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Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival In Leipzig, Germany


Tobias Schwarz/AFP Photo

Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans such as cybergoths, metalheads, steampunks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial, medieval and fetish fans are expected to attend to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the world’ s largest gothic and “dark” culture festival until June 5, 2017. The four-day festival includes performances by 200 bands as well as cultural outings including cemetery strolls and cathedral sermons. Continue »

7 Playboy Playmates Re-Enact Their Iconic Covers

Once you’re welcomed to the Playboy family, you’ll always have a family. In the spirit of celebrating the women who’ve made Playboy what it is – an exuberant celebration of beauty, sex, and the beauty of sex – we invited seven special Playmates from over the years to come back and recreate their iconic covers. In the process, they remind us that beauty is ageless, sex appeal is timeless and exuberance is eternal. Continue »

Meet The Belle Of Provence

Jamie Beck went looking for inspiration and wound up moving to Provence, where she spends her time studying artwork, buying handfuls of fresh flowers and taking self-portraits. She is the ultimate belle of southern France – a New York ex-pat with a touch of tradition, femininity, tenderness, and an Instagram gallery that could compete with museums. Her NSFW shots are art pieces themselves, oftentimes influenced by famous paintings. Beck creates photographs with a story in mind, a set, and emotion, each one meticulously thought out. Continue »

Oddly Satisfying Photos Of Food Color Coordinated With Clothing

The photos in this post are the result of a joint venture by set and prop stylist Michelle Maguire and photographer Kelsey McClellan who came up with the idea to coordinate various kinds of foodstuff and people wearing monochromatic outfits with a distinctly 70s vibe. Continue »

This Restaurant Changes Their Hilarious Sign Every Day

El Arroyo is a pretty well-known Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, but they aren’t famous for their food. What really puts El Arroyo on the map is their brilliant sign which is changed on a daily basis. Continue »

A Girl Encounters A Giant White Horse Frozen In Mid-Air Within The Venice Biennale’s Argentinian Pavilion

A girl is seen softly touching the nose of a giant, white horse frozen in mid-air within the Argentinian Pavilion of this year’s Venice Biennale, a large sculptural work by artist Claudia Fontes. Continue »

15 Hilarious Photos That Were Made Instantly Better By Photoshop Masters

Photoshop can be used to a multitude of ends, be it touching up a photograph to make it more flattering, or super-imposing an entirely different background into a seemingly innocuous picture to hilarious effect. One thing is for sure: Photoshop is an indispensable tool for budding photographers of the 21st century.

Adding that sense of danger

Of late, an online movement has seen internet users issue requests to some of the more proficient photoshoppers out there, asking them to improve or alter an original snap in some way or another. Continue »

Signs Of Life: Surreal Light-Painting Photography By Eric Paré

With a camera remote in one hand and a light-tube in the other, it only takes one second for Canadian photographer Eric Paré to shoot his “light-painting” photographs. Over the years, Paré has traveled the world from Dubai to San Francisco snapping some truly incredible photographs along the way. With their colorful and kinetic lighting, the photos take on an ethereal quality. Continue »

Between Clouds And Mists: Beautiful Rural Poland In Dreamy Photographs By Marcin Sobas

People rarely see how beautiful the rural country-side is in reality, many live in such areas for their entire lifetime not realizing in what an amazing environment they have the privilege of living. In this example a large compilation of photos is taken in Poland during few sunrises and sunsets. Continue »

Swinging Sixties London: Groundbreaking Photography In The Capital Of Cool

Photographers Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, well known for their catchy portraits of models, musicians and actors, shape our image of the Swinging Sixties, are as widely known as the stars and socialites they shot, and perhaps just as infamous as well.


Terence Donovan

These were self-made boys from the poor East End of London. Donovan excels with his fashion photography, narrating series and moving portraits of female and male models. Duffy shot iconic photographs of famous models and personalities like Grace Coddington, Jane Birkin, Mick Jagger and Michael Caine. Continue »

Through The Light And Darkness, Off The World And Back With Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov

“I really take a lot of photographs” says Gueorgui Pinkhassov. “But I only show the ones that suddenly speak to me; that come alive when I look at them.”

Gueorgui Pinkhassov was born in Moscow in 1952. As a Russian who acquired French citizenship, Pinkhassov has lived in Paris for many years. Pinkhassov became interested in photography at the end of secondary school. He studied at the VGIK Moscow Institute of Cinematography from 1969 to 1971 and then worked in the Mosfilm studios in the cameraman team before becoming a set photographer. Continue »

This 3-Year-Old Girl Dresses Up As Famous Women To Support Her Sick Grandmother

To support her grandmother Nonnie, diagnosed with breast cancer, the little Scout Penelope, only 3 years old, enjoys dressing up as famous women with the help of her parents, recreating iconic photographs. From Malala Yousafzai to Carrie Fisher through Adele, Frida Kahlo, Emma Watson or Ellen Degeneres, the little girl and her parents choose strong and inspiring personalities to give courage to her grandmother. Continue »

Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color

These postcards of the sweeping hills, cliffs, and towns of Ireland were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively realistic color.

Glenoe Village, County Antrim.

Library Of Congress

The closely-guarded process was invented in the 1880s by an employee of a Swiss printing company. It entailed coating a tablet of lithographic limestone with a light-sensitive emulsion, then exposing it to sunlight under a photo negative. Continue »

Hand-Sewn Hairstyles That Cascade From Embroidered Hoops By Sheena Liam

Fashion model and embroidery artist Sheena Liam hand sews images of women whose hair seems to gracefully dangle from each of her 2D surfaces, Liam using black thread as a substitute for her subjects’ long locks. The works are all completed and displayed on embroidery hoops, with hair styles extending from the women in french braids, messy buns, and long ponytails. In one particular design, tiny pieces of thread are seen attached to the wall below the hoop, creating the illusion that the embroidered woman above is messily trimming her bangs. Continue »

This Cambodian Artist Is Taking Doodling To Another Level

Cambodian artist Visoth Kakvei masterfully brings together symbolism and style, and no sketchbook has enough pages for his creativity.

The 27-year-old graphic designer usually draws his works freehand and the pieces take 3-6 hours to finish, but sometimes Kakvei feels it’s not enough. So, to make his incredibly intricate maze-like illustrations even more stunning, the artist digitally enhances them, making the doodles appear as if they’re popping out from the pages. Continue »