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Stunning Images of Maasai Warriors by Lee Howell

Saturday 09.27.2014 , Posted by
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A still thriving pastoral tribe in Southeast Africa, the Maasai people inhabit southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania, typically speaking the languages of both countries. The nomadic warriors have been praised for their ability to farm in deserts and scrublands. Without leaving the UK, award-winning photographer and creative retoucher Lee Howell, with the help of US costume designer Stacy Jansen and make-up artist Caroline Stewart, created stunning images of this and other indigenous tribes from around the world. Howell selects the perfect backgrounds to represent the native lands of each tribe and their peaceful symbiotic relationship with the land. The Maasai series is the first of more to come. [Read more…]

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Why Did This Woman Use Photoshop to Convince Her Family She Went on a Trip To South East Asia?

Thursday 09.11.2014 , Posted by
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Most people that plan a trip to South East Asia… actually go. But not Zilla van den Born. She skipped out on all the travel to create a highly provocative school project that’s making waves around the internet. Why did she do it? [Read more…]

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Hello Kitty Takes Over The Wardrobe Of The Avengers

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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Did you ever wonder what superheroes might look like if elementary school girls could design their costumes? Three Tumblr users who go by the names Dreamstore, Legolas, and Nerdwegian have combined forces to douse The Avengers with pink, sparkles, and Hello Kitty. With 50 shades of pink and bows galore, even the manliest men fail to look intimidating. [Read more…]

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Here’s A Double Take: Photographer Merges Two Faces Into One Unreal Portrait

Friday 08.22.2014 , Posted by
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These incredible portraits are quite literally “two-faced.” Croatian photographer Ino Zeljak’s uncanny series Metamorfoza merges the faces of two different people to create impossible yet remarkably realistic portraits. [Read more…]

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Watch Out Monsters… These Kids Fight Back

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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So there’s a monster in the closet? Under the bed? No big deal… at least for the kids in French photographer/digital retoucher Laure Fauvel’s series ‘Terreurs.’ The children in her images are fighting back, and they’re armed. [Read more…]

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Photoshop Wiz Dad Places His Adorable Daughters Into Crazy Adventures

Sunday 08.03.2014 , Posted by
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IT director by day, Photographer/Photoshop Wizard Extraordinaire by night, John Wilhelm brings his imagination to life with the help of his 3 adorable daughters. At 5.5 years old, Lou is the big sister to toddler Mia (2.8 years old) and infant Yuna (6 months) and all 3 have been excellent participants in helping their daddy realize his wildest ideas. From a giant octopus attack during a scuba diving adventure in the bathtub to wild crocodiles stealing a camera, these girls have survived it all. Playing different roles, like an ancient spaghetti charmer, auto mechanics pumping up Mom’s belly, and Little Red Riding Hood seems to be a blast for these little ones. [Read more…]

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Awesome Album Art Shows An Out of Body Meditation Experience

Sunday 07.27.2014 , Posted by
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Through the practice of meditation, especially in sensory deprivation tanks, people can achieve psychedelic, out of body experiences. Australian artist Lewis Smart depicts this in a unique bird’s eye view of a person meditating. The digital illustration was created as an album cover for the psychedelic downtempo duo Mental Extensions for their album Inner Reality. Smart came up with the idea for the image while doing a visual meditation exercise himself, in which he tried to imagine the entire room at once. The meditating person and the room are based on him self. The other two backgrounds are imaginary. [Read more…]

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“Make Me Beautiful.” That’s What Esther Honig Said When She Sent Her Picture Around the World

Thursday 06.26.2014 , Posted by
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“Make me beautiful.” That’s the simple instructions Esther Honig sent with her un-altered portrait to Photoshop enthusiasts around the world. What the Kansas City-based freelance journalist received back is an insightful and sometimes startling observation on beauty standards across various cultures… as well as a hilarious look at what can qualify as “Photoshop skills.” [Read more…]

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Clever Photoshop Master Stars In All of His Own Crazy Manipulations

Thursday 06.12.2014 , Posted by
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While some people use Photoshop to make themselves look better, this Argentinian digital artist uses it to make himself look hilarious. Starring in the scenes of his wildest dreams or worst nightmares, Martin De Pasquale is a digital magician, creating surreal, situations for himself to be a part of. From trimming his facial hair with a lawnmower, to turning his tongue into a diving board for mini Martins to jump off, his ideas will certainly make you smile. And he shares some of his secrets in the PS Speed Art video below! [Read more…]

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Man Photoshops Himself Into His Girlfriend’s Childhood Memories As a 4 Year Anniversary Gift

Saturday 05.03.2014 , Posted by
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All over China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, girls have been gushing over the romantic gesture that wedding photographer Wan did for his girlfriend on their 4 year anniversary. He Photoshopped himself into several of her childhood photographs as a goofy addition to her precious moments. Not only did he do a great job photoshopping, he also found clever ways to position himself in each picture as though he was really there. While some might find the pictures a little on the creepy side, it was meant to be an endearing and romantic gesture. [Read more…]

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