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Photo Series Featuring the World’s Hardest Working Dogs

March 6, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Photography

The working dogs of the world tend not to get as much time in the spotlight as their house-pet brothers and sisters. Photographer Andrew Fladeboe, however, is working to remedy this injustice by treating these dogs with the respect and artistry they deserve. Though his photo series is called “The Shepherd’s Realm,” the dogs aren’t […]

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3D-Printed Living Food That Grows before You Eat It

March 5, 2015 in Art, artist, Food Art

Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept involves a specially printed outer casing made from dough that contains “edible soil” and various seeds. Once printed, it takes a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate after which they start to poke out […]

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Portraits of Soldiers Before, During and After Going to War

March 2, 2015 in Art, artist, People, Photography

Photographer, journalist and filmmaker Lalage Snow shot this series of portraits of British soldiers over a period of seven months, before, during and after their operational deployment to Afghanistan on Op Herrick 12. They speak of fear, being injured, losing a brother soldier, missing home, excitement, coming home, and what life is like on the frontline. Snow, […]

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The Science of Why This Dress is Different Colors to Different People

February 28, 2015 in Art, Design

The Internet is going crazy debating the colors of this dress, with #thedress, #whiteandgold, #blueandblack, #dressgate and other hashtags trending on twitter world-wide. According to three quarters of the people in one poll (including the author), it is gold and white. On the other hand, a solid minority see it as black and blue. . People have […]

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Parents Tattoo Their Legs to Match Their Daughter’s Birthmarks So She Doesn’t Feel Different

February 27, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, People, tattoos

Most parents will do absolutely anything for their children, but a couple of caring parents in the UK have taken it one step further by getting huge red tattoos on their right legs to match the birthmark that their 18-month-old daughter Honey-Rae has on her leg. There has been a lot of controversy about parents Tanya and […]

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Banksy is Back and in Gaza, Releases Mini-Documentary

February 26, 2015 in Art, artist, Graffiti, Street art

“A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.” This is how Banksy’s latest work is presented on his website. The unidentified street artist has […]

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Beautiful Hand-painted Ceramic Plate Installations by Molly Hatch

February 25, 2015 in Art, artist, Ceramics

Massachusetts-based artist Molly Hatch creates immense installations of hand-built ceramic plates painted with a variety of patterns and scenes. Hatch frequently re-contextualizes historic images used centuries ago by old porcelain manufactures as well as paintings and textiles. Her largest artwork to date, Physic Garden, was installed last year at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, a monumental installation of […]

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French Street Artist Injects Humor into the Streets of Paris

February 24, 2015 in Art, artist, Graffiti, Street art

A bronze bull head fountain is suddenly transformed into a minotaur. A decrepit corner of an alley becomes a holding pen for ostriches. If any of these odd happenings sound familiar to you, you’re probably living in Paris and have just witnessed the work of French artist Charles Leval. Going by the name Levalet, the artist […]

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CT Scans Show 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Hidden Inside Statue

February 24, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, Carving

A CT scan has recently revealed that a Buddha statue is actually a tomb, containing the mummified remains of what scholars believe is the body of Buddhist master Liuquan, a monk who lived in the 1100’s. The statue is currently on display at Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands (exhibit info here). The exhibit marks the first time the ‘Buddha […]

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Famous Photographers Pose Behind Their Iconic Images

February 20, 2015 in Art, artist, People, Photography

They’re the world’s most iconic images. But unless you’re a photography buff, you probably have no idea who the people behind the lens of these photographs actually are. US photographer Tim Mantoani, however, aims to fix all that with his epic “Behind Photographs” series. Tim started this series in 2006, when he rented a 20×24 Polaroid camera (itself an […]

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