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Japanese Photographer FukeTransforms His Town Into a colorful wonderland by just using his camera..

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Japanese photographer  transforms the world into a colorful wonderland by just using his camera.. He starts by capturing images of ordinary places around his home in Sanuki and then, as he writes on his website, he “makes his own colors with his feelings and his emotions.”

In an interview with Life Treasure Collector earlier this year, FUKE elaborates that he was inspired to take up photography in 2003 when friends would visit him and comment on the beauty of his town. It’s the kind of natural beauty that usually goes overlooked by those who see it every day

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Ralph Ziman: Ghosts :: Photos of AK-47s That Will Haunt You.

Although Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the most widely used assault rifle in the world, passed away just before Christmas, his legacy lives on, and will most likely not end anytime soon. Enter Ralph Ziman, a guy more likely known as a South African filmmaker who brought us movies like Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema. He’s also an artist with a new photography exhibition called Ghosts, which points a powerful spotlight on the billion dollar arms trade, and the destructive consequences on African nations. Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors adorned with replica AK-47s featuring traditional Shona beadwork. The results are remarkable. You couldn’t think of a better title for this project. “Ghosts” will appear at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles from February 8 ­until March 2, 2014.

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Christine Anderson: Fenced Dragon Lost and Found

"Fenced Dragon Lost and Found" about death, grief. All materials used in the images come from a place where I found the carcasses of deer. The house and property seized deteriorated much faster than the deer was dead. I wanted to give the deer a bit of my creativity. So maybe we could all be heard two.

"I am not afraid of death, but the process of dying itself.

My brother had asked me if I wanted to go see foreclosed property where two deer died in an attempt to jump a fence.  I was interested in how the deer that could easily jump a six-foot fence could get impaled on a five-foot fence, so I asked my brother to drive me to the site.

I found that the carcasses of the deer were rotting on the fence like my brother had told me.  The two deer were in various states of decay on different parts of the property.  It was the first week of spring after a brutally cold and snowy winter. When the earth was buried in snow the deer tried to jump the fence and sank into the snow as they made their leap.  They had no hard ground to make the jump off of and ended up getting caught on the fence that was spiked at the top.  They died a slow painful death.

No one heard their cries; no one saw their struggle as they died. Predators had left their marks, including me. Am I a predator taking pictures making my marks or am I telling their story? I did not hear their cries or see their struggle.  I only saw the evidence of their slow struggle to die. And now I will also observe their decay.

I can tell their story, but will someone hear or see me?

Am I the deer? Taking my pictures that may or may not be seen.  Like the deer no one sees my struggles.  Or am I a predator taking the last thing the deer have left to give – their story.”

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History skeleton line-up.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History skeleton line-up.

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Arabian Red Fox | animal blog

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Arabian Red Fox | animal blog

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Pets and Tumblr photoset

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Sabine Pigalle: Timequakes, a Reinterpretation of Ancient Paintings

The Timequakes series expresses the chaos witnessed by the artist during the Japanese earthquake of March 2011. Transposing material destruction into a temporal pileup, Sabine Pigalle mingles painted court portraits from the late 15th, 16th and early 17th century with contemporary photographic portraits.
Brought into collision by the lights of the modern city, they expose the layering of different eras, like a collage.
The artist recycles and mixes her own photographs, originally shot and compiled as a source of future works, (paintings, portraits, and Tokyo lights). These hybrid portraits create a bridge between painting and photography, figuration and abstraction, past and modern art.

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octibbles:

"What’s your favorite color?"
"Radical Carrot."

kikofficial:

octibbles:

"What’s your favorite color?"

"Radical Carrot."

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