Portuguese photographer Jose Ferreira provides us with a startling look at the harsh reality of underdeveloped countries. In Maputo, Mozambique, just a few meters from the airport, is the dump of Huléne. Two kinds of people live in this trash land - garbage collectors and the others.
Garbage collectors are the pawns of a few businesses and can "flourish" through recycling. They… Continue
Norway-based ad agency Kitchen certainly knows how to make us do a double-take! Using that old adage - "sex sells" - they dress up beautiful blond women in transparent gowns, made of nothing but words in different typefaces. Created for fashion magazine Alt for Damene, the dresses' message is clear: "Stories that stay with you."…
These amazing hand-colored photographs of old Japan give us a history lesson about what life was like in the late 1800's to early 1900's. As an isolationist country opening its doors to the outside world for the first time in more than 200 years, a truly astounding transformation took place and, as fate would have it, photography had just been… Continue
Depending on how you feel on a particular day, the world can appear very big or very small. The type of environment you place yourselves in can play a huge factor.
In this poetic series titled "The Center of My World," Switzerland-based photographer Jonas Fornerod puts himself far and center into the distance. By doing so, he appears tiny in comparison to the dramatic setting that… Continue
Next time you're down in the dumps, you can find a little sympathy in this creative set by photographer Jamie Campbell. Called Beasts of Burden, it tells the tale of depressed mascots whose motivations have been zapped.
"I was interested in the concept of burden," the Montreal, Canada-based photographer says. "Burden can be carried; it has a particular… Continue
Fresh off his TED Prize win, JR traveled to Shanghai to start a new project entitled "The Wrinkles of the City." In this powerful series, the French street artist/photographer captures images of the elderly, who represent the memories of the land.
JR pastes these large-scale photos at locations that he feels speak to the heritage of Shanghai. Over the last… Continue
The Jabulani ball has been the center of controversy since the start of the World Cup.
Already England's Robert Green, Algeria's Faouzi Chaouchi and Paraguay's Justo Villar have given up soft goals to what Nigeria's Dickson Etuhu called "the worst ball ever" in an interview with the BBC.
Despite complaints, FIFA supports its match ball. "The ball has been produced by Adidas, which is a long-standing partner of FIFA and very experienced…
Trey Ratcliff, the most prominent HDR photographer of the past decade, compiled some of his favorite works from Japan and put together this amazing video titled "Japan - Heartbeats of Time."
"I spend a lot of time thinking about the way memory and sight work together," said Ratcliff. " I don't think we remember in 'pictures' or long videos... but something in between. Perhaps we also sense, at times, more than 30 fps, and unexpected parts of the brain fire when we… Continue
This TED talk by Stephen Wolfram is totally geeky, but if he is able to make all knowledge computational - able to be searched, processed and manipulated - he may be able to explain the physics underlying the universe - and that's pretty… Continue
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is an ongoing massive disaster. "Worst case scenarios almost never happen," said Professor Robert Thomas, of New Orleans' Loyola University. "In this case, almost everyone I have known with technical knowledge of oil spills – people who have worked in the industry 30, 40 years – say it is upon us. Others talk of a "Gulf Coast Chernobyl".… Continue
The more I look at Mi Ju's amazingly detailed work, the more I'm impressed by it. I just featured her in a post last week, but I stumbled upon some of her most recent works and they are truly mind-blowing.
To create her incredibly complex masterpieces, the 26-year-old uses…
Chloe Early has become a familiar name in the modern art world - and for good reason. Her playfully erotic, fantasy-themed pieces explode with color, while the stark contrast of vibrant pastels and heavy dark undertones tells us a story that is undeniably captivating.
"I've looked a lot at construction and destruction and cycles of development and decay,"…
Love this painting by Brooklyn-based art student Becki Wilson aka Glitter Being. Through various brush techniques and the use of bright neon colors, Wilson creates this beautiful work of art that can safely be described as "a hot mess."
The beautiful waterfall in front of Aria I had low expectations before I arrived at Aria in Las Vegas. One of my good friends stayed there the weekend before, and told me that he didn't care for it too much.
To my pleasant surprise, I really enjoyed my stay at Aria. Although the themes on the casino floor seemed to awkwardly overlap each other, the room, restaurants,…