Emotive Portraits

Emotive Portraits by Oleg Oprisco:

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Really creative pieces, and I especially like the ones with the matches and the paintbrush!

Which one’s your favourite?

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Wearable Foods Series

Wearable Foods Series by Yeonju Sung:

Beautiful and edible pieces from the artist!  I love this series so much and had to share this =)

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The artist’s website stated this about the series:

“Wearable Foods series, Constructed art forms made with food.

As a fine artist, [Yeonju Sung] fell in love with photography as a main tool and a medium to create her visions.

“Wearable Foods” series is the first long term project she started two years ago and it still continues to this day.

This series deals with the concept of creating images that interchange the actual reality and the made-up reality on many levels. This body of work is her version of the made-up reality, which destroys the core meaning of clothing, which is the ability to be worn.

This series of her work forces viewers to defy the actual meaning, the functionalities, and the aspects of what clothing signifies in our lives. The essence of clothing and food has been reinterpreted. Each element does not fulfill its own role and yet, each suggests an unconventional and even contradicting role – un-wearable clothing that is made out of the materials that do not last.

These images trigger some of our fundamental senses: Desire to wear clothes; desire to eat. But her images don’t fulfill the senses either and they are interchangeable stories between the actual and the made-up reality.

Yeonju’s spectacular images make you believe and desire her made-up reality.”

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Art Merge Lab from LA, which exhibited the series, stated this about the series in 2012:

“In her photographs of clothing constructed from materials that could never realistically be worn, Yeonju Sung captures what she describes as a series of phantoms—temporal checkpoints depicting objects destined to decay, objects that fail in function what they seem to fulfill in appearance. Sung begins by constructing a garment form out of foodstuffs such as eggplant, lotus root, tomato, and banana. She then photographs these articles of culinary couture, effectively removing context from purpose and concealing the degradation effects of time. Sung recognizes the inability of her organic pieces to carry out the function which they signify—and she likewise exposes the limits of the photographic image as it conveys a fleeting reality, a moment of meaning that will never exist beyond the printed page.”

Snowflakes by Alexey Kljatov

Snowflakes by Alexey Kljatov:

Amazing shots by the artist, more photos can be found at his site by clicking on his name above.

Never knew they also came in a column/tube- like shape!

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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. – Psalms 19:1

Paramount – Oakland by franck bohbot

Paramount – Oakland by franck bohbot:

I picked my favourite photographs from the artist in his series, Paramount – Oakland, which I’d like to share with you guys.

There’s something really captivating about these pictures by the artist; and it really reminds me of the hotel scenes in the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which came out recently.  Honestly, the scenes of the hotel from the film was the main reason that attracted me in watching the film.

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I especially appreciate the photos with the room with the mirrors, the cinema, and the theater.

Really brings one back to that era; seems like so many stories and secrets are unlocked in these hotels.

Weird Space by Alexander Semenov

Weird Space by Alexander Semenov:

These are absolutely beautiful shots of jellyfish captured by this photographer!

Moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita:

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Colony of salps Pegea confederata:

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Comb jelly Leucothea sp.:

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What I love about which the photographer wrote is “They are Spaceships of the Imagination. But real.”
What amazing beings!

For more of his lovely pictures, click his name in the beginning of this post!