Photographer and digital artist Erik Johansson has revealed his latest project, titled "Full Moon Service," and it depicts workers swapping in a full moon to show the lunar phases. "This is a photo I've been working on from now and then for the past 8 months. Shot in late summer of 2016 a beautiful calm evening in the middle of Sweden. I brought out 7 rice lamps, 7 light bulbs, an electric generator, a car and two models out in a field. The main part that has been retouched in this photo is to replace the rice ball with a moon texture, the light and the mood was very close to what you see in the photo," said Johansson. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Instagram sensation "AverageRob" from Belgium may or may not have met rapper Eminem in real-life, but one thing's for sure, he was definitely caught napping alongside the celebrity, or at least in this Photoshopped image. Other celebrity nap sightings include: Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, David Beckham, Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds, and lots more. Continue reading to see some of his most popular images. Click here to view a few bonus images.
Camp Redblood and The Essential Revenge by Pat Hines was illustrated entirely in MS Paint, and not for the novelty. "I suck at Photoshop and other programs, and have worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over ten years...I honed my craft working long overnights at a hospital reception desk," said Hines. The book is basically about a summer camp set in the 1980s that is surrounded by ghosts and monsters and 'filled with goofy campers and counselors, where the teenagers are always trying to get drunk.' Continue reading for more pictures and information.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft took its final dive into Saturn's rings on April 26th, showing them like we've never seen before. Now, the agency has revealed the first true color images of Saturn's North Pole, created by astroparticle physicist Sophia Nasr. In this region, there's a never-ending hurricane with 300+ mile per hour winds, and previous images showed the area in a reddish hue. These images were created by using three separate photos that Cassini captured using Red, Green, and Blue filters. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most recent awe-inspiring SpaceX Falcon landing.
Digital artist Aditya Aryanto from Jakarta, Indonesia wondered what real animals would look like in the Minecraft universe, so he took several photos and transformed them into these bizarre blocky creatures. To be more specific, he scourd Unsplash and Pixabay for a few public domain images, loaded them into Photoshop, and used the curves filter to create the blocky look. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Remember the old Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote cartoons, and how the latter always painted fake tunnels? Well, a graffiti artist in Brazil thought it'd be smart to do just that on a brick wall, and as you can see, a Fiat drove directly into it. Fortunately, city officials painted over that optical illusion the very next day to prevent future accidents from occurring. Continue reading for more design FAILS that haven't been Photoshopped. Click here for a few bonus images.
For those who haven't seen Mr. Bean, it's basically a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, and starring Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body". Bean rarely speaks, and the largely physical humour of the series is derived from his interactions with other people and his unusual solutions to situations. The pilot aired on January 1, 1990 and the rest is history. Recently, Photoshop gurus on the internet have decided to place Mr. Bean's face on famous characters, such as Wolverine. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Artist Huseyin Sahin from Istanbul blends dream-like scenes with real photos to create surreal worlds straight from a fantasy movie. Whether it be a giant whale swimming in a cliff pool, or London's Big Ben reclaimed by nature and stuck in a mountain, you'll find the scenes in his digital manipulations series. Sure, they may just be layered images, but there's no denying that all of them get your imagination going. Continue reading for ten of his most liked pieces on social media. Click here for a few bonus manipulations.
Artist Aydın Buyktas from Turkey turned the streets of Istanbul into surreal Inception-like scenes for his latest series, titled "Flatland." These images warp American landscapes into mind-bending worlds that defy the laws of physics. "The idea that I could depict surreal places that I saw in my dreams and thought of in my childhood gradually started to occur in my mind,. During my childhood and adolescence, I read science fiction series of writers such as Isaac Asimov and H.G. Wells and scientific and technical journals. These books made me question issues such as wormholes, black holes, parallel universes, gravitation, and the bending of space and time. While I was reading 'hyperspace' by Michio Kaku, I was obsessed with the idea of a black hole occurring in the place we live, and how it would bend space, time and place," said Buyuktas. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here to view a few bonus images.
Digital artist Alexey Kondakov extracts renaissance characters from various works of art and seamlessly blends them into modern photos for his "Art History in Contemporary Life" series. These modern photos were taken at locations scattered around Europe, with some featuring a cool neon glow, while others are situated inside subway trains. Continue reading for more pictures.