Thomas Barbèy's astounding surrealism Today, everyone’s a photographer, grabbing their iPhones for a quick snap. Pictures are posted at a moment’s notice on Facebook and Instagram, so there’s never a void of visuals. Perhaps this image saturation is why surreal photo manipulation is particularly intriguing; smartphone cameras and social networking can’t hold a candle to an artist’s vivid imagination. One such visionary is veteran photographer Thomas Barbèy. Raised in Geneva before working for 15 years in Milan, this inspirational artist has spent more than 20 years perfecting his craft. Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti‘s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world, saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.” But it’s how they play that seemed to differ from country to country. Galimberti found that children in richer countries were more possessive with their toys and that it took time before they allowed him to play with them (which is what he would do pre-shoot before arranging the toys), whereas in poorer countries he found it much easier to quickly interact, even if there were just two or three toys between them.
350+ Free Textures 17 scratched and scraped textures grab bag 40 random free textures 14 free high res slate textures Aqueous Sun Texture Pack Volume 1 (50) Aqueous Sun Texture Pack Volume 2 (50) Aqueous Sun Presents Rust v.01 (28) 36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today. The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Her photo goes from an intriguing historic photo to one of a sexy starlet of today.
Awesome People Hanging Out Together The title is pretty explanatory and it's coming from a very cool blog where they showcase shots of famous people hanging out together from the new and old times. A picture is worth a thousand words and I truly think it's a great idea. It's also a good practice for your personal history so check it out, you won't be disappointed! Disclaimer from the blog: I do not own the images posted, I provide photo credit when I am aware of the source. You are free to message me to provide the credit or to ask for removal of an image. THE ROCKETEER: Riddle Saves the Day in this Betty Page Cosplay For fans of The Rocketeer, it seems the character has been getting a lot more love these past few years. As a result, we get this wonderful cosplay by Riddle, which owes its roots to the Bettie Page version (drawn by Darwyn Cooke for IDW's tribute series). The photo itself was taken by Dru Phillips, with makeup and hair by Thomas Gaddis & Jaiden Gabbana, respectively. A lot of work went into this costume, especially the rocket pack, which you can't see here but is based on the version from the comics.
Most Amazing Sand Sculptures Most Amazing Sand Sculptures Anyone who has ever been to the beach has probably tried to sculpt a simple sand structure of some sort.Well leave it to the pros, because we have some great sand sculpture pictures listed below. 36 Comments: rachael said... I've tried making sandcastles before.. I suck. 27 Awesome Vintage Photos of Moms Today, while you celebrate your mom, take a look back at mothers through the ages. All photos and captions via Getty Images. 1. January 1860: A mother and children in the parlor. 2. 1876: A mother with her adolescent daughter. 3. 1885: A young couple take the opportunity to have a cuddle while mother is asleep over her paper. The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day' for 2011 Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was.
Cool Photoshop Abstract Effect Tutorials « PixelDetail Photoshop is a powerful tool that belongs in any designers toolbox. Abstract works is a mysterious of web design header, beautiful photo effects, vibrant desktop backgrounds or it can be beautiful art. One of the most unique and creative things you can accomplish with Photoshop are abstract effects. In order to save your time, I have collected some of the best Photoshop abstract effect tutorials of all time.
Incredible Wildlife Photography Wildlife — By Stephanie on January 11, 2010 at 10:58 am Canada goose protects her young Ever have one of those moments when you think to yourself, “Boy, I wish I had my camera?!” Well, you can enjoy the good fortune of the photographers who were not empty handed when they shot these amazing animal pictures. These high-speed images are treasures that tell stories we rarely get to see – let alone capture – in stunning detail. Incredible wildlife photography like this takes a steady hand and sharp eye.
Бумага коллодия печати · George Eastman House Rochester From November 12, 2012 through November 14, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House The collodion chloride print was initially introduced in the 1860s but was not popular until 30 years later. It remains the most archival silver-based printing process ever invented. Also known as the American Aristotype, collodion papers were available in either gold-toned high gloss or platinum-toned matte finishes. The mixed emulsion has a very long shelf life, and unlike the wet-collodion process, there is no separate silver bath.