Amazing Portraits Of Elspeth Beard, The First British Woman To Ride A Motorcycle Around The World

In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike – the first British woman to do so. From the outback of Australia to the mountains of Nepal, Beard has traveled through some fascinating places. The great stories behind these places and her achievement as a solo rider have been turned into a brilliant book, Lone Rider, in 2017. Continue reading »

“Hail The Dark Lioness”: An Important Series Addressing Identity Politics And Racial Injustice

South African visual artist, activist, and photographer Zanele Muholi took 365 self-portraits for her series titled ‘Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness’, to bring to attention the injustices faced by South African people of color. Continue reading »

Bizarre Scotch Tape Portraits By Wes Naman

Photographer Wes Naman was wrapping Christmas gifts with his assistant and started goofing around with the scotch tape. He immediately had an idea that after a year developed into the scotch tape portrait series, where volunteers put the tape around their faces to create terrifying and just absolutely hilarious expressions. Continue reading »

“Don’t Hassle The Hoff!”: Cheesy Portraits Of David Hasselhoff Like You Have Never Seen

David Hasselhoff knows the score and it seems he is always winning. With those baby blue eyes, German perm and Persian rug chest hair, they don’t call him the Night Rider for nothing. The only question is… can you handle this much Hoff? Well can you? Continue reading »

Great Portraits Of Ireland And The Irish At The Turn Of The 19th Century

Four boys at the Rocking Stone at Islandmagee, County Antrim.1870

Ireland in the late 19th Century was all boulders, rocks, pigs, plus fours, mud and stoicism. Well, it is if these photographs of the period are our guide. For people of great wit, anecdote and gab, the subjects look remarkably glum. You can detect a hint of merriment in the eyes of the cricket team, one or two of the lifeboat men are chipper and a member of the Waterford bicycle club is breaking ranks with an insouciant smirk. But either the photographer waited for his sitters to grow bored and sullen before capturing the moment for whatever agenda was being pushed – a clear association of people and the rugged milieu; an Irishman’s mien as grey as the skies and rocks – or else he got them all on a bad day. Continue reading »

A Photographer Travels Across India To Show How Beautiful And Diverse Local People Are, And We’re Mesmerized

Magdalena Bagrianow is a Polish freelance photographer based in Sharjah, UAE. She travels across India and takes amazing shots of local people. Her photographs are the quintessence of different emotions. Magdalena catches the simple beauty of this world and it’s not possible to stay indifferent to her creative work. Continue reading »

Before Digital Camera Popularity: Studio Portrait Photos Of Beautiful Women In The 1980s

In the mid-to-late 1990s, DSLR cameras became common among consumers. By the mid-2000s, DSLR cameras had largely replaced film cameras. Before it, JMG Photography shot these glamorous photos of beautiful women at his studio from the 1980s. Continue reading »

Man Creates Weird Self Portraits, Calls It Art

New Yorker David Henry calls himself an artist. I am confused, is this art or not? Continue reading »

This Artist’s Paintings Are So Realistic, You’ll Probably Think They Are Photos

Kamalky Laureano is a Dominican artist currently based in Mexico City. He creates incredibly realistic paintings of people and once you see them, you’ll quickly understand how they might be mistaken for photographs. Continue reading »

Sensual Female Portraits By The Russian Painter Andrei Markin

Andrei Markin, a Russian professional artist, was born in a village of Andreevka, Moscow region. He was grown up in a family of artists, his father Victor Markin is a painter as well. Andrei has been successfully graduated at a few Russian art schools and now he creates beautiful portraits, still-life paintings and landscapes. In this post, we collected Andrei’s best pictures of women for you. Continue reading »

These 8 Paintings Are Filled With Easter Eggs That Are Only Visible When You Zoom In

American artist Craig Alan is famous for creating pieces that are more than your average portrait. He creates unique depictions of pop-culture icons whose visage, at first glance, appears to be composed of tiny pixels. However, if you take a closer look, you will realize that they are made of dozens, sometimes hundreds of intricately painted exquisite figures. Continue reading »

Gorgeous Beauty And Lifestyle Female Portraits By Nathan Lobato

Marvelous female portraits by Nathan Lobato, a gifted self-taught photographer, retoucher, and artist based in Los Angeles, California. Nathan specializes in portrait photography. He shoots campaigns for brands and magazine editorials. Continue reading »

Russian Photographer Xenie Zasetskaya Captures Very Exceptional Photo Portraits

Outstanding portraits by Xenie Zasetskaya, a talented 18-year-old photographer, filmmaker, and artist based in Moscow, Russia. Xenie focuses mainly on portraiture and lifestyle photography. She shoots a lot of street style, fashion, outdoor, and beauty portrait photography. Continue reading »

“Bloody Kisses”: Horror, Dark And Obscure Self-Destructed Photo Portraits Of Jenn Violetta

Jenn Violetta is an artist with a dark and stormy photographic work. What we know is that her name (or nickname) is Jenn Violetta, she probably lives in Seattle and she makes amazing dark digital photo manipulations. She usually depicts her head exclusively, and her style is dark, creepy and often disturbing. In every one of her works, her face appears someway ruined, with blood flowing from scars or from the mouth with black-and-blue lips as if she has been beaten. Her skin is livid, covered in bandages at times, or juxtaposed together with flames and smoke. Continue reading »

Digitally Altered Portraits Superimposed With Flowers, Antique Patterns, And Wildlife Illustrations By Tawny Chatmon

Maryland-based artist Tawny Chatmon combines traditional portraiture with digital collage, layering elements of antique patterns, vintage botanicals, and wildlife illustrations onto images of her children and other relatives. Once printed, Chatmon often revisits the digital textures she has superimposed, physically adding layers of gold ornamental elements or paint. Continue reading »