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Cal Redback – Treebeard. Articles by Mossless. The Work of James Bullough. The Magical Universe of Silvia Grav. There is a wonderful song by the Swedish indie band Miike Snow called "Silvia," that I sort of wanted to sing when I saw the work of Silvia Grav.

The Magical Universe of Silvia Grav

But I don't know her, and I have a policy that I only sing songs to people I know. But when you look at these photographs and surreal treatments by Silvia Grav, you are transported into a different universe. One that may make you sing. Enjoy the works. (some images via) Oh, and here is the song,.. "Washed Up" By Alejandro Durán. Nebraska Siblings Relive Childhood in Hoarding House. Geoff Johnson and his sister Jennifer McShea grew up in the quiet, suburban neighborhood of Bellevue, Nebraska.

Nebraska Siblings Relive Childhood in Hoarding House

"We had a relatively normal life," Johnson told ABC News. "My mom involved us in a lot of activities like soccer, baseball. Our parents were divorced, but it wasn't too much out of the ordinary. "We had food and clothing and shelter, but not in the typical way -- not in the conditions we lived in. " For as long as they can remember, Johnson, 38, and McShea, 36, lived in a hoarding house compacted with clutter, trash and defective appliances. "As we got older, we realized that trying to help someone who has this problem is difficult," Johnson said.

Hand Sewn portraits by David Catá Does love really has to hurt?

Hand Sewn portraits by David Catá

According to artist David Catá it obviously does. The Spanish artist uses his body as a canvas, writing an autobiographical diary. A Woman's Work Is Never Done by Eliza Bennett. "A series of photographic works titled 'A Woman's Work is Never Done' Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand.

A Woman's Work Is Never Done by Eliza Bennett

By using the technique of embroidery, which is traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of its opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that 'women's work' is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid 'ancillary' jobs, such as cleaning, caring and catering, all traditionally considered to be 'women's work'. Monica Piloni's Sculptural Horror. All Hail The Blogger: Start Again. Images from lujuluju, theyallhateus, snobfashionsource.

All Hail The Blogger: Start Again

19 self-portraits of a young 20 year old photographer. Photos from a talented 14 year old young photographer. A selection of beautiful photographs of David Uzochukwu, an only 14 year old young photographer!

Photos from a talented 14 year old young photographer

Sculptures of Decomposing Body Parts by Yuichi Ikehata. Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata creates realistic sculptures of human body parts using clay, wire and paper.

Sculptures of Decomposing Body Parts by Yuichi Ikehata

He then photographs the sculptures and merges them into unrealistic worlds to create Long Term Memory (LTM), an ongoing photographic series that “puts audiences in the ambivalent position of not knowing what is real and what is not.” The 40-year old artist currently lives and works in Chiba, Japan. Photos of Japanese Businessmen Jumping Next to Their Daughters by Yuki Aoyama. Photographer Yuki Aoyama provides a lift-me-up to businessmen across Japan through the simple action of jumping.

Photos of Japanese Businessmen Jumping Next to Their Daughters by Yuki Aoyama

Japanese business men, with their dull suits and carefully orchestrated combovers (also known as barcode hair styles) have been the butt of jokes, both in media and in colloquial chit-chat, for as long as I can remember. Younger generations call them ossan, or boring old man, and ridicule their obedience and lack of independence. There was even a popular comedy sketch that depicted a Japanese business man who gets repeatedly transferred by his company to the most outlandish outposts.

But being the slave that he is, he reluctantly accepts each new assignment. In the final episode his company sends him on an Armageddon-like mission to save the planet, obviously without enough fuel to return to earth. Anyway, the story—call it the Parable of Salarymen—has been told many times, with varying aims. Aoyama’s previous series documented Japanese business men jumping by themselves.

Dull businessmen jumping next to their daughters is a thing in Japan - Lost At E Minor: For creative people. Typical day in Brooklyn... Two Medieval Monks Invent Dinner Parties. Previously in this series: Two monks invent Christian denominations.

Two Medieval Monks Invent Dinner Parties

MONK #1: lets throw a dinner party big feast invite everybody overMONK #2: oh yes for sure letsMONK #1: whats good to eat, what do people like for dinnerMONK #2: one single peacock. Artwork by GLENN JONES / GLENNZ TEES - Album on Imgur. Some really great art by John Holcroft - Album on Imgur. Rare Photos Of Gay Couples At A Time When They Were Repressed. Intimate Portraits of ’90s New York City Squatters. During her time as an art student in 1992, Ash Thayer was kicked out of her Brooklyn apartment and found herself living in the See Skwat on New York City’s Lower East Side.

Intimate Portraits of ’90s New York City Squatters

Thayer photographed her fellow squatters as they lived and worked to make the community more habitable, learning about demo, electrical work, and more in order to build a home. The images are now part of the fascinating book Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000, the “true untold story of New York’s legendary LES squatters.” Photos: Gay SF in the '70s Was a Lot Cooler Than the Gay SF of "Looking" - The Bold Italic - San Francisco. Mar 13 at 1pm In the late ’70s, a San Francisco photographer named Hal Fischer published two books about gay life in the Castro: Gay Semiotics (1977) and 18th near Castro St. x 24 (1978).

Unlike the traditional portraits of Anthony Friedkin’s The Gay Essay or the offhand intimacy of Tom Bianchi’s Fire Island Pines, both of which were also shot in the ’70s, Fischer’s work is a playful, postmodern riff on the very idea of portraiture. His photos tell as much as they show. As its title suggests, Gay Semiotics is a pseudo-academic breakdown of gay signifiers including earrings, leather, poppers, and western wear. This Jarring Photo Series Captures What PTSD Really Looks Like - BuzzFeed News. 1170. Beauty and the grotesque. Julien Mauve’s “After Lights Out” In his series “After Lights Out”, Paris-based photographer Julien Mauve uses blue and black twilight landscapes to explore lone light sources in an attempt to comment on the growing occurrence of light pollution that is slowly infiltrating the darkest parts of the earth. In this moment just after sundown and just before total darkness when everything is still slightly illuminated by the blue twilight haze, Mauve mimics the wide reaching phenomena of man made light.

Finding inspiration in photography’s own relationship with light, Mauve creates subtle yet majestic images that provide the viewer with an eerie scene and invites them to investigate the one illumination that Mauve supplies in each photograph. Text by Canbra Hodsdon.