An Optical Illusion That Turns Celebrities Photos Into Monsters (But Only In Your Mind)

Take a minute to watch the video above. Focus on the middle cross. Now watch it again and focus on either on the sides.

We have grown and were taught that celebrity headshots represent the ultimate beauty. And they usually do. But not always. An optical illusion called the “Flashed Face Distortion Effect”.

But…. It turns out that if you place two faces (attractive as they may be) next to each other and flash them rapidly, both faces features become exaggerated. While this is a relatively new find, Matthew B. Thompson explains some of its aspects:

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Photographer Uses Body Paint To Camouflage Models In New York City Skyline For This Inventive Portrait Series

new_york_bodypaintTrina Merry, the photographer and body paint artist behind the viral Human Motorcycle Project, is at it again, this time in her new homebase of New York City. Captivated by the cities skyline and architecture, Merry decided to take a group of nude models and paint them in to the famous skyline for her latest photography series.  [Read more...]

This Is How An Ultraviolet Camera Will Have You Reaching For The Sunscreen

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In this telling video clip, Thomas Leveritt, asks random passers-by to stand in front a UV camera so they can see what their skin looks like in only ultraviolet light, providing some pretty shocking results. The clip was created to serve as a public service announcement on the importance of wearing sunscreen, but the photography behind the project is pretty cool, too. [Read more...]

Peter Hurley Shares A Few Killer Tips On How to Take Better Headshots

Taking pictures of someone can be a challenge sometimes, and especially when it comes to face portraits. Who hasn’t felt awkward while having their school picture taken before? And how can the photographer help in making the situation a little better?

Peter Hurley is a well known headshot photographer based in New York and Los Angeles. Just recently, he sat down to give a few tips on how to make better headshots.

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Seasonal Beauties Is A Wonderful Double Exposure About The Changing Seasons

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Graphic designer and illustrator Alon Avissar is putting a new twist on double exposures. Avissar was inspired by the dieing winter and wanted to experiment with seasonal portraits:

With it being the dead of winter and having been snowed in for the past couple days now, I starting thinking about what designs I could create based on the theme of ‘seasons

The result is a series of wonderfully delighting double exposure portraits each made to a season theme, with colors to match. [Read more...]

How to Create Magical Framed Portraits

How to Create Magical Framed Portraits

I have shot implicit nude before, and one of the things that I find to be hard on this type of shoot is how to hide the parts that you do not want to reveal in the final photo. Aside from the artistic decision, there is always the concern that the model will be exposed beyond what he/she had signed for. One night, while drinking my whiskey I had an idea – instead of hiding certain body parts, I can make them transparent. I thought that it would keep a very exposed feeling, while keeping the final photograph modest enough.

The first set of framed portraits was shot at an abandoned military base in the north of Israel (not telling where, but let me say that I practically shot on the verge of a civil war). I photographed Anna, a model I have worked with before, so we were comfortable experimenting. I also took a few framed photos I had around the house. A Pink Floyd framed poster and a few other framed beer coasters. [Read more...]