Archived Articles: Photography & Video

Photography is more than merely capturing a still image - the still-shot photographers featured here will amaze you with mind-bending and world-inverting techniques from glamorous HDR to dark ultraviolet and tools ranging from trash-can cams to pinhole cameras, while the urban cinematographers in this section can twist and warp reality in motion.

Fairytale Photography: 50 Images With a Moody Narrative Style

Each of these moody, dreamlike images feels like a moment from some larger story that remains a mystery to the viewer, forcing us to become active participants ...

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Tesla Thunderstorms: Miniature Bolts of Man-Made Lightning

Tiny bolts of lightning are captured on camera as they shoot off an antique electrotherapy medical device, turning the discharge of electricity into a form of ...

Art Lies: Air Collages Superimpose Paintings Onto Reality

The art of superimposition alters the way we see real-life environments, substituting cut-outs or figurines for 3D elements in the scene and capturing the ...

Urban Melodies: Multiple-Exposure Street Scenes Remix Cities

Capturing the cacophony of urban life, this series of superimposed photographs renders local phenomena, regional monuments and international architecture ...

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Secret Skies: See Starry Nights Normally Hidden by City Lights

With the rise of urbanization, an estimated 80% of the world population has never seen the Milky Way – and while rural dwellers see thousands of stars on ...

Griddy Cities: Aerial Cyberpunk Cityscapes Shot from 7,500 Feet

Flying over New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas, this photographer has managed to both capture the essence of each city he shoots from the night sky ...

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Street Re-View: Hacking Google with Theatrical Performances

Mons, Belgium might just be the most interesting and artistic-looking city on the entirety of Google Street View, full of seemingly spontaneous dramatic scenes ...

Mesmerizing Motion Capture: Dance as Point Cloud Data

The graceful movements of a professional dancer are rendered as a cloud of flickering metallic dots using inexpensive Xbox Kinect sensors and 3D tools. ...

10K Timelapse: 80-Megapixel Camera Captures Urban Rio in Motion

No monitor in the world can fully do justice to the amazing level of detail in this sequence, but be sure to go full screen when watching in this video, ...

Secret Lives of Superheroes: Realistically Posed Action Figures

The secret lives of superheroes are far more mundane than you might imagine, with the Black Widow helping the Hulk trim his armpit hair, Spiderman scrubbing ...

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