This Week in the World looks at tips & tricks, photo news, product releases, and other interesting stories we stumbled across this week.
This week we wanted to do something different and take a look at some photo series that really caught our attention.
Being from Idaho, it makes sense that Lisa Wood took the idyllic image of the farmland a bit further than most, having an intimate knowledge and unique perspective of the landscape. At the same time, Wood’s landscapes still evoke a nostalgia and dreamlike appreciation without sacrificing her creative vision. (via Demilked)
Two-seater pilot Michael Light captured these aerial photos of abandoned housing developments in Black Mountain, Nevada, offering a unique perspective on the economic crash of 2008. (via Raw File)
Commemorating the release of Vietnam: The Real War, a new book of photos collected from the Associated Press archives, these photos show that true, powerful photos can change minds and make it harder to avert our gaze from conflicts happening thousands of miles away. (via Lens)
When they’re crawling around your kitchen floor, bugs might seem gross. But get a closer look with these macro shots from the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program and you might find beauty where you least expected it. (via In Focus)
New York photographer Arne Svenson may have caught some flack (and a legal battle) earlier this year for his voyeuristic series The Neighbors, but with these slightly less controversial photos of kittens not caring in the least about the human photographing them, he shows he still has a very unique vision. (via Featureshoot)