Digitally Reworked Photos Turn Women into Androids

California-based digital artist and photographer Michael Oswald, better known as MichaelO, transforms photos of women into sensual sci-fi fantasies. Using his expertise in graphic design and general artistic skills, the artist takes photos of models and then reworks the images to reflect a new scene. His work combines the utilization of photo manipulation through editing tools like Photoshop mixed with digital painting.

It’s always fascinating to see what new elements a creative mind can conjure up from an already produced art form. MichaelO’s series of works featuring female androids called AmalgaMATE, which is created by his master manipulation of photographs of real women, is especially alluring. Getting to see his final product as a scantily clad automaton, marionette, or some other sort of otherwise inanimate object in a sexualized form is both eerie and intriguing. Something about robots, especially those designed to look so closely to the human form, has always piqued my interest while simultaneously managed to creep me out.














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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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