For a show at Birzeit University, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali chose to create a portrait of Leila Khaled, the woman known as the "poster girl of Palestinian militancy." Unlike a typical portrait, Shomali's medium of choice for this project is lipstick. Rather than painting the iconic member of the Popular Front…
How much beauty can be found in one second? That's the challenge Montblanc laid out for everyone, including professionals, amateurs, video fans as well as cell-phone camera enthusiasts. Working with Leo Burnett Milan, Montblanc wants to pay homage to the chronograph, and promote their own, with a creative short film challenge. The Beauty of a Second is a contest that asks you to submit a second…
While Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco is putting on a tribute exhibition to the films of Wes Anderson, Gallery 1988 in Melrose has a similar (but different) show going on. Similar in vein, this one is dedicated…
What a surreal idea! "The Patient Gardener" is the product of a weeklong workshop conducted by Visiondivision. Ten Japanese cherry trees have been planted in a 26 foot diameter ring (8 meters), and will slowly grow into their bent design. The saplings are being pulled toward a tower in the center that will be removed once the trees are strong enough and won't unbend. The Japanese cherrys will… Continue
This will be either the most overhyped piece of camera technology in modern times or the start of something revolutionary. (I'm hoping it's the later.) About four months ago, Lytro announced that they were building a consumer digital camera that claimed it will be the biggest technological jump since we started talking megapixels over 20 years ago.
A father comforts his daughter on the steps where their cottage once stood. August 28, 2011, Nags Head, North Carolina (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Although some have claimed that the media over-hyped it, Hurricane Irene still wound up to be one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980. The storm killed at least 27… Continue
While our own art and photography contest is now underway (see YPOC's Visual Storytellers), we'd like to shed some light on another one that's by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Called The Art of Building, this photography… Continue
Chow Hon Lam (aka Flying Mouse) who you may remember as the one behind those clever and witty illustrations is back with a funny new series. This time around it's all about an upside down smiley face man who goes by the name Mr. Wrong.
"Mr. Wrong is living inside our bodies, he comes… Continue
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Dominic Boudreault created this impressive time-lapse video which reminds me of our home. The video took over a year to make and was shot in Manhattan, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, and Chicago from late 2010 to early 2011. "The City Limits” is complete with dramatic music from Hans Zimmer.
Milan-based photographer Settimio Benedusi is a self-professed "beauty hunter." That's precisely why Sports Illustrated magazine hired him to take these stunning shots of their gorgeous models.
Ever since Benedusi got his first camera at the age of 12, he's been fixated on taking the perfect picture. He seeks to capture raw beauty and emotion in every shot. "I look at the subject and… Continue
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Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist based in Lucerne, Switzerland who was born with a natural gift. At the young age of five, he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, destiny called. Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs so he turned to origami in hopes that it would inspire him to come up with something more original.…
Today, the New York Times has a great article and some fantastic photos of President Barack Obama and his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. One of the most wonderful photos is of Barack Obama dressed up as a pirate in Hawaii (standing next to his mother). Also really love… Continue
If you're a photojournalist by trade, what would your photos look like when you traveled for leisure? More than your skills, what kind of experiences would you bring to your "time off" photography? These are the questions one might ask Jason Lang, a Paris, France-based newspaper photographer who takes refreshingly honest travel photos.
"Whether I'm traveling or not, I typically… Continue
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About 17 days ago, photographer Dan Chung put up this video, on behalf of the Guardian news organization, that showed images of what remains of Shintona in Miyagi prefecture, one of the towns worst affected by the tsunami. What followed was a vigorous debate on whether he had crossed a line in photojournalism. Should Chung have used melodramatic music? Did his use of a slider take away from or perhaps add too much to the drama?
Slightly surreal and even a little spooky, this calendar is for those that feel like a cloud is always hovering over their heads. It should come as no surprise that photographer Tejal Patni was inspired by Tim Burton's dramatic films. Called Splash, the fashion calendar has the color "black" as its theme. "I approached all seasons as if I was writing a script for 12 different feature… Continue