Sensually-Lit Fallen Angels

Moscow-based photographer Mary Kuzmenkova, aka Mastowka, captures stunning shots of women saturated in a red tinted light. Her series of photographs feature gorgeous women contemplatively looking off-camera or sensually piercing through the lens with their eyes. Each successive image is more captivating than the next. The cherry glow that is diffused throughout Kuzmenkova’s photography adds to the seductive appeal of the visuals.

In addition to the obviously attractive women in these shots, the presence of varied textures and consistencies are really engaging. Each accessory the women wear serves a purpose and adds value to the image. From the shimmering liquid lip gloss mimicking the luster of surrounding jewels to the soft and furry wall that blends right in with the model’s blonde hair, there is a conscious creative effort in each image.

I love the shots of the pensive model donning a furry dress against an identically fluffy wall. Initially, she looked like an angel with wings to me. Similarly, the model with the feathered headdress illuminated by streaks of red and yellow filtered light reflects an otherworldly presence. Perhaps they are all fallen angels…

Mary Kuzmenkova on 500px

December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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