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Becoming an Athlete-Photography

Max Riché created a very successful series of photographs called Becoming an Athlete. A few months later he released the video of the making of these pictures made ​​with athletes from INSEP in France. 

Watch the behind the scenes video at the bottom of post.…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on January 1, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

The Mixtape

“The Mixtape” is a live audio & video mashup by Chris Evans-Roberts that was performed on a vintage reel to reel tape machine.

The Mixtape from Ithaca Audio on Vimeo.

Celebrating 50 years of the cassette tape. The format that brought us…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 31, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

2012 -The Year In Movies

“Here’s to the great movies that inspired us and the bad ones that made us feel better about our lives. Filmography 2012 remixes over 300 movies to explore and celebrate the work of this year’s cinematic storytellers.”

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 29, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Shadows of the Invisible Man

Barcelona-based art director Pol Úbeda Hervàs uses just a shadow and a pair of shoes, he creates intriguing portraits of an invisible man.

If you're interested in the art director's take on the series, he explain it like this:

"How can we accept that we are changing?

How can we accept we hardly recognize ourselves in certain situations?…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 28, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Clay to Consciousness by Ryan Hayward

This conceptual photo series is a clever amalgam of performance art and photography. Shooting the images on 35mm black and white film, Ryan Hayward digitally composited each print to tell an engrossing story that is familiar to all men and women. It is as much a personal self-portrait as it is a reflection of its viewers. The photographer describes the series as one…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 27, 2012 at 6:56 — No Comments

Introducing The French Banksy,Dran!

French street artist Dran uses his art to comment on issues concerning contemporary society. Being donned "the French Banksy" by some, his approach to street art is similar to the English graffiti artist in tone and message. Dran utilizes his dark sense of humour to criticize modern culture, often tackling topics concerning art, creativity, and the freedom of…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 26, 2012 at 9:59 — 1 Comment

International Photography Awards-2012

Special: Digitally Enhanced 2nd Place Winner Tom Chambers "Ilumination"

The International Photography Awards, is a global competition that looks for the best photographers on a professional, non-professional and student level. Finalists in the main categories are invited to attend The Lucie Awards, an annual gala celebrating…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 26, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Wakeskating on Cranberries

A film crew over at Redbull asked the important question: “What would happen if you pulled a wakeboarder through the ocean of cranberries and filmed with high speed HD film?” This glorious video is the result. The team assures us that no cranberries were injured during production. …

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 20, 2012 at 7:23 — 1 Comment

Leo Messi Breaks World Record!!

Messi breaks Müller's record of goals scored in a calendar year - With his two goals against Betis, the Argentine broke the all-time record of goals scored in a calendar year set by Gerd Müller in 1972.

Messi’s two goal against Betis took his year tally to 86 (with Barça and Argentina), equalling the record set by Gerd Müller in 1972 (with Bayern Munich and…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 11, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Christmas Windows

Christian Louboutin’s Christmas tree display by StudioXAG

Inspired by traditional festive motifs, Christian Louboutin’s windows feature a bespoke Christmas tree display which consists of specially cast lasts of the iconic Pigalle shoe. ........................................…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 10, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Most Beautiful Bookstore

The Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Maastricht in the Netherlands, is an incredible church transformed by Merkx + Girod Architecten. This beats online shopping any-day. .............................…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 6, 2012 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

5 Hours of Airplane Landings Captured in 30 Seconds

American photographer Cy Kuckenbaker has captured every aeroplane that landed at San Diego international airport in timelapse.

Kuckenbaker took footage of landings at San Diego's airport from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., highlighting just how busy that airport is, and, as he points out on his blog, how dominant Southwest Airlines is there.

Check out the very cool, very short video…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 6, 2012 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE- PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2012

Here is a compilation of the Agence France Presse(AFP) most enduring images of 2012. I have compiled some of my favourite ones. All images credits to AFP

Above: Tibetan exile Jamphel Yeshi, 27, runs as he is engulfed in flames after he set himself on fire during a protest in New Delhi last march. Tibetans at…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on December 4, 2012 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

The Art of Ironing

Philips has turned the daunting chore of ironing into incredible art. In this commercial for Philips Russia an unidentified artist reproduces remarkable portraits by classic painters. Vermeer's The Girl with the Pearl Earring, van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, and Rembrandt's Self Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar. Check out the video…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on November 27, 2012 at 7:35 — 1 Comment

Avoid Conversation Table

“Avoid Conversation Table” by Michael Beitz …........................................................................

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on November 26, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Sarah illenberger: She Speaks in Images

Working at the intersection of 3D design, photography, set design, styling and illustration, Illenberger speaks in images, often memorable and conceptual. Sarah Illenberger is the first monograph of the artist’s work, featuring commissions by clients such as Vanity Fair and Wallpaper, as well as a selection of personal projects. For more insight into Sarah’s work and…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on November 24, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Deconstruction of an the Mercedes Benz F1 Car

This deconstructed 2010 F1 car is on display at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, UK. The Mercedes GP Petronas F1 comprises 3200 components and every one of them is hung in the display. The display was arranged by Dutch artist Paul Verode. Weighing just over 600 kg, the installation, known as View Suspended II, boasts an overwhelming 3,200 separate parts…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on November 14, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Soldiers Before, During and After War

Lalage Snow took a series of portraits of British soldiers over a period of eight months, before, during and after their operational deployment in Afghanistan. The portraits are captioned with the thoughts and feelings of each individual. They speak of fear, being injured, losing a brother soldier, missing home, excitement, coming home, and what life is like on the…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on November 13, 2012 at 6:44 — 1 Comment

Banksy artworks animated GIFs

Banksy artworks animated GIFs by Serbian artist ABVH ............................................................

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on November 13, 2012 at 6:30 — 1 Comment

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show-Backstage

The Victoria's Secret fashion show is considered the best on the planet. An extravaganza of beauty and fashion. Kevin Tachman was backstage to capture these behind the scene photos. Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, sophomore strutters like Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls, and newcomers like Hilary Rhoda and Cara Delevingne all had a great time comparing their wings,…

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Added by Socratis Avgitidis on November 13, 2012 at 6:17 — 1 Comment


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