My Modern Mondays!: Photographer of the Moment, Robert Ascroft

Usually, on this Monday, I list out three to five examples of some of my favorite modern things. Today, I decided to write about one specific photographer, Robert Ascroft. He established himself in the music world by working as an Art Director and Designer and only by shooting assignments himself did he fall in love with photography. What I enjoy most about his work is that he somehow enhances the natural beauty of these celebrities. There’s definitely an artistic quality to his photographs but in a subtle, natural and modern way.

Penelope Cruz

Leighton Meester

Christina Ricci

Jessica Alba

Molly Sims

Brad Pitt

Jeremy Piven Robert Ascroft website

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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