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Beauty Ideals Throughout History

A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time. Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 – 1069 B.C.)   Ancient Greece (c. 500 – 300 B.C.)   Han Dynasty (c. 206 B.C. – 220 A.D.)   Italian Renaissance (c. 1400 – 1700)   Victorian England (c. 1837 – […]

Highlights from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The World Photography Organization just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Creating a shortlist was no small feat. This year submissions swelled to a record 173,444 photographs from 171 countries. Shortlisted images will be on view at Somerset House in London from April 24th through May 10th, and Winners are announced […]

How Dinsey Princesses would look like if they were historically accurate?

Disney creates fictional worlds for their princesses to live in, drawing on historical and mythical inspiration to create beautiful fairy tales. We wondered what the princesses would’ve looked like if they’d existed in the real world, so we used context clues from the films to determine, as specifically as possible, the time and location of […]

The World’s Hardest-Working Dogs

The working dogs of the world tend not to get as much time in the spotlight as their house-pet brothers and sisters. Photographer Andrew Fladeboe, however, is working to remedy this injustice by treating these dogs with the respect and artistry they deserve. Though his photo series is called “The Shepherd’s Realm,” the dogs aren’t […]

Famous Photographers Behind Their Iconic Images

Unless you’re a photography buff, you probably have no idea what the people behind some of the most famous photos in the world actuall look like. US photographer Tim Mantoani, however, aims to fix all that with his epic “Behind Photographs” series. It all started in 2006, when Mantoani rented a 20×24 Polaroid camera (itself an […]

Art Out of Every Little Thing

My name is Tatiana Khlopkova and I live in Minsk, Belarus. I create pictures which I myself call “something as something else”. I like to look at things from unexpected angles, to play with everyday objects, change their forms, colors, sizes, functions, find similarities and make connections. I believe that any object, terribly boring as […]

Jenny’s Photography

Jenna is a fine art and underwater photographer based out of Billings, Montana where she lives with her fiancé Chris, their 2 dogs (Smoltz and Maddux) and their 4 cats (Flo, Study Buddy, Tank and Carl). After acquiring her Master’s in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, she made a drastic career change into the field of photography where she […]

Mark Lovejoy’s Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint

Working from his studio in Alpine, Texas, artist Mark Lovejoy creates richly textured images of mixed paint, but although he’s somewhat secretive about his process, one thing is clear: they aren’t just photographs of mixed paint. The act of creating the color formations alone sounds more like an act of chemistry than art as he […]

Imaginary Photography by Kyle Thompson

A couple of years ago, Kyle Thompson  became interested in photography. Unfortunately, his anxiety prevented him from talking to people, so he opted to experiment with self-portraits. He would spend hours, even days, walking alone through forests and exploring abandoned houses. He’s been to over 50 of them. After taking hundreds of photos, he posted […]

Laura’s Surreal World

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses. That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura […]

The Magical Fairy Tale by Anita Anti

Inspired by fairytales from around the world, Anita Anti, a Ukrainian photographer based in New York, takes beautiful portraits of women and animals in forests that seem to pulsate with magical energy and melancholy. Some of her photos seem based on specific stories, while others simply create a fairy-tale-like setting, allowing the viewer to fill […]

Surreal Fashion Shots

Bara Prasilova  is a photographer and artist from Prague with quite a list of awards to her name. She can create photos with a very dreamy mood gave by muted colors and often unorthodox poses. “I started to photograph when I was 18, just after I graduated from a business oriented high school. The single idea of myself […]

Rufus The Adventure of Sleeping Dog

Some dogs go on crazy adventures on their own, but Rufus has some help from his owner. He probably doesn’t realize it, but Sara Rehnmark dresses him up while he sleeps and posses him for cute pictures. Rufus the Pharaoh Hound gets to do human things like performing magic tricks, backpacking and… taking a dog […]

Dreamlike Selfportraits

Growing up, Canadian photographer Joel Robison was always a bit of a daydreamer. “I didn’t really feel connected to that part of my mind that was creative,” Joel recalls. “I didn’t feel inspired. One day, I came across Flickr and saw photos by people that were so creative, entertaining and engaging! It was like a light […]

The City Series | Vision of a post-apocalyptic world

Lori Nix isn’t your typical photographer. Actually, she’s more of a sculptor. These emotional scenes show her vision of life after the apocalypse, but that’s not the only thing that makes these photographs amazing — it’s how they are created: Most of the tiny elements are made by hand and assembled on a tabletop, with […]

Moments Like These | Disney Character in a Real Black and White World

The New York photographer Harry McNally extracts Disney characters in their colorful universe and cleverly superimposed them on black and white urban scenes like the subway, a doctor’s office, or a nightclub. The essence of the characters takes a whole new flavor.   Source: wikigag

Creative Father Makes Crazy Photo Manipulations with His Three Daughters

John Wilhelm is a 44-year-old IT Director at a Swiss university with a passion for photography and digital art.  Some of his most wonderfully creative photo manipulations are of his girlfriend Judith and their three young daughters – Lou (5.5 years), Mila (2.8 years) and Yuna (6 months). John agreed to share his awesome work […]

Grimm’s Landscape

“I am colourblind and I can‘t distinguish green and red“. This is how Kilian Schoenberger, one of the finest contemporary landscape photographers, introduces himself on his Facebook profile. This fact strikes even harder, when we observe his recent works – the beautiful, yet ghostly illustrations of the Brothers Grimm‘s fairy-tales. The photographer takes us on […]

America’s Most Bizarre Laws: Photo Series By Olivia Locher

In her “I Fought The Law” series, Olivia Locher has come up with a series of images that creatively poke fun at some of the more absurd laws in effect in the United States. Each photo is a tongue-in-cheek rebellion that intentionally violates some absurd U.S. State law, most of which are outdated or bizarrely […]

In Extremis by Sandro Giordano

Italian photographer Sandro Giordano works on the series ‘IN EXTREMIS – bodies with no regret’, visually manipulating everyday occurrences to create twisted and often hilarious situations depicting people in the moment after a fall. They’re not just silly images – there’s a message about materialism behind them. As Giordoan explains, “Each shot ‘tells’ about worn out […]

Cute Rescue Animals Recreate ‘Alice In Wonderland’

One Italian animal welfare charity just celebrated its 10th anniversary in the cutest way ever: by staging an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed photoshoot, featuring the laboratory-rescued critters as characters from the cherished story. The idea, hatched from the mind of Attilia Conti, a volunteer at La Collina dei Conigli rescue center, was based upon the revelation that the story […]

The Disorienting Beauty of Spiral Staircases by Christian Richter

Christian Richter is a fine art architecture photographer based in the small town of Jeßnitz, Germany. A fan of exploring old, abandoned buildings, Richter has often come across tall spiral staircases that look both beautiful and disorienting when viewed from the very top looking down. These staircases form a photo series of his that is […]

Thousands of Stickers for Thousands of Kids

This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were […]

The Daily Duty

Given all the big decisions that today’s world leaders often have to struggle with everyday, it can be easy to forget that they’re people too. An Italian artist, Cristina Guggeri, however, hasn’t forgotten though, and she’s out to remind the rest of us with a series of images that humanize some of the world’s most famous leaders. With the […]

The Photographer Stuart Holroyd Helps Shelter Dogs Get Adopted With Amazing Portraits

When photographer Stuart Holroyd moved to Cyprus in March 2014, he heard about a woman named Kayte Wilson-Smith who runs a small rescue center for stray, abused, and/or abandoned dogs. It’s called Bay Tree Rescue, is funded entirely by Wilson-Smith’s pension and donations, and houses roughly 60 dogs at any given time. Holroyd wanted to get […]

Wounderland: the strange and disturbing world of Mothmeister

If masks and taxidermy specimens freak you out, then you might want to stay away from Mothmeister. The boyfriend-and-girlfriend team operating under the name Mothmeister created a universe they call Wounderland (a play on “Wonderland,” obviously). Wounderland is where grotesquely-masked humanoids cavort with quasi-lifelike animals in barren settings. Somewhere between circus sideshow performers and post-apocalyptic mutants, the characters in Mothmeister’s photos […]

Foodscapes by Carl Warner

Food posts are always a special treat for the eyes, but this selection of Foodscapes by London-based photographer Carl Warner is definitely something different. Yes, that’s right – all of the pictures below are actually created out of fresh foods! Artist uses a wide variety of different ingredients, such as deli meats, fresh fish, fruit, vegetables […]

The “Impressionist Experience” by photography

Photographer Richard Forestier collaborated with art director Aurélien Bigot to create a photo project titled “The Impressionist Experience”. The series tries to capture and turn real life into still images. Bigot uses the key characteristics of famous painters: religious pose, nudity, antique drapery, etc. “If we recreate scenes with those elements and shoot them with […]

What lies beneath the water’s surface

This is 34 incredible photos that reveal a glimpse of what lies beneath the water’s surface. You never know what lies below the surface!! Source: www.architecturendesign.net

Photos Depicting Toddlers as Seniors by Zachary Scott

A series of photographs by Zachary Scott depicts toddlers as seniors. Scott and his team used makeup, prosthetics, and photo manipulation to create the effect. The series was done for a New York Times feature on the topic of reverse aging and the connection between the mind and the body.       Source: www.laughingsquid.com

Photography Series about Dark Decayed Rooms by Kankrela

This is the photography series about dark decayed rooms.The author, the photographer, graphic designer and videographer, Kankrela made these photos during the last four years when she exploring many abandoned places in France to capture their past greatness. She want to convey that “end of civilization” feeling through her photography and show that everything is short-lived and […]

The most beautiful snowflake photos

Macro photography excels at bringing out amazing details in things too otherwise tiny to appreciate. ‘Tis the season, so what better time to see what snowflakes really look like? Photographer Alexey Kljatov captures them on a glass surface back-lit by LED light, or in natural light using dark, woolen fabrics for backgrounds. Let’s check out […]

People’s Portraits in Fast Food

Junk food culture can be inspirational too. English artist James Ostrer has created a series of creepy portraits of people covered in fast food: cream, sweets, burgers, etc. The artist put layers of sweets and other food products on models and then photographed them. “I wanted to engulf myself in sugary foods hoping that by doing […]

X-Ray Art

When an artist passes Nature through X-ray and colorizes the pictures obtained to create some amazing images of plants and animals… Creations made by Dutch artist Arie van’t Riet, a medical physicist with a PhD in radiology, who stumbled into the world of art. To achieve his fascinating images, Arie van’t Riet creates compositions with […]

Best Christmas Card by Peter Thorpe & Raggle

Bristol-based photographer Peter Thorpe has a great little tradition that he started 20 years ago. For his annual holiday card, he transforms Raggle, his dog, into various animals. He started this tradition with Paddy, and now continues with Raggle. Other photographers would often turn to Photoshop, but Peter uses real props instead. When the photos […]

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has tried to answer this question by sharing the adventurous dramas that her child Wengenn dreams of during his sleep. Combining artistry and imagination with photography, Queenie has created captivating photos using […]