Artist Alyson Shotz has created an interesting piece of installation artwork that also serves as a thought experience – a run-of-the-mill picket fence covered entirely by perfectly mirrored surfaces. The visual effect of having a mirrored fence is as weird as it is diverse – in some landscapes, the fence seems to be camouflaged, while in others, it serves as a strange and surreal extension or distortion of the environment around it.
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Imagine biting into an eggplant and feeling raw egg run from your teeth through its brittle shell… Talented Japanese artist Hikaru Cho has made such a bizarre experience possible by misleadingly painting these food items to look like totally different food products. Cho’s artwork is playful but well-done – her work with acrylic paint is hyper-realistic and convincing. Which makes things all the more amusing when she cuts or opens the actual food product underneath.
This stunning series of images by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher portrays the lives of the Dinka people, who herd cattle in South Sudan. The Dinka people vary their lifestyle by season – in the rainy season they live in permanent savannah settlements and raise grain crops like millet, while in the dry season they herd cattle along rivers throughout their region.
Amateur photographer Mark Hersch is the perfect example of how improving photo technology is making it easier and easier for more and more people to create beautiful images. This stunning landscape (or skyscape?) was snapped as Hersch’s flight was approaching Chicago O’ Hare International Airport last week. He had his iPhone out to take a picture when the plane took a sharp turn and revealed this incredible sight – the Chicago skyline casting its shadow on the surface of Lake Michigan.
Andrew Newey, an award-winning UK-based travel photographer, has captured gripping photographs of central Nepalese Gurung tribe members engaged in a dangerous and ancient tradition – honey hunting. Twice a year, the Gurung honey hunters ascend to the base of cliffs in central Nepal and ascend them to collect honey. Besides the danger of falling, they also happen to be harvesting the honey of the largest honeybee in the world.
The shower, along with other parts of the bathroom, is one of the only places that we visit every day where our mind can totally disconnect from the troubles and distractions around us. One’s mind begins to wander, and when it does, it can occasionally come up with brilliant shower thoughts like these.
Some adorable pictures have surfaced of a bunch of chubby puppies in China who have been pictured huddling around a staff canteen stove to keep warm. According to the chefs that work the stove, the pups won’t stop barking until the stove is lit. They all live in Jiulongjiang Forest Park in Rucheng county in southern China.
We’ve all probably got some sort of childhood family photos that bring us back to the “good ole’ days,” which is why so many o us can relate to photographer and father of six Alain Laboile’s beautiful photos of his family. His eye for beautiful and vital compositions, along with his choice to shoot in black and white, give his photographs a timeless feel and make them seem as though they could have been a part of anyone’s childhood – as if they’re childhood universals.
Kaija Straumanis, a U.S.-based photographer and grad student, has gone viral with a funny and light-hearted set of self-portrait images that capture various random objects as they collide gracefully with her head. Perhaps the best thing about the images is that they’re pulled off so well. Each picture captures the exact moment of impact, and despite her mashed-up face and flailing hair and glasses, her eyes remain impressively focused.
Staff at the Greystoke Mahale resort in Tanzania have released beautiful footage of a young male pelican learning to fly that they took by strapping a small GoPro camera to his bill. They found the pelican, who has since been named “Big Bird,” roughly 4 months ago when he might have been separated from his flock by a powerful storm. The resort staff nursed him back to health and tried to get him to fly by running along the beach and flapping their hands.
Spring is in the air! Well, depending on how you count that may or may not be true, but what’s important is that, all throughout the northern hemisphere, people are getting the first hints of warmth after the bitter winter. We’ve decided to gather a few pictures to celebrate the occasion and welcome the coming of spring!
Commercial photographer Trent Bell has created a series of powerful images that shows us what a group of U.S. Convicts would tell their past selves if they could turn back the hands of time. In the “Reflect” project, each inmate was first asked to pen a letter to their past selves. Bell then took their portraits and had the text of their letters edited into the images, serving as powerful testaments to their regrets, their mistakes, and their new-found wisdom.