"Round of applause, I pause to take a photo op
None of it’s real; it’s just Photoshopped
Crop out my flaws then my failures, my aches and all my ailments
Now I’m picture perfect, take all my dirt and conceal it"
What you’re looking at is more than just inspiration for a really great album cover — it’s artist Dawn Kim’s exploration of the 7 tallest peaks on each of the 7 continents: Kilimanjaro, Vinson Massif, Kosciuszko, Aconcagua, Everest, Elbrus, and Mount McKinley.
Inspired by the effort, courage, and difficulty that goes into climbing a mountain, Dawn used cyanotype to create blueprints of these 7 notoriously-difficult-to-surmount peaks, as inspiration to meet all challenges in her life with the enthusiasm of a climber.
This is the 7th year of the IPPAWARDS, a global contest for photographs taken only with iPhones. This year includes 54 photographers hailing from 17 countries who competed in 17 different categories. Check out the full list of winners on their website.
Photographer Klaus Leidorf captures Germany from above with images of farms, cities, industrial sites, and whatever else he discovers along his flight path, a process he refers to as “aerial archaeology.”