Real life Marge Simpson is freaky beyond words

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 31 March 2014

A live action movie of The Simpsons probably wouldn’t be a good idea, just take a look at this photo of a real life Marge Simpson. Those huge eyes and that wide grin are enough to ruin anyone’s childhood – and that’s without the raspy voice!

Read more

Check out these chicken beauty pageant contestants

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 29 March 2014

Well, this is one henteresting and eggcellent series. Singaporean photographer Ernest Goh has captured the beautiful and elegant chicks in a Malaysian beauty pageant. What makes this so different? By ‘chicks’ I meant it literally, meaning that beauty pageant is a contest for chickens.

Read more

Butterfly wings look even more spectacular under a microscope!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 27 March 2014

Biochemist Linden Gledhill reveals to us the little things that make a butterfly beautiful, through the lens of science. In the series, Gledhill first collected various specimens of rare and colourful butterflies. He then placed them under a microscope and a set of high-powered lights to capture the mesmerizing world hidden in their wings.

Read more

Close encounters of the furry kind! See what happens when a cheetah gets up close and personal on a Safari

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 26 March 2014

What do you do when death is peeking its head down your car’s sunroof and is staring straight into your soul? Take photos, naturally! Australian photographer Bobby-Jo Clow was on a safari in the Serengeti when her tour group came across a cheetah and her two juvenile offspring. To Clow’s surprise, the two juveniles made their way towards the Land Rover, with one eventually hopping onto the hood.

Read more (2 comments)

The last meals of death row inmates

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 24 March 2014

If you had one last meal before meeting up with the Grim Reaper, what would it be? That’s the question that New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves tackles in his series ‘No Seconds’, wherein he re-enacts the last meals of death row inmates.

Read more

Why releasing 1.5 million balloons at once is a bad idea

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 21 March 2014

They say that too much of anything is bad. That’s true, even for balloons. In 1986, non-profit organization United Way of Cleveland held a fundraiser by attempting to break the world record for most balloons launched at once. They held the event in Cleveland’s Public Square, where hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly, inflating 1.5 million balloons and gathering them under a net. When the balloons were released, it created a vista like no other, filling the sky with clouds of colour and plastic.

Read more (5 comments)

Cute and funny vices: photos by Jamie Johnson

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 20 March 2014

Los Angeles-based Jamie Johnson has taken the punishment of chalkboard writing to a whole new level in her series Vices or I Will Not… with the help of kids. We’ve probably all had to do this at one time or another during school, but what makes this series so unique is that the kids are […]

Read more

Photo series shows both the good and bad sides of a person’s face! We interviewed the photographer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 19 March 2014

New York-based photographer Alex John Beck explores the concept of a good and bad side in portraits through his series ‘Both Sides Of’. In the series, he mirrors the left and right sides of a person’s face, creating two portraits with diminutive differences. In this exclusive interview, Beck talks about the inspiration for the series and the reactions of his subjects (including himself) when they first saw the mirrored portraits. [Read our original post about this photo series here]

Read more (1 comment)

Up close and personal photos of marine worms by Alexander Semenov

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 14 March 2014

There’s a reason why we haven’t fully explored the depths of the ocean just yet. These marine worms are probably that reason. Photographer Alexander Semenov just released new macro photos of marine worms called polychaetes, giving us a close look (maybe even too close for comfort) at some species that have yet to be explored […]

Read more

Hilarious portraits of people deformed by scotch tape

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 13 March 2014

‘Scotch Tape’ is a photo series that captures the distorted expressions and features of people wrapped up in the transparent packaging material. Albuquerque-based commercial photographer Wes Naman came up with the novel concept while he was wrapping presents.

Read more

NSFW: overgrown pubes question our views on beauty and grooming

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 11 March 2014

Why shave or wax your ‘lady bush’ when you could grow them into fantastic hair styles like these? Be proud, ladies! Let that bush flow in its silky (or curly) glory! ‘Lady Manes’ is a self-portrait series by photographer Rhiannon Schneiderman, in which she pokes fun at society’s standards on beauty and grooming.

Read more (12 comments)

Chicago looks like a city in the sky in this perfectly timed photo

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 10 March 2014

Behold, Asgard! Oh wait, it’s actually Chicago! While en route to Chicago O’Hare International Airport amateur photographer Mark Hersch snapped this amazing photo of the city’s skyline silhouette reflected on the waters of Lake Michigan. Taken at the perfect moment, Chicago looks like an upside-down city in the sky, with God’s rays of light shining […]

Read more

These are not photos of the sun, but of melted soy sauce

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 6 March 2014

At first glance, these photos look like the surface of the sun, or lava from an active volcano. But would you believe they’re actually macro images of the condiment that you dip sushi in? Yep, these are close-ups of crystallized and melted soy sauce!

Read more

Gourmet meals in mouse traps lure the pickiest of rats

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 5 March 2014

What would rats want to eat before they inevitably get their necks snapped by the crushing weight of a mouse trap? Probably something gourmet, like strawberry cheesecake, spinach and ricotta lasagna, onion soup, nachos, or pizza. At least that’s what Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca imagine in their photo series, ‘Gourmet Mouse Traps’. In the […]

Read more

Athletes photographed as slippery Greek statues

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 5 March 2014

Sculpture Athletes’ is a photo series featuring men and women with Adonis-like physiques striking their best Greek statue pose, all the while soaked in a glass/porcelain skin type overlay. It pays homage to the classic athlete statues from antiquity, and at the same time, making us mere mortals conscious of our not-so-buff bodies. California-based photographer […]

Read more