Alistair Keddie

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Long Exposure Nudes Tell a Story of Danger and Deception on the Open Seas (NSFW)

Some ten centuries ago, the epic poet Homer is believed to have told the tale of the sirens. As his version would have it, the wicked women enticed …

Architecture Photography by Pygmalion Karatzas

Pygmalion Karatzas is a talented self taught photographer and architect, who was bor in 1973 in Greece and currently based in Achaia. Pygmalion …

Steve McCurry’s Unforgettable Photos of India, Shot Over 3 Decades

In 1978, a 28-year-old Steve McCurry embarked on his first journey to India. At the time, he wasn’t photographing in the vivid color that defined the …

Robert Mapplethorpe’s Pioneering Images Compiled into New Book

In the late ‘70s, Robert Mapplethorpe’s sex pictures exploded onto the New York art scene. Sexually explicit, provocative and audacious – his …

Poignant Photos of 1990s Teenagers in Their Bedrooms

“I’m not a nostalgic person,” says Albuquerque-based photographer Adrienne Salinger, “I’m not wired that way.” She keeps a single copy of her book <i>In</i> …

Leisure, the Basis of Culture: An Obscure German Philosopher’s Timely 1948 Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Human Dignity in a Culture of Workaholism

“Leisure lives on affirmation. It is not the same as the absence of activity … or even as an inner quiet. It is rather like the stillness in the conversation of lovers, which is fed by their oneness.”<p><i>“We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we</i> …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional …

Jeff Enlow: “Parallelograms” is a series of multiple-exposure nude images shot on large-format Polaroid film (PHOTOS).

<b>Warning: This post contains nudity.</b><p>As photography has shifted from film to digital, the rise of trigger-happy shutterbugs subscribing to quantity …

Mt. Asgard, the Northern Delight

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Photographer brings joy to Syrian child refugees with pinhole camera

Zeb Andrews is a pinhole photographer, taking stunning, lensless photos through a single aperture. “Pinhole photography allows me to view the world …

Artist Francis Bacon’s Conflicted and Creative Life, Illustrated

David Lynch has called legendary British artist Francis Bacon (October 28, 1909–April 28, 1992) “the main guy, the number one kinda hero painter.” Like Lynch’s films, Bacon’s paintings compel the way a scene from a nightmare does — a scream piercing the psyche, at once terrifying in its beauty and …

The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature: Comic Artists Reimagine Beloved Childhood Classics, from Tolstoy’s Fairy Tales to Harry Potter

<i>“Tales are powerful instruments and should be wielded skillfully,”</i> artist Andrea Dezsö told me in our conversation about her striking black-and-white illustrations for the little-known original edition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Some of history’s most skillful wielding of tales has refused …

Bodypainted contortionists – in pictures

The latest collection by artist Emma Fay, who previously wowed the world when her contortionist spider went viral last year

Underground London: adventures in the secret city beneath our feet

At 2am on a cold winter’s night in London last year I was loitering in the shadows on Furnival Street near Chancery Lane tube station with a veteran urban explorer called Lucy Sparrow. Across the street was a six-storey building with scaffolding haphazardly arranged on its facade, pinioned by a …

Satellite eye on Earth: October 2014 – in pictures

Pollution haze over India, autumn leaf colour and smog from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano feature in this month’s selection of stunning satellite images<p>Large reflective blooms of phytoplankton are clearly visible in the above image, surrounding the 51km-long St Matthew Island in the Bering Sea, …

Aug(De)Mented Reality 2: Stop Motion Animation Merged with Hand-Illustrated Cels Held in Front of an iPhone | Colossal

<p>Animator Marty Cooper just released a sequel to his wildly popular Aug(De)Mented Reality video that blends stop motion with hand-illustrated cels …

Chilling Photos of Antarctica Juxtaposed with Warm Weather Objects

Photographer Gray Malin traveled 8,092 miles to capture his beautifully poignant series titled <i>Antarctica: The White Continent</i>. Drawn to the natural landscape of this glacier-covered place and the formation of floating icebergs, he used it as a backdrop to raise awareness about climate change. The …

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Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

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Muhammad Ali – 25 of the best photographs of the legendary boxer

Our picture editor has selected his favourite photographs of Muhammad Ali from the archives. The selection includes pictures of some of the most memorable fights as well as distinctive portraits from his life outside the ring