photographs

  • Influencer Alex Light shares how cameras can 'distort' your appearance in candid post

    "Cameras do funny things and it can mess up the image and we just cannot let that affect our self-esteem."

  • Artist paints 'yes' on women's lips to make a powerful point to men

    The topic of sexual assault is front of mind right now all around the world. Every day people are coming forward to share their stories and experiences, forcing the men who victimized them to face the consequences for their actions. In solidarity some people are protesting, others are writing, and others still are making visual art. One such person is Budapest-based artist Miklós Kiss, who is expressing his thoughts through one simple word and a series of powerful images.Kiss, who goes by his artist name, kissmiklos, created a powerful photo series called “Silent Consent” that depicts 11 women with the word “yes” painted on their closed lips in their native language.“The silent yes is like an exclamation mark,” Kiss said in his artist’s statement. “A mark for all those  women who have been deprived of their rights of making their own choices. Who have been living their lives under obligation and suppression because nobody has ever shown them how to say no. This silent consent becomes a painful everyday routine. It’s hiding on their lips, dishonest and invisible.”To make his message, Kiss had the women in his photos look directly into the camera — lips pursed, with the word “yes” written in their country’s native language and national colors. “They silently speak for all the women who could raise their voices but by whatever means are forced to remain silent,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle.Though Kiss first created the portraits in 2015 for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, he recently shared them to his Instagram page as a renewed campaign to support the swell of women coming forward to speak out against harassment. Kiss says the purpose of his project is also to start a conversation among his fellow men.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Selfies can be good for your mental health, it turns out

    Selfies have been getting a bad rep recently, with people saying that they’re ‘vain’, trigger low self esteem and are something that only ‘self-obsessed’ millennials like to do. The group was then randomly split into three, with one third being asked to take a smiling selfie at this time, another to take a picture of an object of place that made them happy, and the final group told to take a picture of something that would make someone else happy before sending it to the person. In other words, taking happy selfies is far from damaging for our self esteems - in fact, it probably makes us happier.

  • This Elderly Couple’s Anniversary Photo Shoot Is Super Adorable

    We all like to think that when we’re older we’ll be in rocking chairs, side by side, with ‘the one’. And it’s not a mere dream, it turns out, as one elderly Chinese couple have proven in an amazing photo shoot which celebrates 64 years of marriage.  Wang Lijin and Huang Caozen met in 1952 after Lijin asked Caozen, a seamstress, to tailor a suit for him. And the rest is history.

  • How to Look Great in Photographs

    There are a few key makeup tips however that will help you look great and feel ready for your closeup.

  • Never-Before-Seen Barbara Streisand Moments

    With her outspoken personality, unconventional beauty, and that once-in-a-lifetime voice, Barbra Streisand became a huge, and unexpected, star. When her career was taking off in 1968, photojournalists Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller began photographing her. They worked with Streisand for over seven years, and 240 of those images are featured in a beautiful new book, Barbra: Streisand's Early Years in Hollywood ($750). The pricey collector’s edition from Taschen has only 1,200 copies in print, and features a combination of iconic images with never-before-seen shots.