Portraits of Musicians on Old Vinyl Records, by Daniel Edlen

On the very records that hold their music, artist Daniel Edlen creates pitch perfect portraits of famous musicians. Similar to old velvet paintings, he adds the highlights to the dark surface of the vinyl, using only white acrylic paint and a rough-edged brush to dab the likenesses of greats like John Coltrane and Aretha Franklin. Each record is mounted on top of its original cover, with the round paper center peaking through to reveal the name of the artist.

Art That Makes Your Heart Purr: Whimsical Paintings To Honor Your Kitty Companions

If you’re a cat lover, then there is definitely a feline or two in your life that has captured your heart. Why not honor that precious pussycat with the perfect portrait to capture its essence and bring you smiles for a lifetime? This world doesn’t need another photo-realistic oil painting of a cat- that’s what cameras are for. We need creative, playful, colorful, fun art that adds style to your wall and that’s just what Nicole Piar delivers when you commission her to paint your cat. To fashion these adorable kitty creations, Piar wants more than just a photo. She wants to know what makes your cat special and all of those qualities come alive once her paintbrush hits the canvas.

Elderly Toddlers Demonstrate That You Are As Young As You Feel

There is nothing cuter than a sweet old lady or man, except babies. This photo series combines the best of both worlds for some cuteness overload. For a New York Times article called “What if Age Is Nothing but Mind-Set?” about several behavioral psychology studies on aging, photographer Zachary Scott dressed up toddlers as grandparents. We love seeing animals in human clothes, but babies in adult clothes may have raised the aw-factor. With makeup, prosthetics, and a fair amount of photo editing, Scott made charming predictions of what six little kids might look like in 60 years.

Photographer Uses Brain Scanner to Find Out How People Wish They Looked

A straighter nose, bigger eyes, higher cheekbones: in a culture that glorifies physical perfection, many of us can immediately identify traits we would like to change about ourselves. Using a unique combination of photography and neuroscience, Scott Chasserot attempts to capture images of our perfect selves through his project Original/Ideal.

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

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.

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round…Thanks to These Fine London Bus Drivers

In the daily hustle and bustle, many people rely on public transportation, but do we ever pause from our busy lives to look at the people taking us from place to place? London-based photographer Joel Devlin offers a glimpse into the front window of the bus at the drivers who help make the city move. Aside from capturing their lovely portraits, many of the pictures also show a reflection of the architecture of London surrounding the driver in the reflection of the window.

These People Are Laying in 7 Days of Their Own Garbage

It’s difficult to imagine how much trash we create each week, but photographer Gregg Segal is making it visual. The bulk of packaging wrapped around an item we’re buying is often the last thing on our mind when at the store, but Segal is putting that issue – and the growing trash problem in the modern world – front and center… and on top of his subjects.

Modern Still Lifes & Portraits in the Spirit of the Old Masters

If you gave these images just a passing glance, it would be easy to think they were painted by a Dutch master of the Golden Age… but with a little more time, modern details start to emerge. Photographer Zdenek Sindelar is channeling the spirit of old masters, creating a series of still lifes and portraits that exude the moody aesthetic of the past while bringing it gracefully into the future.

A Fashionable Look at the Sikh Beard and Turban

Inspired by the sudden popularity of beards around the streets of London, photographers Amit and Naroop created the SINGH Project, a beard extravaganza explored through a collection of 35 photographs celebrating the identity of British Sikh men.

Preferred Mode: Portraits Showcase Bicycle Style in New York

New York City overflows with fashion, and the bicyclists there are no different. Photographer Sam Polcer documents the cyclers’ style next to their bikes all over the city. He tells a little bit about each person, the bike they ride, where they are and where they are headed on PreferredMode.com. The images and facts have been compiled in a vinyl-bound book called New York Bike Style which is available for purchase on Amazon. It’s like a fashion magazine for bicyclists and the perfect coffee table read.