Just remember this Halloween: with the right makeup skills, you can be ANYONE. Seriously. Just check out the skills of makeup artist and TV host Paolo Ballesteros from the Philippines. With his makeup kit, some wigs and fake eyelashes he’s managed to transform himself into all sorts of female celebs – from Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian, to Julia Roberts and Megan Fox (above). Even on his attempts that aren’t spot-on, it’s still impressive how quickly we can recognize the famous face. [Read more…]
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.” [Read more…]
Although perceptions are changing, there are still many people who respond to your ache for a tattoo with “You’ll never get a job” or “no one will ever take you seriously!”
Just tell that to the beautiful, powerful people in tattoo artist Cheynne Randall’s series Shopped Tattoos, like a royally purple-haired Kate Middleton.
As the stars hit the red carpet for the 2014 Oscars, it’s time to reflect on where they’ve been before… right there on the red carpet. There are a surprising number of nominees this year who have already walked the carpet, and a number who have won before too. This collection of doctored photographs plays on that theme, putting famous stars right next to their younger, but already famous, selves. [Read more…]
Previously featured for her elegant Bond Girl series, Love and Let Die, we are pleased to share another fabulous project by the talented Russian visual artist Arina Orlova. This time she shows off her illustration skills and love of film with an A-Z portrait book of famous film directors. [Read more…]
Do you find yourself constantly on the road with a cool $3 million to spare? Well, Anderson Mobile Estates might have the solution for you. Welcome to Lifestyles of the Rich, Mobile and Famous. Using expanding walls and a retractable second floor, this design called The Heat transforms from a conventionally sized 53’ semi trailer into an expansive, two-story living space of 1,100 square feet. [Read more…]
We only find out about famous people when they get, well, famous… so it’s often surprising to see who they were before the spotlight hit. Here we bring you a collection of youthful photographs, capturing some of the most influential figures of the past century. There are revered leaders, infamous dictators, talented musicians and more – all before their unique abilities and upbringing made an impact on the world. [Read more…]
We’ve seen some pretty impressive examples of classic pointillism, with Miguel Endara using 3.2 million dots for one portrait. Federico Pietrella amazed us again using date stamps in a pointillist fashion to re-create photographs. And now we are pleased to bring you these hammer & nail stippling works by David Foster. Using thousands of nails hammered to a canvas, he varies the solidity and shading to create stunning portraits of celebrities, animals, and of course, a hammer and nail! [Read more…]
If you’ve ever thought that it’s too late to do something you’ve always wanted to- let this story be an inspiration to change your mind. With no formal art training, Vivi Mac is now a freelance artist. She has used blogs and Facebook to teach herself how to create portraits on paper and has now translated her knowledge to unique mediums of painting. Using a straw and liquids like milk, caramel sauce, and rum she has cleverly created celebrity portraits speed paintings. Appropriately titled Art Ephemere for their brief, transitory nature (since most are food items), her paintings are shockingly easy to recognize. [Read more…]