Canadian photographer Joel Robison is always in search for surprising and surreal images of the world that he created. He likes to portray different scenes of nature, personal objects or people, often featuring the outdoors.
Here we get a closer look at the Nike SB Shelter, a striking indoor skate park that opened earlier this month in the center of Berlin. Awash with smooth concrete atmospheric lighting, the new landmark is filled with banks, rails, ramps and ledges of various sizes. Frequented by those of the Nike SB team — Farid Ulrich, Lennie Burmeister, Denny Pham, Youness Amrani, Shane O’Neill — the space also hosts workshops held by Skatehalle Berlin. Shot by Timothy Burkhart, enjoy the monochromatic photos.
British actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the originalStar Wars trilogy, has gone to Twitter to share some amazing behind-the-scenes photos from the Star Wars movie set.
Besides showing candid shots of the other actors and director George Lucas, Mayhew also provides humorous captions for his photos.
Photographer Takashi Kitajima blurs the details of Tokyo’s buildings and bridges into beautifully abstract landscapes.By gaining a bird’s eye view of the urban landscape, Kitajima creates magical scenes where single, distinct objects are surrounded by a stunning blur of bokeh. The glowing dots of light create fields of color that lead directly to Kitajima’s single points of focus.
Grenada-based artist Paco Pomet creates fantastic oil paintings that are a blend of vintage holiday pictures and historical landscapes with a bizarre visual twist.
From dog-headed humans to a violent explosion over a lake, his pieces reflect an offbeat sense of humor.
London-based location agency 1st-Option features a unique portfolio of shoot locations for stills photography, TV and filming. We spotted this unique project on their website, a truly stunning water tower conversion located in north-western London, England, UK. This Venetian-Gothic water tower was built in 1877 by Fowler and Hill, as part of Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary, latterly Lambeth Hospital. The tower is 99 foot tall with 5 foot-thick walls and crowned with a huge steel water tank.Utterly derelict, the tower was listed for £395,000 in 2008, and bought by Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce who converted it into a spectacular luxury home. The tower now houses four bedrooms and 360 degree views across London, with a lift shaft alongside the tower, while at the bottom is a new, modern living space nicknamed the ‘Cube’.
Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio bringing to life worlds that defy all logic. In the middle of the sets you can always find the artist herself, as these are self-portraits but of the unconventional kind. Inspired by either her personal life or old Korean fables, they each have their own backstory, which of course, only adds to the intense drama.
Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is a funny Tumblr blog that pairs the scintillating ladies found in 1940s and ’50s calendars and magazines with the modern cats of today. Which image is more arresting? Scantily clad pin-up girls are no match for these personality-filled cats! Started by Rachael Aslett, an advertising freelancer based in Perth, Australia, the Tumblr has now taken on a life of its own. Based on its runaway success, Aslett has even received an offer for a book deal.
We’ve found the most adorable animal in the world! Of course, we can’t take all the credit. Photographer In Cherl Kim has been shooting these sweet creatures for years at Everland Resort, South Korea’s largest theme park. The fennec fox or fennec is a small nocturnal animal found in the Sahara of North Africa. It’s known for its unusually large ears which it uses to release heat and keep cool (since it’s hot in the desert). Though smallest out of all the foxes in the world, its ears are the largest relative to body size.
TheQ camera is crowned the “world’s first social camera,” and seeing that everything is social these days, we knew it was only a matter of time before something like this was invented. After snapping a shot, your photos are automatically uploaded to the internet, where you are allowed to store an unlimited number of snapshots in theQ lab. The camera is simple in both form and function, and has been equipped with features like a five megapixel sensor, manual focus wheel, ring flash, built-in 3G and did we mention it’s completely waterproof? The camera is offered up in 9 themed colors.
Los Angeles-based photographer Stephanie Gonot likes to play with her food. We’ve seen her artistic depiction of fad diets, and in a recent photo series for NEON magazine, she does a series of quirky food arrangements to depict office lunching habits. Gonot juxtaposes typical ‘office lunch’ food like Chinese take-out and Tupperware meals with office stationery, creating compositions that are fun and refreshing.
Website Worth1000 has run an on-going series of photo manipulation contests—titled “Superhero ModRen”—that challenges members of its community to paint comic book superheroes into classic Renaissance artworks. The submissions to the series vary in style, but many of them are actually very well done—in some cases, the superhero elements blend so seamlessly with the original paintings, prompting one to contemplate what the Renaissance would look like if they had superheroes back then.