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24 Oct 07:35

The craziest temples of Asia, Eleonora Costi

The craziest temples of Asia, Eleonora Costi

24 Oct 07:34

Drawlloween, Brian Luong

24 Oct 07:34

Us & Nature, Alfred Basha

Us & Nature, Alfred Basha

23 Oct 14:35

From South Korea, Ghana to Berlin, Alexander Beer captures the people of the world

by Ayla Angelos
With clear determination and an enjoyment for photographing people in their environments, Alexander’s work in unmistakably raw. “The most important thing to me is a narrative within a photographic story,” he says. “I love documenting people within their lives.”

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23 Oct 14:30

Barbie Has a New Career As a Photojournalist for National Geographic

by Emma Taggart
Barbie Photojournalist Doll National Geographic

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Since Barbie’s introduction to the world in 1959, the doll has portrayed many different careers. Her first job was a “Teenage Fashion Model,” but she’s since challenged gender norms by working in male-dominated fields such as computer engineering and game development. The role model’s impressive resume continues to expand—she now works with National Geographic as a photojournalist.

“Barbie doll is an adventurous spirit, always enthusiastic about exploring the world,” say the doll’s manufacturer, Mattel. “She’s partnered with National Geographic to encourage imagination, expression, and discovery through play.” Designed for kids aged 3 to 7, the new Photojournalist Barbie is dressed in shades of brown to help blend into the landscape when out capturing wildlife on camera. Her photography vest features a “National Geographic Society” embroidery patch, and she even carries her own miniature Nat Geo magazine with a lion on the cover. Also included with the doll is a toy DSLR camera and a little lion cub to serve as her photo subject.

Photojournalist Barbie is one of a series of new career dolls created in collaboration with Nat Geo—others include a wildlife conservationist, a marine biologist, and an astrophysicist. Now a symbol of empowerment, Barbie dolls inspire kids to become anything they want to be.

Find out more about Photojournalist Barbie and buy your own on Amazon.

Barbie is now a photojournalist for National Geographic.

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All images via Barbie.

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23 Oct 14:30

People are Creating Epic Ways to Display LEGO’s Apollo Saturn V Rocket Ship

by Sara Barnes
LEGO Apollo Saturn V Kit

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Ever wish you could be an astronaut? LEGO will make you feel like you’re about to enter outer space with its model of NASA’s Apollo Saturn V rocket kit. This amazing vessel was used in the Apollo program during the 1960s and 1970s; it took humans to the moon and also launched the Skylab space station. Now, it can be immortalized in your home once you assemble the 39-inch tall toy that’s designed at 1:110 scale.

Like other LEGO sets, the Apollo Saturn V kit features details that were on the original ship. In addition to realistic surface decorations, the kit includes three removable rocket stages the vessel would use in taking off. And because it was involved in moon missions, there’s a lunar lander and lunar orbiter included, too. Pose them with the three Minifigures and you can role-play many history-making moments.

LEGO has made it easy to showcase your completed handiwork with three stands to horizontally display the rocket. But as we’ve seen elsewhere online, there are even more epic ways to exhibit the model—you can set it upright and incorporate “smoke” to make it look as though the Saturn V is in the midst of takeoff. Buy the set on Amazon and scroll down to see some epic DIY ideas.

Pretend you’re an astronaut when you build the Apollo Saturn V LEGO set.

LEGO Apollo Saturn V Kit

Designed at 1:110 scale, the ship includes three removable rocket stages as well as the lunar lander and orbiter.

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The kit comes with a way to display the ship horizontally, but DIY enthusiasts have created their own epic exhibits.

Lego Saturn V display from r/pics


This one, by Asa Miller, includes color-changing LED clouds. (Here’s how he built it.)


Simon Robert shares how he turned the LEGO set into a lamp via his Instructables page.


Photo: Simon Robert

All images via Amazon unless otherwise noted. 

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23 Oct 14:27

Why is everyone upset, it is because everything is awful?

23 Oct 14:06

The Ever-Present Glow of LED Greenhouses Documented by Aerial Photographer Tom Hegen

by Laura Staugaitis

All photographs © Tom Hegen, shared with permission of the artist

German photographer Tom Hegen, who specializes in aerial photography, recently traveled to the Netherlands to document the country’s LED greenhouses. The greenhouses were developed as a response to the small country’s growing need for food both within its own borders and to the international market. Dutch exporters are second only to the U.S. industry for global food exports as measured by value. Although the greenhouses offer incredible efficiency in their design, cultivating food year-round through high temperatures and humidity levels, their round-the-clock use also gives off a great deal of light pollution. Hegen flew in a helicopter at night to capture the yellow and purple glow that the greenhouses give off, their geometric planes of illumination standing out from the dark atmosphere.

The photographer tells Colossal that his work centers around the topic of the Anthropocene (the era of human influence on Earth’s biological, geological, and atmospheric processes). “In my photography, I explore the origin and scale of that idea in an effort to understand the dimensions of man’s intervention in natural spaces and to direct attention toward how humans can take responsibility.” Hegen explains that aerial photography in particular helps convey the Anthropocene because it shows the dimensions and scale of human impact more effectively.

“I am also fascinated by the abstraction that comes with the change of perspective; seeing something familiar from a new vantage point that you are not used to,” Hegen tells Colossal. “I use abstraction and aestheticization as a language to inspire people and also to offer the viewer a connection to the subject as they need to decode what they are looking at.”

In 2018 Hegen published his first aerial photo book, HABITAT, and next year he will start working on a follow-up, the artist shares with Colossal. Keep up with Hegen’s travels and latest projects on Instagram and Behance.

23 Oct 13:56

The Truth is out there

22 Oct 13:31

Sheena Liam

22 Oct 08:11

Yung Cheng Lin

21 Oct 07:59

Urban tetris, Mariyan Atanasov Buy urhajos a ristretto, so that...

Urban tetris, Mariyan Atanasov

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21 Oct 07:58

Apocalypse soon

Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Photograph: Jonatan Rosas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Apocalypse soon

21 Oct 07:57

‘Skin of the Sea’ by Zerno Roli

Skin of the Sea’ by Zerno Roli

21 Oct 07:50

Submerge, Jon Levitt

19 Oct 16:19

Complex Societal Issues Conveyed in Minimalist Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

by Laura Staugaitis

Illustrator Eiko Ojala (previously) tackles complex topics with masterfully simple images. Though his work often appears to be made with layered paper, the artist clarifies on his website that he works digitally, building each image from scratch. Cleverly using negative space, mirroring, and raking angles, Ojala conveys nuances of the human experience within tight creative constraints. The Estonian illustrator works with clients around the world to provide imagery on articles ranging from loneliness to climate change: recent publications include Oprah Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times. Explore more of Ojala’s illustration portfolio on Behance. Select works are also available as fine art prints on Saatchi Art.

19 Oct 16:19

Jason Charles Hill

18 Oct 12:45

Biuld your own, Panelki

18 Oct 12:44

Daniel Arnold

17 Oct 08:38

‘Life and Death’ by Otto Schmidt

Life and Death’ by Otto Schmidt

17 Oct 08:38

“Cytokinesis Variations” Show Cell Division in Dramatic 3 Foot-Wide Paper Sculptures by Rogan Brown

by Laura Staugaitis

Paper artist Rogan Brown (previously) uses an accessible, universally recognized material to convey complex and minuscule biological processes. Two of his most recent sculptural works, Cytokinesis Variations, showcase cell division, also known as mitosis. “At any given moment millions of cells in your body are dividing and multiplying in order to replenish and maintain your skin, hair, intestine and bodily organs, etc. Cytokinesis is the final and most dramatic stage of mitosis when the cell wall ruptures and splits in two to form identical daughter cells. I have tried to freeze the ultimate moment of transformation and becoming,” Brown tells Colossal.

The large-scale sibling sculptures, each reaching 47 inches long, are created using hand- and laser-cut white paper paper carefully arranged in layers to convey the dramatic energy of mitosis. “Paper, my chosen material, embodies the paradoxical qualities that we see in nature: its fragility and durability, its strength and delicacy,” Brown explains in an artist statement. “There is a pleasing poetic symmetry in taking this material that was cut from the forest and by cutting and transforming it once again returning it to its origins.”

Cytokinesis Variations will be on display as part of an exhibition and sale on the history of science, natural history, and technology, at Sotheby’s running December 11-17, 2019. Brown’s work is also part of a new permanent exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, which opened September 5, 2019. The artist tells Colossal that he is currently working on a coral themed piece called Reef Goddess which scales 10 feet in length and is based around a silhouette of the entire human body. Keep up with Brown’s science-inspired artwork on Instagram and Facebook.

17 Oct 08:37

Devils in the details, Hieronymous Bosch

17 Oct 08:36

Monster Mountain, Helene Schmitz

17 Oct 08:36

Lost horizon, Yoan Capote

17 Oct 08:36

Flow my tears, Anne Collier

17 Oct 08:35

Mood indigo, Cody Ellingham

16 Oct 09:59

Infused with the light of the sunset, Marinel Sheu’s illustrations emanate a sense of calm

by Ayla Angelos
A common theme running throughout Marinel’s work is a pink-hued sunset. The reason for this is simple – every time Marinel’s at home working on something, it’s this part of the day that “gets” him the most. “It’s a very valuable thing for me to get to see the sunset."

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16 Oct 09:59

Once upon a time, Charlotte Smith

Once upon a time, Charlotte Smith

15 Oct 12:20

Interview with Bas Losekoot: “I photograph the isolated, uncanny and even alienated people because I feel amazingly close to them.”

by Julie
We are happy to have Bas Losekoot, Dutch artist and photographer, on board for this interview. Losekoot lives and works in Amsterdam, but travels around the world to photograph the streets of megacities like New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Lagos for his project Out of Place. As he is researching human behaviour in public space, we discuss the issue of personal space, the choreography of people in an urban environment, the position of the photographer and Losekoot's own state of mind when he photographs others.
15 Oct 11:55

Insomnia, Olga Deikou