Taiwanese Artist Lives Large Dreams In Miniature Models

Taiwanese Artist Lives Large Dreams In Miniature Models

A Taiwanese artist, Hank Cheng has been creating remarkably realistic miniature models influenced by his life, gaining popularity on social media. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Capture The Beach Lives Of North Carolina In The Summer Of 1975

Wonderful Photos Capture The Beach Lives Of North Carolina In The Summer Of 1975

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 »

“Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live”: Lenin Statues 100 Years After Russian Revolution

Uglich, 200 kilometers (124 miles) north-east of Moscow, Russia
“Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live”: Lenin Statues 100 Years After Russian Revolution
Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

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 »

Nomadic Photographer Lives, Works & Travels Solo In Her Trusty Teardrop Trailer

Nomadic Photographer Lives, Works & Travels Solo In Her Trusty Teardrop Trailer

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 Lives In A Very Small And Tiny Awesome House

A Family In Belarus Lives In A Very Small And Tiny Awesome House

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 »

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives
Patrick Landmann/Cairo Museum/Getty Images

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 »

Striking Black And White Photos Show The Brutal Lives Of Gun-Toting Depression Era Mobs In America

Striking Black And White Photos Show The Brutal Lives Of Gun-Toting Depression Era Mobs In America

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 »

The Secret Lives Of Star Wars Villains

The Secret Lives Of Star Wars Villains
Photo by David Gilliver/Barcroft Images

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 »

He Lives In A Tree, Doesn’t Wear Shoes, And Brushes His Teeth With A Pinecone

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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 »

Photographer Captures The Daily Lives Of Cats In Majestic Black And White Photos

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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 »

Illustrations That Reveal Our Weird Social Media Lives

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Brecht Vandenbroucke’s illustrations tackle the current struggle of millennials in darkly humorous ways. From the struggles of Instagram narcissism to the awkwardness of meeting an online dating match in real life, Vandenbroucke pokes fun at our struggle to exist simultaneously in the online and offline world. Continue reading »

The Secret Lives Of Superheroes – Batman vs Superman

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To celebrate the launch of ‘Batman v Superman’, Colombian graphic artist Fulvio Obregon (previously) has created a new series of illustrations to imagine how superheroes stay fit and healthy during their days off. A sneak peak into their private lives. Continue reading »

20 Images Showing How Smartphones Have Taken Over Our Lives

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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 »

A Man Who Renamed Himself Darth Vader Lives A Surprisingly Mundane Life

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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 »

This Couple Builds A Portland Tiny-Home, Lives For Free And Endlessly Travels In A VW Bus

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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 »

Everyday Lives Of Villagers In Indonesia Captured In Heartwarming Photos

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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 »

Greeting Cards For Momentous Occasions In The Lives Of The LGBTQ Community

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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 »

The Nomadic Life of a Man who Lives in a Camper Van

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Mike Hudson chose to pack up his life and hit the road. He turned his van into a home and started a website called Van Dog Traveller to document his journey around Europe. Continue reading »

The Many Lives of Darth Vader

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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 »

You Won’t Believe Who Lives In This Japanese Village

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Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

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 »

Stars Strike a Pose for Oxfam’s Lift Lives for Good Campaign

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”.

Stars Strike a Pose for Oxfam's Lift Lives for Good Campaign
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 »

83-Year-old Man Lives in Makeshift VW Beetle

83-Year-old Man Lives in Makeshift VW Beetle
This 1967 VW Beetle may seem battered, but for 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer, it’s home.

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 »

Japanese Hermit Masafumi Nagasaki Lives Naked and Alone on Sotobanari Island

Japanese Hermit Masafumi Nagasaki Lives Naked and Alone on Sotobanari Island

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 »

Photo of the Day: We Will Defend General Kim Jong Un at the Risk of Our Lives

Photo of the Day: We Will Defend General Kim Jong Un at the Risk of Our Lives
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.

Graffiti Lives

Graffiti Lives
A cool new book is came out this month called “Graffiti Lives” by Greg Snyder.
He chronicles the lives of several Graffiti writers in NYC and how they’ve been misunderstood, etc. He also took a lot of awesome pictures, which are up on.