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How to seduce women. Lessons from Beard & Moustache Championships
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Pick-up artists, teachers in the art of seduction and new age "casanovas" of all types met in New Orleans to share in the latest techniques of female seduction. Techniques and methods might differ, but all participants agreed on one thing: facial hair and unique looks are important. Las Vegas based photographer Greg Anderson was on hand to chronicle this famous event... Ok, ok... how we wish that was the case if just for the sake of funnies... (for those of us who doesn't know what "tongue in cheek" is - read below): What's better event for portrait photographer to attend than National Beard and Moustache Championships, full of characters ready to pose, and what's better city to have such a championship than New Orleans. Las Vegas based photographer Greg Anderson took opportunity of both and the result is a stunning collection of portraits as if they stepped from the movie set. Some of them beards might not play well with your current employment (especially if you're working as a [...]
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Same couple – different makeup. “Couples” by Nacho Rojo
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In photo series "Couples" Spanish photographer Nacho Rojo photographed the same couple but in different makeup and clothing. What a difference some eyeshadow and hairspray can make. Photos by: Nacho Rojo [...]
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Imaginary barriers and virtual segregation in Hector Arnau’s “In Boxes”
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Compare our world of today to the one as recent as 20 years ago. Thanks to internet, social media, "artificial" online friends, gratification of instant contact - world "shrunk", brought us closer - virtually. But are we really closer? Barcelona based photographer Hector Arnau in his photo series called "In Boxes", explores theme of human compartmental segregation - often self imposed. "In Boxes" provides not so modest narrative on false virtual lives many of us live. We separate ourselves by artificial ("cardboard") barriers, not allowing, or maybe forgetting of real human contact and not able to show who we truly are inside. Characters in the pictures making an effort to get out of their confined spaces, unable to break imaginary barriers, separations that we've created to protect vulnerable selves. Aren't we similarly trying to escape claustrophobic state of starvation for human contact, and then in futile desperation reach out to online worlds just to be-friend this faceless avat [...]
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Funny absurdities in “Out of Place” montages by Robert Rickhoff
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German photographer Robert Rickhoff manipulates photography to create scenes and places so absurd it's not even f..., no - it is actually very funny. Who wouldn't want to jump on the trampoline on the cliff's edge, or go to the bathroom for "number two" and at the same time enjoy swinging sensation. Great example how "what if" scenarios can ignite our lazy imagination and give us a few laughs at the same time. Photography by Robert Rickhoff [...]
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When animals get along – photography by Thomas Subtil
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Thomas Subtil's Hakuna Matata - photo series named after phrase made famous by "Lion King" which means "No Problem" in Swahili (spoken mostly in Tanzania). Thomas manipulated animal images and placed them in to funny unusual situations. As if animals in every picture telling us - "Life is good - Hakuna Matata"! Photos by: Thomas Subtil [...]
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Lady Gaga tweets artwork for her upcoming single
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Lady Gaga just unveiled artwork for her new single, actually first one from the upcoming album "ARTPOP". Nude Gaga sits in very "techy" chair made from circuit boards. Lady Gaga was absent from music spotlight for a few months and took to the Facebook page and her website to give fans some details about upcoming album. "...the album ARTPOP musically mirrors Gaga's creative process as she passes through the mediums of each artist she collaborates with, scoring a blueprint of her journey." Here is Lady Gaga's tweet   [...]
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What if New York was built in Grand Canyon – photography by Gus Petro
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Swiss photographer Gus Petro in his series "Merge" combines several US places in to one image. What can be more different than serenity of Grand Canyon and buzzing, rushing, happening metropolis of New York. Two wonders of the world, one man made and the other one awe inspiring masterpiece of nature. Did you ever think how New York would look if it was built in Grand Canyon?  Well now you can see it for yourself. Seems "Big Apple" is not so big anymore. Photography by Gus Petro [...]
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Smile, you’re on fire! Dramatic Trash The Dress photo shoot
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Trash The Dress photo shoots, where brides purposely ruin their wedding gowns in the name of art, is a decade-long trend that can involve anything from colorful paint bombs, to buckets of mud and in some case, balls of fire. Now, one woman has filmed her shoot, capturing the 'crazy' moment her pristine white dress is lit on fire before she bolts towards the ocean in a hurried attempt to put the flames out. Natasha Samuel, who married Daniel Yakcobi in May, was standing on a beach in Israel earlier this month when she had a friend douse her wedding gown in flammable liquid, before lighting a match. And it seems that grooms are happy to participate in the trend. 'Brides and grooms want awesome imagery from their wedding, period,' writes the Wedding Journalist Association. 'Couples everywhere are donning their wedding finery and not only descending into caves, but plunging into breakers, walking through abandoned amusement parks, wandering through cornfields, wading into forest str [...]
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