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Meet the Manga-Loving Gamer Girl Who Ruled the Fall Shows

Sora Choi was one of the most popular faces on the runways this season, walking over 50 different shows in New York, Paris, London, and Milan, but her career trajectory was hardly straightforward. In fact, it never would have happened if it weren’t for a well-timed favor she did for a friend back …

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Female Photographers Discuss The Real Anxieties Of Being Women

Warning: This post contains nudity and may be inappropriate for work.<p>"A woman must continually watch herself," critic John Berger wrote in <i>Ways of Seeing.</i> "One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at."<p>As a bona fide woman, I …

Barbie Dolls Re-Enact Unforgettable Pop Culture Moments of 2015

Everyone has their own way of remembering 2015, but an Instagram account by the name of @ADollWorldAfterAll has taken a fun and hilariously creative approach to jogging our memory. Each image uses Barbie dolls as a way to relive some of pop culture’s most memorable moments. Ronny Larsson, a …

Breakthrough Tattoo Artists Who Took 2015 By Storm

As the years go by, tattooing has become an increasingly popular way to express yourself. In 2012, a poll found that 21% of adults had at least one tattoo. For people that are between the ages of 18 to 29, that number is closer to 40%. This form of body art is more than a passing fad, and as a …

Handcrafted Jewelry Elegantly Sparkles with Metallic Flecks Embedded in Colorful Resin

French jewelry designer Elena Gueno creates brilliant accessories using colored resin and metallic flakes. Through her shop called Daimblond, she sells both stackable and cocktail-style rings in beautiful blue, pink, and green tones. Each piece encases flecks of gold and silver leaf that sparkle …

12 Of The World's Greatest 2-In-1 Dessert Mashups

When your sweet tooth just can't make up its mind, that's when dessert mashup magic happens. Here are a dozen of the most craveable this + that = …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Elegant Tattoos of Tools Celebrate Professions Requiring Skilled Hands

Of all the possible ideas for tattoos designs, objects like a spatula and whisk seem like odd choices… unless you're a chef. In an effort to (permanently) celebrate professions that require skilled hands, Korean tattoo artist Oozy etches their tools on his clients' skin. The elegant linework …

Billowing Colorful Clouds of Smoke Redefine Ordinary Landscapes

<i>Pop!</i> is a visually exciting series by Texas-based photographer Irby Pace that reinterprets the look of oft-seen open fields, long roads, vast bodies of water, shrouded alleyways, and various desolate landscapes. Pace's refreshing take on landscape photography incorporates the use of artificial …

Breathtaking Visions of Earth - National Geographic (20 photos)

<b>Reed Flute Cave – Guangxi Zhuangzu region, China (James P. Nelson, TCS)</b><p>Our friends over at National Geographic take some of the most amazing photographs. Every month, the editors pick a few choice shots to add to their Visions of Earth collection, showcasing some of the best nature images from …

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

15 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Adorable Ermine

The short-tailed weasel, or stoat, is an adorable little character that always looks like he's always up to no good. The animal goes by the name ermine when it's in its pure white winter coat. In the spring and summer, its fur is a reddish brown. The photo above shows the ermine in Italy's Gran …

Animal Tattoos Obscured with Colorful Glitches by Lesha Lauz

Russian artist Lesha Lauz, aka Alexey, creates colorful tattoos that are fit for our digital age. He combines vibrantly-hued animals and obscures parts of their portraits with pixels. The permanent body art is reminiscent of when an image doesn't load correctly, and it's something we're probably …

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 …

Inside New York's First Transgender Modeling Agency

Peche Di started Trans Models because booking shoots through traditional agencies was frustrating. “They didn’t understand me,” she says.<p>Peche Di, a Thai beauty queen who studied at New York University, spent five years booking occasional modeling gigs and looking for an agency to represent her. …

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14 Ways to Have Your Tea and Eat It Too

Black tea has my heart—but it's torn in two, and each half has a name: one is chai, the other Earl Grey. In honor of these two favorites (as well as my other miscellanous tea cravings)—here are <b>14 tea-rrific tea-based sweets, proving once and for all we can have our cake tea and eat it too:</b><p><b>Team Earl</b> …

See the World’s Most Iconic Places Transformed by Whimsical Paper Cut Outs

London-based photographer Rich McCor understands that his city is a magical one, but like all of us, it’s easy to become tone-deaf to the quirks and …

Quirky Photo-Manipulations That Remix the World in Creative Ways

Photographer James Popsys lives in London, one of the most photographed cities in the world. With so many people making virtually the same photos as …

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Meticulously Elegant Tattoos Created with Thousands of Intricate Dots

Tattoo artist Jessica Kinzer has a gift for producing powerful tattoos. Though only tattooing since 2014, this young artist shows genuine talent within designs that are both captivating and elegant. The complexity within each tattoo reveals Kinzer's meticulous eye for detail as she utilizes a …

Interview: Photographer's Surreal Portraits of His Sons Capture the Innocence of Childhood

Romanian-born, Seattle-based fine art photographer Gabe Tomoiaga creates surreal worlds of childlike wonder with the help of his three young sons, who both inspire him and bring his artistic visions to life. Tomoiaga crafts whimsical scenes that depict his children—Landon, Liam, and Lucas, all …

Vibrant Palette Knife Portraits Radiate Raw Emotions

With bold strokes and vibrant colors, each of Francoise Nielly‘s paintings exude raw emotion. Featured many times here at the Met, Nielly continues to produce portraits rich with vital energy and sensuality. Dabbling in a variety of mediums before settling into painting, Nielly has developed a …

Typography Mania #308

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

Behold the Beauty of Vitiligo

Warsaw-based photographer Julia Kaczorowska first developed spots of white on the skin around her knees and elbows at the age of four when she was …

Sea Bird Cities - Photographs and text by Kieran Dodds | LensCulture

This story considers our human role in the environment of the industrialized North Atlantic.<p>I was intrigued by the juxtaposition of nature tourism and heavy industry (including deep water drilling) in the economy of these remote islands and wondered—how can both co-exist? There is great abundance …

Human Geography

Quest for Identity - Photographs and text by Ziyah Gafic | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were moved by its simplicity and power. In honor of this year’s Visual Storytelling Awards—and to inspire other visual</i> …

Perfect Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge Will End the Sandwich Debate

<i>Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge is just like your favorite sandwich from childhood. But this fudge is even better and more decadent!</i><p>There's a huge debate in my family. Or should I call it the great divide. And it all centers on how to properly make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.<p>Here are the main …

An Open Letter to Lane Bryant: Five Lessons Learned From the #PlusIsEqual Campaign

<i>Like a mysterious and seductive lover, an ad appeared in the pages of September's Fall Fashion issue of Vogue. The silhouette of supple, curvaceous models posed artfully with the text #PlusIsEqual. It was soon revealed that this was an ad belonging to plus retailer Lane Bryant.</i><p><i>This ad was the first</i> …