After reading “San Francisco is Burning”, photographer Shawn Clover decided to combine the photos taken right after the 1906 earthquake with the modern-day San Fransisco. He tried to find the exact spot the photographer stood, the equivalent focal length and the same high off the ground where the camera was. Unfortunately, he soon found that it was impossible to replicate many of the original photos because they were taken in places where new buildings stands today…
Seeing how much you liked 10 Creative and Unusual T-Shirts that we posted two years ago, we decided to make one more list of cool tees. What’s interesting is that up until the 1950’s, t-shirts were still considered underwear until Marlon Brando, John Wayne, and James Dean shocked Americans by wearing their “underwear” on television. This, of course, convinced the public that it was absolutely OK to were T-Shirts, and now, after more than 50 years, there are thousands of creative T-shirt designs out there. Some of the best ones are on this list.
Don’t be deceived, this is not another collection of Guido Daniele’ work. The hand paintings below are all painted by a talented London-based body painter Annie Ralli. Photographed by Ray Massey, these optical illusions are a part of advertising campaign for Ecclesiastical Insurance, a niche insurance company using the byline “You’re in good hands”.
Huang Guofu, now 42, lost both his arms in a horrible electric shock accident at the age of four, however this didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams. Instead, at the age of 12, he began painting with his feet. At first, Huang tried selling his paintings in the streets, but he soon learned that his paintings lacked elegance and many people bought his work just out of sympathy. That didn’t stop him either. He put a brush in his mouth and taught himself to paint with more detail…
When an 81-year-old amateur restorer Cecilia Giménez tried to restore the 19th Century Spanish Fresco ‘Ecce Homo’ little did she know that her work would become a worldwide media sensation. To make things even funnier, here are some of the best parodies of the botched “Ecce Homo” restoration.
Who said that size doesn’t matter? “My Modern Met” recently asked if street art was getting bigger, and our answer is yes. In order to prove that, we even handpicked a list of 30 wonderful large scale street art murals from around the world. If you think we missed something awesome – feel free to post it in the comment section below the post.
Fascinated by the fast color-changing nature of the squid’s skin, Tim and Greg from Backyard Brains connected an iPod nano to the squid’s fin nerve and played “Insane in the Brain” by Cypress Hill. The results were both interesting and beautiful. The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the fin.
Commercial advertising photographer Tim Tadder just finished shooting a new project he calls “Water Wigs”. Tim and his colleagues came up with this crazy idea while working with a mannequin in a studio. They realized that water made cool hair like shapes which worked exceptionally well on bald heads. So he found a bunch of awesome bald men and threw water balloons at their heads to create hilarious water wigs.
Photographer and tourist Michael Hughes creates cool optical illusions by placing cheap souvenirs in front of famous landmarks. Michael has discovered the technique back in 1998 when he held up a postcard he bought for his daughter on the tourist platform at the Lorelei cliffs next to the river Rhine. Interestingly, he has recently started taking trips just to photograph a souvenir in front of its landmark.
Remember Negative Space Art by Noma Bar and Tang Yau Hoong? The same negative space techniques can be easily applied in logo design. Hidden message within your logo will not only “grab” viewer’s attention, but at the same time it’ll tell a lot about the company. Take a look at these 30 clever examples of negative space logos to see what we mean!
For the cover of the August issue of Clase Premier magazine, Mexican studio Golpeavisa had to make a portrait of René Redzepi, the world’s best chef. Usually, these cover illustrations are digital drawings, but this time Golpeavisa decided to push their luck a little bit further, and do the illustration photographically. The idea was to shoot a bunch of cuisine and kitchen related elements positioned in such a way that it would look like a silhouette of Redzepi’s face.
Last time we asked you to send in the best “perfectly timed photos” you’ve taken during your photography career or seen on the Internet. Thank you to all the pandas who have emailed and posted all these funny pictures in our comment section! As we talked before, you may be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes all it takes to take the best shot is being in the right place at the right moment. So be prepared for it and be lucky! Here are 36 more perfectly timed photos to get you inspired.