I came across Sivian Askayo's photography some time last year when her Intimacy Under the Wires project--photographs of people's laundry drying all around the world-- was bouncing about the web. So cool, right? I also love her explanation of the project's title: "[Intimacy Under the Wires] reveals images of laundry both intimate and unconfined while their snoopy character makes laundry, a seemingly prosaic subject, all that more intriguing".
She also has some stunning travel photography. In a world where everyone and their mother seems to have some device with which to snap a quick photo while on vacation, talent like hers still shines.
Here are some of my favorites from her travel collections:
By the way, she's entirely self-taught. Yeah. Now let's all go do something equally impressive with our day.