Back in 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich started a revolution in Afghanistan. Roaming the streets with his skateboard, he immediately attracted the attention of children, most of whom spent their time begging on the streets. That’s when he got the idea for his award-winning NGO: ‘Skateistan’.
When Utah-based art director and photographer Alan Lawrence found out his son Wil had Down Syndrome, he knew he had to do something. Noticing how Wil would lift his legs and flap his arms whenever he would crawl around, Alan likened it to flying. It would eventually be the inspiration for the series ‘Wil Can Fly’.
This is why penguins live far away from human civilization. While running an ocean acidification experiment near Casey Station in Antarctica, photographer Gordon Trait was able to get this footage of a penguin showing how scary it can be.
No one likes melted ice cream, except maybe New Jersey-based photographer Michael Massaia, whose long exposure photos have unexpectedly turned the yummy desserts into mesmerizing abstract art.
If you can’t grow yourself a manly beard, why not just glue one on? That’s what Sao Paolo-based photographer Adrian Alarcon did after he lost half of his. In his series ‘Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop’, Alarcon grew his facial hair out for four months, then shaved half of it, because you know, a full beard is too mainstream nowadays.
ErAn Croitoru gives a voice to all the silent objects in our lives. The chess pieces, the kettles and mugs, the power lines, the cameras — anything we go about using day-to-day that most often gets pushed into the background.
Apparently in Japan, boring old businessmen – commonly referred to as ‘Ossan’ – are laughed at by younger generations for their obedience to the status quo. Photographer Yuki Aoyama is trying to change that perception one jump shot at a time.
In the hands of talented sculptor Katuhisa Yamaguchi, the lovable sidekick droid we know as R2D2 wouldn’t be just a lovable sidekick droid. He’d be the butt-kicking action star. In this photo series, Yamaguchi reimagines R2D2 having the arms and legs of other pop culture characters like He-Man and Metal Gear’s Raiden, enabling him to defend C-3PO from a Stormtrooper.
Millions of people around the world dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower even just for a day or two. Parisians, on the other hand, get to see it every day – just from different perspectives.
We’ve shown you how smart octopuses are in the past. But this is just insane! Sony recently partnered with the Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand to teach an octopus named Rambo how to take photos of visitors from inside her tank.
Over the course of two weeks in 2014, I explored Iceland through the Ring Road, which connects, from one settlement to the next-the entirety of the Nordic country. I traveled alone on a four-wheel drive, and would often wake up in the morning to surroundings that, due to the immensely diverse microclimates, looked and felt unrecognizable from the day before.
If a cat had 16 legs, would it still be able to land on its feet? Redittor ‘FallenCoffee’ was taking a panoramic photo of his home when his cat decided to barge in, walking through the frame and creating quite the freaky image: a 16-legged feline centipede, or more fittingly, a CAT-erpillar!
How do you make an iconic city even more beautiful? You take a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and you put him on a helicopter at night. That’s what Vincent Laforet did for his upcoming book ‘Air’, which showcases the entrancing beauty of San Francisco from 72,000 feet up.