Retired working elephant Rajan swims in the Bay of Bengal off the Andaman Islands, India. Rajan and other elephants had been trained to haul logs out to boats, a practice now banned. (Photo: National News / Zuma Press via The Wall Street Journal)
I photographed Bill Clinton for the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek. Genuinely inspiring man.
Axel Hoedt - Fastnacht (2010)
“A document of the famous ‘Fastnacht Festival’, which literally translates to ‘the night before fasting’, a festival celebrated throughout Austria and Switzerland. The annual adornment of masks that are inherently frightening and grotesque stems from the aim of chasing away ‘the spirits of winter away in preparation for the coming spring and new harvest’. The carnival-like festivities stem from both Christian and Pagan traditions.”
Leila @ Next