“Light Me On” is an artistic series by Reka Nyari. Her work received 1st prize in category “Beauty: Pro” at the International Photography Awards.
Notes about the artist (published at Flickr):
“I always wanted to be a painter…
I came to NYC when I was 17 to study Fine Arts at SVA… I sweated over large canvases, night after night, creating hyper realistic oil-paintings of nude men and women. I was angry, full of vigour, and aggressively against anything untraditional and “modern”. In the haze of hand stretching my canvases and egg-yolking my oil paints, I swore my lone alliance against photography, computers, and and God forbit, Photoshop!
After traveling the World for 3 years as a model, I came back to NYC and discovered that I liked being behind the camera a lot more than being in front of it… and well, even more that I liked being behind a canvas board.
These days I view my photography as the best way to express myself. They are my paintings. The raw image is just a bare starting point to something different, just as a nude model in my painting studio once was.”
Photos © Reka Nyari Link via Empty Kingdom
China’s Unbelievably Colorful Mountains
#15 Danxia Landform
The Danxia landform actually refers to various landscapes found in southwest and southeast China. These colorful landscapes are named for Mount Danxia, which is one of the leading examples of this unique geological phenomenon. The various Danxia landscapes are referred to as China Danxia.