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What It Was Like to Be Photographed by Bill Cunningham

<i>This article was first published in 2002.</i><p>He calls grown-up women child, and his coterie of young friends muffin. Bill Cunningham has been a habitual presence on the streets of New York for nearly 50 years, and Paris and London know him, too. But as a subject, he has been elusive, a shadow on the …

Hung Up

Don’t Follow Your Passion

“Follow your passion” is a piece of life advice that’s commonly thrown around. It’s heard in the photography industry, and especially in graduation …

The Best Mind-Altering Animated Movies – Page 4

Satoshi Kon’s entire filmography could appear on this list, but <i>Paprika</i> takes place in a dreamworld unlike any we’ve seen before.<p>From the <i>Austin</i> …

Top 20 Macro Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

20+ Unbelievable Photos Showing That Angle Is Everything

So many images are Photoshopped these days that it's hard to know what to believe anymore. But you don't need to be an editing wizard to mess with …

Photography

See 9 Gorgeous Winning Images From Smithsonian’s Annual Photo Contest

As amazing as that Snapchat pic of you high-fiving a Samuel L. Jackson wax figure outside of Madame Tussaud’s is, sometimes it’s nice to admire the photography of the pros. A perfect place to start would be with the winners of Smithsonian’s 13th annual photo contest, which have just been …

'Six Kinds of Light': Rare Documentary Illuminates Stanley Kubrick's Legendary DP

You might not think of this man when you hear Stanley Kubrick's name. Here's why you should.<p>For all his legendary autocratic tendencies, Stanley …

Photograph 51: how do you bring science to the stage?

Here is a hard problem: how to write a play about science that captures the real complexities of research while remaining accessible – and dramatic? I’m not sure that scientists like myself are best placed to investigate because such plays are not written for the likes of us. Being too deeply …

Genetics

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Panama Canal

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s with highly trained ears, stood before the stacks of speakers and giant movie screen in his office, fussing quietly. Lievsay is one of the preeminent sound designers working in film today, and whatever he does – whether it’s fussing or making …

Battlestar Galactica

Stunning Drone Photos Capture World Landmarks From a Bird's-Eye-View

New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple captures the world from a bird's-eye-view in his gorgeous series titled <i>Air</i>. We've recently admired Chapple's eye-opening images of the coldest city in the world. Here, in warmer climates, he uses drone technology to snap stunning pictures high in the sky. …

50 street photographers you should follow in 2015

Apr<p>2015<p>Posted by alexcoghe on 16 Apr 2015 / 27 Comments<p><b>Please note: this is not a list of influential street photographers by the moment just the</b> …

Striking Orange Staircase Visible from Outside of Modern Home

When you first glance at the <i>Casa Blanca</i> home in Lima, Peru, one thing immediately stands out. It has a striking orange staircase! Architect Martin Dulanto Sangalli designed this gorgeous, modern home with the bold structural feature visible from the outside.<p>The house has three levels – a basement, …

Hyperrealistic Paintings of Women with a Surreal Twist by Marco Grassi

Albinea, Italy-based artist Marco Grassi paints incredibly hyperrealistic portraits that venture into the realm of the surreal with unconventional twists on beauty. While his subjects are primarily young women in traditional studio settings, each portrait strays from the familiar thanks to unusual …

What’s Next in Photography

I’m a photographer, and I’ve been one for nearly three decades. My first decade was as an enthusiast, but since the late 1990s, I’ve made at least a …

Surreal Paintings by Jacek Yerka Reveal Colorful Different Scenes on Each Side

Polish artist Jacek Yerka is known for his surreal paintings of dreamlike realms. In his spectacular body of work, Yerka's <i>4siders</i> series is one of the most puzzling to behold, as each image depicts four different worlds. No matter which way the painting is turned, a new scene unfolds. As a result, …

15 Creative Long Exposures Capture a World Unseen

Firefly trails. Fireworks that look like balloons. These are just some of the long exposure photos we've seen over the years that opened us up to a whole new world. Today we're taking a look at 15 photos that took long exposure to a whole new level. These photos captured movement unseen by the …

22 Things You Might Not Know About Inception

After <i>The Dark Knight</i> made $1 billion worldwide, Warner Bros. allowed director Christopher Nolan to make his passion project, <i>Inception</i>—though most …

Web-Based Clock Converts the Ticking Time into Its Hex Color

With the creation of designer James E. Murphy's clock web app, <i>What colour is it?</i>, asking for the time is now the same thing as asking for the color. His project translates the current time into its corresponding hexadecimal color code. So, noon (12:00:00) is interpreted as #120000, which is a dark …

Do You Know What The Difference Between A T-Stop And An F-Stop Is? Here’s What It Means And Why It Matters!

So many younger cinematographers today have come up during the DSLR revolution, and as a result have never used lenses that feature T-Stop markings. …

Infographic — Movie and TV Show Formulas by John Atkinson

‘We Were Not Made For This World’, An Existential Sci-Fi Short Film About a Wandering Robot

“We Were Not Made For This World” is a existential sci-fi short film directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Colin West McDonald, based on a comic of …

Artists' Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Home / ArtArtists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>By Alice Yoo on December 26, 2014<p>Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact …

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

Lovely Rainy Day Photos That Look Like Oil Paintings

Eduard Gordeev's cityscape scenes distinctly capture the moody ambiance of dark skies and rain-soaked streets. The St. Petersburg-based photographer often features widely recognized Russian landmarks viewed through windowpanes as raindrops streak down the glass. As the rain smears colors and …

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on the back of an envelope or stuck a Post-it on your desk. Perhaps you added a comment to your child’s report book or made a few quick notes during a meeting. But when did you last draft a long text by hand? How long ago did you …

Winners of the Society of Biology's 2014 Photography Competition

The winners of the Society of Biology's 2014 Photography Competition have been announced! Over 800 amateur photographers competed in the categories Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year (18 and under) for cash prizes. With the theme of “Home, Habitat and Shelter” this year, …

Portraits of Time

Project info<p>Portraits of Time is a series of portraits of ancient trees from around the world that explores time and survival, celebrating the wonders of nature that have endured throughout the centuries. This fourteen-year project has taken me on an exhilarating journey to many parts of the United …