Fascinated with the idea that two totally unrelated people can look like twins, photographer Francois Brunelle set out to take portraits of 200 doppelgangers. This beautiful black and white series began when he photographed a pair of friends who looked as though they were identical twins that had been separated at birth. Although most of his photos so far have been taken in North America, Brunelle is now taking his I’m Not a Look-Alike! project around the globe to create a book and international exhibit. He has already been looking for look-alikes in Australia! [Read more...]
It was love at first sight when photographer Angelo Merendino met Jennifer, who grew to love him as he grew the courage to tell her how he felt. Five months after their wedding, their world was shaken when Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer. Soon after their one year anniversary, after a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and constructive surgery, the doctors declared Jen “cancer-free” and they began to put their lives back together. A few months later, they found out that the cancer had metastatised through her liver and bones. They realized that as much as their family and friends were concerned and wanted to help, they had no idea what the couple was going through, so they decided to document Jen’s battle with cancer through intimate photos. Merendino shows how true it is that a picture is worth a thousand words in this emotionally charged, powerful series. [Read more...]
Sometimes learning the back story of a piece of art can be disappointing to the viewer, but Leanne Shapton’s explanation behind her new book “Sunday Night Movies” is completely satisfying.
“Sunday Night Movies” is a compilation of watercolor paintings Shapton created as part of a larger series “A Month of…” back in 2011. In a piece for the New Yorker, Shapton explained how the series only made sense to her really after she stepped back and viewed it after. [Read more...]
As art lovers, naturally we love covering one of the most amazing visual experiences in the world: Burning Man. It’s an experience like no other and although it photographs well, capturing its true essence behind the lens is an amazing feat. Two of our favorite photographer we have loved covering are Eric Schwabel and Scott London. The project presented here is even more of a challenge than protecting your equipment from the playa dust with a digital camera, these captivating images were all captured with a lens-free pinhole camera! [Read more...]
We all have a special “mirror face”- the way we look at ourselves when we’re staring back at our reflection. For some it’s a critical eye scanning for every flaw, for others it’s a satisified “looking good!” but while we’re doing something in the mirror, it seems many of us make the same faces. Estonian artist Heikki Leis has captured these mirror moments perfectly with his pencil drawings called Everyday Reflections. He includes the relaxed, pouty ‘putting on make-up face,’ the squinched ‘popping a chin pimple face,’ the brace for pain ‘plucking eyebrows face,’ and of course the side-smooched, ‘tighten the cheek for shaving face.’ The graphite drawings feature everyday Estonians, but the faces for each mirror activity are universally human. [Read more...]
As we become more reliant on technology, it’s hard to imagine our worlds without it. If we were asked to describe a typical kitchen, most of us would include the appliances like a microwave and refrigerator in our descriptions; for a living room, there would likely be a television, etc. While theoretically technology should make our lives easier and free up more time for us to do what we enjoy, many of us are spending that time glued to screens- whether it be the television, computer, or our trusty smart phones. Illustrator Kevin LCK invites people to think about their relationships with technology in this clever black and white illustration/sculpture series called Ordinary Behavior. Using cardboard and a black sharpie, he illustrates and sculpts electronics, like a camera, television, iPhone, microwave, and computer and then places miniature illustrations of typical household furniture inside to create dollhouse-like rooms. [Read more...]
All of these images involve objects from everyday life – the things we are intimately familiar with – and yet they break from familiarity to surprise us with original new interpretations. They are the works of Madrid based artist Chema Madoz, a man with a keen eye for breaking down the form and intrinsic meaning of what seems common – dishes, matches, books – and creating new angles from which to view them (sometimes quite literally). [Read more...]
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