Ukrainian Photographer Creates Powerful Photo To Overcome Anxiety, And Here’s How She Did It

A New York-based Ukrainian photo artist named Anya Anti has taken an old expression most of us remember from childhood and turned it into a stunning visual. Through a process involving a model skeleton, several layered photos, and 3.5 hours of editing, Anti was able to create a piece that gorgeously depicted how she felt inside, and gave it an appropriate title – “Butterflies In My Stomach.” Continue »

Impressive Celebrity Portraits By Bettina Rheims

Bettina Rheims (previously featured) is a French photographer born in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Her photographic career began in 1978, when she took a series of photos of a group of strip-tease artists and acrobats, which would lead to her first exhibitions. This work would unveil Bettina Rheims’ favourite subject, the female model, to which she would frequently return during her career. Continue »

Boxed In: Life Inside The “Coffin Cubicles” Of Hong Kong

Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities. Continue »

Creative Nightscape And Astrophotography By Jaxson Pohlman

Jaxson Pohlman is a talented self-taught photographer and artist from Wichita, Kansas who currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Spending most of his life in the Great Plains of Kansas, Jaxson has always felt the need for a creative eye in photography. Specializing in astrophotography, Pohlman’s photo’s are sure to inspire imagination and provoke emotion. Continue »

Photographer Karen Jerzyk Paints Entire Rooms A Single Color For Surreal Shots

Photographer Karen Jerzyk turned abandoned spaces into dark fairy tales after the death of her father.

Blue

After getting into trouble with that series, she created Colors, a series of fantasy scenes photographed in rooms dominated by a single color. Continue »

Fabrice Monteiro Travelled To The Most Polluted Places In Africa And Created Terrifying Characters Who Roamed Their Midst Dressed In Eerie Debris

Informed by Africa’s environmental problems, Fabrice Monteiro’s photographs aim to highlight urgent ecological issues all over the world. His series The Prophecy is on show at Photo Basel 2017 until 18 June. All images courtesy the artist, Photo Basel 2017 and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. Continue »

Donyale Luna – The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot

Fashion model Donyale Luna, the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue, modeling to a captive public audience, in a shopping mall in Sydney Australia. Donyale, who also appeared in several movies produced by Andy Warhol, died in 1979 at the age of 33 from a heroin overdose.

It’s slow progress since Donyale Luna became the first black supermodel nearly 50 years ago. Especially since most inveterate fashion-watchers don’t even know Luna’s name. Continue »

These Ink-Redible, Explosive Masterpieces Are Like Say-What-You See Inkblots Tests Only In Water

The vibrant colors burst from Brian Tomlinson’s works, appearing as though they may be coloured ash clouds from an erupting volcano, rather than simply everyday substances. By doing so, Brian challenges viewers to identify what images can be imagined when mixing one fluid with another. In order to shoot the series, entitled Liquid Ink Art, Brain drops different coloured inks into a fish tank full of water before capturing high-speed shots with a flash. Continue »

Stunning Colorized Photos Of Legendary Soviet Female Snipers From WWII, Including One Dubbed ‘Lady Death’ Who Killed 309 Nazis

Stunning colorized images have given new life to WWII female snipers who protected their territory against German attacks, including the most successful female sniper in history, Lyudmila Pavlichenko also known as ‘Lady Death’.

Roza Shanina was one of the 800,000 women who fought in Russia.

The photographs were colorized by Moscow artist Olga Shirnina. Continue »

Most Handsome, Best Dressed, Most Popular, Best Legs – Yearbook “Class Favorites” From The 1970s

Perhaps the best part of a yearbook is awards section spotlighting the students voted “most likely to succeed”, “best dressed”, “most handsome”, etc. They’re especially interesting to look back on forty years later. We can take note of what passed for “best looking” in those days, and enjoy the fashions, haircuts, and other nostalgic goodies that come from these popularity contest portions of every American yearbook. Continue »

Photographer Jordan Matter’s NSFW Photographs Show Ballet Dancers Striking Poses In The Nude

“Dancers After Dark” is an amazing celebration of the human body and the human spirit, as dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty.

Without a permit or a plan, Jordan Matter (previously featured) led hundreds of the most exciting dancers in the world out of their comfort zones—not to mention their clothes—to explore the most compelling reaches of beauty and the human form. After all the risk and daring, the result is extraordinary: 300 dancers, 400 locations, more than 150 stunning photographs. No clothes. No arrests. No regrets.

Each image highlights the amazing abilities of these artists—and presents a core message to the reader: Say yes. Embrace the risks and opportunities that life presents. Continue »

Rare And Sentimental Photographs Of Homeless Children In Soviet Union In The 1920s

By the early 1920s, millions of orphaned and abandoned children, collectively described in Russian as besprizornye, besprizorniki (literally “unattended”) crowded cities, towns, and villages across the new Soviet state. By 1922, World War I, Russian Revolution, and Civil War had resulted in the loss of at least 16 million lives within the Soviet Union’s borders, and severed contact between millions of children and their parents. At this time, Bolshevik authorities were faced with an estimated seven million homeless youths.

Odessa 1928

The great Volga famine of 1921–1922 accounted for some five million deaths and played a huge role in depriving children of their homes. Vast numbers of children were deserted, many abandoning their families themselves, and many parents actively abandoning their children. Continue »

Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Animals Saved From Black Market Trade

In her ongoing series aptly titled “Where the Wild Things Are,” Los Angeles-based photographer Natasha Wilson shines a light on the ethereal beauty of wildlife saved from entering the black market trade. Continue »

“A Better America” – Nostalgic Color Photos Document Beautiful Life Of Florida In The 1950s

These wonderful photos documented everyday life of Florida in the 1950s. Cities include Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach. 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 »