Bad Girl Mugshots From Between The 1940s And 1960s

From murderers, thieves and hookers, these are the faces of the many who were captured on camera at the lowest points of their lives. And while many people would say mugshots of the past hold a certain curiosity, one man confesses what started as an initial fascination turned into an obsession. Mark Michaelson has collected more than 10,000 photographs of men and women of all races and ages, taken after their run-ins with the law. Continue »

A French Photographer Finds Pink Magic In The Streets Of China

French photographer Marilyn Mugot longs for dépaysement. The word doesn’t have a direct English translation; some dictionaries define it as “disorientation” or “a change in scenery,” but the artist describes it simply as “this feeling of being far away from home.” And she found it in China. Mugot shoots after dark because the light is “untamable.” When the moon comes up, she’s free and unbridled to wander the streets of cities she doesn’t know. Sunset is a riddle she can’t solve, especially in unfamiliar terrain like Chongqing and Guilin. Continue »

Rare Photographs Of The Dancing Devils Of Liberia

The Liberian dancing devils assume the role of bush devils, spirits that originate from the spiritual world of the ‘Poro’, or ‘bush’. The communities they belong to have long been a part of the culture of certain ethnic groups that constitute present-day Liberia. In the Poro context, the dancing devils are not regarded as evil— they have the ability to inflict punishment on individuals, though this is only used to bring order to society. The devils used to dance only at traditional festivals, though with the arrival of the freed and freeborn American settlers in the 1800s, they brought their dance to imported Christian holiday celebrations such as Christmas. Despite the devils’ ability to adapt, the christian Americans became the ruling class and pushed these unorthodox traditional customs to the underground. Continue »

Winners Of The 2017 Underwater Photographer Of The Year

Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced their winning photos for 2017. Captions written by the photographers.

Underwater Photographer of the Year, 2017 – Dancing Octopus

Gabriel Barathieu / UPY 2017
“In the lagoon of Mayotte, during spring low tides, there is very little water on the flats. Only 30 cm in fact. That’s when I took this picture. I had to get as close as possible to the dome to create this effect. The 14 mm is an ultra wide angle lens with very good close focus which gives this effect of great size. The octopus appears larger, and the height of water also. Photographed off Mayotte Island on May 7, 2016.” Continue »

This Guy Shoots Awesome Wildlife Photography… From His Bedroom

Egyptian visual artist Amr Elshamy takes what looks like awesome underwater snaps, but in actual fact, everything is done from his room. Take a look at some of the stuff Amr creates below, as well as some behind-the-scenes shots. Continue »

Pain, Tears And Death: Modern World Captured By The Contestants Of The World Press Photo Contest 2017

A handout photo made available by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 13 February 2017 shows a picture by Spanish photographer Francis Perez that won the Nature – First Prize, Singles award of the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 13 February 2017.

A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, on 8 June 2016. Sea turtles are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Unattended fishing gear is responsible for many sea turtle deaths. (Photo by Francis Perez/EPA/World Press Photo) Continue »

Guy And Pug Take Couply Photos Cuz Sometimes Your Dog’s Your Valentine


Brittany Worgan

Jonathan Graziano is not one of those people. Why? Because this New York resident has got all the love he’ll ever need — with his charming Pug, Noodle. And to celebrate that love, Jonathan decided to take a series of couply photos with Noodle. The duo shared some of their favorite shots — and a deeper look into their special relationship! Continue »

Photographer Vitaly Sokolovsky Captures Professional Ballet Dancers On The Streets Of Saint-Petersburg

Participants in the project “Dancing Petersburg” – dancers of various genres – from ballet troupes of the leading cities of the classical artists and ethnic dancers to dance enthusiasts of various contemporary trends. Continue »

Photographer Michael Lee Captures London Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Michael Lee is a talented photographer, painter and artist based in London, UK. Michael received his MA in Fine Art from Middlesex University London. He shoots stunning abstract and hdr street photography. Continue »

Fantastic Nightscapes Of Finland By Mika Suutari

Mika Suutari is a talented self-taught photographer from Helsinki who currently lives and works in Nurmijärvi, Southern Finland. Mika focuses on landscaping, she shoots a lot of powerful and atmospheric nature photography. Suutari uses Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and Photoshop. Continue »

Russian Photographer Brings Fairytales To Life In Stunning, Breathtaking Images

Margarita Kareva picked up her camera five years ago. Today, the Russian photographer has turned her passion into her profession. She’s transformed her love for reading and fantasy into striking, whimsical images that will transport you into a different realm. Continue »

Striking Black And White Photos Show The Brutal Lives Of Gun-Toting Depression Era Mobs In America

From cold-blooded murders to running battles with the police, these black-and-white pictures shed light on the brutal lives of gun-toting gangsters during the American Depression. The amazing images show notorious mobsters such as Al Capone who committed violent crimes in their search to get rich quick during the early 1930s. Continue »

Stunning Photographs Show An Adventurer Swimming With Giant Manta Rays At Night


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In her latest daring adventure, Alison Teal (previously featured) set out in the middle of the night to free dive with Manta Rays off the coast of Hawaii. Using only hand held dive lights, Alison dove over 50 feet down being careful never to touch the mantas as they fed off the plankton in the light streams. Continue »

These Images Give A Rare Insight Into The Life Of A 19th Century Indian Maharajah

Maharajah Ram Singh ruled in the famous pink city of Jaipur between 1835 and 1880, and was also a keen photographer. Despite being a child when he ascended to the throne, the Maharajah embraced modern amenities and under his leadership the city became one of the most distinctive in the country.


Maharaja Ram Singh III/Alinari via Getty Images

He would often roam the streets incognito to observe how state officials were carrying out their work, and was recognised by the British Government, which added four guns to his salute and nominated him as a member of the Viceroy’s Legislative Council. During his reign new water works, gas works, museums and schools were built, and he devoted a lot of his time to capturing the costumes and culture of his people with his then state-of-the-art camera equipment. Here: Portrait of a woman in the harem of the royal palace of Jaipur, India, circa 1857. Continue »

Mesmerizing Before And After Photos Of Drag Transformations

Eryone loves a good before and after, and the drag community is no exception.

#Dragformation is an ongoing project by Australian photographer Aaron Walker, who documents the transformation of the country’s diverse drag community in all its colorful glory. Broadly caught up with him to ask about the thinking behind his big, bold photographic collection. Continue »