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Photo Series Reveals How Our Facial Expressions Change When We Get Undressed


Vancouver-based photographer Dylan Hamm attempts to outwardly capture the inner workings of people’s minds by taking two sets of portraits — one with the person wearing clothes and the other standing completely naked. Shot passport style, the focus becomes the subconscious facial movements each subject makes as he/she shifts through varying degrees of comfort and confidence. Continue »

Glamorous Photos Of Elvis Impersonators At The Elvis Festival

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“The Elvies” is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. Continue »

Stunning Minimalist Erotic Tattoos By Sad Amish


Unlike the more traditional ship’s anchors, bluebirds, Celtic doodles or Pictish script Sad Amish’s stunning monochrome tattoos are high quality graphic art with a wonderfully charged eroticism. The tattoos feature women artfully posed in bondage gear, fetish wear or playfully fondling a bong while enjoying a mouthful of vin blanc. All beautifully rendered in the deepest blackest ink. NSFW. Continue »

Fake Swiss Chalets That Were Actually A Secret Military Weapon


Christian Schwager first began his project on “Fake Chalets” back in 2004 when people began noticing these false homes. Upon further investigation, it turned out that these quaint little structures were actually some of Switzerland’s best kept military secrets. These fake chalets were fully militarized bunkers. It’s estimated that over 250 were built back in WWII and some are still being discovered to this day. Though the buildings look false when you walk up right next to them, they’re tricky enough to deceive even the locals from a distance. Each chalet is a little more narrow that it should be. The windows, woodgrain, and even the sun’s reflection were painted on. The rule here was that the chalet should be able to deceive the eye from a minimum of 20 meters away. So far, Schwager’s series of photos has captured a little over 100 of these disguised bunkers. Continue »

Amazing Travel Photos From Around The World By Travis Bruke


Responsibilities, time, money these are the three most important things in our life that hold us back. We always dream about a life of adventure. But Travis Burke is living proof that the only thing stopping you is you, and that all you need to live the dream is a camper van, a camera, and a burning desire for adventure. He is a photographer and traveler. He enjoys traveling in his grandma’s old van, he converted into a fully habitable home. He funds his travels via a combination of photography, product testing, writing reviews, and general freelancing work, and as he writes on his website. Continue »

Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016 Winners

People and Space Runnner-up: Man on the Moon
A good friend posed on top of the mountain. The hardest part was getting to the location and discovering that he had forgotten the tripod. A coat on a fence served to improvise and support my telescope and camera. (Dani Caxete/Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition/National Maritime Museum) Continue »

Incredibly Unique Shadow Doodles By Vincent Bal


Earlier this year, Belgian film-maker and artist Vincent Bal stumbled upon an uncanny resemblance to an elephant in the shadow of his tea cup. This gave him the idea for Shadowology, a series of doodles that interact with the shadows of simple, everyday objects: a banknote, some ice cubes and a flower, for example, can turn into a church, a woman and a hippy. Continue »

Rescue ‘Fortress’ In Tanzania Protects Albinos From Human Hunters

The rescue centres in Tanzania protect albino people from the vicious hunters who sell their body parts to witch doctors. Photojournalist Ana Palacios, 43, visited the centre in Tanzania three times between 2012 and 2016 to find out more about the plight of albino people. Persecution of albinism is rooted in the belief that the body parts can transmit magical powers, however, they are also ostracised by those who believe that they are cursed and bring bad luck. The Tanzanian government has been forced to set up special centres to protect people with albinism from harm.

The women who flee to the centre with their albino children also act as guardians for the other albino children who have been abandoned at the centre in Kabanga Refuge Centre, Tanzania, 2012. (Photo by Ana Palacios/Barcroft Images) Continue »

This Artist Creates Impressive Paintings By Using His Boxing Gloves

Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo

When he creates art work, Omar Hassan doesn’t get out paint brushes. He gets out his boxing gloves. Hassan, a 29-year-old artist and boxer, has combined his two passions, with the goal to bring the disciplines closer. Hassan, born in Milan to an Italian mother and Egyptian father, creates the works by dipping his glove in paint, and punching the canvas stretched over cardboard to keep it from breaking. He calls the series “Breaking Through Milano.” His paintings sell from 8,000 to 40,000 euros, which he calls “a great satisfaction, but not the goal”. Continue »

Ombre Tights Hand-Dyed By Tiffany Ju


With fall already upon us and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to stay toasty during those long cold months. And what better way to keep warm than with these vibrant hand-dyed ombre tights by Tiffany Ju, a Seattle-based designer with an eye for color. There are several different varieties to choose from depending on what kind of mood you’re in, and they’re sure to make you stand out from the crowd while everybody else shuffles about in their dark and boring winterwear. Continue »

Maid-Themed Cafe In Chinese City Of Hangzhou

Photo by AsiaWire

A cafe has been bringing in droves of new customers after hiring young women to dress up in French maid costumes while serving diners. Curious coffee- and coffee-lovers are coming from all corners of Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang Province, to get a taste of the “maid cafe” experience. Continue »

Eerie Photographs Captured By An Urban Explorer Show An Abandoned Mental Asylum Crumbling Into Disrepair


An exterior view of some boarded up windows at Rauceby, an abandoned mental asylum in Lincolnshire, UK. These haunting photos show the collapsing remains of a derelict mental asylum. The pictures show the ruined former hospital building and chapel, now covered in dust and graffiti. Few signs remain that reveal the site as a former home of mentally ill adults and children. Continue »

UK Royal Society Of Biology’s Photographer Of The Year Shortlist

“The Autumn’s Beauty” by Amitava Chandra. “This unique white grass, a gift from nature to enhance the beauty of autumn, is colloquially called kash. For a short period during autumn it erupts in abundance without any cultivation or help from man”. Taken in Kolaghat, West Bengal. (Photo by Amitava Chandra/2016 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year competition) Continue »

This Guy Took Apart A Drum Set And Turned It Into Something Awesome


After years of being a band geek this guy was left with clunky old instruments scattered throughout his home. Instead of letting his old drum set rot away, he put it to good use and now it’s one of the coolest things in his home. Continue »

Rural Daily Life In A Small Tuscany Village Beautifully Photographed By Marco Sgarbi


“I was born in Italy in 1967 and for the last 20 years, I’ve been spending my life between Italy and France. With this international culture, and after travelling around the world my photographs, like me, seek to capture a moment, an emotion while combining the rigor of this art. I am in particular interested on travel and wedding photography, I use mostly digital reflex cameras but I always bring with me one of my medium format cameras such as Hasselblad and Mamiya.” Continue »