1678 posts tagged Photography
1678 posts tagged Photography
This fall Carollyne is starting an awesome new project called “The Anonymous Family Portrait.” She’ll be offering family portrait photo sessions using our using our Squirrel Masks.
It started with a conversation with my dad.
Dad: I don’t want you putting our photographs on the web
Me: Ok, Roger that.
"No more worries about posting all your personal photos for the world to see with the Anonymous Family Portrait." Instead turn your family into a unique work of Squirrealism. We love it.
[via Carollyne Yardley]
Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.
Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:
'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'
This may be a fantastic discovery, mistaken identity or a simply a beautiful hoax, but even so the idea is awesome. Manchester Metropolitan University professor John Hyatt claims to have photographed tiny fairies in flight while he was taking landscape photos over a two year period out in the countryside of Lancashire, England. He insists that the photographs are 100% real and haven’t been manipulated in any way.
“It was a bit of a shock when I blew them up, I did a double take,” he said. “I went out afterwards and took pictures of flies and gnats and they just don’t look the same. People can decide for themselves what they are.”
“I don’t believe they are just smaller versions of us and go home and have a cup of tea at the end of the day,” Hyatt pointed out. “And no one is suggesting they have any special powers. From my experience, they were just enjoying themselves and there was a little dance in the sunlight going on. They are just beautiful pictures and beauty can make people believe.”
Hyatt’s photos are currently on display in an exhibition entitled Rossendale Fairies at the Whitaker Museum in Whitaker Park, Rossendale, Lancashire, England.
[via Oddity Central]
Is this a still from a lost episode of The Twilight Zone? Nope, it’s a photo of waiters wearing amazing masks in the kitchen of a restaurant in Munich, Germany during Mardi Gras in 1933.
That they have such a long, strange history is one more reason we love our awesome selection of animal masks. The creepy characters in this photo feel like our ancestors. (Although that impressively freaky fellow second from the left looks like he might actually be a Rage Comic grandpa.)
Photo from the Nationaal Archief
One of the designers at Archie McPhee started a Tumblr to catalog all the clowns he finds while thrifting. If you’re coulrophobic, you’ll want to skip it. However, if you’re like us and you enjoy the cold glassy glare of a thrift store clown trying to steal your soul by staring at you until you collapse sobbing in the fetal position, you’ll want to follow immediately.
Do you know Momo? He’s a border collie who likes nothing better than playing hide-and-seek with his sidekick, photographer Andrew Knapp.
Who’s up for a game? #treatfighter (at Soundpony)
Reblogged from findmomo
"Olive Oyl and Popeye prove that it’s okay to cosplay at any age."
[via Super Punch]