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.

Waltz on the Walls: Dancers Perform Daring Vertical Stunts

The first-person perspective seen on this video of two dancers vaulting effortlessly off the side of Oakland’s City Hall building might make you a little ...

Vandalized Villa Savoye: Imagining a Modernist Icon in Ruins

Le Corbusier’s “machine for living in” is one of the most-studied works of Modern architecture, but what would it look like if it ceased to ...

By the Silent Line: Watch an Abandoned Railroad Disappear

Among the rusting vestiges of Europe’s Industrial Revolution, this 20-mile relic of a railroad in Paris has been abandoned since 1934, and while it has ...

Cyclonic Pictures: Long Exposures Spin Art from Light & Air

The shots seem impossibly composed, consisting of light that arcs and twists like a tornado in the night skies, but the process of creating them is much ...

Hyperphotos: Architectural Hybrids Remix Built Environments

There is something almost mystical (or mythical) about these photographic collages, at once apparently realistic in content and seemingly impossible in ...

Frozen in Motion: 24 Stunning High Speed Photographs

Spectacular forms that come together and dissipate far too quickly for human eyes to perceive are captured permanently using high-speed photography techniques. ...

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Architectural Apocalypse: Famous Museums Seen After the Fall

Like that iconic scene in the original Planet of the Apes film, these artists have displaced great works of architecture in time and space to see what each ...

Reflections from Above: Mirrored Skyscraper Illusion Photos

Illuminated cityscapes multiply and divide in unexpected ways when their nighttime reflections hit the mirrored facades of the skyscrapers found within them. ...

Sprawling Vision of the Past: American Suburbs From Above

Suburbs are far older than most of us tend to realize, but when we talk about urban sprawl we most often think of the planned communities that popped up ...

Animating Architecture: Real Facades Remixed, Spun & Stacked

Taking building concepts to their illogical conclusions, this series of surreal animations provides a tour of impossible architectural structures and facades, ...

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