Photos Bring Dreams to Life for Boy with Muscular Dystrophy

Le Petit Prince is a heartwarming series by Slovenian photographer Matej Peljhan that features a sweet 12-year-old boy named Luka engaging in activities he would otherwise be incapable of taking part in due to his ongoing battle with muscular dystrophy–a degenerative disease that progressively weakens the musculoskeletal system over time. Despite the young boy’s limitations in movement, which are restricted to minor finger movements to operate his electric wheelchair and slowly draw with a pen, Luka can be seen scuba diving, breakdancing, and skateboarding in Peljhan’s uplifting photos.

The photographer brings Luka’s dreams of “walking, exploring, and getting into mischief” to life with an artistic touch. By placing the boy on top of sheets on the ground, he creates the illusion of an upright backdrop. Additional props and costumes are used to pull it altogether. Through this process, the possibilities for Luka’s adventures are endless, especially when Pelijhan gets really creative by using socks to represent a colorful school of fish and white ping pong balls as air bubbles.

Matej Peljhan website
via [PetaPixel]

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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter