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It’s weird how much fun you can have with books, and I don’t mean by reading them. These guys are capturing a lot of cool book/body photos or Corpus Libris, as they like to call it. They are basically using book covers to hold it over a body part like a transparent so it looks like the cover is a part of the body, either if it’s a face, a finger or a head. The creative people that made this were just working at Skylight Books in Los Angeles when this fun idea popped into their heads. They realized they could have tons of fun with making Corpuslibrises because the possibilities are endless.
Have you ever seen someone with a completely symmetrical face? I think not, because that is difficult to find, because you’re left side of you face can not possibly be exact same as your right. A myth says that people who have more symmetrical faces are considered more attractive than those who don’t. Julian Wolkenstein is doing something that is called echoism; he basically takes a straight forward photograph of people and make two photos of it, by making two faces where the one has two left-sides of the person’s face while the other has two right-sides. It sounds a bit complicated but when you take a look at these photographs you will soon understand what I mean. He is in a way making people look symmetrical because both sides of your face are alike.
One of the most beautiful things with nature is that you can use it as a palette for making the most amazing but simple art. Landscape astro photographer and astronomy journalist Laurent Laveder has really seen the variety of impressions and the amount of beauty that the moon can give. He has managed to take simple things and turn it into awesome photographs of the moon in different kinds of settings. For instance he has made a person pose with a bended stick by the moon so it looks like a balloon.
With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun.