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Welcome to Yakutsk, the Coldest City in the World

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
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There’s cold, there’s freezing, then there’s Yakutsk. Located in Eastern Siberia, Yakutsk is recorded as the coldest city on earth. In January, the average temperature is minus 40F (-40C), and negative 70F (-57C) is not unheard of. Yet, in this cold city lives 270,000 people going about their daily lives. [Read more...]

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OakOak Uses Street Art to Clean Up the City

Sunday 04.06.2014 , Posted by
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During the waking hours, the man known as OakOak goes about his 9-5 day, working in a typical office in Saint Etienne, France. But, once the workday is finished, OakOak becomes a creative sniper, scoping out opportunities to shoot paint in the urban spaces of the city. [Read more...]

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Food as Art: Beautiful Compositions by Charlotte Omnes and Beth Galton

Wednesday 04.02.2014 , Posted by
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The creative spirits in food stylist Charlotte Omnès and photographer Beth Galton collaborated to create a wonderful exploration of food as art. Using the same method as an artist using paints, they took select foods, mashed them up, and used the result as their medium. Whether it was an onion, pomegranate or caviar, it made no difference. [Read more...]

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A Look Inside Shutterstock’s New Offices in Manhattan

Thursday 03.27.2014 , Posted by
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Shutterstock, the well known stock photography agency based in New York City has packed up shop and moved to a new location in Manhattan. With a growing employee base of 300 plus, the company determined its new headquarters should be in one of the most iconic buildings in the world: The Empire State Building. It wasn’t for its fame that the company chose the location though. It was largely data driven, as is every significant decision they make. [Read more...]

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Forget the Burqas: A Glimpse of Iran That We Don’t Often See

Tuesday 03.25.2014 , Posted by
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For the past 20 years images and news from Iran have been fairly consistent. There are women in burqas, public demonstrations with burning flags, executions, and the ongoing threat of nuclear weaponry. Yet, in this 80 million-plus population lies a hidden life; albeit one that, against the conservative and theocratic laws that exist, still pervades the culture. A young photographer named Hossein Fatemi did a photo series of the “Iran that we never see.” [Read more...]

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Holy Men: Portraits Of Indian Sadhu’s By Photographer Joey L.

Monday 03.24.2014 , Posted by
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When Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L. isn’t taking professional photos of celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito or Jessica Chastain, he engages in personal photographic projects. One such project was his journey to India to connect with the sadhus, or holy men, living in Varanasi. [Read more...]

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Abandoned Hotel Becomes a Temporary Street Art Gallery

Friday 03.21.2014 , Posted by
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Somewhere deep in the U.K. is an abandoned hotel. While busy wasting away in the foggy land, a collective group of street artists decided it should serve as their next temporary canvas. Creating an “alternative art gallery,” the artists painted their works throughout the ten story building. In the process, debris were cleared for walkways and it became a nice space for locals to explore and see the various works. [Read more...]

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Painting With Lights: Ephemeral Street Art Created with a Digital Projector

Thursday 03.20.2014 , Posted by
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Back in 2012, we covered an artist who projected images of Buddhist deities onto trees in Cambodia. This French photographer is utilizing a similar method to project images on the urban environment around him, and seriously spicing it up. Phillip Echaroux desired to give something back to his hometown of Marseille, and while he works with celebrities professionally, he found that the projector could provide a way for him to gift back his talent. [Read more...]

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No Seconds: Revealing Images of Death-Row Inmates Last Meals

Wednesday 03.19.2014 , Posted by
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If you were to eat one last meal before your death, what would it be? In the prisons of America, inmates on death row have the privilege to choose whatever they want for a last meal before their execution. While some deny the option, others take advantage of enjoying one last taste of food.

Through the years the choice of meal has been recorded, and when photographer Henry Hargreaves stumbled upon the archive, he found it fascinating. He realized that he didn’t just look at the convicted criminals as a number anymore, but it actually assisted him in bringing out their humanity. [Read more...]

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A Real-Life Illusion: This Mirrored Fence Blends with the Seasons

Monday 03.17.2014 , Posted by
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The stereotypical American dream is to own a classic house surrounded by a white picket fence. Well, instead of the wooden fence, how about a mirrored version that blends with the area? This was the alternative vision dreamed up by artist Alyson Sholsz. Commissioned for the Socrates Sculpture Park, it was recently displayed at the Storm King Arts Center in New York. [Read more...]

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