“Naked City”: Lost In Shanghai With Photographer Liu Tao

The famed Chinese street photographer trains his lens on the bored and the dispossessed in his rambles through city streets challenged by the relentless march of progress.


This 2014 series Shanghai Tian Wa saw Chinese photographer Liu Tao train his lens on two distinct districts in Shanghai. Here: “Shanghai Tian Wai №11, 2014”. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)

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“Shanghai Tian Wai №17, 2014”. The project takes its title from these two districts, on either bank of the Suzhou river: Tian refers to Tian Tong Lu, the name of a street that runs through this popular district under construction… (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)


“Shanghai Tian Wai №5, 2014”. … while Wai refers to Wai Tan, which encapsulates the Bund, central Shanghai’s famous waterfront. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)


“Shanghai Tian Wai №26, 2014”. This series was an attempt to document an ever-changing city and the things it loses, as working-class neighbourhoods give way to ever-more modern urban development. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)


“Shanghai Tian Wai №24, 2014”. Liu Tao spent days and nights, traipsing through these neighbourhoods, seeking out fragments of the lives lived there, and appraising how they relate to his own childhood. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)


“Shanghai Tian Wai №3, 2014”. These images underscore how Tao has grappled with China’s relentless modernisation, and the uprootedness – both geographical and psychological – it has wrought on its people. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)


“Hungry Beijing №2, 2013”. An earlier series, “Hungry Beijing”, saw Tao stage naked self-portraits, in a poetic meditation on power and human fragility. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)


“A Weak Road №1, 2012”. Nakedness is a recurrent theme in Beijing-based photographer’s work. “When I was a kid, in China”, he has said, “I learned that to humiliate someone, you needed to undress him and to expose him in public”. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)


“A Hungry Beijing №10, 2013”. For Tao, dressing is an attempt to hide a person’s fragility, whereas undressing reconnects us with nature – it’s a return to the dust the world is made of. (Photo by Liu Tao/The Guardian)

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Gorgeous NSFW Female Portrait Photography by Álvaro Rodríguez Navarro

Awesome portraits by Álvaro Rodríguez Navarro, talented 24-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist based in Ciudad-Rodrigo, Castilla y León, Spain. Álvaro focuses on portraiture, he shoots a lot of beauty, lifestyle, nude and street portrait photography.

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Summer Vibes With Tattoo Model Torrie Blake

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Torrie Blake seconds after having laid eyes upon her. The mixture of her innocent face, the joie de vivre that emanates from her and her fantastic inked body is a toxic combination that will have you head over heels in seconds. Don’t believe us? Then just try to make it through this gallery without falling deep.

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Haunting Photos Of Moscow’s Young Ravers And Their Lives After Dark

Photographer Arnold Veber’s lens observes the pendulum of Russian life.

Putin has governed Russia – alternatively as President or Prime Minister – since 1999, meaning that a lot of Russian kids born around the 00s only know life under his rule. Rampant corruption, limited civil liberties, or the government’s overt hatred towards LGBT people are some of the characteristics defining modern Russia.

Meanwhile, during the night and into the early hours, young Muscovites roam the city bars and clubs in an attempt to escape the gloom and doom. With Last Night I’m Done, shot between 2014 and 2015, photographer Arnold Veber created an improvised documentation of his friends.

“Why were people drinking so much vodka? Why is this happening? Why are these people so unhappy and depressed?” he asks as we speak over the phone.

A student at the Rodchenko Art School at the time, Veber began to party loads.

“Maybe four times a week,” he recalls. “And if you see the same people every weekend you become like an invisible man with a camera.”

Veber would go on to shoot hundreds of stills, portraying the different sensations and emotions experienced during a night of partying.

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The First Class On Air France In 1957, By Eugene Louis Kammerman

Born July 17, 1920, in Philadelphia, USA, Eugene Louis Kammerman, the son of a pharmacist and a passionate of photography, arrived with the American GI’s on the beaches of Normandy in 1944.

Photographer for the United States Army, he married a French woman and decided to stay in France. A reporter for the Saturday Evening Post, he collaborated to the young newspaper L’Express, then too “poor” to pay him. He started to work on advertising campaigns and did reportages on the major fashion houses, his images were published in magazines such as Elle, Paris Match, Life… Details »

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Conceptual And Fine Art Female Portrait Photography By Maxwell Swift

Gorgeous female portraits by Maxwell Swift, talented photographer, retoucher and creative director from Concord who currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maxwell focuses on portraiture, he shoots awesome beauty, fashion, street style and lifestyle portrait photography.

Swift studied Architecture at UC Berkeley. Maxwell inspired by inspired by film, he pulls inspiration from film directors like Quentin Tarantino, George Miller, David Fincher just to name a few.

“I love analyzing how each scene was composed, from the the camera angle, to the composition, to lighting… even the intentional placement of color schemes to give a certain feel to each scene”, he says.

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Photographer Visited Bolivia’s Graveyard Of Trains


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It’s a cemetery for trains, for locomotives (previously). And it’s so big that it looks as though all of the trains in South America were moved to Uyuni, Bolivia, to chug their last chug.


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Filled with hollowed out bodies that have completely rusted over and other remains, the “Great Train Graveyard” can be found on the otherwise deserted outskirts of Uyuni, a small trading region high in the Andean plain.


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Uyuni has long been known as an important transportation hub in South America and it connects several major cities. In the early 19th century, big plans were made to build an even bigger network of trains out of Uyuni, but the project was abandoned because of a combination of technical difficulties and tension with neighboring countries. The trains and other equipment were left to rust and fade out of memory.


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Cool Retro Pics Of The Sexiest Postures That Women Can Seduce Their Men

How can a woman seduce her man? these cool pics suggest 15 sexiest postures that women can follow to reach their purposes.

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2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest: People


“It is the oldest traditional fireworks in Japan. The event is a ritual worshiping god. These hand tube fireworks use 3kg of gunpowder and all of the fireworks are handmade by the festival participants. Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture is the birthplace of hand-held fireworks”. (Photo by Hidenobu Suzuki/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Lath mar Holi is a local celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi. It takes place days before the actual Holi in the neighboring towns of Barsana and Nandgaon near Mathura in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where thousands of Hindus and tourists congregate, each year”. (Photo by Sampa Guha Majumdar/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Andrey Karr from Western Riders Slacklines at sunset above big waves in Nazare, Portugal on December 27, 2017. (Photo by Aidan Williams/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Local festivals are the best time to understand the vibrant tribal culture. The Ghotpal Mandai in the Dantewada region of India is dedicated to the local deity. The local deities of all the neighboring villages gather for the Ghotpal mela. The main attractions are the colorful display of culture through the Bison-Horn Madiya dance. Movements to the rhythm of tribal instruments evoke the soul of wanderlust”. (Photo by Willy Sanson/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“My imagination ran wild, I was smelling the gunpowder, hearing the gun shots, neighing of the horses and the screams of the wounded, picturing what is it like to be under siege, protecting your freedom and ideals against foreign invasion. But human mind is incredible, a sudden breeze of wind took me straight to a different time, a completely different movie set, a hundred or so years later, well famed for a single white dress…”. (Photo by Tihomir Trichkov/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“One day while adventuring in oahu, I looked up to find two kids flying! The moment I directed my camera at them, they became so excited that they began making faces and flashing peace signs. A moment that made the worries of the world dissipate, and all that remained was a pristine point in time”. (Photo by Peyton Sickles/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


oung boys play basketball after school in a Havana neighborhood, Cuba. (Photo by Jeremy Lasky/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“On my trip to the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan I came across this unique combination of lights midst the hustle bustle of the night. On one side was a barber waiting for more customers and on the other was the carpenter who was still working. People usually focus where the activity prevails. when I lifted my camera and focused it using my wide angle lens it dawned on me that the picture holistically represents two people working in different lights. then I merge their worlds into one image”. (Photo by Mahesh Lonkari/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“Tibetan Monks during the weekly pray in Tashi LhunPo Monastery in Tibet. The Tashi LhunPo Monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, is a historic important and of of the most influent monastery in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. Now residences of around 2000 monks”. (Photo by Mattia Passarini/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


“A boy crossing the little pond beside sea beach at Coxís Bazar Dry fishing village, Bangladesh. In the village more than 5000 families engaged with dry fish processing. Their children have no modern toys to paly, so some times they play and making fun by themselves like as jumping or running”. (Photo by Yousuf Tushar/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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This Photographer Spent 10 Years Recording The Post-Soviet Discos Of Lithuania

Born in Seattle to Lithuanian parents, Andrew Miksys first reconnected with his roots on a voyage to his ancestors’ country in 1995, before setting off for a year-long expedition in 1999. One night, in a remote village in Lithuania, Andrew discovered an old night club. Immediately taken with the venue and its regulars, the photographer went on to make these social hubs his prime area of focus for the next ten years.

The legacy of a dark past, these village discos often take place in former Soviet offices or prisons with the gas masks and portraits of yesteryear relegated to the back rooms to make room for dance floors and the local youth.

Capturing “promise and potential”, according to their creator, the images have now been compiled into a photo book entitled DISKO. The book hasn’t gone down all that well in Lithuania, however, with some criticising Andrew for displaying the country, which joined the EU in 2004, in a bad light. Nonetheless, the photographer fervently denies the accusations, describing his photos a “celebration” of those who feature.

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