Russian Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Women’s Bodies With B&W ‘Bodyscapes’

Russian photographer Anton Belovodchenko creates natural forms from nude female figures. Artfully shot, the suggestive photos look like sculptures of dancers or yogis, contorted in way that sometimes masks the human form.

A bodyscape, traditionally, is an artistic style where closeup photographs of the human form convey the impression of landscape.

What do you think of the series? Are these bodyscapes, or something else altogether?

The Saudi Arabian Princess of the 21st Century

Deena Abdulaziz Al-Saud is the princess of Saudi Arabia. However, unlike the ordinary female country residents, she wears neither hijab nor burqa. The princess owns a boutique of exclusive clothes. Maybe that’s why she has this European-bold image: short hair, short dresses, eccentric outfits, and accented slenderness.

Creative Idea 365 admires the style of this stunning woman.

 

Eastern beauty and western traditions are blended harmoniously in her image.

The princess owns the exclusive boutique D’NA, every customer of which is invited by her personally.

She selects the boutique’s collections in person based on her impeccable taste and Muslim traditions.

Deena Abdulaziz is a fashion shows’ habitué and has many famous designers as friends.

She used to live in New York for a while, and this has affected her style.

She looks equally beautiful in both European outfits…

… and traditionally Eastern clothes.

Deena is married to Saudi Arabian prince Abdulaziz bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. They have three children: a daughter and two twin-sons.

Despite a hectic social life, Deena likes to spend time at home with her family.

Many conservatives condemn Deena’s choice. But the princess abides by her choice, and it’s great.

18 refreshingly minimalist photos that prove that less can be more

Nothing superfluous, not too many details. Just silence, calm, peace. It’s the sheer minimalism of the following photographs which impresses the most — their ability to capture the essence of things and ignore all the irritating and distracting ’noise’ of the world around us. Sometimes, the crazy rhythm of this life makes you long for something simple and clear — exactly like the landscapes in these shots.

Take a look. You could get lost in their simple beauty forever!

 

20 emotional embraces to warm your heart

For reasons none of us can entirely explain, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of physical closeness with a loved one. A simple embrace, embodying a love we can’t quite fully express, can give a person the strength to overcome any misfortune or tragedy.

Here are 20 photographs which prove this beyond doubt — and will make your heart skip a beat.

American journalist Euna Lee embraces her husband and daughter after being held under arrest for two months in North Korea.

A Chilean miner hugs his wife after being trapped for 68 days underground.

Medical workers wander the streets of a decimated town following an earthquake in Hanwang, China.

A man holds his son close on the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

A young girl cuddles her cat, saved from the ruins of her home after an earthquake in Indonesia.

Kelly Johnston, wife of a fallen officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, embraces two officers during her husband’s funeral.

A member of a search and rescue group comforts a woman after a hurricane tore through her hometown.

A man hugs his dog after it was saved from a house fire.

Christina Ripp and Loraine Gonzales of the U.S. Paralympic basketball team celebrate after winning their wheelchair basketball gold medal game against Germany.

A man and a woman embrace on the roof after Hurricane Katrina hits St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

Two boys at the funeral of a soldier who died in Afghanistan.

A builder embraces his sister after surviving a building collapse in Lima, Peru.

Sigifredo López, a lawyer and politician, runs to meet his son after escaping captivity in Colombia. He had been held for seven years.

A polar bear hugs a worker in a zoo.

A South Korean man embraces his brother who lives in North Korea. They haven’t seen each other since the Korean War.

These two dogs, Kalu and Kiru, who had no owners, were due to be put down. This hug between them saved their lives — someone put it on Facebook, and within hours a family had volunteered to take them in.

A basketball player embraces his coach during a match.

A soldier embraces her dog after returning from service in Iraq.

Natalya Kozak, who lives in New Jersey, embraces her long-lost sister Melaniya Babenko. They were separated from each other by the Second World War seventy years ago.

The 25 greatest cities in the world everyone wants to photograph

There are dozens of astoundingly beautiful places in the world. But a select few remain more popular than others. And it’s not hard to see why — each one of them is amazing in its own way. Here are the 25 most photographed cities in the world. Hopefully, we can visit them all someday.

25. Florence, Italy

24. Montreal, Canada

23. Barcelona, Spain

22. Taipei, Taiwan

21. Vancouver, Canada

20. Vienna, Austria

19. Lisbon, Portugal

18. São Paulo, Brazil

17. Kiev, Ukraine

16. Milan, Italy

15. Seattle, USA

14. Moscow, Russia

13. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

12. Istanbul, Turkey

11. Tokyo, Japan

10. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

9. Venice, Italy

8. Chicago, USA

7. Rome, Italy

6. San Francisco, USA

5. Singapore

4. Toronto, Canada

3. London, Great Britain

2. Paris, France

1. New York, USA

Based on materials from 500px

The soul-stirring moment when a man sees his bride to be for the first time

There are plenty of men out there who boldly assert that nothing in the world could ever make them cry. Well, we’ve got some rather touching evidence that proves they’re utterly wrong. Just look at this collection of photos showing men — from all over the world and with various backgrounds — at the exact moment they see their future wife in her wedding dress for the first time.

We’re convinced that it’s moments like this which make life worth living. Beautiful.

 

I Never Considered Visiting Iceland Until I Saw These 37 Brilliant Photos

Iceland is a unique country that offers the most breathtaking landscapes with erupting volcanoes, majestic green mountains, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and stunning glaciers.

It’s no wonder it attracts the best photographers from around the world.

Here are just a handful of places waiting to be explored.

21 Panoramic Shots That Didn’t Go According to Plan

The technology of modern cameras lets you create real wonders. Sometimes, accidentally.

Creative Idea 365 has learned that you can take very interesting shots with the panorama function. Maybe some of these will inspire you.

Long cats. Because you can never have enough of them.

New breeds of dog…

…and other animals.

Alternative views of famous tourist spots

Dreamworlds from the movie Inception

Improved modes of transport

Compromising material of your friends

And finally, mutations of the human body

Preview photo credit imgur

Ukrainian Photographer Creates Powerful Photo To Overcome Anxiety, And Here’s How She Did It

Ukrainian Photographer Creates Powerful Photo To Overcome Anxiety, And Here’s How She Did It

A New York-based Ukrainian photo artist named Anya Anti has taken an old expression most of us remember from childhood and turned it into a stunning visual. Through a process involving a model skeleton, several layered photos, and 3.5 hours of editing, Anti was able to create a piece that gorgeously depicted how she felt inside, and gave it an appropriate title – Butterflies In My Stomach.

She first strung a number of artificial butterflies onto a model skeleton, then photographed both herself and the skeleton holding open a cut-out flesh-coloured camisole in the same position. After merging the images together in Photoshop, she was able to create the illusion of a girl physically opening her stomach to let out the ‘butterflies’ inside, exposing a skeletal core. Her step-by-step video of the entire editing journey has hit over 22 thousand views on YouTube, and it’s a compelling look at every small detail Anti employed to produce the final image.

Having ‘butterflies’ in one’s stomach can often refer to a feeling of joyful anticipation, but for Anti, it means something more troublesome. “This image is a metaphor of dealing with stress, anxiety and releasing my inner bugs,” she wrote of the project on her YouTube channel. “I’ve had issues with dark thoughts and depression for the past couple of years and this image represents my attempt to reconsider my life and to be reborn into a new person.” Anya Anti explores dark themes such as these in much of her work, often blending them with elements of folklore and fantasy to create landscapes that haunt and captivate.

More info: Anya Anti, Instagram, YouTube

It Looks Like The Queen Just Trolled The UK Prime-Minister About Brexit In The Most Brilliant Way

It Looks Like The Queen Just Trolled The UK Prime-Minister About Brexit In The Most Brilliant Way

When The Queen of England delivers her yearly speech, she usually does so while dressed in a plethora of typically royal regalia. Jewels. Furry robes. And, of course, a crown.

But this year Queen Elizabeth II raised eyebrows by ditching the traditional regal attire and opting instead for a simpler outfit. But it wasn’t so much the style of the outfit as the colors she chose to wear, because as you can see from the pictures below, which were recently uploaded by somebody named WelshArtist, the blue fabric and yellow flowers on her hat bear more than a striking resemblance to the colors of the EU flag. The fact that her speech focused heavily on Brexit only added to the rumors. Was The Queen sending a secret message about her thoughts on leaving the EU? Was she subtly trying to troll UK Prime Minister Theresa May? Or did she simply like the colors and decide to wear them because she’s the Queen of England and can do whatever she damn well pleases? Nobody knows for sure. What do you think?

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Image credits: Number 10

2012

Image credits: Getty images

2013

Image credits: WPA Pool

2014

Image credits: WPA Pool

2015

Image credits: Rusell Boyce

2016

Image credits: Alastair Grant

2017

Image credits: Carl Court

It Looks Like The Queen Just Trolled The UK Prime-Minister About Brexit In The Most Brilliant Way

Photographer Breaks 43 Of The Most Ridiculous Laws In America, And It’s Hilarious

In her “I Fought The Law” series, Olivia Locher has come up with a series of images that creatively poke fun at some of the more absurd laws in effect in the United States. Each photo is a tongue-in-cheek rebellion that intentionally violates some absurd U.S. State law, most of which are outdated or bizarrely specific.

Some of these laws are simply outdated historical laws, while other are total headscratchers. It’s hard to imagine why riding bikes in swimming pools is illegal in California or why wine can’t be served in teacups in Kansas. And it begs the questions – was people working out while driving such a big problem in Oregon that they had to outlaw it? Other laws, while weird, have historical context and are simply outdated. It’s illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama because this was an ingenious way for horse thieves to steal horses. They could lead away horses with the ice-cream without ever having to lay hands on them, thereby not technically stealing the horses until they were “lost.”

To see more of this talented artist’s photography or more of this cheeky series, check out her website!

#1 In Alabama, It Is Illegal To Have An Ice-Cream Cone In Your Back Pocket

#2 In Pennsylvania, It’s Illegal To Tie A Dollar Bill To A String And Pull It Away When Someone Tries To Pick It Up

#3 In Ohio, It’s Illegal To Disrobe In Front Of A Man’s Portrait

#4 In Minnessota A Person May Not Cross State Lines With A Bird Atop His Head

#5 In Arizona, You May Not Have More Than Two Dildos In A House

#6 In Nevada, It’s Illegal To Put An American Flag On A Bar Of Soap

#7 In Utah, No One May Walk Down The Street Carrying A Paper Bag Containing A Violin

#8 In Oklahoma It’s Illegal To Make Love With An Automobile

#9 In Connecticut, Pickles Must Bounce To Officially Be Considered Pickles

#10 In New Jersey A Person Can Be Arrested For Slurping Soup In Public

 

#11 In California, Nobody Is Allowed To Ride A Bicycle In A Swimming Pool

#12 In Maine It’s Unlawful To Tickle Women Under The Chin With A Feather Duster

#13 In Indiana, It’s Illegal For A Man To Be Sexually Aroused In Public

#14 In Texas, It Is Illegal For Children To Have Unusual Haircuts

#15 In Michigan It’s Illegal To Paint Sparrows To Sell Them As Parakeets

#16 In Maryland Hammering A Nail Into A Tree Is Punishable By A Fifty Dollar Fine

#17 In Hawaii Coins Are Not Allowed To Be Placed In One’s Ears

#18 In Virginia, Spitting On A Seagull Is Punishable By A Fine

#19 In Rhode Island, It Is Illegal To Wear Transparent Clothing

#20 In Kentucky, It’s Illegal To Lick A Toad

#21 In Kansas, It’s Illegal To Serve Wine In Teacups

#22 In Kentucky It’s Illegal To Paint Your Lawn Red

#23 In Missouri, It’s Illegal To Deface A Milk Carton

#24 In Wisconsin It Is Illegal To Serve Apple Pie In Public Restaurants Without Cheese

#25 In South Dakota It’s Unlawful To Cause Static

#26 In Washington, It’s Illegal To Paint Polka Dots On The American Flag

#27 In Arkansas It’s Illegal To Kill Or Preserve Any Living Creature Without A License

#28 In Colorado, It’s Illegal To Have Weeds In Your Yard

#29 In Nebraska, It’s Illegal For A Parent To Perm Their Child’s Hair Without A State License

#30 In Florida, A Person May Not Appear In Public Clothed In Liquid Latex

#31 In Louisiana, It’s Illegal To Gargle In Public

#32 Oregon: One May Not Test Their Physical Endurance While Driving A Car On The Highway

#33 In Delaware It Is Illegal To Wear Pants That Are “form – Fitting” Around The Waist

#34 In Wyoming, It’s Illegal For A Hairdresser To Groom One’s Pubic Hair

#35 In Tennessee Hollow Logs May Not Be Sold

#36 In Delaware It’s Illegal To Serve Perfume As Liquor

#37 In Vermont It Is Illegal To Use Colored Margarine In Restaurants Unless The Menu Indicates You Do

#38 In New Mexico Defacing Rocks Is A Crime

#39 In Mississippi Sesame Street Was Once Banned From Pbs.

#40 In Alaska No Person May Drive A Vehicle When There Are Three People In The Front Seat

Source: Boredpanda

“Let’s Never Leave” Debut Lookbook by Girl with the Temporary Tattoo

The leftover sun caresses them long after the clouds have gathered above their resting spot: pastel ruins watched over by green Hawaiian palms.

Sweet, mischievous laughter escapes them as they explore, hand in hand.

There is a book, an apple, an old film camera.

 

They trade a French straw hat and a pair of vintage glasses. They explore every corner, trace every wall, recline in countless empty rooms. “Let’s never leave,” they whisper.” Enjoy this wonderful lookbook photographed by Samantha Feyen with styling and production by Natalia Rogers starring the two freckled foxes Cheyenne Jagger and Lexi Almeida wearing Girl with the Temporary Tattoo.

“This is the story of two girls. They are young and freckled and hopelessly free. Their hair is unkempt, their faces bare. They slip into the beginnings of outfits, spared the social etiquette of clothing by their intimate solitude. Instead they dress in delicate patterns of lace, the tattoos an effortless accessory to their youth.”, says model Senecca Dawn to C-Heads Magazine.

It’s The End Of The World: Artist Steve McGhee Creates Horrific And Tragic Photo Manipulations Of Catastrophes

The guru of photography manipulations Steve McGhee. Let him say for himself: “My work reflects a personal interest in things human beings have little or no control over. We walk through life feeling like we’re indestructible, while in reality, we’re just the opposite. In the days and weeks following a major catastrophes, people tend to reboot – we get shocked back into being human. That is to say, we react in an undeniably human way… whenever tragedy strikes in the world people come together to help those directly affected. It’s just too bad we have to be reminded that we’re human in such terrible ways.”

Russian Photographer Creates A Sexy And Hot Version Of “Follow-Me” Photo Series

Just like any other social media platform, Instagram has rules that it requires its users to follow. After all, there has to be a checks-and-balance mechanism for the content that it hosts.

As the Daily Mail explained, Instagram’s rules on nudity has been slammed in the past. Its critics say that it’s “too conservative.” Indeed, there were instances when any photo — including those uploaded by celebrities to entertain their fans — offering even a mere hint of a female nipple or buttocks is deleted by the so-called “content police” of Instagram. There was a point when even the photos of breastfeeding got banned! Naturally, people complained.

Needless to say, the moderators have probably had to rethink their strategy. As we all know, the naked human form is one of the benchmark subjects in artistic expression. As such, many creative individuals have found a way to circumvent IG’s rule on nudity. That’s certainly the case with Russian photographer Chernyavsky Kirill.

Kirill’s “Follow Me” photo series features photos of beautiful women ranging from those striking teasing poses to downright provocative ones. As such, we picked these hottest photos of his muses. We have to admit that one photos seems to be steamier and more controversial than the other. It’s safe to say that Kirill’s fans, as well as the fans of his models, won’t be reporting this to moderators anytime soon.

The Follow Me photo series was popularized by Murad Osmann and his wife, Natalia.

Breathtaking Photos of Star Trails Around the World

 

These are the stunning pictures of the night sky brilliantly capturing the lights and colors of the Milky Way glistening over desert landscapes. Taken in various locations across Australia and the United States from the Grand Canyon to the Coral Sea, the pictures perfectly show the bright lights of the starry skies. The photographs were taken by Wayne Pinkston, a 64-year-old semi-retired physician from Chesapeake, Va. He said: I love taking pictures of dark landscapes and the night sky – particularly the Milky Way, the planets in our solar system and the Andromeda Galaxy. Here: Havasu Fall, Grand Canyon. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Sunset Arch in Utah. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Pinnacles in Trona, California. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Shiprock in New Mexico. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Joshua Tree in California. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

View from the Grand Canyon. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Bisit Badlands, New Mexico. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Coral Sea between Port Douglas and Cairns, Australia. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

False Kiva, Utah. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Broken Arches National Park in Utah. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

Delicate Arch in Utah. (Photo by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News)

A Photo Serie Where The Dancer And Photographer Arthur Cadre Twist His Body Into Mesmerising Position

“Wonderland Creatures” is a serie of photographies, where the dancer and contortionist Arthur Cadre twist his body into mesmerising position.

He turn himself into mysterious creatures evolving in different landscape.

His work make us look at the human body from a different perspective.

 

Abushe, An African Child With Plastic Eyes

Abushe lives in southern Ethiopia. No one would pay any attention to him, but if you catch a glimpse of his eyes, their incredible magnetic colour will stop you in your tracks. Abushe suffers from the Waardenburg syndrome. One of the characteristics of this syndrome is an abnormal spacing between the eyes but mainly a special pigmentation of the irises. This phenomenon is rare. Its effects are obviously striking on a child with black skin like the little Ethiopian.

More info: Eric Lafforgue

Photographer Captures The Exceptional Looks Of Tribal Women In A Stunning Photo Collection

Ethiopia is a very diverse, multicultural place where a huge variety of religions and tribes can be found that give it its unique identity.

On his last trip to Ethiopia, photographer Omar Reda was especially drawn to the local women of the tribal people and their impressive appearances. In his photo collection you can see their exceptional looks for yourself.

Be prepared to dive into an entirely different world.

 

The 30 Best Alexandra Daddario Pictures Of All Time

Alexandra Daddario is the most beautiful American actress who was born in New York City in March, 1986. Alex started acting when she was at the age of 16. Then she played so several short roles in different shows. And finally in 2010, she got big break when she was selected as female lead in Percy jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. After that she got starring roles in Hall Pass, Texas Chainsaw 3D, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

And then suddenly her graph of fame started touching the skies when HBO picked Alex for True Detective in 2014. Well, that was the history of Alexandra Daddario. Now lets try to figure out why people want to see Alexandra Daddario pictures again and again.

I think people (including me) have fallen on her beautiful face, cute smile and wide eyes. And one thing that deserves to be mentioned here is that moment in TV show True Detective when she showed up everything we were waiting for several years. Lets take a look at a set of best Alexandra Daddario pictures of all time. These pictures of Alexandra Daddario will show you every body part of her you ever wished to see 😉

Alexandra Daddario seen at Twentieth Century Fox and Fox 2000 Present ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ special fan screening, on Wednesday, July, 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)

Real Life Mowgli Was Raised In The African Bush, And Her Photos Are Impossible

Everyone knows the story of the jungle boy who was raised by a pack of wolves in the wild. However, that was exactly that, just a story. It made people start to think about what would come of it if something like that were to really happen.

Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert took a trip to Africa and they were amazed at the beauty they witnessed out in the wild. They loved it so much that they started spending a lot of time hanging out with the animals they came across. While they were doing this they introduced their daughter, Tippi, to the animals as well and it was a perfect fit.

The animals loved her just as much as she loved them. They let her get close to them, pet them and become one with them. As you’ll see here the animals didn’t mind her one bit. As a matter of fact, it looks like they welcomed her in like she was one of them.

The more time she spent with the animals the more she learned. There really isn’t any word on if anything went wrong at any point but from the photos it doesn’t really look like it. Her parents made a book out of their experiences called “Tippi: My Book of Africa”.

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Photographer Puts Bride And Groom On A Tiny Ledge 350 Feet Above A Valley In New Hampshire

Photographer Jay Philbrick takes his subjects where most photographers wouldn’t dare to go themselves: onto the face of a cliff, 350 feet above the ground.

You see, Philbrick started his career as a professional mountain guide before picking up a camera and starting a photography business. His passion for the great outdoors and for hanging off rock faces can be seen in his amazing portraiture.

Philbrick takes his clients to Echo Lake State Park in New Hampshire, where the 700-foot Cathedral Ledge looms over the lake. With climbing gear, he carefully lowers his subjects onto a small outcropping on the face of the cliff, about 350 feet up.

He then photographs his subjects in formal attire as a dramatic sunrise glows in the background.

The subjects may look like they’re teetering on the edge of certain death in the photos, but they’re actually safely secured to the cliff with ropes that are hidden behind them. The results are incredible:

Colorful Portraits Celebrate The Unique Beauty Of Slavic Folklore By Combining Traditionalism With High-Fashion

Colorful Portraits Celebrate The Unique Beauty Of Slavic Folklore By Combining Traditionalism With High-Fashion

Moscow-based photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lili Aleeva, also known as Yakovlev and Aleeva, are a husband-wife duo that creates amazing photos. For this Easter photo series, the duo combined high-fashion with traditionalism, resulting in vivid images featuring Easter eggs and beautiful women in front of colorful backgrounds.

The whole collection is like a feast for your eyes! Take a look below.

More info: Yakovlev and Aleeva (h/t)

 

German Photographer Captures Magical Connection Between People And Animals

After she graduated high school her parents sponsored her first digital camera. Now a couple years later, German photographer Nina Wild has incorporated her childhood dream of working with animals into her passion for photography, creating breathtaking photos of models with live animals.

She uses her work to support wildlife sanctuaries and orphanages, and to send an important message: every living soul deserves to be treated with love and respect!

More info: Facebook

 

Photographer Asked Celebrities To Reveal Their Public And Private Personalities In Intimate Double-Portraits

Everybody has a public and a private persona, and celebrities are no exception. You might think you know something about them because of all the films you’ve seen them in, but it’s only once they’re out of the spotlight that their true selves are revealed.

With this in mind, photographer Andrew H. Walker decided to try to capture the other, lesser seen sides of various A-listers in order to give us a different perspective on some of our favorite movie stars and musicians. The photographs were taken at the Toronto Film Festival, and the only props the photographer allowed were a table as well as a piece of tape that acted as the dividing line between the subject’s two personas. Check out some of the results below, and try to see if you can figure out which pictures represent the public personas, and which ones reveal the private faces of the people within them.

More info: Andrew H. Walker (h/t: mmm)

I See The World In Infrared

I See The World In Infrared

My name is James Zwadlo and this is a series of surreal Infrared photo-manipulations.

This project started through a conversation I had with Gmunk about exploring the world of Infrared photography. After getting my old camera modded and to grips with the complex work-flow I decided to see how far I could push the colors past the traditional 2-tone Infrared photographs so as to make mine have their own look and feel unique.

I have subsequently been able to combine them with my love of traveling and produced the second volume from my recent trip to the Bahamas.

This year I intend to work more with these techniques and see if I can push this into video and also capture more countries in these surreal palettes.

More info: imzola.com | Instagram