Meagan Brooker

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Alec Soth: America's most immaculate, intriguing photographer

Whether he’s shooting Johnny Cash’s desolate boyhood home, nude newlyweds in Niagara or preacher men in prison, Soth’s images are the most sure-footed fine-art photography of his generation. Now, his first UK retrospective captures the beauty of a true American original<p>The small wooden shack stands …

Street Photography

Ask Mike Anything—A Call for All Educators

Teachers, tech coaches, administrators and faculty: Have a question for our CEO and co-founder Mike McCue? He wants to hear what’s on your mind and answer any questions you may have during our first virtual conference, Engage Every Student: Flipboard in the Classroom.<p>Please submit your questions …

Mike McCue

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Art

Gorgeous Multiple Exposure Photos Turn Los Angeles into a Pastel Dreamscape

In his <i>Dreamscapes</i> series, Los Angeles native Anthony Samaniego photographs his beloved city using a palette of pastels and muted rainbows, transforming the sprawling metropolis into a candy-colored paradise. His multiple exposure images are captured from the hills of Glendale at dusk, when L.A. is …

Photography

Elegantly Hand-Crafted Calligraphy and Art by the World's Youngest Master Penman

In an age when technology has drawn attention away from the art of handwriting and penmanship, calligrapher and artist Jake Weidmann stands out for both his young age and his dedication to his craft. Weidmann has the honor of being one of only a dozen people in the world who is a Master Penman, as …

Calligraphy

Interview: Artist Covers Body in Paint to Become a Living Comic Book Illustration

Norfolk, Virginia-based visual artist Gigi Rodgers (aka Puck'n Khaos) explores the power of paint and perspective through body art. Using her own face and physique as her canvas, the dedicated artist carefully covers her body in mindful strokes of acrylic paint and “appears to be a comic book …

Comic Books

Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // The world famous Shaolin Monastery is known to many in the West for its association with martial arts, specifically Shaolin Kung Fu. The physical strength and dexterity displayed by the monks is incredible, although they exude a deep serenity.

Artist Discovers the Beauty of Life Emerging from Visual Chaos

Canadian artist Glen Ronald has the incredible ability of finding beauty in visual chaos. Looking beyond crackled paint and frenetic ink splatters, his popular Instagram shows him transforming unruly media into portraits of people and animals. Faces, fur, snouts, and beaks are created by drawing …

Art

Whimsical Photos of Everyday Objects Playfully Reimagined Through the Eyes of a Child

Photographer Peechaya Burroughs‘ playfully minimalistic shots contain a contagious amount of positivity. Through Burroughs' unique lens, a yellow/orange balloon becomes a perfect egg yolk, food is transformed into artistic material, and origami is magically brought to life. No matter what the …

Art

17 Fun Works of Art Inspired by Ice Cream

Since ice cream is the ultimate go-to indulgence in sweet, comfort food, it's no wonder that this delectable dessert has its own national holiday. (Here in the US, National Ice Cream Day falls on the third Sunday of July, making July 19th the perfect cheat day.) This should also make it no surprise …

Ice Cream

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

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

Scarlett Johansson

Pictures of the Week 1.22.15

15 Creative Long Exposures Capture a World Unseen

Firefly trails. Fireworks that look like balloons. These are just some of the long exposure photos we've seen over the years that opened us up to a whole new world. Today we're taking a look at 15 photos that took long exposure to a whole new level. These photos captured movement unseen by the …

Kayaking

Fashion Photographer Captures Model with a 0.3 Megapixel Children's Camera

Believe it or not, renowned fashion photographer Lara Jade shot these photos of a beautiful model using only a 0.3-megapixel camera. Yes, you read that right. Less than one megapixel – smartphones take better pictures than that! The reason for this major downgrade was that Jade took the Cheap …

Photography

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

Infographic Tracks the Daily Routines of Famous Creatives

According to the infographic <i>The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People</i>, not all great minds think alike. In fact, they plan their days very differently from one another. Podio, a project management software company, created this chart that visualizes how artists, writers, and musicians went about …

Creativity

Galaxies Projected in Magically Surreal Photos by Sofia Ajram

Sofia Ajram is a Montreal, Canada-based photographer who creates surreal photos filled with beautiful light. Whether her subjects are being magically lifted into the air or dancing to the beat of their own drum, each person is consumed by the moment. Not much is known about the artist except that …

McGill University

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Moody Portraits of Exquisitely Fragmented Female Forms

Pittsburgh-based artist Mara Light paints intimate portraits of female figures whose faces and bodies are fragmented by the intervention of hazy shadows, textures, and colors. Featuring moody lighting and somber hues, the realistic forms of the women appear to be in the process of deterioration, …

Art

Gorgeous Open-Impressionism Paintings of Colorful Landscapes by Erin Hanson

Artist Erin Hanson has always had an affinity for painting, but she didn't pursue her full time artistic career until she was living in Las Vegas and rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon. The breathtaking scenes throughout the land prompted Hanson to develop a goal of producing one painting per week. …

Art

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the …

Street Photography

Photo Contest Finalists Creatively Capture Light in Landscapes

Stunning rays of sunlight bursting through clouds; dramatic shadows cast along the ground of the forest; and rainbows shooting across the sky. These are all the types of light that judges look for in the Velux Lovers of Light competition.<p>The annual landscape photography event invites photographers …

Photography

Beautiful Details of Tiny Insect Wings Revealed in Macro Photos

As butterflies and moths flutter past, it's difficult to see all of the beautiful details of each tiny insect. Biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill has worked hard to bring those microscopic details to plain view through his incredible macro photography.<p>Using magnification from 7 to 17 times …

Photography

Mother Takes Heartwarming Photos of Her Daughters as They Grow Up

Mother and professional photographer Kate T. Parker invites us to relive the magical moments in our childhood through these heartwarming photos of her two daughters, Ella (8) and Alice (5). Taking inspiration from artist Norman Rockwell and his idyllic images of American Life, the Atlanta, …

Barnes & Noble

Century-Old Photographs of Adorable Cats and Dogs

Harry Whittier Frees, an American photographer who lived from 1879 to 1953, may have created the original LOLcat images! His funny photographs show adorable animals dressed up in clothes and posed in human situations. Often accompanied by humorous captions, the photographs depict the furry little …

Pets

Funny Photo Series Titled "Stuff Being Thrown at My Head"

Literary translator, editor, and grad student Kaija Straumanis has a keen eye for photography, as can be seen from her Flickr gallery. This series of self-portraits, which Straumanis humorously refers to as “stuff being thrown at my head” moments, stands out in particular. In each image, Straumanis …

Translation

12 Priceless Street Photography Tips by Elliot Erwitt

<i>“Photography is an art of observation – it’s about creating something extraordinary out of the ordinary. You choose a frame and then wait until the right time for something magical to come along and fill it. ” – Elliott Erwitt</i><p>Photographer Elliott Erwitt was recently commissioned by luxury single …

Street Photography