Meet the WWI women who pretended to be rocks for the war effort


The Women’s Reserve Camouflage Corps were a group of 40 woman artists from NYC and Philadelphia ("in perfect physical condition") who devised camouflage systems for fighters and materiel during WWI, testing their theories by hiding in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx -- where the local cops grew accustomed to having seeming rocks and trees spring to life as they passed. Read the rest

Finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it


JWZ has discovered the greatest Google Image search. Read the rest

Scenes from Wasteland, the annual Mad Max tribute event in the Mojave desert


In 2009, we covered a "one time only 'Road Warrior Weekend' campout" -- now, seven years later, it's an annual event called Wasteland, and it's better than ever. Read the rest

Image: '186 seconds of moonlit fog compressed into an instant'


“We had an unusually fog-filled August here in the San Francisco area,” says California-based landscape and nature photographer ElmoFoto on IMGUR.

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Shredding Wookiee


From the Boing Boing Flickr Pool: SuppaDuppa 666's You can't imagine how fun is summer for a Wookie.

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Portrait of Democratic Party's congressional interns


A different look to Speaker Ryan's gang. [via]

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Stasi radio monitoring department, hard at work, 1980s

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Here's a small gallery of the East German secret police's 26th Division, hard at work during the 1980s. Read the rest

Mulder and Scully, from prom, to engagement, to expecting


Sometimes, publicity and editorial photos don't quite match the tone and relationship of the show's characters. Case in point: the plethora of X-Files shots in which Scully and Mulder look like a couple instead of coworkers. Read the rest

Photos of 1930s rural America ruined with hole punches, creating the greatest photoshop challenge ever


The US Farm Security Administration commissioned hundreds of thousands of photos in the 1930s and 40s, representing an unparalleled record of the times. Unfortunately, as revealed in an exhibition curated by Bill McDowell, many of the shots were badly damaged with hole punches. The results are an unsettling, inadvertent commentary on the depression and the lives it ruined – and also an incredible challenge for photoshoppers.

Easy mode (Five-bedroom house, Meridian Homesteads, Mississippi, 1935)

Hard mode (Mr Tronson, farmer near Wheelock, North Dakota, 1937)

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Whatever happened to utopian architecture?


The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm collects photos and commentary about the mid-century heyday of utopian architecture, from Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti to Bangladesh's National Assembly Building. Read the rest

Fabulous photo of newlyweds with Black Power gang


Married moments earlier in New Zealand, Sarah and Matthew Oke were posing for photos at Lucy's Gully when they ran into the Maori and Polynesian Black Power gang, who were paying their respects to dead members. So they all posed for this shot, which has gone viral.

Photographer Rebecca Inns writes: "The rain had just cleared and we were enjoying a lovely sunny wedding shoot. As we headed back, we came across a very full car-park and the guys who were there as part of a hikoi. We asked if it would be okay to include them in a wedding photo and they were really accommodating. This is the result. … "They all offered their congratulations to the couple and were so kind. They also told the bride how beautiful she looked." Read the rest

Photos from Bring Your Own Bigwheel 16


Fill in the registration form and agree to the code of conduct and you can participate in San Francisco's annual Bring Your Own Bigwheel race. Read the rest

Surreal siege engines and a ruined mansion: new work from CGI artist Jim Kazanjian


CGI artist Jim Kazanjian's work is both surreal and hyper-real, looking for all the world like photos of true, improbable things. Read the rest

Awkward metal band photos


Join me in the liminal space between deep culture horror and ironic satisfaction: Awkward metal band photos Read the rest

Cycle and Recycle: gorgeous photos of the European recycling process


Paul Bulteel's forthcoming art book, Cycle & Recycle, collects the Belgian photographer's series of images from Europe's massive, advanced recycling program, which captures 43% of the region's waste (the EU is shooting for 65% of municipal waste by 2030). Read the rest

Themepark in an ancient, cavernous Transylvanian salt-mine


Transylvania's Salina Turda themepark is housed in an ancient salt mine with millennia of history. Visitors use its vertical shafts to access vast underground salt caverns and lakes dotted with a concert hall, mini-golf courses, bowling alleys, and rowboats. Read the rest

Rare Bowie photos

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Artnet collects a set of interesting stock images of David Bowie you might not have seen before, hidden from the Google spiders (if not the ones from Mars). Read the rest

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