We seem to have a strange fascination with all things mini - from teacup pigs to paintings on sugar cubes. There's something there that warms up our heart with every glance towards that direction. Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida clearly feel the same way. Since 2002, the duo has been photographing a series of playful dioramas combining miniature figurines with various kinds of food. Titled . . .
Berlin-based greeting card designer and freelance illustrator Charly Clements creates the most adorable series titled 'Real Life Lines'. She puts personality into a whole range of inanimate objects, imagining the things they said if they had a voice. The simplest of doodles breathes life into each of them and certainly puts a smile on one's face. Other than the awesome . . .
IT'S CHRISTMAS WEEK! DAY 1/7 I take this time of year very seriously. Appropriate attire and behaviours include reindeer ears, whistling of Christmas tunes, festive socks, decorative baubles on desks, ugly sweaters, and most importantly - smiles on faces. My poor colleagues have been dealing with endless Christmas music blasting from my speakers. There will be one Christmas-related post for . . .
Witchoria (aka. Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer) created a series of photographs which blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce fragmented reflections within each image. The lines between reality and fiction are blurred as the elements start to blend into each other. A beauty that is created based on nature and the constructs of photo manipulation . . .
I do enjoy living Shanghai. Well, for the most part at least... Just the other week, I tried to catch a taxi on a Friday night (quite a feat) - finally flagged one down and an elderly lady rushed ahead of me. I politely told her that I was actually standing there first, and she looked at me and yelled "but I have children!" and proceeded to slam the door in my face. Just note that her children . . .
You often see images of London in all its glory - the big ben, London eye, Buckingham Palace, the red buses, and those London guards who don't seem to bat an eyelid. Viorel Popescu takes another view of the city, one that is authentic and shows a different side to it. Shooting from a different perspective with his handheld camera or iPhone 3GS, his images show his passion for life and . . .
Being in Shanghai, you see things that you never thought you would. You hear about stories that are way too close for comfort. I mean...we recently had a food scandal where they found that people were distributing millions of dollars worth of meat from the 1970s. Read here if you don't believe me. They can fake eggs, watermelons explode, and we have dead pigs floating down the river - but all . . .
Philip Karlberg is a Swedish still life photographer who often finds his inspiration in nature. Karlberg collects trash whenever he can and attempts to clean up even the most remote of places. This sparked the inspiration for this new series titled “Debris”, where he stylistically put together his finds and shot these still lifes in his studio. "His photos are characterized by a pristine, . . .
I hate to be stereotypical and post about the MET Gala, but I came across these candid shots and just wanted to share. These are much better than the entire range of posed shots seen around the place [bends the elbow, puts hand to waist]. Random note, Rihanna's dress is insane. And not in a good way. Photographed by Phil Oh, via . . .
Have always been fascinated by parkour - their ability to run, jump and flip across urban spaces fuelled by adrenaline, giving the cities a life different to that of the normal bustle of crowds and traffic. Earlier this year, I wrote about Dancing with Flour. This series by Photographer Ben Franke titled "Parkour Motion" takes another spin on this concept of photography, a slightly more . . .