. Katerina Plotnikova  on Tumblr

Katerina Plotnikova is a fine art photographer from Russia who explains her work as “another tale about wonderland.” Her images are simple, yet stunning. Welcome to the magical land of Katerina. Her photography conjures up dreams of serenity and gentleness.

    Stunning, just gorgeous

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    Last week, the photographer Chip Litherland hosted The New Yorkers Instagram feed from Florida, bringing us a holiday burst of warmth. Departing from his traditional photojournalism work, Litherland shared collages of scavenged images that were taken during his travels across the state. From disintegrating walls to enchanting skies, he collected layers of visual intrigue. Then he began combining the layers using apps on his iPhone, often travelling hundreds of miles to find the right images to complete a single collage. With each composition, Litherland regards color, he said, as “the one single element that binds it all.” Above is a selection of highlights.


    The Homes of Hoarders

    When photographer Paula Salischiker saw an American TV series about extreme hoarders, she felt instinctively that the way they were being portrayed wasn’t fair. “They are usually shown under a very obscure light, like objects themselves,” Salischiker said via email. “I somehow felt there was something else beyond these stories of horror portrayed with the question of, ‘How can anyone live like that?’ in mind.”

    In the 2½ years since she started her series, “The Art of Keeping,” Salischiker has been invited to photograph six homes in London and Essex after attending a self-help group for hoarders and posting an ad on a website dealing with hoarding habits. “The process of finally visiting their homes was difficult, as they accepted with a lot of energy and then became a bit worried about my possible presence there,” Salischiker said. “For a hoarder, sharing their space can be a menace. Many of them also suffer from other mental health conditions, so letting someone into their homes is something they might have not done for years. I felt privileged to enter their lives and welcomed at their homes, despite the clutter.”

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