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…

Chinese Street Photography Captures Unlikely Moments - 01

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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…

Via: Reddit

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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This Tattooist Gives a Customer with Down Syndrome Free Tattoos Every Single Friday

Dec 4, 2014 By Abraham 0

When Suzie Barry came into Jason Ward’s tattoo shop the first time, she knew exactly what she wanted and he knew better than to turn her away. He gave her the tattoos she requested and she was on her way…without even paying.

Now she comes in for the same treatment every single Friday. And Ward still doesn’t charge her.

Because they’re stick-on tattoos.

Stick-on Tattooist

Barry has down syndrome and before she goes to her vocational day facility Ward says she likes to get tatted up so she can show off her new art. She prefers Maori design, because she has a friend at the facility with that style of tattoo up his arm and she likes to compare her weekly work with his.

Ward tells the story from the beginning…

The first time she came in, she just walked in, slapped a couple of stick-on tattoo packets on the desk and asked me to put them on her arm. I said, “What?” And she said it again so I sat her down and put them on….

It started out as something quite funny, though. I mean, who does that? Who walks into a tattoo shop to get stick on tattoos? But if she was a member of my family and she had have walked into another tattoo shop and they had told her to bugger off, I’d be angry. Why would you say no?

Why, indeed. She has been visiting Ward for 4 months now and neither of them plan on ending their weekly ritual anytime soon.