Tag: portraits

Apr 17, 2014

How a Rescue Dog from Taiwan and Baby Boy from LA became Best Friends

How a Rescue Dog from Taiwan and Baby Boy from LA became Best Friends

The story of Zoey and Jasper starts in Taiwan. Seven years ago a student discovered a litter of six puppies that had been abandoned on the street corner. She took them in and cared for them for the first month, pleading for help online to find the abandoned pups new homes. Joy, a volunteer…

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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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Mar 31, 2014

The Curious World of Chicken Beauty Pageants

The Curious World of Chicken Beauty Pageants

During his pursuit of a different story in Malaysia, award-winning photographer Ernest Goh chanced upon Ayan Seramas. Prized for their build, size, behaviour and showmanship, Ayan Seramas are a breed of ornamental chickens raised for their beauty and entered into Chicken Beauty Pageants. Judged on their stance, temperament and quality of their wing, comb…

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Mar 26, 2014

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to become the first men to reach the South Pole in December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached…

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Mar 25, 2014

Picture of the Day: Panthera pardus

Picture of the Day: Panthera pardus

PANTHERA PARDUS Photograph by Dwi Rahmaputra Judha Flickr | Twitter | 500px In this beautiful capture by Dwi Rahmaputra Judha, we see a leopard (Panthera pardus) laying by the water. The leopard is a member of the Felidae family with a wide range in some parts of Africa and tropical Asia, from…

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Mar 25, 2014

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

After losing his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Brandon Stanton moved to New York and started a blog called Humans of New York (HONY) in the summer of 2010. As Stanton recalls: “HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it…

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Mar 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Colin Powell’s 60-Year-Old Selfie

Picture of the Day: Colin Powell’s 60-Year-Old Selfie

COLIN POWELL’S 60-YEAR-OLD SELFIE Photograph via Colin Powell on Facebook For Throwback Thursday, Colin Powell shared a self-proclaimed 60-year-old selfie on his Facebook page. He even called out Ellen DeGeneres! “Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!” The picture quickly…

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