First Tintype Photographs In A Combat Zone Since The Civil War

Between combat missions in Afghanistan, Air Force defensive heavy weapons and tactics specialist, Ed Drew allowed art to keep his mind busy. With his old fashioned tin type photography equipment, Drew contrasted the past with the present. The photographs taken from the Civil War all used the tin type process and this technique has not been used in a combat zone since. On a 3 month deployment from April to June 2013, Drew captured these still portraits of his team, like a time warp back to 1865.

It Doesn’t Get Cooler than Motorcycle Chariots

Motorcycles have been called “Iron Steeds” for a long time, but the forgotten sport of motorcycle chariot racing really took that horse thing literally.

Yes. Motorcycle. Chariot. Racing. And it looks just as tough as it sounds.

Pixelated GIFs Are Out of This World

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If you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days of the first Nintendo and computer games back in the 80’s when graphics required a little more imagination, then you will love these pixelated GIFs from a Tumblr user named Waneella. From skinny legged aliens to a cat lady and her clan, pixel perfect unicorns, and teleporting figures, this little collection is sure to bring a smile to your face and have you wondering why we ever went HD. Fun Fact: “The term pixel art was first published by Adele Goldberg and Robert Flegal of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1982.”

Pixelated Video Game Characters Enter the Real World

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Remember that feeling you had every time your thumbs made Mario leap from the brick stairs and slide down the flag pole to complete a level? That’s kind of how this series by Víctor Somoza Benítez makes me feel. Much like the works of Aled Lewis, Somoza takes the pixelated characters from your favorite old school video games and inserts them into the non-pixelated real world. Somoza, who is also a photographer takes most of his pictures in Spain where he lives in Palma de Mallorca.

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Re-creating Kodak Moments

We all have at least one special vintage photo from our past that brings a smile to our faces every time we look at it. Whether it’s the one your mother brings out to embarrass you when you introduce her to a new friend or the one you keep in a frame to remind you of a time of innocence and whimsy,