Nowegian Anders Helstrup has captured one of the most astonishing moments in skydiving history – clear footage of a thumping meteor whooshing past him at 300km/hr, all on video. Helstrup jumped from a small plane that had taken off from from Østre Æra Airport in Hedmark. [This post first ran on our tech and gadget website, Techly]
Duncan Lou is an amazing two-legged Boxer who appeared in a short video from Panda Paws Rescue Animal Shelter. Duncan is on the beach with his friend Mane, and it’s about the happiest, most joyful thing we’ve ever seen.
This could be our favourite moment in sweet, sweet karma – perhaps even of all time. The story is: A lady (who is filming the whole thing) is being tailgated by this guy, on a slippery wet road. The guy rages in his truck, finally shooting past and popping a huge middle finger. [This post first ran on our technology and gadget site, Techly]
‘The President’ doesn’t have a nickname for just any old reason. This giant sequoia, one of the largest trees in the world, stands 75.3m tall, 8.2m wide, measures 1,274.3 cubic metres in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old. And it’s never been completely photographed – until a tree-climbing scientist got involved. Behold, 32 days of work to take 126 individual photos, stitched together to create one amazing image. [This post first appeared on our sister site, Techly]
A Go-Pro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact: you won’t believe what it recorded!
We don’t have many details of this, but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane with a bunch of jumpers. Somehow, it accidentally falls from the plane, and tumbles down, spinning furiously (and we see a cool effect of recording framerate/spin-rate almost matching) all the way. And it keeps recording. [via our new tech site, Techly]
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is the hipster festival in Australia each year, and the 2014 version of this great indie band experience was drenched in sun, and, well, ladies – both in the big crowd liberally making use of sunscreen (and, later, after-sun soothing aloe vera) and enjoying the performances onstage.
It’s not really a contest when lava meets anything, but when Bryan Lowy from lavapix captured two coke cans meeting their demise via 1000ºC molten lava, and set up a GoPro and trusty Nikon D800 to record it all, the results are at least fun to watch.
Ronen Goldman is a conceptual photographer and artists based from Tel Aviv. In his most recent personal project, The Surrealistic Pillow, he takes us through the everyday real events and objects and adds more than a touch of surreal quirk and imagination to create images which are truly surrealistic. The series is a result of […]
From a pool of over 350 high quality entries, this year’s Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize was taken out at an award event by Sean Edward Whelan, an Australian artist currently living in Japan. Whelan produced a fine illustrative piece that now sits beautifully on the brand’s 2013 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc – available at cakewines.com now.
Oh, TrustoCorp. The New York-based artist(s), who enjoy highlighting the hypocrisy/irony/hilarity of human behaviour through faux products and parody street signs, TrustoCorp’s latest is to take on Banksy, head on. Banksy is on the streets of New York this month, working on his ‘Better Out Than In’ project.
The illusion and fantasy of drag is presented in this brilliant collection by New York-based photographer, Leland Bobbé, who has captured portraits of stunning drag queens in half drag for his ongoing project ‘Half-Drag…A Different Kind of Beauty’. These images are not digitally composed or altered, instead captured in a single photo by Bobbé. [Read […]
Oliver Weber’s photography series Social Life at Beach looks at the tourist invasion of the Canary Islands of Spain, where Weber lives. Each year as temperatures rise, thousands of middle-class from Germany, Russia, and England take over the islands, and bring with them the tourist clichés that can’t be avoided.
The Icelandic indie folk band that have captured the hearts of Australia had originally set out to rock the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney after they had played at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay. How things change!
Iconoclastic Australian publisher Going Down Swinging even do launches differently to everyone else. Instead of a boring bookshop speech with bad wine, they’re putting on a huge Melbourne warehouse party with live tunes from Joelistics and Florelie Escano.
Andrea Melcangi is a Milan based photographer, who demonstrates his passion for art through humourous, surreal advertising images. While we don’t expect to see them in Time Magazine anytime soon, the cheeky approach to catching your attention works for us.