"Ever wondered what happens to obsolete walkmans and out-of date video tapes? To blunt saw blades and to dead cell phones. To ancient floppy discs and fused light bulbs? What happens to what we generally call ‘scrap’? Just because they have out-lived their use, do they deserve to be forgotten away in attics, thrown into bins? Or, just piled up in one corner of a scrap yard?" - Haribaabu… Continue
Added by alice on October 4, 2011 at 10:30am —
Groups are engaged in activities that require cooperation and teamwork to achieve goals. What better way to bring this important idea to life than with some incredible art?
After writing about Bill Starke's incredible climbing sculptures
, I knew I… Continue
Added by alice on August 25, 2011 at 11:00am —
Could these illustrations have been inspired by Christopher Nolan's psychological sci-fi action film Inception
? How else could you explain how they look like they're based upon dreams within a dream? Regardless, full-time freelance illustrator Miguel Mansur has made one mesmerizing collection of work that's filled with strange and shocking stories.
"I am a fellow who feels that… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 24, 2011 at 3:30pm —
If I could live in a magical world filled with fairy-tale like characters, I'd hope it was created by Kirsty Mitchell. Her dedication to crafting such meticulously beautiful and unique scenes really comes through in, no kidding, every single one of her shots.
When we first interviewed Kirsty, we found out that she can take up to one month to put… Continue
Added by alice on March 11, 2011 at 4:00pm —
As a "fairly keen" gardener, Brian Valentine always had an interest in finding out what was going on in his backyard. Taken to early retirement, he bought a DSLR and a macro lens with the intention of pursuing macro photography as his full-time hobby. (For those of you who are not familiar with macro photography, it's close-up photography of very small subjects and it typically requires using a macro… Continue
Added by alice on March 9, 2011 at 10:00am —
It's safe to say that Liu Bolin is a modern-day magician. In 2007, his advanced camouflage art exploded onto the art scene as we were all left speechless, scratching our heads at how body paint could seamlessly blend a person into their background. With a team of two assistants, Bolin paints onto his clothes and then spends hours positioning himself in front of backdrops until he's virtually… Continue
Added by alice on February 13, 2011 at 10:00am —
Added by Eugene on January 19, 2011 at 10:30am —
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post titled "Little Red Riding Hood's Demise
." The set featured a pretty young girl, who looked a lot like Red Riding Hood standing alongside a handsome gray wolf. In one of the photos, it looked like the wolf was actually attacking her from behind,… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 11, 2010 at 11:00am —
Though there's surely a whole crew that's behind DJ Deadmau5's creative sets and costumes, you've got to give it to nightlife and DJ photographer Drew Ressler (aka Rukes) for capturing it all in a magical way. Rukes proudly states that he's one of the few photographers who does very little post-processing saying, "All the photos you will see in this photostream (on… Continue
Added by alice on October 15, 2010 at 6:00am —
Our friends over at National Geographic never cease to amaze us. We thought we'd seen it all when it came to photos of lions in the wild, until we saw this. These new infrared images are totally amazing!
"It is only once the sun has gone down beyond the horizon that the deadly lion truly comes to life, using scent and sound to stalk and kill its prey," says… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 25, 2010 at 10:30am —
Most of us are used to seeing boring Twitpics uploaded by our friends. These images by Douglas H. Wheelock, aka Astro_Wheels, are nothing like that. In fact, while aboard the International Space Station, the NASA astronaut has arguably taken the most incredible Twitpics to date.
Regarding the uploaded photo above, he tweets: "Out over the central Atlantic,… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 10, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Having visited all seven continents on assignment for prestigious magazines such as National Geographic Traveler and Smithsonian, you could say that photographer Bob Krist knows a thing or two about travel photography. Like Steve McCurry
, Krist takes incredible photos of faraway place, capturing a country's culture in a way that's completely original and unbelievably inspiring. Not only do you get to experience… Continue
Added by alice on September 5, 2010 at 2:30pm —
John Glenn Enters the Friendship 7 Capsule, 1962
NASA joined Flickr Commons today, releasing 180 historic photos in three incredible sets; Building NASA, Launch/Takeoff and NASA Center Namesakes. The photos span the US space agency's 50+ year history. You'll not only get to see the key figureheads behind NASA, you'll also see some of the most iconic… Continue
Added by alice on August 30, 2010 at 2:00pm —
After watching the Henry Jun Wah Lee's incredible timelapse of the Perseid meteor shower
, I was inspired to find the best timelapse videos on the internet. A cinematography technique where each film frame is captured at a rate much slower than it will be played back, timelapse makes us feel… Continue
Added by alice on August 26, 2010 at 9:00am —
Susy Oliveira calls her process "a compromise between sculpture and photography." Using a foam frame, the Toronto-based artist creates three-dimensional pieces that simulate reality in a very distorted, yet intriguing way.
Oliveira examines “our preoccupation with replacing nature with fabricated versions of itself.” She adds that these sculptures express… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 25, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Pablo Picasso, Spanish Painter and Sculptor, 1954
“We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds," so said Arnold Newman, one of the world's best-known and most admired photographers to have ever lived. Known for his "environmental portraits" of artists and politicians, he captured the essence of his subjects by showing them in their… Continue
Added by alice on August 19, 2010 at 10:30am —
Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. The image itself was named "the most recognized photograph" in the history of the National Geographic…
Added by alice on August 14, 2010 at 12:30pm —
From the architect who showed us the beautiful, undulating bridge
comes a mind-bending architecture proposal that looks like it was inspired by the movie Inception. As a submission to Solar Park South, the first “Zero Emission” international competition, Ja Studio came up with… Continue
Added by alice on August 10, 2010 at 3:30pm —
"Dream Car" - $39,000
When most people realize that their lottery ticket isn't a winner, most people simply it throw it away. For Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom of "Ghost of a Dream", discarded lottery tickets sparked an idea that turned into an incredible art project about unfulfilled dreams.
“We started to collect tons and tons and talked about… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 6, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Put simply, photo manipulation is changing photos to create an illusion. Widely accepted as an art form, photo manipulation requires skill as well as an active imagination. Using Photoshop and other photo editing tools, digital artists have recently taken it to mind-blowing levels, creating everything from… Continue
Added by alice on June 22, 2010 at 8:30am —