Magnificently Surreal Self-Portraits

Photographer Zack Ahern is not afraid of getting dirty. In fact, I think he enjoys it! At any given time, the young Oklahoma native can often be found taking messy risks in his self-portraits, drenched in acrylic paints or fake blood. Ahern’s efforts and willingness to to pour karo syrup all over himself or have a mouth full of flour really pays off in the final product of his surreal images. The self-taught photographer has produced a large portfolio that exhibits his wide-ranging capabilities in the medium, from portraiture and light painting to surrealist design.

It’s remarkable that the 23-year-old photographer upgraded his point and shoot camera to a DSLR a mere four years ago and has since completed two year-long photography projects, in which he has turned out a number of creatively inspired works. More of Ahern’s magnificently surreal photos are viewable on his Flickr photostream.

Zack Ahern’s website and Flickr

December 3, 2016

Artist Completes Gigantic Pen & Ink Drawing After 3.5 Years

From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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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 2017 edition: French farmers.

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