Captain Nemo’s (Naseeruddin Shah) hero Nautilus car from Stephen Norrington’s fantasy adventure The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This car was used throughout the film as the League hunted down Moriarty (Richard Roxburgh) and was also featured extensively on the film’s posters. Continue reading »
This extraordinary series of close-up photos turns mundane insects into terrifying beasts from another world. The bugs are captured in intricate detail by photographer Javier Ruperez, using a special lens, revealing just how complex the tiny creatures are. Continue reading »
Best known for his fashion photography, Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats; ethnographic photographs from around the world; Modernist still lifes of food, bones, bottles, metal, and found objects; and photographic travel essays. Continue reading »
Francesco Bagnato is a talented photographer, illustrator, art director and designer currently based in Milan, Italy. For his latest project “Entomology”, Francesco captured different types of jewel beetles with their chromatic and iridescent exterior. Studied at Dante Alighieri, Bagnato describes himself as an insect lover and breeder. Continue reading »
Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Deneuve, and more… Some say that there was not a single star in the latter half of the 20th century who wasn’t photographed by Francesco Scavullo. For more than six decades, the legendary fashion and celebrity photographer reigned as one of America’s greatest image-makers. Continue reading »
After having been fashion photographer, John French’s, assistant, David Bailey begins the 1960s with a contract with Vogue and rapidly becomes a leading figure of the Swinging London scene, chronicling the unrestricted existences of models and musicians. Continue reading »
There is a peculiar house in Hillsborough, California, which the locals call the “Flintstones House” due to its kooky looks. The house was originally listed at $4.2 million. It has been on the market for a year now but still has not attracted any buyers, even after two price cuts. Let’s peep inside the house and see what might be driving the buyers away.
Even from far away, it’s easy to The Flintstones House isn’t a normal property.
It’s made from concrete that’s been painted orange and purple, though it was first finished in an off-white color when it was built in 1976. Continue reading »
John French (1906–1966) was one of London’s top fashion photographers of the 1950s and 1960s, an era when those who wore and photographed clothing for a living could become famous overnight. The models he worked with included the most famous of the time and many were debutantes who went on to become well-known society figures. John persuaded the art editors of the national press to use his flawlessly lit images of top models and his work appeared in virtually every newspaper and magazine. Continue reading »
This is a designer world more wondrous than the world of art. The Russian photographer Marina Danilova created this gorgeous fashion photography series featuring a model dressed in fantastic custom dresses with intricate details similar to fine arts. The vibrant gowns look very festive, like they are going to be worn at a first-class ball. You will definitely get noticed when you wear one of the masterpieces. The dresses were captured on camera as part of a teamwork done by seven people, in the studio of Nikas Safronov in Moscow, Russia. Continue reading »
Luke O’Sullivan uses a combination of drawings and sculptural carvings to construct wondrous urban landscapes. His extensive metropolitan pieces strike a balance between recognizable architecture and impossible structures in order to create fantastical subterranean systems. The 3-D artworks protrude into space, similar to a diorama display, but O’Sullivan purposively ensures that his miniature worlds are rooted partially in reality and partially in the absurd. Continue reading »
Extraordinary images of the cruise ship by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski from his book Concordia, published by White Press. The German photographer swam out to where the ship – which ran aground off Tuscany in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives – is moored. Francesco Schettino, the ship’s captain, was jailed for 16 years over the accident. Continue reading »
Jakub Polomski is a photographer and traveler. In July 2014, he visited Chamonix in France. Anyone, who will ever get a chance to be there, should get to the summit of Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m / 12,605 ft) .
You can easily get there by cable car. It was built in 1955 and for about two decades was claimed to be the highest cable car in the world. Aiguille du Midi is one of the best tourist attractions in French Alps. It is also a start point for mountain climbers who desire to climb Mont Blanc.
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These undated photos from the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco show the fearsome claw of a new family of spider, which led to naming it Trogloraptor, or cave robber. A group of amateur spelunkers found it in a cave outside Grants Pass, Oregon in 2010. They sent specimens to the Academy, where scientists had never seen anything like it. Since then, scientists have found a related species in the Redwoods of Northern California. The discovery is described in an article published Friday in the online edition of the journal Zookeys. (Calfornia Academy of Sciences) Continue reading »
The yakitori at Isakaya on Smith in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal) Continue reading »