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Mind Bending Photographic Optical Illusions (40 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 5 Dec 2011   / 17293 views

Some things, even in reality, are not what they appear. These non Photoshopped images will blow your mind or inspire you, because there was no magic, simply perspective and creativity.

 

Mind Bending Photographic Optical Illusions

Astonishing Slow Motion Water Balloon Explosion Pics (38 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 26 Nov 2011   / 12872 views

Photographer Alan Sailer captured the exact moment that these water balloons exploded and released all of their water. The water almost looks like it’s invisible as it makes really cool patterns.

 

Astonishing Slow Motion Water Balloon Explosion Pics

Unforgettable Star Wars Inspired Engagement Pictures (22 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 22 Nov 2011   / 4449 views

Aside from the obvious Star Wars obsession this two-soon-to-be-married couple has, these well done photos are truly inspiring. Photographer Michael James managed to capture this couple’s love for one another, and get together a Jedi and a Sith!

 

Unforgettable Star Wars Inspired Engagement Pictures

Portraits of Los Angeles Gang Members (20 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 22 Nov 2011   / 10357 views

All these people are current or former Los Angeles gang members. This series of portraits is called “Homies”. It was created by photographer Adam Amengual.

 

Portraits of Los Angeles Gang Members

Awesome Photographs. Part 2 (40 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 21 Nov 2011   / 6449 views

This is another selection of incredible photographs that participate in National Geographic Photo Contest 2011. It seems that judges will have a difficult time choosing the winner.

 

Previous part:

Awesome Photographs (45 pics)

 

Awesome Photographs. Part 2

Breathtaking Mountaineering Images (34 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 19 Nov 2011   / 5743 views

Freelance photographer Ben Herndon snapped these mesmerizing photos while following around extreme climbers and hikers. From beautiful frozen landscapes to climbers dangling from a sheer rock face, his photos are truly unique.

 

Breathtaking Mountaineering Images

Great Sports Photographs (55 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 18 Nov 2011   / 7008 views

Sports disciplines are one of the most difficult to capture on camera. Everything happens so fast, you have to snap your picture just at the right moment. These great shots are the best examples of excellent and simply amazing sense of time.

 

Great Sports Photographs

America's Environmental Problems (45 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 18 Nov 2011   / 11301 views

There were a lot of environmental problems in the USA back in the late 1960's. The Environmental Protection Agency even hired about 100 photographers for DOCUMERICA project that lasted from 1971 to 1977. From all the photographs produced, the National Archives has made 15,000 of images available. These are some of the best photos taken back then to highlight subjects of environmental concern in America and show the life in the 1970's.

 

America

One picture - a Story of One Life. Part 5 (31 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 14 Nov 2011   / 7269 views

Here comes a new selection of photos from the “Back To The Future” project by Irina Werning. Isn’t it cool to take your old picture and recreate the same old scene with you many years later?

 

Previous parts:

One picture - a Story of One Life (32 pics)

One picture - a Story of One Life. Part 2 (68 pics)

One picture - a Story of One Life. Part 3 (30 pics)

One picture - a Story of One Life. Part 4 (23 pics)

 


One picture - a Story of One Life. Part 5

Awesome Photographs (45 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 14 Nov 2011   / 9610 views

All these photographs were submitted to Photo Contest 2011 announced by National Geographic. The deadline will come up on November 30, but you can already see some of the best images from the categories Nature, People, and Places.

 

Awesome Photographs

Artistic Pinhole Camera Room Images (20 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 12 Nov 2011   / 6539 views

Photographer Skott Chandler placed tiny cameras in the ceiling of average people’s homes to catch a unique and artistic perspective. The walls seem to slowly slide down to what appears to be a far away floor.

 

Artistic Pinhole Camera Room Images

Going from Pretty Looks to Pretty Ugly (11 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 11 Nov 2011   / 31763 views

Have you ever wondered why some of the photos you take are awesome and some fail even though you are consistent with your camera face? Photographer Stephen Eastwood has solved this mystery by taking a series of portraits of the same woman with the same facial expression and lighting, and got varying results.

 

Going from Pretty Looks to Pretty Ugly

America As Seen Through the Lens (69 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 9 Nov 2011   / 7017 views

Art Photographer and teacher Amy Stein seems to take photos of everything she finds interesting to herself whether her objects are people, animals or nature. She is always in search for right photographic moments driving across the USA. These are some of her best shots.

 

America As Seen Through the Lens

People of New York (100 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 8 Nov 2011   / 11118 views

Trying to create a photographic census of the city of New York, photographer Brandon Stanton started his project called “Humans of New York”. He roamed the city streets and took over three thousand portraits. You can see some of them inside this post.

 

People of New York

Odd Photographs Taken in Russia (35 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 7 Nov 2011   / 11389 views

Some things that happen in Russia are beyond comprehension.

 

Odd Photographs Taken in Russia

African Artist’s Unique 2-D Photographs (8 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 7 Nov 2011   / 5121 views

Ghanaian artist Philip Kwame Apagya creates these original photographs of jetsetters who are surrounded by material wealth. From stepping off a private plane to standing in front of a big house, these photographs grapple with the world of excess that many average Ghanaians will never have.

 

African Artist’s Unique 2-D Photographs

Unusual Sports (44 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 7 Nov 2011   / 7349 views

These are photos from ‘Weird Sports’, a book by Oregon photographer Sol Neelman who documents sports culture around the world and gives us a chance to see some of the most unusual and odd sports activities.

 

Unusual Sports

Darth Vader and Superhero Grandpa (20 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 4 Nov 2011   / 8817 views

Find out who is hiding under Darth Vader’s mask.

 

Darth Vader and Superhero Grandpa

The Gangs of Los Angeles (35 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 2 Nov 2011   / 12499 views

A collection of great photos taken by Robert Yager. These images depict the life of gang members in Los Angeles since 1992.

 

The Gangs of Los Angeles

Man made Landscapes From Space (26 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 29 Oct 2011   / 7112 views

Using Google Earth you can see windy roads, curving housing tracts and all kinds of human created patterns. All it takes is a different perspective to realize that art is always around us.

 

Man made Landscapes From Space

Significant Portraits of People (113 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 28 Oct 2011   / 16025 views

Some significant portraits that capture personality of different people.

 

Significant Portraits of People

Incredibly Beautiful Landscapes (30 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 26 Oct 2011   / 8373 views

These photos of landscapes will blow your mind. They are amazingly beautiful. They were taken by various photographers in places all over the world.

 

Incredibly Beautiful Landscapes

A Window into the Past (32 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 20 Oct 2011   / 6697 views

A collection of photographs from the Dear Photograph project. People simply hold up their old prints and make their best to align pictures from the past with the same location or view in the present. It’s like a window into the past.

 

A Window into the Past

Magnificent Bird’s Eye View Photos of Paris (180 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 15 Oct 2011   / 8359 views

While visiting Paris on the ground is an amazing experience wait until you see the sites from high in the sky. These stunning bird’s eye view images capture a unique perspective of the world-renowned city. These photos were taken by photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand.

 

Magnificent Bird’s Eye View Photos of Paris

Extreme and Wet Wedding Photography (27 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 15 Oct 2011   / 501464 views

Most brides like to keep their treasured wedding dress clean and unsoiled, but these ladies decided to head in the opposite direction. Captured in powerful and artistic scenes and poses, these unique wedding photos could inspire future brides or completely freak them out. This style is known as trash the dress.

 

Extreme and Wet Wedding Photography

Now, That’s Creative Photography (37 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 14 Oct 2011   / 11557 views

German photographer Jan von Holleben certainly doesn’t lack imagination. Most of his works consist of photographs taken from above but meant to look like they were normally taken. Add to that creative situations and sceneries and you get a brilliant set of unique photos. I love it!

 

Now, That’s Creative Photography

Beautiful HDR Pictures (129 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 14 Oct 2011   / 25733 views

It’s been a while since our last collection of HDR photos. Here’s a new one and the pics look amazing.

 

Beautiful HDR Pictures

Incredible Industrial Landscapes (29 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 13 Oct 2011   / 7640 views

These photos of beautiful industrial landscapes were taken by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. His landscapes are featured in museums all over the world.

 

Incredible Industrial Landscapes

Amazing X-Ray Artwork (43 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 12 Oct 2011   / 5894 views

British photographer Nick Veasey is working primarily with images created from X-ray imaging. Some of his works are partial photomanipulations with Photoshop. But in anyway, these photos look great.

 

Amazing X-Ray Artwork

The Whole Universe in One Picture (15 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 12 Oct 2011   / 9294 views

After having examined the mirror of the human soul, Suren Manvelyan switches to the animals’ eyes. This project is unique as each creature shows an exclusive ‘landscape’ because each animal has a unique shape, pattern and color of the eye. Manvelyan uses macrophotography to reveal the perfect beauty created by nature.

 

Husky dog, left eye
The Whole Universe in One Picture

The Viewpoint from Space (22 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 11 Oct 2011   / 4724 views

This is what the landscape of earth looks like from space. It is nothing short of awesome. Take a look and see if you don’t agree.

 

Gargano, Italia

The Viewpoint from Space
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