Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Shortlist


Nature category, open shortlist. “Diamond-dust”. A picture taken in Nagano-ken, Japan, at an altitude of about 1,700 metres. Diamond dust can be seen on only a few occasions during the cold season. (Photo and caption by Masayasu Sakuma/2017 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue »

Celebrity Portraits Taken At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017


Mark Seliger/Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair teamed up with photographer Mark Seliger to capture the elegant and refined style of the star-studded event’s attendees. The coveted Vanity Fair Oscar Party welcomed a long list of guests, ranging from TV/film actors and directors to designers and musicians—including Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Kerry Washington, Katy Perry, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Ford, and many more. Continue »

What Dinnertime Looks Like In 36 Different Homes


Lois Bielefeld/loisbielefeld.com

Photographer Lois Bielefeld offers an inside look at families and the intimate moments they spend together during mealtimes. When she was a child her parents instilled proper table etiquette in her, which made her wonder if every family had formal sit-down dinners. Continue »

Edwardian Angels: The Pure Beauties From The 1900s

Edwardian girls not only fascinated by their clothing, many of them also had a pure beauty as angels. Check out these lovely vintage photos to see the beauty of young Edwardian girls from the 1900s. Continue »

Stunning Photos Of Haile Selassie I, The Emperor Of Ethiopia


Getty Images

Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history. Continue »

Photographer Omar Robles Captures Ballet Dancers On The Streets Of Puerto Rico

Omar Robles (previously featured) is a talented 36-year-old ballet photographer who was born and raised in Puerto Rico and currently based in New York City. Omar shoots breathtaking portraits of ballet dancers poised gracefully on the street. In his latest project “Coming Home”, Omar Z. Robles has captured the serenity and grace of ballet dancers in Puerto Rico. Continue »

Tyler Haughey Shoots Jersey Shore’s 1950s Resorts, During The Off Season

The resorts built during the post-war period, some of the finest examples of midcentury European design, are like architectural time capsules, all located on a small five-long barrier island in New Jersey known collectively as The Wildwoods. In fact, they make up the largest concentration of postwar resort architecture in the United States. The tiny beach town of Wildwood, New Jersey, topped TripAdvisor’s list of destinations on the rise for 2015. Fancy that. Continue »

Strange, Seductive And Surreal Erotic Photo Montages From 1920-30’s Vienna

Atelier Manassé was a highly successful photographic studio established by husband and wife team Adorján von Wlássics (1893 – 1946) and Olga Solarics (1896 – 1969) in Austria in 1924—though some sources cite 1922. Principally based in Vienna—with a smaller office in Berlin—the studio flourished during the 1920s and 1930s. It was known for producing highly flattering portrait photography of film, theater and cabaret stars. It could be said Adorján and Olga were the airbrush pioneers of their day—artfully painting out any blemishes or wrinkles and reducing the unsightly flab from legs and waists. The resulting photographs were mass produced and sold to fans as much sought after postcards. Continue »

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 »