Everybody loves colorful butterfly wings, and they’re just as beautiful and colorful up close. Photographer Linden Gledhill has a penchant for macrophotography, and one of her series focuses on a closer look at butterfly wings. They are beautiful, so is their slight resemblance to flower petals.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has an ongoing series titled Disney Dream Portraits. For the series, the photographer chooses a scene and character from Disney movies, and recreates the scene in a photograph, with a celebrity playing the role of the Disney character.
By all accounts, the photograph here is a bright Macaw Parrot sitting majestically in his habitat. A closer inspection should reveal that this happens to be a woman body-painted masterfully by artist Johannes Stötter. The skill of the artist is amazing, but so is the patience and perseverance of the model. It would be incredibly difficult to hold the position while the artist painted over her, and then pose for photographs.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is building the world’s tallest temple in Vrindavan, India. Named the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the skyscraper temple will be one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Upon completion, the temple will stand 210 meters (700 feet) tall and include a built-up area of 540,000 square feet.
Watching the movies, you realize how American cities take the brunt of aliens invasions, superheroes battling off their nemesis, monster and creature attacks, and of course, natural disasters. Although most of them are content with destroying New York, they sometimes hit other cities as well. This set of maps and graphics takes a look at the cities destroyed in movies due to various reasons. As the creators of the graphic point out, this is not an exhaustive list and does not include post-apocalyptic movies.
Why would anyone wrap their face in scotch tape? Ans: Because the effect is hilarious. Albuquerque-based commercial photographer Wes Naman created a series of photographs showing people whose faces have been contorted by being wrapped in transparent scotch tape.
Japanese motorcycle builder and artist Chicara Nagata (previously) is well known for his skill. His latest project is the 1966 Honda P25 that is now a stunning beauty worthy of some futuristic looks, despite its actual age.
As a custom in most parts of the world, the condemned are allowed their choice of last meal. It was probably with a similar idea in mind that Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca decided to extend a similar courtesy to mice. While mice of course are incapable of articulating their choice of a last meal, the artists decided to take another approach and replace the conventional bits of food on mouse traps with gourmet foods.
Artist Hikaru Cho can paint food into such camouflage that the food itself would have an identity crisis if it could look at itself. He paints the skins of fruits and vegetables to transform them into another eatable of similar dimensions.