Horribly Happy Holidays: Stereotypical And Sarcastic Family Photography By Max Siedentopf

Max Siedentopf is a talented photographer, filmmaker and visual artist, who was born and grew up in the savannah of Namibia to German parents. He has then lived in Berlin, Los Angeles and currently based in Amsterdam. For his latest “Horribly Happy Holidays” series, Max captured stunning sarcastic photography, using sculpted watermelons. Continue reading »

Funny Family Photo By Bruce Osborn

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It takes a lot of time and effort to create the perfect shot, and tremendous creativity to compose an original series. Yet, photographer Bruce Osborn has done just that. He has captured the special relationship between parents and children, and in doing so, has taken visual storytelling to a new level. Each photo in Osborn’s series Oyako – Japanese for “parents and children” – represents a distinctive style that is layered with meaning. The series started in 1982, when Osborn was assigned to photograph punk musicians for a magazine. Continue reading »

Traditional Family Statues On The Streets Of Russia

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Statues of a traditional family have been created all over Russian cities, in order to promote traditional family model. Some of the statues show an expectant mother along with her husband, children and a pet. Images of the statues, that portray happy family; mom and dad with couple or more kids, went viral in social media. Continue reading »

Forget Diamonds – A Lynx Is This Girl’s Best Friend: Russian Family Share Their Home With Big Wildcat

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Pavel and Svetlana from Kaluga, Russia recently adopted a small Eurasian Lynx, Zen, who became an instant member of the family. The owners say it behaves like an ordinary cat and even sleeps with them in the same bed. The owners have always wanted a pet Lynx, and when an orphan came up for adoption at the local zoo they made the adoption go through. Continue reading »

Here Comes The Bear: Fairytale-Like Photos Of Russian Family Playing With A Real Bear In The Forest

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Russian photographer Olga Barantseva (previously here and here) captured these incredible shots of Russian family playing with a giant brown bear. The images look straight out of a fairytale, showing a softer side to the big predator. As part of an anti-hunting campaign, the extraordinary photos are meant to “show the natural harmony between humans and bears,” according to Barantseva. Continue reading »

This Photographer Took One Family’s Photo In The Same Way Each Year For 23 Years

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“In 1991, the wife of a friend was nine months pregnant, and I had an idea…to photograph them together, on the same day every year, forever…. Every year, at the same time, against the same backdrop, under the same lighting. This way there are no distractions, only the miracle of growth and the changes of time and age.” – Zed Nelson, photographer of “The Family” project. Continue reading »

This Fascinating Photo Project Shows How Much Family Means To Every Single One Of Us

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Family is the most precious thing people have. Michele Crowe, an American photographer, shows in her photo project just how different and varied families across the globe can be. At the same time, though, families are very much alike in the love that is shared within them. Here’s a look at families from all over the world. Continue reading »

“The Family Of Man”: 503 Images By 273 Photographers From 68 Countries

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“The Family of Man” opened at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955 and was curated by Edward Steichen. It was groundbreaking in its scope – 503 images by 273 photographers from 68 countries – as well as in the numbers of people who experienced it on its tour through 88 venues in 37 countries. The touring exhibit drew over 9 million people and the accompanying catalog sold over 2.5 million copies. Continue reading »

Family Creates Scary-Good Replica Of The Shining’s Overlook Hotel In Gingerbread

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Making gingerbread houses is a beloved holiday tradition, but chances are yours doesn’t have creepy twins or a bloody elevator. Continue reading »

‘From Me To Your F*****g Perfect Family’ – Single Sister’s Very Single Christmas Cards

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Redditor MacBubs writes: ‘I have four sisters. Me and three of my sisters are married. Bridget is not. My parents decided it would be awkward to have a Christmas card with just one daughter in it, so they cut Bridget out of their Christmas card (the married siblings all do their own. except me. I’m lazy) So Bridget decided to send her own Christmas cards. This is the first one, from 2010.’ Continue reading »

12 Zombie Style Family Portraits Render Any Family Photos You Have So Alive And Well Boring

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Do you remember posing for family photos as a kid? The stiff collars, the forced smiles, the photographer from JC Penney who keeps trying to cheer you up with jokes even though, at only 7, you’re already way too old for that shit? Don’t you think you think that maybe — possibly — you would have had a better time had your parents considered the idea of soaking you in fake blood and letting you act like the zombie who’s slowly dismembering them? Continue reading »

Fake Family Portraits From the Art World

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Self-Portrait with Laurie Simmons at her home in New York. © Chandler Holmes

Throughout college, Chandler Holmes took a lot of photos of his family. When he applied to graduate school, one of his interviewers suggested that he continue this trend by flying back and forth to visit them, an expensive proposition for a student already coping with tuition and other living expenses. “I’d hate for you to have to get a surrogate family,” the interviewer said when Holmes balked at the idea. The idea of using a different family seemed a bit far-fetched but it stuck with him, and a few months into school he began to explore ways to create a project about family that didn’t revolve around his own.
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“Unusual Looking” Puppy Adopted By Family Who Didn’t Care About Her Scars

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Image credits: Jackie MacMillan/HSSV

Disfigured animals usually have a harder time getting adopted from shelters, but this dog got “lucky.” Lisa the 10-week-old puppy was brought to the Humane Society Of Silicon Valley with scars all over her face and inflamed eyelids that required surgery. The shelter staff weren’t sure they could find a home for the pup, until Christine Doblar and her family walked in. Continue reading »

Rescued Magpie Becomes Lifelong Friend With The Family That Saved Her Life

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After being rescued and nursed back to health by a young family in Newport, Australia, a magpie named Penguin has become a regular visitor and friend at the Bloom family’s home, playing with them and coming in to hide when it rains. Continue reading »

Sloth Bear Family Like a Dog

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A Sloth Bear recently befriended a human family in Lakhapada village in India. While he was never domesticated, the sloth bear chose to bond with the family and become more than a pet, he was a member of the family.
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