Pic of the Day: Exhaustion


Photojournalist wedding photographers Twin Lens took this great picture of an exhausted father at a wedding.

Spencer Lum of Ground Glass said: “As a parent, I think I can fairly say that this is an image that hits the nail on the head. This is parenthood. And it's weddings, too. Stealing away to tend to your family, the break in the lobby or the room to the side. Weddings are living, breathing things. For every bride and groom taking center stage, there's a guest, a relative, or family member doing their own thing, as well, and it's all part of it.

“Three things really made the picture for me. The first is simply the body language. The girl flopped over, the hand on the man's head. Nicely captured. The other two things are a little more subtle. The first is the inclusion of the other child's leg to the right. I love it when images extend past their actual content – when framing isn't so neatly wrapped up that it tells there's us there's more in the world. It's about implication, and knowing there's a second child there adds weight to the man's gesture. The other thing is the dress he's holding. It adds just a touch of humor, while referencing one of the key aspects of parenthood. You're always changing your kids' clothing. All told, the picture tells a story very effectively and takes us right there.”



January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

Read Article


January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter