Old Skateboards Stacked, Shaven, & Polished Into Colorful Wooden Mosaic Sculptures

An avid skater with an infatuation for all things skateboarding and art, Haroshi found a way to combine his passions and re-purpose old, broken skateboards at the same time. The sculptor collects broken skate decks and turns them into beautiful, 3D wooden mosaic art works. In this series called HARVEST, he re-purposed skate decks into colorful creatures, including pop culture icons like Mario. Some of his designs are 2D wall mosaics, others look like smooth colored statues. A fun fact about Haroshi’s 3D sculptures is that they also have a metal part from broken boards hidden inside their layers of wood, which he believes give soul to the statue. The idea for this came from 12th Century Japanese Buddha sculptor Unkei who would place a crystal ball inside the sculpture where the Buddha’s heart would be.

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Stunning Images of Maasai Warriors by Lee Howell

A still thriving pastoral tribe in Southeast Africa, the Maasai people inhabit southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania, typically speaking the languages of both countries. The nomadic warriors have been praised for their ability to farm in deserts and scrublands. Without leaving the UK, award-winning photographer and creative retoucher Lee Howell, with the help of US costume designer Stacy Jansen and make-up artist Caroline Stewart, created stunning images of this and other indigenous tribes from around the world. Howell selects the perfect backgrounds to represent the native lands of each tribe and their peaceful symbiotic relationship with the land. The Maasai series is the first of more to come.

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Matthieu Bourel Slices Up the Past in His Surreal Photo Collages

Berlin-based artist Matthieu Bourel slices up the past to create these fantastically surreal images. Famous faces like Gregory Peck and Yul Brynner multiply into forms which are both person and sculpture, disturbing and beautiful.

Bourel says he likes “to evoke a fake history or inspire nostalgia for a period in time that never truly existed.”

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This 93 Year-Old Grandmother Is Still Living A Vibrant Life Through The Lens of Her Granddaughter

Brazilian photographer Adelaide Ivánova, currently studying in Berlin, has found the perfect subject in her 93 year-old grandmother. For the past 10 years Ivánova has captured her grandmother’s zest for life through lively moments, as well as mundane, stereotypical elderly moments like visits to the eye doctor. The grandmother, also named Adelaide, was the mother of sixteen children and supported her family by selling cakes when her husband’s grocery business went bankrupt. Her strength of character is evident throughout the series. The series was shot in Reclife and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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300,000 Photos of Riots, Wildfires, and Paintings in Abandoned Houses to Create this Monumental Time-Lapse

This short film is truly monumental. Film-maker Jeff Frost spent two years capturing 300,000 photos of street riots, wildfires and abandoned houses in the desert to create a time-lapse that goes way beyond anything we’ve seen. Many of his scenes look too surreal to come straight from the camera’s lens, but with the help of paint and on location lighting, he’s created the piece without any post-production graphics or digital effects. Simply fantastic.

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Burlesque Performers, Before and After Transforming Into Character

In its essence, burlesque is an exaggeration of society’s beauty standards to an extreme degree, a confrontation with preconceived assumptions about sensuality, power and gender. Still, it’s surprising to witness the incredible transformation these performers go through in each of these before and after photographs. Fashion photographer Sean Scheidt created the series ‘Burlesque’ as a personal project

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This Satirical Facebook Art Is Pure Genius

Facebook. It’s a name that has come to represent many different things, and Polish artist/cartoonist Pawel Kuczynski has hit on most of them in his satirical series featuring the site’s iconic lower-case “f”. Far from hopping on the usual “invasion of privacy” bandwagon, Pawel explores the positive sides of the social media site too – from how convenient it makes connecting with people, to its use as a tool for social justice. In each of his images the blue “f” is present, acting as an integral character in the story Pawel is telling.

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Faces In The Trees: Mirror Images of Tree Bark Reveal Unique Tree Characters

Many movies have featured talking trees but tree faces can also be found in real life if you look hard enough. Using the simple reflection feature in Photoshop, Italian photographer Elido Turco creates tree creatures with a variety of emotion and expression. From cute and friendly, to scary and wise, his creations look like beings from another planet.

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Amazing Time Slice Photography By Dan Marker-Moore

Normally we see timelapses in video form, but motion designer Dan Marker-Moore has found a way to show the passage of time in a static format. His images, which he calls time slice photographs began when he wanted to share the beauty of a timelapse on Instagram before they added the video features. His aerial view time slices feature beautiful city skylines from all over the world. He captures moons rising, suns setting, and rainbow-colored cotton candy clouds dancing through the sky.

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Paintings for Ants: One Tiny Painting Every Day for One Year

If you’re looking at these images on a computer screen, they’re far larger than life. Lorraine Loots has a phenomenal talent for creating paintings so small they’re dwarfed by the tools used to make them. The Cape Town-based artist created these pieces as part of a long running 365-day project, making one new illustration per day in her series “Paintings for Ants”.

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