a black and white edit creates the impression of a lone man, despite the President being surrounded by staff. It is no wonder that this photo has appeared on best Photos of the Week lists across the globe!
LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE BY SARAH DRISCOLL
Lake Winnipesaukee by Sarah Driscoll uses thoughtful composition and film-like editing to create a nostalgic, dreamy photo. It is a throwback to the childlike joy of summer, as well as the fun and freedom of being an adult who can swim that little bit further. We can definitely see why one of our favorite Free Stock Photo Websites, Unsplash featured Sarah’s photo in their photos of the week as well!
DRY BROWN GRASS BY DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS
As Northern Europe grits through a heatwave, it comes as no surprise that many weather-inspired photos have emerged this week. Taken in London’s Greenwich Park, this photo is particularly striking due to the heavy contrast of dark human silhouettes against the unusually parched brown grass.
BLOOD MOON AT MT BROMO BY THE FREEDOM COMPLEX
We couldn’t make a list of best photos of the week and not include an image of the 21st Century’s longest Blood Moon. We especially love this photo by the Freedom Complex because of the inclusion of Mt Bromo’s alien-like landscape. The use of a long exposure and high aperture play on the dance of light and shadow between the volcanic crevices, tying in perfectly with the red light cast by the moon.
A CHILD JUMPS THROUGH A WATERFALL BY JIM WATSON
This playful photo is a beautiful image that attests to the value of changing your perspective. Jim Watson visited the Yards Park in Washington on what he called a quiet day in the office. The main drawcard of the park is a long reflection pool where kids and adults alike enjoy cooling off on hot summer days. It was here that he snapped his photos of the week by stepping behind a waterfall looking over the pool.
PEOPLE ON A PLATFORM BY JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE
There is no doubt that drone photography has been trending of late and it is largely due to images like this. Being able to take photos looking directly down has given new life to well-worn photo locations. In this case it also adds a touch of humour to everyday life. Julian Stratenschulte’s photo of some people on a platform is an entertaining look at real life and the things we all dream of doing to create a small escape.
VANISHING BRIDGE BY STEPHANIE HOHMANN
An old photo given life with a new edit, the Golden Gate Vanishing into the Fog is another photo chosen to be National Geographic Society Photo of the Day this week. The photographer behind the photo, Stephanie Hohmann, said that driving onto the iconic bridge was a dream come true. The glowing fog made her understand the bridge’s name. Originally taken in July 2013, this is proof that photos don’t lose value just because they aren’t recent!
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