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
You may remember Phillip Toledano as the photographer who shared with us his incredibly moving story, Days With My Father. It was a beautiful series that became an international viral sensation, with over 1.3 million visitors. As we experienced the last three years of Toledano's father's life, watching… Continue
Combining art, photography and technology, French photographer Jean Francois Rauzier creates hyperphotos that will blow you away. Each collage is composed of between 600 and 3,400 individual close-up images, each taken one by one, using a telephoto lens over a period of one to two hours. Once the entire scene is captured, Rauzier stitches them together using Photoshop, working obsessively until the viewer can't discern where one image begins and one… Continue
Inspired by early animation from the 1930′s, artist Joe Scarano creates surreal characters trapped in time. As he tells us, "I love the bizarre aesthetic from back then, people didn't shy away from saying sad or frightening things, especially in kids books or nursery rhymes. I try to bring some of that sadness to my work.. it's OK for people to be sad now and… Continue
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Born in 1968, Sas Christian is an artist from London. She is greatly inspired by anime and, in her oil paintings, likes to portray “weepy girls, punk, catholic, damaged but not broken girls, yet intelligent and independent.” I really like the way she paints expressions and her signature big eyes.
Inspired by a recent trip to Kyoto, Japan, San Francisco based painter Ferris Plock decided to cleverly mashup samurais and skateboarders in his new series, Rest for the Wicked. This new collection embodies the artist's trademark character-based works along with a Ukiyo-e inspired sensibility. Ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints, is one of the most… Continue
Alex Prager is one of those people who can create cinematic style photography that makes you feel as though you're watching a silent thriller. She's a Los Angeles native who finds inspiration not just in film and fashion but in the City of Angels, herself. In this city she says, "The sky is always blue, the birds are always singing. It's a strange picture of perfection -… Continue
Alex Andreyev is a very experienced graphic designer and artist with more than 20 years of experience. What is incredible in Alex's work is the clear surrealism influence with fantastic compositions ranging from trains with scorpion tales, endless stairs to heaven, flying cities and many more fabulous ideas.
These surreal artworks were created by Alex Andreyev, artist form Saint Petersburg, Russia. Unusual, creative and inspiring. You… Continue
Imagine a world turned upside down and you'll understand the photos by Zack Seckler. His Less than Ordinary series turns everyday life into something quite unexpected. By throwing his subjects into strange surrounds, he creates interesting stories that leaves us with more questions than answers. We can appreciate the irony in his work but mostly we love how he… Continue
Next time you're feeling a little blue, take a look at this beautiful set of photos taken of kids in South Africa. (Just how infectious are their smiles?) UK-based photographer David Handley was commissioned by a magazine to photograph a fashion story there using local kids in a farm environment. In a single day of casting he found his incredible models.… Continue
"Called Intimacy, the garments are made of electically-sensitive foils that become opaque or transparent according to alterations in current. These dresses by Dutch designers Studio Roosegaarde and V2_ become transparent when approached."…
Shot in beautiful black and white, photographer Suzanne Revy captures the feelings of childhood like no one else. Her series, titled Small Wonders, stars her children, their cousins and friends in a wide range of activities including romping through forests, turning a dishwashing box into a cave and finding out just how far a frog can stretch. Most beautiful of all,… Continue
"Designer developed fabric stretching design techniques to generate furniture’s geometries, replicating building processes found in nature. To generate these organic forms, the designer stretched a single piece of fabric by hand into a three-dimensional form, which was then hardened to transform into the design."…
As a huge fan of talented illustrators like Noma Bar or Olly Moss, I was happy to come across the work of Viktor Hertz. Not only does he use negative space with his Coffee and Cigarettes illustration, his… Continue
UK-based illustrator Lisa Evans has a knack for creating fantastic furry friends living in worlds filled with whimsy and wonder. Though in her earlier work she mainly illustrated using traditional tools like pencil, pen, and paint, these days she's been refining her digital skills, pushing forward into both 2D and 3D graphics. As she says, "Nowadays 90% of my 2D work… Continue
If someone could look into our dreams and paint what they see, I'm sure that would be artist Eric Fortune. Creating beautiful worlds using acrylic on watercolor paper, Fortune has his heroes and heroines jumping off bridges and wading through murky water. Look closely at some of his paintings and you'll even notice something slightly off - sliced body parts. Fortune… Continue
Using a variety of different tools including a bic pen, watercolors and Chinese ink, artist Florian Nicolle creates amazing, mixed media portraits. After a rigorous amount of drawing and painting, she then adds texture and detail using Photoshop.
As she explains to us, "I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the… Continue
If Jake Stangel's photos don't make you want to head out to your nearest ocean or lake, I don't know what will. Stangel's a Portland, Oregon-based photographer who's client roster includes everyone from Nike, Burton Snowboards, Monocle Magazine and SPIN. Love his crisp photos.…