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So You Want to Read The ’80s: Here’s Where to Start

I first read this book as a school assignment. Needless to say, I had a badass teacher. The story of Harry is an ageless one — a person brought into …

Books

Top 20+ Japan Street Photography Shots That Capture The Rarely Seen Side Of The Land Of The Rising Sun

Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities …

Japan

Empire of the Night: Urban photography series transforms cityscapes through clever use of light

The Empire of the Night photography series by Luca Campigotto has been curated using work from previous projects, such as Gotham City, alongside some …

Living in… the best cities for digital nomads

A laptop and an internet connection are all that’s required for some jobs these days – and many globetrotters are making the most of it, living and working in cities across the world.<p>Some jobs these days require little more than a laptop and an internet connection, allowing many digital nomads the …

This Stunning Photo Series Will Help You Get To Know The ‘Real’ Africa

For as much as the internet has made the world feel smaller, general knowledge of other cultures doesn’t seem to have increased much. Some still just think of the Serengeti — lions, acacia trees, croc-infested rivers — when they think of Africa. But we’re talking about a continent with more than …

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Language

Photographer Uses Fireworks and Long Exposures to Make Trees Drip Light

“Impermanent Sculptures” is a series of light-painting photos by Brazilian photographer Vitor Schietti. One of the interesting ideas found in the …

How Destroying My New $1,600 Canon L Lens Made My Month

No. No. Please, no. A moment of terror for every photographer out there. I opened my photo bag, took out my camera to take a picture of the street …

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. “My photographs are like Japanese …

Japan

Revealing Photos of Skylines and Apartment Windows Capture Solitude of City Life

Living among millions of other people and bumping shoulders on overflowing sidewalks doesn't always equate to a sense of community. Ironically, the most thriving metropolis can create the strongest feelings of isolation. French photographer and graphic artist Floriane de Lassee offers an …

Skyscrapers

How to Create a Time Slice Photograph That Captures the Passage of Time

This “time slice” image by photographer Dan Marker-Moore is a photograph of Shanghai created with 65 separate images captured over 1 hour and 53 …

[Premiere] 'Sundays' Is a Smart Sci-Fi Short Set 50,000 Years in the Future

Amsterdam-based PostPanic is on a mission to revive intelligent sci-fi films.<p><b>A version of this article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</b><p>“We want to bring back more intelligent, thoughtful sci-fi films, ones that don’t always end up with a Hollywood shoot-out at the end,” …

Timeless Hotel - Photographs and text by Mirko Rotondi | LensCulture

Presence and absence…sounds and silences…different cities reflecting and blending perfectly between their insides and outsides. Although there are different scenarios and different architectures, everything shares that common feeling of stupefaction and meditation.<p>I started this series during my …

Urban Symbiosis - Photographs and text by Tomer Eliash | LensCulture

These photographs depict people existing within the urban living space. They demonstrate the symbiosis between man and the buildings he constructs.<p>—Tomer Eliash<p><i><br>Editors’ Note: We discovered this great work when Tomer Eliash submitted some of these photos to the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards.</i> …

World Health Organization

The Question That Could Unite Quantum Theory With General Relativity:

Is Spacetime Countable?<p>Current thinking about quantum gravity assumes that spacetime exists in countable lumps, like grains of sand. That can’t be …

Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible to Use

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

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Hans – A German Photographer shows us why his models are the most beautiful in the world

Hans is from Germany, a very ambitious and artistic photographer who relies totally on natural light with exquisite models. This portfolio is …

Photography

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It's Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

Using Clipping Masks and Drop Shadows to Turn Any Portrait Into a Sculpturesque Image

Although they often get overlooked in the Photoshop workflow, clipping masks can make for some very interesting effects in images. A perfect example …

New York City - Snow My photography of New York City in the snow is currently featured in a beautiful gallery in the Guardian with information about my New York coffee table book: NY Through The Lens which accompanies the snow photos. — An excerpt from the book… …we walk through the city like somnambulists moving through an other-wordly landscape gliding through the white remnants of dream-laden clouds towards street lights that hang over streets like stars leading our way back to the places we rest our heads. — The Guardian feature showcases more of my New York snow photos Here is the feature : New York in the snow by Vivienne Gucwa - in pictures All of the photos featured here and in the article are in the book. Many thanks to the Guardian. This may be the best week of my life, so far. — What is this book you keep talking about?: It’s my New York City photography book which released in stores/online worldwide in November, 2014. There is a HUGE post about it with all sorts of information about it here (sample pages, photos, info about my photography and background, etc..): NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book —- P.S. The screenshots-or-it-didn’t-happen album is here on my Flickr (click or tap on each photo to view larger): Featured in the Guardian —View: My New York City photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

20 Visually Intriguing Images of Pathways and Trails

Photo by mike318<p>Photo by Emergency Brake<p>Photo by Andrew E. Larsen<p>Photo by Thomas<p>Photo by Scott Hudson<p>Photo by SunKee Hwang<p>Photo by Randen …

Steampunk Friends for Life: A Little Story About the Power of Networking as a Photographer

This is a story about networking, giving back, friendship, trust, #sharingiscaring and steampunk.<p>Before I moved to Cardiff, Wales, I decided that I …

Photographer Alex Teuscher’s Moody Photos of New York City ‘Above as Below’

When Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher found himself in New York City for 10 days this last April, he tried to capture some of the most iconic, …

A Starry Time-Lapse of the Milky Way, as Seen From the International Space Station

We’ve come across and shared a number of time-lapses that show off the beauty of the Milky Way in spectacular fashion, but the video above is …

Dream Creatures: Reflected Images of Tree Bark Reveal the Faces Hiding in the Forest

Italian photographer Elido Turco spent four years between 2004 and 2008 exploring a mirrored photography world that remains invisible to most of us. …