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Artist Paints Hyperrealistic Exteriors to Camouflage Food. Japanese artist Hikaru Cho likes to play with perception in this series, entitled It's Not What It Seems.

Artist Paints Hyperrealistic Exteriors to Camouflage Food

She playfully redefines how an object is perceived by painting the exterior to appear like something other than itself. Using acrylic paints, Cho skillfully changes the outer layer of a banana into a cucumber, an egg into an eggplant, and a tomato into an orange. She first creates a deceptive photograph that documents the disguised foods. Next, she peels, chops, or cracks open the foods to reveal the truth that is hidden below the surface. 40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think. Many people complain about advertisements as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and cram their products down our throats, but that’s not all that advertisements are good for.

40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

The advertisements on this list are excellent examples of effective advertising strategies for social issue campaigns that let their voices be heard. [Read more...] A well-made advertisement is designed to grab your attention and to remain in your memory long after you’ve left it behind, and that is exactly what many of these social causes need. Getting people to think and worry about various social and environmental issues (or even simply getting them to be aware of them) is important for raising public supporting and affecting meaningful changes.

A few of these ads are, in fact, commercial ads, but it’s still nice that they champion socially or environmentally aware causes/products. Just like with commercial advertisements, having just the facts is not enough. Thanks for sharing! Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe. Photographer Emily Blincoe (previously) continues to make us smile with her arrays of food and plants perfectly organized by color.

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe

Blincoe collects every color permutation of tomatoes, oranges, eggs, and even candy and then sorts them into groups and gradients for each image. Her wildly popular photos have attracted a huge following on Instagram and Tumblr, and many are available as prints. Hilarious Photo Series Brings Attention to Problematic Potholes - My Modern Met. One way to draw attention to those annoying potholes on your block is to turn the problem into a clever photo project.

Hilarious Photo Series Brings Attention to Problematic Potholes - My Modern Met

A creative group of friends, called Z999, created this hilarious photo series as a way to raise awareness of the poor road conditions in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas. Professional photographers Arturas Artiusenka and Eurika Balciute documented the group as they stood around a selection of muddy-water-filled holes while doing a variety of out-of-place things like brushing their teeth in bathrobes, showering, fishing, and gazing at stars while enjoying a bottle of champagne.

The everyday activities appear perfectly normal other than the fact that they are set around a dirty, problematic hole in the pavement. The playful collection was intended to draw attention to the issue while also making people laugh. The group certainly succeeded in both! Via [Bored Panda] Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures.

Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns large splashes of colorful liquid into glistening sculptures that hover in midair.

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures

The photos were shot at a speed of 1/3,500th of a second, taking special care to disguise the origin of each burst making images appear almost digital in nature (the duo assures no Photoshop was used). They share about the project: 攝影藝術家王慶松以擺拍細說中國社會問題. Shocking Photographs Of People Lying In 7 Days Worth of Their Trash. We are all aware of the global pollution problem, but hardly anyone realizes just how much trash we produce daily.

Shocking Photographs Of People Lying In 7 Days Worth of Their Trash

Gregg Segal, a photographer from California, aims to show this problem through powerful imagery, photographing people lying in their weekly load of trash. His ongoing project cleverly called “7 Days of Garbage” tries to portray people from different social backgrounds to reach largest audience possible . Segal decided to photograph the participants in front of naturalistic backgrounds to show that the garbage produced by us is effecting it directly.

“Obviously, the series is guiding people toward a confrontation with the excess that’s part of their lives. I’m hoping they recognize a lot of the garbage they produce is unnecessary”, he said to Slate. Some of the participants were too ashamed of how much garbage they produced weekly, so they edited their garbage bags. More info: Website | Facebook (h/t: Slate) Alfie, Kirsten, Miles, and Elly Milt. Artist Honors Dead Animals By Photographing Them Beautifully On Beds Of Flowers. Russian photographer Maria Ionova-Gribina’s unique but morbid Natura Morta project lets us look into the saddest part of nature’s cycle – death.

Artist Honors Dead Animals By Photographing Them Beautifully On Beds Of Flowers

In these beautiful photographs, the animals look like they’re sleeping peacefully, with birds dreaming of flight and rabbits of running. The photographer reveals how this idea of honoring dead animals came to her: “When me and my brother found a dead mole, bird or bug we buried them on the border of a forest. And we decorated the grave with flowers and stones.” She decided to continue the tradition while also taking beautiful photographs of animals that died naturally or after accidents with cars. Source: Website (h/t: thisisnthappiness)