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"Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov

"Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov
Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations. From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model's eyes, Khokhlov's vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project, entitled Weird Beauty. The well designed face art, combined with simple and elegant female faces, presents viewers with a complex optical illusion of positive and negative space. Alexander Khokhlov's website via [PetaPixel] Related:  Photography of Women

African Instagram model recreates famous campaigns starring Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid The modeling industry has come a long way when it comes to diversity, but as one African model has pointed out with a new photo series, it still has miles to go. Deddeh Howard, who grew up in Liberia and now lives in Los Angeles, didn't have an easy start when she tried to break into the modeling business. Several agencies told her 'thanks but no thanks', explaining that they already had enough black models on their rosters. To draw more attention to the need for diversity in the modeling and fashion industries, and call for visibility of black models, Deddeh recreated some of today's biggest designer campaigns, taking the place of stars like Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Kate Moss. Take two: Model Deddeh Howard has recreated several high-profile fashion campaigns, like this one starring Gisele Bundchen The new one: Deddeh wants to draw attention to the need for more diversity in the modeling industry Spot the difference? Seriously? Loaded: 0% Progress: 0%

1110: Click and Drag This comic is a take on how vast and rich the world is, and on the thrill of exploring it. The world can be described as sad, as well as it can be described as wonderful, even if this seems a bit contradictory, just because there are so many different things happening in it. Cueball comments about this, and the title text invites the reader to, with their mouse, click and drag the inside of the last panel, and by dragging and dragging, explore what is hidden outside that panel. The image displayed at first turns out to be part of a huge landscape, filled with big or small things, humorous details, people here and there, cave mazes, things floating in the air, jokes and references, unexpected things, relaxing views, etc. The fact that we only see a small part of the landscape at once refers to the idea that we cannot in real life comprehend the whole world altogether, but only what is around us and/or in the range of our understanding at the time. This is great! [Expand] [edit] ZIP upload

butterfly "Domestic Bliss" By Susan Copich Una artista, casada y madre de dos niñas, ha revolucionado el concepto de la tradicional fotografía de familia, con una serie de polémicas imágenes titulada Domestic Bliss (Felicidad doméstica). Después de pasar años como una abnegada madre, prestando constantemente y casi de forma exclusiva atención a sus niñas, haciendo infinidad de fotografías en las que nunca jamás aparecía ella misma, a la ex bailarina Susan Copich se le ocurrió la idea de este proyecto fotográfico único, pensó que podía girar la cámara hacia sí misma, de recuperar su identidad, y de "mostrar una serie de honestidad emocional". Cada una de las imágenes de la serie Felicidad Doméstica tiene lo que Susan llama una "vuelta de tuerca de las tinieblas". El toque tenebroso es su elemento más audaz, que desafía nuestra percepción normal de la felicidad familiar. Disfrutemos de sus inquietantes fotografías..

(Not BBQ) Fetching Component Images of xkcd Comic 1110 This post is not about barbecue. If you come here for those posts, thanks! But this isn't one of those. This is a nerd thing. The xkcd comic today is amazing. It also inspired me to "get excited and make things" (oh wait, I'm mixing Wil Wheaton up with Randall Munroe), so here is a Python script to download all the component images of the comic and stitch them together in (very) scaled-down single image file. Once you run this (and it should take a while to complete) you'll have the comic pieces at full resolution (PNG files) and a 10M-ish JPEG file with at 1/16th resolution of the whole comic. Your could fool with this script to make the assembled image higher-res if you like. I release this script under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3. Please don't use this to abuse the terms of the CC-BY-NC license under which xkcd is published. facebook twitter email sharethis pinterest

(1984) "Afghan Girl" by Steve McCurry 1985 cover photograph on National Geographic magazine Afghan Girl is a 1984 photographic portrait of Sharbat Gula, an Afghan refugee in Pakistan during the Soviet–Afghan War. The photograph, taken by American photojournalist Steve McCurry near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic.[1][2][3][4] While the portrait's subject initially remained unknown, she was identified by early 2002: Gula, an ethnic Pashtun from Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, was a 12-year-old child residing in Pakistan's Nasir Bagh. Cover photo for National Geographic[edit] Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school at the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in 1984. The photograph, entitled Afghan Girl, appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic. Identifying the subject[edit] The team found Gula, then around age 30, in a remote region of Afghanistan; she had returned to her native country from the refugee camp in 1992. Subject: Sharbat Gula[edit]

untitled You might also like my other projects: info-beamer, a Raspberry PI signage player or Miners Movies A zoomable visualization of xkcd - Click and Drag. Visualization created by dividuum using Leaflet PIN number analysis Ian’s messages made me chuckle. Then, later the same day, I read this XKCD cartoon. The merging of these two humorous topics created the seed for this article. What is the least common PIN number? If you had to make predication about what the least commonly used 4-digit PIN is, what would be your guess? This tangentially relates to the XKCD cartoon. This article is not intended to be a hacker bible, or to be used as a utility, resource, or tool to help would-be thieves perform nefarious actions. Source Obviously, I don’t have access to a credit card PIN number database. Soap Box – Password Database Exposures Bottom line Security strengthens with layers, and the simple application of encryption on your database table can help protect your customer’s data if this table is exposed. Back to the data Given that users have a free choice for their password, if users select a four digit password to their online account, it’s not a stretch to use this as a proxy for four digit PIN codes. articles.

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