You can’t spell “Heart” without “Art”


The spring arrives with lovely sunshine, melodic birds singing and trees blooming. It doesn’t matter if there is still snow outside, St. Valentines Day  comes with warm feelings to our hearts.

Cherub © Denis RaevCupid © Denis Raev

Re-read: meritocracy and crowdsourcing by Jeff Howe


In 2006, Wired Magazine published an article by the reporter Jeff Howe devoted to the new phenomenon of the influence that crowds of like-minded people have on decision-making and progress. He named this effect “crowdsourcing.” Development of present-day stock photo houses would not be possible without the rise of amateur photographers due to falling costs of photo equipment and Internet access. The groundbreaking article written five years ago helps understand other important modern trends and gives a reasonable assessment of own professional chances.

Photographic equipment © Jan Skwara

Color of the month: Green


Green sets records for hue diversity even if all the shades are named the same. Experts have found almost fifty hues of the color in Snake Charmer (1907), the painting by Henri Rousseau; it is the color of youth and rejuvenation, of plants, sea grass and bacteria capable of photosynthesis.

Snake Charmer

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