Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.
Doesn’t that first image look like an oil painting? Artists are becoming more and more inventive with their choice of canvas. Lorenzo Duran’s picks the perfect leaf and then washes, dries, molds and gently cuts away at it until he makes beautiful art. It’s an interesting technique based on paper-cutting in China, Japan, Germany and Switzerland.