Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid


In this series, entitled Bobtail Squid, underwater photographer Todd Bretl documents the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The creatively composed shots transform eight curled arms and a round body into beautifully abstract shapes floating against a stark, black background.

Bretl was raised on a boat in Bermuda and has always been fond of the ocean. Since he was 12, he has been diving underwater to explore the mysteries below the sea. Eventually, he decided to carry an underwater camera along with him on a dive, stating that he became “utterly addicted to the unique balance of art, science, technology, and adventure provided by the pursuit of underwater photography.” Through his passion, the talented photographer brings the depths of the sea to the surface, finding life and personality in the magnificent world that most of us would not otherwise have the opportunity to appreciate.








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December 6, 2016

Famous Songs Hilariously Reinterpreted as Witty One-Panel Cartoons

Cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson hilariously reinterprets the meaning of some of the world’s most popular songs. Ranging from timeless Christmas carols to chart-topping hits, the Icelandic artist uses them as inspiration for his deceptively simple-yet-clever line drawings. As a result, their biting wit puts a whole new spin on the melodies we thought we knew. These one-panel cartoons are ripe with parody. Dagsson takes a snippet of a song—such as its title—and builds a whole stick-figure world around it.

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December 6, 2016

Ballerina Combines Intricate Beauty of Russian Ballet and Architecture

Russian photographer and ballerina Darian Volkova takes an innovative approach to exploring St. Petersburg’s architecture with her new ballet photography series Ballet House Tales. While she typically shoots backstage life at the ballet, these stunning images prove that her photography is not limited to straight reportage. By placing ballerinas in these these decadent houses, she fills the space with a new spirit. Each dancer melds into her surroundings, molding herself to the surfaces.

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