Li Wei’s Best Non-Photoshopped Shots of 2012

Beijing-based photographer and performance artist Li Wei boggles the mind with his gravity-defying photography. We we entertained by the multifaceted artist’s work from 2011 and he continues to draw our attention with his latest compositions in 2012. Without using any photo manipulating magic with editing tools like Photoshop, Wei presents an impressive portfolio of clever in-camera illusions by expertly utilizing wires for his steady subjects to balance on.

Whether it’s Wei himself or one of his fellow performers, each image features floating subjects, often in perplexing positions. Even though we’re told the artists rely on their own strength and stability atop invisible props, it’s difficult to understand how any of them manage to accomplish such compromising positions with a carefree or stoic expression.
















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December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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