Category: Art and Photography

A Single Drop of Seawater Magnified 25x

If you're like me, you've probably at one point been swimming in the ocean and swallowed a massive gulp of seawater. Now, thanks to photographer David Littschwager, we can see exactly what is in that water we've ingested - an entire ecosystem called plankton, consisting of crab larva, diatoms, bacteria, fish eggs, zooplankton, and even worms. Via David Liittschwager Read more [...]

Artist Captures High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking

If you've ever wondered what dogs look like in freeze frame when they're shaking water off themselves, look no further!  These high-speed still frames show you exactly that.  Internationally recognized award winning photographer and experienced animal trainer Carli Davidson captured the hilarious still frames of dogs in her series titled "Shake". Source Read more [...]

The Most Beautiful Street Art In The World

Art is subjective. What might be beautiful to one person might be low-brow to another, but it's hard to deny that even though these pieces of street art have been put on walls, doors, city streets, and in abandoned buildings, they aren't meaningful, thought provoking, or beautiful. 1. Orodè Deoro Milan, Italy 2. David Walker Aubervilliers, France 3. Oakoak Etienne, France 4. Hopare 5. Part of the Femme Fierce Street Art Festival, South London 6. Anti FIFA São Paulo, Brazil 7. Read more [...]

22 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard to Believe Really Exist

Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different geographical locations, climatic conditions and even seasons offer the widest variety of natural wonders: pink lakes, stunning lavender or tulip fields, breath-taking canyons and mountains, and other places you can hardly believe actually exist! Tunnel of Love, Ukraine Image credits: Oleg Gordienko Tulip Fields in Netherlands Image credits: Allard Read more [...]

Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In More Than 25 Countries To Compare Their Beauty Standards

U.S.-based journalist and photographer Esther Honig came up with an interesting photo project that answers a difficult question in an ingenious way – how can we compare standards of women’s beauty world-wide? Honig’s solution was brilliantly simple: she sent a portrait photo of herself to freelance Photoshoppers in countries around the world with one request – to make her “beautiful.” Each Photoshopper, be they a professional or an amateur, took their own spin on the assignment, giving Read more [...]

Artist Recreates His Own Childhood Drawings 20+ Years Later

With the help of Photoshop, Dutch muralist Telmo Pieper digitally recreates his old drawings into realistic versions of his childhood imagination. The Kiddie Arts series features some of the weirdest-looking animals – a shoe-shaped whale, a snail with world’s smallest shell, and an alien looking fly – a great collection of typical boy-ish drawings. Pieper drew the original images when he was only 4 years old which shows how greatly his painting skills have evolved. Now he works in an artistic Read more [...]

Lake of Doom: Deadly Waterway Calcifies Any Animal That Dares to Dive In

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake. Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa’s natural landscape, came across Tanzania’s Lake Natron during his travels. And as his ensuing photos demonstrate, this isn’t any ordinary body of water: the lake is named for a mineral (natron, Read more [...]

3D Tattoo Art Will Literally Make Your Skin Crawl

What's depicted here might look creepy at first. This is not an artificial leg. Instead, this picture depicts the latest in 3D tattooing. The details and shadows in the following are so intricate and lifelike that they could make your skin crawl! This art form gives "novelty" a new name. The creativity and artistic talent behind each one is truly inspirational. Source Read more [...]

15 Awesome Rave Art Flyers from the 90′s

Today's Rave Art Flyers are nothing like what they used to be.  Once an artistic expression of what the rave experience meant to its designer, most rave flyers today are generic and lacking creativity. Let's take a lesson from our past and celebrate the fantastic art that we once used to advertise for raves and dance parties, and let's make our goal to inspire this kind of art once again!  As Terence McKenna once said, "The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind."  Let's bring it back Read more [...]

106 Awesome Banksy Graffiti Drawings

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work was made up of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According Read more [...]