In a build up to next weeks artist profile, I thought I'd share these beautiful photos. The first is from twistedsifter.com, a photo by Isil Karanfil - a view of the mouth of the Douro river in Porto,Portugal - a combination of seven shots in seven hours of the same scene.
An old and pretty well known pic (literally and in the bloggershere) I found on theChive.com (also found on Buzzfeed.com - and all over the internet); imagine what it must be like to hear for the first time - a sense many of us take for granted, yet for Harold Whittles (date unknown) receiving a cochlear implant elicited a timeless expression:
Another pic from theChive, also an old one, though slightly lesser known. An RAF pilot receives a haircut during some timeout in the Second World War ( this guy is so many levels of cool):
A National Geographic image from one of their photo contests. Bolivian salt flats - Salar de Uyuni, shortly after some the rains...
[Banner illustration by Joel Kanar]