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War Is Beautiful* - Analyzing the front-pages of The New York Times | LensCulture

For many individuals, reading the news is a vital part of the day. Whether as a morning routine or an evening relaxation, we look towards the news to stay informed about the world around us. For Americans, the reference remains the <i>New York Times</i>: a newspaper which in its 164 years of existence has …

Amazing Vintage Halloween Costumes

TIME MACHINE<p>John and Teenuh Foster collected anonymous snapshots for 15 years. This collection is of the variety of Halloween costumes they …

The beauty and brilliance of 3 amazing kinds of GIFs

The modern Web is abuzz with animated GIFs, because they offer an easy way to enhance a story or conversation. Whether it’s to add a clever reference, express ourselves or showcase memorable moments from movies and shows, the image format has never been more popular since it was introduced 28 years …

4 Life-Changing Ways to Use Face Masks

You don't have to use just one face mask at a time. Double up and you'll be able to solve multiple skin care problems at once. Try these amazing multi-masking combos and get better skin, fast.<p>If multitasking is your jam, then you'll heart multi-<i>masking</i>: the latest skin care trend that treats …

How to Make Realistic Fake Blood in 60 Seconds for a Halloween Shoot

Want to make some realistic fake blood for a creepy Halloween photo shoot? Here’s a short video tutorial by HouseholdHacker on how you can do so with …

8 Free Online Courses For People Who Are Never Tired Of Learning

How to Be an Early Riser in the Dark: Winter Advice From a Sleep Expert

This weekend, the clocks fall back in an attempt to realign our day with the latent sunrise. It’s the seasonal signifier of the darker winter mornings ahead, when you’ll likely find it increasingly difficult to rise and shine without natural light. “Your body wants to move with the sun,” explains …

This 1902 ‘Photo’ of General Grant is an Early Example of Compositing

Want to see a super early example of a photo being faked through compositing? Look no further than this circa 1902 photo, titled “General Grant at …

These Are the Issues With Selecting a Shutter Speed for Video and Stills

In a recent article we looked at the impact that video is having, and will have on the future of stills photography. The advent of 4K video in …

Newly Digitized ‘Phenakistoscope’ Animations That Pre-Date GIFs by Over 150 Years | Colossal

<p>Since first stumbling onto an early type of image projector called a magic lantern over 40 years ago, Richard Balzer became instantly obsessed with …

GIF Animations

15 Indulgent Desserts That Won't Kill Your Diet

It's often one of the first things to go when someone embarks on a diet, so it's no surprise that desserts have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to healthy eating.<p>But Cheat Day and dessert have become a bit synonymous, meaning it's only right to celebrate the best part of a meal. Even certified …

The Real Skinny on Hot (or Not) Fat Loss Fads

Getting and maintaining a fit body takes work; there's just no way to cut corners and be successful. However if you are confused by exactly how to go …

Before & After: Alicia's Sew Cool Bathroom

My room makeover::<p>When we first moved into our new home, immediately we knew that the Under the Sea themed bathroom had to go. We wanted to do …

Articles about tiny warsaw studio instantly changes office playroom on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using multifunctional furniture, an apartment in Warsaw rearranges at a moment's notice.<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children …

Creating a Composite Car Photo Using a Parking Lot Snapshot

A couple of days ago, photographer and retoucher Clint Davis shared a guest post about how he created composite photos for a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter …

A Recurring Question About Painting Figures: Part 1

I write this blog post while here at the 9th annual Illuxcon in Allentown Pennsylvania. It is an amazing show in a great museum with a wonderful …

Before & After: Ray's Clean White & Curtained Bedroom

My room makeover::<p>The room felt very small and dingy, even after all of the stuff was out, so I started by painting everything a bright, clean white. …

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, And Eat Healthy Meals All Week Long

This week is going to be better.<p>Resolving to eat healthy, home-cooked meals for a whole week is easy to do on Saturday or Sunday when you’re rested and energy is high. But come Tuesday or Wednesday, once you’ve worked a couple of long days and fought to get home during rush hour, that resolve …

Cooking

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and professor specializing in the science of fears. Here's what she can tell you about overcoming yours.<p>Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary …

Self-improvement

The Animated Paper World of Ollanski & Cris

When a paper engineer meets a stop motion animator, magical things can happen.<p>Love isn’t the only thing blossoming on the internet—the Berlin-based creative duo Ollanski and Cris met on the Behance network two years ago and have been working together ever since. “It was a match made in paper …

Stop Motion

These Portraits of Auto Mechanics Are a Homage to Renaissance Paintings

Photographer Freddy Fabris spent years wanting to pay homage to the legendary artworks of great Renaissance master painters, but figuring out how to …

Digital Art

Chai Wan Fire Station - Photographs by Chan Dick | LensCulture

<i>Chan Dick (陳的) is a commercial photographer whose personal works have received as much as, if not more, public attention than his commercial works. In 2014, his photo series “No Compromise” portrayed student activists who were aspiring to make social progress in Hong Kong’s political scene. And in</i> …

Advice for Aspiring Food Photographers

In our latest resource, The Professional’s Guide to Food Photography, we interviewed Andrew Scrivani, a former teacher turned food photographer who …

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Italy

15 Old Hollywood Stars At Home

You know their movies and TV shows, now see how these beloved celebrities really lived.<p>You already know their beloved movies and TV shows, now see how your favorite celebrities really lived.

Los Angeles

I Asked 11 Pro Photographer Friends to Work for Free. Here’s What They Said

What do you say as a photographer when you’re asked to shoot for free? What if the one asking is a good friend, an old friend… a friend who really …

10 Gorgeous Love Words That Have No English Equivalent

Kilig! Firgun! Mo chuisle mo chroí!<p>Inspired by love~* and all the beautiful feelings that come with it, U.K. illustrator Emma Block created drawings of untranslatable lovey words from a bunch of different languages for Vashi. The words are beautiful mouthfuls, the illustrations are pretty stories, …