Posts Tagged ‘viral’

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

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Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses.

That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura Williams did with her viral self-portrait series ‘Invisible.’ Read more…

Viral Before-and-After Composite Captures the Devastation in Kiev in a Single Frame

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Reddit user Nasdaf created this moving composite photograph using images of Kiev’s Independence Square captured before and after the havoc wreaked by violent clashes between the government and protesters. Read more…

LEGOgrapher Tours the World in Viral 365 Project Shot on an iPhone 4S

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Human photographers aren’t the only ones dragging their cameras to every corner of the globe in search of the decisive moment. As it turns out, a little LEGO man spent a year doing the same thing as part of life-sized human photographer Andrew Whyte‘s fun ‘The Legographer’ series. Read more…

Elk from Headbutting Incident Put Down by National Park, Photographer Appalled

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A couple of days ago we shared a video/story that has since gone viral across the Internet. The video showed photographer James York getting into a bit of a headbutting match with a young bull elk who took an interest in his gear before getting aggressive.

Today we’ve found out that the elk in question has since been put down by Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, leaving much of the internet and York himself saddened and speechless. Read more…

Absurdly Photogenic NCAA Football Player Says Viral Glam Shot Wasn’t Staged

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Hey, sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right, sexylicious time. That’s about the extent of the explanation Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel gave for a ridiculously attractive viral shot of him from last week’s USC game that looks more like an Old Spice ad than a candid sports moment. Read more…

Mrpimpgoodgame: The Instagram Selfie Sensation

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Benny Winfield Jr, perhaps better known as mrpimpgoodgame, has almost 36,000 followers on Instagram and plans to put his face on a T-Shirt that will likely sell pretty well if he does. What did the Huston, TX resident do to earn this kind of Internet fame and recognition? Why, he took selfies of course. Read more…

Photographer Captures a Soccer Player Looking Extremely Small

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Reuters photographer Yves Herman captured this peculiar photograph at a match between the Belgian and French national soccer teams yesterday. The photograph has attracted the Internet’s attention due to the fact that it makes 28-year-old soccer player Mathieu Valbuena look like a child playing among men.
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Photographer Scores a Viral Hit with His Instagram ‘Pug Shots’ of His Dog Norm

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A year and a half ago, 23-year-old Seattle, Washington-based photographer Jeremy Veach adopted an eight-week-old pug named Norm. Since then, Veach has faithfully documented his pup’s life by publishing daily photographs to Instagram.

The images have been a hit: his account @jermzlee has already attracted nearly 40,000 followers, and the cute “pug shots” are being featured on sites all across the Web.
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Girl Rushes the Field at a Baseball Game, Captures a $1,500 Selfie

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The fine for rushing the field at the College World Series final is $1,500, but who can put a price on becoming an overnight viral Vine sensation? Well, whatever price Kayleigh, Emily, and Torrie Hill assigned to viral fame, it was more than $1,500, because they rushed the field and captured some expensive selfie footage in the process. Read more…

Yellow Duck Version of ‘Tank Man’ Photo Goes Viral Despite Chinese Censorship

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Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square — an event that has been immortalized in history by AP photographer Jeff Widener’s famous “Tank Man” photo we shared earlier today. What you may not know is that, in China, the government still does everything it can to keep the event shrouded in mystery, pretending it never happened.

The Internet, however, is having none of it, as memes depicting the tank man photo in ways that might avoid censorship nets spring up all over the place. One of the most viral is the photo you see above. Read more…