What a month! This past February, we discovered a new appreciation for Mongolian pop art, we were amazed by the amount of work and patience that went into Andrew Myers screw portraits and we all fell in love with a sweet-looking girl who just happens to levitate. To the creative people behind these amazing photos and works of art, we salute you. Thank you for making our world a wonderfully interesting place.
Now, out of the 327 posts we brought to you in February, here are your top 10.
10) Human Metamorphosis
Creative studio Taylor James made these unbelievably realistic images that look like they're straight out of a science fiction movie! In the first set, a beautiful brunette sheds her old body similar to that of a snake. A dramatic, internal struggle takes place in the second series, while the third features beautiful women hatching from their shells. [Link]
9) Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait
Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. This Laguna Beach, California-based artist goes through a multi-step process to create incredible works of art you almost have to see (or touch) to believe. [Link]
8) Mongolian Pop Art
Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, artist Solongo Mellecker developed a very unique style. Integrating Mongolian and Tibetan traditional art with Western pop culture, she creates fantastical settings, inspired by folk tales and imagination. [Link]
7) More Incredible Camouflage Art by Liu Bolin
It's safe to say that Liu Bolin is a modern-day magician. In 2007, his advanced camouflage art exploded onto the art scene as we were all left speechless, scratching our heads at how body paint could seamlessly blend a person into their background. [Link]
6) Intimate Showers Reveal Secrets
Mumbai, India-born photographer Manjari Sharma takes us into one of the most intimate places in a person's house. For a few months, she invited people over to her apartment, photographing them while they took a shower. [Link]
5) Actors in Character
In 2006, photographer Howard Schatz released a book called In Character: Actors Acting. He put himself in the director's chair, coming up with dramatic scenes that 100 actors of stage, screen and television would pretend to be a part of. He not only took these actors' portraits, he also interviewed them to ask them about their creative process. [Link]
4) 20 Uplifting Quotes and Pieces of Advice
20-year-old Julian Bialowas is an aspiring graphic designer who has a love for minimalist design and landscape photography. He's combined his two passions in this wonderful set where he takes a quote he's heard or seen and layers it on top of a photo. [Link]
3) The Book Surgeon
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. [Link]
2) Hundreds of Tourist Photos Weaved into One
Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world's most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. [Link]
1) The Girl Who Loves to Levitate
Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, “jumps” into place. [Link]
What was your favorite post in February?