Up in the Air (12 photos)

Our ability to fly never ceases to amaze me. Particularly, whenever I’m in a plane and about to take off, I think about the engineering masterminds who made the experience possible. It really goes to show that humans are capable of almost anything. 21-year-old Sampo Kiviniemi shares my passion for aviation. Based out of Helsinki, Finland, Kiviniemi shoots magnificent photos of all types of planes. These were taken at several airports in Helsinki, and some were shot during an international air show.

Sampo Kiviniemi

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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