The pictures you’re about to see are not what you might think them to be. I am imagining the many inferences flitting through your mind at this very moment: a series of watercolor paintings, the product of someone’s bored Thursday afternoon tinkering around on the latest Adobe Photoshop program, or magnified snapshots of bloated raffia cells from a scientist’s lab. What good inferences you make! But alas, Brewing Culture informs us that these pictures are something very different from a first glance’s telling. You’ll be pleased to find that these pictures are something much better than the other options. They’re photographs of the real observable world, surreal even, as a Dali landscape–but dreamily beautiful.
Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev captures the volcanic ash fields of Iceland from an aerial view, including wispy-watered rivers sweeping through the glacial landscape.