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Video: Wonderlust and our enduring fascination with nature

“The Wonderlust trend involves images that give us a sense of awe and inspiration.” – Pam Grossman, Director Visual Trends   Getty Images’ global team of creative researchers and art directors first identified the Wonderlust trend in 2014 and now we’re seeing just how accurate their prediction was. In today’s technological world of hyper-connectivity, we’re […]

Shooting at Puzzlewood Forest, the inspiration for Lord of the Rings

Puzzlewood Forest in the UK is where Tolkien was inspired to write Lord of the Rings and so the perfect location for shooting concepts of wonder and exploration.

Photographer Adam Pretty on the unexpected moments that keep him passionate

“Shooting a live action event, it’s almost like a condensed version of everyday life.” Photographer Adam Pretty has been to almost every corner of the world, including time spent living in Sydney, LA, Beijing, Tokyo and Munich. Hear the stories behind some of his most iconic images and find out what keeps him hungry for […]

Photographer saved Yosemite, changed history

“The great thing about photography is that it has no borders, it’s an international language.”

Wild Tales: Photographer captures ancient war ritual in Bali

Our photographers capture some of the wildest moments around the world. Putu Sayoga discusses what it’s like to capture the Ancient Pandanus War Ritual on the island of Bali.

Real bodies, preserved: Photographer covers 90 people in honey and the results are stunning

“The honey has a way of softening people’s features … It democratizes people.” Photographer Blake Little covered 90 people of different ages, ethnicities and body types in honey for his latest project, “Preservation.” But how did he persuade people to cover themselves in the sticky substance? “When I cast for it, I didn’t tell people […]

Wild Tales: Photographer captures the adventurer’s spirit through the eye of a hurricane

Lifestyle photographer Brook Pifer focuses on catching moments brimming with life, with an energy that radiates through her imagery. Here she describes a wild weekend with a pair of adventurers in the truest sense of the word.

Photographer overcomes vertigo to shoot these incredible twilight shots from a helicopter

Michael Hitoshi is best known for his ‘Twilight’ series which captures the transition between natural and artificial light at dusk.

Wanderlust? No, Wonderlust. New style of travel imagery ignites the soul

“There is a desire not just to see and do more, but also to be more.” We’ve all done it: Wistfully screen gazing, lusting after wondrous travel experiences, considering pilgrimages to faraway lands and daydreaming about outer space. Real or virtual, our fascination with the boundless beauty and unpredictability of nature’s mysteries endures. And it […]

Australia, Antarctica and awe: Two photographers find wonder in nature

Epic landscapes are becoming the concept of choice for many brands. These dramatic vistas capture our longing for wonder in every aspect of our lives, and brands across many industries beyond travel, like health, finance and technology, are playing on this.

Geishas, jousting & eagle hunting: The ancient traditions connecting us with nature

In today’s world where technology leads the way, there is a yearning for a deeper, more spiritual meaning. People around the world hold onto ancient traditions connecting them with nature which are passed on from one generation to the next. Our photographers are in the furthest flung corners of the world capturing these customs: “Yuko […]

Brands love Mark Leary’s dreamy photos of nature (and we do, too)

“He sees the world in a unique way and he manages to capture that in an image.” View image | gettyimages.com Mark Leary’s imagery is dreamlike. Whether it’s magnificent snow-capped mountains or surfers at sunset, everything he shoots has a magical quality. His pictures convey universal concepts of wonder, adventure, exploration, living in the moment […]

In Brazil, feeling love: A photographer’s journey from NYC to Rio

Photojournalist Mario Tama on his journey to Brazil and the joy and spirit captured through his camera

Filmmaker uses ‘spy animals’ to get closer to tigers, dolphins and polar bears

“She came right up, sat down and lay down next to it and all her little cubs came running over. And within no time at all, they were lined up suckling in front of her. And I had the most incredible view I’ve ever seen of a lion.”

Webinar | Creative in Focus: 2015 Visual Trends Briefing

Watch this webcast as Director of Visual Trends, Pamela Grossman, as she outlines the key visual insights and trends that will shape visual communication in 2015, based upon the research and insights tracked by our global creative research team.

Sensorial travel | Adventures for all of the senses

We take a look at the trend of ‘sensory’ in the travel industry and see which brands are taking their audience on an immersive journey with breath-taking point-of-view perspectives and lush, high-impact imagery.

Streeter Lecka: Surfing the bore tide in Alaska

One look at Streeter Lecka’s Twitter Bio, and you’ll know what he’s all about: “Blessed to travel the world and do what I love.”