Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

October 16, 2017

10 Enchanting Photo Series Inspired by Fairytales

Today, many photographers opt to forego realism for aesthetics more fantastic in nature. Though the fairytales and folklore that inspire them are centuries-old, many of these photographers seek to modernize them through their whimsical work. Here, we present and explore a striking selection of fairytale-inspired photography. Each unique series showcases the photographer's artistic approach to both the craft itself and to the storybook tales they seek to reinterpret.

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October 9, 2017

9 Artists Who Transform Flowers into Visually Satisfying Art Arrangements

When one thinks of floral arrangements, images of perfect bouquets and conventional centerpieces are likely to spring to mind. While these traditional takes on flower displays are undoubtedly rooted in art, many contemporary creatives have taken the craft to the next level with their artistic and unconventional arrangements. Ranging from abstract studies of color and balance to figurative pieces reminiscent of drawings and paintings, the compositions showcase the striking beauty of botanicals. Additionally, each piece conveys the artist's unique interpretation of flower art and his or her approach to the unconventional and unexpected medium.

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September 11, 2017

Amazing Three-Legged Lion Shows Resilience After Losing Leg to Poacher’s Trap

Given their power, prowess, and place in the food chain, one may not expect to see a vulnerable side to lions. Unfortunately, however, trophy hunting and poaching have drastically affected the big cats' populations, historic range, and—as in the case of Clarence, a dominant male lion—individual livelihood. In 2011, Clarence became trapped in a deadly poaching snare in Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park.

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September 10, 2017

Magnificent Art Nouveau Architecture of the Great Antoni Gaudí

Celebrated for his colorful creations and avant-garde approach to architecture, Antoni Gaudí is held as a key figure in the modernist movement. In addition to introducing Spain to the Art Nouveau style, the Spanish creative is renowned for the eclectic-yet-unified nature of his projects. Though most of these works are found in and around Barcelona, his influences can be found throughout all of Europe and beyond.

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