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Intimate Vintage Portraits Documented the Lives of Irish Travellers Outside Dublin in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s

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When Alen Macweeney returned to his native Ireland in the 1960s, after working as Richard Avedon’s assistant, he first intended to do a photo essay about W.B. Yeats. His research led him to cover another quintessentially Irish subject, one up to then neglected in photojournalism and Irish society in general. Continue reading »

Canadian Artist Creates Humorous And Satirical Oil Paintings

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Canadian artist Toni Hamel creates humorous and satirical oil paintings. Rooted in story-telling, her art practice draws from personal experiences and outward observations to create thematic bodies of work that reflect on and interpret the psychological unease characteristic of our age. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Surrealistic Paintings Of Hidden Portals

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Scottish artist Andrew McIntosh creates surrealistic paintings of hidden portals. Andrew is a self-taught artist and a landscape painter for 8 years before shifting direction to more surreal work. Andrew won the National Open Art Competition in 2014 and was nominated for the John Moores Prize the same year. Continue reading »

Love Is: This Couple Illustrates Their Ups And Downs In Sweet And Relatable Comics

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Every relationship has its ups and downs. As cliché as this sounds, there are no highs without the lows. Thanks to all the hardships and challenges, we can appreciate small things being with that special someone even more, and that’s what Pibubear comics are all about – sweet little moments shared with your loved one. Continue reading »

Photographer Takes Aerial Photos Of Daily Commuters Around Mexico In His Series “Carpoolers”

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The journey of daily commuters around Mexico is captured in the photo series “Carpoolers” by Alex Cartagena. Continue reading »

Illustrator Creates Mildly Amusing Doodles That Are Surreal At Times And Frequently Silly

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Meet Nadia Tolstoy, an illustrator and cartoonist from Stockholm, Sweden that might change the way you look at some words. As she describes on her Instagram, she creates “mildly amusing doodles” that are “surreal at times and frequently silly”. Continue reading »

Graphic Designer Creates Amazing Negative Space Illustrations

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Israel-born graphic designer, illustrator Noma Bar creates amazing negative space illustrations. Noma Bar cleverly uses negative space to create some thought-provoking illustrations, often with double meaning. His cool designs are so simple, yet so clever you can’t fail to be impressed. Continue reading »

Captivating Photographs From This Year’s WildArt Photographer Of The Year Contest

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“Nature and wildlife photography has the power to change lives for the better, not only by making the wonder of nature accessible to so many, but by improving awareness of conservation issues across the globe,” says Rob Read, the founder of WildArt Photographer of the Year contest. The contest has 4 categories (Wet, Light, Silhouettes, and Eyes) and is a great platform for talented photographers to get recognition for their work. Continue reading »

“Street Life In London”: Photographer Colorized Photos From Over 140 Years Ago

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According to Tom Marshall: “In the mid-1870s, Scottish photographer John Thomson captured the daily toil and struggle of the ‘street folks’ of London, in a series of photos that laid the foundations for modern photojournalism. Working with a radical journalist called Adolphe Smith, Thomson produced a monthly magazine ‘Street Life in London’ from 1876 to 1877. Continue reading »

Meet the 1970 AMC Gremlin, America’s First Subcompact Car

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The AMC Gremlin is a subcompact car that was made by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) for nine model years. During its manufacturing run from April 1970 through 1978, a total of 671,475 Gremlins were built in the United States and Canada.

The Gremlin was described at its introduction as the first domestic-built American subcompact car. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Day And Night Skies

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According to a photographer Alex Forst: “One year ago, I decided to step up my night sky game and modify the sensor of my camera. The modification expands the light spectrum, which makes it possible to see the Ha emission nebulas in the night sky.” Continue reading »

Extraordinary Makeup: Couple Impresses People Online With Their Artistic Skills

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Both makeup and photography have the ability to transform sights that we’re used to into something surprisingly stunning. Now just imagine what happens when those skills are combined by a real-life couple. Photographer Chuck Gomez and his makeup artist wife Oli are a great example of that. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images from The 2021 Landscape Photographer of the Year

Winner: “Comet NeoWise Setting, Marin” by Tanmay Sapkal. Location: Mt. Tamalpais, Marin, CA, USA
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For the eighth year in a row, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards presents the winning landscape photos to the public, rendering us speechless every time! 4,500 entries were accepted in the course of the year, and the jury has selected 100 finalists in the 2021 International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. Continue reading »

Parasitic City Takes Root on the Foundations of a Decommissioned Highway Bridge

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Back in 2010, a region of southern Italy announced a competition to decide how to reuse a stretch of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway, located between Sicily and Bagnara, with a focus on implementing renewable energy into the infrastructure. Continue reading »

This Japanese Company Makes Custom Decorative Coffins for Vampire Fans

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Ziggy Vamp Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based company that specializes in products for wannabe vampires, is selling hand-made, customizable coffin furniture. Continue reading »

The Gepetto of Prosthetic Limbs: These Early Prostheses Made by James Gillingham From 1900 Were Decades Ahead of Time

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Nicknamed the “Gepetto of Prosthetic Limbs,” James Gillingham (1839–1924) was a British boot and shoemaker at his Golden Shoe shop until 1863 when he began making artificial limbs made from leather and molded like a pair of shoes. Continue reading »

Artist Friend Spent Over 500 Hours On These Paintings Capturing The Suffering Of The Ukrainian People

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Millions of people have been displaced by the war in Ukraine, causing unprecedented suffering and death. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Superb Surreal Photomanipulations

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According to Modifeye: “I like to tell a story through imagery. If I can get you to stop and think about one of my images while you’re flipping through Instagram, then I have done my job! My goal is to thought-provoke, to communicate and inspire through imagery.

I do not use any stock photos and I shoot and retouch all of the photos needed myself. Thank you so much for viewing!” Continue reading »

Spectacular Shortlist Entries of the 2022 Earth Photo Competition

A picture is worth a thousand words. Now more than ever, photography has the power to celebrate the natural world and create conversations about our environment.

Developed in partnership by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), Earth Photo is an international competition and exhibition which rewards photographs and videos that tell stories about our planet, its inhabitants, its beauty, and its fragility.

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Yevhen Samuchenko, “At The Pink Planet – 1 Car And 2 People”, 2019, Ukraine. Category: Place. Yevhen Samuchenko says: “The first time you see the pink salt lakes of the Kherson region in Ukraine it feels as though you are looking at another planet. During the summer months, microscopic algae causes the water to turn pink and red”. (Photo by Yevhen Samuchenko/Earth Photo 2022) Continue reading »

Hyper Realistic Wax Figure of Anna Kournikova by Oleg Kulik

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The Russian artist Oleg Kulik is a guy who knows how to create an “event” — he slaughtered a pig in the Regina Gallery in Moscow, he bit people while acting like a caged dog in Moscow, New York, Stockholm and Vienna. At the same time, Kulik is a serious artist who takes deliberate care with his final product. For instance, everyone can easily recognize the figure of Anna Kournikova, the Russian tennis star (though her name is never mentioned, as we shiver with fear before American lawyers). Continue reading »

100 Times People Didn’t Even Realize How Bad Their Tattoos Were

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There are plenty of reasons why people might end up with a bad tattoo. Maybe they lack taste, maybe they went to the wrong studio, or maybe they wanted crooked lines on purpose. Continue reading »

Artists Reimagined Cats As The Zodiac Signs

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Have you ever imagined cats as astrology signs? No? Well, in case you havn’t, the two talented sisters called “The Pulp Girls” did that for you as they illustrated each of the twelve astrology signs in the form of cute cats. Continue reading »

Stunning Portraits of Black Women From the Victorian Era

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During the Victorian era in England and the United States, aristocratic white women often had a very specific role to play: that of a wife and a mother. But for the small group of Black women who joined the middle or upper class, their role was far more complicated. Continue reading »

War and Peas: Brilliant and Funny Comics for Dirty Lovers

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War And Peas is a hilarious cartoon series made by a two-headed squad of Jonathan Kunz and Elizabeth Pich. Continue reading »

Super Antics: The Badass Comics by Kerry Callen

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Kerry Callen is a talented illustrator and book author who loves depicting the humorous adventures of the golden age Superman, his friends, and all the hijinks of their wacky universe. He calls this series of cartoons “Super Antics”, and they’re brilliant. Continue reading »