This 1953 award winning advertisement for Vanity Fair is a truly beautiful and elegant. Photographer Mark Shaw does a superb job capturing the models in their flowing gowns. You even get the impression that some of the shots were pulled straight from Ancient Greece or Rome.
If you ever have trouble figuring out what your child is drawing, you should employ the services of Garrett Miller. Miller re-creates childrens' drawings and puts the two side by side on his awesome blog Imaginawesome. I love the varying styles and great use of colors in his drawings, while also staying fairly true to the original drawings.
David Bellemère's photos use unconventional set ups and backgrounds to portray a woman's beauty. The first few photos appear to use a slight reflection mixed with the women as a focus to create some interesting photos. The rest make use of unconventional locales to create interestingness.
This might just be the most ingenious sculpture ever created. Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay sculpture of San Francisco is not just a sculpture made of 100k toothpicks, it is also a kinetic sculpture that gives you multiple tours of San Francisco via different paths in the sculpure. Using ping pong balls as your tour guides, you can see various landmarks, neighbords, historic locations, and iconic symbols of the Bay Area.This amazing sculpture has taken over 3,000 hours in 35 years to create, and is still being built with toothpicks from around the world.
Watching this video is a must to understand the true awesomeness of his work.
If you haven't seen these animated gifs by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg yet, you are in for a treat. These aren't your run of the mill early 90's gifs, they're more aptly called cinemagraphs by their creators.The idea for cinegraphs came up when the pair was preparing for Fashion Week. They wanted to tell more of a story than a single frame but didn't want the hassle of creating a video. I love the ones where you stare at the image, waiting to see what will happen. For more details about these awesome images, read the articles on Gawker and My Modern Metropolis. Don't forget to check out the rest of their amazing work on Tumblr.
In honor of the last Harry Potter film, I bring you Emma Watson shot by Ellen von Unwerth. The whole world has watched her grow up, and now is the last time you will see her reprise her role as Hermione Granger. Now you can look forward to seeing her in a new light. This series was shot for the S/S 2009 issue of Vs Magazine.