When Graffiti Comes Alive! (15 pieces)

Brazilian Alexandre Orion takes graffiti art to a whole new level when he combines it with photography. Using black latex paint, he paints interesting graffiti pieces and then photographs people as they pass by his work, just going about their daily lives. What follows is a highly creative series that magically brings graffiti alive! Orion draws inspiration from multitudes; silence and thought; experiences and memories; happiness and suffering.

San Francisco Chronicle calls Orion’s art a “distinctive blend of painting and photography” that looks “nothing like the American conception of graffiti art.” Alexandre Orion More Stuff Coming Alive: Terry Border Makes Everyday Objects Come Alive (18 pics) Street Art Comes Alive! (20 pics + video) Mysterious Shadow People (6 total) When Shadows Come Alive (15 pics)



January 16, 2017

Powerful Portraits Capture the History and Masculinity of Mongolian Wrestling

“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.

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January 16, 2017

Life-Saving Poster Uses Lemons to Illustrate Different Signs of Breast Cancer

At first glance, the bright and colorful Know Your Lemons poster may not appear to be dealing with an issue of life or death. A closer look, however, reveals the severity of the situation at hand. Created by the Worldwide Breast Cancer organization, the clever image uses manipulated photos of lemons to illustrate the tell-tale physical signs of breast cancer.

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