Once Emily Pullen, a worker of Skylight Books in Los Angeles, was having fun while taking pictures with books matching to her and her co-workers bodies around the store. Later on she realized that this creative time-wasting has endless possibilities which other people could enjoy too. That’s how her blog was created. Pullen not only posts herself holding books but invites anyone around the world to contribute to her collection.
Ukraine has been going through many tremendous events the last few months. Peaceful protests escalated to bloody clashes between protesters and police forces resulting into around 100 people dead and many more injured. As the destiny of the situation is still unclear people of Ukraine will not let go of their righteous will. Freedom shall ultimately prevail. Here we picked some chronological pictures of the events from Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) and surrounding streets in Kyiv, Ukraine. Pianist, December 7th, 2013. Photo by Oleg Matseh “March of Millions”, December 8th 2013. Photo by airpano.com Special forces on the streets…
Vanessa Dualib is a photographer from São Paulo, Brazil. Her love to food, fun and photography produced a great combination of humorous images.Vanessa calls herself “deeply dedicated to FUNtography”. Can not disagree, her characters will easily leave a smile on your face. “The projects “Eggventures of Eggbert” and “Playing with Food” started in 2009 inside Flickr. It all started as another personal project to put together 3 things I like: photography, humor and food. Eventually I noticed that I was not the only one that liked those 3 things and people all over the world started to enjoy my project.” – explains the…
Birds photography is not as easy as it may seem. The object moves rapidly and spontaneously, extra noise can easily scare away. Though successful attrmpts result into mesmerizing images. Here we would like to share some of the most stunning photographs from birds life. Enjoy!
Ileana Hunter is a graphite artist living in Norwich, UK. Her work captivates by false simplicity of execution and plain tones of black and white. All pieces are extremely alive and realistic, fast glimpse will definitely make you think they are photographs, yet they were done only with a pencil. Hunter’s drawings are available for sale in her shop on Etsy.
Source: Emily McDowell During the Valentine’s Day social networks feeds were full of hearts, flowers, balloons, gifts, photos from cafes, restaurants and other romantic locations. Society and media push most of us to go crazy around the day of love. What about people who don’t care much about this day but would like to share the moment of card giving? Here some fast ideas on celebrating this occasion the other way.
Heng Swee Lim from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia draws humorous doodles pairing ordinary objects with funny phrases. Lim’s art is full of jokes and optimism. Scroll through some of them, good mood and few laughs are guaranteed! “I would describe my work as simple and fun, but with a strong idea or message behind it. Life should be fun and humorous when possible and I hope that my illustrations generate a sense of joy and happiness.” – Lim says.
Nomad Patterns is a series of sculptures by London-based artist from Chile Livia Marin. Her outstanding work discovers other quality of porcelain nature. Marin melts different kitchen ware – kettles, cups, plates, so on – and keeps the traditional Chinese paintings of pagodas, willows and birds perfectly floating in the porcelain puddles. “By appropriating mass-market objects I seek to offer through the work a reflection on how we particularize our relation to them. I reflect on how, in a secular and materialist society, identities are increasingly designated through the material tokens derived from consumerism. Central to the intervention deployed in my work is…
Lila Jang is a young sculptor, originally from Seoul, South Korea, now living in Paris, France. Inspired by the small size of her apartment, she creates 18th century furniture with some playful adjustments. Jang’s tables, chairs and desks look fun and alive. Even though their functional side is weak, furniture look like it came out of a whimsical fantasy. “My work represents who and where we are as human beings: in the midpoint of that constant struggle between reality and the ideal.” – says Jang.
Learning a new language can be hard. What if the new language is Chinese? Already sounds impossible. Not any more! Chinese-language teacher Shao Lan from London, England developed Chineasy – a method of modifying each Chinese character or phrase into visual illustrations. The graphical images are fun and easy to remember. Having fun while learning will definitely result into stronger knowledge.
Surreal photo manipulations by Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak are dreamy and odd. Monochrome style picked by artist enhances the power of the composite images. They feel like illustrations to a fantasy story or shots from a mysterious movie. “I prefer square frames and black and white pictures but I don’t shun colors. In my photo-manipulative works I seek mood, joke, and universal symbols which can make the viewer contemplate or laugh.” – says Klimczak.
Mark Evans has an amazing talent in “micro-sculpting” leather. Growing up on a farm in Welsh mountains he was given his first carving knife at the age of seven. Later on after graduating from fine arts in London, Mark was exploring different styles and one time a chance helped him to decide. Cleaning a blood stain from his new leather jacket and getting it scratched instead made Evans notice the beauty of his mistake and an open space for creativity as well. “It’s micro sculpture within a tenth of a millimeter, and I’m an obsessive perfectionist about it. Full blown OCD….