Oct
24

Signs around the world

posted on October 24th 2014 in Documentary & Photography & Travel with 0 Comments

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Signs are one of the most important symbols of traveling. If you understand the language they are written on they are useful. If not, some of them might be seen as art. Here is a little collection of some I´ve found during my trips.

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Sep
02

My beloved lemurs

posted on September 2nd 2014 in Illustration with 0 Comments

Illustrations of some of the species of my favourite animal: the lemur.

The word “lemur” derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology and was first used to describe a slender loris due to its nocturnal habits and slow pace, but was later applied to the primates on Madagascar.

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Jun
20

Everyday Objects Transformed into Playful Characters

posted on June 20th 2014 in Arts & Drawing & Inspiration & Sculpture with 0 Comments

If everywhere you look there are faces staring back, you’re not alone. For the past 10 years French artist Gilbert Legrand has been finding the hidden characters in everyday objects and revealing them with paint. His whimsical vision sees all sorts of household objects become things they were not: a coat hanger becomes a mouse sporting shoes; a paintbrush transforms into a teen with an attitude (and a wicked hairdo); and the blades of some scissors get amorous.

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Jun
11

‘What I Be’ Project Reveals People’s Darkest Insecurities In Stunning Photos

posted on June 11th 2014 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Photographer Steve Rosenfield recently asked subjects far and wide to complete the following statement: “I am not my ___ “ He prompted individuals to fill in the blank with their deepest and darkest insecurities, moving people to bring issues regarding body image, substance abuse, mental illness, race and sexuality to the forefront.

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May
12

Creative ‘Selfies from Nature’ Ads Feature Animals Snapping Mirror Selfies

posted on May 12th 2014 in Arts & Inspiration & Photography with 0 Comments

Brazilian stock photo agency Diomedia recently found themselves in need of a creative advertising campaign. They were debuting a National Geographic Collection, and they needed to share this news in a way that would resonate with today’s culture.

What they came up with is a creative and fun campaign featuring (what else?) the almighty selfie.

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Apr
15

Photography as social speaker in Romania

posted on April 15th 2014 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Mugur Varzariu, Romanian 44, was not able to handle a camera until four years ago. Before that he was a marketing strategist in large companies and the truth is he doesn’t lose the opportunity to ‘sell’ his work. Images are for him a way to denounce the social problems. And he does not rule out using other, like politics. In his early works he traveled the world in search of conflicts such as Syria, but soon he realised he didn’t need to leave the borders of his country to find injustice. The measures that the French President at that time, Nicolas Sarkozy, took to deport Romanian Gypsies, made him see a conflict that, according to him, nobody was caring about. Now he devotes most of his time to them, to report the abuses they suffer and to do to activism to avoid them. Varzariu reviews here some of the most significant snapshots of his still short career as a reporter.

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