“All is Inside”: The Superb Surreal Portraits by Shahab Shahmohamadi

Shahab Shahmohamadi is an illustrator, digital painter and concept artist based in Tehran, Iran. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Unique And Amazing People Of The New York Subway

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 »

Translating Emotions and Memories into Digital Artworks

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 »

Artist Creates Portraits Of New Yorkers Using Colored Pencils And Pastels

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 »

Expressive and Stylish Female Portraits by Wonbin Lee

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 »

Attractive Female Portraits By Natalia Ivanova That Show How Diverse And Beautiful Humans Are

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

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 »

Glitch Portrait Paintings by Joshua Davison

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 Distorted Abstract Portraits by Seb JJ Peters

‘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 »

Arnold Genthe’s Cats : Women Posing With ‘Buzzer’ From A Century Ago

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 »

Stunning Figurative Oil Paintings by American Artist Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm T. Liepke is a contemporary American painter known for his loosely brushed yet nimbly executed depictions of figures in interior settings. Continue reading »

“The Never Remembered”: The Superb Surreal Melted Portraits of Pop Icons by Anthony Rondinone

Homer Melt

Anthony Rondinone is an artist born and raised in the Bronx. He works with multiple different mediums two of the main ones being Oil and Ink. Continue reading »

Artist and Gulf Veteran Creates Portraits of Famous Faces Using Thousands of Old Keyboard Pieces

From Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia to John Lennon and Mona Lisa, these famous faces have one thing in common. They are made from thousands of keys from recycled computer keyboards. Continue reading »

Hilariously Bad Celebrity Portraits by Twitter Picasso

Australian “artist” Twitter Picasso creates ballpoint celebrity portraits and they are terrible. The illustrations are so bad, they are actually good. Continue reading »

Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Carla Bruni as a Fashion Model in the 1980s and ’90s

Born 1967 in Turin, Italy and moved to France at the age of seven, Carla Bruni was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. She wrote several songs for Julien Clerc that were featured on his 2000 album, Si j’étais elle. Continue reading »

Beautiful Portraits of Vietnamese Girls From the Youth of the Republic, 1961


Larry Burrows/Life Magazine

The Youth of the Republic (Thanh Nữ Cộng Hòa) is a paramilitary organization of the Can Lao Party under Ngo Dinh Diem. Under the leadership of Tran Le Xuan, the wife of adviser Ngo Dinh Diem, this organization often has monumental force demonstrations, attracting the attention of the press both nationally and internationally. Continue reading »

3D Artist Refreshes The Image Of These Artists Of The Past

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Artists inspire other artists, hence they get a lot of tributes, ranging from paintings, to musical pieces, to busts and sculptures dedicated to them. It’s no different with Hadi Karimi, who dedicates his time to recreating some of the most legendary artists from the past few centuries in 3D modelling programs like zBrush, Maya, and others. Continue reading »

Golden Age of Facial Hair: Cool Photos That Defined Beard Styles of Victorian Men

Beards have been around for as long as humans, but their cultural significance, associations and status has varied hugely throughout the centuries. Continue reading »

Beautiful Portraits Of Rare And Endangered Birds That Look Simply Stunning

The Himalayan Monal
“The Himalayan Monal is the national bird of Nepal.”

Photographer Tim Flach has three goldfish and two Burmese cats. The latter, Hunt and Blue, eagerly keep their owner company while he works, even though they would probably gladly devour some of his subjects. Continue reading »

Marissa Oosterlee Creates Beautiful Hypperrealistic Portraits of Submerged Woman

The precision and technique with which Marissa Oosterlee utilizes provides us with pieces that possess incredible rendering. The artist paints portraits of submerged women with incredible detail. In these, Marissa creates her own reality. Continue reading »

Winners & Finalists of The ‘Indian Photo Festival’ Portrait Prize 2020

The ‘Indian Photo Festival’ Portrait Prize 2020 is a portrait competition open to the photographers from the Indian subcontinent. Photographers have been making portraits for centuries and what’s so interesting about portraiture is its ability to capture the essence of a person, a time-period, or a culture. Running stratight for the past 4 years, this award aims at discovering the compelling portraits and extra-ordinary talents.

1st Prize – Vipin Singh

“Devoted in her prayer, she was not distracted by her surroundings which was full of foam. Industrial waste of Delhi enters Yamuna River and makes it toxic. At some spots these big chunks of foam get formed and float around. During festivals people pray in River water but sometimes all of them don’t get water now.” Continue reading »

Artist Creates Sensual Portraits Characterised By The Female Presence Of Empowering Women

As we all know, art has always been one of the centre humankind’s interpretations of emotions and perceptions, it keeps us alive and recently, new studies discovered that being creative keeps our well being steady. Between a way of contemplation and a measure of opposition towards social rejections and stereotypes, art is unmistakably a daily inspiration for every single soul. Continue reading »