Escaping this World


It isn’t uncommon to have moments of wishful thinking and feelings of escape. In his photography, Brice Portolano captures subjects as they embody these feelings of wonderment and longing, as if questioning what it would like be like to be someone else. These powerful photographs by Paris-based, Potolano represent the curiosity and longing that exists within each and every one of us, forcing us to reflect about our own internal desires.


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January 16, 2017

Heavy Snowfall in Kyoto Turns the City Into a Beautiful Winter Wonderland

With temperatures dipping to below zero degrees Celsius, Kyoto experienced its coldest days yet this past weekend. And while it snows occasionally in Japan’s most beautiful of cities, rarely does it stick. Locals and visitors were in for a spectacular treat this weekend, as the low temperatures allowed for a heavier snowfall that blanketed the city’s world famous monuments.

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January 16, 2017

Lifelike Paper Birds Adorn Oversized Stamps of Countries Around the World

Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.

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