On Monday, a rare and beautiful thing happened: There was a dusting of snow on the red sand dunes of the Sahara.
The snow fell on the northern Algerian town of Ain Sefra, which is known as the “gateway to the desert.”
Karim Bouchetata, an amateur photographer there, grabbed his camera and took a number of photos before the snow melted later that day. He uploaded them to Facebook, where the surreal images quickly went viral.
‘The Shadow (Pink freud and the Pleasant Horizon)’ by Andre Von Morisse
Defined by a unique creative process, the hyper-real compositions of Andre Von Morisse reinvent traditional boundaries between painting and photography. Often using paintings as the starting point for an elaborate photographic process, Von Morisse is influenced by everything from Manet and pop culture to retro futurism and sci-fi landscapes. This surreal image is from a series entitled Pink Freud and the Pleasant Horizon, which consists of six photographs of paintings the artist first executed in black and white.