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How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn't some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it's a learnable, trainable skill that can …

Creativity

Sony World Photography Awards 2016: the final shortlist

More than 230,000 images were entered into the World Photography Organisation’s professional, open and youth categories, encompassing the delicate handling of private moments to the capturing of the year’s biggest news stories.<p>Themes covered include the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s refugee crisis, …

Photography

15 incredible photos that were taken by drones

Drone photography is incredible. Just look at this!<p>This is just third place winner in a two-month competition challenging people around the world to submit their best aerial photos taken by drones. The winners were announced Thursday after 10,000 entries poured in from 146 countries.<p>Check out the …

Photography

5 art and photo books we can’t wait to read in 2016

Here’s what to make space on your bookshelf for this year, from Olivia Bee's youthful lens on love and lust to a deep dive into David Lynch’s musical influences.<p><b>Nan Goldin, Diving for Pearls</b>For her newest project, the celebrated photographer will pour over hundreds of years of art history. At the …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

Animals

Colorized Photos Bring the Vintage Cheer of Holidays Past to Life

Santa Claus with Christmas toys on a sled drawn by white turkeys. 1909.<br>Library of Congress<p>1 of 30<p>The spirit of the holiday season is wrapped up in a …

Christmas

Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950’s, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank …

Vintage

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"

Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i>. Standing in as the …

Cancer

4 Counterintuitive Tricks That Can Make Anyone More Creative

Abundant resources seem like a good thing, but they can be paralyzing. Creating your own constraints helps you get things done.<p>Talk to creative types and you often hear this: An unlimited budget is the kiss of death. You can do anything, but unlimited choice is paralyzing. You also never have to …

Creativity

Where All Your Creativity Went And How To Get It Back

We’re coaxed out of creative, big-picture thinking from a very young age. Here’s how to get it back.<p>This week I got a call from my son’s school, informing me that he’d thrown a chair. He’s four years old.<p>He hadn’t hurt anyone, and he’s never done a thing like this before. He was chastened, but his …

Creativity

USA. NYC. 9/11/2001. A dazed man picks up a paper that was blown out of the towers after the attack of the #WorldTradeCenter, and begins to read it. ( Larry Towell/ #MagnumPhotos) @larrysgeneralstore

Inside the Crater That Leaks Neon Blue ‘Lava’

• Author: Taylor Glascock. Taylor Glascock Photo<br>• Date of Publication: 09.11.15. 09.11.15<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Geology

Street Photography Rules Are Dumb

Image Copyright (c) Jonathan Higbee, 2015<p>One of the unfortunate side effects of the street photography craze is the plethora of people trying to make a living from "teaching" the genre to all the eager newbies. Indeed, some do seem to paying the bills from this endeavor - at least for the moment, …

Street Photography

Long-Exposure Photos of California Wildfires at Night

For the past few wildfire seasons in Southern California, Los Angeles-based photographer Stuart Palley has taken his camera out into the hills to …

Photography

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Story ?<p>Street Photography<p>Published <b>Mar 10, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>28 Contributors</b><p><b>28 photos</b> selected by<p><i>Photojournalist</i><p>View Slideshow<p>First off I wanted to thank you all for participating in the assignment. Though I don't think of it as an assignment. It's more like an excuse …

Photography

“Hopper Meditations”: Photos of Intimate Bedroom Scenes Inspired by the Great American Painter

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it can often go so wrong. Painter, photographer, and “assemblist” Richard Tuschman, set his …

Art

You Will Find These Places Somewhere in England

Polly Tootal is a 36 year-old British photographer based in London. Her <i>Somewhere in England</i> series is an ongoing project on which she has been …

Photography and Public Transport

The most common misunderstanding about Street Photography is to assume that it is about a location, the ‘Street’, when it is really a particular …

Street Photography

The Biggest Legal Mistake Photographers Make

Whether photography is your bread and butter, or something that you’ve started out doing casually with machinations of eventually picking up a few …

Photography
Photographers

Crown-Giver: Exploring Female Dreams - Photographs and text by Tahmineh Monzavi | LensCulture

After a month of imprisonment, Tahmineh Monzavi’s vision altered. She began examining her surroundings and her society differently. After a year-long absence from photography, she began “All about me; nicknamed Crown-Giver,” in which she uses a beauty pageant as a visual metaphor. The series …

Art

Behind the Lens: Kindra Nikole Creates Gorgeous Dreamlike Worlds

Kindra Nikole's dreamlike imagery is rich with creativity and vision. The intricacies of the handmade wardrobe adorning her characters, shows her dedication to her craft, often using fresh foliage that needed to be assembled early the morning of the shoot. Created as a tribute to her late mother, …

Photography

A Mordant Look at the Kentucky Derby With Martin Parr

USA. Kentucky Derby. 2015.<br>Martin Parr—Magnum for TIME<p>1 of 14<p>Martin Parr has photographed the most famous horse races in the world. He’s shot races in …

Martin Parr

Woman Creates Funny Photo Series with a Clone of Herself After Losing 150-Pound in Two Years

Two years ago, Beth Beard was 150 pounds heavier than she is now and about to undergo gastric bypass surgery. But before that happened, she and her photographer friend Blake Morrow began an extra special photo shoot called <i>The Beth Project</i>. It has only recently been fully realized now that Beard has …

Weight Loss

Photographer Expresses Himself Through Beautiful Japanese Landscape Photography

Hidenobu Suzuki is an amateur photographer who decided to raise the bar on his creativity. Suzuki set-out to express emotions using landscapes rather …

Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Photography

Newly Named Guggenheim Fellows Reflect on Landscape Photography

Maroon Bells Sunrise, Aspen, Colorado, 2012<br>©Arno Rafael Minkkinen / Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, Ne<p>1 of 24<p>Winning a Guggenheim Fellowship is a …

Landscape Photography