The text that accompanied this image on Jeremy Fall's Tumblr:
I close my eyes and breathe as the world starts crumbling behind me. Every step I take brings me closer to the end, every thought I make kills my fix of ammunition and every time I think of looking back, it tears the gauze apart. What do I do if the world’s destruction becomes my own? Where do I go if the tripwire does detonate? I look straight, straight into my self-created Eden. A garden far away where I can only pray that the distance is temporary. I stop to think. It’s my turn. Is this all just a game or am I truly walking barefoot on a pile glass holding a ticking bomb that’s ready to ignite?
Gold Rush is a wonderful set of photos of downtown Dubai by GOst RiDr. I love the the addition of the "gold" colors to the black and white photos.
Alan Sailer creates these explosive photos in his garage by shooting a pellet rifle at objects and capturing the results with a home built flash. He shoots everything from food to toys to Christmas ornaments. If you want to see more of these, check out his Flickr page. He has hundreds more!
One of the best parts about the Holidays are the amazing Christmas trees and light displays. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, it is hard not to feel festive. Here are some examples of great tree and light decorations from around the world.
This is a pretty neat series by Daniel Brokstad. On a trip to Barcelona, Daniel noticed the stark contrasts of the city. On one hand, Barclona is a touristy spot with nice buildings and locations, but there is also darker world behind the scenes of the city. This series splits each scene in half and exaggerates each side to show the stark contrasts.
I've seen a bunch of examples of this artistic effect, but never knew what it was called. After some quick searching, I learned it is called the droste effect. The effect involves a "picture appearing within itself, in a place where a similar picture would realistically expected to appear". In theory it can go on forever, but in reality, it is limited by what can fit inside the image.
The effect is named after the image on the packaging of Droste brand cocoa powder. In it, a nurse is carrying a tray with a box of of the same image. It was introduced in 1904. You can see the original box here.
You can even download a Photoshop plugin that creates the effect for you.
Nykoh is a photographer from Brussels, Belgium. His photographs capture the wonder and beauty of colors at night. Light bounces off building walls and wet city streets, creating wonderful silhouettes and shadows. If you like these photos you can go to his Facebook page for new photo updates.
Joey L is a Canadian-born photogrpaher currently based in New York City. He has worked for clients from Coca-Cola to National Geographic to Forbes and plenty of others. This series was taken on Halloween of 2010 in Brooklyn, NY. He does an amazing job of capturing his subjects. They aren't forced to pose, he just captures them when they were most comfortable.
The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France. Famous stars from around the world gather for the prestigious event. Here are a few shots of the glitz and glamour from a 1962 issue of LIFE magazine.