These Street Portraits Are the Most Beautiful Tribute to Halloween

We are all bombarded with droves of kitschy, over-the-top representations of Halloween every year. That's why it's so refreshing to look at the stunning work of the photographer who calls himself Joey L. His black and white portraits taken in Brooklyn in 2010 embrace the softer side of our bizarre dress-up rituals. » 10/31/14 3:13pm 10/31/14 3:13pm

This Photographer Documents the Faces Of a Single Harlem Street Corner


Taking pictures of strangers is hard no matter where you are photographing. On the streets of Harlem, Khalik Allah takes the utmost care to approach his subjects with confidence and purpose in order to capture his wonderfully evocative portraits of the New York neighborhood. This video from Time's Lightbox » 10/15/14 4:37pm 10/15/14 4:37pm

Artist speed paints a painting you can't see until the very last second

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. » 8/20/14 12:31am 8/20/14 12:31am

2,000 Tinted Carnations Make For Beautifully Tedious Art

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… » 2/27/13 1:00pm 2/27/13 1:00pm

Having Strangers Draw Your Facebook Profile Pic Is Freaking Awesome

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… » 2/21/13 9:00pm 2/21/13 9:00pm