Amelia, a blogger and self-described “hard-of-hearing music and information systems double major,” went viral for a video in which she transcribes and records a 600-year-old musical piece found in Hieronymous Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights,” a painting he’d done back in the 15th century. The shocker? The notes were written on a tortured sinner’s butt.
In the Japanese island of Ōkunoshima is known as the Rabbit Island for its huge population of wild bunnies.
“Faerieland” is a dark fairytale, still being conceived, built, cast & shot four years after its inception. The idea and inspiration for this board came in 2010 while I was out one day walking in the woods with my dogs. During that walk, my cell phone’s camera began going off without being pushed. I didn’t look at my camera until later on that evening but when I did, I found a bright white picture of what looked like a fairy or pixie flying across the screen. | I used that accidental image as my inspiration for the following series. | To date, Faerieland has been shot on the balconies of NYC to a farm amidst Midwestern Fields to the Rainforest in the PNW of the USA. The youngest subject to date was 10 years old & the eldest was 82 a few months before she passed away. | The story in its entirety, including many images of the landscapes of the realm, hidden faces I place throughout many of my pieces & each character’s story, can be found within the album on my facebook fanpage of “Bottle Bell Photography”
Olympians are the best of the best when it comes to their sport, but those who jump on a sled headfirst going downhill on an icy track at 80mph up the ante when it comes to courage. Needless to say, a good helmet is a must and since it’s the first thing we see on a skeletoner, some choose to make it a memorable one.
London-based designer and illustrator Aled Lewis came up with a truly original way to honour the legacy of iconic “Star Wars“ saga. He invited his family and friends to team up for this one crazy idea – to cross stitch the 30 ft (914 cm) long canvas, depicting the story from Episode I to Episode VI. Yes, the entire story!
New York-based sand castle artist Calvin Seibert has recently returned from his holiday in Hawaii and uploaded some new pictures of his amazing sand castles on Flickr. “Building ‘sandcastles’ is a bit of a test. Nature will always be against you and time is always running out. Having to think fast and to bring it all together in the end is what I like about it” explains Seibert.
Oh, the pressures of modern day society to look and present oneself a certain way. Even though it’s well known that celebrities are airbrushed in magazines and commercials, or assigned an entire pit crew to get them “presentable” for award shows and live events, we fight a constant uphill battle to look like the impossible.
Kudos to the four participants in this video that display their own vulnerability while remaining uniquely beautiful.
Matt Weber is a New York-based photographer who found his passion for this art form while working as a taxi driver. He started taking photos of everyday reality in the city while at work and continued capturing the little, though truthful moments of New York for the past 3 decades.
The black and white photos of New York are released as a project, called “Urban Prisoner”, which was also published as a book.