Minna Kilpeläinen

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Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

I Wish My Mother Would Call

Sometime in April 2010, my father, Victor, a veteran who spent most of his life as an engineer, hanged himself in a garage in Blackwood, New Jersey. …

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20 Dreamy Trailers for Summer Getaways

Dreaming of summer vacations and getaways in the great outdoors? Us too! And we’ve got our sights set on all sorts of innovative, beautifully designed, and vintage trailers that are just ready to whisk us away. Whether you love car camping every weekend in Northern Cali or are planning a …

The True Science of Parallel Universes, Animated

Some of the greatest minds in science and the humanities have wondered — and attempted to answer — why the universe exists. That is, our universe, <i>the</i> universe, in the singular. But while it might be alluring to imagine what it would be like to live in a universe of ten dimensions, reality is at …

George Plimpton on the Art of Public Speaking and How to Overcome Stage Fright

The art of giving a great presentation has occupied humanity for as long as recorded history can trace, from the great oratory schools of Ancient Greece to the TED era.<p>In <b>How to Use the Power of the Printed Word</b> (<i>public library</i>) — the same treasure trove that gave us Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 timeless rules …

T. S. Eliot on Idea Incubation, Inhibition, and the Mystical Quality of Creativity, Plus a Rare Reading

In this passage from <b>The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism</b> (<i>public library</i>), cited in the 1942 gem <i>Anatomy of Inspiration</i>, celebrated poet, playwright, and cultural critic T. S. Eliot adds to previously explored theories of how creativity works by taking a curious look at how physical illness …

F. Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Hate Mail

<b>F. Scott Fitzgerald</b> — literary legend, master of the muse, star of early book ads, and one amazing dad — was born on September 24, 1896.<p>In 1920, shortly after the publication of his debut novel, <i>This Side of Paradise</i>, he received a piece of “hate mail” criticizing the book as an affront to the …

Artist : Lesley Oldaker © Posted by Humam

WVIL, A Glimpse At The Future Of Photography After Cameras Die [Video]

With pro-level digital cameras continually shrinking, and cellphone cameras getting better, WVIL images a future when the two finally merge.<p>As digital cameras have outgrown their bulky origins and continued to miniaturize, some photographers and cinematographers joke that soon the “camera” itself …

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Conscientious Extended | The Ethics of Street Photography

“[Garry] Winogrand was famous for never asking people permission before taking their photographs;” writes Caille Millner in a review of the …

Freeze-framed dogs - in pictures

The Cosmic Gallery - in pictures

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Humanity Photo Awards 2013 Call For Entries

April 3, 2013 /Photography News/ Since 1998, the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) has started the international competition Humanity …

Tiny Lo-Fi Fisheye Camera Helps Creator Pay Off His Student Debts

Remember that tiny Lomo-inspired fisheye camera we featured back in February? It turns out there’s actually a market for that camera, and the …