For the past 20 years images and news from Iran have been fairly consistent. There are women in burqas, public demonstrations with burning flags, executions, and the ongoing threat of nuclear weaponry. Yet, in this 80 million-plus population lies a hidden life; albeit one that, against the conservative and theocratic laws that exist, still pervades the culture. A young photographer named Hossein Fatemi did a photo series of the “Iran that we never see.” [Read more…]
When Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L. isn’t taking professional photos of celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito or Jessica Chastain, he engages in personal photographic projects. One such project was his journey to India to connect with the sadhus, or holy men, living in Varanasi. [Read more…]
Throwing sand at the beach used to be one of those things frowned upon – the kind of activity that will get sand in the eyes of people far downwind – but no longer. Rotterdam-based photographer Claire Droppert has just announced her most recent series ‘Sand Creatures’ which brings an enlightening new context to something so normal. [Read more…]
If you were to eat one last meal before your death, what would it be? In the prisons of America, inmates on death row have the privilege to choose whatever they want for a last meal before their execution. While some deny the option, others take advantage of enjoying one last taste of food.
Through the years the choice of meal has been recorded, and when photographer Henry Hargreaves stumbled upon the archive, he found it fascinating. He realized that he didn’t just look at the convicted criminals as a number anymore, but it actually assisted him in bringing out their humanity. [Read more…]
We’ve all seen the postcards. Picturesque scenes from around the world highlighting many of the “7 wonders” in all their glory… it all looks so incredible. But what if you step back a few thousand steps? Redditor thepobv recently pulled together a truly eye-opening collection of images from many of the worlds most famous sites… then added images from far back off the tourist trail. The results are enlightening. [Read more…]
Apparently, photographer Kaija Straumanis has unbreakable eyeglasses. How do we know? Because it appears she’s had lots of things thrown at her head. This New York-based artist’s whimsical series sees her with glasses askew and various objects pelting her in the face. Yes, the concept is that simple… and it’s simply great. [Read more…]
Nick Pedersen has a vision of the future, and he’s revealing it to us through vast landscapes of a world after the “peak” of human civilization. His stunningly detailed works see humans in a not so distant time, surrounded by the ruins of society as we know it.
Here is a world filled with nuclear power plants long dormant; the rusting hulks of cruise ships that no longer sail; and even the remnant scribbles of street art no longer speaking. It’s not all bleak however – because despite the cold, nature has come back with abundance. [Read more…]
Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day – and German graphic designer Fabienne Plangger suggests we eat it with our eyes. In collaboration with artists David Reiner, Sebastian Hierner, and Karin Stöckl on her “Monochrome Breakfast” series, Plangger arranges brilliant breakfast compositions that feature foods of a single color range. [Read more…]
For anyone who adores books, this is one way to get far closer to those literary loves. Working a Thursday night at Skylight Books in LA, Emily Pullen grabbed a book and matched her body to the figure on the cover. Her friends and co-workers joined in, matching each of their bodies more or less perfectly with those on the books – everything from faces and eyeballs, to punching fists and flexing muscle men. It was addictive. [Read more…]
For all of us pursuing creativity, there’s nothing more valuable than having a mentor – someone who has been there before, blazed a new trail for themselves, inspired others… and is ready to share. That’s why we’re super thrilled about this new opportunity to get just that: mentorship and a successful launch for those who dare to put themselves out there. Samsung has teamed up with four massively talented people from the fields of film, food, music and photography, and they’re giving aspiring creatives in the UK and Republic of Ireland the chance to be mentored by them, get their hands on some of Samsung’s latest tech and even produce a Sky 1 HD series about their launch. They’re calling it Launching People, and we’re hoping one of those people is you. [Read more…]