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Have you ever wondered what parent you look more like? Whose eyes do you have, what about your nose, or your chin? Maybe you think you and your siblings look nothing alike. What better way to see your comparisons than a spliced photo of the two of you. Someone in your distant family that you’ve never met could share your same features. You and a friend or a neighbor can appear to look so similar that some say, “you must’ve been separated at birth” after viewing a spliced photograph. [Read more...]
Imagine for a moment that you have been alive for 100 years. In your lifetime would have been two World Wars, the sinking of the Titanic, the end of horses on city streets, the invention of the computer and the first man to walk on the moon. It’s a fantastically long time to experience and photographer Karsten Thormaehlen is getting well aquatinted with those who know, taking portraits of centenarians. Her beautiful images capture both the far reaching wisdom of years and joy these elders of our world possess. [Read more...]
High school yearbook photos are often something people look back on and say, “really, we thought that was cool?” I mean, what about those laser backgrounds from the early 90′s? HOT.
Not looking to recreate the past, these clever Russian high school students created their own backdrops on a chalkboard with simple instructions – express yourself. What resulted was something highly more unique and insightful than the average portrait, giving us a window into the kids hopes, dreams and passions. The clever interaction of the students with their drawings has a Ben Heine sort of feel to it, while the punchy colors and wide angle perspective add a further element connecting them with their imagination. Will these students look back from 20 years with pride at their photos? I think so. [Read more...]
The Digital Paintings of Charlie Terrell really stand out from the crowd. Overlaying strongly patterned linear elements and painterly effects on his subjects, each seems to mix elements of classic Mexican art with a touch of Voodoo, all blended together with a dash of Burning Man. See more of his exquisite portraits at daddyvan.prosite.com, check out his tumblr or his DeviantArt page. [Read more...]
These minimalist portraits by artist Girel Oleg eliminate all but a few colors to tell their story. Each image (originally a photograph) was digitally remixed, removing layer upon layer of detail to leave just contour lines and patches of richly textured color. It’s a simple, yet effective effect. [Read more...]
Randy Atwood makes picture perfect drawings of his favorite celebrities with detail that could jump off the page. Working most frequently with graphite pencil, this 21 year old is offering a great low price for commissioned works on 11 by 14 paper. Is it time for your own celebrity treatment?
French illustrator Ëlodie specializes in fashion illustration and portraiture. These softly colored works are quickly setting themselves apart with their tasteful young exuberance and fine balance of detail to carefully chosen space, . Each piece is hand drawn by the Paris based artist, and afterward as she puts it, “digitally enriched.” She has worked for La Marelle, Cosmopolitan France, So’Chic magazine and Paulette magazine as well as producing her own line of stationary based on her illustrations. Find all her work at: elodie-illustrations.net
- A cool new mural in Brooklyn supporting Japan [photographs]
- A large collection of hi-res textures for commercial and personal use [awesome website]
- A Brief History of Title Design [great video]
- Portrait engravings by Steven Nobel [artist portfolio]
- This motion reel will get you jumpin’ [cool video]
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and not quite recognized the face looking back, Alex Kisilevich’s meloncolic series “On the Surface” will really strike a chord. Each portrait features a main character seeming to contemplate some deeper meaning of existence, while reflected in the photograph we find their double has transformed into a different, yet surprisingly familiar person. Based in Toronto, Canada, you can find more of Kisilevich’s work at alexkisilevich.com.