Digital Interpretations of Surreal Solitude


We discovered UK-based artist Philip McKay’s work on our very own website when he submitted some of his stunning work to our Photos section. His digital artwork leaves a feeling of solitude and confinement. In many of the manipulated stills, the subject is at a distance in an empty land. Even when there is some companionship, there’s a sense of loneliness and tension. The occasional faint tints of color and hints of surrealism that McKay incorporates into his work are subtle yet effective. I could get lost in these vast worlds along with these intriguing characters.














Philip McKay’s website





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Modern

  Every December, Britain’s Tate Modern debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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