These Hermits Have Chosen To Live Alone In The Wild

Society is not always the most welcoming place for all types of people and some have chosen to live their lives outside of the norm. Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko captures the wild lives of people who have left communities behind to live alone in the forest. Working with the land, they create homes among the trees in the Russian and Ukranian forest. He has compiled his collection of photographs in a book called Escape.

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A Mouthful of Makeup: Artist Laura Jenkinson Draws Cartoons on Her Face

London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson has a hobby that will make you smile… really big. Using her face as a canvas, she’s been drawing cartoon characters around her mouth, and loaning them her teeth and lips… which look hilariously massive in comparison. You’ve never seen Nemo or Eric Cartman like this before.

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Fish, Frogs and Turtles Painted in Layers of Resin

We’ve covered Singaporean artist Keng Lye before, but his new work is even more astounding. It’s hard to believe these fish, frogs and turtles aren’t really alive, but each is created using carefully applied layers of acrylic paint locked in layers of clear resin. We wouldn’t be surprised if the frogs and fish jumped.

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These Tiny, Adorable, Embroidered Animals Are Done Freehand

Imagine spending 2-3 weeks to create something not much larger than a sewing thimble. That’s often how long it takes Oxford-based artist Chloe Giordano to design, plan, and embroider each of her tiny animals. With multiple shades of each thread color as well as using 2 different types of thread- embroidery and sewing- she achieves a depth and texture that give a realistic feel to each creature. The already adorable and peaceful forest animals look even cuter in this teeny tiny size.

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Recipe Photographs Give New Meaning to “Throwing a Meal Together”

Berlin-based designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker teamed up to create a delicious series of recipes – where the raw ingredients are displayed floating in air. Thanks to some skilled high-speed photography, the ingredients are properly proportioned to create the meal, while the final result is left up to our imagination.

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How The Sun Sees You: A Powerful Video That Will Make You Want To Wear Sunscreen

With an ultraviolet light, we can see damage to the skin that can not yet be seen by the naked eye. With an ultraviolet camera, videographer Thomas Leveritt gave people a shocking look at the freckles and splotches the sun has caused to their skin. He shows how pristine and clear of damage our skin is when we are brand new by showing the faces of babies and children under the same filter, as well as the immense power of sunscreen. Exposed with UV light, sunscreen and eyeglasses appear black because they block the UV rays.

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Attention LA: The Kickstarter Filmfest is Coming Your Way!

Kickstarter has helped raise funds for the production of many animations, films, and documentaries, and you can get a taste of some of the most popular ones at The Kickstarter Filmfest in Los Angeles on September 12th. The event will be held at The Autry in Griffith Park from 6-11pm. Aside from the film screenings there will be lots of art, music, and tech to enjoy. Check out the stars through the mobile astronomical observatory, see the “world’s fastest hot tub”, and taste a gourmet reuben- all of which were LA based projects supported by Kickstarter.

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Crochet Mermaids Swimming With Whale Sharks? Olek’s Beautiful Underwater Project Highlights Ocean Health

Olek, yarn bomber extraordinaire, is at it again. But this time the New York-based artist is taking her work into the depths. She recently traveled to the Caribbean for a series of underwater installations off the coast Cancun, Mexico, at Isla Mujeres.

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Unbelievably Delicate Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White

It’s simply incredible that artist Maude White creates the illustrations you see here with just a sheet of white paper. Using just a craft knife, she makes images that would be difficult for most of us to draw – from delicately feathered birds to a woman’s wind-blown hair. Her works make exceptional use of negative space – a secret best revealed when they cast a shadow on the wall.

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Temple of Art: The Documentary

Devoting a life to art can be one of the most fulfilling, as well as challenging, ways to live. While we often get to see the amazing art that comes from those who have taken the leap, diving into their passion, we don’t always get to hear their survival stories. Portrait Photographer Allan Amato has been travelling the world for the past two years capturing portraits of some of the most popular independent artists and asking them to reinterpret their portraits in their signature styles. He has compiled the portraits into a book called Temple of Art, which will be available this October and he wants to take his vision a step further and turn the stories into a documentary.

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