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Summer Vibes in Chilling Illustrations by Magdalena Kaczi Kaczanowska

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Magdalena Kaczi Kaczanowska is an independent illustrator from Warsaw, Poland. She creates beautiful paintings with a minimalist style and a nice balance between details and empty spaces… Continue reading »

Artist Made 20 Paper Cutouts That Tell Travel And Life Stories

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According to Ana Stretcu: “My name is Ana Stretcu and I created a series called “I was cutout for this” based on paper cutouts designed to add an aww-factor to the photos I take during a road trip. Continue reading »

Krapp Strapp Will Help You Poo In Nature Hands-Free

There’s really nothing quite like a good crap in the woods… You’re not staring at your phone while playing a game, or reading the back of the shampoo bottle to pass the time. There’s just leaning against a tree and taking the sights, sounds, and smells of nature! Well, now you won’t have to lean against hard, rough tree to take that nature poo, as someone has invented this ingenious strap.

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It’s called the Crap Strap, or Krapp Strapp as so they’ve named it. It’s essentially a giant fanny pack, except the strap is about 10 times larger than usual and allows you to strap yourself to the tree to lean back and take a care-free poo or pee without messing up your trousers or your shoes. Continue reading »

Beautiful Kodachrome Slides of West Germany Taken By a Nurse During Her Tour of Duty in the Early 1950s

Amongst the ruins, Bavaria.
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These slides appear to have been taken by a US Army nurse who seems to have been attached to the 97th General Army Hospital at Frankfurt, (West) Germany in 1952 and 1953. During her tour of duty she was able, like most US service personnel, to travel in her free time to various places in Europe and Algeria (and possibly other countries in North Africa). Continue reading »

Winners Of The Travel Photography Contest 2022 By The Independent Photographer

Here are the 10 photos of winners and finalists of the Travel Photography Contest 2022 by The Independent Photographer. Photos submitted from more than 30 different countries have been reviewed and 10 Winners and Finalists have been selected by master photographer Steve McCurry.

The overall winner of this contest is Robi Chakraborty for his photograph “Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir.” He won $1000 prize money for the 1st place.

Winning Photographer – Robi Chakraborty: Prize Money $1000
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“Safina” – Haji Pir, India – Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir. Continue reading »

Graphic Designer Creates Major City Logos Based On Their Famous Landmarks

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Yemen-based graphic designer Mohamed Al-Jaadaby creates major city logos based on their famous landmarks. His ongoing series of minimalist illustrations feature the names of some of the world’s most iconic cities inside of major landmarks. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards

Overall Winner, Travel Photographer of the Year: Fortunato Gatto. Italy. Denali National Park, Alaska.

Here are the inspiring winning photos from the 2021 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards. Photographers from 151 countries submitted their best images, but it was Fortunato Gatto of Italy that took home the top prize. Gatto, who has called Scotland his home since 2007, was selected as the overall winner based on his portfolio of stunning abstract landscapes taken in Alaska. Continue reading »

An Architect Paints Famous Cities Around The World In Watercolor

Burano, Italy

According to Maja Wrońska: “I’m an architect, watercolorist and freelance illustrator from Poland. I create mostly watercolors that focus on architecture and cities. This is my collection of watercolors I made that features many famous cities around the world. I post a lot of work on my Instagram.” Continue reading »

Artist Travels The World And Uses Paper Cups As His Canvas To Reflect What He Sees

Ever wanted a creative way to keep track of places you’ve visited? Well, Turkish artist Berk Armagan has taken this idea to a whole new level by using disposable cups. Usually, he chooses either spots he visits or interesting objects and draws them on cups to create photographic compositions. Continue reading »

“A Nature Unknown”: Couple Created a Series of Illustrations Inspired By the Outdoors

Kourtney and Richard Jossy met at Portland State University where they both received bachelors in fine arts. After graduating they began collaborating on illustration projects, married, and started a nature unknown – a personal illustration series inspired by their shared interests in the outdoors, the unexplained, and introversion. Continue reading »

John Thomson’s Remarkable Photographs of China from the 1870s

Portrait of Young Manchu Woman in her Wedding Dress.

John Thomson (1837-1921) created work that was ground-breaking and pioneering. Far more pioneering than an innovative coiffure or a teen’s product placement on YouTube. Continue reading »

Travels: Winners & Merit Awards Of AAP Magazine’s Photo Contest

First Place Winner: Yulia Nevskaya, Russian Federation – $500 Cash Prize

The many mind-blowing entries come from talented photographers who traveled around the world.

Each month All About Photo offers the opportunity to dedicated and passionate artists to showcase their work in printed edition of AAP Magazine. For this 20th edition they were looking for travel photographs, near and far, to the edge of the earth and to the places perhaps known only to a few. Continue reading »

“Moments Around the World”: Amazing Cinematic Travel and Street Photography by Billy Dinh

Billy Dinh is a travel and street photographer based in New York City. Also an illustrator and painting, he accidentally got into photography when he bought his first camera with the intention of only capturing reference photos for his art work. Continue reading »

Remember When Traveling by Train Was Wonderful in the 1950s

Before the start of Amtrak in 1971, the Sunset Limited was operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train in the United States, operating since November 1894 along the Sunset Route (though originally named the Sunset Express). The Sunset Route (originating in New Orleans) is the southernmost of the three gateways to the West Coast envisioned through the Pacific Railroad Acts. The other two embarked from Chicago and St. Louis. Continue reading »

Breakfast in Bed: Extraordinary Color Photographs Revealed the First Class of Air France in the 1950s

Air France, in full Compagnie Nationale Air France, French international airline originally formed in 1933 and today serving all parts of the globe. With British Airways, it was the first to fly the supersonic Concorde. Headquarters are in Paris. Continue reading »

A Journey Through America in the 1970s and 1980s

Cannon Beach, Oregon, 1971

Photographer Paul McDonough takes on a journey through America in the 1970s and 1980s. The New York-based photographer shows us people on the beach, walking along sidewalks, sitting, flirting and hanging out. Continue reading »

Fantastic Photos of the USSR in the 1950s You Haven’t Seen

Well, maybe you have seen some of these photos, however you are more likely to see the majority of them for the first time. All of them are colored and they literally help you dig into that special atmosphere. Amazing feeling of a time journey – 60-70 years into the past. Continue reading »

Russian Photographer Captured Wonderful Photos While Visiting The Extraordinary Socotra Island

According to Kristina Makeeva: “Socotra is a Yemeni-owned island located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia. It is one of the world’s most isolated islands of continental (non-volcanic) origin; it separated from Africa about 6 million years ago. Continue reading »

21 Watercolors That Show How The Sun And Shadows Change Cities

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Maja Wrońska is an architect, watercolorist, and freelance illustrator based in Poland. She creates mostly watercolors that focus on architecture and cities. Among others, he works were exhibited at the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, on the set of several TV shows. She is also an author of the Grönby motif for IKEA. Continue reading »

“Vulnerable”: Photography Book’s Beautiful Portraits of Indigenous Peoples from Ethiopia to Remote Russia and Myanmar

It’s not easy to experience other cultures right now, but through a stunning new photography book you can get a beguiling insight into the world’s most colourful communities from the comfort of your own home. Continue reading »

2020 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners

From lockdown to landscapes and everything in-between… the winners of the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards have been revealed.

Overall Winner – the Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Vladimir Alekseev, Russia

Location: Svalbard
Artist Statement: Once on my expedition to Spitsbergen, there was a blizzard. Everything around was equally white. And suddenly I spotted this Arctic fox. He almost merged with the environment. Only his eyes and nose betrayed him.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 60-600mm lens, F9, 1/320 sec, ISO 640 Continue reading »

Beautiful Photographs of Cheap Motels in 1970s America

“Working on the Baseball Photographer Trading Cards, traveling throughout the country, my girlfriend at the time, Alison Woolpert, and I would stay at some, shall we say, “economy” motels,” writes photographer Mike Mandel. Continue reading »

The Mysterious and Melancholic Photo Works of Tobi Schnorpeil

German filmmaker and art director Tobi Schnorpeil posts on Instagram melancholic triptychs. By scrolling through his account, we dive into a mysterious world – a theatrical stage from where anonymous silhouettes and fantastic stories emerge. Continue reading »

Street Scenes of the U.S. From the 1960s Through 30 Wonderful Color Real Photo Postcards

Wenatchee, Washington

Postcards are always of great historical and social interest. In 1903 Kodak introduced the No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak. The camera, designed for postcard-size film, allowed the general public to take photographs and have them printed on postcard backs, usually in the same dimensions as standard vintage postcards. Many other cameras were used, some of which used glass photographic plates that produced images that had to be cropped in order to fit the postcard format. Continue reading »

“Poetic Dance in Nature”: The Pastel and Romantic Universe of The Photographer Alexandre Delamadeleine

Alexandre Delamadeleine is a French photographer who captures nature. His gallery is filled with delicate images reflecting everyday moments and travel memories. Continue reading »