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Body-Painted Models Blend into Famous NYC Landmarks

Monday 08.04.2014 , Posted by
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Over the past weeks body painter Trina Merry has been filling the streets of New York with body painted models – but good luck finding them. Using her brush to seamlessly camouflage their body into the world behind, she’s been painting her mostly nude subjects in front of famous landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building, Central Park and the New York City skyline. [Read more...]

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Globe Trotting Couple Takes Simultaneous Pictures of Themselves Taking Pictures of Each Other

Monday 08.04.2014 , Posted by
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As cameras get better and more and more people are traveling the world, we have seen an abundance of travel photography, but this set from creative directors Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova offers a different perspective. The couple takes snapshots of each other at the exact same time so that we can see each of their unique viewpoints. She uses a Nikon and he uses a Canon and they place their images side by side, diptych style, to show the contrasting vistas at any given location. They have been to Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore, and now Australia, where they have decided to stay for awhile. [Read more...]

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Photoshop Wiz Dad Places His Adorable Daughters Into Crazy Adventures

Sunday 08.03.2014 , Posted by
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IT director by day, Photographer/Photoshop Wizard Extraordinaire by night, John Wilhelm brings his imagination to life with the help of his 3 adorable daughters. At 5.5 years old, Lou is the big sister to toddler Mia (2.8 years old) and infant Yuna (6 months) and all 3 have been excellent participants in helping their daddy realize his wildest ideas. From a giant octopus attack during a scuba diving adventure in the bathtub to wild crocodiles stealing a camera, these girls have survived it all. Playing different roles, like an ancient spaghetti charmer, auto mechanics pumping up Mom’s belly, and Little Red Riding Hood seems to be a blast for these little ones. [Read more...]

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Fallen Leaves Cut Into Striking Silhouettes

Friday 08.01.2014 , Posted by
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Artist Omid Asadi has been transforming fallen leaves using just a craft knife and a needle – and in the process, giving them a new art filled life. A hole here, a slice there, and fantastic silhouettes appear out of the fragile brown shapes. Asadi has been cutting away at a wide range of subjects – everything from celebrity portraits, to artwork inspired by a friend’s tattoo, and wild animals. In most cases, his works smartly play off the natural shape of the leaf they embellish. [Read more...]

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Infinity Boxes Are Going On Tour and We Need Your Help!

Thursday 07.31.2014 , Posted by
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Earlier this year, we introduced you to one of our favorite installations on Earth, Matt Elson’s incredible infinity boxes, which we first discovered at Burning Man. The socially interactive mirror boxes require 2 participants to activate their magic so they are a great way to turn strangers into friends. Videos can’t do justice for the live experience of an infinity box, but you can get an idea in the link above or the video below. Now Elson and his crew have been invited to take their Infinity Boxes beyond The Playa in Black Rock City, Nevada and other festivals in California so that more people can enjoy them, but he needs your help! [Read more...]

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Lace Up the Place! Street Art and Yarn Bombing by Nespoon

Wednesday 07.30.2014 , Posted by
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With a touch of lace in all her work, Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon has been applying her signature patterns to everything from stenciled street art, to site-specific ceramics and web-like crochet installations (spiders take note). Her work has a friendly and welcoming aesthetic which beatifies and enhances the often decrepit environment they occupy. Working with that in mind, she calls her art “public jewelry.” [Read more...]

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Sprouting Beards: Flora and Fauna as Fanciful Facial Hair

Wednesday 07.30.2014 , Posted by
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Merging the worlds of animal, human and plant life, French illustrators Violaine & Jeremy have created a surprising collection of pen illustrations that highlight facial hair in the most unusual way. Here, a gorilla sprouts a veritable menagerie of flora and fauna in beard-like form. Hidden amongst the foliage are tropical birds, butterflies, and of course, bananas. Without seeing it first, this would seem a bizarre combination – but realized with a skiled hand, their images strike an beautiful, if unexpected, harmony. [Read more...]

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The Closer You Look, The More You See. New Paper-Cut Masterpieces from Bovey Lee

Tuesday 07.29.2014 , Posted by
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It’s hard to believe, but each of these lattice-like pieces is hand-cut from a single sheet of Chinese xuan (rice) paper using an X-acto knife… and no rulers or stencils. They are the work of Pittsburgh-based artist Bovey Lee (we’ve admired her work before) who has been perfecting her precise craft since 2005. Her recent pieces feature dense frameworks of plant life, interspersed with the creations of the human world – a contrast she continues to explore [Read more...]

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Poignant Photos of Twins Over 50

Monday 07.28.2014 , Posted by
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There’s a proverb in China that says the fifties are the years one comes to understand their fate. This proverb inspired Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo to pursue a project he titled “Identical Twins.” It involved photographing pairs of twins as if they are looking at each other and document their differences. The results are poignant and carry a solemnity appropriate of contemplating one’s existence. [Read more...]

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Awesome Album Art Shows An Out of Body Meditation Experience

Sunday 07.27.2014 , Posted by
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Through the practice of meditation, especially in sensory deprivation tanks, people can achieve psychedelic, out of body experiences. Australian artist Lewis Smart depicts this in a unique bird’s eye view of a person meditating. The digital illustration was created as an album cover for the psychedelic downtempo duo Mental Extensions for their album Inner Reality. Smart came up with the idea for the image while doing a visual meditation exercise himself, in which he tried to imagine the entire room at once. The meditating person and the room are based on him self. The other two backgrounds are imaginary. [Read more...]

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