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…
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…
Oh, and it comes in at a whopping .3 megapixels. (Don’t miss the decimal point there.)
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…
If your favorite cartoonists drew your other favorite comic strips, what would they look like? Finnish artist Jaakko Seppälä made a fascinating chart of 10 cartoon characters in the styles of 10 different famous cartoonists…
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…
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.
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.
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.