Art

Ethereal Underwater Wedding Photos

Dynamic husband and wife creative duo Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano aren’t your average wedding photographers. The couple specializes in underwater portraits, which we first discovered on Fubiz. Elegant and ethereal, the pictures take place in the depths of Maui’s crystal blue waters, where bride and groom take the plunge. The Ravazzanos got married in the pouring rain, as their bio details, so they’re used to celebrating love in an aqueous wedding setting. See how bride and groom become merpeople for a day in our gallery. … Read More

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Michael Massaia’s ‘Signals Crossed’ Photos Reveal Natural Secrets in LED Billboards

If you happen to raise your eyes to the ubiquitous LED billboards in Times Square while you’re trying to push your way past the giant amoeba of tourists, you might see a flashing, building-sized advertisement for Kodak or Pepsi. But there’s more to those corporate images than you think. … Read More

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Instagram’s Wittiest Chef Posts Photos of Junk Food Plated to Look Like Haute Cuisine

There’s no denying the beauty of the dishes an Instagram user who goes by the handle “Chef Jacques Lamerde” posts to his account. But look a little closer at them (or the chef’s pseudo-surname) and you’ll see something that spoils the illusion of sophistication — a corndog, perhaps, or a Bugle or a Pop-Tart. … Read More

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Intimate Photos Capturing Three Weeks in the Life of Legendary Designer Coco Chanel

French designer Coco Chanel created a contemporary silhouette for the modern woman with the creation of famed fashion house, Chanel. Photographer Douglas Kirkland, who shot behind-the-scenes photos for films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sound of Music, captured the fashion icon for 21 days in 1962. Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962 from Glitterati Incorporated is Kirkland’s chronicle of his Paris assignment for Look Magazine, during which he wound up living with Chanel for three weeks. The photos reveal an intimate side to the designer’s very public life. The book is available on April 13, including a French edition and limited editions of 100. Preview Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962 in our gallery. … Read More

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Stunning Photos of Siberian Huskies Wandering a Majestic Frozen Lake

Like most dog owners, Fox Grom enjoys exploring nature with his two Siberian huskies — except he photographs them in the wild, trotting across the icy landscape of his chilly Russian town. The gorgeous pups recently spent their playtime wandering on top of a frozen lake — its mirror-like surface and crystal clear water made for some stunning photos. Since the lake is slightly thawed, Grom’s dogs appear to be walking on water. We can’t think of a more majestic backdrop for two majestic creatures. … Read More

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How to Celebrate Riot Grrrl Day: A Primer

Yesterday, Boston mayor Marty Walsh declared that today (April 9) would be Riot Grrrl Day throughout the city, in honor of feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin). A proclamation signed by Walsh reads, in part: “The Riot Grrrl philosophy has never felt more relevant, with misogyny still rampant in many cultural spaces… Riot Grrrls redefine the language used against them and continue to fight the newest incarnations of patriarchy. In doing so, they ironically confirm one ex-congressman’s accidental wisdom: ‘the female body has ways to try to shut that down.’ It sure does: women’s voices telling their stories can shut that down.” … Read More

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Cute Babies Learn to Swim in Seth Casteel’s ‘Underwater Babies’

Photographer Seth Casteel can create magic just by putting some of the cutest things in the world underwater. In his previous books Underwater Puppies and Underwater Dogs, he took photos of dogs of all ages enjoying the water. His new book, Underwater Babies, is like that iconic cover photo of Nirvana’s Nevermind writ large, with a series of 80 babies, from four months to 17 months of age, captured in gorgeous photos as they’re learning to swim. The results are surreal and adorable, and you can check out some of the cutest and funniest photos below. … Read More

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Striking Photos Examining the Impact of Western E-Waste on the World

Long-time Flavorwire readers and/or lovers of photography might remember the marvelous Pieter Hugo’s stunning, nightmarish photos of Agbobloshie Market in Ghana, where Western e-waste (computers, cellphones, tablets, etc) is burned and stripped for copper and other valuable metals. Hugo’s photos have meant that Agbobloshie has become reasonably well-known, but it’s hardly the only such facility around the world. In a project called Bit Rot, Italian photographer  Valentino Bellini has set out to document the global impact of e-waste, and the resultant images — which we saw at Featureshoot, where there’s also an interview with the photogrpaher — are just as striking and depressing as Hugo’s iconic work. Click through to check out a selection, and look at Valentino’s website for more of his work. … Read More

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An Adorable Illustrated Tribute to Wes Anderson’s Quirky Characters

We haven’t met a Wes Anderson tribute we could refuse. Colombian artist Alejandro Giraldo, who we learned about on Boing Boing, hit our sweet spot with his illustrated ode to the quirky characters of filmmaker Wes Anderson. From The Royal Tenenbaums to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Giraldo’s adorable artworks remind us of all the things we love about Anderson’s fictional universe — right down to the itty-bitty details, such as Agatha’s Mexico-shaped birthmark and milkmaid braids in The Grand Budapest Hotel. See how Giraldo captured Anderson’s charming aesthetic, below. … Read More

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Inspiring Illustrations of Awesome Female Scientists

Recently, the frustrations of women everywhere regarding toymakers who create girl and boy-specific playthings (in shades of pink or blue, of course) were voiced in a viral ad created by company GoldieBlox — which designs toys to develop interest in engineering, math, and science. In their video “Girls,” which riffed on the famous Beastie Boys song, they demanded a range of toys for girls interested in typically “boy” things. And remember that misstep by Mattel with their computer engineer Barbie? The doll had the right props, but the accompanying book had some issues. Thankfully there are companies like Lego, which creates a few female science-based minifigs. … Read More

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