The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid
Last week in Egypt, a group of Russian photographers apparently climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza—hiding from guards for four hours after closing time before beginning the ascent. Climbing the pyramid, one of the photographers claims, carries a punishment of one to three years. But it was worth it. “I was speechless,” one wrote. “I felt a chilling delight, absolute happiness.”
Conceptual artist Rune Guneriussen has just updated his website, adding 20 new magical-looking photos of works he’s creating on location all over Norway. In his usual style, the installation artist and photographer makes ordinary objects come alive - assembling everything from lamps, chairs, desks and books into such a way that they seem to be telling us enchanting stories.
He is opening a solo exhibition in Bonn, Germany today at Rheingalerie Bonn gallery which will run until November 10. He’ll also be showing three works as part of a group exhibition at Bugno Art Gallery, in Venice at the end of October.
Via My Modern Met.
one of the latest twitter trends coming out of Japan is for young school girls to take photos with their friends doing poses and power moves from anime series like Dragon Ball Z.
Here’s hoping this is the next trend in North America.
ashkan honarvar created the series ‘faces’ to explore the disturbing vision of fatal facial injuries by moulding and altering his models’ ‘wounds’
from brightly colored sweets such as candy and ice cream. each of the disfigured men have been decorated by the netherlands-based artist
with edible coloring, transforming a gruesome war disfiguration portrait into something of an unreal candyland or willy wonka-like nightmare.
beyond the unnerving use of cake frosting and sprinkles with vine candy to signify wounds inflicted upon the model’s face, throughout the surreal
photographic series honarvar has also manipulated portions of the sitters’ head in post production. in this way, the men’s unfeasibly mutilated faces
speak to the horrors of war and the modern human’s unfortunate familiarity with the jarring sight of those who have been caught up in violence.
instead, honarvar questions the issue of this imagery as common in society by developing a lightened or more digestible visualization through
his use of candy-formed gore.
I know a couple of you will appreciate this.
Once upon a time, there were three siblings.
The eldest, a son, was a saint. The holy fire lit him from within, burned him to an ashen shell. He wandered across ice, through water, his twisted and scorched feet barely touching the ground, trailing steam. Where he walked, the world emptied of color, and his grey-eyed followers went on behind him.
The second child, a daughter, was a martyr. For God, she wound her legs with barbed wire and walked the earth, filled and vacated by the wind, eyes burned unseeing blue. Where she bled, the ground grew green and fertile. Her bones were picked apart by birds, and a cathedral built over them.
The youngest child was a writer. She wore Doc Martins and wandered around in an omnipresent haze of cigarette smoke. She liked vodka, words like quaintrelle and metanoia, Russian novels. At night, she stood on her balcony and screamed obscenities to a God she did not believe in.
(God came to her in the grey dawnlight, whispered, we do not buy our own innocence. She did not remember it, upon waking.)
Extraordinary photos of young hitchhikers and freight train hoppers by Mike Brodie
Mike Brodie (tumblr | facebook) first began photographing in 2004 when he was given a Polaroid camera. Working under the moniker, The Polaroid Kidd, Brodie spent the next four years circumambulating the U.S. amassing an archive of photographs that would go on to make up one of the few, true collections of American travel photography. Having never undergone any formal training, he chose to remained untethered to the pressures and expectations of the art market.
mike brodie has been my hero for a long time now. <3
Miss that shit.
”A sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, “jumps” into place. What I love most about her shots is that they don’t feel forced. Natsumi has a way of making us feel as though she naturally levitates throughout life. When I asked her how others react to her jumping around Tokyo, here is a funny story that she shared. “One day, when I was jumping at a famous sightseeing spot in western Tokyo, workers at a souvenir shop were frightened by how I was jumping. They were whispering things like ‘Is the girl mentally ill’ and ‘Do we need to call the police?’ “So I stopped jumping and apologized to them by saying, ‘I am taking jumping photos for my wedding party’s slide show.’ Their faces turned bright red, and they said things like ‘Oh dear!’ and ‘Congratulations!’ and even ‘Keep jumping!’