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Dataforms: destroying analog in search of digital beauty

For the best part of a decade, Ed Spence has created original artworks by rearranging large photos and (reprints of) paintings into pixelated collages.<p>As a teen, Spence drew inspiration from his father's fascination with fractal visualizations; the notion that one can experiment with digital …

Australian brushfires worsen, threaten to morph into dangerous 'fire tornado'

A handful of separate wildfires raging west of Sydney, Australia, have already ravaged 300,000 acres of land and destroyed 200 houses. As they continue to burn, officials are warning that some of the blazes could merge into one "mega-fire" and then spark a freaky phenomenon known as a "fire cloud." …

Kate Winslet's Vogue cover is ageless. But not in a good way

Kate Winslet is on the cover of this month's Vogue and the photo is unbelievable.<p>I mean, literally unbelievable. The 38-year-old, who does OK without Mario Testino's help, looks in this portrait like a CGI version of herself. Her hair is detachable plastic; her eyes are like marbles. Her …

This video game photographer creates art out of virtual worlds

Critics might not agree whether video games are art, but it's hard to deny that they contain art within. That's what Duncan Harris, aka Dead End Thrills, seeks to capture with his virtual camera. He's been at it for a few years now, and the result is not to be missed: a collection of spectacular …

The rise of the surprisingly beautiful Snapchat art movement

Snapchat is designed to be ephemeral — that's why it purposefully destroys your messages seconds after they're received. Recently, however, some users have been saving their snaps and circulating them on the web. Why? Because they're masterpieces.<p>There's James McKenna, whose sardonic depictions of …

Jacques Lowe: the JFK photographer who lost his life's work on 9/11

What do you do when, as a photographer, you are told your image archive is so precious that it's uninsurable? The answer for Jacques Lowe, whose images helped create the legend of John F Kennedy, was to store them in JP Morgan's seemingly impregnable vault in Tower 5 of New York's World Trade …

Blood ivory: poachers use poison to slaughter elephants in Africa

Cyanide kills at least 87 elephants in Zimbabwe massacre<p><i>Young elephants gather at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. (Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>Poachers have begun using more subtle techniques to slaughter elephants in Zimbabwe, swapping rifles and machetes for industrial …

Best of Eyewitness - wildlife

Nature at its best

Amy Winehouse posing for Back to Black – Mischa Richter's best photo

In 2006, I was asked to take some photographs of Amy Winehouse for publicity purposes and possibly to provide some artwork for her new album. I'd seen her play live and was familiar with Frank, her debut, but I hadn't heard the new album and didn't know what it was going to be called.<p>I went to …

Artists fulfill the dreams of death row inmates

Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Tennessee, currently houses 79 people on death row. This summer, a group of artists made weekly visits to the prison to collaborate with the inmates. <i>Unit 2 (part 1)</i>, named for the part of the prison where the inmates are held, is an exhibition displaying the …

Mesmerizing Photos of Cenote Angelita, an Underwater River

No, you didn’t read the title wrong. Although it might seem like a bit of a strange concept, there is such a thing as an “underwater river,” and …

My Experience Photographing the Yakuza

After watching the movie “The Last Samurai” at a theater back home in Southern California (where I’m originally from), my curiosity for Japan …

Fumito Ueda discusses Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and the still-in-progress Last Guardian

<i>Ico</i> and <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i> — two games that almost always get up whenever people discuss whether video games can be both fun to play and truly "art" — are available right now, for free, in HD glory, for PlayStation Plus users. Why do these two games remain so well-loved today, even though <i>Ico</i> is …

A First-Person View of What It’s Like to Photograph Protests in Egypt

Want to experience what it feels like to be a photojournalist in the midst of the violent protests and clashes that have been occurring throughout …

Practice No Tension Street Photography tips John Free

Photography

The Heirloom Project by Joakim Blockstrom - in pictures

Joakim Blockstrom photographs treasured objects handed down the generations and investigates the impact they have made on the people who own them. You can see more of The Heirloom Project

Conceptual Portraits of People Surrounded by Repeating Objects

Up and coming photographer Austin Tott has been attracting quite some attention as of late. The talented lensman from Seattle, Washington has been …

Interview: Photographer Frank W. Ockenfels III On Shooting Breaking Bad

<i>Like many of you, I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad. So, when I saw the moody desert character portraits AMC released to promote the final season, I was</i> …

How Pinterest Can Discourage the Creative Process for Photographers

It’s incredible how Pinterest has taken the wedding industry by storm. My husband and I have always been, and still are, big supporters of Pinterest. …

A Candid Look Inside the Secretive World of the Ku Klux Klan

Over the years, photojournalist Anthony S. Karen has gained access to some of the most secretive groups in the world. From Skinheads, to the Westboro …

Why Do We Want Better Cameras If We Keep Making the Photos Look Worse?

There was a time in the mid to late 90s when Nirvana was all the rage, people wore too much flannel, and the design world was pre-occupied with …

Seeing with geometry: inside the mind of Andy Gilmore

Andy Gilmore is practically unrivaled in his field. A master of geometry, his work has been commissioned by Nike, <i>Fast Company</i>, <i>Wired Magazine</i>, and others. To coincide with the sale of a selection of Gilmore's works, the design house / online store Ghostly International has released a video looking …

Exploring the Art of Portrait Photography and the Role of the Portrait Today

Capturing our likeness has been a pursuit of the human race for thousands of years. From paintings of gods in Egypt and Greece, to portrait paintings …

Using Car Headlights For Portrait Photography Lighting

_A while back, we asked our Twitter followers what their favorite lighting modifiers were. We got a whole variety of answers, but when Raymond Larose …

Professional Marine Photographer Captures Photos of Diver Who Nearly Got Swallowed by Whale Shark

Professional marine photographer Mauricio Handler almost shot what perhaps could have been one of the most gruesome images ever taken underwater. …