• Stunning Photographs of Psychedelic Russian Salt Mines
  • Posted 5 months ago by Jack Lowe · culture · 5227 Views
  • Russian photographer Mikhail Mishainik has made his way 650-feet below the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia, to capture some stunning images of the psychedelic salt mines. As you can from the series, the walls, ceiling and floors are all covered with swirls or red, blue, yellow, green, and gold, all of which have been caused by the mineral carnallite - a source of magnesium which is mainly used as crop fertilisers. So far Mishainik has spent over 20 hours exploring the abandoned mine, including some overnight stays.

    "The mines are huge and stretch many kilometres in width and length, a single tunnel can be over four miles long," said Mishainik when speaking to The Daily Mail. "It is hard to describe how it feels being so far down, you lose all track of time and the air is very dry, you always feel thirsty. There is the possibility of a gas leak from chemicals such as methane, hydrogen sulphide carbon dioxide as well the risk of a landslide. The danger element is part of the fun and it's a special feeling being somewhere very few people have seen."

    • Those crazy Russians
    • PJ Posted 5 months ago · 68 Reply
  • Before-and-After Visual Effects
  • 5 months ago · film · 3 Comments · 29318 Views
  • It's no secret that a whole lot of money and effort goes into visual effects these days, with film studios constantly pushing the limits of what's possible and how realistic CGI can look. Robert Zemeckis' film Contact was one of the first to push the boundaries and includes what...
  • Video: Nike SB Europe Head To Brazil
  • 5 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 1989 Views
  • As part of its "Brotherhood of the Feet" campaign, which demonstrates the similarities between skateboarding and football (namely, the fact they both require dexterity, precision, power and creativity with one's feet), Nike SB's Europe team riders travelled out to Brazil, where they...
  • Ai Weiwei Started An Instagram Meme
  • 5 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 5353 Views
  • It seems as though Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has managed to start a new Instagram meme - holding your leg up and pretending to use it like a gun. The often controversial artist is no stranger to using social media in his work and currently has well over 61,000 followers on the Facebook-owned...