James Dean, Grace Kelly, Marc Bolan, Albert Camus… Christophe Rihet photographs the roads where famous people died, shooting at dawn or dusk to bring a sense of calm. Captions by Camille Riquier.
When James Dean, at the wheel of his Porsche, notices a car in the distance, he reassures his passenger: ‘He has seen us, he will stop.’ But the driver of the Ford Tudor hasn’t seen anything, because his vehicle is very high. Dean cannot avoid the collision. His passenger survives, but Dean’s feet are stuck under the pedals and his neck is broken upon impact. Continue reading »
“Hi! I’m Joel, I live in a valley in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains, as close to the forest as I could possibly be! I love to run, bike, jump, eat and create and I hope that you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it!” – Joel Robison. Continue reading »
Once upon a time, in a small Polish village called Zalipie, somebody painted a flower on their ceiling in order to cover up a soot mark caused by the stove. Ventilation was poor back then, and soot stains were a common sight in most if not all of the houses, and so other people started concealing the marks with their own little flowers until every house was covered in them. Continue reading »
Waves on Russia’s Pacific shoreline crafted old bottles, porcelain and tiles into a sparkling tourist attraction. On a sunny day, the beach on Ussuri Bay – in Primorsky region – seems to be covered with lighted candles. In the past, it was used as a dump for truckloads of unwanted glass bottles and waste from a local porcelain factory, or so the story goes. But nature has correct man’s mistake, and stamped its own imprint. Continue reading »
Discarded in the grounds of an abandoned theme park, this mannequin graveyard is an eerie sight to behold. Spread across wasteland and surrounded by woodland, the former amusement park in Lancashire is where dozens of old mannequins – some dating back to the 1960s – have found their final resting place. Continue reading »
This is why everyone needs a hidden staircase and a basement in their home. Continue reading »
Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum, CaSO4·2 H2O), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 12 m (39 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight. The cave is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 °C (136 °F) with 90 to 99 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. Continue reading »
Imgur user jenkinl1302 has created a gallery of Obama pointing out exactly where Waldo is in various scenes. Is he being helpful? Is he ruining it? That’s your call; to me this is just good ol’ Internet humor. Jenkinl1302 says he got the idea from fellow Imgurian @staleman. As for ‘Thanks, Obama’, the phrase is a sarcastic expression that first gained meme momentum back in 2009. Continue reading »
Photographer Aaron Sheldon’s son originally got the idea to dress up like one of these tough rocketeers when he was afraid during a check-up. But Sheldon took his son’s statement and ran with it. The project took on a bigger meaning when he noticed that a kid’s entire life is like a mini mission to Mars: Their universe is totally alien, and everything they encounter is awe-inspiring. Continue reading »
Molly Stanard is a townie from the Maryland-Delaware border, and Illustrator with a passion for storytelling. Her specialty is in moody, atmospheric narrative pieces drenched in nostalgia, and the documentation of the wacky hijinks of various charming little abominations of nature. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied Illustration and Filmmaking. Also, you can follow her exploits on Tumblr. Continue reading »
Here’s a series of photos that might be more your speed. “My father-in-law took pictures of the cabin the whole family stayed at this weekend,” Redditor SeeYourGypsy wrote. “Their dog [Australian Shepherd] is in every one of these pictures.” Your quest is to find the canine lurking among the rustic decor. The photos are reminiscent of the classic Where’s Waldo picture book series, and Redditors have similarly dubbed SeeYourGypsy’s challenge as ‘Find Fido’. Continue reading »
China-born artist Zhao Huasen created this fun collection of images where bicyclists float along city streets, pedaling and steering invisible bikes. For the project, entitled ‘Floating’, the artist captured hundreds of cyclists going about their every day lives and he then digitally removed the bicycles from the images. The bicycle seats, position of the riders, and the shadows on the streets remain intact, allowing viewers to easily access the story of the picture. The photographs have a playful character, adding humor to an otherwise common scene. Continue reading »
Inside China’s Trash Park Where Bentleys And Mercedes Worths Millions Are Abandoned By Their Rich Owners
These startling images shows a bushing car park, where luxury cars totalling millions of dollars have been left abandoned by rich owner. Inside this small lot in Chengdu, China, there are at least two Bentleys, two Land Rovers, three Mercedes Benz and even the odd motorbike. They all have one thing in common – they’ve been abandoned by their owners. Continue reading »
These sand-swept images show the ghostly remains of what was once a mineral-rich mining community. In its heyday, the town of Kolmanskop, Namibia (previously), was home to about 700 families. Now all that remains are empty homes filled with sand, while cast-off items such as bathtubs are scattered about the surrounding area. Over time, the sand of the stunning dunes that encircle the town of Kolmanskop has been blown towards the abandoned residences, coating everything from streets to the interiors of houses and workshops. Here: Kolmankop, an abandoned mining town in Namibia. Continue reading »
In 2014, journalist Esther Honig created a fascinating project titled Before & After, where she asked over 40 Photoshop enthusiasts in 25 different countries to “make her beautiful.” She sent them an unadulterated photo of herself, and the results were astounding. Her appearance changed drastically based on the standards of beauty in that particular culture. Inspired by this project, UK-based Superdrug Online Doctor asked graphic designers—11 women and eight men—in 19 different countries to transform a New York-based photographer into their version of a culturally-attractive man. Continue reading »
Neil Zeller’s Snaps Were Taken Across Canada, Where He Photographs The Northern Lights Dancing Across A Dark Night Sky
Neil Zeller‘s snaps were taken across Canada, where he photographs the northern lights dancing across a dark night sky. In one stunning shot, Zeller even manages to capture a flash of lightning beneath a storm cell while an aurora gives off a magnificent green glow. The photographer, from Calgary, Alberta, describes himself as a night person, and became interested in night photography about 10 years ago. Continue reading »
When The History Channel needed a worldwide branding campaign, they turned to Seth Taras, an award-winning, self-taught American artist/photographer. Seth went on to create Know Where You Stand, a stunning mash up of historical photograph negatives overlaid into modern times. Seriously, imagine how much more impact the past could have if you took a trip to a place like Paris or Berlin and realized you were standing in Adolf Hitler’s shadow.
The four Know Where You Stand photographs — which won the Cannes Lion Award for best brand campaign — are simply stunning. A reminder how dramatically the world can change even when the landmarks stay the same. Continue reading »
Among the huge variety of different landscapes you can find out there in the world, there are some which are so striking it’s as if you’ve woken up in a fairy tale. Incredible, riotous combinations of colours give the impression that nature is deliberately trying to parade the full scope of its beauty for us to admire, all in one place.
We’ve put together a virtual tour of some of the brightest, most vivid places on the planet. Continue reading »
A Photo Serie Where The Dancer And Photographer Arthur Cadre Twist His Body Into Mesmerising Position
“Wonderland Creatures” is a serie of photographies, where the dancer and contortionist Arthur Cadre twist his body into mesmerising position. He turn himself into mysterious creatures evolving in different landscape. His work make us look at the human body from a different perspective. Continue reading »
2 interactive dresses, Super organza, photoluminescent thread, PVDF, electronic devices.
The project was inspired by the essay entitled “Esthétique de la disparition” (The aesthetic of disappearance), by Paul Virilio (1979).
“Absence often occurs at breakfast time – the tea cup dropped, then spilled on the table being one of its most common consequences. Absence lasts but a few seconds, its beginning and end are sudden. However closed to outside impressions, the senses are awake. The return is as immediate as the departure, the suspended word or movement is picked up where it was left off as conscious time automatically reconstructs itself, thus becoming continuous and free of any apparent interruption.”
The series comprising two (2) dresses, made of photoluminescent thread and imbedded eye tracking technology, is activated by spectators’ gaze. A photograph is said to be “spoiled” by blinking eyes – here however, the concept of presence and of disappearance are questioned, as the experience of chiaroscuro (clarity/obscurity) is achieved through an unfixed gaze. Continue reading »
Shamelessly, China has dubbed itself as “the king of counterfeiters” and the city of Nanjing, east of Shanghai, prides itself on the imminent grand opening of a new shopping centre dedicated to some 58 fake brands of merchandise. These imposters bear strong resemblances to their original inspirations, but are often differentiated by an intentionally mis-spelled letter or two.
Counterfeit goods have been the bane of the world trade industry for decades, and China, while a blatant culprit, is far from the only one. The dynamics of the infringement varies from breaches of product patents in industrial and technical products to illegal reproductions of copyright entertainment material to fake luxury brands. Continue reading »
For decades, most Jewish homes had a small tin box for collecting coins that served as a vehicle for fulfilling the biblical imperative to care for the downtrodden. This receptacle was periodically emptied to support the local school, synagogue or soup kitchen. Continue reading »
Finder is a cool little device for those of you that are a little bit forgetful and misplace essentials, like your phone or your keys. Technically, Finder is a two-part RFID Locator comprising of main transparent terminal and a series of small tab stickers. Basically you are supposed to stick the tracking stickers to objects that you tend to misplace often, like keys, phone, wallet etc. Continue reading »