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Breathtaking Surreal Self Portraits by 20-Year-Old Rachel Baran

Breathtaking Surreal Self Portraits by 20-Year-Old Rachel Baran
20 years old U.S.-based photographer Rachel Baran creates powerful surreal and conceptual self portraits … Rachel Baran

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Mother Photographs Her Kids and Animals In Beautiful Russian Countryside EmailEmail Elena Shumilova is a brilliant Russian photographer, who gets her inspiration for her amazing photos from the everyday lives of her two little children, Yaroslav and Vanya, and the domestic animals they live with in the gorgeous outskirts of Andreapol, Russia. In her photography, the artist evokes long-forgotten magical realism, striking the viewer with the beauty in simple and precious things like human and animal friendship, a warm embrace, or just actually living in the moment. Take a look at Shumilova‘s photos, where kids, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducklings and geese are all one big happy family. Here are the photographer’s thoughts on photography and life that she shared with Bored Panda. Source: Flickr | 500px (via: boredpanda)

Unbelivable Zaria Forman Artworks The inspiration for Zaria’s drawings began in early childhood when she traveled with her family throughout several of the world’s most remote landscapes, which were the subject of her mother’s fine art photography. Her work exhibits extensively in galleries and venues throughout the United States and overseas. In addition to exhibitions, recent projects include a series of drawings that served as the set design for the classic ballet Giselle, which premiered in October 2012 at the Grand Theatre of Geneva, Switzerland. Ten of her drawings were also used in the set design for House of Cards, a Netflix TV series directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey. In August 2012 she led Chasing the Light, an expedition sailing up the NW coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford and documenting the rapidly changing arctic landscape.

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Oleg Shuplyak's Optical Illusion Paintings Sometimes there’s more to the eye than you initially perceive. Apparently just some amazing oil paintings, the works of Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak’s hide a surreal world once you take a step back and watch more closely. Through carefully placed objects, characters, coloring and shadows, there is a second image in the painting which creates an optical illusion. The second image is so easily observable in some paintings, that you can miss the first one consisting of harmless landscape or characters in different settings. You have to observe the painting more closely to actually see the initial setting and not concentrate on the faces.

10 Things To Do When Launching A Site - Webvamp Please note that this guide only lists things that you should do when launching a site and not during the build process. I expect you to have already executed a good build process with testing of code, following standards, observing accessibility guidelines, checking in different browsers and correct navigation heirachy. 1. Check HTML/CSS Validity Check your site one last time to make sure it is valid to the WC3 guidelines.

Daniel W Coburn — Fraction Magazine Waiting for Rapture by Daniel W. Coburn Issue 63 Quiet suffering occurs within a family unit living under the auspices of the ideal American Dream. A psychologically violent relationship with loved ones, and an immersive cult-like experience with an evangelical Christian church contributed to my loss of spiritual and domestic faith.

Diet's Not Working? How to Photoshop your Swimsuit Photos It’s summer again – the most dreaded season of all. Time to store those black turtlenecks and huge fisherman sweaters and slip into a tiny summer swimsuit. But Uh-oh. When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return Photography by: Benedict Redgrove Title: Leonardo da Vinci Atley

Anamorphic 3D Illusion Drawings The Italian artist Alessandro Diddi questions the point of view and the relevance of the look at things we can have through its anamorphose. From the point of view that one takes, sketches made ​​in pencil appear to be three dimensional. Some incredible trompe l’oeil to discover in images. Top Photographers Photos From 2013 Tweet Now 2013 is coming to a close we have put together a collection of some of the best photographers photos from year. Take a look and tell us which one you like the most. Photograph by serhei @ Panoramio Photograph by NinjaViking on reddit Photograph by SCOTT HOTALING Flying Formation by Shaun Kardinal We’ve already introduced you to Shaun Kardinal and his embroidery works in 2012. Now he’s back with his series called ‘Flying Formation’. He created digital collages from images he found on google and friends’ Facebook and Instagram Feeds that he would then exhibit on his own Instagram. He states: “As a sort of durational performance, I posted the images over the course of two hours during Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk. I got myself setup at a favorite bar where, lit blue by iPhone and Macbook, I posted an image. Every ten minutes, I composed another—using Instagram’s filters and editor to finish each piece.”