Amazing Portraits Of Elspeth Beard, The First British Woman To Ride A Motorcycle Around The World

In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike – the first British woman to do so. From the outback of Australia to the mountains of Nepal, Beard has traveled through some fascinating places. The great stories behind these places and her achievement as a solo rider have been turned into a brilliant book, Lone Rider, in 2017. Continue reading »

The Bridge To Nowhere: Belhaven Bridge

Europe has a well-earned reputation of being one of the most fascinating continents to explore – particularly in terms of monuments. And whether we’re talking beer, traditions or history, it would take a lifetime to truly enjoy the beauty of Scotland. Surprisingly enough, though, one of the most fascinating landmarks isn’t on land – but by the sea.

And it’s a bridge. Continue reading »

These Odd Bubble Houses Are Actually Real Homes In The Dutch City Of Hertogenbosch

In the early 1980s the Dutch government granted a large subsidy to the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch situated north-west of Eindhoven. The idea was to create housing for experimental living and from this was born the Bolwoningen. They were the idea of architect Dries Kreijkamp and he wanted to create ‘the optimal experience of nature in all its facets’. Continue reading »

Artist Tishk Barzanji Explores Human Tragedy In Psychedelic Architectural Illustrations

Kurdish-British artist Tishk Barzanji creates surreal, architecture-infused illustrations that depict impossible structures and dark domestic scenes, to engage with difficult subject matters. Barzanji began publishing the brightly hued illustrations on his Instagram account in 2016, and has posted more than 100 different designs in this style to date. Continue reading »

A Shocking Campaign Uses Graphic Images To Point Out The Damage That Plastic Pollution Has On The Ocean’s Wildlife

A simple plastic bag seems harmless, but it can represent extreme suffering – and even death – for thousands of animals in the oceans. Depicting this unfortunate truth through strong images, Sea Shepherd, an NGO focused on the conservation of marine wildlife, is launching a plastic awareness campaign. Continue reading »

Frozen Victorian Garments Arranged Into A Larger Than Life Bouquet By Nicole Dextras

Bouquet by Nicole Dextras is a composition of 15 frozen garments reminiscent of a floral arrangement, however the beauty is intended to be both enchanting and foreboding. The alluring collection of Victorian dresses was created to appear more like Venus flytraps rather than to reference romance, and speaks to mythical man-eating trees described in science fiction texts like J. W. Buel’s 1887 text Sea and Land. Continue reading »

Miniature Absurdist Scenes With A Darkly Satirical Twist By Frank Kunert

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German photographer Frank Kunert is known for creating painstakingly detailed miniature worlds and photographing them, with unexpected, often witty results. Continue reading »

“Hail The Dark Lioness”: An Important Series Addressing Identity Politics And Racial Injustice

South African visual artist, activist, and photographer Zanele Muholi took 365 self-portraits for her series titled ‘Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness’, to bring to attention the injustices faced by South African people of color. Continue reading »

“Phenomenology Of Human Body”: New Media Artist Rinatto L-bank Creates Stunning Digital Bodyscape Transformations

25 year old Rinat Abdrakhmanov, or Rinatto L-bank as he’s known in the photography world, is an artist and photographer from Astana, Kazakhstan. Currently living in North Cyprus, he has a surrealist style where he explores the form of the human body from different angles. Continue reading »

“Transmetropolitan”: Photographer Omi Kim Explores Neon Streets Of Cyberpunk Japan

Spectacular street shots by Omi Kim, a multi-talented photographer, content creator, and urban explorer based in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Omi focuses mainly on urban and street photography. He explores streets of Japan to capture striking cinematic photos. Continue reading »

“Les Amies de Place Blanche”: Captivating Portraits Of Paris Transsexuals In The 1950s

Originally published in 1983, Les Amies de Place Blanche (Ladies of the Place Blanche) focuses on the transsexual community living around the Place Blanche district of Paris in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The book established Christer Strömholm’s reputation as one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century. Continue reading »

30 Times People Accidentally Created Art

Fell Asleep In The Bath. Finger Brains

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It takes a keen eye to see all of the little pieces of art that surround us. Maybe the shadow of that tree looks a little like a human or that weirdly shaped cloud reminds you of some animal – accidental art is everywhere you turn your head to, you just have to use your imagination. Continue reading »

“Deep, Dark And Dangerous”: Outstanding Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Comic Book Illustrations By David Palumbo

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As a freelance illustrator, David Palumbo has provided genre themed artwork for everything from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept design. His work has been awarded two Spectrum medals and has shown in galleries and museums from New York to Paris. Continue reading »

“The Little Things”: A Collection Of Brilliant Illustrations By Tomasz Majewski

Tomasz Majewski is an independent illustrator and graphic designer based in Warsaw, Poland. He has graduated from university with a Fine Arts M.A. degree. His favorite field of art is illustration: both digital and traditional. He also works for a publishing house, where he designs book covers and prepares them to print. Continue reading »

The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, many Communist statues and sculptures were destroyed, while others were moved to statue parks or museums. But many of them remained in the same place for the last 20 years, while the former Soviet areas were transformed into modern countries. Here are thirteen of the most incredible ones. Continue reading »