Architecture Surrounding the Sky

While we’ve all experienced photography that makes us feel dizzy, it’s usually when the subjects’ feet aren’t firmly planted on the ground. Precariously dangling on the edge of buildings or outside helicopters, these daredevils show us just how far they’re willing to go to get that incredible shot.

Stefano (or Nespyxel on Flickr) gives us that same woozy feeling but his photos are taken as he looks up, past the architecture that surrounds him. Though we’re not completely sure if these are photo manipulations or just well positioned shots, we can appreciate the new perspective his photos provide. Taken in just the right spot, these pictures make us see the world in a completely different way. Buildings look as if they’re converging together to create stunning geometric shapes that we normally wouldn’t know of or appreciate unless we changed the way we thought.

Like the Dark Knight Rises poster, these photos show us that it’s often in the “negative space,” or where our eyes don’t immediately look, that life’s answers can be found.

Stefano or Nespyxel on Flickr

December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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