Finding Enlightenment Through Gorgeous Landscapes

Experience a momentary pause in life as you view these photographs by Hengki Koentjoro. The Indonesia-based artist has captured a sense of meditative isolation in this series, entitled Mindfulness. Each image features a solitary figure, set against the stark blacks and whites of the surrounding environment. By eliminating color, Koentjoro draws his viewers into the scene and encourages us to stop and reflect, if even for just a fleeting moment.

Previously, Koentjoro took us through the misty landscapes of Indonesia, transforming tree trunks, leaves, and mountaintops into abstract patterns and shapes. This time, he turns his focus to the stunning waterfalls and lakes across the country. Viewers will become instantly entranced by the serene environments and will easily find meditative bliss while contemplating the images.

Hengki Koentjoro’s website
via [Faith Is Torment]

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

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.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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