I thought this image was brilliant until I read the title and description… then I knew for sure.
Title: “You Embarrassed Me at My Sisters Wedding!!”
Description: “Relationship dealbreaker in progress.”
Right now JR is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the context of favelas has encouraged him to meet women for whom crime, violent loss of loves ones and arbitrary repression are part of everyday life. Favela da Providencia was chosen to host the project for it’s strong historical relevance – it was the first favela of Rio de janeiro and carried the title of the most dangerous of all.
Through the portraits of the women, coming from different origins and generations, you reach their stories and understand their vision of life in the contezt of conflict. In each photo you can face a different part of the woman’s expression of life. This perspective unites hill and asphalt to give a face to the favela.
The art project is completely independent and not sponsored by any institution or brand. The technique used is simple – the portraits become oversized prints which are pasted on the architecture with the help of the community.
Korean artist, Yeondoo Jung decided to bring children’s drawings to life in a series of photographs called Wonderland. After collecting more than 1,000 drawings from children ages 5-7 in South Korea, he narrowed the drawings down to a small selection of favorites and staged full-scale photo shoots to bring each to life.
My initial thought when I saw these photos was, “Wow, I bet this is what life looks like through Björk’s eyes.” But really, think of how empowering it must feel for a child to have their imagination recognized and actualized. Something to keep in mind when I have tater tots of my own. I do, however, wish this project went a step further… I would love to be able to see the children’s reactions when presented with the photo renderings of their drawings. Can’t you just imagine an innocent face correcting Yeondoo? …”My picture isn’t of us having a slumber party, we were doing pull-ups! See? Right there!”
Check out French photographer and designer, Marianne Maric‘s Lamp Girls.
These “lamp-girls” were first conceived as an illustration of the woman as a thing conveyed by the “entertainment world,” but gradually ascending to a state of consciousness. These photographs were part of a broader vision: once the costume was finished, the “living” model put it on and took place on a white rotating base into a dark room. The public had the choice to turn on or off the lamp, the dress, the girl, the room. I wanted to “immortalize” this moment when a woman become a simple household appliance. That is how these photographs were born.
I thought about writing something creepy since it is Friday the 13th… but I don’t like creepy things. However, anybody who knows me, knows that I LOVE animals. (But to be clear for those that don’t know me, I am not a dirt-under-my-nails kinda gal.) And now that I am in this new nesting phase of my life, I am overly concerned with interior design. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the animal print collection called “Catherine’s Animals” by Catherine Ledner. ANIMALS SHOT AGAINST GORGEOUS WALLPAPER PRINTS! Mama likie — yes, I am talking about myself in 3rd person… don’t judge me.
If I had any extra money I would purchase a few… but I don’t, so I will instead put her work on my blog and live vicariously though my faithful readers who will no doubt snatch up her inventory.
My favorites… in order…