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Mar 12, 2012

Painting Faces to Bring Buildings to Life

Painting Faces to Bring Buildings to Life

Artwork and Photography by Nikita Nomerz Nikita Nomerz is a graffiti and street artist hailing from the western Russian city of Nizhniy Novgorod. In his series titled ‘Living Walls’, Nomerz brings derelict buildings to life with his whimsical characters. In an interview with The Telegraph, Nomerz remarks: “I started in school with classic…

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Mar 7, 2012

The Top 30 Whitewater Kayaking Photos by Red Bull

The Top 30 Whitewater Kayaking Photos by Red Bull

Red Bull, the wing-giving purveyors of all things extreme, has graciously granted the Sifter total access to their incredible library of photographs and videos. Following up from the popular feature on the Cliff Diving World Series earlier this year, we explore the adrenaline-pumping sport of whitewater kayaking. The Sifter went through Red Bull’s…

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Mar 6, 2012

The 25 Funniest Hover Animals Ever

The 25 Funniest Hover Animals Ever

People love photographing animals. Whether it be their pets or an animal spotted in the wild, we’re always snapping pics of our furry friends. Sometimes, we manage to capture them in mid-stride or jump, and it’s these frozen moments in time that can create the illusion of ‘hovering’ or ‘flying’. The Internet has…

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Mar 1, 2012

This is What Happens When You Photoshop Celebrities Into Your Holiday Party

This is What Happens When You Photoshop Celebrities Into Your Holiday Party

Emma Watson – Photoshopping by Everett Hiller Graphic designer Everett Hiller and his wife host an annual Holiday party for their friends. Afterwards, Hiller sends out a photo album with famous celebrities photoshopped in for fun. While some may look a little fishy, others are near-flawless, as Hiller’s skills with lighting, white balance…

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Feb 28, 2012

Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Photograph by Ansel Adams via The Library of Congress Manzanar (which means ‘apple orchard’ in Spanish), is the site of one of ten camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California’s Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine…

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Feb 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Hidden Life Within

Picture of the Day: The Hidden Life Within

THE HIDDEN LIFE WITHIN Photographs via bloghistapercaso.blogspot.com In this incredible series of sculptures, artist Giuseppe Penone carefully removes the rings of growth to reveal the ‘sapling within’. By carving out the inside of a tree trunk and leaving the knots in place, they eventually emerge as tiny limbs shown above. Giuseppe…

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Feb 9, 2012

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Photograph via cafeteriafraiche on Reddit As the deep freeze spreads across Europe, one country that is embracing the cooler weather is The Netherlands. With temperatures dropping to around -7 degrees Celsius (19 degrees Fahrenheit) earlier this week, many of Amsterdam’s iconic canals have frozen over, allowing residents and tourists to skate the city’s…

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