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Rock Heaven: What Deceased Rock Legends Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive Today

Wednesday 11.20.2013 , Posted by

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When a person dies young, we always wonder what they could have been, how the world would have been different if they were still alive, and what they would look like if they grew to an old age. Sachs Media attempts to answer these questions for some of the greatest rock musicians of all time. Was it their short lives that made their impact on the world so powerful or could they have done more if they had more time? Partnering with photomanipulation company Phojoe the media company created age progressions to show what rock legends Bob Marley, John Lennon, Dennis Wilson, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot, Keith Moon, Bobby Darin, Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain, and Elvis would look like if they were alive today. Then they asked expert musicologists Dr. Reebee Garofalo and Elijah Wald to give their best insights as to what these stars might have accomplished if given the time. [Read more...]

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Superheroes Drop In to Classic Pieces of Fine Art

Tuesday 11.12.2013 , Posted by

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The Renaissance classics are great, but they lack one thing: superpowers. For their most recent photoshopping contest, Worth1000 invited digital artists to insert superheroes into their favorite works of classic fine art. A baby Spiderman becomes the cherubic star of Caravaggio’s Amor Vincit Omnia. Venus slips into a sexy Wonder Woman costume with thigh highs as angels look on. Jacques-Louis David’s Male Nude known as Hector looks much different with a Captain America uniform on. See some of our favorite superheroes in a much different era. [Read more...]

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Jennifer Greenburg Inserts Herself into Vintage Snapshots

Thursday 11.07.2013 , Posted by

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In her series Revisiting History, artist Jennifer Greenburg is replacing the individuals in vintage negatives she has found with the image of herself.I commandeer source material from someone else’s life thus taking over their memories to call my own,” she says. Her image is so seamlessly integrated with the original photograph that it is often impossible to decipher reality from fiction – which is exactly the point. [Read more...]

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Make Like a Tree and Leaf! The Tree People by Marko Prelic

Thursday 09.19.2013 , Posted by

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I couldn’t help the cheap joke in the title, but these Photoshopped images from serbian photographer Marko Prelic are truly tasteful… if not a bit whimsical too. In each, we see a normal human figure, photographed in black and white, complete with a tree for their head. This unusual vision could have a number of symbolically tree-based meanings. [Read more...]

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Best of Both Worlds: 18 Gorgeous Examples of Half Underwater/ Half Surface Photography

Thursday 09.12.2013 , Posted by

1-Sean Davey

Ever since I was 5 years old, I have wondered what it would be like to be a mermaid- not the mockumentary morbid webbed-hand kind, but a Disney Princess daughter of Triton type like Ariel. The first time I saw it in the theaters, I cried at the end of The Little Mermaid and it gave me a lot of anxiety, fearing that I might grow up and fall in love with a Merman and be forced to choose between moving to the ocean with him- trading in my legs for fins and leaving my family behind on land- or losing my true love. Luckily I never found myself in that situation, but I have residually been obsessed with the ocean and its creatures. What an amazing, magical world, most of which remains as much of a mystery to us as outer space. This collection features works that are amphibious, catching a glimpse of the world underwater and above the surface at the same time. [Read more...]

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Is That a Dinosaur Over That Hill? A Photographer’s Son Stars in Fantastic Adventures

Thursday 08.08.2013 , Posted by

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See over that hill there? If you go far enough, there are Dinosaurs! That seems to be the message behind David Niles’ photo series called Nate’s Adventures. It’s a lot like Calvin and Hobbes photographed with a bellows camera and printed as a daguerreotype… the vintage look imagines a Land of the Lost style world full of UFOs, gigantic vegetables, trips to the moon and, yes, dinosaurs. It’s just the kind of thing to make our imaginations run wild with fantastic dreams we haven’t had since being children. [Read more...]

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Strap on Those Feet and Let’s Go Trekking! Bizarre Photo Manipulations Bend Reality

Thursday 08.01.2013 , Posted by

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Strap on those feet and let’s go trekking! What at first seems impossible, quickly becomes easy in Hugh Kretschmer’s bizarre photo manipulations. Feet grow laces like a pair of hiking boots, as do a pair of fist like boxing gloves; star shaped cookies become throwing stars, deeply embedded in a paper target; and auto mechanics become tools just like everything else hanging from the wall. [Read more...]

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Casablanca the Wedding? Movie Poster Invitations!

Tuesday 07.23.2013 , Posted by

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Alright, humor us and read this in your best movie trailer voice: “This summer, two lovers experience the wedding of their dreams. It’s a love fit for the silver screen, coming soon to a chapel near you.” That’s kind of the gist behind the wedding of Josh Watson and Rachel Van Der Merwe that took place recently… and more importantly the movie style announcements. With the help of Jordan Kapono Nakamura they remixed a few famous movie posters to announce their wedding and reception… creating such perfect likenesses they even fool Google image search! [Read more...]

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Book Covers With One Letter Missing

Monday 07.08.2013 , Posted by

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After a bit of a hiatus, #bookswithalettermissing started trending again on Twitter. Here, book lovers celebrated their favorite literary works by remixing/erasing part of the title and following the hashtags’ self-explanatory instructions: get rid of just one letter. Before long Twitter was awash with ‘new’ books to be enjoyed all ever again: The Da Vinci Cod and Jurassic Ark, were notable examples. [Read more...]

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It Came from Outer Space! Bizarre Photo Manipulations

Tuesday 07.02.2013 , Posted by

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A massive nuclear submarine lurks nearby, floating silently as it stealthily watches the massive oceans below. Wait… did we say below? A talented Russian Photoshop-er going by the name Tebe Interesno (“are you interested?”) has been whipping up some highly interesting photo manipulations, often involving the space programs of the US and former USSR. We see the Space Shuttle riding a broom into orbit (read that how you like), a long necked dinosaur showing up behind an astronaut on the moon (hoaxers rejoice!), and a ghost-like creature giving some much needed water to a dry part of the planet. [Read more...]

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