A Taiwanese artist, Hank Cheng has been creating remarkably realistic miniature models influenced by his life, gaining popularity on social media. Continue reading »
Joel Sternfeld is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld’s techniques and approaches. Continue reading »
His party’s power is long gone, his ideas mostly discredited – but Vladimir Lenin’s visage remains a fixture in much of the former Soviet Union. The thousands of statues of him spread across the vast region bring to mind poet Vladimir Mayakovsky’s ringing line of devotion: “Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live”.
The past tense applies to many of the statues. They were torn down and pulverized by angry mobs, as happened in Kiev during the wave of protests in 2013-14, or methodically demounted by local authorities. Continue reading »
For American freelance photographer Mandy Lea, change came in the guise of a teardrop trailer that she calls her home — a mobile place of belonging that she feels connected to as she travels the country, snapping incredible images of nature. For the last two years, she’s been a full-time solo “teardropper”, visiting some of the most majestic spots one could imagine. Continue reading »
A family in Belarus finds themselves comfortable in this new mini house they built. The square space of the habitat is just 16 m2 or around 160 sq ft. They are a family with a kid so it is around 5 m2 per person, including a bathroom, a kitchen an living space. Continue reading »
Seqenenre Tao II, (also called Sekenenra Taa) at Cairo Museum, Egypt. The pharaoh of the 17th dynasty was killed on the field of battle. The image shows the marks from the axe blow and the two spear thrusts that brought about his death. Continue reading »
From cold-blooded murders to running battles with the police, these black-and-white pictures shed light on the brutal lives of gun-toting gangsters during the American Depression. The amazing images show notorious mobsters such as Al Capone who committed violent crimes in their search to get rich quick during the early 1930s. Continue reading »
Tiny Storm Troopers and a mini Darth Vader are captured doing everyday activities – from taking a bath, to wrapping presents. Scottish Artist and Photographer, David Giliver created these scenes over a period of two years using toys and miniature props. Here: Two storm troopers lie in a bath. Continue reading »
If you were to meet this guy in the woods, especially if it’s nighttime, you’d probably think that it’s a local troll or a yeti. However, in reality, he’s no yeti. His name is Mick Dodge, and before deciding to live in the woods, he was a marine for six years at Fort Lewis. It is hard to tell what moved him to leave the busy life of the city and start living in the Hoh Rain Forest. It could have been that he decided the leave the stressful life of the city, or maybe he simply loves the solitary life of a hermit. Another thing that is peculiar about Mick Dodge is that most of the time he walks barefoot, hence the nickname “The Barefoot Sensei”. Continue reading »
In her own words Monika Małek is a ‘catographer’ who specialises in the photography of all things feline and despite having photographed more than 200 of them on various shoots and projects her black and white photographs stand out as some of her most beautiful and captivating. Continue reading »
You won’t find many people who are ready to admit just how much they depend on their smartphone, computer or tablet. But this is completely natural for the high-tech world we live in, you’ll say. Nevertheless, once in a while it’s worth facing up to the reality of what impact this dependency has on our lives.
The following images will help you do just that. Take a look. Continue reading »
This is Darth Mykolaiovych Vader. He was one of 42 candidates who ran for mayor of Odessa, Ukraine, in October. To get attention, he changed his name and hired a campaign team that consisted of stormtroopers and wookies. Sadly, his plans for galactic conquest were ruined when he came 15th. This is a day in the life of a real life Darth Vader as he waits for The Force Awakens. Continue reading »
As Bryan and Jen peeled back the layers of their life, auctioned off their unnecessaries, bowed out of the 9-5 clockwork and unloaded the weight of their mortgage, it was as if they were finally joining hands with the freedom they had long sought at the core of American life. It started with a van and a year of sleeping roadside, or in national parks and opened spaces. But the real beginning would require the conjoining of home-values and reckless liberation. Continue reading »
Self-taught landscape and portrait photographer Herman Damar, based in Jakarta, captures everyday life in villages throughout Indonesia. Many of his lively photographs focus on children‘s daily adventures and their close connection with nature. Damar‘s photos are filled with warmth, sincerity and wise optimism, tempting us to go visit Indonesia’s alluring 13,466 islands some day to see the beauty of its nature and its people with our own eyes. Continue reading »
We’re an independent greeting card/paper company based in Toronto, Canada and a few months ago we realized that the greeting card industry is kind of hugely lacking in one department – cards for LGBTQ occasions and events. I mean, you can find the generic “Here come the brides” and “Congrats to the Mr. and Mr.” but what about cards for all the other moments when we need encouragement, or support or congratulations? Continue reading »
Darth Vader, Sith Lord, stands alone in a rainstorm in Berlin, Germany. (An actor waits for tourists who want to be photographed together with him, in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a thunderstorm in Berlin on June 14, 2011.) (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Continue reading »
Known as the scarecrow village of Okuharima, Seki district in Yasutomi, Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, the village attracts visitors with humorous scarecrows in work clothes and straw hats, looking just like humans. Continue reading »
Celebrities including singer Nicole Scherzinger and actor Simon Pegg have been snapped by top photographer Rankin for an Oxfam campaign. All in all, a dozen well-known faces have been captured in various poses to highlight the charity’s Lift Lives for Good campaign. The fundraising drive, launched at the start of the year, aims to shine a light on the work done by the charity to help poor people around the world. Paisley-born Rankin, known around the world for his portrait work, said: “This uplifting photo-shoot was great fun to do but it has a serious message: giving people the power to lift their lives can transform entire families and communities”.
Undated handout photo issued by Oxfam of Nicole Scherzinger who took part in a photo shoot with top photographer Rankin for Oxfam’s Lift Lives for Good campaign. The fundraising drive, launched at the start of the year, aims to shine a light on the work done by the charity to help poor people around the world. (Photo by Rankin/PA Wire) Continue reading »
The native of Monterrey, Mexico has lived in his car since he and his wife divorced 10 years ago. The couple had sold all of their belongings so they could divide their money in half when they split. Oscar’s wife, however, soon disappeared with everything, leaving him with only the car to his name.
The car has had only basic maintenance, and several layers of common oil-based paint cover the original colouring . Few of the car’s remaining parts are original. The engine, which Almaguer starts by short-circuiting two wires under the hood, comes from a more modern VW Sedan. The wheels and seats are from another Volkswagen model and instead of a gear-stick Almaguer uses a plastic bathroom pipe. (Daniel Becerril / Reuters) Continue reading »
It may look like the story of the Hollywood blockbuster Cast Away, but for Masafumi Nagasaki it is more of a choice than an accident. Nagasaki, a naked Japanese hermit, has been living alone on Sotobanari Island for the past 20 years. Continue reading »
North Korean women perform in a mass synchronized swimming show in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the birthday of the late leader Kim Jong Il who would have turned 70 on Thursday. The women performed, as a grand finale, the song “We Will Defend General Kim Jong Un at the Risk of Our Lives”. (David Guttenfelder/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
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