At the age of 18, New York City native Ben Zank discovered a Pentax ME Super in his grandmother’s attic and he’s been photographing ever since. That was four years ago, and the artist’s work continues to blossom as he prepares for a solo exhibition entitled We Are Dust in Times Square on 27 March 2014 (more details to come).
Ben’s surreal self-portraits aim to stretch the viewer’s imagination and express his feelings ‘when words fail‘. You can keep up with the ongoing When Words Fail series on his Website, Tumblr, Flickr and Facebook page.
If you want to learn more about the photographer, where he draws inspiration from, and what his process is like; you can find a revealing interview on Phlearn and a brief chat on TwentyBliss. If you’re interested in prints, they can be purchased directly from Ben’s website.
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Last November, photographer Tim Dodd found himself the lone bidder of a Russian high altitude space suit on an auction website called RRauction and he’s been scheming how to best use the suit ever since. On his website, Dodd explains that he’s recently been revisiting his childhood love for space and his obsession was growing “stronger and stronger”.
Dodd decided that the best use of the suit was to project his inner child, the one that still dreams about space. And that’s how, A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut, was born. It’s Dodd’s first photo series (he’s a seasoned wedding photographer) and judging from the standalone Facebook page, Everyday Astronaut will (hopefully) become an ongoing photo series.
If you have time…
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Earlier this year, reddit user averagedekutree was browsing through a book store in Milwaukee when she came across a century-old high school yearbook from 1913. The high school was called Texarkana in Arkansas, and flipping through the pages is like taking a step through time.
What’s fascinating is to observe both the differences and parallels. Sure the fashion is different but there were clubs, sports teams and plays and students still had nicknames 🙂 There are even advertisements for local businesses like Offenhauser & Co. Insurance that are still in operation today!
Apparently Editor-in-chief ‘Fritter’ wasn’t much of a dancer!
Poor Bryant had the unfortunate nickname of ‘Martha’. Reddit user ExtraNoise looked up Dex and found the following:
– She married a man named William Charles Clark on June 26, 1916 in Texarkana
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What if a celestial body like Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, was as close to the Earth as our moon? Would it fill the night sky? Illustrator and author Ron Miller sought to answer the question using the reference photograph above.
It’s important to note that this is strictly a visual exercise. If a planet like Jupiter were actually as close to Earth as the Moon, its immense gravitation would wreak havoc on our planet. So for the gallery below, please temporarily suspend your disbelief and just imagine how amazing it would be to see a planet like Saturn in such incredible detail.
For reference, the Moon is about 386,243 km (240,000 miles) from Earth and has a diameter of approximately 3,476 km (2,160 miles). The Earth’s diameter is 12,742 km (7,918 miles)
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Liu Bolin is an artist from China’s Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Bolin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.
Known as The Invisible Man, Bolin’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series; photographic works that began as performance art in 2005. Helped by his assistants, Bolin stands still for hours in a landscape while they paint on him to create a camouflage, blending him into his surroundings. Bolin states:
“My intention was not to disappear in the environment but instead to let the environment take possession of me.”
Bolin is not looking for a way to disappear as…
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Situated within the Island Lake Conservation Area of Ontario, Canada, is the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest Trail, where people have been planting trees in memory of loved ones for years.
After losing his wife Kerry to cancer in April 2011, Eric Landman set forth on creating an ambitious monument in her honour. By special request, Landman was granted permission by Dods and McNair and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority to build a dry stone wall tree monument in memory of his wife.
Dry stone is a building method by which structures are constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together. Dry stone structures are stable because of their unique construction method, which is characterized by the presence of a load-bearing façade of carefully selected interlocking stones.
The original design
“It’s good therapy. It’s the type of job that is good for…
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Reddit user Corey Perkins (u/per1993) posted an incredible wedding album earlier this week. The Imgur photo gallery (which has been viewed over 765,000 times in three days), shows the couple’s breathtaking ceremony at the Chengeta Safari Lodge, which is located about 80 km from Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe.
The couple met while attending Seton Hill University and got married in the United States three years ago. Earlier this year they travelled to Zimbabwe for a second wedding so the bride’s family could celebrate the joyous union.
The day’s events were captured by local photographer Christopher Scott. I’ll let the images speak for themselves but this is truly one of the most incredible wedding locations I’ve ever seen!
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