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From the Beats to the Stones, this new film turns the lens on photo legend Robert Frank

Iconic photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank has never gone about his work in a subtle way. Born in Switzerland in the 1920s, Frank made his way …

My Haunting Photos Of Ho Thuy Tien Abandoned Water Park

What does a UFO catching dragon have in common with some overgrown water slides and three abandoned crocodiles?<p>Well, they all share the same …

Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far: Sagmeister’s Typographic Maxims on Life, Updated

About a decade ago, Stefan Sagmeister, one of the most celebrated and influential designers of our time, began keeping a running list of life-learnings in his diary. Eventually, he translated these private thoughts into a series of typographic artworks and public installations at the intersection …

A Manifesto for Living a Creative Life (Also, a Stunning Surf Video)

Mickey Smith talks about his experience as a surf photographer.

Daily Design Inspiration From Earth | Melanie Biehle | Visual Artist

Tulip Fields | Lisse, Netherlands<p>You know when you see things and find them so awesome that you reflexively inhale sharply? That’s what I did when I …

curated contemporary art /// paul rouphail

Ah yes, I do love finding beautifully painted, perfectly hued <i>{those purples & pinks!}</i>, everyday subject matter … <i>and who wouldn’t want to come across</i> …

In Memoriam: Peter Marlow (1952 – 2016)

David Beckham, Manchester United and England footballer. July 1997.<br>Peter Marlow—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 8<p>Magnum photographer Peter Marlow, a two-time …

The vanished streets of Old Paris

Lost streets of Old Paris<p>Eugène Atget's record of a city about to be swept away<p>1902<p>1902<p>Eugène Atget (1857-1927) took up photography because he felt …

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Eco-Friendly Furniture Uses Glowing Bio Resin to "Self Heal" Salvaged Wood

In nature, trees can heal themselves when wounded while simultaneously promoting healthy growth. Inspired by this self-repairing process, German design company Manufract has created unique furniture pieces that combine salvaged oak with bio resins–this material repairs the wood and forms it into …

JOHN DIVOLA: "DOGS CHASING MY CAR IN THE DESERT" (1995-1998)

Big Trash Animals: Artist Turns Junk Into Animals To Remind Us About Pollution

This is Artur Bordalo’s (aka Bordalo II) series of artwork that aims to draw attention to the problems of waste production, materials that are not …

In Silence and In Sorrow - Photographs by Uma Kinoshita | LensCulture

While her initial interests were focused on the female form and emotions, Fukushima’s nuclear disaster profoundly influenced Uma Kinoshita’s work. Since the triple disaster hit the prefecture on March 11, 2011, Kinoshita has been focused on photographing big social issues. “In Silence and In …

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar …

Beautifully Mysterious Photos of Gallipoli by Ekin Kucuk

Istanbul-based photographer Ekin Kucuk captures the Gallipoli peninsula in a series of moody black-and-white images. The Turkish locale was once the site of war, but here, Kucuk depicts a more tranquil existence where animals roam on desolate city streets. Her monochromatic pictures have a …

Can’t get enough of illustrator Kieth Negley’s graphic, flowing, multi-media constructed work. Definitely check out more of his work on his website here.

Can’t get enough of illustrator Kieth Negley’s graphic, flowing, multi-media constructed work. Definitely check out more of his work on his website …

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Incredible Composite Photographs Inspired by Edward Hopper

Richard Tuschman created this incredible series of composite photographs inspired by the work of seminal American painter Edward Hopper.<p>Tuschman builds painted dollhouse-size dioramas that he photographs in his studio. When he photographs the dioramas, he always takes the shots with small …

Traveling with Mind, Body and Eye - Photographs by Ekin Kucuk | LensCulture

<i>The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.</i><br>—Marcel Proust<p>Ekin Kucuk has been photographing for a long time. Well, perhaps just 10 years—but as her family is filled with photographers, the medium has always been present in her life.<p>Born in Adana, …

Photographer Captures Jaguar Attacking a Caiman

Photographer Justin Black captured this incredible photo of a jaguar attacking a caiman in the wetlands of Brazil.<p>Black was leading a group of …

A Collection of 30 Awesome Photography Links

Another terrific week in the world of photography has just passed us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been very active online searching for links …

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Next month, 170 years after the Erebus and all its crew were lost, experts will try to reach the wreck – under thick ice on an undersea ridge<p>Navy divers and marine archaeologists are about to attempt a daring feat of polar exploration. In a few weeks they will drill beneath the thick ice in the …

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How to save nature, one backyard at a time

You can create a haven for all sorts of creatures by using native plants — and one very handy tool.<p>If you have a Carolina chickadee nest in your …

Ex Libris: The Bookplates of 31 Famous Men | The Art of Manliness

There’s an antique bookstore in Montpelier, VT that I always visit whenever we make a trip out to the Green Mountain State. I’ve found a few books …