Haitian Artists Help Photographer Create A Photographic Tarot Deck

In this beautiful, collaborative project, photographer Alice Smeets teams up with Haitian artist group Atis Rezistans to bring the tarot deck to life. The project, which they call The Ghetto Tarot involves re-creating the scenes of the Rider Waite Tarot deck in the slums of Haiti. Using trash and found items, the artists pose as a character in the tarot and Smeets captures the image against the vibrant backdrops of the region.

Playgrounds Around the World

Photographer James Mollison creates thought-provoking concepts that challenge us to expand our social and environmental world views. We first saw his work in his well-received book Where Children Sleep. Now, he has released a new book, Playground, which focuses on the unique childhood play space. With fond and powerful childhood memories of these places, Mollison wondered how the playground experience had affected others around the world. “It had been a space of excitement, games, bullying, laughing, tears, teasing, fun, and fear,” Mollison writes in the book.

Need a Friend? Say Hello to the “Selfie Arm”

Traveling the world on your own? Want to let your friends know you’ve found someone special anyway? We’ve got just the product for you: the ‘Selfie Arm’.

The over-the-top idea of artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee, the ‘Selfie Arm’ extends a hand to you while holding your phone and capturing a picture. No one needs to know the identity of your secret friend.

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Yogi Couple Uses Their World Travel As A Background For Their Awe-Inspiring Poses

What could be more beautiful than traveling the world with the one you love? Yogi couple Honza and Claudine Lafond do just that, but to document their travel, they make sure that they are also a part of the landmark photos. They defy gravity and show off their strength, flexibility, and unity as they hold beautiful yoga poses together.

We Can Be Heroes: Martin Beck Reveals How Superheroes Are Just Like Us

You know that “Celebrities Are Just Like Us” section of the tabloids that shows celebrities in street clothes grocery shopping and walking their dogs without makeup on? Well if we lived in a comic book world where justice was served and the paparazzi followed the superheroes around, the tabloids might look like this photo series. Created by Martin Beck, a Scottish/South African photographer based in Dubai, “We Can Be Heroes” shows the aftermath of saving the world. The gritty portraits reveal the wear and tear that a lifetime of justice might take on a person. With bruises, dirt smudges, and unhealthy coping devices, these heroes are just like us.

This Man Shaved Off Half His Beard, Then Replaced it With All Kinds of Things

São Paolo-based photographer Adrian Alarcon spent 4-months growing a magnificent red beard – and then he shaved it off half of it. That’s a strange look, but it got stranger. His witty project saw him replacing the missing facial hair with random objects from around the house – from colored pencil shavings and chocolate sprinkles, to toy soldiers and thumbtacks. He calls his series “Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop.”

How Do You Boost Adoption Rates at the Pound? Create a Doggie Photo Booth!

Adopting a dog from the animal shelter is a wonderful thing, especially for the dog. But the images that most shelters post online are hardly flattering. That’s why the Humane Society of Utah teamed up with photographer Guinnevere Shuster to create a photo booth for the adorable dogs they have up for adoption.

The unusual idea is working like a charm and adoption rates for dogs have reached an incredible 93%. I mean with faces like these, who could say no?

Touching Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

For the past few years, photographer Jenny Lewis has been documenting those precious moments when a mother and her newborn first bond. In her book, One Day Young, she shares five years’ worth of portraits of mothers and children in East London—taken within 24 hours of the child’s birth.

This Chef Plates Up Junk Food Like it’s High End-Cuisine

If you’re headed out for a night of fine dining, you expect to have a well presented meal. Don’t forget the oversized plate, small portion sizes and flourishes of sauce and garnishes. But if that meal had a Pop-Tart as the centerpiece, your expectations would be a bit lower. Don’t tell that to Instagram chef Jacques Lamerde. He’s plating up junk food like it’s 5-star fare.

Man Quits Job, Converts Old Van Into Comfy Home to Travel the World

In the past, we’ve covered stories about tiny home building, alternative living spaces, and school-bus living. But living in a van to follow your dreams? That’s a new one. Meet Mike Hudson, a young English man who did what we all secretly want to do. In 2013, he decided to quit his job as a systems engineer and hit the road. First, he bought an old beat-up van on eBay, then he turned it into a comfortable space to live in for the next year.