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Scenery of human bodies – Otherscapes by Carl Warner
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Countless poets compared human bodies to landscapes, valleys, hills and rivers. Photographer Carl Warner expressed the same sentiment in what he does the best - creating photo-landscapes that aren't. In series "Otherscapes" he manipulated beautiful body close-ups in to multiple collages to achieve imaginary deserts, hills and boulders - recognizable to be human bodies at the closer look only. More of Carl's work can be found here. Photos by Carl Warner [...]
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Grotesque faces in Wes Naman’s “Rubber Band” series
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We've seen several photo series from photographers using various office supplies (scotch tape, rubber band, paint) or household items (leaf bower, window glass) to distort ones face for that bizarre look we cannot help to click on. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure - the results are always entertaining. Wes Naman (was featured here) previous "Scotch Tape" series created so much buzz that he decided to follow in the same direction by using rubber bands. This time faces were borrowed from local Albuquerque music bands (see play of words "rubber bands" - "music bands"). Musicians wearing their band t-shirts posed for this fun but sometimes painful photoshoot. More of "Rubber Band" photos can be found here. Photography by Wes Naman [...]
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Guns’N’Porcelain – Magnus Gjoen softens the image of destruction
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I love contrasts (hence the reference to the name of legendary Guns'N'Roses). Love, when artist takes extremes of any dimension and collides opposites in most unusual and surprising ways. More surprising - the better... Magnus Gjoen took the objects that we usually associate with destruction and harm, and illustrated them with soft feel good imagery of fine art, porcelain patterns and classic paintings. Suddenly the tools of destruction transformed into harmless, decorative nick'nacks we can find in our grandma's fine china cabinet.  (I can completely imagine some sweet old lady personalizing her AK-47 with flowery decoupage). Destructive get's a friendly facelift. More of Magnus Gjoen work can be found here. Images by Magnus Gjoen [...]
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Clearing “window” of imagination one brush-stroke at the time – Jieun Park
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When looking at  Jieun Park paintings you have a feeling that you separated from most beautiful cityscape by dirty window that artist is cleaning up for you with each brush-stroke. Broad strokes let the beauty of the city emerge, leaving some of it hidden... a little secret that you might have to discover by yourself. More of Jieun Park's work can be found here and on her Facebook page. Paintings by Jieun Park [...]
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Facial graphics in Alexander Khokhlov photos
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Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov in collaboration with makeup artist Valeryia Kutsan created series of portraits called "Weird Beauty".  Deviating from traditional photo-shoot make-up, Valeryia painted model faces in widely recognizable symbols and trademarks. Black and white facial branding creates subconscious yet intimate narrative on the cultural realities that are shaping our everyday lives. Photos by Alexander Khokhlov [...]
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How to know you’re marrying a soulmate – wedding cake test?
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OK, this test is completely unofficial, but has to be accurate nevertheless. If you find that special one who is game for a wedding cake in a form of severed heads (groom and bride heads in this case) - this person is a keeper. Message "Till Death Do Us Part" was loud and clear when wedding cake was brought in depicting decapitated Natalie and David Sideserf heads... so realistic, with postmortem gaze, bloody neck and all. Natalie and David - both movie buffs, decided on cake theme after seeing a horror flick.  Besides it's  "soulmate test" - it is great antidote to cheesy and boring wedding cake designs we've seen ad-nauseam in countless similarly boring weddings.  Cake artist Natalie of Sideserf Cake Studio is no stranger to creating realistic cake artistry. Some of her creations - like Willie Nelson's head cake were going viral on internet already. For more of amazing cake creation visit Sideserf Cake Studio. All images via Sideserf Cake Studio [...]
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Mixing Baroque Elements and Car Art: Beetle Armchair
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The design collaboration between Andrea Colombo (interested in iconic cars) and Linda Assandri (passionate about Swarovski and glam details) led to the development of the Glamour Beetle Armchair. The duo from ZAC Glamour Design launched a unique approach to furniture, combining Baroque elements and Car Art. In the case of the armchair presented in the photos below, the designers used real Volkswagen Beetle MY1968 wings and an upholstered chair with Swarovski crystals and LED lights. The unconventional furniture piece also comes with solid finishes in in silver leaf or gold leaf (available in real gold 24 kt. / or real silver), produced by a highly qualified Italian craftsmen team. With a flashy, easily noticeable look, the Glamour Beetle fits well in a modern bachelor’s crib or a public space with a unique personality. Where would you place it? [...]
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Paintings on computer hardware by Andrea Boriani
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Italian web designer and programmer Andrea Boriani seemingly had some obsolete computer hardware on hand that he reused in to canvas for his paintings. Motherboards, hard drives, floppies become textured medium of sorts for his hand painted portraits. The results are simply beautiful. Judge for yourself. Artwork by Andrea Boriani [...]
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