Artist Humorously Rediscovering The Scenes Of Ordinary Life In Israel, Soviet Russia And Africa

Artist Humorously Rediscovering The Scenes Of Ordinary Life In Israel, Soviet Russia And Africa

Throughout her career as an artist, Ukraine-born Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi has not lacked for public interest, critical acclaim, or financial compensation. Her pieces have been shown in premier Israeli art galleries for over a decade. Her work is continually covered in the mainstream media. And her sketches fetch anywhere from $5,000 to five or six times that amount. Continue reading »

Awesome Behind The Scenes Photos From The Making Of “Halloween”

Awesome Behind The Scenes Photos From The Making Of "Halloween"

Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher film set in the fictional suburban midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois, on Halloween. The original draft of the screenplay was titled The Babysitter Murders and The Night He Came Home. Continue reading »

The Hand-Painted Scenes of The Original Star Wars Trilogy That Made Us Believe It Was Real

The Hand-Painted Scenes of The Original Star Wars Trilogy That Made Us Believe It Was Real
Ralph McQuarrie

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) used matte paintings to create the Rebel hangar in Return of The Jedi. Models also played apart. But it’s the artwork that stands out. Nowadays, photorealistic CGI is the default technology for special effects, but in the 70s and 80s, background sets in movies were hand-painted.

These matte paintings were created by Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie. Continue reading »

Serbian Photographer Creates Beautiful Scenes Of ‘Slavic Mythology’ Tales That Will Blow You Away

Serbian Photographer Creates Beautiful Scenes Of ‘Slavic Mythology’ Tales That Will Blow You Away

Slavic mythology is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, this has been proven again and again by various photographers. This time you will see an amazing work of Marko Stamatović from Serbia. His images have been made with great care as he and his studio made all the costumes themselves, traveled to Kopaonik Mountain just to get that perfect shot. Continue reading »

Still Life Photographer Creates Epic “Outdoor” Scenes Almost Without Spending Any Money

Still Life Photographer Creates Epic “Outdoor” Scenes Almost Without Spending Any Money

According to photographer Vatsal Kataria: “I am commercial still life photographer but I love creative or conceptual photoshoots. I love to do miniature photography and what I love about my art is that I can turn my fantasies into reality. Being a miniature photographer, I always think of something new and something everyone can do.” Continue reading »

Simple Sheets Of Paper Get Transformed Into Amusing 3D Scenes

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Danish illustrator HuskMitNavn has a way with paper. He’s able to take a single sheet of paper and turn it into something truly impressive, and his style is totally unique. Continue reading »

Remarkable Behind-The-Scenes Photos From ‘Back To The Future’ That Will Bring You Back To The ’80s

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Some people have speculated for a while now that there will be a remake of the legendary movie series Back To The Future. But this mindset is not without criticism and skepticism since many fans feel that without Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd there simply is no way that a remake would be good enough to even be considered. Continue reading »

23 Striking And Surreptitious Photos Capture Street Scenes Of Pennsylvania In The 1970s

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Mark Cohen is an American photographer best known for his innovative close-up street photography. For years, on the streets of his home city, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and surrounding working-class towns, Cohen shot quickly and assertively. He held his flash in one hand and his camera in the other and shot extremely close to his subjects, frequently focusing on a single body part or article of clothing. He never looked through his viewfinder to compose the frame. Here: People on Porch, 65, 63, 1977 Continue reading »

Rare Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Vast Collection Of The Smithsonian’s National Museum Of Natural History

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The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., United States, the largest of all museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is home to over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, and other artifacts, that represents over 90% of the Institution’s collections. As with all museums, a disproportionately large percentage of the collection is stored behind the walls, with only a small number of items put on public display. These items are not sitting in some dark basement and gathering dust, but meticulously organized, labeled, catalogued, and preserved. Continue reading »

Artist Paints Elaborately Colorful Scenes Using Only Her Fingers

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Brooklyn-based artist Iris Scott paints without a brush so she can creatively utilize her unique style of textural Impressionism. When discussing her playful finger paintings, Scott states, “There’s nothing between me and the paint—I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my fingers in ways brushes never could.” Continue reading »

Movie Scenes Before-And-After Special Effects

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Here are a few scenes in movies and TV shows before and after the special effects were applied. It looks like today all of the biggest TV series and films use visual effects left and right. Continue reading »

Wonderful Color Photographs Of Street Scenes From Between The 1950s And 1970s

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Fred Herzog was born in Germany in 1930. Immigrating to Canada in 1952, he took odd jobs wherever he could find them. He rented a place at a rooming house, which is where he met Ferro Shelley Marincowitz, a South African who also happened to be a medical photographer. Herzog had an interest in photography; his camera was one of the few items he brought with him from Germany. Marincowitz encouraged that interest and soon they found a basement suite where they built a darkroom for both of them to share. Continue reading »

Shipwrecks And Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures

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Japanese artist Isana Yamada creates clear resin whales that contain miniature worlds. The six whale project, titled Samsara, represents the six realms in Buddhist cosmology: the Heavenly Realm, the Asura, the Animal Realm, Hell, the Ghost Realm, and the Human Realm; Samsara is Sanskrit for the cycle of death and rebirth. Continue reading »

Timeless New York Street Scenes Photographs In The 1950s, Found In A Home’s Attic After Nearly 50 Years

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These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950’s, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank Larson. While digging through his aunt’s attic, where Larson stowed away his images in 1964, the photographer’s grandson found this remarkable collection of street scenes that give a candid glimpse into the history of the big city. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos of ‘Star Wars’ Scenes Created with Lego

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“Lego Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy.” (Vesa Lehtimaki/(c) 2015 LEGO (c) and TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd)

Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimaki began photographing his child’s toys back in 2009 as a way to preserve their memory before they either broke, were given away, or were lost. At around the same time, he took some of his son’s Lego snowtroopers outside and photographed them in the snow and that is when he found his calling to make incredibly detailed action scenes of Lego Star Wars figures. Continue reading »

Muntean / Rosenblum Paint Dramatic Scenes of Contemporary Life

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Artist duo Muntean / Rosenblum use traditional Christian iconography and Baroque modes of seeing to create mystique around contemporary life. Typically set in landscapes distinct to the 21st century, such as nuclear plants and graffiti-ed railroad tracks, the paintings appear as documentary film stills or snapshots of our current reality. However, by contorting perspectives in a dramatic Caravaggio-esque manner and devising moments where pain or discomfort appear as main subjects, Muntean / Rosenblum cultivate the same aura of the unknown that is so captivating in paintings centuries old.
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Hilarious Images From The Opening Scenes Of Adult Movies

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Pornography films are notorious for their predictable opening scenes, composed of a few awkward and cheesy moments that establish a backstory for a naughty encounter. Setting the stage for on-screen sex, these absurd performances go largely forgotten, but what would they look like pulled from their salacious context? Continue reading »

A Couple that Recreated Scenes from “101 Dalmatians”

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Most of you have probably seen “101 Dalmatians”, Disney’s animation from 1961 and in that movie Roger and Anita take their dogs for a walk. Those scenes appealed so much to a pair of Tony Collier and Corinne Jones that they decided to recreate them in their engagement session. Continue reading »

Rare And Awesome Behind the Scenes Photos of “Star Wars” Special Effects

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Nowadays special effects are mostly done with computers. But back in 1977 look how “Star Wars” was being filmed, they didn’t have the kind of technology we have now. Continue reading »

Striking Fashion Photos Paired with Nature Scenes They’re Inspired By

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All around the world, there are fashion designers who are constantly seeking inspiration for their next project. Whether it’s for their next line of runway garments, an all-encompassing outfit, or even a basic textile design, there’s always a source of stimulation that sparks a burst of creativity, resulting in wearable artistry. Continue reading »

Cut-Out Dress Sketches Completed With Urban Scenes

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Shamekh Bluwi, an architect and fashion illustrator based in Amman, Jordan, creates beautiful paper cut-outs with women whose dresses become whatever you hold them up against. Continue reading »

Beautiful Scenes From Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia

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A boy touches a lion dancer while performing at the opening of Ditan Temple Fair on the Lunar New Year’s Eve in Beijing, China Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)
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Northern Lehigh County Scenes Fall, Pennsylvania, US

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This is the scene along Kistler Road in Heidelberg Township on a fall day. Fall scenes from the northern Lehigh County area on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. (Donna Fisher/The Morning Call) Continue reading »

Man Hilariously Recreates Romance Movie Scenes with Boss’s Dog

Man Hilariously Recreates Romance Movie Scenes with Boss's Dog
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For the last month, Chris Naka (aka mmsspp) has been recreating scenes from classic romance movies with his boss’s dog, Wrigley. It all started one day when his co-workers at Blue Man Group in Chicago came up with the idea for Naka to pose with the adorable pooch in a famous scene from Titanic. With Wrigley as Kate Winslet to his Leonardo DiCaprio, Naka embarked on a fun, ongoing project.

Taking only 10-15 minutes during lunch breaks to capture each scene, Naka and his canine love interest have already managed to recreate some of the most memorable movie scenes in film history. From the upside down kiss in Spiderman to the seductive leg shot from The Graduate, the duo have emulated their respective big screen characters in a hilarious, new light. Continue reading »

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy
Cardboard Box Office is the brainchild of parents Lilly and Leon, who recreate scenes from famous movies using only household objects and their incredibly cooperative baby boy Orson. The resulting photos are uploaded to their website and Facebook page where fans can follow along with the little family’s weekend adventures. Continue reading »