Tag: black and white

Dec 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Old Men and the Sea

Picture of the Day: The Old Men and the Sea

THE OLD MEN AND THE SEA Photograph by Hai Thinh In this beautiful shot by Hai Thinh, we see what looks to be two fisherman heading out to sea. The weather looks ominous and the water appears choppy but it’s not enough to deter these two from their mission. The photo was…

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Dec 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

WORKPLACE SAFETY, 1926 Photographer Unknown via Ovadia & Sons on Tumblr Seen here are painters atop the Woolworth Building in New York City in 1926. Just looking at this photo makes my stomach churn and palms sweat. How is that guy just standing on that spire like that? The Woolworth Building at…

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Oct 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Storm’s A-Brewin’

Picture of the Day: Storm’s A-Brewin’

STORM’S A-BREWIN’ Photograph by Robert Edmonds / StormChaseGuide.com Storm chaser and NASA Fellow Robert Edmonds captured this jaw-dropping photo of a tornado in Loreburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. Edmonds says the storm produced multiple funnels, including the unique horizontal roll vortex at the top right, before finally producing a tornado. If you’re interested in…

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Oct 16, 2013

1920s Fashion Through the Lens of Police Mugshots

1920s Fashion Through the Lens of Police Mugshots

Between 1910 and 1930, a series of 2500 ‘special photographs’ were taken by the New South Wales Police Department. As curator Peter Doyle of the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney explains: These ‘special photographs’ were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station in Sydney and are of men and women…

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Oct 9, 2013

Samuel Gomez Draws a 90-Square-Foot Masterpiece

Samuel Gomez Draws a 90-Square-Foot Masterpiece

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Samuel Gomez is an artist and designer living and working in New York City. Gomez’s style embodies a ‘hybrid surreal-steampunk’ aesthetic and his preferred tools include: graphite, pens, acrylics and inks. Gomez has also worked over a decade as a Creative Designer and Illustrator for some of the top…

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Oct 3, 2013

‘Medusa’ Lake Turns Animals to Stone

‘Medusa’ Lake Turns Animals to Stone

In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster with the face of a human female and a head of venomous snakes for hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn any creature to stone. In northern Tanzania, Lake Natron has had similar effects—on birds in particular. As part of his latest book, Across the Ravaged Land,…

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Sep 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Face of an Iceberg

Picture of the Day: The Face of an Iceberg

THE FACE OF AN ICEBERG Photograph by strummingmusic on Reddit In this photograph by reddit user strummingmusic, we see what looks to be the side profile of a large face on an equally large iceberg. The psychological phenomenon is known as pareidolia (the Sifter has as entire post on this entitled, 50…

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