Here or 20,000km away


The Life Framer editors make their pick of the images and stories not included in the judge’s selection for our ‘Six Continents’ theme.

Following Patrick di Nola’s selection of winning images for our theme ‘Six continents’, this compilation of 20 images represents some of the other talented photographers whose work struck us and left a mark. Some are more literal representations of our world, and others are more abstract, but each one is a stunning image worthy of exposure and attention.

These are intended to be a conversation starter… so feel free to join the discussion on our social networks.


Banner image courtesy of Mike Harris  www.harrisworld.nl


Images courtesy of Pierre Belhassen 



Image courtesy of Craig George.

www.therawimage.com – Instagram: @the_raw_image


Image courtesy of Wojtek Jakubiec.

www.wojtekj.com and Instagram: @wojtek.jakubiec


“Yali who live in the west papua Indonesia, is a major tribal group living in a very isoleted and inaccessible area of Jayawiijaya mountains east of Baliem Valley, which is also known as the Yalimo. I went hiking for several weeks passing through many small villages until i found the very remote and still very traditional Yali comunity. I had visited many tribal group and remote people in the past years but Yali people are one of the most unique. Traditionally the Yali men wear many rattan hoops around their waists and hips, and although they are not connected to each other they somewhat resemble a skirt, at the front the hoops are supported by the ’Humi’ (penis gourd) straight to front instead of straight up like the Dani. Women wear a small grass skirt covering only their fronts, and also an indispensable ’bilum’: a net-like bag, made of orchid fibres, hanging from their heads down their backs and covering their buttocks.”

Image and text courtesy of Mattia Passarini from his series ‘Remote people’.

www.mattiapassarini.com and Instagram: @mattia_passarini


“Croatia, Bosnia Erzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Grecia. Florence the point of departure, Istanbul the destination. This is my journey to reach Turkey. I crossed these Balkan countries, discovering cultural and territorial differences. All the contrasts of the countries crossed narrate lands with a recent difficult history marked with deep wounds, but also with recent signs of revival. I tried to gather the road covered. This is not reportage: it isn’t a collection recognizable and iconic elements of the collective consciousness of these countries. All the photographs might be taken anywhere, but what is important is that they represented a here and now.This project is not an objective witness. It’s more my personal vision, a dreamlike interpretation. It’s a subjective view of someone who travels to experience instead of describe, who uses photography to imagine and not to testify.”

Image and text courtesy of Simone Padelli from his series “Montenegro”.

www.simonepadelli.com – Instagram @simone.pad


Image and text courtesy of Estiaan Adriaan Lab

www.adriaanlab.com – Instagram @adriaanlab


“Iceland Mural” courtesy of Max Knight 

www.maxknightphoto.com and Instagram: @maxknightmare


Image courtesy of Kristina Podobed

www.kristinapodobed.com – Instagram @kristinapodobed


Image courtesy of Katie Waggett 

www.katiewaggett.co.uk and Instagram: @katiecolewaggett


Image courtesy of Dean Belcher 

www.deanbelcherphotographer.com and Instagram: @dean_belcher

Image courtesy of Cheung Hong Ivan Hung 

www.ivanhungflickr.com and Instagram: @ivaan_terrible


Image courtesy of David Graham from his series ‘Locations from a Movie I never Made’. 

www.davidmarvingrahamphotography.com and Instagram: @davidmarvin_instagraham


“The digital archived works that I found during research on the topic of Kodak served as a basis for these illustrated photographic collages. Kodak material from their heyday transferred into the digital world. A game between analog and digital, a one-time jump which creates a new surreal world – a look into a new reality. “

‘Seascape’ courtesy of Peter Franck – www.peterfranck.de 


      “Over a 5 month period I travelled on an epic odyssey across Africa, documenting plastic litter, wastelands, rivers, lake and beach pollution, individuals and communities. The journey was for RAW Foundation, a charity aimed at creating international public awareness about the true extent and dangers of plastic, particularly single-use. This image is from a series of photographs that disclose tales of resonating moments, awe and seduction from an entirely varied and fascinating continent. Informed by literature; Thoreau, Bach, Conrad and Hemingway. In a prosaic manner, my images engage and help reflect with the ever shifting cultural and geographical landscape. Shot on Mamiya 7ii.”

Image and text courtesy of Alexander Mourant.

www.alexandermourant.com – Instragram: @alexandermourant


Image courtesy of Edgar Landeros – Instagram @shortblade


Image courtesy of Matteo Bastianelli 

www.matteobastianelli.com and Instagram: @bastianelli_matteo

“‘From 4000 Feet’ asks us to reimagine the landscape and reassess our relationship to the land. An aerial depiction of the Australian landscape particularly concentrated around the edges of salt lakes in remote areas of Western Australia. The work plays on abstracting the landscape through a process of subtraction. By looking straight down at the land the horizon is eliminated, the contours and shape of the land are flattened and the land is reduced to colour, line and contrast. Working through a small window in a tiny plane presented its own physical and technical difficulties but I have never felt such an incredible combination of fear and awe. At this distance the familiar landscape becomes microscopic and abstract and from this perspective we can be reacquainted with the sublime power and beauty of nature.”

“From 4000 feet” courtesy of Robert Cameriere

www.robertcameriere.com and Instagram: @rob_robbie_rob


Image courtesy of Kashish Tandon  Instagram: @kashishtandon


“Wall” is a photographic series that looks at the effects of environment on the Palestinian community. How does separation and division affect a community? What happens when a family lives with a wall around them. I traveled to Palestine’s West Bank to meet over 20 families whose lives are coloured by separation and division, inviting them to look at this issue from their standpoint. Each family’s living room was divided by a “wall of their favourite things” using objects chosen from their home, which hold importance to them. The middle object placed in their created wall has the most significance to the family. A wall made of a family’s treasured possessions can be more insightful and eloquent than a portrait of its owners.

“Tragedy, joy, weddings, deaths, memories and celebrations are universal in any family, and the viewers of “Wall” are invited to identify with the Palestinian families on these level. At the same time, the created wall symbolises that this division overshadows everything. The lighting on the “Wall” series was reflected from two mirrors to illuminate the objects, similar to a periscope, used to see over obstacles. A variety of areas and social groups in the West Bank are represented in this work and while one may assume that such foreign environments could be unfamiliar to the western world, “Wall” shows that the echoes of family life are globally shared. Walls are constructs with an outward appearance of purpose. In an age where we are ever more connected, seeing parts of ourselves in others is a powerful tool for acceptance and understanding.”

Text and image courtesy of Jasper White.

www.jasperwhite.co.uk and Instagram: @jasperandwhite

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