This past week has been traumatic and dramatic on the internet. Stories of kids that were bullied online and the committing suicide to the horror of the Boston bombers. We have all been buried in far too much information, drowning us with pictures, videos and presumptions.
When the real world gets to be too much, there are a few websites that you can click on to put life on the shelf for a couple of moments.
Before VFX contains photos of blockbuster movie scenes with out the visual effects. It is hard to imagine a time that movies weren't full of stunning visuals. This site points out what is involved, which explains why movies take so friggin long to get to the screen.
Selfless Portraits is probably the most creative and collaborative random site that I know of. Strangers from all over the world volunteer to recreate someone else's facebook profile pic. Some are hilariously funny and some are hilariously awful. All interesting and creative.
National Geographic Found features random pictures from all varieties and time periods from the National Geographic archives. I love the photographs from the 40s and 50s in particular.
Pictures of Hipsters Taking Pictures Of Food is just that. Hipsters trying to get the perfect shot of their noodle bowl. Bonus points for a knit hat and fancy filter.
What are some of your favorite websites to hang out on?