Alan Moore, the author of the comic V for Vendetta, noticed once that people tend to imagine their own lives as stories, and they browse them as in a movie – by rewinding to an appropriate moment.
The truth is that we are a narrative genre – we just love to listen and to tell stories. First, we listen to fairy tales read by parents and with time we start looking for new ones in books, comics and movies. We have an irresistible attraction to fictionalization – our minds create stories based on perceived images and thus, reveal our personalities and the power of imagination.
In PIXERS, we experience a boundless number of images and an equal amount of our clients’ stories every day. Sometimes, we get tired of such an overproduction and we try to exercise our imagination by assigning new unexpected meanings to the images that usually only flash in front of our eyes.
Below, you can see the effect of such an experiment: 10 book covers made of random stock photos by our graphic designer, and with fictional plots that I invented myself. Are these books new (imaginative) bestsellers?
For me, this image is a depiction of loneliness. I’ve imagined an elephant that is the last elephant on the planet after a nuclear disaster. He travels on a cloud of radioactive dust and dreams of meeting a soul mate… The title of this book would be “Atomic Elephant”. Continue reading »
Artist Alex Gross transforms 19th-century portraits into amusing mashups with iconic figures of popular culture. Using the sepia-toned photographs as his initial inspiration, Gross paints on cabinet cards (these were a style of portraits mounted on a 4.25-inch by 6.5-inch sheet that had widespread appeal after 1870). When he’s done, the anonymous men and women from yesteryear are retro versions of superheroes, villains, and famous figures from pop culture. Continue reading »
Did you know that 62% of American office workers usually eat their lunch in the same spot they work all day? Online community Sad Desk Lunch will make you feel one step closer to death just by looking at them. Continue reading »
Serbian Photographer Exposes Stunning Photos Of Daily Life In Moscow, Russia You’ve Never Seen Before
Welcome to Boogie’s Moscow. These are people sculpted by a brutal, concrete landscape, fighting to survive. This is a world of football hooligans, gang tattoos, boxing… Yet this is not misery porn: There is an inherent vitality in the violence–the enduring toughness–of these images. There is dynamism, there is esprit de corps, there is strength. Continue reading »
Although flying today is cheaper, safer, and faster than it’s ever been, it’s becoming an increasingly unpleasant experience as airlines cram more passengers into planes, causing overcrowding and delays. It’s enough to make travelers wish for the golden age of aviation. Here are some vintage photos from 1946 to 1970, sourced from Iberia, KLM, Delta, British Airways and Air France, that show just how glamorous flying used to be. Continue reading »
Parent Of An Autistic Son Who Hates Being In Photos T-Rex Solution Isn’t Just Brilliant, It’s Hilarious
We all love a nice family photoshoot, but for some parents it isn’t always easy to create the perfect snapshot. That was the case for Samantha Bishop, a professional photographer and mother of two from Bremen, GA, whose son Levi has autism and is uncomfortable posing for photos. Continue reading »
In this series, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin tells the darkyl poetic tale of kids growing up in a Ukrainian military boarding school. The photos are quiet and eerily beautiful, revealing a reality of heightened gender roles and curriculum fashioned “in the service of forming a new governing military elite.” Continue reading »
British photojournalist Alex Atack captures the constantly shifting landscape of Dubai, his adopted home. He calls the series Under Construction, illustrating how construction is constant and Dubai’s citizens still live amongst the change. Continue reading »
Ryota Kaji Kajita is originally from Japan, completed his MFA degree in photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, worked at the University of Alaska Museum of the North as a collection photographer, and taught at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. Continue reading »
Born 1927 and grew up in the Bronx, New York, photographer and film director Jerry Schatzberg photographed for magazines such as Vogue, Esquire and McCalls. He made his debut as a feature film director with 1970’s Puzzle of a Downfall Child starring Faye Dunaway. Continue reading »
Were you there? Did you scream hysterially as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Osmonds, The Bay City Rollers, or one of the dreamy Davids – Dave Clarke, David Cassidy, David Essex and David Bowie – performed? Was that you being led away in a state of ecstatic hysteria out as Charlie Watts carried on regardless? Did you ‘Love Paul’?
If you or someone you know appears in any of this gallery, do let us know. Did you recover from the rock-induced rapture? Or does Dave or any surviving member of one of the ‘Thes’ make you gibber and wail? Continue reading »
Annie likes urban spaces and minimalism. On her Instagram gallery, we discover a sample of her graphic and rather colourful pictures. She displays there a unique vision of the city – Berlin, for the most part. Continue reading »
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Inside his work, landscape photographer Jan Erik Waider explores the”raw stillness of the Nordic nations.” Last year, we had been amazed by his gorgeous shots of Greenland‘s glacial landscapes. Now, Waider continues to captivate with Beyond No Man’s Land, a series that dives deeper into his creative interest in the Arctic. Continue reading »
Most brides are keen to look their best on their big day — but this lovestruck couple took their matrimonial garb to a new extreme in Russia. The couple, Daria and Roman Kazak, added gas masks to the more traditional wedding outfits before posing for a number of shots around the Chelyabinsk, a big industrial city in Russia. Continue reading »
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