Tag: black and white

Aug 28, 2014

15 Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers

15 Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers

Have you ever met or seen another person that looked exactly like someone you know? If so, then you’ve encountered someone’s Doppelgänger. I’m not a look-alike! is an ongoing project by François Brunelle (featured previously). For the last fourteen years the photographer has been taking black and white portraits of unrelated doppelgängers and he…

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Aug 6, 2014

100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

From 1887 – 1913 this incredible Telephone Tower served as one of the main telephone junctions in Stockholm, Sweden. About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. Even after the tower was decommissioned in 1913 the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as the result of a fire. In this…

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Jul 7, 2014

An Artist Drew These With Just A Pencil

An Artist Drew These With Just A Pencil

Can you believe these were drawn with just a pencil? Paul Stowe is an artist currently based out of Shanghai, China. The artist is well-known on deviantART where he goes by the moniker Paul-Shanghai. Stowe uses a combination of traditional and mechanical pencils along with erasers, blending stumps/sticks and tissue to create his hyperrealistic…

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Jun 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Dark and Stormy

Picture of the Day: Dark and Stormy

DARK AND STORMY Photograph by Peter Essick/National Geographic In this incredible black and white photograph by Peter Essick, we see mighty thunderclouds towering over Banner Peak (12,942 ft/3,945 m) on the right and Mount Ritter (13,149 ft/4,008 m) on the left. Both are situated in the Ansel Adams Wilderness area in the…

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Jun 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Photograph by Louis-Emile Durandelle The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome…

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May 21, 2014

Portraits of the Human Body at 100 Years of Age

Portraits of the Human Body at 100 Years of Age

A centenarian is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years. In a photo series of the same name, photographer Anastasia Pottinger explores what the human body looks like at 100 years of age or older. As she explains: This body of work was born out of the opportunity I…

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Apr 11, 2014

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

Artist Diego Fazio (better known online as DiegoKoi and previously featured here) can do some incredible things with a pencil. His hyperrealistic portraits are so lifelike, many may confuse his drawings for black and white photographs. Born in 1989 in Lamezia, Italy, the emerging talent is self-taught; starting his career as a tattoo artist.…

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