Artists and Photographers: 20 Best Pieces of Advice in 2010
By sharing today's best modern day experiences - in art, design and photography - we hope to inspire others to find their own creative spirit. This year we challenged ourselves to go deeper - to not just find the most interesting work out there - but to get to know the people who are leading the way. These are the ones who fearlessly pursue their passion, who've found success in a whole range of different ways. We found out their stories and, at the end of almost every interview, we asked them one question.
22 Sweet and Surreal Illustrations
Italian illustrator Alessandro Gottardo's beautiful, open and inviting illustrations have been featured in major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Economist and Newsweek among others. He's won numerous awards including the gold medal from The Society of Illustrators New York in 2009.
Winners of Red Bull's Epic Photo Contest (10 Photos)
Red Bull is back with their annual photography contest, called Red Bull Illume, revealing a list of 50 finalists as well as their winners. As you will see, each of the ten category winners, shown below, represent an "extremely" unique view of an action or adventure sport that will inspire you to push your own limits both as a photographer and as a sportsman (or sportswoman).
Van Gogh's Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted
After seeing how tilt-shift photography could make real world scenes appear like miniature models, Serena Malyon, a third-year art student, decided to simulate the effect on Van Gogh's famous paintings. Using Photoshop, she manipulated the light and adjusted the focus to make us see these paintings in ways we could have never imagined.