Pinar's Blog – August 2012 Archive (64)

More Amazing Wire Coat Hanger Sculptures by David Mach



We've marveled in awe over Scottish sculptor David Mach's unconventionally structured sculptures composed of magazines, matchsticks,…

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Added by Pinar on August 31, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wonderfully Diverse Humans of New York

New York City is populated with millions of people that each serve as an essential piece of the city's eclectic pie. The Big Apple's offering of unique and diverse individuals is arguably unmatched. We always hear about what a melting pot this immense metropolis is with its endless supply of quirky characters and the ongoing photo series known as Humans of New…

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Added by Pinar on August 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Three-Dimensional Rug Unravels Before Our Very Eyes



Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed is no stranger to fiber arts. Most of his works revolve around the construction and deconstruction of intricately patterned rugs and carpets. This three-dimensional installation straightforwardly titled Thread Installation deals with this similar concept of visualizing the breakdown of a complex design. Using the rectangular body of a typically Middle…

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Added by Pinar on August 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Capturing the Boom of Skateboarding in the 1960s

Photojournalist Bill Eppridge captures skateboarding's humble beginnings in the urban setting of New York City. While the concept of the sport and makeshift models of the skateboard were introduced sometime in the 40s or 50s, it was in the mid-1960s that skateboarding truly flourished and Eppridge was there to catch it in all its glory for a lifestyle spread in…

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Added by Pinar on August 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Illusionary Room Paintings Look Like Cast Shadows



Not everything is always as it seems in this series titled Light Installations. Artist Mary Temple redefines a room without taking up any space. She paints expertly administered silhouettes that give the impression of a shadow being cast from a window. Upon entering one of her painting installations, Temple forces the audience to question the site-specific art and "celebrate…

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Added by Pinar on August 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Dangerous Labor of Sulfur Miners in Indonesia

Kawah Ijen is a volcano rich with sulfur that lies in East Java, Indonesia. Sulfur miners hike up to the summit of the volcano, at 8,660 ft. high, to enter the mine in the crater that is brimming with a deep lake of molten sulfuric acid that is 650 ft. deep. French photographer Olivier Grunewald joined some of these miners on their journey to catch a firsthand glimpse of the laborious work put into harvesting the yellow mineral.

While it may seem wild to think that Grunewald willingly…

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Added by Pinar on August 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Guess the Famous Film by the Outfit



Some hardcore cinephiles can recite entire scenes and identify continuity errors in their favorite films at any given moment, but do you need to be as dedicated and obsessed to recognize classic outfits famously worn by iconic characters? French photographer Candice Milon puts the viewer to the test with eight familiar ensembles, neatly laid out, from cult classic films.

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Added by Pinar on August 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting Lost in a Fictional Nightmare



Iranian photographer Samad Ghorbanzadeh's collection of images depict open, endless landscapes featuring some surreal scenes that are not only filled with mystery and intrigue, but something far more chilling. From his solitary subjects lost in a vast and empty land to the unusual and unsettling misplaced dolls and objects that occupy these environments,…

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Added by Pinar on August 28, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Remarkable Pixelated Portraits Made of Computer Keys



Australian artist Guy Whitby, aka WorkByKnight (WBK), draws inspiration from the global transition into the digital era for his unconventionally pixelated portraits. The artist recreates the image of influential celebrities, musicians, and political figures by atypically assembling varied buttons found on your common keyboard, calculators, type writers, and phones.

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Added by Pinar on August 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Extraordinary Behind the Scenes Look at James Bond Films

Last month, we shared behind the scenes photos of some of Hollywood's most action-packed films, but missing from the bunch is one of the most followed action-spy film franchises of all time: Bond. James Bond. British photographer Greg Williams has had the good fortune of having a…

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Added by Pinar on August 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

A Tribute to the Most Inspirational Man: Neil Armstrong



There are few true pioneers throughout history that have changed the world and inspired so many as the late great astronaut Neil Armstrong. He has had an immense impact on the entire population of the world with his admirable career that urges anyone who dares to dream to find the confidence in making their far-fetched dreams come true. Armstrong, who recently passed at the age of 82, is…

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Added by Pinar on August 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Giant Uranium Ant Reflects Concerns About Nuclear Power

Australia-based artists Ken and Julia Yonetani draw attention to Fukushima's Daiichi nuclear power plant accident from 2011 with their sculptural installation titled What the Birds Knew. The 6-meter long sculpture is actually made of uranium glass beads illuminated by UV lights, giving it that bright neon green glow. The collaborative duo use the radioactive…

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Added by Pinar on August 26, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

A Poetic Fashion Story in Chengdu

Chengdu Summer Breeze is Shanghai-based photographer Mattieu Belin's profoundly evocative editorial shoot for LIFE Magazine. The photo series is "a poetic fashion story in Chengdu, China" that invites the viewer to interpret the mysterious plot. The protagonist and sole model, Liao, is seen wearing elegant and free-flowing clothes provided by Dongliang…

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Added by Pinar on August 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Romantic Couple Has a Traditional Wedding in Every Country They Visit



Some people say that their wedding day is the best day of their lives. There are even reality shows built around the momentous occasion that people often dream of and spend months planning. For British couple Lisa Gant and Alex Pelling, it is a day that they continue to live over and over again. After selling all of their assets, the duo have embarked on a traveling wedding adventure,…

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Added by Pinar on August 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hauntingly Beautiful Skeleton Makeup Girl

Unlike famed model Rick Genest, whose face and body is actually tattooed to look like a skeleton (earning him the title of "Zombie Boy"), model Clémentine Levy's skeletal look is the creative result of expert make up artist…

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Added by Pinar on August 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Awesome Breaking Bad Art Exhibition

Whether you're a pop culture fanatic or a casual TV watcher, you're bound to have heard some buzz about a television drama called Breaking Bad. The AMC program, which is currently running its fifth season, has accumulated quite a following over the years, inspiring its followers to produce some remarkable fan art. We've featured an excellent array of the…

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Added by Pinar on August 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Extraordinary Hyperrealistic Ballpoint Pen Portrait



It may be hard to believe, but this portrait simply referred to as Redhead Girl is not a photograph. Once you come to realize what you're looking at is created by hand, your mind may go straight to being amazed that someone painted such a detailed image, but this is not a painting either. This hyperrealistic portrait is, in fact, an illustration drawn with ordinary Bic ballpoint…

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Added by Pinar on August 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

An Intriguing Glimpse of Classrooms Around the World

Bangladesh, Jessore. Year 10, English

British photographer Julian Germain embarked on a photo series in 2004 that would require quite a bit of traveling and patience. The ongoing series, known as Classroom Portraits, began in North East England where Germain entered local schools and took simple group portraits of students in…

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Added by Pinar on August 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Adorable Dogs Hilariously Enter Walk Of Shame

If you're not up-to-date on the latest internet craze, look no further than Dogshaming. Rather than sharing a series of photos of teens planking (and consequently putting their parents to shame), this Tumblr blog that has been gaining much attention features images of dogs with signs divulging their secret pastimes and misbehaviors. Essentially, their owners are publicly shaming them on…

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Added by Pinar on August 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Top 8 Sites that Showcase the Best Surreal Art



There is arguably no style of art more eclectic, thought-provoking, and inspiring than surrealism. Since its rise, nearly a century ago, the art form that puts peculiarities and uncommon juxtapositions on the forefront has expanded to various forms of art including paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and photography. It has even branched out into the realm of street and pop art,…

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Added by Pinar on August 22, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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