Here’s an image of Skye that you won’t see everyday, unless you live there and this is what makes it so brilliant, amongst other things. The Old Man of Storr is but a dark pinnacle in the background, the sheep sheltering from the coming weather stealing the show. All credit for this photo goes to Frank Heumann, who has been expressing his love and awe of Skye for over six years photographically. For any of you interested in seeing the Isle of Skye as it is, click on the link provided. For ‘absolutescotland’ and ‘kymali’ this is preparation for the day in the hopefully near future when you go there. Feast your eyes on Frank’s incredible images and then tell me you are not in love with this island.
Photographer Tim Walker shot this awesome portrait entitled ”Rollo Hesketh Harvey & His Bread Aeroplane”, Northumberland, UK, 2009
It’s a real life Doughplane!
If our internet sleuthing hasn’t led us astray, this creature was created in 2006 by a Dutch artist named Adje.
[Image via Geekosystem]
Following up on showings in Seattle and Los Angeles last year, Travis Louie will continue exploring the idea of his Victorian friends and their unusual pets with a solo show in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Secret Pet Society opens on May 2nd at William Baczek Fine Arts and will feature Travis’ distinctive and surreal way of painting his own interpretation of vintage photography. We love his awesome style!
[via Arrested Motion]
Many people go out of their way to avoid using cramped airplane bathrooms, but we just discovered someone who seeks them out for awesomely creative purposes:
To pass the time during long flights, artist Nina Katchadourian goes to the lavatory, adorns herself in tissue paper costume, and creates hilarious self-portrait photos in the style of Flemish Renaissance paintings. She calls the series Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style:
While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland, guessing that there were likely to be long periods of time when no one was using the lavatory on the 14-hour flight. I made several forays to the bathroom from my aisle seat, and by the time we landed I had a large group of new photographs entitled Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style.
[via Laughing Squid]
The cake was made for the opening of Ray Caesar’s recent solo exhibition, A Dangerous Inclination, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles.
My other 2012 calendar - Cirque du Collage!! Frivolous, colorful, and full of folderol!! Here is a preview of 9 of the pics. Click HERE to see the rest, and order! ~Aimee~
Chameleons are awesome creatures and photographer Igor Siwanowicz has a gift for capturing and celebrating their singular awesomeness.
[via Design You Trust]
“CityArts Factory in Orlando, Florida is hosting the It’s Alive Project where 80 artists from around the world have re-imagined “Life Size Boris Karloff Frankenstein Busts.” Proceeds from the sale of the busts go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which finds cures and saves children with pediatric cancer. CityArts Factory will have the busts on display and available for purchase from October 20 through November 15, 2011.”
Check out more awesome Frankenstein busts over at Laughing Squid!
Photography in the Style of Traditional Chinese Painting