Visual Bits #402 > In The Eyes Of A Photographer

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Polaroid Collages: Intimate Celebrity Portraits

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Maurizio Galimberti is a long time photographer, picking up black and white techniques as a young boy. Since 1983, however, he’s used exclusively Polaroid. With his trusty camera, its square format and unique hues so loved by the Instagram crowd, Galimberti has made a name for himself creating seriously well done mosaic portraits of celebrities.

Photographing Massive Jets From Below


For as long as he can remember, Jeffrey Milstein has loved everything related to aviation. As he grew up, he would frequently visit the Los Angeles International airport and watch the gigantic jets fly overhead. In the city of Los Angeles, the aircraft can fly quite low as they take off and land. As Jeffrey grew up he furthered his flying passion, obtaining his own pilots license at the young age of 17.

Toy Stories: Children’s Favorite Toys Around the World

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If there’s one unifying thing about children around the world it’s this: they love to play. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s latest project “Toy Stories,” captures this aspect of our young people’s lives through their prized possessions, artfully arranged around them in the places where they live. It’s an intimate and revealing look at the worlds diverse cultures as experienced by kids.

Images of love captured at Burning Man


Attempting to define the Burning Man gathering to someone who hasn’t been is like trying to explain the color of blue to a blind person. The gathering, which started in 1986 on the beaches of San Francisco, has evolved to over 50,000 participants yearly in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. This year the gathering will be from August 26-September 2, 2013.

Visual Bits #390 > This Can’t Be Real: Beautiful Photos

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Visual Bits #383 > Mother Nature In All Its Glory

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Photojournalist to Syrian Rebels: What do you carry?

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“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.

Mind-Blowing HD Photographs of the Sun

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If you’re like most of us, your parents told you not to stare at the sun… but photographer and novice astronomer Alan Friedman didn’t listen to that advice and we’re happy about it. Captured from the less than ideal location of his backyard in Buffalo New York, Friedman photographs the bright objects in the sky – the moon, bright stars, planets and the sun. This last object, the sun, is one that we all witness the power of each day and yet rarely get a good look at.

Reality Remixed: Photography by Bence Bakonyi

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Young and talented, Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi is making a name for himself through strikingly crisp and realistic images with a surreal twist. His style emphasizes locations carefully chosen for their bright and uniform color palettes. In his series Transform, he takes this concept to the limit, matching his subjects clothing perfectly to the hues and shapes of the world that surrounds them. Often, objects in the scene are frozen in motion or suspended; impossibly floating in center stage. His works give one the feeling they are witnessing the normal world with heightened senses – catching the small moments and tiny details that create uniqueness and beauty.