December 20, 2023

Fiery Photos of Iceland’s Volcano Eruption Show a Surreal Display of Lava and Smoke

On Monday, December 18, a volcano erupted on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula. While it currently doesn't pose a threat to life, the eruption was larger than scientists had predicted. The pictures taken by authorities and photojournalists depict lava fountains reaching up to 98 feet high, as the glow from the eruption lights up the sky in cities several miles away. The eruption occurred about two miles north of the town of Grindavík— 25 miles from Reykjavik.

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March 30, 2022

Photographer Explores the Beauty and Decay of Abandoned Churches in Italy

The history of Italy, home to the Vatican, is historically tied to the Catholic church. So it comes as no surprise that there are an estimated 65,000 churches—or chiese—in Italy. But what may surprise you are the vast quantities of churches that have been abandoned and left to decay. Across the country, it's an all-too-common phenomenon and it's something that Dutch photographer Roman Robroek wanted to learn more about.

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September 27, 2012

Ridiculously Amazing Miniature Model of Katz’s Famous Deli

Master miniature sculptor Alan Wolfson just wrote to us to tell us about his latest project, “Katz's Deli/Closing Time.” The first major piece he's done since Canal St. Cross-Section, the miniature model is based on the famous deli that's known for its killer pastrami sandwich on New York's Lower Eastside. “The place is somewhat legendary, and known as the oldest delicatessen in New York,” he says, “they've been in business since 1888.

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September 11, 2012

Whimsical Dreamworlds Created by Cardboard

Germany-based design student Carolin Wanitzek has created a wonderfully whimsical set called The Border that visualizes those few seconds we all experience right when we wake up from a dream. Using colored cardboard, she cut out everything from mountains and trees to skyscrapers and planes, and then photographed her dreamworld scenes in her home studio. She then photographed her actors in a larger studio, and finally combined those images together in Photoshop.

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