Urban Photographer Roman Robroek Spent 5 Years Scouring The Continent For The Grandest Examples Of Forgotten Architectural Beauty

Urban Photographer Roman Robroek Spent 5 Years Scouring The Continent For The Grandest Examples Of Forgotten Architectural Beauty
A room with a view in Italy.

Dutch photographer Roman Robroek captures some of the most hauntingly beautiful spaces in pristine detail using only natural light. Roman’s fascination with these modern day ruins began along with his career in urban photography. Throughout his travels photographing buildings, he’d inevitably stumble across a great number of abandoned structures, many of them impressive in scope and size. Continue reading »

This Photographer Spent 10 Years Recording The Post-Soviet Discos Of Lithuania

This Photographer Spent 10 Years Recording The Post-Soviet Discos Of Lithuania

Born in Seattle to Lithuanian parents, Andrew Miksys first reconnected with his roots on a voyage to his ancestors’ country in 1995, before setting off for a year-long expedition in 1999. One night, in a remote village in Lithuania, Andrew discovered an old night club. Immediately taken with the venue and its regulars, the photographer went on to make these social hubs his prime area of focus for the next ten years. Continue reading »

Photographer Tim Flach Spent Two Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct

Photographer Tim Flach Spent Two Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct

British photographer Tim Flach traveled the world for almost two years and captured endangered animals in close, intimate portraits. His project titled Endangered took him across the globe for almost two years, and he photographed the animals that may soon disappear forever. You’ve heard of some of them and have seen their photos, but most of them are not so widely known. Still, all of them are beautiful and unique, and Tim captured their personalities and all their beauty in his images. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Has Spent 15 Years Creating Vivid Portraits Of People Surrounded By Their Belongings

Miyako Kumagai, date unknown.
Japanese Photographer Has Spent 15 Years Creating Vivid Portraits Of People Surrounded By Their Belongings
Mami Kiyoshi/Galerie Annie Gabrielli/The Guardian

Japanese artist Mami Kiyoshi has spent 15 years creating vivid portraits of people surrounded by their belongings – from wine bottles and violins to the odd stray pet. Mami Kiyoshi’s ongoing series “New Reading Portraits” is, in part, a nod to the mise-en-scène found in traditional woodcut printing. Continue reading »

This Artist Has Spent 5 Years Doodling The Things He Loves About His Wife

This Artist Has Spent 5 Years Doodling The Things He Loves About His Wife

Love is a feeling that’s hard to define — so Andrew Hou found a charming way around having to define it.

The artist, who lives in Seoul, Korea, says he has never considered himself to be good with words, especially when it comes to expressing his feelings. That all became increasingly evident to him in 2010 when he was having a hard time communicating his feelings to his then-girlfriend (now wife!), Kate.

So he turned to what he knew best: art. Continue reading »

Photographer Spent An Entire Year Trying To Get Permission To Photograph The Empty Moscow Subway

Photographer Spent An Entire Year Trying To Get Permission To Photograph The Empty Moscow Subway

For two weeks last year, Canadian photographer David Burdeny spent his nights 200 feet underground, shooting the surreal opulence of the Moscow Metro. With their ornate chandeliers, marble walls, bronze columns, and intricate mosaics, these railway stations have been likened to an “artificial underground sun.” (Aesthetically, they’re as far from the rat-infested purgatory of New York City’s subway system as you could possibly get.) As far as he knows, Burdeny is the only professional photographer in the world to have been granted permission to extensively shoot these locations emptied of passengers. Continue reading »

Photographer Spent 12 Years Taking Pictures Of The Foetus Developing In The Womb

Photographer Spent 12 Years Taking Pictures Of The Foetus Developing In The Womb

Lennart Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and scientist. Born in 1922 he is one of Swedens first photojournalists and has become famous for groundbreaking macro medical photos of subjects once considered unphotographable. Continue reading »

The Kings Of The Forest – Photographer Spent 3 Days In Nepal To Document The Isolated Tribe

The Kings Of The Forest - Photographer Spent 3 Days In Nepal To Document The Isolated Tribe
Jan Moller Hansen/Barcroft Images

Hidden deep in the Himalayan forest is one of the world’s last enduring nomadic tribes who are resisting attempts to move them into permanent settlements. The Raute tribe has no permanent home and frequently moves between camps. Living as hunter-gatherers and eating the meat of langur and macaque monkeys – a controversial choice in the Hindu dominated country of Nepal, where monkeys are considered to be the reincarnation of the God Hanuman. With the assistance of a local journalist, Danish photographer Jan Møller Hansen spent three days in January 2016 travelling from Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu into a remote forest in Accham District, Nepal to document the isolated group – who call themselves the Kings of the Forest. Continue reading »

Incredible Pictures Of A Girl Who Spent The First 10 Years Of Her Life Growing Up In The African Bush

Incredible Pictures Of A Girl Who Spent The First 10 Years Of Her Life Growing Up In The African Bush
Photo by Sylvie Robert/Barcroft Media

Tippi, aged 6 busy with two meerkats in Namibia, 1996. Incredible pictures of the real life Mowgli, a girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the African bush, have been released for the first time. The magical images chronicle the life of Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, who was brought up with wild animals, just like Rudyard Kipling’s hero did in The Jungle Book. The images – in the relaunched book – “Tippi: My Book of Africa” – show the young girl making friends with an elephant, who she calls her brother, and a leopard, her best friend. Living with her French parents, wildlife photographers Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré, the three of them travelled extensively through Africa on a unique and incredible trip. Continue reading »

Man Spent $13,000 To Turn His Apartment Into A Baked Beans Museum

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61-year-old Barry Kirk from Britain just can’t get enough of baked beans. He loves them so much he transformed his apartment into a museum for his favorite snack spending $13K on his baked bean memorabilia. His baked beans love started after he set a world record for the longest amount of time spent in a bath filled with the beans. He has been in love with them for 30 years now. He even changed his name to Captain Beany in 1991. He also works as a U2 Bono impersonator. Continue reading »

Husband Illustrated Every Single Day He Spent With His Beloved Wife In 365 Drawings

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It’s hard not to tear up while scrolling through affectionate Curtis Wiklund‘s illustrations. The Michigan-based wedding photographer drew every day for a whole year to document his life with his beloved wife Jordin. Continue reading »

This Old Man Spent 13 Years Growing A Giant Dragon In His Yard

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For some, gardening and lawn care can be a therapeutic endeavor. For other, like Norfolk, England resident John Booker, lawn upkeep can be a way of life. It all started with a vision. The English man had a dream to grow a massive dragon on his lawn, so he began trimming his hedges. Continue reading »

This Artist Spent 10 Years Carving A Giant Cave – Alone With His Dog

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For the last 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette has been walking alone into New Mexico’s desert to work. He spends his time carving a sandstone cave that he found, turning it into a wonderful subterranean space full of light. Continue reading »

This Man Spent 25 Years To Create The ”World Map” On The Banks Of Lake Klejtrup, Denmark

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Photo credit: Frank Vincentz / Wikimedia

The World Map on the banks of the Lake Klejtrup in Denmark is a 4,000-square-meter walkable map of the world built out of soil, stones and grass. It’s the work of only one man — Søren Poulsen, who spent the last 25 years of his life building it. Continue reading »

A Magician has Spent the Past 12 Months Creating a Balloon Model Every Day

A Magician has Spent the Past 12 Months Creating a Balloon Model Every Day
A magician has spent the past 12 months creating a balloon model every day – honouring some of key events of 2013 in the process.

From a blow-up Prince George, an inflatable turkey dinner and even a Tardis for the Doctor Who anniversary, ‘Robbie the Wizard’ has spent hours honouring some key events of last year with the amazing models. Other figures in the magician’s 365-strong collection include an evil-looking witch, several Mr Men characters, numerous animals including a duck, scorpion and a monkey, plus Dennis the Menace. Continue reading »