Nikolai VanKley

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The Art of the Portrait: My Journey to 100 Portraits in 100 Days

As a junior in high school in 1997, when I was deciding which path I wanted to go down, fine arts or photography, things were pretty simple. Did I …

Art Photography

The Noble Fire of Ancient Slaves - Photographs and text by Paolo Marchetti | LensCulture

<i>Paolo Marchetti is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is his winning entry and his artist’s statement. View his profile to learn more about him and to see more of his great …

Spirituality

'Mommy robot' can build and test its own babies

A University of Cambridge team of researchers has created a "mother robot" capable of giving birth to -- or more correctly, building its own -- baby cube-bots. The team conducted five rounds of experiments, wherein it assembled 10 pint-sized machine children per generation with a motor and one to …

How do hackers actually get paid for their services?

The successful hacker is the one whose real name is never known, who shuns the limelight, and stays off the radar. In fiction – notably the cyber …

Coney Island: A Beach At The End Of Time - Photographs and text by Michael Ernest Sweet | LensCulture

My series “Coney Island: A Beach At The End Of Time” explores the famed New York urban beach in gritty, grainy, high-contrast monochrome. The choice to work in this rough black and white style was deliberate—I wanted to covey the idea of the resort as a theme park at the end of its glory; the end …

Coney Island

Half A Century Of Making Photographs: A Conversation With Joel Meyerowitz

<b>All Photographs Copyright Joel Meyerowitz</b><p>Joel Meyerowitz requires little introduction. He is a living legend in street photography. Beginning with his pioneering of color street photography, more accurately color photography in general, Meyerowitz has innovated and trail blazed his way through five …

Blemished Eye - Photographs by David Booker | LensCulture

<i>“I have always been drawn to images that have a dark undertone to them, particularly when combined with a sensual or sexual element.”</i><p>—David Booker in conversation with LensCulture Contributing Editor, Joanne Carter.<p>While seemingly unbearably intimate, David Booker’s images of his wife, Eve, allow …

Shades of Grey

These Powerful Dance Portraits by Alexander Yakovlev Are Stunning

Nothing quite captures the combination of strength, grace, and art like dance. Alexander Yakovlev is able to capture all of these elements in his …