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Sad-But-Funny Vine of Miserable One Direction Star Taking Selfie-After-Selfie with Fans

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We’re not sure whether this is funny, tragic, or some combination of both. In this viral Vine from over the holiday weekend, you get to see the effect that takings selfie-after-selfie with adoring fans can have on a man’s psyche. Read more…

This Beautiful Photo is the Result of a Happy Double Exposure Mishap

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Being forced to pull a loose, already-exposed roll of 35mm film out at a security checkpoint in a foreign country might seem like a disaster, and in most ways it is, but that’s also the circumstance that led to this beautiful image by photographer Gavin Johnstone. Read more…

What if Guys Were Social Networks? Fashion Photos of Models as Facebook, Twitter and More

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As a followup to her popular What If Girls Were Internet Browsers series that blew across the World Wide Web at the end of last year, fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta decided to tackle another similarly pressing question: what if guys were social networks?

As with the first series, she enlisted the help of some high quality stylists/designers and, together, they tried to capture the character of each of the major social networks in a conceptual fashion portrait. Read more…

Unique Time-Lapse Turns Vienna Into a Living Snow Globe

Few countries celebrate Christmas as beautifully as Austria. Vienna in particular is known for its buildings adorned in decorations, streets illuminated by lights, and seasonal markets called ‘Christkindlmarkt.’

It’s these festive elements that inspired time-lapse production team FilmSpektakel to create a unique time-lapse of Vienna’s winter wonderland — unique because the whole thing is captured refracted through a snow globe.

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Rosetta Beams Down the First True Color Image of Comet 67P, and No It’s Not Gray

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Given Comet 67P is, after all, a rock, and given that gray rocks are not uncommon, you would be forgiven for thinking that the photos of the comet that we’ve seen thus far were in color. That, however, is not the case. What you’re seeing above is actually the first true color image of Comet 67P taken by the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft. Read more…

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Recreated in Awesome LEGO Stop Motion Animation

This is going to be a VERY long year, and we have J.J. Abrams to blame. Since its release on Friday, the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has swept across the Internet like a wildfire.

But as with almost anything viral, it hasn’t completely taken its course until it’s been parodied and recreated a handful of times. This viral sensation is no exception, and we have our first viral attempt thanks to LEGO fanatic Snooperking, who recreated the entire trailer from start to finish using stop motion animation.

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Hardcore Athlete Portraits of Weightlifting Grandmas and Basketball Playing Grandpas

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Advertising imagery for everything from basketball shoes to weightlifting attire usually features muscled athletes performing some amazing (if occasionally Photoshop-enhanced) feat. Photographer Dean Bradshaw decided to turn that idea on its head with his series Golden Years. Read more…

Craziest Black Friday Deal: Hasselblad Offering $2,300 off the Special Edition Stellar

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There are some great Black Friday deals out there today, but we’re not sure anybody is going to be able to touch the discount Hasselblad is offering on the Stellar Special Edition. So if you’re interested in buying a luxury version of the Sony RX100 Mark I that doubles as a collector’s item, listen up.

All of the Stellar Special Edition cameras, which usually retail for a whopping $3,300, are selling for $1,000 on B&H photo right nowthat’s $2,300 off, very nearly a 70% discount. Read more…

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

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“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days ago. Thanks to a photo that seems to show Mills missing what might have been one of the greatest photos of his career, social media tagged him with the tongue in cheek caption “this guy used to be a sports photographer.”

Except that he did get the shot, or at least a shot… and the shot he got is a testament to how good of a sports photographer he really is. Read more…

Beautiful Photographs of Microscopic Plankton that Look Like Photos of Outer Space

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When you look at the photographs in her series Into the Umbra, photographer Julia Bennett wants you to think you’re looking at outer space. And then, just as your mind is struggling to expand to encompass the far reaches of the solar system where the image was captured, that’s when she wants you to realize that you’re looking at something you could find in any old liter of Sea Water.

Her images weren’t captured with a telescope peering into the heavens, but a microscope that peers into the micro worlds inside droplets of seawater. Read more…