“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.
Brody S. is at it again, confusing people at San Francisco’s 2010 Santacon with her Desaturated Santa costume. At first glance, it’s easy to assume that these images were photoshopped. Amazingly, they were not.
To create the illusion, Brody wears a custom black-and-white Santa Claus costume, a grey wig, contacts, and Kryolan body paint. “When I decided to make a Desaturated Santa costume, I realized that to remove the visual cue of Red but still be recognizable as a Santa, I had to maintain as many of the other signifiers as I could,” Brody said last year. “The illusion of a walking black-and-white-photo of a Santa wouldn't be as effective if I wasn't wearing a very classic Santa outfit.”