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Surreal Shadow Portraits by Alexey Bednij

Alexey Bednij is a 28-year-old photographer who manipulates photos of people and animals in oder to make these unique shadow portraits that he refers …

Architizer

7 Floating Destinations That Are SO Much Better Than A Cruise

<b>Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From Thailand to Canada, these floating structures feature the kind of innovative design and masterful engineering that you have to see to believe.<p><i>(photo: Piyatat Hemmatat, courtesy of Búro Ole Scheeren)</i><p>Devised by 2014 AD Innovator Ole Scheeren, the …

Architecture

Olloclip vs. Moment lenses: Best glass for your iPhone 6 camera

Like millions of photography fans, the iPhone is my main camera. In fact, ever since my Nikon D600 took a suicidal, lens-first dive off a cliff and into a waterfall, my iPhone has become my only camera.<p>I’m always trying to eke out a little extra performance from my iPhone’s tiny camera sensor with …

Female Artist Photographs 100 Naked Women To Show The Power Of A Strong Nude Photo (NSFW)

<i>Note: This photo series contains lots of nudity. You've been warned.</i><p>It wasn't the title "100 Naked Women" that caught our attention, though it is effective. It was the aesthetic of the photos -- glossy and real, glamorous and gnarly, sexy and campy, all at once. And if we're going to showcase a …

Photographers

Readers' travel photo competition: December – colour

For our final assignment of the year, readers showcased the world’s spectrum of colours in these stunning images. Scroll down to see the winning shot, which will be mounted by Point 101. The best shot of the year wins an 11-night trip to South Africa, courtesy of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and tour …

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

Fujifilm X100S Compact Camera: What Can Happen When a Camera Company Listens to Photographers

Since 2010, Fujifilm has been carving a niche for itself in the camera market by designing a number of cameras (XF1, XE1, X-Pro1, etc.) that many …

Sigma Launches 18-300mm “All-in-One” Zoom, Two 150-600mm Lenses, and Two Teleconverters

Sigma has announced a new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens, an “all-in-one” lens that’s designed for photographers who hate switching lenses …

From Armani to Versace: backstage fashion photography – in pictures

Filippo Mutani’s The Backstage Diaries is the result of five years’ work behind the scenes at fashion shows in Milan, Paris and New York. His photography exhibition is at the Leica Gallery in Milan from 9 September until 5 October 2014

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

8 New Zealand Sights to Wake Up to (In Your Campervan)

My wife and I recently returned from a two week, try-to-see-everything honeymoon to New Zealand. Subscribing to the "if you visit enough beautiful places, anyone can be a good photographer" school of picture-taking, I took too many pictures, while my wife rolled too many eyes. But we got a few good …

New Zealand

How to Rent a Car on Vacation

Though renting a car can seem easy, it's important to know a handful of basic, but important facts--age restrictions, insurance coverage options, discount codes--before you get started to make sure there are no surprises when you pick your car up or drop it off at the end of your trip. Here's our …

Frequent-flyer Programs

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Mirrored Suitcase Reflects Captivating City Scenes

Photographer Rui Calada Bastos used a mirrored suitcase as the main focus to develop this engaging series, entitled <i>The Mirror Suitcase Man</i>, where images overlap in complex arrangements. Using light and reflections, Calada Bastos captured moments in which a man carries a suitcase across a fragmented …

Art

Why I love my Leica

I'm a photographer. No, let me rephrase that: I would like to be a photographer. In reality I'm merely an obsessive who takes lots of photographs in the hope that some day, just once, he will produce an image that is really, truly memorable. Like the images that Henri Cartier-Bresson captured, …

Real street style – in pictures

California designer/writer duo Isla Bell Murray and Jessica Saia have seen countless street-style photoshoots in San Francisco. One day they decided to make their own for online magazine The Bold Italic, but made it literal: they dressed up fire hydrants, phone boxes and even dog poo in the latest …

100 years of the Leica camera – in pictures

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Neil Libbert, many of the 20th century’s defining images were shot on a Leica

Dreamy Provence Boudoir Session

One of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram? The seriously talented Greg Finck. So when he sends a few pretty shots our way, a little midday …

How does the iPhone hold up against a serious camera?

A couple of notes on my methodology. One of the main advantages of interchangeable lens cameras is that, well, the lenses are interchangeable, letting you obliterate backgrounds into nothingness with wide apertures, or shoot far-off subjects with telephoto zooms. Another advantage of pro cameras is …

These Are The World's Least Visited Countries

If you're constantly searching for an undiscovered, crowd-free getaway, you're in luck -- some of the least-visited countries on earth are calling your name.<p>These countries are totally beautiful and completely underrated, which means few crowds and pristine, untouched nature. Many of them are small …

Mother and One-Handed Daughter Create Inspiring Photo Series

This photo series is an inspiring story of a mother's love. Photographer Holly Spring's young daughter struggled early in life with Hirschsprung's Disease and has only one hand, but Spring won't let that stop her from living life to the fullest. This collection of photographs was Spring's way of …

#TheLIST: The 25 Best Hotels in the World

Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, shared his favorite properties exclusively with BAZAAR.com.<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's</i> …

The 5 Best Apps to Up Your Insta-Game

Getting more likes on your Instagram photos could be as easy as adding one of these apps to your routine.<p>It's Instagram's Valencia-filtered world and we just live in it—so why not play the game? Curating a great Instagram gallery requires thought and serious attention to detail, and there's nothing …

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …