The world famous Light Graffiti Cars return

The world famous Light Graffiti Cars return

After taking a year out to recover from the success of the last series of the Light Graffiti Cars, entrepreneur Marc Cameron and photographer Mark Brown are back with a new batch of images of iconic cars created using light painting.
The iPhone 5 has arrived! - official pictures

The iPhone 5 has arrived! – official pictures

It’s here! The iPhone 5 is finally here! After weeks of conjecture about what it’s features will include, Apple has taken the wraps off the latest generation of its superior smartphone. And, along with some excellent new features, it’s looking very trim! Described by Apple as the “thinnest smartphone in...
Sea Change: the landscape photography of Michael Marten

Sea Change: the landscape photography of Michael Marten

The compelling imagery of award-winning fine art photographer Michael Marten will be on show in London 26-30 September.
Man of a Thousand Faces: Alexander Khokhlov's "Weird Beauty" project

Man of a Thousand Faces: Alexander Khokhlov’s “Weird Beauty” project

Having worked on a number of photoshoots (because that’s the kind glamorous people we are), we’ve had the great pleasure of working with some shit-hot makeup artists in our time.
Latest pictures: the Instagram-inspired Socialmatic camera

Latest pictures: the Instagram-inspired Socialmatic camera

For us, the Socialmatic camera remains one of the coolest stories we’ve covered in 2012. After all, even the greatest of cynics can’t deny that there’s something uplifting about the story of a fledgling design company that gets funding for a camera design that is based on the Instagram app...
Band's LEDs show would make even Coldplay jealous

Band’s LEDs show would make even Coldplay jealous

As huge fans of things that glow in the dark, we’ve been massively impressed by Coldplay’s use of light effects, glowbands and Neon graffiti during their Mylo Xyloto world tour. That said, we think Chris Martin and co might have a serious rival for the “Best use of light effects”...
Film review: The Bourne Legacy

Film review: The Bourne Legacy

Jeremy Renner inherits the mantle of Matt Damon – though not his character – as the grimly resourceful hero-on-the-run for the fourth episode in the still-hot Bourne franchise.
Camille Seaman's stunning pictures of supercell thunderstorm clouds

Camille Seaman’s stunning pictures of supercell thunderstorm clouds

It seems apt that after weeks of torrential downpour in the UK, we should turn our attention to the work of Camille Seaman, a US-based photographer who has honed a successful career from capturing images of supercell thunderstorm clouds.
Ali, Armstrong and other sporting legends to feature in major photography show

Ali, Armstrong and other sporting legends to feature in major photography show

A major photography exhibition featuring images of icons from the world of sport is set to launch in Birmingham in mid-July.
Behind the scenes of The Dark Knight Rises

Behind the scenes of The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, will hit UK cinema screens on the 20th of July – something which is already making a lot of Caped Crusader fans giddy with excitement.
The greatest superhero movies of all time

The greatest superhero movies of all time

In years to come, film critics and film fans alike will look back at 2012 as one of the greatest ever years for the superhero genre. Thus far we’ve already seen the critically acclaimed The Avengers movie surpass the $1bn mark at the international box office, and with The Amazing...
Jack Reacher trailer released

Jack Reacher trailer released

Let’s take a moment to forget about all of the press coverage of Tom Cruise’s divorce from Katie Holmes, and instead take some time to appreciate the guy for what he does best: making great action movies. Mission Impossible 4 was one of them, and Jack Reacher, for which the...
Official pictures: McLaren 12C Spider

Official pictures: McLaren 12C Spider

We were going to start this article off  by posing the following question: “What’s better than a McLaren MP4-12C?”. Then it dawned on us that that’s a ridiculous question, given that nothing is. But, in the event you were wondering what’s as good as the MP4-12C, then look no further...
Roxie LS to be the next Lana Del Rey?

Roxie LS to be the next Lana Del Rey?

At this point last year, American singer Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was unknown to the wider public. But, that swiftly changed following the overwhelming success of the YouTube video for her single Video Games, resulting in Grant, aka Lana Del Rey, becoming a household name and one of the finest examples...
In focus: Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

In focus: Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

If you look at it from the front onwards, you could easily mistake the Z2300 Instant Digital Camera for being Polaroid’s very own contribution to the smartphone market. But, unlike Microsoft and Google, who have both taken footsteps into new markets during the past fortnight, Polaroid is sticking to what...
The camera that lets you take pictures with your eye

The camera that lets you take pictures with your eye

Steven Spielberg’s superior dystopian thriller Minority Report is famous for showcasing a number of future technologies that are now either a reality or close to being one, including multi-touch interfaces, retina scanners and customised advertising boards. It’s made the previously unthinkable a real possibility, which is why we’re excited about...
The world's fastest sedan in slow motion bullet footage

The world’s fastest sedan in slow motion bullet footage

  In the past we’ve seen some pretty interesting ways to promote a car, including showing off its ability to play ice hockey. But none has been more effective than this stunning slow motion footage of the BMW M5 – aka the world’s fastest sedan – smashing into large inanimate...
Microsoft Surface to challenge iPad dominance

Microsoft Surface to challenge iPad dominance

While the iPhone has its rivals in the form of the Blackberry and HTC, Apple’s iPad tablet has gone relatively unchallenged since it hit the market in the spring of 2010. But, that all looks set to change with the imminent arrival of the Surface – Microsoft’s very own rival...
Is Roxie LS the new Lana Del Rey?

Is Roxie LS the new Lana Del Rey?

These days, new artists are finding it harder than ever to carve out their niche into the over-crowded world of modern music. The internet has revolutionised the music industry, meaning the simple click of a button can start a race around cyber-space, taking an unknown song to the screens of...
Instagram camera to become a reality

Instagram camera to become a reality

The Instagram Socialmatic camera has been given the green light to go into production, thanks to financial backing from private investors. Be still our beating hearts!
Magical light stencils brighten the world

Magical light stencils brighten the world

By now you may have figured out that we have an insatiable appetite for all things light-graffiti-related. After weeks of therapy (Was it the neon fashion we wore as children in the early ’90s? We may never know), we thought we’d got a grip on it, but then we stumbled...
Is there anyone who can replace Christian Bale as Batman?

Is there anyone who can replace Christian Bale as Batman?

It only hit the web on Monday evening, yet the world is still talking about the brilliance of the third and final trailer for Christopher Nolan’s last Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. On the evidence of the trailer alone, it seems that Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were...
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Film review: Dredd 3D

Building on his success as Eomer in Lord of the Rings, Kirill in The Bourne Supremacy and Bones in Star Trek, Karl Urban puts on the famous helmet once worn by Sly Stallone in the 1995 original Judge Dredd movie and never even once takes it off, providing both an acting challenge and an exact...
Official trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Official trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Set to hit UK cinema screens in early 2013, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters tells the tale of what happened 15 years after the protagonists of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale shoved the witch into the oven (you know the rest of the story, right?). Presumably killing off the witch and walking off with her...

Will Lawless bring us Tom Hardy’s best ever performance?

The Dark Knight Rises was supposed to present us with British actor Tom Hardy’s best acting role of 2012 – but we’re no longer sure that’s going to be the case after getting a glimpse of his performance in Lawless, which is out in UK cinemas this Friday. If the official trailer’s anything to go...
The secrets of a manga artist

The secrets of a manga artist

Though we traditionally associate manga with being a product of Japan (the industry has a turnover of $5bn per annum), the burgeoning popularity of this art form in Europe and the Middle East has resulted in the emergence of a market that now generates an annual revenue of $250m.
New camera close-up: Nikon D800

New camera close-up: Nikon D800

This is the D800 – a new 36.3 megapixel D-SLR from Nikon.
Real bite: 2013 SRT Viper

Real bite: 2013 SRT Viper

SRT has finally dropped the bomb that  is the 2013 Viper. After a few weeks of teasing – involving line sketches, the background story of the new logo, and sporadic image releases – SRT debuted its new car at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

Film review: Battleship

Taylor Kitsch frowns cutely as troubled maverick US Navy hunk Alex Hopper, who gets into a sea of trouble even before he sets sail to save the world, all because he fancies a girl called Samantha (‘actress’ and former model Brooklyn Decker). This gets him trouble with the cops, his brother (Alexander Skarsgård) and his...

Film review: The Cabin in the Woods

Five American college friends head off to the countryside for a break in a relative’s remote cabin in the woods. Only trouble is, they’re being tracked by a couple of evil old blokes (Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford) at the computerised controls of a weird corporate organisation clearly up to no good. There’s grim foreboding as...
Citroen Numero 9 Concept

Citroen Numero 9 Concept

Citroen has just published all the details and images of their 2012 Beijing Motor Show stunner. The car was previewed last month with a couple of artistic images, but no accompanying information whatsoever. 

Video: The Light Graffiti Cars come to life

Four years ago, I approached light painting photographer Mark Brown about the possibility of us collaborating on a project together.
Lighting up the landscape: the light graffiti of Barry Underwood

Lighting up the landscape: the light graffiti of Barry Underwood

Photographer Barry Underwood’s light painting images are a true rarity: normally it’s the light graffiti within the picture that is supposed to grab the viewer’s attention, yet Underwood’s scenic backdrops are equally breathtaking.
Lamborghini unveils first ever 4x4

Lamborghini unveils first ever 4×4

For some years now Lamborghini has been toying with the idea of adding a third model line to add to their minuscule range, which currently only consists of two-door, two-seat supercars. In 2008 they unveiled the Estoque super-sedan concept, and for a while it looked like it was destined for production. But now it seems...
The Matrix meets light painting - truly astonishing video

The Matrix meets light painting – truly astonishing video

We never get tired of seeing new and innovative ways of using light painting, which is why we were blown away by this stunning, Matrix-esque video created by the ‘Splice Boys’ Bullet Time Crew. Instead of waxing lyrical about its brilliance (you just want to watch the thing, after all) we thought we’d let the...

Amazing cover version of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep

This is what we think a Stevie Wonder cover version of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep would sound like. Except it’s not Stevie Wonder performing the song.
First official trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man

First official trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man

In years to come, superhero fans will look back at this week as a defining moment in superhero movie history. First we were treated to the third and final (and best trailer) for Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises – and now, before we’ve even had time to catch our breaths, we’re...

Review: American Pie: Reunion

Thirteen years on from American  Pie, Jason Biggs’s Jim, Sean William Scott’s Stifler, Chris Klein’s Oz, Eddie Kaye Thomas’ Finch and Thomas Ian Nicholas’ Kevin are much older but absolutely no wiser.

Film review: Dark Shadows

Another magnificent Johnny Depp turn, another gorgeous-looking fantasy film from Tim Burton. Their eighth partnership together, based on a little-known American ’60s daytime TV show, may not be their best, but it is funny, creepy and a whole lot of fun.

Film review: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson is 56 or so now, and looks it, as frayed at the edges as he’s been frayed in temper lately. Just the right man, then, to play an ultra-audacious, ever-resourceful small-time career crook who slams his robbery getaway car across the American-Mexican border to get away from the US cops but...
Avengers Assemble enters the next dimension

Avengers Assemble enters the next dimension

Infinitely talented British illustrator and animator Liam Brazier first came to our attention via his mind-blowing three dimensional images of superheros such as Batman and Spider-Man, which we profiled on Fotorater last year.
Fotorater to launch international light graffiti exhibition in London

Fotorater to launch international light graffiti exhibition in London

Later this year Fotorater will collaborate with some of the world’s leading light graffiti artists to launch the first ever major international exhibition of this art form.
Pulling the drapes off traditional art: Interview with Draper House founder Sylvie Cho

Pulling the drapes off traditional art: Interview with Draper House founder Sylvie Cho

From the rocks and surfaces of clay pots to installations and Photoshop, art remains one of the most efficient and profound means of self-expression.
Blast from the past: Old school cameras from ILOTT Vintage

Blast from the past: Old school cameras from ILOTT Vintage

Bored of the aesthetic of contemporary digital SLRs? Is the fancy Ferrari-inspired Hasselblad not to your liking? Fancy a camera that’s a real blast from the past and will test your photography skills to the max? Then ILOTT Vintage might have just what you’re looking for.
Is Prometheus Michael Fassbender's Oscar moment?

Is Prometheus Michael Fassbender’s Oscar moment?

At last year’s Oscars there appeared to be a significant oversight, to say the least: namely the absence of leading man du jour Michael Fassbender from the Best Actor nominations.
Even better than a Polaroid? the Instagram camera

Even better than a Polaroid? the Instagram camera

Since Mark Zuckerberg went and bought Instagram for $1bn (as you do), it’s barely been out of the press – thanks largely to great deal of conjecture about what Zuck and his chums down at Facebook HQ plan to do with the social network giant’s latest acquisition.
Moby the photographer

Moby the photographer

When he’s not making hit records, award-winning musician Moby likes to indulge his passion for walking around LA and taking pictures of weird and wonderful architecture manifest in this awesome US city.
Twitter-inspired photography sets new trend

Twitter-inspired photography sets new trend

While some people use Twitter to waste a few hours of work time, London-based photographer Travis Hodges has used his account as the inspiration for his latest photography project, Follow Me.
The Newbie: Helen Grace Ventura Thompson, award-winning food and still life photographer

The Newbie: Helen Grace Ventura Thompson, award-winning food and still life photographer

Talented young photographer (amazing name alert) Helen Grace Ventura Thompson doesn’t play by the rules.
Flying Houses will blow you away

Flying Houses will blow you away

We’ve seen some scary scenes in movies in our time. That barnyard scene in Critters was pretty bad. Then there’s the loose jaw of dead woman scene in The Orphanage. And practically any scene in The Omen (and the sequel) leaves us reaching for the remote control. That said, if there’s one scene from the...
First official pictures: the all-new MacBook Pro

First official pictures: the all-new MacBook Pro

This is the all-new MacBook Pro – a 15-inch, high resolution notebook which Apple has described as the “most advanced Mac we have ever built”.

Review: Rock of Ages

A gloriously tacky stage musical, still running in Covent Garden’s Shaftesbury Theatre, comes to the big screen in the expert safe hands of the director of the tacky Hairspray musical, Adam Shankman.
Master blaster: photographer releases video of windblown faces

Master blaster: photographer releases video of windblown faces

Tadao Cern, the photographer behind internet sensation “Blow Job”, a series of images of models having their faces blown by air, has released a rather cool video of his popular photography project.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – review

Was Abraham Lincoln a vampire hunter – of course he wasn’t. Or was he…? ‘It’s just not historical’, critics were shouting and moaning after the press show. Er, that’s right, it’s escapist fantasy entertainment.
The new Aston Martin Vanquish

The new Aston Martin Vanquish

This stunning beauty of a ride is the Vanquish – an all-new grand tourer from the house of Aston Martin.
Google's Nexus 7 tablet goes down nicely

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet goes down nicely

One week after Microsoft launched its rival to the iPad,  internet giant Google has unveiled its very own tablet in the form of the Nexus 7.

Film Review: The Expendables 2

While not quite ‘the best action movie of the year’ as advertised on the poster, The Expendables 2 is a total blast – a bit scrappily made, like a cheery old-style B-movie, but consistently funny and exciting, even sometimes hilarious and thrilling.
The body-controlled Audi Elite Concept

The body-controlled Audi Elite Concept

The Audi Elite Concept is the work of designer Eric Leong. What’s most remarkable about the Audi Elite concept isn’t its dramatic styling, its race-car like single-seat layout, or even its radical “artificial photosynthesis process”, which somehow powers it. No, the Audi Elite’s real selling point is its completely revolutionary control system.
F70 Hybrid: inspiration for the new Ferrari supercar?

F70 Hybrid: inspiration for the new Ferrari supercar?

The next Ferrari Flagship, son of the Enzo, grandson of the F50, and great-grandson of the F40, is due to be revealed towards the end of this year. But so far nobody outside the Ferrari hive has any accurate idea of how the car – speculatively called the F70 – actually looks. And that’s thanks...

Film review: The Watch

Four continually-squabbling middle-aged suburban nerds form a neighbourhood watch to tackle pesky aliens that are troubling the place. Yes, folks, it’s the setup of Ghostbusters, with aliens replacing ghosts. If the story idea seems second hand and a bit stale, so are the gags in this surprisingly weak and clunky script by Seth Rogen, Evan...

Film review: The Three Stooges

Ladies and gentlemen, three small cheers, please, for a good-natured, affectionate, kid-friendly and adult-friendly toast to the pretty-much long-forgotten slapstick talent that was The Three Stooges. Not what you’d expect from gross-out merchants The Farrelly Brothers. Not many laughs then? Not one to bother about? As the Stooges themselves proved years ago, silly slapstick is...

Film review: Circumstance

The multitude of repressive setbacks in the way of lesbian love in Teheran is the theme for this brave, provocative and moving Iranian drama, the Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s also an eye-opener as an explosive, revealing portrait of Iran’s youth culture, with its rush of parties, drugs and blooming sexuality....
New Porsche 911 Carrera 4 to debut in Paris

New Porsche 911 Carrera 4 to debut in Paris

Porsche has revealed the first official pictures of the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 – ahead of its official debut at the Paris International Motor Show in September.
Beneath the surface: Sealife's DC1400 underwater camera

Beneath the surface: Sealife’s DC1400 underwater camera

Going to some sunny destination for a holiday this winter? Fancy dabbling in spot of underwater photography but don’t want to break the bank? Then look no further than the rather funky-looking DC1400 from Sealife Cameras. This easy-to-use 14-megapixel camera comes equipped with piano key controls that make it easy to change the settings/set up...

Man ages five years in four minutes

‘Supremely dedicated’ would be the appropriate way to describe anyone who takes a photograph of themselves every day for a period of five years, in order to show the world how their physical appearance has transformed over that period of time. Which is exactly what Mike (we don’t know his last name), or Thisnomyp, as...
Film review: Total Recall

Film review: Total Recall

Is it real, is it Recall, the ads ask. Well, no, this mind-bending, future-shock action thriller is not remotely Total Recall as we knew it in Arnie’s day. Nobody goes to Mars, and it’s set in ultra-trendy futuristic London, for heaven’s sake. Commendably, and completely justifying a remake, it’s a total reboot of Philip K...

iOS and Mobile Team Lead – Time Out London

Time Out London is looking to hire more digital people. We are looking for a very experienced iOS team lead to be responsible for our iPhone and iPad apps, and leading our mobile app development. If there’s one trusted brand which is oriented towards mobile it’s Time Out, which is all about getting out and...

Front End Developer – Time Out London

Time Out London is looking to hire more digital people. We are looking for a front-end developer to be responsible for our key digital applications and platforms. There is an emphasis on working collaboratively with other developers and QAs, but also with people outside the development team: Project Managers, Product Managers, senior stakeholders, and more....

Experienced PHP software engineers – Time Out London

Time Out London is looking to hire more digital people. We are looking for experienced PHP developers to be responsible for our key digital applications and platforms. We want experienced developers with really strong software engineering skills. You should know how to build great software really well, and you should be able to guide and...

Time Out Shanghai – Marketing & Events Manager

Responsibilities: - To create and execute events those generates revenue as well as promote Time Out. - To be Time Out’s brand ambassador to both consumer and within the industry. - To reinforce Time Out as the best English language magazine in Shanghai through events and marketing initiatives. This includes both consumer and the industry....

Time Out Shanghai – Sales Manager

Responsibilities: -Develop business plans and sales strategies for the market that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability. - Provide timely, accurate, competitive sales strategy to maintain maximum profit margin. - Develop new sales opportunities and project management in assigned sales territory. - Visit customers periodically, maintain customers’ relationship and explore new customers. -...

Bar and cafe reviewers – Time Out Brisbane

Time Out Australia is inviting submissions from writers who feel they have what it takes to write informatively and evocatively about bars, pubs and/or cafes in the Brisbane area. This is an opportunity for talented freelance writers to contribute to the Brisbane edition of a world famous masthead. Aspiring contributors may be either experts in...

Restaurant critic – Time Out Brisbane

Time Out Australia is looking for a critic to cover the vibrant Brisbane food scene. This is a casual contributor role suited to either an experienced critic seeking freelance work or an up-and-coming writer looking for their big break in the challenging arena of professional restaurant criticism. The successful candidate will have both a strong...

Sales Manager – Time Out Offers

Time Out is the go-to resource for both spirited entertainment enthusiasts and discerning culture lovers, all looking to make the most of their city. Every day we present lively features and happenings, and list thousands of events in major metropolitan cities in the US. The result is an indispensable, up-to-the minute cultural road map for...

Sub-editor – Time Out Beijing

Time Out Beijing is looking for a sub-editor to join its expanding team. This is an excellent opportunity to get both professional and life experience in a country that is very much in the ascendancy, and a city that is packed with culture and entertainment. The ability to speak Mandarin would be excellent, but is...