Even in the busiest cities where the people watching is endless, a daily commute can start to get boring after awhile. But one sneaky photographer found a way to surround himself with celebrities, animals with human bodies, and even Yoda, making his commute all the more interesting. Using a folded newspaper, he uses forced perspective to transform unsuspecting commuters into princesses, ostriches, and the president! Some of the newspaper photobombs of the anonymous photographer were featured in NY Daily News and he does this all for the entertainment of himself and for a daily pick me up for his friends when he emails them his captures of the day! Talk about perfect timing! [Read more...]
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Sometimes in life, all it takes is removing one key ingredient to change the message… in fact, it sometimes completely reverses the original meaning. That’s the case in these great movie still remixes from the blog Thumbs and Ammo, where we are given a collection of shoot’em up moments with one element removed: the guns. Suddenly tough guys like Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface don’t look so tough… he’s just enthusiastically giving a thumbs-up. [Read more...]
Remember “Spirit Week” in high school when there would be a Twin Day and you and your BFF would dress exactly alike? Well that’s kind of what photographer Cheyne Gallarde does for fun! The artist dresses up and poses like people of all different backgrounds and ethnicities for a project he calls Universe of One. Gallard posted a Kickstarter at the end of last year offering to create a twinsie pic for each one of his backers. Needless to say, the project was quickly funded and Gallard has been very busy recreating the photos for his book which will be out in mid-April. Tumblr will soon be featuring his work on their blog, hence the lead image of Gallard as CEO David Karp. Check out our interview with Gallard after the jump then head over to his Facebook for more twin-tastic images and the latest news for how to be a part of Volume 2! [Read more...]
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If there’s anything cuter than a Shetland pony, it would have to be a pair of Shetland ponies wearing fair isle cardigan sweaters! Nothing makes me want to visit Scotland more than the thought that I might actually get to meet these silly creatures, so it’s decidedly apropos that these are the images VisitScotland chose to entice travelers. Photographer Rob McDougall was commissioned by Scotland’s national tourism organization to capture ponies Fivla and Vitamin in these fashionable sweaters handmade especially for them by local knitter Doreen Brown. Just as beautiful as the now local celebrity ponies is the natural, lush scenery that surrounds them. [Read more...]
What if a live-action version of the Simpsons was created? Like the Flintstones and Transformers movies, many cartoons have been adapted for live characters. But, in the case of the famous yellow family in the long running hit from Springfield – who could possibly be chosen to portray such memorable characters as Homer Simpson and friends? Artist Brad Anderson gave the question a stab, photoshopping versions of the family and other famous characters from the show using famous celebrities to fill each roll. [Read more...]
We’ve all read tweets that make us chuckle out loud- sometimes at an inappropriate time, but there’s something even funnier about visualizing these scenarios. Twaggies is like a museum for hilarious tweets so that they can reach those who may not have seen them in their Twittersphere. Using crowdsourcing, the team at Twaggies find the funniest tweets and transform them into uproarious comics. Email email@example.com if you or someone you follow on Twitter has said something that would be perfect in cartoon form. [Read more...]
In the streets of Europe are all sorts of road signs. Whether for automobiles, motorcycles, buses or pedestrians, these signs direct you where or where not to go. They set the standard of what is acceptable or not in the activity of transport. In a way, these signs, though utilized for the safety of all, can also indirectly imply a form of control. At least that is what artist Clet Abraham feels. [Read more...]
Our last optical illusions post was liked by many of our readers, so we have posted another one with images of strange scenarios caught at just the right moment or in just the right place. Featured here are some images by a wide selection of creative photographers that utilize nature, animals, plants and even time itself. [Read more...]