Using a little Photoshop wizardry, Russian photographer Alexey Menschikov is able to conjure up all kinds of unusual and strange images loaded with repetition, constantly toying with the idea of shadow and light. He initially photographs all kinds of subjects, from people in the street and urban architecture to various animals like birds, cats and dogs. Once he’s collected enough source material, he then adjusts, clones and repeats elements before arranging them into a surreal patchwork of shadows, movement and patterns. Continue »
When visiting a monument such as the Taj Mahal, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the microcosm of these iconic sights. Photographer Oliver Curtis is seemingly unfazed by all the action and instead captures scenes that often go unnoticed by tourists—ones that are in the vicinity, but might as well be invisible. In the series Volte-face, he presents images that look opposite to historic sites such as Stonehenge, the Mona Lisa, and Lenin’s Tomb. Often, these views are less than stunning—they’re used for storage, are heavily traveled roads, or are crowded with other people. Here: Statue of Liberty, New York, USA Continue »
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A Japanese man has revealed he has finally found happiness with his girlfriend – a silicone love doll. Senji Nakajima, claims he enjoys the ‘perfect’ relationship with ‘Saori’ – even taking the dummy out shopping to buy it fancy outfits – despite the fact that he is married to a woman with whom he has two children. Senji, 61, from Nagano, lives with his life size doll in his apartment in Tokyo where he enjoys a physical relationship with it – but he claims he is happy because his plastic companion isn’t ‘after only money’. Continue »
German beer company has decided to take an honest approach to their advertising, and as you can see, the result is as refreshing as a cold beer on a hot day. Continue »
According to Rah-Bop, an illustrator and video game artist living in Seattle: “Since I get the impression it’s acceptable to dress up as an animal person at AC I took the opportunity to make a costume out of Rue, my D&D character, which I’ve been wanting to do for a while. If you see me, please feel free to say hi.” Continue »
Rio Olympics 2016 Team GB Athletes Strip Off For Campaign To Encourage Schoolgirls To Take Up Exercise
Stef Reid (left), Amber Hill (centre) and Bryony Shaw (right) are among Team GB’s leading contenders for gold medals in Brazil. (Photo: CAVENDISH / Bluebella.com / Alisa Connan / The Daily Mail)
Sporty is sexy! Three Team GB athletes going for gold in Rio this summer have stripped down to their lingerie to show that a sporty body is a sexy body. Windsurfer Bryony Shaw, skeet shooter Amber Hill and Paralympian long jumper Stefanie Reid have posed for Bluebella‘s BeStrongBeBeautiful campaign to encourage young women not to neglect sport at school. Research has revealed that more than half of secondary school girls drop out of sport after the age of 13 due to body issues and negative experiences of PE lessons. Continue »
The overall awards winners have been announced in the 2016 Atkins Ciwem environmental photographer of the year competition, an annual international showcase for thought-provoking photography and video that tackles a wide range of environmental themes.
The environmental photographer of the year 2016 is awarded to Sara Lindström for her imposing photograph “Wildfire”.
Swedish-born Sara picked up photography while studying in South Africa, and is now based in the Canadian Rockies. Her projects have seen her travel across more than 50 countries, capturing the beauty of the more remote corners of the Earth. “It was an exceptionally warm day in July in southern Alberta when I came across this massive pinkish smoke plume rising high towards the sky. The big flames were thriving on the dry land and had me completely mesmerized in fear and awe”. (Photo by Sara Lindström/2016 EPOTY) Continue »
This Photographer Has Captured Stunning Images Of America’s Most Intense Storms From An Extraordinarily Close Perspective
These stunning images capture some of America’s most intense storms from an extraordinarily close perspective. They showcase the power of Mother Nature with terrifying tornadoes, supercells and lightning. Storm-chaser Maximilian Conrad of Germany captured the images while on a “chase-cation” with friends in the U.S. Together with pals Dennis, Lars and Heiko, Max chased ferocious storms across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in search of the perfect shot.
A panoramic view of the almost stationary supercell. Woodward, Oklahoma on May 24, 2016. (Photo by Maximilian Conrad/Caters News) Continue »
What was your dream when you were a child? To be a mermaid or a dragon, perhaps? Well, we’ve got some good news for you! You can now come closer to making your childhood dreams come true with these beautiful mermaid and dragon tights by Daniel Struzyna, aka tinkercast, on Etsy. The tights are made with handmade silicone scales and they will definitely make you feel like a true mermaid or dragon. Continue »
Puppies, pugs and the perfect antidote to political pandemonium, it’s the Kennel Club’s dog photographer of the year competition.
This photo issued by the Kennel Club was taken by Monika Madi from the UK, of her puppy chewing a hat. It has won third place in the puppy category in the Kennel Club dog photographer of the year competition. (Photo by Monika Madi/PA Wire) Continue »
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Lauren Carney is “a polly pocket sized artist” with “a fine appreciation of all things handmade, arty, crafty and vintage”. Not only does she create wonderful illustrations, she also has a knack for combining her drawings with her photographic self-portraits to produce delightful and whimsical images. Continue »
If you have always been a little intimidated by the Star Wars’ Darth Vader, artist Chris Carlson’s latest chalk drawing may help you see him from a more light-hearted perspective. Created for the Denver Chalk Art Festival, Carlson’s new piece is a humorous one that depicts the sinister Sith Lord half naked, wearing only his red, polka-dotted underwear. Taking inspiration from Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, Darth Vader is posing in the exact same position as Adam in the famous painting. Continue »
Precision is key for Russian artist Salavat Fidai (previously), whose pop culture-inspired pencil carvings we previously featured. His designs have now expanded to include architecture and social media. The freelancer quit his high-paying management position in law two years ago to transition to a more peaceful, enjoyable life. Continue »
Kuhl-Racing Nissan GT-R is something that you could not miss at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. Its appearance is by far and away the most insane the world has ever seen. That engraved gold metal paint job is a masterpiece. Yup, it is a paint job, not a wrap. First, they made the engravings to the body panels and then painted them to achieve this unique look. Continue »
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