For the last three years, Neil Craver has been working on a symbolic underwater photography project that's as beautiful as it is haunting. Called OmniPhantasmic, it's meant to show the strong influences of unconscious elements affecting and driving people's lives. Decomposing forests represent broken memory connections and the horizontal line between the water and the sky show the… Continue
Though we've all seen photography mixed with illustrations (see Ben Heine's Pencil vs Camera), we can't help but want to share more of it when we see it done well. Two teenagers from Belgium, Maxim Piessen, 16, and Ben Goovaerts, 17, have even made up their own word for what they do -… Continue
Look though Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek's website and you'll find a set called The Days Off under his Personal section. If photos can do anything, they can transport you to another time and place, making you recall fond memories you've long forgotten; the sweet smell of summer vacation, staring out into a vast and never-ending ocean, standing in complete awe as you take in the beauty of this… Continue
What an outstanding choice! The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards were just announced and Buenos Aires-based Alejandro Chaskielberg took home the grand prize for his incredible series High Tide. The 34-year-old photographer beat out more than 100,000 entries from 162 different countries to take the coveted L'Iris D-Or and $25,000 in cash.
As a website publisher, you work in front of a computer screen day after day. You easily lose track of time. You forget to eat. You don't know who exactly is reading through your posts. Each day, you see that tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people stop by but you're never quite sure who these people (you!) are.
But then, you receive an email like this and it doesn't… Continue
As a National Geographic photographer since 1995, Stephen Alvarez has explored our world in ways most of us can only imagine. His global stories have won him numerous awards and taken him to amazing places, much like our all-time favorite photographer, Steve…Continue
As the stunning follow-up to the incredible set we called The Ghosts of World War II's Past, Sergey Larenkov has just released new photos - this time on the occupation of Paris circa 1940. In November 2010, Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta organized an exhibition of Sergey's work in France. While there,… Continue
While we've seen our share of miniature people, we've never been privy to heard the stories behind them. That's all about to change with this intriguing new movie Marwencol. The documentary is told through the eyes of Mark Hogancamp, a man who was beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men…
If you don't believe in destiny, you haven't heard the story of Wayne Levin. At the age of 12, Levin's father gave him a camera and a kit to develop his own film, which began young Levin's fascination with photography. His life experiences led him around the world, where Levin started documenting his travels. It was during his frequent trips to Hawaii that he found… Continue
Back in 2001, the United Nations adopted eight important goals that they agreed to achieve by the year 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they included everything from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS. Bill Gates called them "the best idea for… Continue
Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Kyoto on the changing world of the geisha. Shot and edited by Matthew Allard, the piece gives us a rare, inside look at their modern world.
"Japan is reeling from a 20-year economic slump, and has recently been surpassed by China as the world's second-largest economy. What the Japanese call the "lost years" have taken a serious toll on some of the country's most beloved cultural icons, including the Geisha. Instead of… Continue
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While most people will know photographer Peter Menzel and his wife Faith D'Aluisio for their award winning book Hungry Planet: What The World Eats, many might not know that Menzel covers international feature stories on everything… Continue
What would a world map of social networks look like? Flowtown answers that question for us with this awesome map. Look closely for some hilarious locations like Farmville Valley, Isles of Apps, and OMFG WTF TTYL Ocean. See larger version,… Continue
Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.…
If you're a bit depressed now that the World Cup is over, it's time to get a life. Kidding! Actually, just relive those magical moments by picking yourself up one of these cool posters from Trebleseven. I was a fan of their original calendar poster and I'm actually really digging these…
Carlos (or Dr. Cullen on Flickr) has the gift of taking a few ordinary things and arranging them together so they appear extraordinary. His styling and composition make each photo stand out, turning your sense of reality upside down. Is that coffee coming out of the camera? Can inanimate objects have feelings? These questions and more are explored in this creative…