Can You Tell What This Artist Used to Create These “Space Photos”?

Mar 11, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Inspired by images from the Hubble space telescope, photographer Navid Baraty has been creating “out-of-this-world” images for his WANDER series — an imaginary spacecraft mission that stands for Wormhole Accelerated Nomad Delivery Reconnaissance — by arranging common household materials onto an Epson scanner.

The planets and moons are made by scanning the bottoms of glasses containing the liquids. The liquids naturally create the shapes and swirls that you see in the images when they mix. The stars and other points of light are made by sprinkling spices and the other ingredients around the scanner glass. Everything is scanned with the cover open to create the totally black backdrop of “space.”

You can see all of his images on his Facebook page and Instagram.

Planet, Moons, and Stars

The planet is made from the bottom of a glass containing half and half, water, and food coloring. The moons were created from the bottom of a glass containing coconut milk, water, and food coloring.

The stars? Salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and Tums.

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This 8-year-old and His Dad Are Renaming Every State With Hilariously Creative Food Puns

Mar 10, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

In addition to being the creator of Foodiggity, Chris Durso is the father of an 8-year-old. He says that since most of the material covered on his site could best be described as “juvenile food-related nonsense,” it only makes sense that a curious youngster is going to want to get involved. But how?

His son had the idea to create a list of food puns for every state in the Union.

Brilliant.

“The Foodnited States Of America” is now a delicious country filled with appetizing states like Kaleifornia, Swissconsin, and New Jerky.

They’re currently about halfway through the project. To follow along with the rest of the series, check them out on Instagram, on Facebook or at Fooddiggity.

Arizona

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It’s Unbelievable They Fit a House Here. It’s 3 Feet Wide and the Door’s in the Floor…

Feb 12, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

If you picture a house crammed tightly between two big buildings in downtown Warsaw without an inch to spare, the image that comes to mind probably isn’t very inspiring. Now add to that image that the house is only 3 feet wide.

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Three feet. 36 inches.

Is this the kind of place you’d want to stay?

Well, it exists, so you can check it out and decide for yourself. It’s the world’s narrowest house and you may be surprised by how awesome it is…

The Keret House is an art installation that is also a fully-functional home in Warsaw inserted in the space between two buildings. At its widest interior span, the Keret House is 48 inches, and at its narrowest it’s only 28.

The Design

The house was first conceived by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny in 2009, when he presented it at the WolaArt festival. At the time, it seemed almost impossible — how could a house measuring no more than 5 feet across even exist?

But he had a vision…

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Unknown Street Photographer Finally Gets Well-deserved Attention for His Wonderfully Weird Pics

Jan 6, 2015 By Abraham 0

Meter reader Tao Liu loves photography. He takes his camera with him to work to use on break and he wanders around town with it off the clock, too. He’s always looking for the perfect moment to snap a photo — moments the rest of us wouldn’t even pause to notice.

And his attention to the small things is finally paying off. Late last year, a series of his images went viral in China and he has since shot to fame as a street photographer.

When you see the odd and unusual moments he is able to capture and the range of emotions they both convey and elicit, his new-found renown will make perfect sense…

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Photographer Accepts the Challenge: Do a Fashion Shoot with a Camera for Babies

Dec 31, 2014 By Abraham 0

Even those of us who have minimal photography skills have pretty nice cameras these days, relatively speaking, thanks to our phones. And most photographers, of course, have equipment that far exceeds the capabilities of our pocket technologies.

But what can a pro photographer do with a camera that is literally as terrible as possible?

This Japanese toy camera for little kids is so cheap you have to frame your shot with the empty space in its middle…

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Oh, and it comes in at a whopping .3 megapixels. (Don’t miss the decimal point there.)

For their latest “Cheap Camera Challenge,” Digital Rev TV gave this camera to Lara Jade

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Her work, as you’d imagine, usually looks more like this…

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But during a 6-hour layover in Hong Kong she was challenged to do the best fashion photography she could out on bustling downtown sidewalks with this toy camera.

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Artist Meticulously Re-creates Old Photos of Her Ancestors, Posing as If She’s Them

Dec 30, 2014 By Abraham 0

This is Christine McConnell

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She is a remarkably creative artist and photographer. In her most recent project, she painstakingly reproduced past photographs of the women in her family on her mother’s side, with one major difference — she was the subject of the photo.

She then placed the two images side-by-side to create a sort of “before-and-after” of the women in her family.

She started with her great-great-great grandmother Martha who was born in 1821…

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How to Make Pliers from One Piece of Wood with 10 Cuts (Not Including the Ones on Your Fingers)

Dec 22, 2014 By Abraham 0

If you visit the Warther Museum in Dover, Ohio you will see someone deftly whip a single stick into a pair of working pliers in about 10 seconds and with only 10 incisions.

Here’s a slower version with an explanation of the steps involved…

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When you try this yourself, have a first aid kit handy. As the man says, “Sometimes things get bloody.”

Coworkers Hilariously Recreate Famous Art Using Only Stuff They Find at Work

Dec 19, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Chris and Francisco may have office jobs at Squarespace, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. As often as they can, they recreate famous art works in the office and it’s awesome. There are only two rules:

  1. All props and attire must be found in the office (because everyone just has a unicorn head lying around the office, right?)
  2. All editing must be done on a phone. That means no photoshop!

“Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene After the Resurrection” by Alexander Ivanov

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Veterans Look in the Mirror and See Another Self In These Powerful Portraits

Dec 17, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

When we talk about the military as one unit, it’s easy to forget soldiers are individual people with different identities, not just imposing uniforms. Photographer Devin Mitchell wanted to remedy that. He told Mic

The military community has expressed their interest in using my art to communicate how many of them feel to be living double lives while serving in the military. People who have never served have shown interest in knowing more about the diversified aspects of what causes veterans to feel that way.

So Mitchell created The Veteran Art Project, a photo project that uses photoshop to showcase the people on the other side of the uniform — literally…

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