Inspiring Iceland – Landscape Photography by Andy Lee

By on July 2, 2014, in Photography

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Andy Lee is a UK-based photographer who took great pains to have his photos stand out. The sheer number of photographers who visit Iceland for its astounding natural beauty end up taking the similar-looking pictures. Andy stand out from the crowd with his clever use of filters, infrared light, and perfect timing. Aside from being an obsessive photographer, he is also a creative director, a painter, and a manic doodler. He said: “I’ve been taking pictures most of my life, but started it a little more obsessively about ten years ago when I was filming a documentary for a charity in Ethiopia. I had an old Hasselblad film camera with me and between scenes I started to photograph everything around me.  From that moment on I was hooked. The joy I still get from seeing an image projected onto ground glass, or the smell of developer is enough to keep me shooting with a smile on my face.”

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Wacky Murals by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

By on July 1, 2014, in Concept Art

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Mehdi Ghadyanloo is an Iranian street artist who has been coating Iran’s walls with wacky murals designed to make passersby smile. His fun, creative, and overall wacky work pepper the walls of Tehran, Iran’s capital. Mehdi studied in the prestigious Tarbiat Modares University where he undoubtedly honed his artistic skills. When not bringing cheer to the residents of Tehran, he’s busy managing his very own mural painting company called Blue Sky Painters Company.

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Live Sculptures – Bodypainting by Trina Merry

By on June 30, 2014, in Sculpture

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Trina Merry is fine art bodypainter who makes sculpture out of humans, because marble is for pussies apparently. You carve marble, and it stays that way. Naked, painted models tend to sweat, breathe, and scratch an itch. The image above is from her series “Human Motorcycle Project”. According to Terry, “Everyone has seen the pictures of scantily clad women next to motorbikes and cars, and it can look a bit trashy.”. True, that. So she turned the concept of trashy right around by making bikes entirely out of naked athletic models. The effect is surprisingly classy. She said: “My surface is living, breathing human beings making this a highly relevant & immediate medium. I use non-toxic hypoallergenic paint applied with a brush or airbrush. The painting is temporary, like a Tibetan sand painting, beginning to change into another work as soon as I stop painting, changing texture & color.”

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Awesome Anamorphic Art by Tracy Lee Stum

By on June 29, 2014, in Illustrations

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Tracy Lee Stum is one of the most well-known chalk artists out there – and for good reason. She specializes in creating large, interactive chalk drawings with adventurous themes. She has been commissioned by arts organizations, advertising agencies, educational institutes, corporations, and government agencies throughout the Europe, Asia, and North America. She is one of the rare artists whose name appears in the Guinness World Records for the Largest Chalk Painting by an Individual. Tracy specializes in anamorphic projection technique. She basically turns two dimensional chalk drawings into 3D images when viewed from the perfect angle. In case you were wondering, that’s Tracy up there, precariously balanced on a rope, enjoying one of her own works.

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Escape – Graffiti by Daan Botlek

By on June 28, 2014, in Concept Art

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The white, faceless, vaguely human shape that you see trying to jump out of a window is one of the products of artist Daan Botlek’s imagination. While poking around in an abandoned building in Berlin, he dreamed up theidead of white silhouettes escaping from the building. The series is called “Escape from Wuhlheide” – a creatively concept where daring figures are depicted in the act of running away. Scroll down and I guarantee you that by the end of the series,you’ll be cheering for them.

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Meticulous Ink Drawings by Ben Sack

By on June 27, 2014, in Illustrations

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Ben Sacks weapon of mass construction is a black 0.05 Staedtler liner pen. Detailed drawings are nothing new in the art world but imagine making one nearly four meters in circumference! One of his latest work, ‘A Single Note’ took dozens of pens and months to complete. He loves creating highly detailed urban landscapes based heavily on European cities, Gothic structures, and a big dash of science fiction. Of his work, he said: “Life in dreamy antiquity was often a heroic struggle. Though the societies of antiquity were bloody, dirty and corrupt the idea of antiquity has come to represent some resounding ideals in present society; democracy, justice, law and order, balance, symmetry. These ideals are now the foundation stones of our own civilization, a civilization that some distant future will perhaps honor as antiquity.”

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Hotrods – Awesome Automobile Photography by Neil Banich

By on June 26, 2014, in Photography

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Hotrods are souped up and pimped out versions of vintage cars, and photographer Neil Banich just can’t get enough of them. He was given his first camera by his grandfather when he was just seven years old, and he hasn’t stopped clicking ever since. Neil has also dabbled in ink sketches and oil paintings when he was younger. His other passion was cars. He was a grease monkey, a drag racer, and general automobile enthusiast. This series is all about combining his two main interests. He said: “Photography (is) a means to combine my two worlds. A way to create images of hotrods and exotic cars, and display them in a world of fine art. Images that are not just a document of a vehicle, but images that evoke emotion and passion, images that highlight the uniqueness and beauty of our beloved rolling sculptures.”

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Angelina – Provocative Portraits by Hedi Slimane

By on June 25, 2014, in Photography

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Hedi Slimaneis one of the most respected artists in the industry. Before becoming the creative director of Saint Laurent, he was a prolific photographer who had shot the covers of prestigious magazines like Vogue Russia, T, Dazed and Confused, and AnOther. He was also behind the one behind the lens of ad campaigns for Prada, Elle, and of course, Saint Laurent. The series of images below are just some of the portraits of A-list Hollywood celebrity, humanitarian, philanthropist, and super mom Angelina Jolie. More of Hedi’s amazing shots can be found in Elle’s June issue.

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Strange Fiction – Concept Art by Vlad Marica

By on June 24, 2014, in Illustrations

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Vlad Marica is a digital artist and illustrator form Bucharest, Romania. His talent was noticed by none other than Applibot, the company behind the popular social gaming phenomenon Legend of the Cryptids, Chaos Drive, and Legend of Monsters. He is currently working for them as a concept artist, churning out outstanding image after image of unforgettable characters. Vlad’s creations are as meticulously detailed as they are wonderfully rendered.

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Pizza Portraits by Domenico Crolla

By on June 23, 2014, in Design

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Domenico Crolla is the owner of the famous Bella Napoli restaurant that serves one-of-a kind pizza portraits. Food portraits are nothing new, but Domenico’s creations are particularly impressive given the fact that he had only four things to work with, namely dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and his imagination. Some of the celebrities he’s featured include: Barack Obama, Manilyn Monroe, Jay-Z, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many more. His work is not only accurate and recognizable, they’re also perfectly delicious.

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