Incredibly Creative Sand Portraits

Russian photographer Chertkova Svetlana uses sand found on the beach in incredibly creative ways. Not only does she use it to create fake clothes, she artistically forms spellbinding patterns and shapes surrounding her beautiful human subjects.

You may find the last couple photos in this series to be the most moving. Titled “Between the End and Beginning,” Svetlana states: “Those who complete the process of death and rebirth are connected to the true source of spirituality and realize that the roots of the mechanistic and materialistic world is fear – fear of birth and the fear of death.

“Following the death of the ego significantly increases the ability to enjoy life. The past and future seem relatively less important than now, and the excitement of the process of life supersedes the pursuit of goals. This person begins to perceive the world as patterns of energy, but not as solid matter, and its border with the rest of the world become more mobile.”







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January 21, 2017

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped mountains, tall grasslands, and dense forests. Through stunning train photos, photographers pay homage to these journeys. Their awe-inspiring portraits capture the hard-working locomotives among grandiose settings.

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January 20, 2017

Rainbow Labyrinth Light Installation Immerses Visitors in a Technicolor World

Architecture and design firm Brut Deluxe has designed a dazzling light installation for the Luneng Sanya Bay Light and Art Festival in China. This rainbow labyrinth titled Yǔzhòu is an immersive experience that brings visitors inside a technicolor world. Brut Deluxe, which is headed by Ben Busche, focuses their work on everything from ephemeral art installations to industrial design, with an eye toward social and aesthetic qualities.

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