Turns out a cat doesn’t necessarily have to be grumpy to become and Internet sensation: meet Sam, the ever-surprised kitten, whose eyebrows made him an Internet hit overnight! Black markings over his eyes make the cat look as if he has eyebrows going through the roof. Sam’s pictures went viral instantly, and he now has over 10.000 followers on Instagram.
Hungarian-based photographer Noell S. Oszvald presents such a powerful self-portrait portfolio that you wouldn’t believe she’s been taking pictures for just over one year now. The 22-year-old makes black and white pictures only, as she says she finds colors distracting. Noell also refuses to write any descriptions below her photos, and sticks to captions only in order to leave the room for interpretation for the viewers.
When millions of men joined the armed forces, women had to replace them by taking jobs that previously had been held by men – such as bank teller, shoe salesperson or even aircraft mechanic. Woman started working in factories – this was called the “Rosie the Riveter” phenomenon.These photos had to lure young women into the factories by showing women workers as glamorous and even fashionable.
WiseGEEK conducted a very visual and informative study and presented a photo series, which compares what 200 calories actually look like in different foods. You’d think that even with the bikini season coming up, a handful of gummy bears couldn’t hurt much, right..? Well, turns out, just 51 gram of those gives you the same amount of calories as nearly 600 grams of broccoli or 3 whole eggs would…
Seeing how popular his recent lion painting was, Hong Kong born artist Marc Allante decided to show the 25 years it took to get there. Starting with the portraits of his grandma (“oma”) and grandpa (“opa”), the stream ends with a fascinating colorful lion, drawn at the age of 25.
A greeting card-maker by day, Alan Friedman pursues his true passion once the night falls – he sets up his special gear and starts making some fascinating pictures of the Sun right from his backyard. Buffalo-based astronomy lover uses a small (3 ½” aperture) telescope with a Hydrogen Alpha filter and an industrial webcam to capture the surface of the Sun, which looks surprisingly calm and fluffy in the final version.
Sony has recently announced the World Photography Awards shortlist of finalists in Professional, Open and Youth categories. The jury had a tough job, because this year’s awards have received the highest number of submissions ever, with over 122.000 entries from 170 countries. Here are 33 of our favorite photographs from 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.
Love makes even the most rational and reserved of us act like teenagers – drool over a photo of the beloved one, sigh deeply at night and talk fluffy words. Australian art collective “Hubbawelcome” mocks this in their Valentine’s Day greeting cards, placing ironic and somewhat stalker-ish captions next to cute and childish drawings.
Li Hongbo’s artwork may look like porcelain or gypsum sculptures at first, but that’s only until he demonstrates how flexible they are. Beijing based artist, book designer and editor creates these busts and sculptures out of thousands of layers of glued thin paper. Hongbo builds the honeycomb-like structures by strategically placing the glue on each sheet of paper, and then gives the desired shape to it.
The College for Creative Studies together with an advertising firm Team Detroit came up with an ingenious ad concept to attract students to their art courses. Instead of bragging how good the college is, they decided to use reverse psychology. The ads supposedly discloses harmful and addictive side effects of art, and is also mocking popular anti-drug campaign from the 1980′s and 90′s, put together by the Public Service Announcements.