Many people in our modern world feel trapped in the rat race, daily struggling to make ends meet in their constant battle against bills… but for what? For Richard Roberts the answer after he looked around his apartment was simple: he didn’t need all this stuff. His TV and Playstation sat idly while he worked all day as a piano tuner trying to pay off years of remaining school debt. What use was an apartment if he didn’t have the time to enjoy it. Robert’s unusual and minimalist solution: go homeless. [Read more...]
Everyone has seen breakdancers on the streets, but not everyone has seen them like this. While breakdancing is often viewed as a street culture, its roots go much deeper than a group of young people doing acrobatics on the street. Carlo Cruz, while not a dancer himself, became inspired when his cousin made a b-boy documentary and asked him to take some stills. From then on he was hooked and his photography continues to transform the street culture into an art form.
Art isn’t always about being beautiful and pleasing to the eye, often it’s made to stirs your heart, and evoke emotion like this European street art does. Featured here are several haunting images of people, including young children, who appear to be homeless in Paris, Rome, Austria, and London.
Artist Michael Aaron Williams tapes his images to various places around the world where they are sure to be seen, in some instances adding additional props such as 3D rose petals to attract more attention. [Read more...]
I’ve heard some controversial things about people who dress up in animal costumes, and to be honest, they’ve scared me enough that I’ve been tempted to give those characters a little shove. A punch though? That would be too far for me… but clearly not for the people who willingly pummel Punch Me Panda in New York City. [Read more...]