Oscars 2015: Stunning Celebrity Portraits By Mark Seliger

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Emma Stone

Celebrity photographer Mark Seliger has captured these stunning Instagram portraits of various Hollywood  a-listers who stopped by the beautiful impromptu portrait studio at the Vanity Fair’s Oscar’s after party. 

A-list celebrities included: ,  Eddie Redmayne, Lady Gaga, Ansel Elgort, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Adam Levine and Bahati Prinsloo, Oprah Winfrey, Rashida Jones and Natalie Portman, Steve Martin, Conan O’Brien, and more.

Love the lighting, the vintage furniture, distressed walls, and the staircase.

Which one is your favorite?

Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor Winner)

Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor Winner)

J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor Winner)

J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor Winner)

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Adam Levine and Bahati Prinsloo

Adam Levine and Bahati Prinsloo

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton

Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson

Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones

Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Jason Wu and Karlie Kloss

Jason Wu and Karlie Kloss

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Breathtaking Photos of Waves Frozen in Time by Pierre Carreau

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Pierre Carreau

“The physical realm of our existence, of the world around us, can be turned to artistic purposes in an endless variety of ways.”

- Pierre Carreau

I have a fascination and appreciation for the ocean. French photographer Pierre Carreau shares that same fascination. In his series titled “AquaViva,” Carreau captures breathtaking photos of ocean waves frozen in mid-break using a series of high-speed cameras, creating “liquid sculptures” of nature’s powerful forces. Carreau states,“I like the fact that this energy comes from far away to be revealed on our beaches.”

In his artist statement, Carreau says:

“Water is amazing. Basically it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light…Consider that nature presents to us this vibrant energy daily wherever the ocean meets the shore. We are incapable of capturing these fleeting masterpieces with our own eyes, however, for the movement is too swift, and the tumultuous action of the waves too distracting in its kinetic form.”

“This simultaneous depiction of roiling movement and suspended kinetic energy parallels the dual nature of the oceans and of water itself: life-giving and yet dangerous, inviting and yet fearsome, primordial and yet ever-changing and always renewed.”

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Pierre Carreau

Prints are available at Clic Gallery.

Follow Carreau’s work on: Facebook | Website

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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[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.

F-16 fighter jet photographed by Blair Bunting

© 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.

F-16

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. 

The Cinema At The End Of The World

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The Cinema At The End Of The World3

 

[Via Messy Nessy Chic | Photos Via Noha Zayed]