A True Artisan at Work

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Francisco Seco AP Portuguese bookbinder, Ilidio Antonio, applies egg whites to the cover of new books as he works in his workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. Antonio, who has been running his own business as a bookbinder for the past 36 years, said that applying egg whites to the covers helps the leather […]

Rock classics.

Casa do Penedo, Fafe, Portugal, 1974 This ‘House of the Rock’ was created by an engineer who took advantage of the way huge glacial rocks had littered the landscape. Walls were bridged with rough concrete to create a simple shelter. It now sits in the middle of a wind farm, though ironically remains off-grid. Image […]

‘They Drive by Night’ by Henri Prestes

Atmospheric and moody images shot by London-based cinematographer/photographer Henri Prestes. The cinematic series focuses on lone cars traveling at night on desolated landscapes, secluded forests, and isolated villages during harsh weather conditions such as dense fog and heavy snowfall. Shot mostly in Portugal, the scenes look more like still images captured from a motion picture […]

Odeith’s Stunning Floating Graffiti.

by Dovas Odeith, an extraordinarily talented street artist based in Portugal, creates incredible works of street art that will fool your eyes into thinking that they’re floating 3D sculptures. His mastery of anamorphic art and perspective is truly mind-boggling. We suggest taking a few minutes to look at his art, because that’s what it will […]

The Art of VHILS.

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto has been interacting visually with the urban environment under the name of Vhils since his days as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s. His groundbreaking carving technique – which forms the basis of the Scratching the Surface series and was first presented to the public at the VSP group […]