Using digital projection, artist Pimprae Hiranprueck, who goes by Nancy, places herself in photos of the family she left behind in Thailand. According to the artist, her project, titled “Intersecting the Parallels,” was born from the confusion of belonging and explores the definition of home and the complexity of identity. Nancy uses Facebook to fish out the images of her friends or family and projects them on various surfaces and imposes herself into the scenes.
Jules Verne would be so jealous! Salina Turda, a gigantic salt mine in Romania, offers you a real journey to the center of the earth. nce serving as a crucial source for salt, it has been modernized into a trending tourist attraction with lots of activities like romantic boat rides in the underground, a mini golf track, bowling lanes, etc.
Guy Tarrant is a fascinating and devoted collector. For over 15 years, he’s been gathering confiscated toys and other artifacts from 150 different British schools. Starting in 1996, when Tarrant began his tour of state primary and secondary schools, he and artist Mercedes Phillips exhibited various objects he found or confiscated from students like DIY weapons, plastic toys, erasers and paper airplanes.
Try mentally lining up all of your stuff in one place. Some may gather only few pots and blankets while others probably couldn’t fit everything they own into a stadium. For the last 10 years, Chinese photographer Huang Qingjun has been exploring this topic in his photo series called “Jiadang,” or “Family Stuff” by traveling around China’s rural communities and capturing pictures of families with their household possessions carefully arranged outdoors, usually in front of their houses.
Kyle Thompson’s path to becoming an amazing photographer should be an amazing source on inspiration to anyone who has had such a youthful dream. Using himself as the main character in almost all of the shots, Kyle creates fantastic alternative realities full of signs, symbols and deeper meanings. As he says, he feels more like a writer manifesting his thoughts and moods through visual art than a photographer.
“Ost trifft West” is a series of infographic posters by Beijing-born artistYang Liu that make accurate and sometimes humorous comparisons between German and Chinese people. The infographics underscore important human elements like the perception of self, expression of opinions and mood.
A project called “Grey Power” by Design Academy Eindhoven student Yoni Lefevre challenges our prejudices against our elders by showing that elders can be as hip and fun as young people.Lefevre gathered four children, ages 10-11, and asked them to draw a picture of their grandparents just how they imagined them to be. She then asked the seniors to pose for photographs arranged according to the children’s drawings.
A user on Reddit has posted an interesting graphic illustrating how just 10 mega-corporations own almost every brand that you buy on a daily basis. Some of the relationships illustrated by this chart constitute direct ownership, while others indicate shareholding relationships or simply partnerships. Nonetheless, the chart indicates just how little choice we have when it comes to our products.
A week ago, Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada unveiled his latest public land-art project, “Wish,” as part of the Belfast Festival. “Wish” depicts a portrait of an anonymous girl spanning 11 acres of land that can only be seen from the highest points in Belfast or, for the best view, from an airplane. The face is formed from organic materials like sand, grass and soil, all of which were donated by local businesses.
Mark Nixon’s photo series “Much Loved” pays homage to our emotional attachments with childhood stuffed animals, blankets and other toys that have been cherished by their owners for decades by featuring them in a series of touching photo portraits.