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When photographer Ben Lamberty was walking down the street last summer, he saw a couple kissing and took a spontaneous picture of them. He liked the shot so much he decided to make a series of similar photos. Ben asked his friends to pose as models for his project.
Some of them were real couples while others were just good friends. According to the photographer, the “real” couples found it more challenging to show their feelings in front of the camera than friends who kissed just for fun. The photographer deliberately chose not to disclose whether the couples in the photos were real or not.
A New York architecture firm Clouds Architecture Office is proposing a design for the world’s tallest building Analemma Tower, which would hang down from the sky suspended by air cables attached to an asteroid.
“Analemma inverts the traditional diagram of an earth-based foundation, instead depending on a space-based supporting foundation from which the tower is suspended. This system is referred to as the Universal Orbital Support System (UOSS),” Clouds Architecture Office said in a statement.
“By placing a large asteroid into orbit over earth, a high strength cable can be lowered towards the surface of earth from which a super tall tower can be suspended. Since this new tower typology is suspended in the air, it can be constructed anywhere in the world and transported to its final location.”
“Wandering along London’s South Bank at dusk in mid-winter, I was drawn to this scene by the colours and symmetry”. (Photo by Alison Savvides/The Guardian)
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“Herders gather their camels at the end of the day on the fairgrounds of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India. Each year the fair attracts thousands of camels from nearby villages and is the main event of an otherwise sleepy town”. (Photo by Chaitanya Deshpande/The Guardian)
“The Allgäu Alps in Germany is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Around every corner is a stunning vista, with snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and endless countryside. I captured this shot on a sunrise walk, and was captivated by the natural layers of fields, trees, hanging clouds and mountains”. (Photo by Jon Williams/The Guardian)
“Black Hmong people take a break in the Muong Hoa valley, in the far north of Vietnam”. (Photo by Nick Board/The Guardian)
“Bathampton, Somerset. We woke early to find that the mist and frost had covered everything outside and it looked magical; there was bright sunlight that gave everything a mercury-like glow”. (Photo by Rita Long/The Guardian)
“This was taken in a village near Borana nature reserve in Kenya. We were invited by one of the Masai Mara villagers to observe one of their rehearsals before a coming of age ceremony. Jumping is part of the tribal tradition; the man who jumps the highest gets to choose the bride he would like to marry”. (Photo by Dani Bower/The Guardian)
“A worker enjoys a well-earned lunch break from doing the laundry at Dhobi Khana, Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. It was early afternoon and the place wasn’t particularly busy”. (Photo by George Kerridge/The Guardian)
“Stilt walkers in the streets of Havana, Cuba”. (Photo by Eddie Smith/The Guardian)
Runner-up. “I took this picture in eastern Norway, at Røros. In the mid-distance you can see my young son riding in a reindeer sleigh with my Norwegian friend’s two kids”. (Photo by Clare Louise Richardson/The Guardian)
Paul Goldstein, Judge: “Cold, but beautiful. A multi-layered shot that would adorn any tourist board literature. It is just missing a third ingredient as the composition, light and colour are excellent but where is that flock of geese when you want it?”.
Runner-up. “This was taken one morning just after sunrise in Petra. I was on a guided walk through the city. Having just seen the spectacular Treasury, I walked past these cave-like structures and spotted a lady posing for a photo for her husband”. (Photo by Roslin Zuha/The Guardian)
Paul Goldstein, Judge: “This makes me look twice. The colouring is clearly not by coincidence and it is provocative and thoughtful. However, with such captivating patterns in the sandstone I would have liked her smaller and more pattern to be shown. It is well conceived but could have been even better; top work though”.
Winner. “I took this picture of a woman in traditional clothing in Cartagena, Colombia”. (Photo by Stanislav Shmelev/The Guardian)
Paul Goldstein, Judge: “The blaze of colour from every angle, the boldness of the picture, taken from behind, which gives it so much more allure and frankly a superb get up. Did I mention the colours? Oh, and that looks suspiciously like a Nokia”.
Prepare to be fascinated!
Men working in the rigging of the three-masted steel barque Garthsnaid, 1920:
Thelonius Monk, an American jazz pianist and composer in 1959:
Members of the Harlem Hellfighters in 1919:
Shortest, tallest and fattest men in Europe play cards. 1913:
A 17-year old Frida Kahlo poses for a family photo wearing a traditional gentleman’s 3-piece suit, 1924:
8th grader Kurt Cobain playing drums at an assembly at Montesano High School, 1981:
Private James Hendrix of the 101st Airborne, playing guitar at Fort Campbell Kentucky in 1962:
Earliest known photo of Elvis Presley, with parents Gladys & Vernon in 1938:
Samurai in Training, 1860:
Enlisted men aboard an American ship hear the news of Japan’s surrender. 1945:
A photo taken in secret of the Supreme Court in session, one of only two ever taken, 1932:
The only known photograph of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, before giving his famous address. November 19, 1863:
A large crowd, made up of many African Americans, mourn the death of Abraham Lincoln outside the Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi:
Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin, 1931:
In 1939 20,000 Nazi supporters held a rally in Madison Square Garden:
Times Square, 1957:
Paper boys at 2 A.M. about to start their morning rounds. February 12, 1908:
The Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre, 1911:
A war-weary French woman pours a British soldier a cup of tea during the fighting following the Allied landings in Normandy, 1944:
Adolf Hitler speaking with Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, 1939:
Prince Charles and Princess Diana on vacation in Bahamas, 1982: