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These Vintage Romanian Portrait Photographs In Terrible Condition Are Totally Haunting

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Time has rendered these portraits virtual abstractions. Beyond the psychedelic swirls of their shrinking, pealing emulsion, next to nothing is known about the subjects of the photographs, and very little about the photographer who made them. The greater part of their allure comes not from the information revealed, but from what is obscured and denied to the viewer. Continue »

The Day After Tomorrow: Eerie Concept Art Depicts Earth After The Apocalypse

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I like to introduce you to the dark visions of Noro8 aka Norbert. He is an artist from the UK who specialises in digital art and photo manipulation, with a very special interest in post-apocalyptic wastelands. Noro8 loves designing images that focus on end-of-human-civilization scenarios with dark sci-fi elements strewn copiously. He believes society is broken and selfish and utterly brainwashed and envisage a morose future where survival is a nightmarish hell. In that sense, Nero8 serves as a kind of harbinger. His art conveys visions from his mind’s eye and they are dark and gritty and devoid of hope. Continue »

What Australia Looks Like In The Winter

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Australia turns white in the winter time but not from the snow. Some places still turn white due to creatures that spin massive webs around that time of year and they look like this. Continue »

This Artist Creates Organic Plastic Woven Threads Sculptures

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Designer and architect Sui Park, based in New York and born in Seoul, creates plastic black and white sculptures with organic flexible 3D shapes. With a notion of movement, she considers her works as sometimes mystical and illusionary, like mirages. She can make a group of sculptures similar to aquatic organisms or jellyfish, or suspended works like swimming fish. Continue »

Meticulous Miniature Handcrafted Meals

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When the sense of detail is pushed to its limits, it gives birth to incredible miniature works such as these diverse meals handcooked by Kimberly Burke and created at a scale of 1:12. On the menu today: chicken, bread, fruits, cake, fried eggs or fajitas. Continue »

The Best Photography Of Pokémon Go

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By Reddit user jmc123abillion

It’s been out for less than two weeks, and Pokémon Go is already the most popular mobile game in US history. Everyone’s freaking out about Pokémon Go. But what about the game’s creative possibilities? The game allows players to take photos of their Pokémon conquests out in the wild, opening up the opportunity for some hilarious and strange photography. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite shots from Pokémon Go Snap here. Continue »

Breathtaking WWII Colorized Photos Look Like They Were Taken Yesterday

World War Two black and white photos that are researched and colorized in detail by Doug and other artists from the ‘Colourisehistory Group.’ These breathtaking colorized photos look like they were taken yesterday.

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A Supermarine Spitfire Vc ‘Tropical’ JK707 MX-P serving with 307th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group operated by 12th USAAF. The regular pilot was 1st.Lt. Carroll A. Prybylo, but when lost it was flown by Capt. Virgil Cephus Fields, Jr. (Source – US Navy, via Library of Congress. Colorized by Paul Reynolds. Historic Military Photo Colourisations) Continue »

James Bullough Paints Realistic Portraits With A Fractured Edge

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Artist James Bullough (previously) channels the spirit of graffiti and street art in his incredible figure paintings. He combines a realistic style with a geometric twist that breaks his paintings into fractured imagery, creating an additional element of line and shape. Each image is close to Realism, as his figures look like they are out of a photograph. Continue »

China Unveils Colossal 1,320-ton Sculpture Of Chinese God Of War “Guan Yu”

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An absolutely enormous statue of the ancient Chinese warrior/god Guan Yu has finally been completed in Jingzhou city, Hubei province, attracting tourists and locals alike to come out and behold his glory. Continue »

2016 CWAS “David Malin” Awards Finalists

These spectacular images of the universe are the finalists in the 2016 CWAS “David Malin” awards. The annual competition, which celebrates the best astronomy images taken by Australian photographers, is part of AstroFest 2016. The winners will be announced on 16 July. An associated exhibition opens the following day at the CSIRO Parkes Observatory visitors centre, and a second exhibition will also travel to selected venues around Australia.

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The Large Magellanic Cloud. (Photo by Chris Marklew/CWAS/The Guardian) Continue »

Western United States In The 1960s: Colorful Life In The American West 50 Years Ago Through Amazing Found Photos

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These amazing found slides captured colorful life in the American West during the 1960s. Continue »

Extraordinary Black And White Portraits Of Celebrities Taken By Irving Penn

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Isabella Rossellini

Best known for his fashion photography, Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats; ethnographic photographs from around the world; Modernist still lifes of food, bones, bottles, metal, and found objects; and photographic travel essays. Continue »

No Man’s Land: Fukushima Exclusion Zone Through The Eyes Of Daredevil Stalker

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It has been five years since reactor four went in to meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant, triggered by a huge tsunami and earthquake that devastated Japan. The nuclear disaster led to the imposition of a 20 mile evacuation zone, similar to that seen in Chernobyl, more than 25 years earlier. Many of the towns that lay within it, have remained almost untouched since. Determined to see the evidence for himself, photographer Keow Wee Loong ignored the need for special permit and crept in to the exclusion zone overnight. Continue »

The Unusual Dolls Of Artist Sandra Arteaga

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Continuing our look at some of the most creative female artists in the field today, we’re happy to introduce you to Sandra Arteaga! Hailing all the way from Barcelona, Spain, Arteaga has made a reputation for herself thanks to her unique series of sculpted and paper dolls. Many of these “children” come complete with their own backstory which help to make each that much more real. Continue »

Hyper-Realistic Painting By Hubert de Lartigue

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Hubert De Lartigue is a French artist who produced many illustration covers for science fiction books and board games. In the past decade, he started painting pin-ups. He is continuing the quest for the perfect beauty, painting exquisitely detailed portraits. He indeed defines himself as an addict of feminine beauty. Warning: some images are NSFW. Continue »