Simon Wright is a graphic designer in Australia*. He decided he needed to challenge himself to give his brain a workout, so he created what he calls his “Solar System Challenge”: without using Photoshop or any additional after-effects (with the exception of Instagram), create a set of pictures of everyday objects that look like the planets in the solar system. The results are pretty cool: Simon Wright took pictures of everyday objects that look like the Sun and planets.
Pour survivre, même les éléphants ont dû boire des shots de vodka. Ce mois de décembre 2012, la Russie a enregistré des records de froid. Pendant une dizaine de jours, le pays a subi des températures inférieures d’environ 12°C aux normales saisonnières. Dans la nuit du 23 au 24 décembre, il a fait près de -25°C dans la ville de Moscou soit 15°C en dessous de la moyenne saisonnières.
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a German photographer and ardent Nazi named Hugo Jaeger enjoyed unprecedented access to the Third Reich’s upper echelon, traveling with Adolf Hitler to massive rallies and photographing him at intimate parties and in quieter, private moments. The photos made such an impression on the Führer that Hitler famously declared, upon first seeing Jaeger’s work: “The future belongs to color photography.” But beyond merely chronicling Hitler’s ceaseless travels, Jaeger also documented the brute machinery of the Reich, including the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. Here, LIFE.com presents a series of photos from Warsaw and from the town of Kutno, 75 miles west of the Polish capital, in 1939 and 1940. Adding perspective to the images is an essay (below) by Justyna Majewska, discussing just what Jaeger’s haunting images can still tell us about that era, three-quarters of a century after they were made. — Ben Cosgrove
Here’s an awesome TED lecture in which digital artist Erik Johansson discusses creating realistic “photographs” of impossible scenes.
“Out of Place” is a clever series of photo manipulations by German photographer Robert Rickhoff , who starts with somewhat mundane photographs taken around town and then adds in elements that don’t belong. A residential scene shows a “speed jump”, streets are turned into skateboard ramps, and highways are transformed into volleyball courts. Each scene makes you look twice and smile at the absurdity of what it seems to show. Rickhoff’s work reminds us a tiny bit of Erik Johansson’s impossible Photoshopped scenes , except they’re a lot less bizarre. You can find more of Rickhoff’s work on his website and on his blog .
The phrase “genius school” has been tossed around quite a bit over the past year or so, after Cornell University won an international contest to create a high-tech mecca in New York City. Slated to open in 2017 on Roosevelt Island, a narrow, 150-acre slab of land smack in the middle of the East River, the campus is expected to attract thousands of top-flight students, teachers and researchers from all over the world to work on green technology, computer programing and urban planning (among other disciplines) while pumping billions of dollars back into the New York economy. Other New York-based schools, meanwhile, lost out on the big prize but — with financial help from the city — are planning their own counterparts to Cornell’s mid-river crown jewel.
Fini les photos de classes studieuses. Des élèves russes ont trouvé une nouvelle façon de poser, en ajoutant une touche de créativité dans leur photo scolaire.
Photography can take us places, we’ve never been before, perhaps never dreamed of. There are some photographs that will make you stop and think. These 10 photographs stopped the world and people hold their breaths for a few seconds to take it all in.
Portraits génétiques – Superbes photographies sur les ressemblances génétiques
The Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition recently announced its list of winners for 2010. The competition began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Peering into the small worlds of animal, plants and minerals using many techniques and different instruments, this year's entries brought us images of crystalline formations, fluorescent body parts, cellular structures and more, valuable for both their beauty and insight.
Spilt Milk - Grottaglie, Italy London-based artist Slinkachu has been traveling all over Europe this year, making a tiny imprint wherever he goes. His miniature street scenes are hardly noticeable, but when you see them up close, it's impossible not to be amused.
By Mail Online Reporter UPDATED: 11:57 GMT, 1 August 2010 They say beauty is only skin deep - but these x-rays photographs of flowers show they are captivating through and through.
Don't call Pierre Beteille an artist or photographer.