If these old hands could speak, just what would they say? What incredible stories would they tell? In a series where we're left with more questions than answers, Alex (or Algo on Flickr) shows us just how powerful faceless photos can be. For years he took pictures of aging hands, sometimes providing a simple story to accompany the piece.
If you need a little help to get you through the day, these community service announcements by artist Jeremyville are just the ticket. They each serve as little reminders to stop and look around, to take a moment for yourself and appreciate what's around you. In this crazy and chaotic world, it's easy to get bogged down. The harder part is muddling your way through… Continue
Added by alice on September 30, 2010 at 9:00am —
It's not often that I get taken aback by a magazine cover but this one from Vogue Italia's October 2010 issue has me in a tizzy. Shot by Steven Meisel, it features 30-year-old Italian model Mariacarla Boscono decked out in a strikingly retro outfit. She dons a three-button wool jacket with vertical ribs and embroidered silk bermudas by Giorgio… Continue
Added by alice on September 29, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Born in Hendek, Turkey, Serkan Emiroglu is a photographer who describes his work as "intimate, introspective and quietly beautiful." He seems to encapsulate somber moods, showing us a vulnerability that's not often seen in fashion photography.
Take me home (I ♥ Tokyo cabs) is a set that Fabio Sabatini, an Economics Professor in Italy, has created that shows us that magic can be found right on our cities' streets. Taken all over Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, including Shinjuku and Ginza, Sabatini's photos are filled with beautiful bokeh, that out of focus effect that makes us feel like we're looking into a dream.
It's a familiar tale you hear all the time. What starts out as an accident turns into something amazing. So it was for Kevin Day, a graphic designer who's created a beautiful and moving story about one dead tree.
For over five years now, Day has been photographing the same tree on different days, through different seasons and in different lighting conditions.… Continue
To mark its 90th anniversary, French Vogue is pulling out all the stops, starting with this incredibly sexy cover of model Lara Stone. At 622 pages, the October issue is an instant collectible because it not only features beautiful and artistic shoots like this one from Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott but also new ones from a whole list of famous fashion photographers -… Continue
Call it artistic, call it violent...just don't call it uninspired or boring. Reminiscent of something Steven Klein might do, this new editorial by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott will make you afraid of Naomi Campbell even more. Shot for the October 2010 issue of Interview magazine, it features a cold-hearted Campbell acting like she's part of the Russian mafia. Who… Continue
Big ups to the New Yorker for getting Jason Schwartzman to hilariously demonstrate their new iPad app. The ad, directed by Roman Coppola, follows Schwartzman in strangely mesmerizing scenes. I love his… Continue
Added by alice on September 27, 2010 at 4:48pm —
You don't have to go very far to find creativity these days. In fact, all you have to do is look at a Tumblr blog like Gnome Life to see an unhappy hipster gnome sharing his story with us. This 108 year old fella takes us into New York as he searches for some meaning in his life.
As he explains, "Looking up and into the real world, a gnome has to hesitate. I was always… Continue
As a person who's always seeking a bit of solitude, I was instantly drawn to these photos. They're by a young girl named Lauren who swears she doesn't use Photoshop. In fact, the only editing she's done is change the contrast, saturation and sharpness.
Each photo is beautiful by itself but put them together and a pattern emerges. They're of young girls caught… Continue
Though you'll have to wait till Halloween for AMC TV's new zombie series, The Walking Dead, you can enjoy an incredibly creative, fan-made title sequence right now. Created by writer/director Daniel Kanemoto, the video was originally inspired by Drew Struzan's poster that Struzan designed for Comic-Con. After seeing that poster, Kanemoto decided to create his own cinematic introduction by… Continue
Using Adobe Illustrator, designer Stanley Chow has created a very cool set of illustrated posters starring your favorite Mad Men characters. If you like his retro style, make sure to check out his website for more amazing illustrations.
If you'd like a little background on these, there's a good interview that Chow gave over at Digital…Continue
I came across the work of Alexey Malina and was taken aback by the striking lines and dramatic colors. A graphic designer and digital artist living in Moscow, Russia, Malina creates art that can be appreciated for what is both seen and unseen. The way he accentuates or draws your attention to certain parts of the face or body while making other parts vanish is all quite… Continue
(Note: Reposting with interview added.) When we first laid eyes on Yum Yum's hilarious vinyl toys, we couldn't stop laughing. With cool characters that range from a kick-ass, karate-wielding granny to an action hero with a fondness for chickens, they all make you want to stop and come up with your own crazy story behind them.
We've all seen our fair share of minimalist movie posters but to add in famous quotes brings them to a whole new and interesting level. Graphic designer Jerod Gibson just recently created this series called 37 Posters. Each poster not only contains a simple silhouette image from a movie or tv show, it's also filled with memorable quotes. Love how he's incorporated… Continue
Just how does a photographer capture pure, passionate moments? Just ask Michael Creagh. Working with fellow fashion photographer Rinze Van Brug and fashion stylist Keith S. Washington, they've created a beautiful series of kissing photos for Metropop Magazine.
Why kissing? Creagh explain, "It was exciting and a little unexpected. It is a fashion story, so… Continue
This is, quite possibly, the coolest photo you'll see today. It's of a telescope in Chile blasting a bright orange laser into the sky to create a virtual star in the heart of the Milky Way. The star, 56 miles high, helps compensate for the Earth's atmospheric interference.
If there was a prize that could be given out to the most creative father, I'd hope that it was awarded to Jason Lee. A wedding photographer by day, he's used to capturing some of the most important moments in a couple's lives. As a longtime fan of Jason's photos on Flickr however, I think the real magic happens when he…