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Photo Series Documents The Things That 100 Global Creatives Cannot Live Without

<i>Susana Simonpietri, Creative Director at Chango & Co.</i><p><b>There is something</b> very fascinating about the essentials that people carry around with them, …

New Beautifully Surreal Acrylic and Colored Pencil Paintings by Tran Nguyen

“I enjoy creating an atmosphere that appears ordinary then juxtaposing it with elements that break this to add a subtle hint of surrealism.” It's been almost two years since we took a look at artist Tran Nguyen's paintings and since then she's created a stunning collection of beautiful acrylic and …

Art

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

How I’m Overcoming My Obsession With Constant Self-improvement

After eight years of trying, Leo Babauta realized becoming the ideal version of himself was a fantasy. Now he chooses a different path.<p>For the last eight years, I’ve had an internal struggle: between wanting to improve myself, and wanting to be content.<p>To be honest, I haven’t completely figured out …

An Explanation of How Computers Handle Color

MinutePhysics just released this interesting (and somewhat math-y) explanation of how cameras and computers deal with the concept of color. The video …

The Selfless Hero Who Braved Radiation and Stayed Behind to Feed Fukushima’s Abandoned Animals

Last Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of March 11, 2011, a day that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese people as their island nation was struck by a massively destructive earthquake and tsunami, followed by the dangerous meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima …

Nuclear Energy

Seattle Artist Creates Beautiful Collages with Flowers and Plants

Using a vivid imagination and a sharp eye for gathering plants, Bridget Beth Collins turns relics of nature into beautifully lush collages that form delightfully whimsical scenes. The Pacific Northwest artist forages materials for her pictures from the area surrounding her Seattle home and arranges …

Art

Photos Show Spine-Tingling Drop Down Deepest Cave Pit In The U.S.

Well this is <i>definitely</i> a surprise.<p>Ellison's Cave, located in northwest Georgia, is nearly 12 miles long and more than 1,000 feet deep. The cave -- and the hair-raising pits that lead to its floor -- attract spelunkers from all over the world. There are some seven routes to the cave floor, one of …

Make a Pocket Portfolio for a Way to Stand Out When Out and About

As a photographer, I’m constantly striving for new ways to stand out. While considering that some of the greatest opportunities to create a lasting …

The Secret Garden: Photographer Builds an Elaborate Set in Her Attic for Surreal Portraits

Since last year, Canadian photographer Daniela Majic has been working on an ongoing series titled “Secret Garden.” It’s a collection of surreal …

Endgame: Afghanistan - Photographs and text by Ben Brody | LensCulture

I have been working in Afghanistan for over four years, documenting the American experience there through photography and writing. Rather than taking a strictly news-oriented approach, I have sought to read between the war's lines—and found relentless absurdity and alienation.<p>This war is personal …

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

Etro: A Fashion Tapestry

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Who would not want to live like Veronica Etro? Not only, as ever, did she prance smiling down the catwalk in a …

Gen Y at work: Debunking some myths

Millennials were also slightly less likely than Gen Xers to say they would leave a job to "follow my heart," and less likely than boomers to say …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items

How much can you tell about a person from the small items they carry around every day? Do they provide a more comprehensive picture of who a person …

Photography

We need to teach our kids how to be sad

A UK report suggests that "happiness lessons" be added to school curriculums to help combat mental health issues amongst children. But maybe the …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Finding Freedom: Portraits and Poems of Former Inmates at a Halfway House

“Finding Freedom” is a new art book collaborative project between Brandon Crockett, a community volunteer and advertising copywriter, and the …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

See Photos of Love and Courtship in 1950s Japan

A young couple on a date in a cafe in Tokyo.<br>John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 15<p>Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. …

Restricted Areas - Interview with Danila Tkachenko | LensCulture

The project “Restricted Areas” is about the human impulse towards utopia, about our striving for perfection through technological progress.<p>Humans are always trying to own ever more than they have—this is the source of technical progress. The byproducts of this progress are various commodities as …

Photographer Captures a Cute Squirrel Photo Shoot

Russian photographer Vadim Trunov recently captured a series of photographs showing wild squirrels doing human things. In the snow covered forests …