Many people in our modern world feel trapped in the rat race, daily struggling to make ends meet in their constant battle against bills… but for what? For Richard Roberts the answer after he looked around his apartment was simple: he didn’t need all this stuff. His TV and Playstation sat idly while he worked all day as a piano tuner trying to pay off years of remaining school debt. What use was an apartment if he didn’t have the time to enjoy it. Robert’s unusual and minimalist solution: go homeless. [Read more...]
Photo sharing sites have now turned the ugliest cat pictures into something that could be passed off as art. Filters are infiltrating our lives and making everything around us look nostalgic and campy. If you own a smartphone, you’ll know that the power of the camera in your handheld device is 10x better than handheld cameras were just a few years ago. This means we now all have the ability to take fantastic photos in regards to the quality of the photo. But, while technology and the Internet allow us to share our lives seamlessly to the world, convenience should never trump true creativity. This video by Grant Timothy McGuire looks at how using a filter has changed our world. But, have they really just created more noise? [Read more...]
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The shortlist is in for the 2012 Sony Photography awards. There were 122,000 entries submitted to the World Photography Organization from photographers in 170 countries. Since the deadline on January 4th, it was just over a month until the shortlist was revealed. With subjects such as travel, nature and wildlife, sport and current affairs, the competition is one of the most prestigious in the world. [Read more...]
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Mobstr is a street artist based out of the United Kingdom who has incorporated the city’s clean up crew or “buff-men” into his art. One of his latest works “The Story” does exactly that. Mobstr picks a place to write a sentence, which is then painted over in time to preserve the local cities aesthetic. He then spray paints another part of the sentence, it gets painted over and the story continues. In this series there are 7 messages that all convey a message and display a brilliant form of street art today. [Read more...]
For those that missed it (and considering the massive impact few could), a huge meteorite hit earth last week in Russia. In the land of the dash camera, videos far and wide captured the very rare event in its full shining glory – a missile like streak through the sky and an incredible window breaking crash following soon after. For the Russian population the event was one that stirred memories of the not so distant past, one of the tree flattening Tunguska event in Siberia just over 100 years ago. That blast was the largest impact event on earth in recorded history. [Read more...]
“They killed my mother and father. I will kill them with my knife. I will kill them like I would kill a goat,” says Kachadur Manukian, the 25 year old Syrian fighter above. The darkly vignetted image is the work of photojournalist Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini, who spent 2012 with Syrian rebels as they fought against soldiers loyal to the regime. [Read more...]
Artists from around the world have come to create the 23rd ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. Organized by the ICEHOTEL art & design group, the only building material used is 1,000 tons of pure ice and 30,000 cubic meters of snow extrapolated from the frozen water of a river. In addition there was some support from thin metal frames that helped with some of the weight of the ice. While it is a place for guests to come, wine, dine and stay, it also serves as a large scale art exhibition. [Read more...]