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Rare Historical Photos. A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.

Rare Historical Photos

Albert Einstein looking fabulous. Here's his report card! Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880. A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941 Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios. Che Guevara. The Microsoft staff in 1978. The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square.He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man.You can see the tanks approaching from the right.

Winston Churchill out for a swim. The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940. Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. Google begins. Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945. A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868. The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.

Thought-Provoking Photo Project Explores Social Inequality In America. Baptist Minster/Ku Klux Klan Photographer Mark Laita completed an 8-year-long photo project that explores social inequality in America.

Thought-Provoking Photo Project Explores Social Inequality In America

Called ‘Created Equal’, Laita traveled the country, capturing people from all walks of life who share a certain connection—but yet, they are different. “In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before,” wrote Laita in his artist statement. “At the heart of this collection of diptychs is my desire to remind us that we were all equal, until our environment, circumstances, or fate molded and weathered us into whom have become.” Check out his photos below: Polygamists/Pimp Motorcycle Gang/Altar Boys Ballerina/Boxer Mariachis/Elvis Impersonators Homeless Man/Real Estate Developer Southerner/Hassidic Jew Marine/War Veteran Gang Member/Mafioso French Chef/Short Order Cook Astronaut/Alien Abductee Bank Robber/Deputies Company President/Janitor. Martin Stavars Photography - IPA Architectural Photographer of the Year - Home.

Black and White Architecture Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar. Joel Tjinjelaar is a fine art photographer specializing in black and white long exposure photography.

Black and White Architecture Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar

An IT Project Manager by trade, Joel studied criminal law but always dreamt of being an architect. Through photography, Joel has found a nice substitute for an unfulfilled dream. Inspired by greats like Gehry and Calatrava, Joel wants to photograph all of the great architecture in the world. As for why he prefers black and white, Joel explains: I love Black and White photography because with the removal of colour the essence of objects, situations, sceneries and people can become more visible. Joel has become quite prolific on Flickr and you can also find him on his own site, bwvision.com where you can find an online storefront for fine art editions as well as information on his latest tutorials both in-person and via webinar. [via F Stoppers] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: Scott Irvine Photography.

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Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War. Private Chris MacGregor, 24 Photographer Lalage Snow, who is currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan, embarked on an 8-month-long project titled We Are The Not Dead featuring portraits of British soldiers before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan.

Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War

Similar to Claire Felicie's series of monochromatic triptychs, Snow captures the innocent expressions of these men transformed into gaunt, sullen faces in less than a year. The three-panel juxtaposition allows the viewer to observe the physical changes a stationed soldier in a war zone goes through. Time is sped up for these men under the beating sun, amidst combat. Regardless of age, the boys that went in came back as men with experiences beyond their years. Additionally, Snow's series accompanies each triptych with quotes from each of the servicemen that gives a great deal of insight into their mental and emotional state at each given time.

Lance Corporal Sean Tennant, 29 Private Ben Frater, 21 Corporal Steven Gibson, 29. Retronaut. Julian Broad Recent. Alexander Khokhlov / Photos. Incredible macro-photography of people’s eyes. Lady Of The Deep by Jacques de Vos. NIGHT on Photography Served. Rare Photographs of Celebrities (125 pics. Dan Kennedy Celebrity and Fashion Photographer.

Patrick Hoelck - Krop Creative Database. Retronaut. The Curious World of Children Bodybuilders. My Modern Metropolis The Curious World of Children Bodybuilders This digitally altered photo series titled Bodybuilder's World by Belgian photographer Kurt Stallaert takes a look at a rarely imagined world filled with people, young and old, who have clearly spent every waking moment pumping iron.

The Curious World of Children Bodybuilders

While it may seem strange for every single person to be so ripped, it's definitely the fully developed and extremely fit figures attached to wholesome children that warrants a double-take. I have to admit that it took a second to acknowledge that something was amiss in these photographs. It wasn't a very long second, but upon realizing what I was looking at, it seemed hard for me to ever see past these children whose sweet, innocent faces sit atop unusually muscular bodies. Kurt Stallaert website via [ Juxtapoz ] You might like: Shocking Before and After Composite Portraits of Drug Abuse Unbelievable Non-Photoshopped Body Modifications Not Your Average Wax Figures Uninhibited Sexiness Recommended by. Declan-John Geraghty. Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. The Wave is on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, which are in turn located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau, Arizona.

Mount Roraima - Venezuela. People of the Rainbow Gathering. Ever hear about Rainbow Gatherings?

People of the Rainbow Gathering

They're temporary community events typically held in outdoor settings; a place where people practice ideals like peace, love and harmony. The original Rainbow Gathering was in 1972 and was started as an alternative to mainstream popular culture. In the United States, the annual event is held on National Forest land from July 1 through 7. The highlight is when everyone gathers together in a large circle, and each person prays silently for peace. After going to Rainbow Gatherings for several years, self-taught Canadian photographer and art director Benoit Paillé got permission to take portraits of his "brothers and sisters. " "The pictures you see are very precious since photography is not usually allowed during the event," he says.

Over the last three years, Paillé captured these moments at Rainbow Gatherings across Spain, Canada, and Mexico. Benoit Paillé on: Flickr, deviantART, Behance. 1942 Harley Davidson on Photography Served. Halsman-DaliAtomicus(1306x1038).jpg (JPEG Image, 1306×1038 pixels) - Scaled (84%) Colourised photographs by Sanna Dullaway. These pictures were posted on a few sites that are usually web sensed, so I posted them here.

Colourised photographs by Sanna Dullaway

These are all done by Sanna Dullaway. I am just sharing! Abraham Lincoln Albert Einstein Alfred Hitchcock The American Dream Anne Frank attack on Pearl Harbor August Strindberg Burning Monk (She said this was her first colorization photo) Charles Darwin Charlie Chaplin Che Guevara Dorothy Counts Fridtjof Nansen ‘Harvest of Death’, American Civil War Karin Boye 1933 Liverpool 1909 Mark Twain Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange Operations Cross Road Baker at the Bikini Atoll Theodore Roosevelt Viet Cong V J Day in NYC Winston Churchill Share! The Bone Yard Project. Bad Control – Awesome Photoshop Colorized Photos. Modern pin-up girls. 50 Captivating Slow Shutter Speed Photos. Using a slow shutter speed allows for a completely different style of photography - from light painting to capturing smooth water effects.

50 Captivating Slow Shutter Speed Photos

This article features a quick introduction to this style of photography, followed by 50 really amazing examples of the technique in action. Hopefully you'll leave feeling inspired! Shooting With a Slow Shutter Speed At the most basic level, you simply need to place your camera on a tripod (or flat surface) then make sure the shutter speed is set to a low value. Anything from around 1/10 of a second should allow an interesting effect, and experimentation is key - you'll probably need to play around to find the most appropriate setting.

Useful Tutorials Shooting Waterfalls Steve Berardi has already written a tutorial here on Phototuts+ on how to shoot waterfalls which helps introduce the idea of shooting slow shutter images. Light Painting Inspirational Photos Michael Bosanko Michael Bosanko is my favorite light painter. Website Sara Heinrichs Flickr Website. Hector Santizo on the Behance Network. National Geographic Photo Contest 2011. National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St.

This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula. Photos. 99 Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography. Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Forced Perspective Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages.

You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below. When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Further Resources! Pictures of Moments Speak More than Thousand Words...... Picture can speak thousands of words. Random pictures of insignificant moments always been the most important and most valuable. Photographers and painters beautifully imprint huge number of events, objects and types. Some do it by accident on the momentary desire.

Others do it in order to fix the time for the future. For me they are really different and thoughtful, simple but speak lots of words……… 1. Photographer – Zilvinas Valeika 2. 3. One of the best photos on the version of Red Bull Illume 2010. 4. Little boy is going to ask Santa for his father returns from Iraq. 5. Photographer – Roman Balaev. 6. 7. 8. This picture consists 365 photographs that were made by each day from the same place. via 9. 10. 11.

Photographer – Julia Kurbatova. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Photos of children’s choir from North Korea. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. The celebration of March 8 in Belgrade. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. Camels-cross-the-desert-k-003.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024×686 pixels) 25 Incredibly Detailed Black And White Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries. Lee Jeffries career began as a sports photographer, capturing the beautiful game of football in Manchester. Then a chance meeting with a homeless woman living in the streets of London changed his life forever. He has since dedicated himself to capturing gripping portraits of the disenfranchised. Shooting exclusively in black and white, Lee Jeffries’ 135+ pictures can be viewed in his Flickr Photostream. The majority are closeup portraits with incredible detail. Each photograph exudes so much raw character and depth, you find yourself studying each shot with great intensity.

Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States: «Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.»