The Top 20 Photographers Under 20 on Flickr

Flickr announced 20under20 on Monday, a program that highlights 20 of the world’s most extraordinary young photographers under the age of 20.

The 20 photographers were selected by a panel of influential Flickr photographers — Lou Noble, Cuba Gallery, and Rosie Hardy — and Vice President of Flickr, Bernardo Hernandez, based on creativity, technical talent and overall strength of portfolio. The selected photos will be curated by Vogue photography director Ivan Shaw and showcased at Milk Studios in New York on Oct. 1.

One photographer, Laurence Philomene, was chosen by Shaw out of the group to receive the Curator’s Choice Award. She will be mentored by Shaw over the next year.

Some of the 20 young photographers below are now 21, but they were 20 throughout the selection process, Flickr told Mashable. Take a look at the winners below.

This Artist Adds Your Favorite Characters To Boring Old Thrift Store Paintings.

Transforming something old into something new is a wonderful idea more people should consider. “Upcycling” not only saves on waste, but you can end up creating some really amazing things. David Irvine started The Gnarled Branch back in 2004. He brought home na discarded wooden table and gave it new life. He refurbished it and added a new artistic twist. Though he frequently uses furniture as his canvas, Irvine has also tried his hand at updating old paintings he found at thrift shops. By adding original creatures (some goofy, some menacing) and beloved characters from pop culture to unwanted paintings, Irvine revitalizes the pieces and makes you wish you had them hanging on your walls. I know I’d buy any of these revamped works of art.

1. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters

2. Blue Monster Resting

3. Blue Monster Hiding Behind a Farm House

4. Pink Monsters Returning From a Fishing Trip

5. Skeletor from Masters of the Universe and Jesus from The Holy Bible.

6. Octopus Playing with Puppets

7. Zombies

8. Slimer from Ghostbusters

9. A Storm Trooper from Star Wars

10. Witches Playing Cards

11. Snacks from Lets All Go To The Lobby.

12. Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

13. Green Monster Driving A Hot Rod

14. Pink Monster Feeling Lost

15. Batman from Batman

(via TwistedSifter) So good! We gotta get this guy to The Louvre. (That Mona Lisa could really use some livening up.) Share this post (and his awesome artwork) by using the button below.

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Morgan Freeman Finger Painting On iPad Looks More Like A Photograph

Morgan Freeman Finger Painting On iPad Looks More Like A Photograph

This iPad finger painting video by Kyle Lambert has instantly gone viral with over 1.4 million hits in one day. 

And for good reason. His finger painting of actor Morgan Freeman looks more like a high quality photograph!


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Gelato Flowers Are A Thing Now, And It’s Better Than Flowers!

Everyone loves getting flowers, and everyone loves ice cream, right? Well, the good ice cream makers at i Creamy in Sydney, Australia, have married the two together to create the prettiest ice creams we’ve ever seen!

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Instead of your usual one-scoop-on-top-of-another style ice cream, the store creates its ice creams in the shape of flowers, which quite frankly, are too pretty to eat! How do they do it? Well, i Creamy co-owner Pichaporn Sapsittiporn told the Broadsheet “we do it petal by petal,” and revealed that she uses a shoehorned shape spatula to carve the flower petals from the tubs.

She then places the “petals” in the centre of a waffle cone, and builds a weave outwards until the cone looks like a flower. Or a kaleidoscope.

If the prettiness isn’t enough for you, the flavours are equally as exciting! “We are all Thai, so we wanted to develop Asian flavours,” Pichaporn continued. “You might find some bright orange Thai milk tea; black sesame; or white chocolate made with miso.”

Ice cream that’s pretty and with outrageously exciting flavours, c’mon, what’s not to love about this?

#1 Gelato Glowers Ice-cream