A Photographer Took Glorious Colour Photographs Of London In Early 1970s

All we know about these fascinating photos of London in 1972 is that they were more than likely taken by an American tourist.

They are from the collection of Glen F who has a fabulous collection on Flickr and who says of the photos:

“I’ve found that Americans tend to take pics of ‘mundane’ things that us Brits would take for granted and never photograph, like the sandwiches! So you often end up with some unusual subjects showing regular everyday life”

More info: Flickr (h/t: flashbak)

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A Small Town In Siberia Keeps It’s Own Secrets At Night In Surreal Photographs By Vlad Tretiak

Vlad Tretiak is a talented self-taught photographer, 2D artist and graphic designer based in Kemerovo, small town in Siberia, Russia. For his series “A Small Town in Siberia”, Vlad captured stunning cityscapes of his hometown – Kemerovo, at night time.

More info: Instagram, Tumblr (h/t: photogrist)

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Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the stunning phenomena of storms as your job requires flying over regions that experience them.

Meet Santiago Borja Lopez – a Quito, Ecuador-based pilot who works for Ecuador Airlines. Whenever the pilot is off-duty, he pulls out his camera to capture the magnificent sights he witnesses in air. From incredible storms to even lightning bolts – the photos he captures are truly magnificent

More info: Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)

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Photographer Documented More Than 1,000 Intricate Afro Hairstyles In Nigeria During The 1960s And 1970s

Widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th century African photographers, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere earned international acclaim through his Hairstyle series; a personal project begun in 1968, which grew to encompass 1,000 photographs spanning 40 years.

More info: Gallery51 (h/t: vintag.es)

Ojeikere elevates hair design from fashion to a fine art form through celebrating their intricate patterns, sculptural qualities, and abstraction. In contrast to the variety of complex hairstyles represented, Ojeikere’s photography uses a consistent and understated visual language. In these literally back-to-front portraits, softly-lit hairstyles occupy the majority of the composition without distraction from props or backdrops.

“To watch a ‘hair artist’ going through his precise gestures, like an artist making a sculpture, is fascinating,” Mr. Ojeikere once said. “Hairstyles are an art form.”

The hairstyles Ojeikere presents range from being purely decorative to symbols with precise meanings. Some designs are paraded on social occasions or celebrations such as weddings or birthdays, whilst other styles are worn casually on a regular basis. Hairstyles can be reflective of social status and royalty may have unique family hairstyles passed down through generations. To Ojeikere, the hairstyles celebrate uniqueness and reflect the diversity of cultural traditions within Nigeria.

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Sensual And NSFW Female Portraits By Georgy Chernyadyev

Georgy Chernyadyev is a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and educator from Elban, Khabarovskiy Kray who currently lives and works in Moscow, Russia. Georgy focuses on portraiture, he shoots a lot of beauty, erotic and fashion photography.

More info: Georgy Chernyadyev, 500px, Instagram, Facebook (h/t: photogrist)

“I have more than 3 years professionally engaged in photography, follow the latest trends in the photo industry and processing photos in Photoshop that allows you to make high quality and beautiful photographs,” he says.

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2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – People

Enter today for a chance to be named the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Each year, photographers around the world send National Geographic Travel gorgeous images that captivate and astonish. The judges are looking for photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire.

Lady Havana

During a recent visit to Cuba, I encountered this bold woman on the street while strolling around Old Havana. Something about her just struck me, like her eyes held a million stories. Not having any cash on me, I borrowed some change from a friend and approached the woman with it, asking to take her photograph. She nodded and posed like a boss, stogie and all. (Lauren Breedlove / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

More info: National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year

Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki, Kyushu

Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan. This is a view of the main street from a city tram in Nagasaki on a rainy day. The tram is quite vintage and anachronistic and yet retrofitted with modern ticketing equipment. No conductor is on board any more – only the driver. It seems to rain a lot in Nagasaki and the rain in Nagasaki was even made into a popular song some decades ago. Thanks to Nat Geo Editors Monica, Jeanne, Matt and Christina for the EF! Matt, your EN is much appreciated! (Hiro Kurashina / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

A Popular Rendezvous Spot in Tokyo

Two young ladies and two men stand waiting on the side of a decommissioned train that used to carry thousands of commuters and other passengers daily between Shibuya and Sakuragicho. The decommissioned train now serves as a Tourist Information Center just outside the Shibuya train station in Tokyo. The spot has also become a favorite rendezvous point for lovers and friends to meet. The facial expressions and body postures indicate people’s empathy gaps in some ways or other.(Hiro Kurashina / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Taj and Akash they travel every day from station to station with their mother bagging to make a living. Train surfing is not without risk, even if dangerous and illegal, is a common form of transportation in Bangladesh. People have suffered electrocution, severed limbs, falling onto the tracks and colliding with tunnels. However, this can not stop them and jump onto moving trains running away from the police bamboo sticks become daily routine. (Mauro De Bettio / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Tibetan’s soul smile

This monk was running back to his room after the afternoon prayer. I was chasing him trying to get a nice shot, but he kept covering his face. In Chinese i called after him: (pai yi zhang ba) “just one shot!” He looked back and started to laugh… Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Tibet (Mattia Passarini / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Portrait of Miho (Akiomi Kuroda / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Slam Dunk

A basketball player flies high through the air attempting a slam dunk in which he puts the ball between his legs first! (Brandon Kusher / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Ramadan Prayers

this is shot of women praying inside Istiqlal Mosque,Jakarta which is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia during the month of Ramadan. (Pradeep Raja / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Retro Ride

Traveling through Cuba in a vintage 1950 Chevrolet with a speedometer which no longer works. We were passing by the city of Camagey known for its winding streets. The modern American Hawaiian hula figure and yellow taxi cab sign on the dashboard adds to the time travel-esque element of the classic Chevrolet, set against the backdrop of an old and perhaps dilapidated , but not forgotten, Cuba. (Lorraine Yip / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Tide Fighter

A young boy playing in the river niger by fighting the tide helped by a rope. (Jérôme Gence / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Old and Young

This photo was taken in a small village in Wuyuan, China. It estimates that there are about 250 million countryside people living in the big cities. Many young people are making money in the cities, leaving their parents and kids at their hometown. (Hua Zhu / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Bridging Generation

A beautiful photo of a father and son sitting in white traditional attire with beautiful blue sky on the day of Eid al-Fitr in a mosque in New Delhi, India. The photo shows the beautiful bond which these two generation have been building up in a very simple and lovable manner. (Jobit George / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Holy Bath

Yamuna river is most polluted when its flow in Delhi, its too muddy and full of filth. Yamuna is second most sacred river after Ganga. People took holy bath in as they feel its very sacred. Numbers of Siberian Sea Gull comes here in winter. They give the place a new dimension for few months. Here a local man took his daily bath in Yamuna river. (Yogesh Gupta / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Lets go back to play Holi

Father and sons where getting ready to leave their house again to keep celebrating Holi at the small town of Barsana, India. (Miguel Salas / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Four Seconds Later

Taken at the busy street of Jaipur. (Diane Sta Ana / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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Chicago From Above: Stunning Drone Photography By Razvan Sera

Razvan Sera is a talented 22-year-old aerial photographer who was born in Romania and currently lives and works in the Chicago suburbs. Razvan has always had a fascination for sharing his unique perspective, and aerial photography offers him the perfect medium to do so. Sera uses DJI Phantom 4 Drone.

More info: Razvan Sera, Instagram, Facebook (h/t: photogrist)

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A Look Back At Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood royalty Sophia Loren at Cannes Film Festival, France, 1954:

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The Cannes Festival, named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. In 2017, the Festival de Cannes will celebrate its 70th anniversary edition from May 17 to 28.

Young Brigitte Bardot making her debut in a bathing suit during the 6th International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on April 1, 1953:

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Kirk Douglas on the beach at Cannes with a young actress Brigitte Bardot during the 6th International Cannes Film Festival, 1953:

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Women dressed in swimming costumes show off their bodies during a beauty contest. The 13th Cannes International Film Festival, France, 1960:

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John Lennon flies out to the Cannes Film Festival with his first wife Cynthia Lennon allegedly icognito wearing dark glasses and a green velour hat, 1965:

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“Belle de Jour” star Francoise Fabian at the 9th Cannes International Film Festival, France, 1956:

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Michael Caine during the promotion for his movie “Alfie”. Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, 1966:

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A brilliantly captioned “starlets on the beach” photo, starring a trio of anonymous yet highly glamorous ladies. The 2nd Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France, 1947:

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Starlets at Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, 1955:

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French actress Brigitte Bardot sitting on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival, 1953:

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George Baker runs through the surf at Cannes with Bella Darvi and another young friend, 1956:

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Actress Brigitte Bardot watching Pablo Picasso at work in his studio in Vallauris during the 1956 International Cannes Film Festival:

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During Cannes film festival, the Irish starlet Didi Sullivan posed on the edge of the Mediterrannean for photographers, who had to wear bathing suits for the shoot, 1959:

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Actress Elke Sommer sunbathing on the beach of Cannes during the Cannes film festival, 1961:

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Bikini clad beauties on the beach at the Cannes Film Festival on May 01, 1962:

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Actors Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale with a real leopard in the Croisette for the presentation of Luchino Visconti’s movie “The Leopard” at the XVIth Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, on May 21, 1963:

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Shocking Photographs Of People Lying In 7 Days Worth Of Their Trash

We are all aware of the global pollution problem, but hardly anyone realizes just how much trash we produce daily. Gregg Segal, a photographer from California, aims to show this problem through powerful imagery, photographing people lying in their weekly load of trash. His ongoing project cleverly called “7 Days of Garbage” tries to portray people from different social backgrounds to reach largest audience possible .

More info: Gregg Segal (h/t: boredpanda, slate)

Segal decided to photograph the participants in front of naturalistic backgrounds to show that the garbage produced by us is effecting it directly.

“Obviously, the series is guiding people toward a confrontation with the excess that’s part of their lives. I’m hoping they recognize a lot of the garbage they produce is unnecessary”, he said to Slate.

Some of the participants were too ashamed of how much garbage they produced weekly, so they edited their garbage bags. Others showed everything just the way it was resulting in nasty and very strong images, which you can see here.

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Let The Children Play: Remarkable Photos Of Lovely Kids By Svetlana Kvashina

Happiness is easy! Photos of lovely kids by Russian family photographer from Vladivostok Svetlana Kvashina.

More info: 500px

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