20.07.15 by Jeff

Photographer Carolyn Drake

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A selection of photos from “Two Rivers” by photographer Carolyn Drake. The series follows the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers from their ends points to the source. The distance spans the western edge of China across Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan; a total of 2,500km.

The image above is a crater of fire in Turkmenistan that’s been burning since 1971. Geologists found a cavern of natural gas and tried to burn it off to prevent poisoning anyone. They assumed it would take a few days. Four decades later the flame is still burning, and locals refer to this pit as the Door to Hell.

More images from “Two Rivers” below.

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20.07.15 by Staff

Calvin Seibert’s Elaborate Sand Castles

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These insanely precise sand castles are bound to inspire (or utterly discourage) the efforts of casual beach-dwellers everywhere. See more images of professional sculptor and artist Calvin Seibert’s masterpieces below!

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20.07.15 by Kimi Hamada

Twitter Bot Generates Imaginary Moths

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Lovely project by artists Loren Schmidt and Katie Rose Pipkin. Moth Generator (@mothgenerator) is a Twitter account that creates fantastical moths by combining randomly selected segments and colours of insect bodies. They even come complete with whimsical, faux nomenclatures like The Catskin Soybean (diella mulcanus) or Graceful-Infant Moth (maripatra incivia). More images below.

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20.07.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Chuck Jones – The Evolution of an Artist

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Check out the latest video essay from filmmaker Tony Zhou’s on-going series “Every Frame A Painting.” This time around Zhou focuses on visual comedy master, Chuck Jones, best known for his work on the Looney Tunes cartoons so many of us grew up on.

Essential viewing for anyone interested in animation, specifically characterization, movement, and classic story-telling. “The simpler the desire, the more vivid the character,” Zhou argues using the iconic, Pepé Le Pew as an example. But how does one accomplish this without being too formulaic? Watch the video below!

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17.07.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Martin Ilgner

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Photos by Prague-based photographer Martin Ilgner. More images below.

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17.07.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Zander Bice

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Drawings and paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Zander Bice. Found via our July Reader Submissions post. If you want to be considered for a feature please share your work there. More images below.

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17.07.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Amy Harrity

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A selection of beautiful photos from “Heaven Is Closer Than You Think”, a series by photographer Amy Harrity, from a recent trip to Greece. More images below.

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17.07.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Zach Mendoza

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Paintings by artist Zach Mendoza. Found via our July Reader Submissions post. If you want to be considered for a feature please share your work there. More images below.

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