There are no better places to be all alone, far from the civilization and everything that goes with it – far from the people, the noise, the pollution, the problems… Those are perfect places for people willing to rest far from everything! This is a compilation about isolated homes lost in the middle of God knows where…
This incredible project called Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait, was made by photographer Chris Jordan. It’s not just raw numbers which won’t give us a good representation or won’t have a desired effect on us. With these photos, the quantities of everything consumed in America can be seen through another angle, more interesting I would say.
Skull With Cigarette, 2007 [based on a painting by Van Gogh]. Depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every six months.
Ice-skating is not that easy, everyone knows that and we can see it by the tensed faces of figure-skaters, but it seems okay while we watch it on TV. The interesting part starts when we make a pause during a precise moment. This way we can see how their faces are priceless :))
I’m sure you’re wondering who’s living in such a snowy and isolated place? Well actually, not a lot of people and it’s certainly not their first home as it is for their work! It’s in fact a meteorological station which is located in the Giant Mountains, in the north of the Czech Republic.
Sulawesi is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of Indonesia and is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands. Huge deposits of gold have been found 250km of the capital in the Bombali District in 2008 and since then, it’s the gold rush and hundreds of people go there hoping to get rich! Children quit school and work instead for 10-20 dollars a day, which I think is not too bad over there.. Here are some sad black and white photos showing a bit how things happen over there…
This 21 year-old Indian is fond of lizards. He loves them so much that he often puts them on his face and even in his mouth. Gross… He is well known in his village and people like to watch him play with them. Because of all that, they called him ‘Lizard Boy’.
This technique is fascinating. It’s an amazing way of decomposing an action. As the thing you want to capture has to be in motion for the sequence photography to work, this technique is mostly used with sports. You’ll find here some great shots using this technique. Enjoy!
We have here some beautiful pictures of Odin, a white Bengal tiger eating meat underwater. These photos are a bit old now but we have the complete collection.. Photograph Fernando Pinto took these shots in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom an amusement and animal park located in Vallejo, California. It’s truly impressive, a real show in itself. I’d love to see that for real.
The famous landmark in the Hollywood Hills area of Mount Lee in Los Angeles was created in 1923 as an advertisement. Unfortunately for the advertisers, this sign was a frequent target of pranks and vandalism at that time. Luckily for us, there’s always someone to take a photo, even at that time… So let’s see now how the sign looked like when it was pranked or vandalized…
If you don’t know who is EBM (epic beard man), after viewing these pictures and the video, you’ll get it. The EBM has become popular on the net in the blink of an eye, so now he is a new baked internet meme. Everything started with this video featuring a 67-year-old white man wearing a T-shirt that reads “I AM A MOTHERFUCKER” having “a heated argument fueled by racial ignorance resulting in a physically violent confrontation” with a 50 year-old black man. And as this is a very popular meme, so of course there are now lots of photoshopped images floating around the internet. Now let’s look at the video and the pictures. “After the black man’s nose is broken, he says “bring an ambulance” which has been misheard as both “bring M&M’s” and “bring Amber Lamps” due to a combination of his dialect and facial injury. Amber Lamps has also come to be used as a pseudonym for the girl sitting next to the black man in the video.” [knowyourmeme]
P.S. The video is rather violent with blood, not for the eyes of kids.
These photos are of eight year old Kumar Paswan from a remote Indian village who has an astonishing medical condition. He was born with a parasitic twin. The twin stopped developing in the womb before it separated fully from Kumar and has left him with seven limbs. He has launched an appeal for the thousands of pounds needed for an operation to remove the parasite.
These photos by Martin Rietze look like the landscapes from another planet. They were, of course, taken right here on planet earth. From beautiful light shows provided by volcanoes to strange rock formations, these photos seem to be from some alien planet.
The grandma in these photos is really trying to be part of the punk generation. I don’t know how successful she is being but she does appear to be having a good time. Nevertheless, I don’t think she will be having her grandkids over for dinner this Sunday.