As an artist, Michael Mapes pushes the boundaries of traditional portraiture with his unique, deconstructed pieces. Based in New York, he combines elements of collage and sculpture to craft intricate works of art that are as thought-provoking as they are visually striking. Continue reading »
In 1984, Brazilian photographer Claudio Edinger documented the rainbow of oddballs who called the countercultural Southern California beach neighborhood home. The photographs he took of the denizens of Venice Beach in their natural habitat: a bodybuilder in the surf, a roller skater soaring over an aging skateboarder, beachgoers showering off after a day in the sun. Continue reading »
Over the years of shooting landscapes, British photographer Daniel Alford realised that his favourite images were composed of people dwarfed by vast landscapes. His series Tiny People in Big Places is a homage to this photographic approach, a visual narrative that highlights the importance of how humans interact with the natural world. Continue reading »
Immerse yourself in the dark and futuristic world of Stuart Lippincott, an American artist and designer who has been creating a new picture every day for a year! Using primarily Cinema 4D and Marvelous Designer as softwares, Stuart Lippincott unveils day after day a fascinating and contrasted world, bathed in colorful lights and mysterious shadows. Continue reading »
In 1980, French photojournalist Raymond Depardon was commissioned by the Sunday Times to travel to Glasgow for a feature on Europe’s overlooked tourist destinations. He knew nothing about the city and couldn’t speak English either. Continue reading »
Brace yourself for a giggling fit because the finalists of the inaugural Comedy Pet Photography Awards have been revealed. For the first time, the founders of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have launched a photography award show giving proud pet owners a chance to show off their quirky pets. Photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Johnson-Hicks MBE have collected over 2500 entries and, after some careful consideration, they have narrowed down the hilarious photos to their favourites.
Here: Anne Lise Gramstad caught her windswept dog on film in “Beach Please!” in Ogna Beach, Norway, Date Unknown. (Photo by Anne Lise Gramstad/Barcroft Images/Comedy Pet Photography Awards) Continue reading »
From cold-blooded murders to running battles with the police, these black-and-white pictures shed light on the brutal lives of gun-toting gangsters during the American Depression. The amazing images show notorious mobsters such as Al Capone who committed violent crimes in their search to get rich quick during the early 1930s. Continue reading »
It was another star-studded evening at the Golden Globes this year. The 74th annual broadcast featured a bevy of performers that spanned film, television, and music, bringing the best of the best together for a night of glamour and celebration. Fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott were in attendance, rubbing shoulders with the nominated actors, musicians, directors, show runners, and esteemed presenters. Continue reading »
If you like the idea of getting a tattoo, but do not want a design that is too conspicuous, these tiny and minimalist tattoos may be exactly what you are looking for. Here’s a collection of such subtle but eye-catching tattoos by the tattoo artist Jonathan Valena to inspire you. Continue reading »
Jordan Bolton is a talented photographic poster artist from Manchester, UK, who creates intricate posters based on the rooms and props in iconic films. Each poster in the series, simply titled “Objects”, features dozens of key objects from the plot lines. Continue reading »
The artistic activity of Jorit is unique because he carries out graffiti and paintings on canvas at a very high technical level.He declares that his aim is to portray as close as possible to reality. This is possible only after a very thorough analysis and, subsequently, scrupulous reproduction with all kind of painting techniques.Together with this high technical level, Jorit sends an ethical message, has accompanied him since he started to paint. He considers the human face the most characterising part of humanity, almost like a totem to venerate. That is why he has concentrated on painting human faces with all their peculiarities. Continue reading »
hor might be a fictional character, but there’s one mortal who bears a striking resemblance to him. Lasse Matberg has recently gained Internet fame thanks to this uncanny likeness to the Norse God of thunder, lightning, and storms, inspiring thousands of people to refer to him by this epic name. Continue reading »
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 »
Mexican artist Angel Boligan is considered to be one of the best cartoonists of modern times. His surreal missives on the state of the world are rich in meaning and full of their own unique brand of irony. Perhaps for this reason, every single image provides much food for thought.
In Angel’s view, anyone can understand humour regardless of language; it is the best means of communication and therefore he doesn’t hesitate to weave it into to his work. Continue reading »
The first thing we always look at when we meet somebody is their eyes. They reflect a person’s feelings, emotions and mood. Even a single gaze captured by a photograph can reveal to you exactly what an individual is thinking and feeling in the depths of their soul.
Here are 20 outstanding portrait photographs which you simply can’t tear your eyes away from. Continue reading »
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 »
Samuel Jaffe is getting close and personal with subject matter found right in our backyards— the furry, florescent, grubby little creatures we often find inching along our trees and sidewalks. Jaffe is fascinated by local environments, and aims to share the information he has collected about these backyard ecosystems so we can become more in tune with what’s right below our feet or hiding in the grass. Continue reading »