Chlorophyll Printing Leaf Art

With the growing fascination in unconventional canvas choices, it comes as no surprise that we’re seeing leaves used in a number of interesting ways. In July we featured Lorenzo Duran, a talented artist who’s able to cut away leaves to produce beautiful images.

Vietnamese-born photographer and artist Binh Danh prints on leaves to create striking art. Called Chlorophyll Printing, they’re made by placing a negative of a photo on the leaf, which is then exposed to sunlight over a period of time. The pigments of the plant will darken, which results in a wonderful, ghostly portrait.

Danh's inspiration and work revolve around his Vietnamese heritage, especially in war and death. The focus is on loss and mortality that leaves us with a connection to the natural world.

Binh Danh’s website
via [Design Boom]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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