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McMoon: How the Earliest Images of the Moon Were so Much Better than we Realised

Fifty years ago, 5 unmanned lunar orbiters circled the moon, taking extremely high resolution photos of the surface. They were trying to find the …

North Pole

Vhils’ Giant Chiseled Street Art Gets Two Simultaneous Gallery Exhibitions in Paris

Best known for chiseling striking portraits into walls around the world, Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, has taken on an ambitious exhibition that shows the full range of his artwork. The Centquatre in Paris is the setting for his mammoth exhibit <i>Fragment Urbains</i>, …

Art

Here’s how to get the stunning Bauhaus fonts that Adobe is reviving

After nearly a century, these long-lost typefaces are being reborn through clever design sleuthing.<p>Even if you’re not a designer, you’ve probably heard the phrase “form follows function.” That’s how influential the school that espoused it, the Bauhaus, has become since its heyday in 1920s and ’30s …

Typography

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils Morpheus hotel in Macau

Three holes punctuate the twisting geometric facade of the Morpheus hotel in Macau, China, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, which opens today, 15 …

Architecture

Capturing moments of ecstasy at the ‘the wildest club in Russia’

In August 2017, Russia’s most prolific DIY club, Rabitza, was violently shut down by police. Its closure showed the permanent chasm between Russian authorities who can't grapple with the idea of freedom, and a youth culture trying to be free under the weight of a strict Soviet past. While Russia’s …

Saint Petersburg

This LEGO Hasselblad Camera Could One Day Hit Store Shelves

Taiwan-based photographer, designer, and LEGO builder Helen Sham has created an incredibly realistic Hasselblad 503CX medium format film camera using …

Lego

42 Found Photos That Capture Everyday Life of China in 1921

These found photos from motohakone who bought at a flea market in Cannes, France in 1982. Photos were taken by a French speaking person when he made …

Sugar Cane

‘Sell your blood... or become an escort’ – bizarre advice for travellers from the first Lonely Planet guide

In 1973 the very first Lonely Planet guide, Across Asia on the Cheap, written by the company’s co-founder Tony Wheeler, was published. The previous year, Tony and his wife Maureen had driven an old people carrier from London to Afghanistan, sold it in Kabul, before continuing to Australia by …

Short Hair

Photos: Soccer Fields Around the World

One of the most appealing aspects of soccer is its simplicity—a ball, some open space, goal markers, and you can play. As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia, with matches held in massive modern arenas, here is a look at the beautiful game in action in some smaller and more unusual venues around …

Rio De Janeiro

Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …

Art

A Brief History of Kodak: The Rise and Fall of a Camera Giant

Kodak was once the 800-pound gorilla in the world of photography. But after a century of dominance, Kodak’s business crumbled and it was forced to …

Videography

Glue sniffing, street fighting and crushing poverty - life on the margins of Russian life revealed in photographer’s incredible iPhone pics

INCREDIBLE iPhone pictures reveal the brutal reality of life on Russia's margins - with poverty-stricken locals resorting to glue sniffing and street …

Pics

This Monumental Art Project Is Putting Billboards in 52 Cities Across America

Today, Hank Willis Thomas and For Freedoms are launching the largest public art campaign in American history.<p>Within weeks of the the 2016 presidential election, a massive controversy erupted around a billboard. Artist Hank Willis Thomas paired Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great …

Puerto Rico

Watercolor Paintings Capture the Beloved Monuments of Cities Around the World

Polish architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska is known for her incredible watercolor paintings of famous cities and architectural monuments around the world. We've been following her work for years, from her moody paintings of European monuments to watercolors of international skylines. …

Art

Starting in the 1920s, inventive entrepreneurs started creating attention-grabbing buildings to appeal to passing drivers and while they were initially dismissed as monstrous, their appeal has endured. In Jim Heimann’s new book, California Crazy, a collection of essays accompanies images of the …

Architecture

New Visual Data Map Proves that Your Instagram Isn't Special

<i>A data visualization map reveals that Instagram is home to thousands of similar snaps</i><p>The next time you post an artsy snap of your cappuccino on …

Social Media

This Is the Secret to Unforgettable Photos

Anyone with a smartphone is an artist these days. Legendary photographer Albert Watson thinks that's a great thing.<p>For art lovers, visiting Fotografiska, the photography museum in Stockholm, is a must. Unlike traditional institutions, Fotografiska bills itself as a meeting place where everything …

Street Photography

The Magic of Black and White in 27 Photos

Embracing, from the series In here I do exist © Sara Cuce (@sara_cuce)<p>Morning in Itamambuca © Luciano Fonseca (@lucianosfonseca)<p>We are still standing …

Vatican

This Photographer Used a Modified Game Boy Camera to Shoot an F1 Grand Prix

With a few modifications, a 20-year-old digital camera can be used for some rad motorsports photography.<p>Science Society Picture Library via Getty …

Cameras

Stunning Nature and Adventure Photography by Jack McDermott

Fantastic travel landscapes by <b>Jack McDermott</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and adventurer based out of Seattle, Washington. Jack …

Photography

Books: Louie Palu Deconstructs the Chaos of the War in Afghanistan

Louie Palu has captured the Afghanistan war as he experienced it:In bits and pieces.His new book, <i>Front Towards Enemy</i>, comes in a cardboard slipcase …

National Portrait Gallery

Berlin's Tempelhof Airport: Achieving Redemption Through Adaptive Reuse

The story of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport never quite ends.<p>Located just south of the city’s hip Kreuzberg neighborhood and only fifteen minutes by bike …

Architecture

Lomo'Instant Square with Miria Sabina

Miria Sabina explored her dramatic photography through the Lomo'Instant Square.Read More

Photography

Let Us Not Fall Asleep While Walking

David DenilBlending cinematic qualities with otherworldly lighting, photographer David Denil works to embody the surreal existence of Ukrainian citizens after the 2014 revolution.In 2013, protests broke out across Ukraine in response to President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to break ties with the …

Russia

Sweet, Sweet Justice: How a Stolen Photo Cost the Thief $60,000

It's no secret that photographers often have to deal with people stealing their photos and showing little respect for the hard work that goes into …

Identity Theft

Geometrical: Abstract Architecture Manipulations by Jesus M. Chamizo

<b>Jesus M. Chamizo</b> is a professional 67-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Madrid, Spain. Jesus focuses on landscaping and architecture …

Architecture

Movies stars, world leaders, great writers … Life magazine’s Larry Burrows captured everyone who was anyone in the 1950s

Photography

6 Things Legendary DP Roger Deakins Wants You to Know About Cinematography

There's so much to learn from Oscar-winning DP Roger Deakins' illustrious career.Roger Deakins is one of the most admired, respected, and talented …

Cinematography

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