Sometimes you stumble across a portfolio so good it makes you wonder if it might be some sort of hoax. Has the person behind this beautiful body of work actually just trawled National Geographic and presented the work of ten photographers as their own? No, they have not, they’re just so good at what they do that your mind won’t let you believe it for fear of shrivelling with inadequacy.
Nik Daum has one such portfolio, and it’s dense with photographs that are not only highly technically accomplished but also very, very engaging. The San Francisco native travels the world with his camera at his side, photographing everything from vast panoramas of sprawling landscapes to close-up chance encounters with animals that afford only an instant to be captured. Both circumstances are tackled with the utmost skill, utilising a compositional eye and understanding of colour that is utterly enviable. What’s more Nik’s website shows off his images in large format, allowing you to enjoy them as large as your monitor will allow – so you won’t miss even the slightest detail.
Sit back and allow your mind to shrivel.
- Dressed in Black: the resolute book covers of the Spektrum series
- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s