What We Love This Week, Volume XXVIII

Published August 23, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Day To Night In The World’s Most Iconic Cities

Movement in the world’s most populous cities never stops, and neither should the photographic exposure of it. Not content with capturing these dynamic metropolises at a single moment in time, it was not uncommon for photographer Stephen Wilkes to spend around 15 hours a day shooting 1,500 of the same subject (so around 100 photos per hour, or a little under two photos per minute). Wilkes’ project took him all the way from DC to Jerusalem to Shanghai; for more stunning shots, head over to The Daily Mail.

Intimate Visions Of Lions In The Serengeti As Captured By A Rover

In order to understand the most natural and timeless events within our planet, we must sometimes use the most technologically-advanced materials. In the multimedia series “The Serengeti Lion” by photographer Michael Nichols, precisely that is achieved. Utilizing an unobtrusive robot rover to document lions in their most natural and unaware states, Nichols and his crew capture dynamic prides that drape the Serengeti with all of their dramatic appeal. Said one member about the efficacy of the rover: “The lions were dignified and just arrogantly ignored it most of the time.” To see all of the stunning photos, be sure to visit This Isn’t Happiness.

Michael Shainblum Captures The Universe’s “Best And Brightest”

As marketing and advertising techniques have become more and more sophisticated and pronounced, it’s easy to get caught up in the shiny, sparkling and stunning goods promoted to us each and every day. It’s even easier to forget that the world provides us with all of those things if we simply look into the stars. Reminding us of that in his stirring series Astrophotography, California-based photographer Micahel Shainblum captures the heavens above us in a way that incites awe, curiosity and gratitude at the same time. My Modern Met features an excellent spread of Shainblum’s work.

All That's Interesting
Established in 2010, All That's Interesting brings together a dedicated staff of digital publishing veterans and subject-level experts in history, true crime, and science. From the lesser-known byways of human history to the uncharted corners of the world, we seek out stories that bring our past, present, and future to life. Privately-owned since its founding, All That's Interesting maintains a commitment to unbiased reporting while taking great care in fact-checking and research to ensure that we meet the highest standards of accuracy.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.