It seems that during the pandemic, a lot of us found some new hobbies and interesting things to do. Some of us learned some useful skills such as cooking and gardening, got interested in a healthy lifestyle, started doing sports outdoors, or turned to our creative side and started painting or got into DIY things. We all had to become creative since the range of activities was minimized and traveling was out of the question. Continue reading »
Prokop Vejdělek, at age 22 and 101
Vejdělek is a former metallurgical engineer who will never forget the taste of warm fresh goat’s milk.
Centenarians — people 100 years or older — are a rarity. Their lives are often scrutinized as holding the key to aging.
Czech photographer Jan Langer’s portrait series “Faces of Century” shows them in a different light: as human beings aged by years of experience, but at their deepest level, unchanged by the passing of time. Continue reading »
Tammy Gabriel is a portrait artist based on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.
“Since COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020, I have been creating pastel portraits and taking commissions.
I am self-taught (I have been told that I was drawing since I could hold a pencil) and have always been fascinated by people, figures, and especially faces and hands. I love to show a person’s individual character and expression through a painting. I love working with shadows and light and interesting compositions. Continue reading »
Now’s the perfect season to break out chalk and draw on the pavement, and there are many people who do this at this time of the year. Though it’s usual to assume that this type of activity is reserved for children, and it’s common to see simple drawings done by them, there are people like Cuong Nguyen who take it to another level. Continue reading »
The 2021 International Portrait Photographer of the Year Winners. Congratulations to Forough Yavari, the inaugural winner of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year. Forough’s portrait titled ‘Solitude’ won The Portrait Story Category as well as the overall prize.
“Solitude”. The overall winner of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year was this incredible work by Forough Yavari from Australia. (Photo by Forough Yavari/International Portrait Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
“Tribal life is fading with the invasion of the modern lifestyle. Kenya is one of the most advanced African countries and one can notice clearly that tribes are affected by globalization. Continue reading »
Wildlife camera and drone operator Josh Forwood shot a fascinating series of close-up portraits of bees that “show how very different they all look.” Continue reading »
Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) is a cult figure. One would be hard-pressed to find anyone who better represents the emotionally charged era of the Sixties cultural revolution. He was gifted, self-assured, and radical – “the definitive Hollywood rebel,” a protagonist of the provocative, eccentric, and excessive. Hopper was an actor, director, and author –sometimes all at once, as in Easy Rider (1969), The Last Movie (1971), or Out of the Blue (1980). Continue reading »
Grace Jones (born May 19, 1948) is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, she and her family moved to Syracuse, New York, when she was 13. Continue reading »
In an ongoing series, artist Ilan Adar scours shorelines for stones, carefully arranging them into striking faces that he then preserves through photography. Continue reading »
Claudia Fuggetti’s research sees the creation of images as the endpoint of a visual investigation balanced between the real and the unreal, intending to propose new reading keys to interpreting the contemporary. Continue reading »
Shahab Shahmohamadi is an illustrator, digital painter and concept artist based in Tehran, Iran. Continue reading »
Have you ever wanted to be a model? Well, if you live in New York and take the subway, you might become one. New York photographer Andreas, better known as Mr. NYC Subway, asks random strangers on the subway if they would like to model for him and the result is quite amazing. Continue reading »
Russian Photographer Takes Portraits With Real Animals And People Say Her Works Look Like They’re Straight From A Fairy Tale
These pictures are what dreams and fairytales are made of—Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova (previously) creates beautiful portraits that balance between the real and surreal. While she nails lighting, composition, and other important aspects of the craft, arguably the most impressive feature of Plotnikova’s work is her feature of animals that we aren’t used to seeing in fine-art photography. Like a bear. Or a moose. Continue reading »
Ankita, or popularly known as Maromi Sagi, is a freelance digital artist from Kolkata. Primarily a self-taught artist, Maromi plunged into the world of art after quitting her job at an IT firm. Continue reading »
“Vulnerable”: Photography Book’s Beautiful Portraits of Indigenous Peoples from Ethiopia to Remote Russia and Myanmar
It’s not easy to experience other cultures right now, but through a stunning new photography book you can get a beguiling insight into the world’s most colourful communities from the comfort of your own home. Continue reading »
According to Olya Nik: “My name is Olya Nik. I moved to New York from Russia a few years ago and was amazed by the city’s vibe. I was happy to see people of all cultures and descents on the city streets who express themselves with their style so freely that I couldn’t resist making photographs and sketches and then completing the artworks in color at home. Continue reading »
The Qajar Series, Inspired by The Studio Portraiture First Introduced to Iran in The Late 19th Century
These photographs are from a series of thirty-three portraits by Shadi Ghadirian, a contemporary artist who was inspired by the studio portraiture first introduced to Iran in the late nineteenth century under the Qajar dynasty (1794–1925). Continue reading »
Wonbin Lee (이원빈) is an illustrator living and working in South Korea. In his work he mainly portrays young women in a variety of styles – from classical to anime. One thing I can say is that the portraits are very expressive and stylish. Continue reading »
Japanese Artist Paints Hyperrealistic Paintings That Are So Precise You Might Confuse Them With Photos
This time, I want to present an incredible gallery of pictures of… paintings. Although it might be hard to believe these were actually painted by a human hand, this is a true representation of the beauty and power of talent and hard work. Continue reading »
Natalia Ivanova is a Paris-based Russian photographer and documentary filmmaker who started the Les origines de la beauté (The Ethnic Origins of Beauty) project back in 2012 (previously). In it, she photographs women from various ethnic groups around the globe, highlighting their uniqueness and beauty, and proving what a beautifully diverse world we live in.
Natalia writes that the aim of the project is to ” show the real scale of ethnocultural diversity in a full, systematic and creative way”, as well as to illustrate all distinctive ethnic groups out there. So far, the photographer and her team have took over 250 portraits of women from more than 110 different ethnic groups, and the project looks to be far from over.
Tunisian people, or Tunisians (Arabic: تونسيون Tūnisiyyūn, Tunisian Arabic: توانسة Twensa), are a Maghrebi ethnic group and nation native to Northern Africa, who speak Tunisian (Derja) as their mother tongue in addition to mastering French and/or Arabic, and who share a common Tunisian culture and identity. In addition, a Tunisian diaspora has been established with modern migration, particularly in Western Europe, namely France, Italy, and Germany. Continue reading »
Joshua Davison is a self-taught contemporary artist from New Zealand with a diverse body of work themed around portraiture and botanics. Featured here are some of the most intriguing paintings from his ‘glitch’ portrait series. Continue reading »
‘Proxy’: a collection of abstract portraits, unfettered by proximity, meditating on distance & distortion. By Seb JJ Peters. Almost an extension of his catalogue of ingenious tricks, ‘Proxy’ takes the remote photoshoot into the realm of fine art, cleverly using household items smeared over a perspex screen to manipulate his images in real-time. Continue reading »
German-born American photographer, Arnold Genthe (January 8, 1869 – August 9, 1942) took a series of photographs of woman posing with his cat. Beginning in 1906, Genthe photographed a number of women with 4 of his cats, all named Buzzer. Continue reading »
Malcolm T. Liepke is a contemporary American painter known for his loosely brushed yet nimbly executed depictions of figures in interior settings. Continue reading »
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