Artists David Bayo’s skills are all the more impressive when you lean it to get a closer look at his work. Instead of carefully applied brush strokes, he creates lifelike portraits by laying down dots, millions of them, in a painstaking process that required over 90 hours of work for this simple black and white piece.
French artist Cal Redback is a master of digital photo retouching. His new work, called Treebeards, is a collection of creepy hyper-realistic portraits of human-plant hybrids and a clear proof of his amazing Photoshop skills.
Floppy disks and film negatives get a second life as the canvases for British artist Nick Gentry's portraits. While his materials may consist of obsolete technology, the results are haunting and often curiously futuristic.
It's the greatest holiday of the year. You get to freak people out, and you get unlimited candy for it. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph a fantastic Halloween costume.
How do you make the human look inhuman? Photographer Anelia Loubser inverts and carefully crops photographs of people's faces, transforming them into bizarre alien creatures.
Photographer Patrick Hall took a series of portraits of people getting hit with a 300,000-volt taser. What's even better: He also made a super-slow-motion video of the process for our enjoyment.
I'm used to seeing portraits of dogs that look like their owners, but donuts that look like the people that eat them (ish), man, that's something I've never seen in my entire life.
Speed painting can be purposefully misleading but it's always fun to have your brain pump in that delayed "Ohhhh" reaction once you realize what's going on. You feel like a complete idiot with your mouth open until you see it. And even then, you're not completely sure it's not sorcery.
When you put sandwiches in a desktop scanner, the result is delicious. When you put humans, the result... lies somewhere in the uncanny valley.
Some people get portrait tattoos, but artist David Catá has a different way to pay tribute to the people who have marked his life—by marking his hand. He embroiders their faces into the palm of his left hand, and then pulls them out in cringe-inducing fashion.
A few years ago, photographer Linda Alterwitz was inspired by an episode of Cops to start taking photos using a borrowed thermographic camera. The results are compelling and a bit eerie.
Taking photos of other people's art is generally not good photographic practice. But what about when art melds with the human form? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to photograph a tattoo.
A well-shot portrait is an amazing thing: it can reveal hidden depths of personality and convey layers upon layers of emotional complexity. This video tries to get to the bottom of what makes the perfect portrait photograph.
Have you ever seen a wad of chewing gum on the sidewalk and wondered about the person who spat it out? Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has done more than wonder. She collects errant hairs, cigarette butts, fingernails, and discarded chewing gum from public places and using the DNA she finds, creates 3D portraits of how…
Christian Rex van Minnen paints his subjects in a very classic style of European portraiture, but makes the subjects themselves hideously grotesque. From humanoid fungus to creatures that appear to be half-cartoon, van Minnen's portraits are compelling and repulsive all at once.
Over the years a talented artist by the name of Hong Yi has created portraits using obscure mediums like stacked books, coffee cup stains, basketballs and paint, and even melted candles. And now she's back with one of her most tedious creations to date: a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi made…
Ventriloquist dummies are made to be anthropomorphized, and their not-quite-human appearance is precisely what makes them so unnerving. So when I first heard of celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston's book of dummy portraits, I expected a creepy celebration of the uncanny valley. But so many of these photos,…
Here's something we should all totally get behind: strangers drawing strangers Facebook profile pictures. Called Selfless Portraits, it's an incredible art project that allows random people to draw other random people's profile pic and collects them all in a gallery of side-by-side portraits. Some of them are…