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Smoking Kids Are Startling Art

Holy disturbing, Batman! These little nuggets are much too small to be sucking on the cancer sticks! Thankfully photographer Frieke Janssen didn’t give the children real cigarettes or cigars — they are “smoking” cheese. The artist was inspired, apparently, by that two-year-old boy in Indonesia who smoked 40 cigarettes a day. The depressing thing is,… More »


Patti Smith, When She Was Just A Kid

If you were a fan of Patti Smith’s moving memoir Just Kids, then you’ll probably be really into this great book of photographs by Judy Linn. But even if you haven’t read Smith’s incredible elegy to her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, you’ll probably want to check out Linn’s work. She and Patti developed a… More »


Nature As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Yeah, yeah, nature is beautiful, and all that … but have you really seen it up close? The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, according to their website, “honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects,” and extraordinary they are. This year’s winner, Charles Krebs, photographed the feeding of Rotifer Floscularia ringens, with… More »


Check Out “Iconatomy,” George Chamoun’s Awesome Movie Icon Composites

How cool is this image of Natalie Portman composited with a photo of Audrey Hepburn. George Chamoun, a Swedish jewelry designer, put together two similarly posed images featuring a movie icon and their current Hollywood counterpart. It’s pretty incredible how perfectly they each fit together. If Chamoun is taking requests, I would wet my pants… More »


Fishing For A Fisheye Camera?

Lately, I’ve been fancying myself a bit of a photographer. Thank you, Instagram! But I think I’m ready to graduate a camera that isn’t my phone. And that uses actual film—remember that stuff? And so, I am lusting after this camera which takes gorgeous fisheye photos. And looks so much like something a character on… More »


Somebody Broke Justin Timberlake’s Nose!

Who beat Justin Timberlake up? Tell us! Was it you? Was it over a girl? We bet it was over a girl? Oh wait, what? He wasn’t really beat up? This is just a photo from photographer Steven Klein’s Iguatemi Photo Series, which will be shown in Sao Paolo, Brazil, this month? Phew. It wasn’t… More »


Someone Really Needs To Stop James Franco

James Franco will not quit. This time? He’s added fashion photographer to his credit, shooting a spread for Elle magazine featuring friend and fellow beautiful person Agyness Deyn. Jesus Christ, Franco, will you leave some jobs for the rest of us, buddy? Has anybody looked into the possibility that James Franco may be responsible for… More »


Beth Ostrosky Doesn’t Like Howard Stern Tweeting Nakey Photos Of Her

“He’s taken up a new hobby, photography. I’ll be in the bathtub, and there he is, with the camera, and suddenly the pictures are up on Twitter. We have a new policy: He can take all the pictures he likes, but I have to be able to approve the ones that he tweets out.”
—BethMore »


Guess Which Company’s Advertisement Now Boasts This Racy Photo

At first glance, this racy pic looks like a lingerie ad or at least a fashion spread from a high style magazine. But it’s for neither of those things. In fact, this photo doesn’t exactly have a lot to do with the company—at least not in our opinion. Find out what it’s for after the… More »


Man Embeds Camera In The Back Of His Head

NYU photography professor Wafaa Bilal was one of 23 brave souls who agreed to have surveillance cameras embedded in the backs of their heads as part of an art project called “The Third Eye.” The images recorded on the cam will be streamed to a live feed at the Arab Museum of Modern… More »


Lagerfeld’s Bacchanalian Calendar Shoot Includes Man With Golden Bulge

For the 2011 Pirelli Calendar (an artsy annual that’s featured the original work of Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino, to name a few), Karl Lagerfeld took over as photographer to create a Grecian-inspired shoot. The photos recall an age of ancient decadence. Think: lots of ivy headdresses, sculpted Michelangelo-like bodies and minimally clothed… More »


You Wear What You Eat

They say you are what you eat, but to photographer Ted Sabarese, you also wear what you eat. For this food-fashion project, the artist collaborated with designers to create clothing (or something like it) out of foods the models said they ate. Could you imagine walking around dressed in a representation of your daily breakfast? More »


Terrible Food Photographed Terribly

Ever pick up an old cookbook and marvel at how unappetizing all the recipes are? Aspic? Cold cuts and canned fruit? Maraschino cherries and boiled hot dogs? The Flickr group “Gee, That Food Looks Terrible” aims to catalog some of the truly disgusting food from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Like this broiled ham and… More »


Quick Guide: How To Get Photographed By The Sartorialist

The Sartorialist is chock-full of impossibly cool and beautiful people looking impossibly cool and beautiful, and we’ve often wondered just what it takes to get noticed by Sartorialist blogger Scott Schuman’s discerning eye. Wonder no more: this handy and hilarious chart offers up a surefire way to get noticed, and photographed, by the world’s coolest… More »


The Perfect Pop

Photographer Edward Horsford has really good timing — which is how he’s able to take such jaw-dropping photos of balloons as they pop. Incredibly, Horsford works alone, using a timer and a flash to capture the absolute perfect balloon-popping moment. We love how he captures the balloon’s moment of release. [Neatorama] … More »


Barneys Wants You To Have A Very Foodie Holiday

Not sure about you, but the first thing we think of when contemplating our holiday shopping is rubbing some luxury cashmere with raw seafood. At least Nobuyoshi Araki sees eye to eye with us. Check out some of the photographer’s work for Barneys’ holiday campaign in all its foodie goodness, after the jump! [High Snobette]… More »


Anonymous Street Artist Wins TED Award For His Moving Public Work

Anonymous street artist JR was awarded a $100,000 TED Prize this week for his impressive public art endeavors. JR makes intensely large photographs, which he then wheat pastes into a variety of locales, transforming his surroundings. The photo above is from an installation he did in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. After the jump, check out… More »


What Your Facebook Photo Really Says

You can’t fool us with that “artistic,” intentionally vague sideways Facebook profile pic of yourself. Fast Company’s hilarious breakdown of Facebook portrait poses tells us exactly what your oblique photographs mean. [Fast Company] … More »


Limited-Edition DVF Camera On AHALife … Wait, What Is AHALife?

Cameras and social networking go hand-in-hand. Both make it possible to take your friends on your journey with you, even if they’re across the country. But for some moments of creativity or inspiration, a simple smartphone camera just won’t do. Instead, you need something that packs a stylish technological punch. Enter Diane Von Furstenberg’s limited-edition… More »


Things We Love: Cindy Sherman And Her Hate For Couture

Iconic photographer Cindy Sherman made a name for herself by doing self-portraits in fabulous disguises. In the September issue of Pop magazine, Sherman had the opportunity to use the Chanel archives as her costume supply, from which she sampled classic vintage looks made by Coco herself, as well as Karl Lagerfeld’s contemporary designs. While Sherman… More »