Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione created this beautiful and amazing installation at Winterlong Gallerie in Niort, France. The giant shadow, made from thousands of dead leaves, starts from a tiny silhouette of a man cutout from the wall. It's unknown whether or not Baglione was trying to express any kind of symbolism through this piece, leaving it up to the viewer to find his or her own… Continue
In case you missed it, here's a timelapse video of the winter solstice lunar eclipse that took place on December 21, 2010 from 1:10 AM EST (6:10 GMT) to 5:03 AM EST (10:03 GMT) from Gainesville Florida. Music is Claude Debussy Nocturnes: Sirènes.
With the Lunar eclipse occurring tonight, what a great time to look at the stars through these long exposure shots by photographer Ben Canales.
Growing up between three major cities, it wasn't often that Canales had the opportunity to see many stars. A few years ago, he moved to the West Coast, where the skies are much less light polluted. "It's been a thrill and a treasured… Continue
Over the years, there have been a few projects that have really stood out to me. Because of its originality and flawless execution, Love Land Invaders by German duo Ralph Lagoi and Kate Lace sits on top of that list.
Shot entirely in stunningly decorated love hotel rooms in Japan, the… Continue
We give major props to British artist Olly Moss for these awesome see-through Star Wars posters. Colorful silhouettes of C-3PO, Darth Vader and Boba Fett are filled in with detailed imagery from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
"Gain a deeper perspective with the New Straights Times," says the tagline for this campaign by ad agency McCann Erickson. Apparently the stories are so well-written, they make you feel like you're in the middle of the action. Great concept and execution!
Christian Guémy aka C215 believes that if you look deeply enough into a person's face, you will see their life story unfold in front of your very eyes. The French street artist travels around the entire globe and meets all types of people, including tramps,… Continue
Every so often, I'm amazed by technology. Check out this new app called Word Lens. The app instantly translates printed words from one language to another with a built-in video camera, in real time!
Word Lens is a dictionary -- evolved. It looks up words for you, and shows them in context. You can use Word Lens on your vacations to translate restaurant menus, street signs, and other things that have clearly printed words.
With 76 Synthesizer, Swedish designer Jonas Eriksson has created the sexiest iPad app interface to date. The retro synthesizer app looks so magnificently detailed and realistic, it makes it easier for people to understand how it works.
The patch cords and voltage meters might look intimidating and abstruse in the real world, but they become playful and inviting when embedded in the… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 18, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Old-time skaters ENESS jumped at the chance to bring skateboarding into the future by blending interactivity and high-tech mastery for the Tron: LEGACY premiere. Each rider is equipped with an ipod and a custom-built app that measures their air time, while trigger graphics react to their every… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 18, 2010 at 3:00pm —
French photographer Théo Gosselin has raw, natural talent. He creates art through his photographs by taking shots of everyday scenes, giving us a look at simple and pure moments of life. His photos are uncomplicated and earnest. The way he masterfully controls lighting and shadows really adds to the emotional impact of the storytelling images...and his thoughtful composition doesn't go…
It's not often that I'm moved by digital art, but it's impossible not to be impressed with the portfolio of Russian artist Vitaly Alexius. Perhaps it's the way Vitsly creates such exquisitely detailed apocalyptic worlds...
One common theme that is found in many of his works is a brightly lit character that stands alone in the midst of all the chaos. Do these characters represent life or… Continue
Out of all the digital trends that took place this year, the growing world of mobile stood out to me the most. In 2010 , 5 billion apps were downloaded , compared to 300 million in 2009. Location-based service Foursquare went from 200,000 users last year to 5 million this year.
2010 saw a 347% increase in Twitter mobile usage, Facebook reached 200 million users, and 100 million YouTube videos are played on mobile devices everyday. With more and more people… Continue
As 2010 comes to a close, we take a close-up look at the action-packed year in review. In this three-part series by The Big Picture , each photo tells its own tale, weaving together an incredible story...…
When I first saw this series by Maia Flore, so many questions popped into my head. What was her inspiration for the set? Was there a meaning behind the images? With all these questions, I reached out to Maia to see if we could find some answers...
Where are you from?
I'm 22 years old and from the south of France, where I grew up. Now, I live in Paris but often think… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 14, 2010 at 5:30pm —
If I lived in the Australian Outback, I'd want to live in a house like this. Designed by Melbourne-based architectural practice BKK, the Corinella House is a 220 acre sheep farm that sits on a peninsula in Victoria, Australia’s Weternport Bay. The home overlooks mangrove trees and sand flats, and provides residents with beautiful views of the ocean.
This bright green toy solider costume is totally awesome! The glossy paint really sells the illusion that the guy is made of plastic. This gives the real-life Banksy panting a run for its money for best costume of the year!
I like to think that human beings are inherently good. Even through the worst tragedies, like the earthquakes in Haiti and China, or the floods in Pakistan and the Philippines, courageous souls come out from under the woodwork, saving the precious lives of those around them.
In this post, we celebrate these ordinary people who, under dire circumstances, became heroes. This includes the determined mother and father who would do anything to protect their child, the solider who risks… Continue
Nature's wrath is unmerciful, and to say she's extremely powerful would be a major understatement. Understanding the capability of what she can do is hard to visualize, but with the help of some very skilled photographers, who took these shots at the perfect moment, we can come close. Here, then, are 15 amazing shots that will renew your respect for Mother Nature. via [the big picture], […