Mt. Asgard looks like the actual home of the Viking gods

Artur Stanisz takes perfect photos of landscapes. So perfect, in fact, that sometimes they seem unreal. Like this image of Mount Asgard, a strange double-peak on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It feels like the actual home of the Nordic Gods. The rest of his photos are even more stunning. » 11/22/14 1:36am Saturday 1:36am

The beautiful and surreal sensuality of Sarah Lee's underwater photos

Sarah Lee is one of the best photographers I've ever found. It's not because of her perfect technique and aesthetics. It's that she has the ability to evoke nostalgia with every shot—even if I have never experienced her scenes in real life, I've lived them in my dreams of eternal summer. She told me this via email: » 11/17/14 9:38pm 11/17/14 9:38pm

Photo of New York City before and after cleaning shows how filthy it is

New York is a monumental, awe-inspiring city. Much of its gritty cinematographic character comes from her heavy makeup, layers upon layers of pollution deposited for decades in every nook and crack. Trevor Little's photo of two guys powerwashing a building clearly shows this beautiful old whore's true skin. » 11/11/14 12:50am 11/11/14 12:50am

These photos are so incredibly perfect that I can't believe they're real

This image is so impossibly flawless in every aspect that is hard to believe it is real. Technique, composition, subject matter—it's like a perfect dream, but it's an actual photo of Svolvaer, Norway, by extremely talented Max Rive. His other work is equally perfect and stunning to the point of disbelief. » 10/22/14 10:00pm 10/22/14 10:00pm

Portraits of abandoned dogs before being put down at a shelter

Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou created these portraits of abandoned dogs minutes before being euthanized to "arouse people's awareness of animals rights." What really fucks me up is to look into their eyes knowing they didn't know what was coming up next. A stark reminder of our responsibility towards these beings. » 10/21/14 11:33pm 10/21/14 11:33pm

Impressive new photos reveal the order and chaos of Hong Kong

This is the third time we feature Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze's Hong Kong cityscapes in Sploid. His book Vertical Horizon has been published again in a second edition with new amazing photographs that reveal the order and chaos in this megalopolis. He sent them to Sploid for your viewing pleasure. » 10/03/14 11:05pm 10/03/14 11:05pm

The best flying experience ever perfectly recreated in cool new photos

Michael Kelley is a Los Angeles-based architectural photographer and aviation lover who often catches himself "at 2am looking up articles on aviation" (I know that feeling.) So when the opportunity came to recreate the famous Pan Am way-of-fly using a vintage 747, he jumped right in. His new photos are perfect. » 10/02/14 9:03pm 10/02/14 9:03pm

Recreating famous portraits with John Malkovich is the best art

All art can stop being made because this is it. This is the best. Photographer Sandro Miller and John Malkovich teamed up to recreate famous portraits from history in their photo series Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters and it's absolutely perfect. And hilarious. And the best. » 9/23/14 11:06pm 9/23/14 11:06pm

The eyes of animals look a lot like alien worlds

Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan's Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist's rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie. » 9/17/14 11:24pm 9/17/14 11:24pm

Cool disintegrating cars photos make me feel like a little kid

Fabian Oefner is a man of many talents—and great patience. Investigator, artist, photographer, his images are always precisely crafted and beautiful. His disintegrating car series are a great example. I just spent 20 minutes exploring them. He explains how he (painstakingly) made them here: » 9/11/14 9:41pm 9/11/14 9:41pm

This lightning photo is so amazing that I thought it was fake

Canadian photographer Richard Gottardo got this very rare double exposure of a lightning strike—a one in a million shot taken through the car's window while driving away from a storm. Gottardo is a professional photographer and storm chaser who sent us a selection of his amazing work. » 8/18/14 8:20pm 8/18/14 8:20pm