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Lynn Lane Captures Dancing Spirits In Mid Motion In His Haunting Photographs

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Photographer Lynn Lane captures dancing spirits in a series of haunting photographs. These site-specific images were created to evoke the history of the Wynne Home Arts Center, a 19th century mansion located in Huntsville, Texas, 70 miles north of Houston. Wynne is now a performance and gallery space and its history serves as a counterpoint to the contemporary works it exhibits.

Imagining what life must have been like in a small town over 100 years ago, Lane collaborated with dancers in capturing photographs that invoke the memory of the past inhabitants of Wynne House while also utilising the unique characteristics of the house as a backdrop. Stairways and attics provide opportunities for the dancers to tell stories while floating in mid-air.

These photographs, developed specifically for site specific project  were created in collaboration with NobleMotion Dance choreographers Andy and Dionne Noble, lighting designer David J. Deveau, and dancers: Alexis Anderson, Mark Chaves, Jennifer Mabus, Brittany Thetford-Deveau, Tristin Ferguson and Travis Prokop. Lynn and Dionne co-choreographed a dance in response to the work that was performed in the gallery space as well.

Based in Houston, Lane works primarily in the arts shooting performance as well as documentary and fashion work for designers. He is the official photographer of the Houston Grand Opera and has worked with opera companies across the US and dance companies around the globe. His work is regularly featured in magazines and newspapers internationally including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Opera News, Dance Magazine and many more.

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Pierre Botardo’s Found Image

Brooklyn based Pierre Botardo’s collages of possessed ladies, satanic rituals, and naked wolf ladies are right up my alley.

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Beautiful/Decay: Future Perfect Book: 6 Video Preview!

As you may or may not be aware, we recently released our latest book titled Future Perfect into the wild. Today we’re proud to present to you guys the video flip through of book 6. This is especially useful if you’ve yet to order the book, as it allows you to take a glimpse into your near future. And as you can see in the preview above, the Beautiful/Decay book series is 164 pages of rich imagery and ad-free articles. Support your fellow artists and the publication that champions the underdog. Purchase your copy of Beautiful/Decay Book 6 today!


 

 

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Laura Dodsworth Photographs 100 Real Women’s Breasts In “Bare Reality”

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UK photographer Laura Dodsworth took 100 photos of women’s bare breasts for her project Bare Reality. Her goal is to present a non-Photoshopped spectrum of bodies of women aged from 19 to 101. It’s not just about appearances, though. Dodsworth also gathers personal stories about the participants and narratives about the way women feel about their breasts.

“More than simply part of our bodies, breasts represent sexuality, motherhood and femininity. When we talk about breasts we talk about intimate aspects of our lives as women, such as growing up, sexuality, motherhood, breastfeeding, relationships, body image, health, cancer and ageing.”

There has been a lot of attention paid to the portrayal of women’s bodies recently. Natural beauty and non-surgically altered physiques have started to appear more frequently in ad campaigns and fashion magazines. During European summers, it’s more common to see topless women of all sizes and shapes. In the US, the breasts we tend to see outside of our mirrors and homes are youthful or enhanced. It leads to a skewed view of reality; what to expect from one’s own body and what to expect in a partner.

These real women with real bodies are all different. Some are marked by age and time, others by disease. Small, large, upright, and sagging, each portrait has a story, including: “I’m one of the lucky ones,” “Breasts make you feel like a proper woman,” and “My milk went when Hitler marched in.” Dodsworth writes:

“I have always been fascinated by the dichotomy between women’s personal lives and how they are depicted in the media; between how we feel about breasts privately and how they are presented for public consumption. Bare Reality is, for me, the inevitable result of being a woman, a feminist and a photographer.”

 

Dodsworth’s is currently holding a kickstarter campaign to publish a book of this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Noumeda Carbone’s Sculptures Made of Pills

Italian-based artist Noubeda Carbone is known typically for her award-winning illustrations.  Her sculptures, however, are similarly colorful and meticulous.  The Disease Sculptures and Wearable Pills series each include pieces painstakingly crafted from pill capsules.  While her 3D work may exude a technicolor lightheartedness, the medium itself is disquieting.  Particularly in the Wearable Pills series, the modern shift from pharmaceuticals as medical items to vanity products is especially striking.  Carbone may be highlighting the visually pleasant nature of the pills as it’s connected to the dream of personal transformation.

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Roger Deckker

Roger deckkerRoger Deckker is an amazing photographer. From landscape to fashion, his work is so rad! With the majority of his fashion photography in black and white or low color saturation, the emotional strength of the image is on point. His photo editing is very fun and creative, which he uses to depict more of a classic 70s style to his images. Check it out!

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Aaron W Björk’s Hyper-colored illustrations

LA/Tokyo based designer Aaron W Björk’s new web project Bjorky is an experiment in saturated color, bizarre compositions, and beautifully awkward illustrations that go back and forth between abstraction and retro prints from unknown worlds. Can’t get enough of Aaron’s work? Get a copy of B/D Book Exquisite Corpse for more neon coated goodness.

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Video Watch: Niels Shoe Meulman’s Giant Water Calligraphic Graffiti

Watch this video of graffiti/calligraphy artist Niels Shoe Meulman create a giant piece of ephemeral calligraphy with a mop, 5 gallons of water and a rooftop canvas. Full video after the jump!

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