Drone Distortions: Manipulated Landscapes Warp And Bend Upon Themselves

Gazing at any one of these stretched-out, gravity-defying landscape photos, you feel like you’re at the pinnacle of a rollercoaster, about to zoom down to ground level. Except instead of being elevated on an artificial track, you’re on flat ground, positioned at the high end of a nearly 90-degree angle with no care for gravity. Turkish artist Aydin Büyüktas (previously featured) warps American landscapes, nearly doubling them in half to show multiple perspectives at once. Continue reading »

Hull Residents Paint Themselves Blue For Spencer Tunick Art Installation

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The streets of Hull (England) were transformed into an ocean of painted human flesh as 3,200 volunteers braved the North Sea chill to create an incredible spectacle. Called the Sea Of Hull, it was the biggest nude art installation Britain has ever seen and the brainchild of US photographer Spencer Tunick, who was impressed at how wholeheartedly his idea was embraced. Continue reading »

World Bodypainting Festival Models Turn Themselves Into Living Art Work In Austria

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Designs which are bright, bold and sometimes utterly bizarre are on display at the World Bodypainting Festival. More than 300 artists from 45 nations are involved in the three-day competition based at Woerthersee Lake, in south Austria, which started on Friday. Around 1,500 participants are competing in brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects categories. The festival also includes exhibitions and parties where guests dance in spectacular costumes and painted bodies. Over the years the festival has given a major platform to the art form that 20 years ago was unknown. Continue reading »

Cheerful Portraits Of Cats Shaking Themselves Clean

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Want to know how to capture a wacky portrait of your cat? Shoot a photo while they’re shaking themselves clean (or dry). That’s what photographer Carli Davidson did for her new project titled Shake Cats. Continue reading »

Readers Put Themselves On The Cover For #bookfacefriday

After the New York Public Library called for readers to share their #bookfacefriday pictures they’ve been covering themselves with glory. Check out some of our favourite book cover selfies – can you beat them? Join in by clicking on the blue ‘Contribute’ button, or post them on social media with the hashtag #bookfacefriday

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Book-of-the-moment A Little Life has its own Instagram account (hello, 2015) full of ‘bookfaces’ – that cover design was crying out for it. Photograph: @jmcmurtrie. Continue reading »