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Voluptuous Death

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art / beauty / women

Surrealist Salvador Dalí and photographer Philippe Halsman created this photograph in 1951. Seven models were used to compose the shape of a skull based on a sketch done by Dalí. A lot of work went into creating this iconic image as these making of photos show. © Philippe Halsman / Magnum Photos Images found on una-lady-italiana     Bewaren

All Creatures Great and Small

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Canadian artist Jennifer Angus creates installations using thousands of often vibrantly colored bugs and insects. For her site-specific works, she arranges them in intricate patterns and kaleidoscopic mandalas on walls. Over the years, she has collected more than 30.000 different insects, mostly from Malaysia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea that she reuses for her different projects. “Part of my work is the rehabilitation of the image of insects — that insects are so vitally important. […]

The Coincidence Project

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British photographer Denis Cherim has a quick eye and good timing. For his series The Coincidence Project he has managed to capture the right moment, from the right angle; his photographs astute observations. Happy accidents, perfectly aligned. All photographs © Denis Cherim / via: thisiscolossal Song for today: Thomas Dybdahl – Waiting For That One Clear Moment

Down at the Sweetheart Rink

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When Bill Yates was given a Kodak Brownie camera at the age of ten, it was the start of a lifetime of pictures. Artist’s Statement: I happened upon an old wooden structure built in the 1930’s in the Six Mile Creek area of rural southern Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL. The sign on the building read “Sweetheart Roller Skating.” The owner was just driving up. “Mind if I shoot some pics?” I asked. “Sure, but if […]

Tiny Paper Flowers

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Sometimes a great idea is inspired by simply seeing things differently. Japanese artist Haruka Misawa looked at the shavings of her sharpened pencil and was reminded of flower petals: “I thought I could reproduce that stunning impression in a more crystallized way using layers of paper, so that a flower blossoms when a pencil-shaped cylindrical scroll of paper is sharpened… These “pencil” shavings are only about 15mm-40mm in diameter, but a close look reveals individual […]