Mail carriers, baristas, even the girl you see regularly at your local café: These folks can go from strangers to friends in an afternoon.
In celebration of the make-believe stories we once believed, this photo essay is a tribute to the fibs and fables that taught us how to wonder.
The spark that ignites when two people bond can be both unexpected and exhilarating.
Road trips are all about freedom, adventure and new perspectives, with a bit of nostalgia and fried food thrown in.
Monette and Mady aren’t just identical—they’re inseparable. The Parisian twins live in the same apartment, dress alike, dance together and share every meal.
Laughter is one of life’s simplest joys. This portrait series explores laughter in all its forms and explains the science behind the smile.
The whole may be greater than the sum of its parts, but photographer Justin Fantl slices and dices common objects to see what he can discern from their core components.
Learning to control the way our limbs convey meaning gives us greater control of our messages. What language is your body speaking?
Our career paths can be filled with plenty of unexpected detours, speed bumps and potholes, and it’s not always easy to decide which route to take. Sometimes it’s best to enjoy the road you’re on as you confidently stride into uncharted territory.
We follow film directors Andrew and Carissa Gallo as they head out into Oregon’s rich landscape to work on a new film project.
Using the art of shadow puppetry, we explore ancient beliefs some communities had about the northern lights.
Nothing revitalizes tired bodies and minds more than a morning spent bathing in healing mineral water. Whether you choose to soak in a natural hot spring or sauna, the looming steam rejuvenates more than your skin.
Chocolate dominoes, shortbread Jenga and Turkish delight checkers—who says playing with your food shouldn’t be creative?
With the rain beating against our windowpanes, venturing inside for some physical recreation may be safer than slipping on the sidewalk, even if it involves swords.
Enduring peak-hour train schedules, frosty winds and claustrophobic buses can be made all the more bearable with a good coat, a decent book and a patient traveling companion.
Ever felt like something just doesn’t belong? The world can occasionally make us feel out of place in our own lives, but sometimes being the odd one out brings more joy than you may think.
We don’t scrutinize nature and remark on its flaws, so why not extend that sense of wonder and awe to our fellow humans? Paired with a collection of San Francisco’s oddly shaped shrubs, this essay encourages us to accept the blemishes in the world around us.
When it comes to clothing, relationships and most other things in life, chasing perfection is pointless. It’s how you flaunt your flaws that matters.
Identical twins may appear to be perfect imitations of each other, but when you look closely at their mirrored reflections, their minute differences can reveal much more than mismatched freckles.