Paris Shimmers At Night

July 17, 2013

Paris From Above At Night

While Paris was first dubbed the “City of Light” to recognize its status as a haven for the enlightened, the moniker took a more literal turn when the city began lighting the Champs-Elysées with gas lamps in 1828. As Paris was the first city in Europe to do so, its nickname, “La Ville-Lumière” assumed a new meaning.

Guy Fawkes Night In Lewes, England

July 16, 2013

Bonfire Night Lewes England

Before “V for Vendetta” took the world by storm in 2005, there was history–and by extension a far less glamorous version of Guy Fawkes understood by the masses. Nevertheless, every November 5th, Britons gather in Lewes, England (also known as the bonfire capital of the world) to celebrate Fawkes’ foiled plan to blow up the House of Lords in 1605.

The Most Fantastic Surfing Photography You’ll Ever See

July 14, 2013

The parallels between surfing and godliness are obvious: with little more than a thin piece of wood and initiative, men and women may not only walk on water–they may glide down it…over and over and over again. Every day, people take to the beach and swim enthusiastically toward masses of water that, should a surfer delay a stroke or misread a wave’s angle, could snap their necks and swallow them whole. Man is not made for water, and yet some of the surfers featured below will leave you wondering where their gills might be. Without further adieu, here’s some of the best surfing photography out there:

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All surfing photography comes courtesy of Lucia Griggi.

The Ghostly Cusk-Eel

July 13, 2013

Despite its name and appearance, the cusk-eel is not an eel but rather a fish. While the fish featured here is pretty small, the largest species of cusk-eel can be found traversing the 6,600-feet depths of the sea with a length of around 6.6 feet (2 meters).

What We Love This Week, Volume XXI

July 12, 2013

Santorini’s Breathtaking Sunsets

Believe it or not, the Greek island of Oia has more to offer than a sprinkling of serene caldera-carved homes set against the azure of the Aegean Sea. Every year, travelers around the world congregate in Greece’s own “Eagle’s Nest” to bear witness to what many describe as the world’s best sunset. The emblematic Captain’s House, whose elegant whitewashed walls hearken back to Oia’s days of affluence, offers its visitors fantastic 360-degree views of the village–along with sunsets so stunning you’ll forget about the tiresome trek made to the top of the hill. Check out more photos at The Roosevelts.

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When Dedicated Music Fans Emulate Their Idols

July 6, 2013

Fandom is the ultimate form of tribalism. Each sect tirelessly worships their own deity, channeling him or her in dress and persona, often picking fights with those misguided “others” who do not see the divine in their chosen one. And if music is to serve as religion or means to achieve some sort of purpose, it is the concert hall where these various sects come to worship. Aware of this, photographer James Mollison spent three years documenting the appearances and behaviors of these 21st century disciples in an attempt to highlight how quickly–and tightly–one clings to the cult of celebrity to shape his or her own identity.

Rod Stewart

Idols Rod Stewart


Idols Madonna

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

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