Mythical Portraits Feature Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova

The last time we featured the works of Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova, we admired her ability to create stunningly surreal images inspired by fairy tales. Recently, she’s expanded her repertoire to include portraits of young girls holding wild animals such as slithering snakes, baby foxes and even adorable hedgehogs. The mesmerizing photos still straddle the line between the reality and fantasy, only this time they hold hints that the beautiful heroines are living in a hidden and mystical world.









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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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