Cyberpunk Neon Fantasy: Moscow’s Outskirts As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Cyberpunk Neon Fantasy: Moscow’s Outskirts As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Photographer Konstantin Vikhrov snaps remote districts of the Russian capital at night, evoking striking scenes from films like ‘Blade Runner.’ Continue reading »

Before LOLCat, There Were The Felines Featured In “Kittens And Cats: A First Reader”

Before LOLCat, There Were The Felines Featured In "Kittens And Cats: A First Reader"

Before LOLCat, Grumpy Cat, Longcat, Nyan Cat, before all the famed kitties of the internet age, before the modern computer was but a glint in Mother Turing’s eye, there were the felines featured in the 1911 book, Kittens and Cats: A First Reader. Continue reading »

“The Last Days Of Martinique”: Rare Portraits Of Martinique Residents Before The Deadly Volcano Eruption In 1902

"The Last Days Of Martinique": Rare Portraits Of Martinique Residents Before The Deadly Volcano Eruption In 1902

Portraits of men and women from Martinique through a collection of old postcards.

Like most of the Lesser Antilles, Martinique was built by volcanoes. It’s part of an active island arc that traces the boundary where the oceanic crust of the North American Plate subducts beneath the Caribbean Plate, forming a lush, perforated barrier between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading »

“Earth’s Wonders Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before”: These Angled Satellite Images Are Like Aerial Photos From 280 Miles Up

"Earth’s Wonders Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before": These Angled Satellite Images Are Like Aerial Photos From 280 Miles Up
Nadir view of Monte Fitz Roy, Chile and Argentina. March 2, 2016. RapidEye. Image ©2018 Planet Labs, Inc.

Satellite photos are generally shot straight down at the Earth and make the world look like flat, detailed maps. But shoot satellite photos at an angle, and suddenly they look like aerial photos captured from impossible heights with the world’s longest telephoto lens. Continue reading »

Before The Great Clean-Up Began, Here Is Another Side Of New York In The 1970s That You May Never Know

New York is the most populous city in the United States, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute.

A street scene in Brooklyn, New York City, 1974:
Before The Great Clean-Up Began, Here Is Another Side Of New York In The 1970s That You May Never Know

Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Continue reading »

Never Before Seen Photos of Bruce Lee From The Family Archive

Never Before Seen Photos of Bruce Lee From The Family Archive

Bruce Lee was only 32 when he died in 1973, but he was already an icon of both Hollywood and Hong Kong film. Continue reading »

Photographer Shot Portraits Of Strangers Before And After She Kissed Them

Photographer Shot Portraits Of Strangers Before And After She Kissed Them

When photographer Johanna Siring attended this year’s Roskilde Festival in Denmark, she befriended a plethora of strangers. Her method? Kissing. Continue reading »

“The Darkness That Comes Before”: The Mind Blowing Sci-Fi Art Of Brad Wright

"The Darkness That Comes Before": The Mind Blowing Sci-Fi Art Of Brad Wright

The superb sci-fi themed creations of digital illustrator and concept artist Brad Wright. Based in the UK, Brad Wright creates environments, character art, futuristic vehicles and weapon designs for the video game and entertainment industry. He’s recently worked on the amazing Alien Isolation video game and his works have featured in ImagineFX magazine and other top publications. Continue reading »

Never-Before-Seen Pictures That Show A Secret Pregnancy Of Movie Icon Marilyn Monroe In 1960

Never-Before-Seen Pictures That Show A Secret Pregnancy Of Movie Icon Marilyn Monroe In 1960

Monroe had wanted a baby more than anything in the world, but that joy was denied her. She had three miscarriages prior to losing this baby, all of which played out in the public eye. Continue reading »

This Illustrator Turns The Berlin Wall Into Art In A Way You’ve Never Seen Before

This Illustrator Turns The Berlin Wall Into Art In A Way You've Never Seen Before

There is a remaining part of the Berlin Wall in the Mauer Park, in the Prenzlauerberg district. For decades, graffiti artists have painted this historic piece of concrete, trying to turn something terrible into beauty. And they succeeded. Continue reading »

Amazing ‘Before’ And ‘After’ Photos: Make-Up Artist Transforms A Face Without The Use Of Photoshop

Amazing ‘Before’ And ‘After’ Photos: Make-Up Artist Transforms A Face Without The Use Of Photoshop

There has been much debate about the gratuitous use of Photoshop to drastically alter the look of a fresh faced model. A makeup artist in Russia though, transforms a face with nothing more than the tools in his make-up kit. Vadim Andreev’s work is so flawless, you’ll be shocked that some of these images were not retouched on the computer. Continue reading »

271 Years Before Pantone, An Artist Mixed And Described Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, An Artist Mixed And Described Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope. Continue reading »

Teenage Girls Iron Their Hair Before A Night Out In New York City In 1964

Teenage Girls Iron Their Hair Before A Night Out In New York City In 1964

Teenage girls are all steamed up these days about straight hair. The steam iron is replacing the huge rollers on which countless teens slept every night to achieve the height and curls. The same girls endure having their hair stretched to absolute straightness on the ironing board, and then ironed to keep it that way. Unlike the roller setting, this takes teamwork. Continue reading »

Classic Pin-Up Girls Before And After Editing: The Real Women Behind Those Gil Elvgren’s Incredible Paintings

Classic Pin-Up Girls Before And After Editing: The Real Women Behind Those Gil Elvgren's Incredible Paintings

Ever wonder about the process that went on behind the scenes of those classic pin-up images that adorned the noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 1940s and ’50s? Anyone who’s familiar with pin up paintings will know the caricature-esque works of Gil Elvgren. His fantastical cheesecake pictures feature curvy 1950s women revealing their stockings – and sometimes a bit more – in a series of eyebrow-raising situations. Continue reading »

Rare Photographs Of The Beatles On Holiday On Tenerife Island Before They Became World Famous

Rare Photographs Of The Beatles On Holiday On Tenerife Island Before They Became World Famous

In April 1963, just a few weeks before Beatlemania, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr took a holiday in Tenerife, Spain. It was the last time they would spend such carefree days without being recognised. They lazed around San Telmo Lido and got themselves a sun tan while John Lennon and manager Brian Epstein choose to holiday in fashionable Torremolinos. Continue reading »

Before & After: Photographer Captures Musicians & The Toll Of Performing

Before & After: Photographer Captures Musicians & The Toll Of Performing
Devin, The Color Morale. Photo by Brandon Andersen

Have you ever looked at your favorite musicians while they are performing your favorite hits and thought to yourself, they look a lot different on stage doing their thing then they do off stage, in interviews and such. Continue reading »

Gods Of Egypt Movie Before And After Special Effects

Gods Of Egypt Movie Before And After Special Effects

Awesome special effects from God of Egypt movie! The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt’s throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation. Continue reading »

Before The Dirt: The Cars Of Mad Max Fury Road

Before The Dirt: The Cars Of Mad Max Fury Road

A selection of the seventy five cars, trucks and bikes photographed over three weeks prior to the filming of Mad Max Fury Road. Continue reading »

Before Smartphones And Computers Kids Had Real Fun

Before Smartphones And Computers Kids Had Real Fun

Kids nowadays will just never understand. Continue reading »

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

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 reading »

Mesmerizing Before And After Photos Of Drag Transformations

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 reading »

How Popular Cartoon Characters Look Like Before Their Morning Coffee

How Popular Cartoon Characters Look Like Before Their Morning Coffee

Australian illustrator Sam Milham, who previously brought us his reimaginations of ‘Super Mario’ characters as hipsters, returns with this amusing and laughable collection of famous cartoon characters before their morning dose of caffeine. Continue reading »

Photographer Mike Kelley Captures Air Traffic In A Way You’ve Never Seen Before

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Mike Kelley is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, commercial spaces, as well as aerial and aviation photography. When he initially began the project two years ago, Kelley’s plan was relatively straightforward: fly to 10 or so cities around the globe and spend a day or two at each airport scouting the location, taking photos, and then off to the next destination. This plan worked well in Europe where the weather was consistent, but soon he faced the reality that seasonal weather in places like Japan was completely unpredictable. In Tokyo he left without a single usable photo after days of trying. Some cities he had to return to 2-3 times in hopes the weather would improve, and in other places it would take nearly a week to photograph enough planes to make an image. Continue reading »

Before The Photoshop: Headless Portraits From The 19th Century

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The 19th century is generally remembered as a time of science and technology, when the ideas of Charles Darwin and the telegraph of Samuel Morse changed the world forever. However there was a lighter side to the Victorian era. A number of Victorian photographers combined images from more than one negative to create illusions or novelty portraits. “Headless Photographs” featured men and women with “their heads floating in the air or in their laps”. Continue reading »

Historical Photos Of The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks Before They Were Finished

The world’s most iconic landmarks are a big draw for tourists from around the world. But these historical landmarks are not just tourist attractions, they often serve as a milestone in history or a remarkable event in time.

Washington Monument, ca. 1860
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Library of Congress

Photographers love landmarks, especially the challenge to capture it differently from all the average angles and classic shots. Even when these iconic landmarks were build, photographers couldn’t resist to capture it forever. We are glad that they did, because it gives us awesome insights. Continue reading »