Fathers. Having One and Being One As Seen By Phillip Toledano.

Fatherhood photo essays by Phillip Toledano

Two of the most beautiful and insightful photo essays about fatherhood I have ever seen were penned and photographed by the same talented man: Phillip Toledano. Read more

The 35 Best Balloon Pics From The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Miss the parade this morning? Don’t fret, I’ve compiled (and cropped, colored or altered) the Best Pics From Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 35 photos for a good look at most of the balloons from this morning’s 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York for your enjoyment. And here they are. Read more

Some Hair-Brained Fun. Comparing Al Pacino’s Wigs To Phil Spector’s.

No reason to write a review on David Mamet’s Phil Spector movie for HBO, which premiered tonight since you can read numerous reviews online. But I simply had to show you the real convicted murderer Phil Spector’s hairstyles compared with the wigs Al Pacino donned as him in the movie. Hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed putting them together. Read more

Photographer Amy Friend Brings Light, Romance And Mysticism To Vintage Photos in ‘Dare Alle Luce.’

Dare alla Luce by Amy Friend

In her series, Dare alla Luce, photographer Amy Friend alters vintage images by deliberately allowing light to pass through them. Amy says the project aims to return the photographs, and indeed the souls of the subjects, to the atmosphere. Read more

30 Inspiring Action Photos Of The U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team, Worthy Of A Gold Medal.

You’d have to have been in hiding not to know by now that United States’ Fab Five (or the hipper moniker of The Fierce Five) took the Gold for the first time since 1996 in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final yesterday in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

U.S. gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Alexandra (Aly) Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn Wieber’s performances were nothing short of awe-inspiring, but the same can be said of the following photos courtesy of the Associated Press, AFP/Getty, The Washington Post and Reuters.

I have culled 30 of the most breathtaking moments of yesterday’s performances on the balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor ex. Here are my favorite shots from these talented sports photographers, that in my opinion, score a perfect 10.

Special recognition should go to the AP photographer Julie Jacobson who took the majority of these photos.

Uneven Bars (also called Uneven Parallel Bars and Asymmetric Bars):










Balance Beam:









Floor Exercise:





Vault:

and of course…. Anticipation:

Jubilation:

and the taste of Victory:

Credits: AP Photographers Julie Jacobson, Jae C. Hong and Gregory Bull AFP/Getty photographers Roland Martinez, Thomas Coex and Ben Stansall, Toni L. Sandys for The Washington Post, Reuters,

The Beauty Of Booze: Alcohol Molecules As Art

Alcohol Molecules Art
above: Tequila, as seen when magnified 1000 times

Magnified up to 1000 times under a high tech laboratory microscope, images of various alcohol, mixed drinks and plain beverages like Cola and iced tea are sold as customizable fine art and prints by American company BevShots. Read more

Martin and Munoz Travelers: Wonderfully Wicked Winter Wonderland

martin and munoz travelers

Like fairy tales or dreams Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz construct trancelike, metaphorical panoramic photographs and snow globes. The collaborative team, which have been working together since 1993, draw from art historical references ranging from Goya and Persian miniatures to literary references from William Blake to Zadie Smith. The collection of C-Prints and actual snow globes is called “Travelers.” Read more