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Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect



Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional effect is created. As characters and objects move into the foreground, they seemingly extend beyond the…

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Added by Pinar on February 15, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Oscar Nominees Playfully Recreated as LEGO Movie Posters

Following the success of The LEGO Movie and in anticipation of the 86th Academy Awards, illustrator and graphic designer Old Red Jalopy has created nine posters for Yahoo! Movies of the Oscars Best Picture nominees, as though they were all LEGO movies. Each recreation features the stars of the last year's most esteemed motion pictures as smiling, blocky…

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Added by Pinar on February 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

National Geographic's Diverse Images of "Love"



National Geographic's online photo-sharing platform Your Shot offers photographers, professional or otherwise, an opportunity to submit their photos for a chance to share their work with a wide audience. Essentially, the world renowned publication schedules multiple…

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Added by Pinar on February 14, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light



Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative subjects. His long exposure images, which can take anywhere from ten minutes to hours on end, heighten the scene with energy, adding…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Adorable Kids Learn to Read While Soothing Cute Shelter Cats

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a program called Book Buddies that welcomes children in grades 1-8 to their shelter to read books of any grade level to cats. The young boys and girls are invited into the adoption room, where they're able to pet and play with the adorable felines while also refining their own reading skills. Through…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"



Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Standing in as the Goddess of Love and Beauty, Byrd is in the nude, exposing a deep sense of…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2014 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Proposal Repurposes Abandoned Subway Stations in Paris



Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet has proposed a transformative design plan for the city's abandoned Métro stations that would turn the desolate underground locations into attractive venues. The intention is to reclaim the Parisian stations for use by its citizens and tourists. It would provide multiple diverse spaces for all to enjoy in a unique…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close



Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as Evolution Door, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a door to slide across, Torggler's door offers a flipping method that is altogether…

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Added by Pinar on February 12, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Hilarious Photos of a Man with Random Objects in His Beard

Beard and Picks

Married photographers Stacy and Pierce Thiot of Red Poppy Photography have begun experimenting with how many objects can fit into Pierce's beard, tracking their progress in a single-topic blog titled Will It Beard. Taking its title from a play on the popular…

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Added by Pinar on February 12, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Single Woman Opposes Societal Marital Pressure with Mannequin Family

Life Once Removed is a whimsical yet thought-provoking portrait series by photographer and self-described spinster Suzanne Heintz that explores the societal expectancy of women to get married and start a family. The photographer places herself in front of the camera with a set of mannequins, posing as though they're a nuclear, all-American family from a postcard or…

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Added by Pinar on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

New in the Shop: John Wilhelm's Clever Photo Manipulations



Switzerland-based photographer John Wilhelm uses photography as a way to express his wild imagination. Rather than simply capturing what's out in the wild and presenting his in-camera shots, he takes his time shooting various animals and landscapes and proceeds to merge them in creative ways. He heightens each photograph by allowing them to sync in with one another, producing some truly surreal…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Asymmetrical Faces Revealed Through Mirrored Composites



Turkish photographer Eray Eren takes faces and presents them as triptychs—each panel representing a standard, forward-facing portrait (left photo) along with two additional images that split the original face down the middle and form a mirrored version of the left half of the subject's actual face (middle photo) and another one of the right side (right photo). The project, titled Asymmetry,…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway



Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the "Mile Low Club" (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in the various packages that are offered is a minimum of 40 feet long and provides a number…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Powerful Portraits of People Revealing Childhood Dreams

I Wish is a portrait series by Iraqi Kurdish photographer Jamal Penjweny that reveals the unfulfilled childhood dreams of rural Middle Eastern residents. Each person in the series holds up a picture of a famed athlete engaging in their mastered activity, showcasing a desired level of sports stardom. Penjweny's subjects, however, have not had the opportunity to achieve their…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Dramatic Tintype Portraits of Contemporary Celebrities

Mark Ruffalo

Initially created for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, New York-based photographer Victoria Will's Tintypes series features portraits of numerous celebrities that uses an old technique for film development involving a thin sheet of iron coated with a collodion emulsion. The monochromatic renderings, which are produced through the…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Incredible Sculptures at New Zealand Sandcastle Competition



The 3rd New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place over the weekend, on February 8th, drawing in crowds of participants and viewers. Both professional and amateur sandcastle builders took part in the fun summer festivities on New Brighton Beach, constructing their elaborate designs with unique methods of molding grains of sand together and carving into the fragile…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Courageous Photographer Reveals His AIDS Diagnosis, Captures Powerful Reactions of Loved Ones



When photographer Adrain Chesser tested positive for HIV and was diagnosed with AIDS, he knew that he had to break the news to his family and friends somehow. Eventually, he came up with the idea of letting his loved ones know about his condition by inviting them to his studio, one by one, for a simple, intimate photo shoot for an unnamed project. Unbeknownst to them, Chesser…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Vertigo-Inducing Photos of a Daredevil Hanging Off Ledges

Moscow-based photographer and daring rooftopper Kirill Oreshkin (aka kirill_opex) documents each of his adventurous and extremely dangerous feats as he manages to climb to the top of his city's towering structures and dangle off the edge, hundreds of meters in the air. Like so many other young rooftoppers (including his friend…

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Added by Pinar on February 8, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

Colorful Mounds of Dirt Transform a Gallery Space



Berlin-based German artist Katharina Grosse produces large-scale installations that transform the spaces they inhabit. Working with mounds of dirt and a wide spectrum of spray painted colors, the artist redefines the area she displays her work in by coloring both her materials as…

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Added by Pinar on February 8, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry



Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors it into the beauty shot of a seemingly whole face, while the adjacent portrait offers a…

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Added by Pinar on February 7, 2014 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

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