Hollywood Street Characters Captured At Home

Just take a walk down Hollywood Boulevard and you’ll quickly figure out why the area is often dubbed ‘Hollyweird’. Part of what makes the place so strange and special are the many colorful street performers that dot the street. Some lookalikes impersonate famous movie stars, others don masks and become iconic cartoon characters, but what fascinated photographer Ken Hermann was their private, personal lives. Who were these people at home?

ONDU: A Pinhole Camera Launching With a Very Snappy Campaign

When it comes to getting projects off the ground, there’s nothing like Kickstarter. But, when it comes to Kickstarter, there’s nothing more important than a good campaign. ONDU is one of those projects. Elvis and Benjamin Halilović are the two brothers behind the slick little pinhole camera that combines good design with top-notch production to create a campaign that’s going sky high – already crushing their $20k funding goal by over $60k. Let’s look at a few aspects of this Kickstarter campaign that make it really snap.

Classic Art Figures Immersed In Modern Day Backgrounds

In classic art, angels with instruments are everywhere, men wear ruffled attire and furs, and curvy women sit around in flowy layers and proper dresses. Those aren’t typical sites in modern day life, but Ukranian artist Alexey Kondakov thought it would be interesting if they did. In his ongoing series, “Art History in Contemporary Life”, Alexey Kondakov places figures from classic art pieces in present day settings and the contrast is quite interesting.

Google Creates Time-Lapse Videos Automatically From Random Pictures on the Internet

Google and the University of Washington are creating what could be the future of DIY timelapses. Using millions of publicly shared images from popular geotagged landmarks around the world and a process the researchers call “timelapse-mining,” they are able to stitch together near seamless sequences of our changing world.

This Nikon Camera Case Captures What Dogs Are Excited About. Is Anyone Surprised?

We usually take picture of things we’re excited about, but what if a dog could do the same thing? Nikon recently created their ‘Heartography’ project to see what gets dogs excited, using a happy dog named Grizzler as the product tester for their special camera mount with a built-in heart-rate monitor. Whenever he saw something that made his heart beat rise, he snapped a picture. Is anyone really surprised by what Grizzler took pictures of?

Babies Discovering a Brand New World Underwater

It’s been almost 25 years since Nirvana released Nevermind, with an iconic album cover of a naked baby underwater. Now, photographer Seth Casteel is recapturing that same vibe with his latest series. Casteel is the man behind the best-selling books Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies, and his new work is focusing on an even cuter underwater subject: babies. 

Artist Uses Scientific Methods to Capture Paint in Motion

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner uses paint to show us the world—in the most unconventional ways. He creates colorful psychadelics pieces using scientific methods in an effort to shed light on the wonderful natural world. Utilizing high-speed photography, Oefner captures vibrant paints as they are distorted by forces of nature, such as wind, sound, magnetism, and centripetal forces.

The World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Video Camera is All I Ever Wanted

Meet Lily, the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. This highly innovative drone is a new way we take video and stills of our activities. Just throw it up in the air, and it tracks you in cinematic video, no matter if you’re riding a wave, kayaking down raging rapids or just off on a peaceful walk with the kids. This device is going to change the way we take selfies, and by that, I mean they’ll actually be good.

Father Creates Touching Photoshopped Images of Son With Down Syndrome

Good fathers want the best for their children, no matter what challenges they may encounter in life. Alan Lawrence is a father of 5 who wants just that for his youngest son, 18-month-old Wil, who has down syndrome. Despite the challenges faced, Lawrence decided to capture Wil’s extraordinary personality through a fun photoshop series called Wil Can Fly. The series, meant to raise awareness for Down Syndrome, features Wil “flying” in his day-to-day life: at home, in the library, in the forest, and, of course, with Dad. Check out their blog to see more of Super Wil.

Polaroid Zip: A Phone-Sized Printer Lets You Make Pictures On the Go, Without Ink or Toner

The joy of sharing a physical photograph is something we’ve mostly forgotten in the age of smart phones and Facebook photo albums, but there’s something truly special about giving (or receiving) a real, bonafide print. The Polaroid Zip is one way to bring that tactile joy back.