Kaija Straumanis, a U.S.-based photographer and grad student, has gone viral with a funny and light-hearted set of self-portrait images that capture various random objects as they collide gracefully with her head. Perhaps the best thing about the images is that they’re pulled off so well. Each picture captures the exact moment of impact, and despite her mashed-up face and flailing hair and glasses, her eyes remain impressively focused.
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Commercial photographer Trent Bell has created a series of powerful images that shows us what a group of U.S. Convicts would tell their past selves if they could turn back the hands of time. In the “Reflect” project, each inmate was first asked to pen a letter to their past selves. Bell then took their portraits and had the text of their letters edited into the images, serving as powerful testaments to their regrets, their mistakes, and their new-found wisdom.
Our technologically-obsessed society often finds it hard to grasp the reasons behind asceticism: for what reason should one forsake all of one’s earthly possessions and live excluded from society? This stunning set of portraits by Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L puts us face to face with religious ascetics who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.
What first comes to mind when you see an American flag? Freedom, the Statue of Liberty, or maybe a big juicy burger? This last association has been used by French photographer Jonathan Icher in his “Fat Flag” photo series. With the help of make-up artist Anastasia Parquet, Icher picked five different nationalities and put their iconic foods into his models’ mouths.
Moscow-based photographer and artist Alexander Khokhlov is at it again, creating stunning and unforgettable portraits of models with painted faces. These stunning colored portraits are only the latest in a series of similar works by Khokhlov, who has also created portrait series with powerful black-and-white designs and series parodying the popular Angry Birds game. To create these images, he works with makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan, who painted the models’ faces.
Quebecois photographer Ulric Collette is at it again, creating striking composite photographs comparing the genetic similarities of different members of the same family tree. The latest portrait forms a composite picture of two models very close to Collette – his mother, 61, and his daughter, 12. The photograph reveals an extraordinary similarity between the two women even though they are separated by a generation.
Whether you’re a proud beard owner or just sprouting your first patch of peach fuzz, here‘s something to inspire you towards new heights. These meticulously styled beards and moustaches appeared just 2 weeks ago at the 2013 U.S. National Beard and Moustache Championships on September 7th in New Orleans. There are categories for full beards, partial beards and moustaches, each with their own rules, regulations and sub-categories. These range from Garibaldi and Verdi beards to imperial and Dali moustaches.
French photographer Benoit Courti‘s photography covers a wide spectrum of subjects, but most of his pictures retain a powerful intimacy with their subjects, especially his portraits. He is the consummate fine arts photographer, seeming to be equally comfortable with both black and white and color, but it is probably his black and white work that captures our attention most. It is gritty, dark, intimate and beautiful.