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FEARLESS: How Women In India Are Speaking Out Against Rape Culture Through Photos And Illustrations

Fri July 25, 2014

It is not easy to speak out against a culture of rape and misogyny, but many in India have done so. Shilo Shiv Suleman, an “llustrator, Animator, Storyteller,” started a Facebook site to do just that and have invited people around the world to contribute to “Fearless”, the poster collective to make their voices heard.

“Fearless”, the poster collective Posters made by a host of illustrators and designers from across India and more that AFFIRM fearless femininity. While we need to keep sharing these links and letting these stories be heard so that it remains in the nations consciousness, We also need to keep reaffirming fearlessness and channel all this energy somewhere. We need to keep going out at night, taking public transport, wearing what we want, dancing, singing, being beautiful.


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Coral Marine Life Timelapse

Sat March 29, 2014

To the naked eyes, they barely move, but the plants, fungi, sponges, corals, plankton, and microorganisms on a coral reef grow, reproduce, spread, move towards source of energy and away from unfavorable conditions. To record their almost imperceptible movements — and to make them visible to our eyes — Daniel Stoupin made a timelapse movie from the “hundreds of thousands of photos” he took. The resulting video, titled “Slow Life,” is eye-opening.

Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

“Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

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Vintage Selfies

Sun March 16, 2014

Selfies may seem like a recent fad, but long before modern celebrities obsessed with themselves and a U.S. President snapped one, selfies have been a staple diet of famous and not so famous personalities for many years past. Case in point, these vintage photos of a general, an artist, an ex-President of the U.S., an astronaut, a singer, etc. show that given a camera and a mirror, a selfie is snapped.

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NASA on Flickr – Real ‘Gravity’ Space Photos

Sat March 15, 2014

The Gravity movie has generated lots of interest on space missions. However, as Hollywood would have it, it is over-dramatized and no astronauts could survive accidents of the sort depicted in the movie.

Not to be outdone by — and taking advantage of — the interest and popularity of the movie, NASA has posted “Real-Life Images from Space” on Flickr for our enjoyment.

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Selfies And The City

Tue March 4, 2014

Never mind the gargantuan disappointment that [most people believe that] the Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie that went around the world was in fact a planned advertisement for the Samsung smartphone (which Samsung denies) and that Ellen herself uses an iPhone to tweet personally… now, you can sift through actual selfies taken by real people (not that Ellen & Company at the Oscars are not real, but you know what I mean, it’s all a show) in 5 real cities across the world, play around with the data, discover what your personal selfie style is (selfiexploratory), and find out answers to hot burning questions you always wanted answered like:

Do angry people tilt their heads more strongly? And what is a characteristic mood for people in Moscow?

There, satisfy your inner urge. Visit our Featured Site: Selfiecity.

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The Magical Worlds of Adrien Broom

Sat March 1, 2014

Today, we feature the magical worlds of Adrien Broom, where reality and illusions mix to create a childhood world of fantasy. She bills herself as having “a penchant for the bizarre and beautiful.” Part of The Color Project, The World of Blue captures the underwater world.

These two videos shows how that underwater world was built and photographed so that it seems that the young girl was really underwater.

Building a World of Blue from Adrien Broom on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes of the Blue World from Adrien Broom on Vimeo.

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Arie van’t Riet Plant & Animal X-Ray Photography

Sun February 2, 2014

Arie van’t Riet is a physicist specializing in radiation physics, especially in very low energy X-rays. He decided to put nature and animals under x-ray and photograph them. The resulting “biorama” is quite spectacular. The photographs are B&W and manually colorized in post processing.

Since he uses only dead animals, no live animals were hurt in the process. [Well, he also used live snails, but claims the low x-ray radiation did not hurt them.] Though he wants to make movies using x-ray, he decided it is not justified to expose living animals to x-rays.

Future projects include large bioramas featuring a landscape of flowers, or an alligator, flamingos, etc.

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National Geographic 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition October 2013: The Power of Photography

Wed October 16, 2013

This video presents “National Geographic Celebrates the Power of Photography.”

  • National Geographic magazine marks its 125th anniversary with a special October 2013 issue devoted to celebrating the power of photography.

“Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, passports to inner sanctums, instruments for change. Their images are proof that photography matters—now more than ever. The issue looks at how photography has the power to impact our lives by bearing witness, helping to prove fact, giving us insight into each other, revealing unknown places, celebrating wonder and inspiring us to protect our natural world.”


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Joseph Ford: Aerial Fashion Photography

Sat September 21, 2013

When you think mix-n-match, it’s usually about what top to go with what bottom, but this photographer has gone further, mixing and matching fashion items with aerial landscapes. The result is beautiful.

Joseph Ford works for clients around the world, shooting advertising and editorial images of people on location or in studio. He has photographed landscapes and aerial images. In this Aerial Fashion Photography project, he mixes aerial photos shot in Sicily, Mauritius, Sardinia and Morocco with fashion items. Of course, they have to match pretty well for the right effect.

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