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Street Artist Spotlight: Mobstr

Wednesday 05.22.2013 , Posted by

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Innovative, brash, satirical and often bold, these are the words to describe the work of world renowned street artist Mobstr. From Newcastle, Mobstr sometimes tells stories through his work while at other times they are merely entertaining. Mobstr is passionate about his work which ranges from the very simple to deeper meanings. His work can be said to be a critique of consumerism, advertising and society as a whole. [Read more...]

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Photos of Cemetery Living in the City of Manila

Tuesday 05.21.2013 , Posted by

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Huddled in the inner city of Manila, there exists a home for thousands of poor, destitute, underclass – Filipinos who have settled in the city’s North Cemetery. Hungarian born photographer Roland A Nagy has been fascinated with capturing the cities social issues through his camera lens ever since moving to the large city in the Philippines. With a population of 12 million people, the metropolis has an estimated 40 percent living under the poverty line. [Read more...]

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Not Quite of this World: New Paintings by Jorge Santos

Monday 05.20.2013 , Posted by

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At the 101/exhibit in Miami is an exhibition featuring a dynamic painter from Angola. His name is Jorge Santos and for most of his life he has been a full time artist creating surreal scenery and groups of people not quite from this reality. Born in 1959, Santos was raised in the then Portuguese colony of Angola. After his family escaped the political turmoil that ensued after Angola became independent, he headed over to America where he settled in 1982. For the past 25 years, he has exhibited his works in galleries all over the world. [Read more...]

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Cameron Davidson Captures Our World from Above

Friday 05.17.2013 , Posted by

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Cameron Davidson is an aerial photographer who also shoots location portraits. Based in Washington D.C., Davidson has been enthralled with photography since he took his first pictures as a young boy. Inspired by his great-grandfather, he gained a healthy respect for nature, then learning from his mother, a helicopter reporter, he infused flight into his photography. Having found his calling he has been most recognized for his works photographing Chesapeake Bay and Haiti. [Read more...]

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New Documentary Tells the History of Wikileaks

Tuesday 05.14.2013 , Posted by

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Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney has composed a riveting, fascinating expose on the controversial website WikiLeaks. The name of the movie is titled “We Steal Secrets, the Story of WikiLeaks” and is set to be released May 24. It has already generated buzz among fans and political foes alike, sparking conversations about the controversial founder Julian Assange and the organization itself. The documentary focuses on the rise and near fall of Assange since the launch of Wikileaks in 2006. [Read more...]

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Mind-Bending Photo-Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Monday 05.13.2013 , Posted by

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Erik Johansen’s pictures are worth more than a thousand words. The German born, Swedish based photographer enjoys nothing more than manipulating the mind with his tantalizing visual imagery. His vivid imagination and surreal forms create brilliant pictures of surreal moments, all with a hint of the believable. Originally a computer engineering student, Johansson currently works on personal projects as well as commissioned ones. [Read more...]

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EnviroSiren: A Playful Music Vid About Climate Change

Sunday 05.12.2013 , Posted by

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While on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, Jules Cazedessus sat with her young nephew talking about the planet and some of the issues affecting it today. As they conversed about animal extinction, the changing of the climates, and the rising of oceans, Jules couldn’t help but think : What sort of planet is her nephew going to inherit. Were people going to be smart and make the right decisions for long term environmental sustainability? There wasn’t a clear answer in Jules’ mind, and she decided that she would give what she could to continue the conversation regarding the issue. She wrote a song and titled it “S.O.S – Sink or Swim?[Read more...]

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A Wonderful Photo Series to Honor a Mothers Life

Thursday 05.09.2013 , Posted by

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In 2008, Kirsty Mitchell’s mother Maureen, who had a wonderfully vivid and lively imagination, passed away as a result of a brain tumor. When Kirsty was a child, she would tell wonderful fairytales to her and as an English teacher, she continued the stories and plays to her many students. As a way to commemorate her life and being, Kirsty embarked on a photographic journey to show the world the beautiful person her mother was. [Read more...]

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World Famous Landmarks Made to Look Miniature

Wednesday 05.08.2013 , Posted by

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When it comes to this world, there are people who see it as vast and locations as distant, and there are some who see it as miniscule. In relation to the solar system and galaxies beyond, our planet is indeed tiny in comparison… and the humans that inhabit it are even smaller. New York based photographer Richard Silver decided that he wanted to capture that reality of being small through his photography. Packing his bags and camera gear, he ventured all over the world to create “miniature shots” from some of the most famous man made structures in the world. [Read more...]

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There’s Something Different about these French Fries

Tuesday 05.07.2013 , Posted by

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Ben Frost is a highly talented Australian artist that is meshing a unique blend of iconography, art, politics and advertising into McDonald’s pop art. His paintings on McDonald’s fry packages are layered with images that are surprisingly refreshing, political and humorous. Frost uses his canvas to pop shots at western norms of consumption, pop culture and art. [Read more...]

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