Colourising old photos, the work of Brazilian artist Marina Amaral

Thursday, 1 September, 2016

Photo colourised by Marina Amaral

Brazilian freelance designer and artist Marina Amaral colourises well known old photos, such as this image, taken on 23 August 1963, during the The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

More of her work can be seen on her Behance page.

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Weronika Gesicka, a photographer turning old stock photos into art

Monday, 29 August, 2016

Photo/artwork by Weronika Gesicka

After searching through stock photo images dating from the 1950s and 1960s, and then altering them with the aid of Photoshop, Polish artist and photographer Weronika Gesicka has assembled a photo series titled Traces, that could be variously be described as outlandish, or eerie, or plain strange.

Weird the work might be, but wonderful it is as well.

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I only travel on Berlin’s U-Bahn train network to see the mosaics

Monday, 29 August, 2016

Photo by Claudio Galamini

I ought to pay more attention to my surroundings when I travel by train. Usually, I rush into a station, running late as usual, and spend the time on the platform either watching out for the train to arrive, or looking at my smartphone.

While it’s probably not all that likely along the lines I use, some train stations boast some fantastic mosaic and tile pattern designs. Stations on Berlin’s train network, the U-Bahn, are a fine example, as this collection of photos, taken by Claudio Galamini, show.

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Old computers made to look brand new thanks to photo retouching

Friday, 26 August, 2016

Photo by James Ball and INK

London based photographer James Ball, in collaboration with digital production studio INK, recently retouched vintage photos of early computers, to make them appear to look brand new.

Included in the collection of images, that is titled Guide To Computing, are the Pilot ACE, designed by Alan Turing, and the IBM 1401, that dates from 1959.

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Sushi mosaics, food styling that makes sushi look too good to eat

Friday, 26 August, 2016

Sushi mosaic, photo by arichin1024

I predict that next big food styling trend to hit Instagram will be sushi mosaics. It stands to reason. Not only are they easy on the eye, they also look delicious.

And if you wish to try your hand at making mosaics out of sushi, this short, and upbeat video, will give you a few pointers to get started.

Photo by arichin1024.

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The dreams and aspirations of the homeless, by Horia Manolache

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016

The Prince and the Pauper is a poignant photo series by San Francisco based photographer Horia Manolache. He took two photos of homeless people, one of how they look today, and one of what they once saw themselves becoming.

There is always the hope that his subjects may yet come to realise their dreams and aspirations.

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The cook, the writer, and the food photographer, Flora Shedden

Monday, 22 August, 2016

Photo by Flora Shedden

Nineteen year old Scottish art history student Flora Shedden has led an eventful life. According to the about page on her website, she has already worked as a gallery assistant, a researcher, a photographer, a costume seamstress, and also a waitress. Though not all at the same time. Presumably. Unless this was an instance of extreme slash careerism.

Photo by Flora Shedden

Now writing can be added to that list, even though Sheddon’s not entirely on unfamiliar ground here, she was once the editor of her primary school’s newspaper. As if that’s not enough, it’s also obvious she is a dab hand at photography as well. Something that becomes apparent after looking through her website and Instagram page.

Photo by Flora Shedden

It was the food photography that caught my eye though. Here her work varies a little from others in the same field, in that she often prepares the food in question herself. I only say that, because in the course of writing this post, I discovered she is also writing a cookbook. Taking photos as she goes. It won’t be long then, until she can add author to that list of occupations.

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What becomes of old Olympic venues? A photo series

Friday, 19 August, 2016

What becomes of old Olympic venues? Sadly, quite a few become abandoned, and either fall into disrepair, or end up serving a purpose quite unrelated to their original purpose. It’s unfortunate that some of these venues aren’t designed with a use after the games in mind, considering the cost that must have gone into their construction.

Via Cool Material.

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Pink and blue are never in view, except at Las Coloradas, Mexico

Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

Photography by Fer Cabrera

There’s incredible photos to be taken on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, in Mexico, if you make your way to Las Coloradas. There you will see lagoons of pink, and skies of blue.

The pink hue of the water however, isn’t down to pollution, or some sort of Photoshop trick, rather it is the result of an abundance of red plankton residing there.

Photo by Fer Cabrera.

Via My Modern Met.

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The world is a cube, not a sphere, and here are photos to prove it

Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

Photography by Pete Ulatan

Mind bending is probably the best way to describe the work of Honolulu-based graphic designer and photographer, Pete Ulatan, who takes photos of well known cities and locations, and folds the images over at ninety degree angles.

Photography by Pete Ulatan

Think of the scene in Paris, from the film Inception, and you’ll be with me. If you don’t mind your perceptions of reality being teased, you can see more of Ulatan’s work on his Instagram page.

Photography by Pete Ulatan

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