Mickael Jou is a talented 31-year-old Taiwanese-French-American photographer and dancer who currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Mickael has combined his love of photography with his talent as a dancer to create a magical series of self-portraits for his 365 project. He has been dancing since he was 18 and says he can now combine his love of photography with dance. Continue reading »
Julien Douvier specializes in animated photography, an art that is perfectly suited for computer GIFS. The Strasbourg-based photographer explores his region surroundings to seize greatly varied scenes which allow him to express the sensation of movement within its environment. He then manages to process his stills with meticulous work in order to put emphasis specifically on the motion of the element, individual or body part on which he seeks to draw your attention.
The results are captivating, intriguing and sometimes quite amusing. Make sure to pay attention to the whole scene as some of them require an in-depth stare. Continue reading »
Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea is a home of an unusual underwater museum. In 1992, diver Vladimir Borumenski installed the first sculptures of Soviet leaders at a depth of 50 feet. Sculptures were already dismantled in the Crimean cities and towns, so it was kind of a recycling project. Borumenski planned to complete the Soviet museum, with sculptures of Mao Zedong, Mussolini and Napoleon, but didn’t follow through. Here: Pink Gagarin. Continue reading »
Through the book ‘Before They Pass Away’, Jimmy Nelson (previously), a British photographer, invites you to save a part of our world’s precious heritage: Tribes. ‘Before They Pass Away’ could be described as a journey through 464 pages of portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. It is a visual document about the lives and traditions of the last surviving tribes on earth. Continue reading »
Molly Stanard is a townie from the Maryland-Delaware border, and Illustrator with a passion for storytelling. Her specialty is in moody, atmospheric narrative pieces drenched in nostalgia, and the documentation of the wacky hijinks of various charming little abominations of nature. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied Illustration and Filmmaking. Also, you can follow her exploits on Tumblr. Continue reading »
A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. Playboy encourages potential Playmates to send photos with “girl next door” appeal for consideration; others may submit photos of Playmate candidates, and may be eligible for a finder’s fee if their model is selected. In addition, “casting calls” are held regularly in major US cities to offer opportunities for women to test for Playboy. Take alook at fascinating vintage portraits of Playboy Playmates posing with beautiful classic cars from between the mid-1960s and 1970s. Here: Jo Collins – Playmate of the year 1965 Continue reading »
Refugees crossed these same passageways 70 years ago. But they were not Syrians and they traveled in the opposite direction. At the height of World War II, the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) operated camps in Syria, Egypt and Palestine where tens of thousands of people from across Europe sought refuge.
MERRA was part of a growing network of refugee camps around the world that were operated in a collaborative effort by national governments, military officials and domestic and international aid organizations. Social welfare groups including the International Migration Service, the Red Cross, the Near East Foundation and the Save the Children Fund all pitched in to help MERRA and, later, the United Nations to run the camps.
TIME commissioned freelance photo editor Sanna Dullaway to colorize some of iconic images of WWII refugees.
Displaced persons cross a bridge on the River Elbe at Tangermunde, which was blown up by the Germans, to escape the chaos behind German lines caused by the approach of the advancing Russians on May 1, 1945. (Fred Ramage—Keystone/Getty Images / Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME) Continue reading »
24-year-old Guirec Soudée from Brittany, France took Monique the chicken on a boat to sail with him around the world. He took her mainly as a source of food – eggs. But Monique turned out to be a great companion for Guirec. Apart from laying 6 eggs per week, she also likes to surf, to swim and even to skateboard. Plus, she’s always there when Guirec is feeling a bit lonely. Continue reading »
It’s human nature to desire and, at the same time, be afraid of change. But as technology becomes more advanced, we now have a great opportunity to contemplate changes in our appearance without worrying that the consequences will be permanent. With the help of a retouch artist’s capable hands, you can experiment with your appearance: create an incredible hairstyle or even change your skin tone. Sometimes, this impartial perspective can help you understand that when one of your personal traits disappears, you can lose your individuality. Maybe you’ll even become a different person.
Polly: ‘I’ve always wanted to have narrower cheekbones, full lips, and a darker skin tone. And thick hair. I think I would be a real beauty!’
Bright Side offered a group of brave people the chance to take part in a photo project that highlights these issues. They explained their ideas for their ideal appearance to a retouch artist and asked them to make them happen. We suggest you take a look at the result and try to find ten differences. Continue reading »
This fascinating series by photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois tells the story of a group of nuns who spend their days harvesting weed. The “Sisters Of The Valley” grow weed according to the moon cycles to make various healing tonics and remedies. The sister’s produce a wide range of products that are meant to treat everything from back pain to arthritis and even scar tissue. Of course, all products are organic and pesticide free. Continue reading »
This Fascinating Photo Project Reveals How Our Concerns And Fears Make Us Completely Different People
Body language is a very powerful tool that we have at our disposal. If you can read the signs, it may help you to communicate more effectively. However, body language can also expose your biggest fears and weaknesses. Our demons can easily turn us into real monsters. Everything we’re scared of and everything we’re ashamed of sometimes makes us feel very insecure about ourselves. Continue reading »
Postcards can offer a fascinating glimpse into eras that have long since passed. The Digital Collections of the New York Public Library (NYPL) has released a selection of postcards from Japan in the early 20th century. Comprising hand-colored photographs, these landscape snapshots represent the country—specifically the Tokyo and Yokohama regions—and the culture at a time when it was on the cusp of modernity. Many of the photographs are dated from the years 1907 through 1922. Continue reading »
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 Mercury, Gemini and the Apollo Missions of the late 1950s and 60s still remain one of NASA’s greatest achievements — one that enabled humans, for the first time in history, to leave the surface of the Earth for another heavenly body. This monumental task was made possible through the hard work and genius of thousands of engineers, and the incredible infrastructure they built along the coast of Florida. With the advent of reusable rockets, private space programs and a change in NASA’s goals, unfortunately, many of these facilities were abandoned and left to the elements. American photographer Roland Miller has spent 25 years documenting these buildings in his photographs before they rot and crumble to the ground. Indeed, Miller estimates that about half of the locales he shot have already disappeared since he started shooting. Continue reading »
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