Super-Flamands Photo Series By Sacha Goldberger

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I’ve been a fan of Sacha Goldberger’s photography for a couple of years now. It all started with hi s Mamika series. Mamika is a fun photo series he did with his grandmother dressed as a Superhero. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out

Goldberger’s latest series is titled “Super-Flamands (aka Super Flemish),” which is absolutely brilliant, he asks “What if Superheroes and Disney Princesses were born in the 16th century?, What if the Hulk was Duke?, and What if Jan van Eyck had done the portrait of Snow White?” With that, Goldberger photographed each character by using the same techniques of Flemish masters. Check it out!

Follow Goldberger’s work on: Facebook | Instagram | Website

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(All Photos Belong To Sacha Goldberger)

[Photos via Goldberger’s Facebook Page and CopyPasteRepost]

Watch Photographer Blair Bunting Experience The G-Force Of An F-16

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What an awesome experience! This is probably the closest thing I’ll get to flying in an F-16. 

Advertising Photographer Blair Bunting, had the opportunity to photograph the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds newly painted F-16, at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

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© Blair Bunting – U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 jet.

Not only did Blair get to photograph the above plane, he was offered a chance to ride along in the backseat of one of their F-16 jets.

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Ever wondered what 9 G’s feels like, here it is:

Firstly, in no way is it comfortable, not even close. I began to feel my face melting away as the skin in my cheeks pulled down to my mouth. The color from my vision was the next thing to fade away, first the reds, then the greens. Squeezing like hell, I did everything I could to get air into my lungs as the G-suit wrenched it out. With all the color of a 1950′s television set, the next thing I noticed was that waves were starting to develop in my vision and a vignette appeared. All the while I am listening to the pilot’s breathing and trying my hardest to match it.

At any point I could relax and immediately be unconscious, only to wake up and wonder where I am, but I had trained too hard to let this happen. Then, just as G’s set had set in, they began to leave and normalcy appeared. However, if I were to relax at that point, the blood would leave my brain too fast and knock me out as well, so I continually squeeze as the G’s lift and my body slowly returns to what sanity it had left.

Read more about his experience flying in an F-16 on his blog.

You can follow Blair on: Facebook | Twitter | Website 

Here’s the video. Enjoy!

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[Via Twisted Sifter]

The Abandoned Cinema That Was Built In The Middle Of The Sinai Desert Has Been Destroyed

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Last month I posted about the “Abandoned Outdoor Cinema Discovered in the Middle of the Sinai Desert” and today I found out that it has been destroyed. It’s a shame that this happened. According to Noha Zayed on her Facebook Page, she decided to find the site using the coordinates 27°57’45.8″N 34°15’13.9″E:

“So we decided to find and visit “The cinema at the end of the world”. Upon arriving at the site we thought we got our coordinates wrong. The chairs were all knocked down as if on purpose. The place has been shattered, leveled and destroyed; the site disintegrated. It was quite a disappointment. Sorry to burst the bubble.”

The only thing that remains are the wooden seats and backs. It looks like the metal supports were stripped for scrap metal. No one knows who is responsible for the destruction. 

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[Via Messy Nessy Chic | Photos Via Noha Zayed]

Abandoned Outdoor Cinema Discovered in the Middle of the Sinai Desert

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The ‘End of the World’ cinema, located in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. (Photographed by Kaupo Kikkas)

Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas, discovered an abandoned outdoor cinema in the middle of the Sinai desert in Egypt. According to the stories told to Kikkas, the outdoor cinema was built over a decade ago by a wealthy Frenchman Dynn Eadel, who thought it was a brilliant location for a cinema. In Cairo, Eadel bought 150 wooden chairs and a projector from an old theatre. He hauled in a generator for electricity and a tractor to pull up a giant screen.

Unfortunately, the local authority weren’t to thrilled about Eadel’s idea. On the night of the premiere, everything went wrong. The generator mysteriously failed to work. To this day, not a single film has been screened at this “End of the World Cinema.”

I love abandoned and urban decay photography, and have created my series of photos. I will be adding this location to my list to photograph.

To see more of Kikkas work, visit his website.

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The ‘End of the World’ cinema, located in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. (Photographed by Kaupo Kikkas)

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The ‘End of the World’ cinema, located in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. (Photographed by Kaupo Kikkas)

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The ‘End of the World’ cinema, located in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. (Photographed by Kaupo Kikkas)

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Satellite image from Google Maps (27°57’45.8″N 34°15’13.9″E)

Here is the original flyer for the outdoor cinema, La Tête dans Les Etoiles (via MessyNessyChic):

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[Via My Modern Met]

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Graces The Cover Of Vanity Fair

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The latest Vanity Fair cover features five of the sexiest cast members of ‘Game of Thrones': Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersi Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), photographed by the amazing Annie Leibovitz.

David Benioff and co-creator D. B. Weiss told Vanity Fair that the show has a lifespan and they would like to wrap up the show after seven or eight seasons. Weiss says, “It doesn’t just keep on going because it can. I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that.”

Peter Dinklage discusses what drew him to the character of Tyrion Lannister, “It just seemed like something I had never come across before, especially in the fantasy genre, which I still refuse to call this, even though we have dragons. It is just something that I was so eager to embrace, because it turned the dwarf stereotype in the fantasy genre on its head. And he’s a hero at the same time.” Dinklage continues, “Even in The Lord of the Rings, which I really loved—I loved those books as a child and I adore Peter Jackson’s movies—but there’s just that thing with the dwarf stuff. That’s complete fantasy. I had done The Chronicles of Narnia, with the long beard and all of that, because I definitely wanted to explore that and have an opinion of it from the inside, but I just feel like this character, Tyrion, was a complete human being. Shock!”

Check out Vanity Fair to read the rest of the article.

The new issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands on March 13th.

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Behind-the-scenes footage from the photoshoot:

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[Via Vanity Fair]

Breathtaking NASA Images from Space

Close views of Paul Richards during an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the International Space Station (ISS). View STS102-346-021 is a crew pick selection.

Close views of Paul Richards during an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the International Space Station (ISS). View STS102-346-021 is a crew pick selection.

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center posted a set of images on Flickr entitled ‘Gravity’ – NASA’s Real-Life Images from Space in reference to the award-winning film ‘Gravity.’

These photos are absolutely breathtaking. The mysteries of space has always fascinated me. Check out NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Flickr page to see more amazing photos.

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The bright sun greets the International Space Station in this Nov. 22 scene from the Russian section of the orbital outpost, photographed by one of the STS-129 crew members. Image credit: NASA

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The Ulitimage Photo Shoot Location – Targeting Earth Photographs From Orbit
Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will continue his stay into September.
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The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS). Several large metropolitan areas are visible, marked by their relatively large and brightly lit areas, including the capital cities of Madrid, Spain—located near the center of the peninsula’s interior—and Lisbon, Portugal—located along the southwestern coastline. The ancient city of Seville, visible to the north of the Strait of Gibraltar, is one of the largest cities in Spain. The astronaut view is looking toward the east, and is part of a time-lapse series of images. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been. This space first was made possible by the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger's payload bay, McCandless went "free-flying" to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. This stunning orbital panorama view shows McCandless out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space. Credit: NASA

Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been. This space first was made possible by the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger’s payload bay, McCandless went “free-flying” to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. This stunning orbital panorama view shows McCandless out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space. – Credit: NASA

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View of Soyuz Spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS). Earth limb is visible in the background. Photo was taken during STS-127 / Expedition 20 Joint Operations. NASA Identifier: s127e008664

Astronaut Sunita L. Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer, used a pistol grip tool as she worked on the International Space Station in the first of three spacewalks slated to occur over a nine-day period. During the 7-hour 55-minute spacewalk that took place on Jan. 31, 2007, Williams and station commander Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (out of frame) reconfigured one of two cooling loops for the Destiny laboratory module, rearranged electrical connections and secured the starboard radiator of the P6 truss after retraction. Image credit: NASA

Astronaut Sunita L. Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer, used a pistol grip tool as she worked on the International Space Station in the first of three spacewalks slated to occur over a nine-day period. During the 7-hour 55-minute spacewalk that took place on Jan. 31, 2007, Williams and station commander Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (out of frame) reconfigured one of two cooling loops for the Destiny laboratory module, rearranged electrical connections and secured the starboard radiator of the P6 truss after retraction. – Image credit: NASA

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Space Station on May 29, 2011
S134-E-010590 (29 May 2011) — Backdropped by Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 11:55 p.m. (EDT) on May 29, 2011. Endeavour spent 11 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes attached to the orbiting laboratory. ..Photo credit: NASA

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STS-125 Mission Specialist Andrew Feustel positioned on a foot restraint on the end of Atlantis’ remote manipulator system moves the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR) during the mission’s third session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues to refurbish and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo credit: NASA – May 16, 2009

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Storm Clouds Over the Atlantic Ocean Near Brazil
One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station used a 50mm lens to record this image of a large mass of storm clouds over the Atlantic Ocean near Brazil and the Equator on July 4, 2013. A Russian spacecraft, docked to the orbiting outpost, partially covers a small patch of sunglint on the ocean waters in a break in the clouds. – Image Credit: NASA

A close-up of Astronaut John Grunsfeld shows the reflection of Astronaut Andrew Feustel, perched on the robotic arm and taking the photo. The pair teamed together on three of the five spacewalks during Servicing Mission 4 in May 2009.

A close-up of Astronaut John Grunsfeld shows the reflection of Astronaut Andrew Feustel, perched on the robotic arm and taking the photo. The pair teamed together on three of the five spacewalks during Servicing Mission 4 in May 2009.

ISS007-E-14883 --- This close-up view of the eye of Hurricane Isabel was taken by one of the Expedition 7 crewmembers onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

ISS007-E-14883 — This close-up view of the eye of Hurricane Isabel was taken by one of the Expedition 7 crewmembers onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Beautiful Earth and NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-71), July 2, 1995 at 11:40:12 GMT As Seen From the Russian Federation Mir Space Station

Beautiful Earth and NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-71), July 2, 1995 at 11:40:12 GMT
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STS103-701-047 (19-27 December 1999) --- Astronaut Steven L. Smith, payload commander, retrieves a power tool while standing on the mobile foot restraint at the end of the remote manipulator system (RMS). Many of the tools required to service the Hubble Space Telescope are stored on the handrail attached to the RMS visible in the photograph.   Credit: NASA

STS103-701-047 (19-27 December 1999) — Astronaut Steven L. Smith, payload commander, retrieves a power tool while standing on the mobile foot restraint at the end of the remote manipulator system (RMS). Many of the tools required to service the Hubble Space Telescope are stored on the handrail attached to the RMS visible in the photograph.
Credit: NASA

[Via NASA Goddard Flickr stream]

Adorable Baby Dressed Up As Your Favorite TV Characters

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Michonne and her pets (The Walking Dead)

Photographer Karen Abad went to Indiana to visit friends during a bout of freezing winter weather and one week cooped up in the house, they decided to get creative. Abad and Olivia’s mom, Cristina, dressed up Olivia as their favorite TV characters, including Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, Francis Underwood from House of Cards, and Michonne from The Walking Dead.

‘She is the smiliest baby ever, so trust me when I say that it was extremely difficult to get her to not smile,’ says Abad.

 

 

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Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)

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Walter White (Breaking Bad)

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Francis Underwood (House of Cards)

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Detective Rust Cohle (True Detective)

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Suzy Bishop (Moonrise Kingdom)

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Hannah Horvath (Girls)

[Via photojojo]

The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan All Dolled Up For Los Angeles Magazine

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Photography by Williams + Hirakawa

These photos are absolutely gorgeous!

On The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan play on-screen couple Glenn and Maggie. Both Steven and Lauren got all dolled up for Los Angeles magazine March issue, Spring Fashion 2014: Affair To Remember.

If Glenn and Maggie had met before the zombie apocalypse, this is what their engagement photos might have looked like.

Photography by Williams + Hirakawa.

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Photography by Williams + Hirakawa

Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan

Photography by Williams + Hirakawa

Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan

Photography by Williams + Hirakawa

Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan

Photography by Williams + Hirakawa

[Via Los Angeles Magazine]

Cosplayer Creates TARDIS/Dalek Dress

Fantastic cosplay! Cosplayer Bewitched Raven created a stunning half TARDIS and half Dalek dress, which lights up in both the headband and skirt. I love that she added a door handle on the TARDIS side of the dress. Photography by CONograpghy, convention and specialty photographer.

Make sure to check out Bewitched Raven’s Facebook page. She has tons of great designs and cosplays.

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TARDIS/Dalek Dress

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[Via Geek Native]