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Portraits Ahoy

Remember having your portraits taken? “Look to your right a bit, a bit more, more, mooore. That’s it. Smile!” And we freeze our most awkward smile and our necks are stiff by the end of it. Why, it can be more fun isn’t it? Like these? [via funstuffcafe.com]

 

Little People on the Street

Ever stared onto a random thing and make out a scene while at it? These street art is a good example. Take those shoes and a soda cap pictured above, add miniature figures and it’s like a lochness monster in a lake. Imagination takes you far while standing still. [via street art utopia]

 

Where's Liu Bolin?

Can you spot him in these? [via www.ekfineart.com]

 

360 Degrees Panoramic Photography

What is a 360 degree panoramic photograph? Pretty much a 360 degree view of subject, like a cylindrical shot (what you’d see if you pasted a series of pictures inside a tube). All you need is a pivot point, a good camera, tripod,  a software to stitch your photos together (try Autostitch) and you’re ready to go.  Panoramic views are sweet. 360 degrees panoramic photographs? Sweeter.    [via My Photography Tutorial]

 

Paper and Cardboard

Don’t you wish you had the knack for doing these when you were still at school? Project models would just wow the professor. Wow them good. Hopefully now, this post might just inspire those who still are at school. [via miss-design]

 

Discovered Work (16 Photos)

She took 100,000 photographs, of people and cityscapes. Of France, where she grew up, and mostly Chicago where she worked for about 40 years as a nanny. Her photographs remained unknown and mostly undeveloped until they were discovered by a local historian, John Maloof, in 2007. Following her death, her work began to receive critical acclaim. Her name is Vivian Maier. Passionate street photographer. Here’s one of many self-portraits she took in her […]

 

Phuket's Villa Amanzi

   [via www.villamanzi.com]

 

Excellent Realism

At first glance, I thought the picture above was a photo. I had to double take to realize it’s actually by apainter. Ralph Goings, works with water color as media. His realism painting series sure does take that style to heart. Visit Ralph Goings website.

 

Card Stacker Extraordinaire

No bending. No folding. No tape. No glue. Such is the work of card architect, Guinness world record holder, Bryan Berg. He’s been doing it for 20 years.    [via www.cardstacker.com]

 

Arts and Screws

That’s right. He screws his art, literally. Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern day sculptor of today. He starts with a base, draws a portrait and pre-drills holes for the screws. He doesn’t use technology to do a pattern, he plays-it-by-ear. Now, that’s talent. He didn’t use screws for art when he was starting, he just thought of it one day, while working on a bronze relief […]

 

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