Катя Платонова

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Planet Earth Through a Kaleidoscope Looks Pretty Rad

Remember a few years back when you gathered a friend’s apartment–the one with the nice TV–and excitedly watched the <i>Planet Earth</i> nature documentary without a hint of irony, without that faux enthusiasm saved for <i>Shark Week</i>, or worse, <i>Sharknado</i>? You never knew it then, but those were the good …

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Jakarta Megacity and the Seduction of Walking

Jakarta is a megacity, alive 24/7 with contradicting light and shades. Pedestrian pathways throughout the city are one of the most unforgiving to …

Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi

Who knew there are so many different kinds of mushrooms? Retiree Steve Axford, who lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia, uses his camera to capture the startling visual diversity of fungi and other living things. As his photographs reveal, there are far more …

Funny Catastrophe Illustrations Camouflaged as Dainty Plates

Take a closer look and you'll find that the ornate decor found on these porcelain dishes tells a bit of a surprising story. Graphic designer and founder of Calamityware Don Moyer has replaced the typical landscapes and peaceful nature scenes of traditional willow-pattern dinner plates with …

Animated GIFs by Moran Goldstein

Animated GIFs are awesome since the 90s. I remember when I started using the web I used to see them around and it seems that they haven't lost their …

Ni LED Parasol Big Garden Torch With Finger Sensing OTC

The inspiration of <b>Ni LED Parasol Big Garden Torch</b> design was coming during a holiday time in Malidves luxury resort. This concept parasol redefines …

Perfectly Balanced Stones Amazingly Suspended in Mid-Air

For many years, Australian-based artist Ken Unsworth has made viewers hold their breath with his timeless work entitled <i>Suspended Stone Circle II</i>. The installation was first completed in 1974 and produced again in 1988, and is awe-inspiring in both its fragility and volume. Unsworth used 103 river …

‘Not Art’ Reinterprets Classic Art Into Geometric Designs - The Fox Is Black

Not Art is a design project by Tamer AlMasri and Mothanna Husseinm which combines symmetrical lines and shapes and juxtaposes them with classical …

Incredibly Realistic 3D Illustrations Look Like Paper Art

Estonia-based graphic designer and illustrator Eiko Ojala uses the art of paper cutting as the inspiration for these clever digital drawings. At first glance, the compositions look like layers of colorful paper perfectly placed together. However, in reality, the artist hand draws everything and …

Spectacular Science Experiment Photography by Caleb Charland

Call him an artist, a photographer, a scientist or all three. Caleb Charland is back with a new set of work that asks him to wear many different hats. When we first came across his scientific experiments, back in July 2010, we were blown away by the way he could make us look at everyday objects in …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

35 Cityscape Images to Take Your Breath Away

Recently I’ve done a lot of natural world images including landscapes, bugs, waterfalls, flowers and even pets. So it’s time for something different …

Warped Street Art Portraiture by Stamatis Laskos | Colossal

<p>“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter,” said Oscar Wilde. “It is not he who is revealed by the …

Adjustment Brush Color Overlay Tip

Posted By on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Lightroom Tips | 3 comments<p>If you’re using the Adjustment Brush, you may notice that it shows a color …

On-Location Photography Tip: Use a Mini Softbox for Portraits

Lighting in portrait photography can be tricky, especially if you’re not in a studio setting or if you’re working by yourself. You don’t want to be …

Enter the surreal wonderland of pagan China – in pictures

Zhang Xiao's photobook Shanxi explores ancient new-year rituals in rural China. With hallucinatory images of villagers dressed up as supernatural beings and near-forgotten deities, it is a fascinating portrait of Chinese peasant life today. Here's a selection of the best images

Mythical beasts and voodoo worship: photographing pagan rituals in China

A young girl dressed like an angel, her face painted deathly white save for her red lips and the bright pink crescents around her eyes, is led on horseback through a curious crowd. A man wearing a demonic mask smokes a cigarette while cradling a sleeping baby. White-faced figures in bright robes …

Photog Gives Light Back to the World with ‘Painting With Lights’ Street Art Project

What happens when the concept of graffiti as we know it is flipped on its head? Well, I believe you end up with something like ‘Painting with …

Wellcome image awards 2014: life in extreme close-up - in pictures

Beautiful, strange and occasionally alarming pictures from the shortlist for this year’s Wellcome image awards – which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging – from an x-ray of a bat to a micrograph of a kidney stone. The exhibition opens on 12 March at three science centres and …

Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction and the Fabricated Image

Nylon threads and neatly erupted charcoal bits take over Miami's Zadok Gallery in "Fiction and the Fabricated Image"—an exhibition that opens this weekend by the South Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk. The show explores the interplay of nature and civilized culture. In stringing up palm-sized pieces of …

Former NASA Engineer Makes Mind-Boggling Cake Creations

If you're a Food Network fan, you may already know the name BethAnn Goldberg. She's the two time gold medal champion on the show “Challenge” and the owner of Studio Cake, a custom-order bakery in Menlo Park, California. The Stanford alum and former NASA engineer uses her masters in engineering and …

Creative Photographs of a Person Playing with the Moon

Self-taught, Albanian photographer Adrian Limani has created a playful series of photographs depicting a person playing with the full moon. Using his younger brother as a model, the photographer captures the young man leaping and posing in front of the moon, creating images that show a silhouetted …

Cézanne, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Chris Blade: the week's art shows in pictures

From the Pearlman collection of Cézanne's work in Oxford to Chris Blade's Arctic photography in Sunderland, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what's happening in art around the country

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …

Super Simple Effect Makes Regular GIFs or Photos Seem Three Dimensional

Actual 3D footage can be a pain, both to capture and to watch, which is why we fell in love with this super simple technique when we ran across it. …

Бесплатная онлайн курсы о фотографии, оборудовании и фотосъемке

Как нужно фотографировать детей? Этот вопрос задают многие родители, поэтому и посвящаем этот урок, в котором мы поможет вам с выбором оборудования и …

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to …