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 »

Land Rover Celebrates 70 Years With Stunning Poster Collection

Land Rover Celebrates 70 Years With Stunning Poster Collection

To mark the 70th anniversary of the original Land Rover’s 1948 unveiling, the British automotive manufacturer commissioned a handful of gorgeously illustrated posters that go from vintage to modern in all kinds of style. 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 »

This Photographer Captured The Life Of A Ping Pong Table For 5 Years

This Photographer Captured The Life Of A Ping Pong Table For 5 Years

For five years, Japanese photographer Hayahisa Tomiyasu has documented the daily life of a ping pong table. Between 2011 and 2016, he captured the moments of life taking place around this urban object, which became the scene of the most diverse actions. An excellent contemplative series soberly entitled TTP. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends 10 Years Photographing Same Bench, Captures More Than He Expects

Photographer Spends 10 Years Photographing Same Bench, Captures More Than He Expects

One Ukrainian photographer has spent a decade of his life on a single project, and it’s so intimate, it’ll make you feel things. Through his kitchen window, Yevhen Kotenko has shot the same park bench for 10 years and while its paint changed, some things remained the same. Continue reading »

Disney Princesses Reimagined Years Later As Queens By Daughters And Mothers

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Disney Princesses Reimagined Years Later As Queens By Daughters And Mothers

If we could request who Oprah should do the next episode of Where Are They Now? on, it would definitely be the Disney princesses. What have they even been up to since riding off into the sunset and living happily ever after? LA-based photographer Tony Ross is helping us visualise it by depicting Disney’s most iconic maidens as majestic queens, and to make sure the portraits were extra-realistic, he had the princess models call in their moms to pose as the mythical matriarchs. The results were a royal success. 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 »

Meet The NY Taxi Driver Who Moonlighted As A Photographer And Captured His Passengers For 20 Years In Some Very Candid Shots

Meet The NY Taxi Driver Who Moonlighted As A Photographer And Captured His Passengers For 20 Years In Some Very Candid Shots

Candid photographs reveal New York City taxicab passengers, which were taken by their driver. Continue reading »

Rare Ferrari Daytona Found After 40 Years In Japanese Barn

Rare Ferrari Daytona Found After 40 Years In Japanese Barn

Many thought this car didn’t even exist.

Ferrari had, in fact, only ever commissioned one street version of its Daytona with a full aluminum body. Completed in 1969, the car was exported to a Japanese dealership in 1971 and then featured in the January 1972 issue of Car Graphic, a Japanese motoring magazine. Continue reading »

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

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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 »

Sculptor Spends 2 Years To Build Knife Angel Out Of 100,000 Weapons, However Government Rejects It

Sculptor Spends 2 Years To Build Knife Angel Out Of 100,000 Weapons, However Government Rejects It

There’s a giant 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture in the UK, constructed entirely out of 100,000 knives that were donated. But besides the remarkable numbers, it’s also a monument constructed out of dire necessity to remember the victims fallen to the rising knife violence in the United Kingdom and also to finally admit that there’s really a problem. Continue reading »

This Is What Happens When You Peel Off 30 Years Of Graffiti

This Is What Happens When You Peel Off 30 Years Of Graffiti

Paul De Graaf recently shared an amazing photo album that shows the layers of paint that have formed on a famous Dutch graffiti wall over the last 30 years. Continue reading »

After 4 Years Of Not Throwing Away His Trash This Photographer Created A Powerful Photo Series

After 4 Years Of Not Throwing Away His Trash This Photographer Created A Powerful Photo Series

Back in 2011, photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing away his recyclable trash to make a point. Four years later he started turning that point into a powerful photo series he called ‘#365 Unpacked’, which challenges us to rethink our role as consumers. Continue reading »

Probably, The Best Movie Posters From The Last 10 Years

Probably, The Best Movie Posters From The Last 10 Years

A good movie poster will intrigue potential viewers by revealing just enough about the movie to draw someone in without giving away any spoilers. Continue reading »

271 Years Before Pantone, An Artist Mixed And Described Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, An Artist Mixed And Described Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope. 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 »

Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book

Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book

Turns out, sometimes our resistance to learn something new and master a new skill can lead to something pretty amazing. Pat Hines, who couldn’t be bothered to learn Photoshop and illustrated his ebook using good old Microsoft Paint, is the proof. Continue reading »

Giant Lion Carved From Single Tree By 20 People In 3 Years Becomes The World’s Largest Redwood Sculpture

Giant Lion Carved From Single Tree By 20 People In 3 Years Becomes The World’s Largest Redwood Sculpture

A giant wooden sculpture of a roaring lion now stands proudly in a Central Chinese city square, and the journey it took to get there makes it all the more spectacular. The Oriental Lion, as it has been dubbed, was carved from a single redwood tree trunk over the span of 3 years. Continue reading »

Artist Spends 35 Years Decorating Her House With Rocks And A Glue Gun

Artist Spends 35 Years Decorating Her House With Rocks And A Glue Gun

One of the first things most of us will do after buying a house is paint. We want to have our own colors on the walls to match our furniture and to make it feel more like our own and less like we’re living in somebody else’s old house. It’s only natural. Continue reading »

Polish Stalkers Turned The Lights On In Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Polish Stalkers Turned The Lights On In Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Pripyat is a radioactive ghost town just outside Chernobyl, the site of the infamous nuclear disaster in 1986. Deep within the Exclusion Zone, the city has been permanently evacuated. Because of the contamination, officially you can’t live there, although 200 or so defiant oldster locals still do. They just kept on going back to their houses until the officials gave up. Continue reading »

See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

See How The Shape Of The ‘Perfect’ Body Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

Over the last 100 years, the women we consider to be sex symbols have had a huge variety of body shapes. Check out this decade-by-decade description of what people considered to be a “hot body.” Continue reading »

Couple Married 37 Years Always Dresses In Matching Outfits & They’re Stealing Hearts On Instagram

Couple Married 37 Years Always Dresses In Matching Outfits & They're Stealing Hearts On Instagram

A couple married for nearly four decades is stealing the hearts of Instagrammers, thanks to their “keen eye for fashion sense.”

This adorable pair from Japan that goes by the Instagram name of bonpon511 (a combination of their names plus their anniversary date), coordinates their outfits every day, and the results have attracted nearly 150K+ followers to date. 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 Evolution Of Batgirl Over The Past 50 Years

The Evolution Of Batgirl Over The Past 50 Years
Image courtesy of DC Comics

For many comic book fans, Barbara Gordon has been known as the definitive version of Batgirl, one of the main superheroines of DC Comics. The character made her comics debut 50 years ago in the January 1967 issue of Detective Comics and has gone through many changes, most notably becoming paralyzed in the 1980s graphic novel The Killing Joke and eventually becoming super hacker Oracle. Batgirl had been portrayed many different times up until Barbara Gordon resumed the role in DC Comic’s relaunch in 2011. Take a look at the evolution of Batgirl, including two earlier characters who inspired Gordon’s character, in this infographic from Fun.com. Continue reading »

Moscow vs New York: Visual Comparison Of Two Big Cities 45 Years Ago

Moscow vs New York: Visual Comparison Of Two Big Cities 45 Years Ago

1969, Soviet Moscow and New York City. Two big totally different cities, two cultures, two nations. We have found some photos of the old cities and tried to compare them. Just have a look at pictures below and find out what came out of it.

Moscow on the left; New York City on the right. Continue reading »