Melanie Vazquez

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Intriguing Digital Sculptures Present Distorted Visions of the Human Body

Seoul-based digital artist and sculptor Kyuin Shim explores complex themes through his distorted visions of the human body. With a mastery of constructing sculptures and realistic, digital 3D renderings, the Korean artist creates monochromatic, mannequin-like figures whose forms are transformed in …


Whimsical Narratives Blur Elements of the Past with the Present

<i>Dancing with Costica</i> is an imaginative series in which Australian photographer Jane Long transformed old photographs into colorful and creative compositions. Long used original glass plate black and white images, originally created by Romanian war photographer Costica Acsinte, as the foundation for …


Beautiful Photo Series Captures the Youthful Days of Summer in Poland

Polish photographer Izabela Urbaniak captures the essence of youth and the freedom of summer in this stunning collection of black and white photographs. Since 2012, Urbaniak has been developing the series, titled <i>Summertime</i>, which documents her two sons, with friends and cousins, as they explore …


Fragmented Black and White Scenes Create Beautifully Abstract Formations

L.A.-based photographer Kevin Saint Grey captures a calming energy throughout his striking black and white photographs. Narrowing in on just a fragment of a tall building or an isolated tree surrounded by sky, his minimalist approach results in beautifully abstract formations.<p>When Grey looks at a …


Artist Poses Playfully with Incredibly Lifelike Paintings of Swimmers

Valencia, Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nunez creates extraordinary paintings that are so hyperrealistic, they seem to come to life and flow right off the canvas. Submerged in azure pools of water, his subjects float serenely, swim gracefully, splash about, or surface for air with a spray of …


Mother’s Heartwarming Portraits of Her Daughter with Down Syndrome

England-based photographer Sian Davey's photo series <i>Finding Alice</i> is a touching illustration of family life featuring her daughter Alice, who was born with Down syndrome. Through beautifully candid snapshots of Alice's daily life, Davey shows that, despite developing physically and mentally in a …


Adorable 4-Year-Old Boy Mimics Male Fashion Models

Meet Ryker, one of the most fashionable 4-year-olds around. Together with his mom, Collette Wixom, the tiny fashionisto has started a popular Instagram and blog following Ryker's trendsetting adventures. The tiny tot's style is on par with those of celebrities, models, and fashion bloggers, as can …

Intricate Papercut Art Contains Beautiful Love Letters

Inside his small studio in east London, where he's worked for over 20 years, artist Rob Ryan creates intricate papercut works all by hand. Many of them contain pieces of writing that read like beautiful love letters. For example, in the one above, the message reads, “I always said that I'd do …

Diggie Vitt’s Surreal 365 Project Comes to a Spectacular End

In the seven months that have passed since we last checked in on talented, young photographer Diggie Vitt, a lot has changed: he embarked on a long road trip across the United States in order to fuel inspiration for his photography; he moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles; and he finally …


Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections

This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the <i>Lure Installation Series</i>, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and …


Rahaf Art Posted by Lara

Artist : Alex Alemany © Posted by Humam

Rainy Walk

Couple in light

The peculiar streets of Istanbul - INSPIRED EYE

George Alexandris was featured and interviewed in Inspired Eye, now he is back with a series of images from Istanbul.<p><b>George, please tell us about</b> …

Street Photography

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the …

Street Photography

Fascinating Photographic Study of the Oldest Living Things in the World

In 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman embarked on the photographic quest of a lifetime: to document the oldest living things in the world. Now, a decade later, Sussman is still going strong, her journey having taken her to some of the harshest and most remote landscapes, from the Mojave …


Andy Denzler Posted by Franco

Lola Dupre Creates Exploding Collages - The Fox Is Black

Lola Dupre’s work is blowing up, almost quite literally. A collagist based in Alpujarra de la Sierra, Andalucía, Spain (longest town name ever), she …

Artist Reimagines Celebrities Completely Covered in Tattoos

In Cheyenne Randall’s ongoing series <i>Shopped Tattoos</i>, the Seattle-based artist imagines what celebrities, world leaders, and fictitious characters would look like if they were covered in tattoos. Not just a small one on the bicep, but designs on the collarbone, hands and face, and both arms. While …

Body Art

Colorful Silhouette Collages Reveal Layers of Reality

Disappear is a collage project by French artist Slip, where forms, colors, and landscapes intersect in visually exciting combinations. In the series, the artist introduces new realities where mundane black and white backgrounds are interrupted by beautifully intriguing silhouette figures.<p>By …

Experimental Photography by Nadia Maria

Artistic Photography Inspiration.<p>Selected artworks of experimental photography by Nadia Maria, a Bauru – São Paulo, Brazil-based photographer. Nadia …


Hilarious Photos of a Man with Random Objects in His Beard

<b>Beard and Picks</b><p>Married photographers Stacy and Pierce Thiot of Red Poppy Photography have begun experimenting with how many objects can fit into Pierce's beard, tracking their progress in a single-topic blog titled <i>Will It Beard</i>. Taking its title from a play on the popular <i>Will It Blend?</i> video …


The Kiss

We are delighted to present <i>The Kiss</i>, a special sale of photographs in honor of Valentine’s Day.<p>Throughout the history of photography, the kiss has always been a subject of voyeuristic fascination. An image of a kiss captures the intimate yet fleeting moment between two people that cannot be recreated. The sale will feature work by artists including Robert Doisneau, Annie Leibovitz, Miles Aldridge, Diane Arbus, Roxanne Lowit, Cindy Sherman, and many more.

The Waist-Slimming, Lower Ab Workout

Side Plank-Up<p>Targets: Rectus and transversus abdominis, obliques, and inner thighs<p>Lie on left side on floor with legs stacked and a rolled-up towel …


This workout comes in handy if you're on vacation and don't have a gym!

Gold Medal Abs

Eight serious ab moves from top Olympic trainers that will score you a rock-solid middle<p><b>DO IT</b> Train your core with these eight moves three nonconsecutive days a week to flatten your belly and get super sexy abs! Either do them all together as a stand-alone workout or add three or four of them to …

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Beauty and the beast - a picture from the past

First published on Fri 31 Jan 2014 07.57 EST