Artist Mario Unger Spends 3000 Hours To Colorize Old Black & White Photos Of Famous People

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Artist Mario Unger Spends 3000 Hours To Colorize Old Black & White Photos Of Famous People

Mario Unger is an Austrian photographer and digital artist whose main work is colorizing and restoring old photographs. The artist says the reason for doing all this work is to reduce the felt distance in time a little bit. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends 10 Years Photographing Same Bench, Captures More Than He Expects

Photographer Spends 10 Years Photographing Same Bench, Captures More Than He Expects

One Ukrainian photographer has spent a decade of his life on a single project, and it’s so intimate, it’ll make you feel things. Through his kitchen window, Yevhen Kotenko has shot the same park bench for 10 years and while its paint changed, some things remained the same. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends Eternity Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match Artworks

Photographer Spends Eternity Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match Artworks

“People matching artworks” is an ongoing project by photographer Stefan Draschan where he patiently waits for museum visitors to suddenly match with a piece of art in a funny way. Continue reading »

Sculptor Spends 2 Years To Build Knife Angel Out Of 100,000 Weapons, However Government Rejects It

Sculptor Spends 2 Years To Build Knife Angel Out Of 100,000 Weapons, However Government Rejects It

There’s a giant 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture in the UK, constructed entirely out of 100,000 knives that were donated. But besides the remarkable numbers, it’s also a monument constructed out of dire necessity to remember the victims fallen to the rising knife violence in the United Kingdom and also to finally admit that there’s really a problem. Continue reading »

Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book

Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book

Turns out, sometimes our resistance to learn something new and master a new skill can lead to something pretty amazing. Pat Hines, who couldn’t be bothered to learn Photoshop and illustrated his ebook using good old Microsoft Paint, is the proof. Continue reading »

Artist Spends 35 Years Decorating Her House With Rocks And A Glue Gun

Artist Spends 35 Years Decorating Her House With Rocks And A Glue Gun

One of the first things most of us will do after buying a house is paint. We want to have our own colors on the walls to match our furniture and to make it feel more like our own and less like we’re living in somebody else’s old house. It’s only natural. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Spends His Life Shooting Women’s Thighs

Japanese Photographer Spends His Life Shooting Women's Thighs

Introducing Yuria, a mysterious Japanese photographer who makes a living by taking photos of women’s thighs (“futomomo” in Japanese) – over 30,000 photos to be precise. Yuria is a self-proclamed “Futomomo Artist“. Continue reading »

Chinese Province Spends $73M To Reproduce Century-Old ‘Ancient Town’

Chinese Province Spends M To Reproduce Century-Old 'Ancient Town'

Construction on the Guiyang ancient town project in Hunan province began on Feb. 13, China News reported. The project was undertaken with an investment of 500 million RMB ($72.8 million). The cultural site, occupying 2,160 mu (144 hectares) of land, features pseudo-classic architecture including a Guiyang Confucius Temple, Kun Opera house, museums, ancient stages and commercial streets. It is intended to showcase the cultures of Guiyang over the last 2,000 years. Continue reading »

Artist Spends 9 Years Using FedEx To Ship Glass Boxes To Create Shattered Sculptures

Artist Spends 9 Years Using FedEx To Ship Glass Boxes To Create Shattered Sculptures

If you’re wondering how much carriers care about the safety of your shipment, then you have to see this brilliant experiment by LA-based Walead Beshty. During a 9 year period, Beshty has been creating laminate glass objects which perfectly fit inside FedEx boxes and shipping them to various galleries and exhibitions in order to explore how works of art gather “fingerprints”. Continue reading »

French Florist Spends 15 Years Decorating His Shop With 800 Water Cans

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Bruno Geyer, a passionate florist from the quaint village of Rougemont Le Chateau , in the Franche-Comté region of France, has been decorating his flower shop with water cans for the last 15 years. He currently has around 800 of them hanging from the walls and roof of his shop, and even covering a nearby hillside. Continue reading »

Californian Inventor Spends Millions Creating One-Off Camper Van To Take His 4YO Daughter Around The World

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Are you a fan of camping? Ever set off on long scientific explorations? Do you have a general disdain for refilling your fuel tank? Well, have we got the expedition vehicle for you. This is the KiraVan, a formidable off-roader engineered from the ground up to do one thing – get you (and your stuff) there and back. Inventor Bran Ferren developed the vehicle as a mobile learning lab for his daughter Kira, but also with scientists and film crews in mind. It allows teams to trek out to remote locations but not forgo the comforts of working from a lab or an editing studio. Continue reading »

Artist Spends 3 Days Erecting A Life-Size Lego Statue Just To Be Ruined In Seconds

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It happened at a LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. A giant fox figurine of Nick Wilde that cost $15,000 and took the artist, named Zhao, three days and nights to build was trashed in only seconds by. Artist Zhao spent 3 long days working on a giant Zootopia LEGO sculpture. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends Three Years Travelling The World To Capture Stunning Landscape Images At Sunrise And Sunset

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These breath-taking shots taken at sunset and sunrise are the result of one photographer’s amazing three-year trip around the globe. Julien Grondin set off in 2013 to exercise his love of travel photography and said he soon realised that shooting with the sun directly in the frame yielded his favourite final result. Continue reading »

Loving Husband Spends 2 Years Planting Thousands Of Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell

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Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki lived a happy life as dairy farmers in rural Japan, raising two lovely children. But tragedy struck when Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her sight due to complications from diabetes. Soon, she became depressed and withdrawn, secluding herself in the family home. Continue reading »

Love Is: Husband Spends 5+ Years Illustrating His Love For His Wife

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South Korean artist Andrew Hou has spent almost 6 years trying to explain this feeling to his wife by drawing. It all began with cute drawings that he used to send to his significant one via SMS – he felt that it was easier to express feelings visually than verbally. Later, Andrew named his series “HJ-story” after his wife’s Korean name initials. At first, it was meant to be just a personal blog but, thanks to one of the artist’s friends, the word spread out and Andrew has gained many followers since. Continue reading »

This Bride Spends $170 And 8 Months Crocheting Her Own Beautiful Wedding Dress

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22-year-old Abbey Ramirez-Bodly decided to make her own wedding dress after struggling to find an affordable gown. While we’d have ended up with a white sack, she got to wear the dress of her dreams. Continue reading »

Artist Spends Entire Year Drawing Giant Octopus Using Only Discarded Ballpoint Pens

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When designer friends questioned the usefulness of ballpoint pens, artist Raymond Cicin took it as a challenge. He spent a year drawing this enormous, amazingly detailed octopus. Continue reading »

Chinese Welder Spends A Year Building Life-size Transformers Model For His Lucky Son

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In parts of China, building giant “life-size” Transformer models out of scrap metal is a popular hobby. The latest Transformers creation comes from shipyard welder Wang Liansheng, who spent a year constructing the giant Bumblebee model as a gift for his young son. Father of the Year, right? Continue reading »

That’s Top Gear – Mechanic Spends Almost $300,000 Converting Rust Bucket Into Astonishing Custom Car

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JF Launier bought the car for $400 but it’s taken many man hours and financial tenacity to be able to make it into an award-winning vehicle. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends 12 Months Creating a ‘Never-Ending’ Panoramic Story

In the photography world, we’re pretty familiar with 52-week projects, although some of us have yet to ever start or complete one. Beamused Magazine wanted to encourage all artists to take up a 52-week challenge called an “endless book.” The premise is that artists create one page of their “book” per week, constructing them in such a way that one page leads to another for a seamless mega-panorama.

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Creative still life photographer Dina Belenko decided to undertake the project, composing a giant, story-rich (and, sometimes, humorous) panorama over the course of twelve months. Continue reading »

Man Spends Four Years Growing a Serene Church Made of Trees

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While traveling the world, Barry Cox fell in love with architecture, particularly the design and construction of churches. This fascination inspired him to design a cathedral of his own, except he decided to compose the house of worship entirely out of lush trees. To make this dream a reality, Cox dedicated four years of his life to growing this rare church in his backyard in New Zealand. Continue reading »

Overweight Woman Spends 11 Years Photographing Her Body

Overweight Woman Spends 11 Years Photographing Her Body
A photographer’s exploration of her own insecurities, ideals of beauty and love and intimacy in the form of a series of self-portraits taken over 11 years eventually inspired her to lose 110lb.

The photographs Jen Davis began taking of herself in 2002 have been gathered in a new book, 11 Years, which shows her journey in the form of deeply intimate self-portraits. The images will also go on show at the ClampArt gallery in New York City from Thursday.

It was after her series had received critical acclaim and had been showcased around the world in 2011 that Davis realized that her body had not really changed over the years – and neither had she. Continue reading »

British Dog Lover Spends £30,000 On Her Nine Pets

“Like most Brits, Emmie Stevens is dog mad. But the 25-year-old has taken it to the next level, spending £30,000 on her nine pets. Emmie’s dogs enjoy regular manicures and fur dyes and have their own walk in wardrobe to store their £15,000 clothing collection.

Rather than wear out prized pooch Bambi with tiresome walks, Emmie pushes her in one of three baby buggies – but only when there’s no room in her handbag. She admits loving her “fluffies” more than her boyfriend Barry Stears, 31,and says previous relationships have failed because men are jealous of the love she gives to her dogs”. – Daily Record

British Dog Lover Spends £30,000 On Her Nine Pets
Bailey the Staffordshire bull terrier, holding a red rose. (Photo by Helen Yates/Barcroft Media) Continue reading »

Artist Spends Up to 8 Hours on Beautiful Sand Paintings that will be Swept Away by the Wind

Artist Spends Up to 8 Hours on Beautiful Sand Paintings that will be Swept Away by the Wind

New York-based artist Joe Mangrum has spent the last 8 years drawing beautiful, hypnotic patterns and designs on the streets and squares of New York. But chances are you probably won’t see any of them, because they tend to disappear. Continue reading »

Dad Spends 7 Years on Incredibly Detailed Maze!

Dad Spends 7 Years on Incredibly Detailed Maze!
Some people have hobbies. Other people are obsessive. But when the two cross paths, this is what you get. Japanese twitter user @Kya7y recently unearthed an incredibly detailed maze that her father created almost 30 years ago. When pressed for details, the father explained that he spent 7 years creating the map on A1 size paper, which is about 33 x 23 inches. Continue reading »