“All Dressed up With Nowhere to Play”: Photographer Richard Davenport Captures Edinburgh’s Stranded Fringe Stars

Theodora van der Beek as Ram of God
"All Dressed up With Nowhere to Play": Photographer Richard Davenport Captures Edinburgh's Stranded Fringe Stars

The cancellation of this year’s Edinburgh festival and fringe left many performers without a stage – so Richard Davenport shot the saucy sea witches and confused sheep closer to home instead. Continue reading »

Chinese People Taking Their Pet Cabbages For A Walk

Chinese People Taking Their Pet Cabbages For A Walk

China celebrates labor day every year on May 1. The holiday is commonly known as the May Day holiday and it spans a total of roughly 3 days (4 if you’re lucky). During the holiday, millions travel across the country and various activities are held. It’s generally an all around good time. Continue reading »

Remembering The Original Woodstock In Wonderful Historical Photographs, 1969

A wide-angle view of the huge crowd facing the distant stage during the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August 1969.
Remembering The Original Woodstock In Wonderful Historical Photographs, 1969
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In 1969, more than 400,000 people descended on Bethel, New York, headed to a dairy farm owned by Max and Miriam Yasgur, where the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was being held. Continue reading »

Fearsome Palm Tree Japanese Folklore Dragon Gives Goosebumps In Okinawa

Fearsome Palm Tree Japanese Folklore Dragon Gives Goosebumps In Okinawa
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The Shimadakara (“Island Treasure”) Art Festival in Urama, Okinawa celebrates the people, culture, and nature of Japan’s southern islands. One aim of the festival is to showcase the talent of local artisans in handmade crafts, as well an appreciation for utilizing the limited natural resources they must rely on in life through art. Continue reading »

Japanese Harvest Festival Displays Massive “Scarecrow” Of Space Battleship Yamato

Japanese Harvest Festival Displays Massive “Scarecrow” Of Space Battleship Yamato
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Chikuzen, Fukuoka is known for its annual harvest festival, where locals work together to construct awesome statues or “scare crows” out of harvested straw. Two years ago, the festival featured an impressive 10-meter straw Godzilla, but this year’s massive structure may have set a new standard. Japanese Twitter user Natsu posted photos that have anime fans excited for the festival, revealing a giant Space Battleship Yamato scarecrow! Continue reading »

Wasteland Weekend 2019: Crazy Faces, Costumes And Vehicles Of The World’s Biggest Post-Apocalyptic Desert Festival

Wasteland Weekend 2019: Crazy Faces, Costumes And Vehicles Of The World's Biggest Post-Apocalyptic Desert Festival
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Wasteland Weekend is an annual festival held in California City, California. The event is listed as a full immersion event, with all participants required to adhere to the set theme. First held in 2010, it has since been held annually in September. In 2019, the 10th-anniversary edition of Wasteland Weekend was held from September 25 to September 29. The festival includes themed costumes, live bands and DJs, fire performers, post-apocalyptic campsites and vehicles. Continue reading »

A Giant Cosmonaut Yury Gagarin Lands On A Mural Outside Moscow, Russia

A Giant Cosmonaut Yury Gagarin Lands On A Mural Outside Moscow, Russia

Famous artists from around the world were brought to a stereotypical district with high-rise buildings near Moscow. And then they were told the buildings were a blank canvas… Here’s what they came up with! Continue reading »

Welcome To The Retro Racing At Goodwood 2019, A Classic Car Racing Festival Celebrating The Mid-Twentieth Century Heyday Of The Sport

Welcome To The Retro Racing At Goodwood 2019, A Classic Car Racing Festival Celebrating The Mid-Twentieth Century Heyday Of The Sport
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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. Continue reading »

Burning Man 2019 Mega-Post: Fantastic Photos From The World’s Biggest And Craziest Festival

Burning Man 2019 Mega-Post: Fantastic Photos From The World’s Biggest And Craziest Festival
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In order to truly understand Burning Man, the annual summer event held in the middle of the Nevada desert, you probably just have to go. The nine-day gathering of more than 70,000 people includes wild costumes, art installations, spontaneous musical performances, and lots of partying. Continue reading »

Faces Of M’era Luna, The World’s Biggest Goth And Steampunk Festival

Faces Of M’era Luna, The World's Biggest Goth And Steampunk Festival
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Every year, the M’era Luna Festival on the Drispenstedt airfield in Hildesheim is a meeting place for the Goth scene from all over Europe, in order to spend a peaceful and relaxed weekend with old and new friends. Continue reading »

The Best Cosplay Pictures From San Diego Comic Con International 2019

The Best Cosplay Pictures From San Diego Comic Con International 2019
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Every July, thousands of fanboys and fangirls flock to San Diego for Comic Con in full costume as their favorite characters from pop culture. The convention launched in 1970 and has been growing each year since. Comic Con has extended to other cities and gone international, but San Diego is still the biggest draw. Here are some of the best cosplayers from the 2019 con. Continue reading »

Amazing Images From A Belgian Sand Sculpting Festival

Amazing Images From A Belgian Sand Sculpting Festival
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With just sand and water, artists from around the world have gathered in Ostend, Belgium, to create their own fantasy world full of magic. The annual sand sculpture festival is built by 40 professional artists from all around the world with this year’s theme being ‘Dreams’. Not less than 240 trucks of special sand is sculpted during one month of preparation, creating a visitors circuit that takes one hour to complete, with 150 sculptures from 2 to 6 meters high to discover. Continue reading »

The Best Creations Of 2019 Texas SandFest And Facepalming Lincoln Is The Winner

1st Place – Liberty Crumbling, Damon Langlois
The Best Creations Of 2019 Texas SandFest And Facepalming Lincoln Is The Winner
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Each year Texas SandFest gathers massive crowds to the beach in Port Aransas. The biggest event of the year invites thousands of people to gaze at extraordinary sand art situated along the coast. This year, 20 sculptors from around the world decided to show off their incredible skills for the competition. The event was filled with creative sand artists who choose to create sea turtles, detailed designed sand castles and even elephants. Continue reading »

GrelkaFest 2019: The Annual Bikini Ski Day In Siberia!

GrelkaFest 2019: The Annual Bikini Ski Day In Siberia!

When you think of Siberia, you think gulags, frozen desolation, toad-faced mustachioed women in babushkas, right? Well, this festival of beautiful girls skiing in bikinis proves you wrong! Continue reading »

United Colours Of Holi 2019

United Colours Of Holi 2019
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Celebrated by Hindus every year, on the day of Purnima (the full moon), in the month of Falgun over two consecutive days — the first day of Holi is known as Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan. This year, the festival of colours will be celebrated on March 20 and 21. Continue reading »

These Photos Were Taken At Burning Man Festivals On Three Different Continents Show How Different They Are

These Photos Were Taken At Burning Man Festivals On Three Different Continents Show How Different They Are

Everyone knows the worldwide famous festival of art – Burning Man. But did you know that regional Burn festivals elsewhere in the world can offer you more than the biggest one in Nevada? They all observe the ten principles and the largest ones are supervised by the Burning Man Organisation itself. Continue reading »

Colossal Snow And Ice Sculptures Of The 2019 Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Colossal Snow And Ice Sculptures Of The 2019 Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo
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As the birthplace of China’s ice and snow sculpture art and the first of its kind in China, Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is an important part of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival as well as one of the hottest attractions of Harbin tour. Charactered by a long exhibition period (60-70 days), high quality, new content, large scale and a lot of entertaiment, the expo is also known as “The world’s largest ice and snow carnival”. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos From The Sixth Haworth Steampunk Annual Weekend

Stunning Photos From The Sixth Haworth Steampunk Annual Weekend
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Steampunk enthusiasts attend the sixth annual Haworth Steampunk Weekend in Haworth, northern England. The three- day alternative lifestyle festival features: music, dancers, entertainers, burlesque performers, vintage vehicles, a fashion show and a masquerade ball. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19 th- century industrial steam- powered machinery. Continue reading »

Spain’s Falleras Bring Historic Opulence To Life Through The Lens Of The Photographer Luisa Dörr

Spain's Falleras Bring Historic Opulence To Life Through The Lens Of The Photographer Luisa Dörr

Photographer Luisa Dörr was visiting her husband’s family in Cambrils, Spain, when she came across three words that took her work in a new—and lavish—direction: Fallas de Valencia. Continue reading »

What If People From Classical Paintings Attended A Music Festival

What If People From Classical Paintings Attended A Music Festival
Eugène Delacroix – Liberty Leading The People (1830)

According to an artist Márton Neményi: “My name is Márton Neményi, I’m a Hungary-based photojournalist who didn’t miss Europe’s Burning Man, the Sziget Festival, but according to my vision, this year the Hungarian party island needed a fine twist. Continue reading »

“Build The Future” – Lego’s Brilliant Print Ads From The Cannes Festival

"Build The Future" - Lego’s Brilliant Print Ads From The Cannes Festival

Lego makes some of the most delightful advertising around, and this series of print ads from Ogilvy Bangkok are just about perfect, from concept to execution. Continue reading »

Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival In Leipzig, Germany

Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival In Leipzig, Germany
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Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans such as cybergoths, metalheads, steampunks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial, medieval and fetish fans are expected to attend to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the world’ s largest gothic and “dark” culture festival until June 5, 2017. The four-day festival includes performances by 200 bands as well as cultural outings including cemetery strolls and cathedral sermons. Continue reading »

A Look Back At Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood royalty Sophia Loren at Cannes Film Festival, France, 1954:
A Look Back At Cannes Film Festival
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The Cannes Festival, named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. In 2017, the Festival de Cannes will celebrate its 70th anniversary edition from May 17 to 28. Continue reading »

For Honor – Vikings Gather For Up Helly Aa Festival In Shetland Islands

For Honor - Vikings Gather For Up Helly Aa Festival In Shetland Islands
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Few have heard of it, let alone been. Our destination is Shetland in the far north of Scotland, where one of the most incredible festivals in Europe is held. On the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick goes more than a little mad. Up Helly Aa is a lot more than a sub-arctic bonfire and booze-up. It’s a superb spectacle, a celebration of Shetland’s history and a triumphant demonstration of the islanders’ skills and spirit. Fifty helmeted Vikings and a burning Norse galley. Unmissable! Continue reading »

“Enfarinats” Festival – The Battle With Flour And Eggs In Spain

"Enfarinats" Festival – The Battle With Flour And Eggs In Spain
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Residents of the Spanish town of Ibi staged a mock military coup on Monday 28 December, pelting each other with flour and eggs, and letting off firecrackers and fire extinguishers. The battle was part of a festival held every year as part of celebrations of the Day of the Innocents in the village in the Valencia region. Continue reading »