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  1. 2018.07.18 Choose your warrior..
  2. 2018.07.12 VIDEO; Fisherman Catches Beautifully Rare “Cotton Candy” Lobster in Canada 매우 드문 아름다운 코튼색깔의 바닷 가재
  3. 2018.07.09 Japanese Man Beautifully Documents His Family’s Life in a One-Room Apartment 원룸 아파트에서 가족들과 아름다운 삶을 사는 일본 사진작가
  4. 2018.07.07 Incredible Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
  5. 2018.07.06 Interview: Creative Dad Photoshops His Kids Into the Funniest Situations 아빠의 자식 사랑
  6. 2018.06.30 Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice 공중에서 본 찬탄할 베니스
  7. 2018.06.23 VIDEO: Koko the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Learned Sign Language Dies at 46 수화를 할 줄 알았던 총명한 고릴라 '코코' 46세로 생을 마감하다
  8. 2018.06.20 Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice
  9. 2018.06.16 Clever Street Artist Transforms Ordinary Public Places Into Funny Installations 스트리트 아티스트, 평범한 길거리를 유머틱한 환경으로 변신시켜
  10. 2018.06.16 Powerful Waves Crashing With the Force of Mythical Gods and Sea Creatures 신의 힘을 보여주는 강력한 파도의 부서짐
  11. 2018.06.08 Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens 일본의 미니 케이 트럭, 정원으로 변신하다
  12. 2018.06.06 5 Ways This App Is Making It Easier For Creative Professionals to Network 당신을 SNS 등 네트워크 프로로 만들어 주는 방법 5가지
  13. 2018.06.05 Photographer Captures the Mystifying Moods of Mount Fuji at Dawn 신비의 후지산 석양
  14. 2018.05.26 Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 코믹 야생동물 사진 콘테스트
  15. 2018.05.25 Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy “Heaven on Earth” Landscapes of Patagonia 비엔나 출신의 소프트웨어 엔지니어 루카스 푸르란의 파타고니아 경관 작품
  16. 2018.05.24 VIDEO:Gorgeous Infinity Pool on Vietnamese Mountain Looks Like It’s Sitting on Clouds 호앙 리엔 국립공원 토파스이콜로지
  17. 2018.05.16 Interview: Floral Installations Transform Gallery Spaces Into Immersive Indoor Gardens
  18. 2018.05.10 A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith 사진작가 로드니 스미스의 마술같은 사진의 세계
  19. 2018.05.05 Artist Performs Stunning Underwater Choreography in the World’s Deepest Pool 세계 최고 깊이 풀에서 수중 안무
  20. 2018.04.28 VIDEO: Glacier calving
  21. 2018.04.28 VIDEO; Has Korea meeting revealed Kim Jong-un’s TRUE height? Dictator is officially 5ft 7in but he appears to be an inch 이번 드러난 북 독재자의 키는?
  22. 2018.04.26 World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea 세계 최초 해저 빌라
  23. 2018.04.21 Hawkers Rome Store 호커스 로마 숍
  24. 2018.04.21 Photographer Immortalizes Vibrant Neon Streets of Hong Kong and Tokyo 세계 최고의 네온사인 도시 홍통과 도쿄
  25. 2018.04.19 Winners of 2018 Birth Photography Contest Celebrate Magic Moments of Childbirth
  26. 2018.04.17 Photographer Born Without Hands and Legs Reveals How He Shoots Gorgeous Images
  27. 2018.04.14 Spectacular Photos Capture Frozen Beauty of Largest Freshwater Lake in the World
  28. 2018.04.14 Hotel sex is the hottest sex of all and now we know why
  29. 2018.04.12 VIDEO: Killer robots that are incapable of telling the difference between innocent civilians and enemies could be on battlefields within a YEAR, claims expert
  30. 2018.04.09 VIDEO: From sex on a grave to wild orgies: Erotic exploits of a wealthy sheikh in the Ottoman Empire are revealed in a 200-year-old manuscript that could fetch £350,000 at auction
people2018.07.18 22:22


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Nature2018.07.12 23:49


Fisherman Catches Beautifully Rare “Cotton Candy” Lobster in Canada

By Jessica Stewart on July 11, 2018


Fisherman Robinson Russell has been fishing for over 20 years, but he wasn't quite prepared for what he saw in one lobster haul off Grand Manan Island in Canada. Mixed in with the other lobsters was one stunning crustacean with a translucent blue-pink shell. Dubbed a “cotton candy” lobster, Russell donated his find—which he named Lucky—to the Huntsman Marine Science Center in New Brunswick, Canada.


매우 드문 아름다운 코튼색깔의 바닷 가재

캐나다에서 잡혔다


Lobsters, which only turn red when cooked, can have a lot of color variations on their shells. In fact, Russell had previously pulled blue, yellow, and bright orange lobsters from the same waters. There even exists calico and split tone lobsters, but the chances of spotting those are 1 in 30 million and 1 in 50 million, respectively, according to the University of Main Lobster Institute. But, Lucky is quite rare. While some sources say that lobsters with coloration like Lucky's are found every 4 or 5 years, marine biologists told TIME that the lobster appeared similar to an albino—making it a 1 in 100 million find.




So why is Lucky's shell such a special color? According to Cynthia Callahan, manager of the Huntsman Marine Science Center, it could be due to a genetic mutation that causes different pigments in the shell to be expressed. Of course, the coloration makes camouflage difficult, which only adds to the lobster's rarity.


Happily for Lucky, he'll be safe and sound at the Huntsman, where he'll live out the rest of his life.


Watch the cotton candy lobster in action at its new home at the Huntsman Marine Science Center.



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people2018.07.09 00:09



Japanese Man Beautifully Documents His Family’s Life in a One-Room Apartment

By Jessica Stewart on July 5, 2018

 

“The Yamamoto family has always slept next to each other.”


Masaki Yamamoto documentary photography



원룸 아파트에서 가족들과 아름다운 삶을 사는 일본 사진작가

 

'마사키 야마모토'

그의 가족의 삶의 적나라한 모습을 여과 없어 촬영해 사진집을 만들었다.


사진작품집의 이름 거츠(Guts)


그는 8살에 그가 살던 아파트에서 쫒겨나 가족과 헤어져 

아동시설에서 2년반을 보냈다.


그들은 마침내 원룸을 얻어 재결합했다. 그리고 18년을 함께 살고 있다.


어수선하고 혼란스러운 가운데에서도 우리는 그들 가족들이 즐거운 

시간과 보내며 특유의 농담과 웃음들을 보게 된다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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Japanese photographer Masaki Yamamoto didn't have to go far to find inspiration for his work. Over the course of several years, the young photographer documented his family's life as they lived in a small, one-room apartment. For 18 years, his seven-person family thrived in these cramped quarters with tobacco stained walls. His photography book Guts is a collection of photos taken in that environment, and are a testament to the bond of the Yamamoto family.


After his family was evicted from an apartment when he was just 8 years old, Yamamoto spent 2.5 years in a children's institution—separated from his parents. They were finally able to reunite in their one-room dwelling, giving extra poignancy to the images. Amid the clutter and chaos, we see family members joking and laughing—genuinely enjoying the time spent together.


Guts is a poignant look at the love and laughter of the Yamamoto family, who lived in the same one-room apartment for 18 years.

Masaki Yamamoto photography

“My little brother trying to kiss my mother when she was trying to check his fever with her forehead.”

Masaki Yamamoto documentary photography

“Eating year-crossing noodles every year on New Year’s Eve.”

Masaki Yamamoto documentary photography

“While our mother, religious at heart for over 30 years, was praying, my younger sister was picking her nose.”

Masaki Yamamoto photography

“My father checking how much our 15-year-old little brother has grown up by trying to hold him up, saying ‘you have gotten bigger!'”

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Nature2018.07.07 23:27


Incredible Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

By Jessica Stewart on July 2, 2018


“Mermaid” by Reiko Takahashi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Grand Prize Winner and 1st place Nature. “I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first day of snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom. At one point, the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us—it was very friendly and curious. Finally, the mother, who was watching nearby, came to pick up the calf and swim away. I fell in love completely with the calf and it’s very energetic, large and beautiful tail.”


The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year winner proves that pursuing your passion can bring great rewards. Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi left her job as an engineer last year to follow her dream of becoming an underwater photographer. And now, her beautiful image of a humpback whale calf has garnered her the top prize of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.


Taken off the coast of Kumejima Island in Japan, the photograph was taken on the first day of Takahashi's trip to document whales and their calves. “It was a special scene for me, to be able to take a photo of the calf, completely relaxed in gentle waters,” said Takahashi. And now, she has a $10,000 grand prize to help further her career. “I really cannot believe it. It was my dream to win. I am honored and it will be the driving force for my future shooting.”


After months of entries, the winning photographs were selected from over 13,000 images. International photographers were encouraged to submit photos to one of three categories—People, Cities, and Nature. From there, an expert panel—which included Whitney Johnson, vice president of visual experiences at National Geographic, and polar photographer Camille Seaman—selected the winners.


“I was amazed at the quality of images and the sensibility towards subject in all three categories for this competition,” said Seaman. “Looking at hundreds of images choosing the winners was a daunting task. The images that stood out did so based not solely on their technical execution but also a sensitivity for a feeling of the moment and originality.”




See the top three winners in each category of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer to the Year contest.

2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Geometry of the Sun” by Enrico Pescantini / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 2nd place Cities. “Teotihuacan means ‘the place where the gods were created,' and that's the exact feeling visitors have when they walk along the Avenue of the Dead at this Mexican archeological site. This pyramid was dedicated to the god of Sun, and I found it mesmerizing how the rising sun in the picture conquered just half the image, while the other half is in the shadows.
I have always loved archeology and ancient civilizations, so I couldn't wait to visit Mexico and explore the remains of the pre-Columbian civilization. I planned my visit to Teotihuacan at sunrise, to get a combination of golden sunlight, play of shadows, and few crowds around. I flew my drone to see if the image I had in my mind was really out there: luckily for me, this frame was just waiting for my camera!”

2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Leida and Laëlle – I Will Life You Up” by Tati Itat / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 2nd place People. “Since 2016, I've been involved with Haitian immigrants and refugees living in my city, Estrela. I have become friends with some families, and especially with twin sisters, Leïda and Laëlle. They say living in Brazil is like living in paradise—very different from the reality of their country of origin. They dream of becoming models and teachers, as a way to earn money to bring their other relatives from Haiti to Brazil, to live all near one another.
On this day, they were playing in front of their home, improvising exercises to develop their imagination and creativity, as if they were actresses, and playing an imitation game with poses. Laëlle reached for Leida's face and lifted her head up, showing her where she should look. At this brief moment, I took the photo.”

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Flamingos Taking Off” by hao j. / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 2nd place Nature. “Thousands of flamingos take off from the colorful salt Lake Natron in Tanzania. Before taking off, flamingos need to take a short run on water to build up some speed. at this time, Their long, red legs trod a series of water ripples on the surface of the lake. looking down from the helicopter, these ripple lines look like giant aquatic plants flowing in the water. This photo was taken from a helicopter.”


National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Reflection” by Gaanesh Prasad / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 3rd place Cities. “On an early morning, I wanted to photograph the fog, which is epic in Dubai every year from December to January—and almost every photographer’s dream in this part of the world. Sadly, I could not get access to the rooftop and so I peeped through the glazed window on a lower floor. I was overwhelmed and excited to see how beautiful the city looks, and my excitement was quadrupled as soon as I saw the reflection of the road and building on the building that I was in. I immediately opened the window to the maximum permissible amount and clicked a single shot with stretched hands.”

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki, Japan” by Hiro Kurashina / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 1st place Cities. “This is a view of the main street from a tram in Nagasaki on a rainy day. The tram is vintage, but retrofitted with modern ticketing equipment. A conductor is no longer on board—only the lone driver. The quiet streetscape seen through the front windshield of the tram somehow caught my attention. This view presents quite a contrast to busy urban centers in Japan, such as Tokyo and Osaka. The ride on a vintage tram through the relatively quiet main street was a memorable experience during our week-long visit to the historic city of Nagasaki.”

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Alone in the Crowd” by Gary Cummins / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Honorable mention Cities. “In this photo, I tried to bring the intense and stacked living conditions that Hong Kong is famous for into perspective for the viewer. With so many people living in small spaces, it's strange to see all these amenities empty. As a solo traveler, I’m often alone in crowds and this photo resonates with me. I barely scratched the surface of this incredible urban environment, but this image really summarizes my experience here.”

2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Tea Culture” by Alessandra Meniconzi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 1st place People. “For a long time, I have been fascinated by the ancient Mongolian method of hunting with Golden Eagles. In early 2018, I followed one family of eagle hunters during their migration from winter camp to spring camp.
Mongolia is sparsely populated, but the inhabitants have a very hospitable and welcoming culture. Tea for Kazakh culture is one of the attributes of hospitality. Tea isn't just a drink, but a mix of tradition, culture, relaxation, ceremony, and pleasure. Damel, seen here wrapped in heavy fur clothes, drinks a cup of tea to keep warm from the chilly temperatures in Western Mongolia.”


2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Challenging Journey” by MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 3rd place People. “This photograph was taken from Dhaka's airport rail station during the Eid vacation. People were returning to their village homes to spend Eid with families, and the rush at the last hour was immense. One man caught my attention: he was dangling on a train's handle with his family, trying to get inside the train. At that time, rain started and the train began to slowly move. The family had tickets to board the train, but couldn’t get to their seats. There are many people like him, who come to Dhaka for work—leaving their families and home villages—so when they get vacation, they don't want to miss the opportunity to spend time with dear ones, no matter what.”

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

“Mars” by Marco Grassi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 3rd place Nature. “These natural sand towers, capped with large stones, are known as the Earth Pyramids of Platten. They are situated in Northern Italy’s South Tyrol region. Formed centuries ago after several storms and landslides, these land formations look like a landscape from outer space and continuously change over the years and, more accurately, over seasons. This natural phenomenon is the result of a continuous alternation between periods of torrential rain and drought, which have caused the erosion of the terrain and the formation of these pinnacles. As the seasons change, the temperatures move between extremes and storms affect the area, pyramids disappear over time, while new pinnacles form as well.”

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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people2018.07.06 00:26


Interview: Creative Dad Photoshops His Kids Into the Funniest Situations

By Sara Barnes on July 4, 2018


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아이들을 무척이나 사랑하는 아빠가 아이들의 천진난만한 일거수 일투족을

촬영하여 멋진 포토샵을 연출했다.


디지털 아티스트 존 빌헬름과 아이들이 함께 했다.


For over seven years, photographer and self-taught digital artist John Wilhelm has creatively chronicled his kids' lives. Through his series of funny family photos, he uses digital manipulation to incorporate their everyday lives and childhood antics into fantastical scenes that are too delightfully outrageous to be real. (Otherwise, we'd definitely be fooled!) Wilhelm has seamlessly stitched together his subjects so well that it looks like one cohesive scene.


Wilhelm is always looking for great ideas for his photo manipulations, and it’s become a family affair over the years. His wife and four kids help him come up with concepts, although he admits that the older they are getting, the harder it is to get them in the studio to pose. But, don’t expect for Wilhelm to stop Photoshopping his kids into outrageous gym sessions, feeding frenzies, and skiing competitions anytime soon. Wilhelm and his wife just welcomed their fourth child so we’ll have many more years of these photos to enjoy.




We were elated to speak with Wilhelm about his work, from how he got started to how he honed his skills. Scroll down to read our exclusive interview with him.


Photo Manipulation by John WilheimPhoto Manipulation by John WilheimHow did you get into creating these fantastical photos of your children?


It all started approximately 7 years ago. I had some sort of creative crisis. Back then I was doing “only” standard photography. Nothing crazy with Photoshop etc… I was also very passionate but was always asking myself what all those images may be good for. Everything I shot had been done a billion times before by other photographers. During this phase, I stumbled over the images of the German photoshop artist Uli Staiger. I knew immediately this was the thing I'm going to learn… and I told my wife I would become one of the best Photoshoppers in the world one day. I don't feel like I reached that goal yet (not even close) but I'm really happy with how far I've come over the years.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm What resources did you use to learn how to alter images?

There are tons of tutorials out there on the internet like Phlearn, LinkedIn Learning, YouTube. I started with German tutorials from Calvin Hollywood and Uli Staiger.

Were you given any tips early on that you found helpful?

The most important tip is: Don't get frustrated (it takes many many many hours to get really decent results) and buy Wacom or a similar graphic tablet.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm How do you come up with your ideas for your photographs?

Yes, the whole family is sometimes coming up with something. In my head, I always have a subprocess running which is looking for funny ideas. Every single idea gets noted in Google Keep where it's waiting for the implementation. Unfortunately, I have only very little time (four kids and full-time job… nothing more to say) and so most ideas get a little dusty.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Photo Manipulation by John WilheimYour photos are so seamlessly composed. What do you shoot with a camera, and what comes from your computer?

The better I get with those fancy 3D stuff the less I have to shoot… usually, I create the props or whole backgrounds with Cinema4d and Zbrush and after that, I shoot the kids. Only in my studio with a camera of course, then all elements are put together in Photoshop.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Photo Manipulation by John WilheimAs your kids get older, how do the photos change?

It's getting more and more difficult to bring them up to my studio, but luckily I still have very little ones to work with.

Photo Manipulation by John WilheimWhat are you working on now?

At the moment I'm not working on photo projects but on birthday movies for my kids (I do this every year) and on 3D-models (3D printing is another passion of mine) which will become a nice product together with the handmade leather purses from my wife.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm

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Nature2018.06.30 01:31


Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice

By Jessica Stewart on June 18, 2018


eing one of the most photographed cities in the world, it's hard to get a unique image of Venice. And yet, architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov managed to do just that with his stunning aerial photographs. People often think that the best views of Venice come by boat, but Karanikolov's drone photos show the incredible artistry in Venice's urban structures.


Waking up early to catch the sunrise, Karanikolov used a drone to capture incredible panoramas of the city. “Aerial photography allows a top-down view of the world—which could be done only with a drone or a satellite,” the photographer tells My Modern Met. “These straight down photos are very architectural, almost like a plan view, and completely different from the human, everyday perspective.”



Burnt sienna dominates the color palette, as tightly packed terracotta roofs are interspersed with splashes of blue canals and white marble facades. Reminiscent of ancient aerial maps of Venice, such as Jacopo de Barbari's View of Venice, the photos give us a bird's-eye view of the lagoon.


It was Karanikolov's desire to show off Venice's amazing urban planning, something his architectural background surely taught him to appreciate. And above all he wanted to show “a very familiar place from a unique new angle.”


These aerial views of Venice by Dimitar Karanikolov give a unique perspective on a city that's been photographed by millions.

Drone Photography Vence by Dimitar Karanikolov

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Dimitar Karanikolov: Website Behance | Facebook | Instagram

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분류없음2018.06.23 10:45


Koko the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Learned Sign Language Dies at 46

By Jessica Stewart on June 22, 2018



Koko, the kitty-loving gorilla who learned sign language, has died at age 46. The Gorilla Foundation announced via social media that Koko passed in her sleep, leaving a stunning legacy behind.  She lived most of her life in the Santa Cruz mountains on The Gorilla Foundation's preserve after having been born in the San Francisco Zoo in 1971.


Koko and her lifelong teacher and caretaker, Dr. Francine Patterson. (Photo: The Gorilla Foundation)



수화를 할 줄 알았던 총명한 고릴라 '코코' 46세로 생을 마감하다


수화를 배우고 고양이를 유달리 좋아했던 ;코코'


그동안 많은 사람들에게 가슴뭉쿨한 이야기꺼리를 만들어줬던 그가

46살의 나이로 인간세계에 놀라운 유산을 남긴 채 세상을 떠났다


코코는 1971년 샌프란시스코 동물원에서 태어났다.

고릴라 재단 보호아래 산타 크루즈 산에서 대부분의 생을 보냈다


"코코는 고릴라를 대신한 메신저로서 또 인간세계와 교류의 아이콘으로 

한시대의 삶을 풍미했다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator




“Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” writes The Gorilla Foundation in a statement. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” Koko's full name, Hanabi-ko means “fireworks child” in Japanese and was a reference to her Fourth of July birthdate. She became known to millions for her ability to learn more than 2,000 different signs taught by her caregiver and instructor Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson.



Patterson began teaching Koko a modified version of American Sign Language in 1972, demonstrating the stunning intelligence of the western lowland gorilla. Her incredible interaction with humans—and other animals—sparked several documentaries and books about her life. “Koko’s capacity for language and empathy has opened the minds and hearts of millions. Her impact has been profound and what she has taught us about the emotional capacity of gorillas and their cognitive abilities will continue to shape the world.”


In the early 1980s, Koko signaled that she'd like a pet cat, subsequently caring for her selected kitten as if it were her child. When her first cat All Ball, escaped and was hit by a car, her emotional reaction signaled just how deep her feelings ran.



Koko and Her Kitten


Koko and her kitten, Ms. Gray. (Photo: Ron Cohn)


“When we told Koko, she acted like she didn't hear us for about 10 minutes,” Ron Cohn, a biologist who worked with Koko, said at the time. “Then she started whimpering—a distinct hooting sound that gorillas make when they are sad. We all started crying together.” Throughout the years, she nurtured several kittens and the topic was transformed into the children's book Koko's Kittens.

Koko also counted a number of celebrities as friends, including Mister Rogers and Robin Williams. Williams and Koko forged a special relationship after meeting in 2001. Williams called their encounter “awesome and unforgettable.” When informed of his death in 2014, Patterson recalled that Koko became very somber, with her lips quivering.


For the world at large, Koko symbolized the incredible humanity of animals, their intelligence, and capacity of love. She leaves behind a rich legacy of understanding and The Gorilla Foundation has vowed to honor her legacy by continuing their work with wildlife.

Learn more about Koko and how she was able to learn sign language with the help of her friend and caretaker Dr. Francine Patterson.

Koko, who was loved by millions, also counted Mister Rogers and Robin Williams as friends.

Throughout her life, Koko was fond of kittens and adopted many into her life, treating them as her own children.

h/t: [Buzzfeed, Mashable]

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people2018.06.20 17:35


Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice

By Jessica Stewart on June 18, 2018


Being one of the most photographed cities in the world, it's hard to get a unique image of Venice. And yet, architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov managed to do just that with his stunning aerial photographs. People often think that the best views of Venice come by boat, but Karanikolov's drone photos show the incredible artistry in Venice's urban structures.



Waking up early to catch the sunrise, Karanikolov used a drone to capture incredible panoramas of the city. “Aerial photography allows a top-down view of the world—which could be done only with a drone or a satellite,” the photographer tells My Modern Met. “These straight down photos are very architectural, almost like a plan view, and completely different from the human, everyday perspective.”



Burnt sienna dominates the color palette, as tightly packed terracotta roofs are interspersed with splashes of blue canals and white marble facades. Reminiscent of ancient aerial maps of Venice, such as Jacopo de Barbari's View of Venice, the photos give us a bird's-eye view of the lagoon.


It was Karanikolov's desire to show off Venice's amazing urban planning, something his architectural background surely taught him to appreciate. And above all he wanted to show “a very familiar place from a unique new angle.”


These aerial views of Venice by Dimitar Karanikolov give a unique perspective on a city that's been photographed by millions.

Drone Photography Vence by Dimitar Karanikolov

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Nature2018.06.16 10:51


Clever Street Artist Transforms Ordinary Public Places Into Funny Installations

By Jessica Stewart on June 5, 2018


Four years ago, Australian artist Michael Pederson began placing his lighthearted, humorous street art installations in unexpected places. Playing with the public space we often forget to look at, Pederson's project Miguel Marquez Outside is a clever escape into the urban landscape.


Humorous Street Art by Michael Pederson


스트리트 아티스트, 평범한 길거리를 유머러스한 환경으로 변신시켜


그는 말한다

"어디서 영감을 얻었는지 정확히 기억이 나지 않는다.

그렇지만 이 일을 시작하기 전에 꽤 오랫동안 내 마음 속에 있었던 건 분명하다."


- 호주 아티스트 마이클 페더슨 -


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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“I can't remember exactly what originally inspired me to do these outdoor projects, but it had been in the back of my mind for quite some time before I started,” Pederson tells My Modern Met. “I had a small drawing show a few years ago which featured images and text. One of the pieces was also placed in a more public context and seemed to work better that way. Placing something unexpected out on the street can have a powerful element of surprise. It really got me hooked, and I've wanted to explore street interventions ever since.”


Whether inspired by a particular space or object, or location scouting for a particular idea, Pederson's installations are a perfect demonstration of how the best street art is tied to its context. His work takes passersby out of their familiar scenery and gives them a jolt, forcing them to look closer in order to have a chuckle.


From musing about the reasons people seem to throw their shoes on electrical wires to embracing themes of solitude, Pederson's ironic art touches on universal concepts and questions. The artist hopes his work will provoke deeper thought about public space and how we can reconnect with our surroundings. “Humor is a great way of engaging people, even if there is something a little sad underneath some of the pieces. Hopefully, people will find something there to think about as well.”


Michael Pederson, also known as Miguel Marquez, has been creating clever street art installations across Sydney for over four years.

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Nature2018.06.16 01:25


Powerful Waves Crashing With the Force of Mythical Gods and Sea Creatures

By Jessica Stewart on June 12, 2018



“Sedna”


신의 힘을 보여주는 강력한 파도의 부서짐

선원이자 프로 사진작가인 레이첼 탈리바트  (Rachael Talibart)의 작품


With her series Sirens, Rachael Talibart continues to elevate wave photography to an artform. Working with high shutter speeds, the English photographer freezes water in time, immortalizing each powerful drop. Her passion for stormy weather was shaped by her childhood on the south coast of England, and her sensitivity in capturing waves has made her a premier outdoor photographer.


Ongoing since 2016, Sirens sees Talibart photographing waves at just the right moment. Each frame is titled after a mythical sea creature or Norse or Greek god. In Loki, an alien face appears in the waves, bringing the Norse god crashing down on the viewer. While at other times, the form of the wave itself recalls the god after which it's named (e.g. Medusa).



As a constant source of inspiration, the ocean continues to push Talibart in her photography. “For me, the ocean will always be a potent source of inspiration,” Talibart shares. “It makes small, unimportant things of us all yet, at the same time, it is exhilarating and profoundly life-affirming.”


Talibart will bring her Sirens series to the Brighton Photography Gallery for a solo exhibition opening in September 2018. Her book Sirens is also available for purchase via her website.


British photographer Rachael Talibart is known for her powerful photographs of waves.

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Goliath” Giant warrior (Hebrew)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Mishipeshu Roars” Underwater panther (Native American)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Pounce”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nyx” Goddess of the night (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Sea nymph”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Niobe”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nonook” King of bears (Inuit)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Loki” Trickster god (Norse)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Maelstrom”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Medusa” Snake-haired Gorgon (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Poseidon Rising” God of the Sea (Greek)

In her series Sirens, each wave is titled after a mythical sea creature or mythological god.

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Oceanus” Titan Lord of the Sea

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Raptor”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Leviathan”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ligeia” Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning “clear-voiced, shrill, whistling”. This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story ‘Ligeia' (1838).

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Anapos” Water god (Greek)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ceto” Primordial sea goddess (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Kraken” Giant sea monster (Norse)

Rachael Talibart: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Nature2018.06.08 09:47


Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on June 7, 2018

 


Every year, the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors hosts the Kei Truck Garden Contest, a quirky competition that turns tiny trucks into moveable gardens. The annual event attracts landscape artists all over the country, inviting them to pair their knack for gardening with a need for speed.


Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Fukuharu Landscaping


일본의 미니 케이 트럭, 정원으로 변신하다

눈길을 끄는 독특하고 아름다운 일본 정원 콘테스트 출품작이다.



Praised for its practical size and maneuverability, the miniature Kei truck fittingly has roots in Japan's construction and agriculture industries. Though typically used to transport materials to and from work sites, the vehicle has recently been reimagined as the foundation for these enchanting pop-up gardens.




Year after year, the eye-catching entries of the contest highlight the distinctive beauty of the Japanese garden. While most participants stick to traditional design elements, like pebble paths, sliding screen doors, and tranquil water fixtures, others have a more modern and minimalist look.


No matter the aesthetic approach, however, each exquisite creation proves that a flat bed can be a flower bed with a green thumb and a colorful imagination.


During the annual Kei Truck Garden Contest, talented landscapers turn the beds of their trucks into ornate Japanese gardens.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Kansai Ueki Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Dry Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Takahashi Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Sancho Garden

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Nishikawa Landscaping

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Matsuda Landscape Construction

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Showa Landscaping Civil Engineering

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Kei's

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Osaka Landscaping Civil Engineering Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Tanaka Landscaping Co., Ltd. Civil Engineering

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Takenaka Garden

Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors: Website | Facebook
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people2018.06.06 11:56


5 Ways This App Is Making It Easier For Creative Professionals to Network

By Jessica Stewart on June 5, 2018


Networking—it’s a word that strikes fear into many professionals. But the truth is, you don’t have to be the gregarious person shaking every hand in the room to be great at networking. And, in the digital age, it’s possible to be an effective networker right from your home. The bottom line is that networking, no matter how you get it done, is a critical part of growing your creative business and getting your name out there.


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당신을 SNS 등 네트워크 프로로 만들어 주는 방법 5가지 


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From grabbing new clients to linking up with professionals that can elevate your career, building a solid network sets yourself up for success. Mingling with other professionals is also a fantastic way to brainstorm ideas or find mentors to help guide you and Shapr, the free networking app for professionals, is making it easier than ever to make the right connections. The app is simple to set up and takes only a few minutes each day to connect with like-minded professionals in your area and meet up in real life to take your network to a new level.


To make sure you’re on top of your networking game, we’ve focused on five ways you can be more effective in expanding your professional circles through Shapr. And if done correctly, networking can become one of the most pleasurable parts of your business routine.




Want to be more effective in your professional networking? Here are 5 networking tips to take your career to new heights.

1. BE “SOCIAL” 많은 사람들과 활발히 교류하라

One of the great things about technology is that it opens up networking opportunities that never previously existing. Having a social media presence is already an essential part of building your creative brand, but did you know it can be just as effective in networking?

Shapr takes things a step further and aims to get people off their phones and meeting face to face or over a call. Designed to turn online encounters into in-person meetings, the app’s algorithm will pair you with professionals in your area. Just swipe right if they seem interesting and if you’re paired, you can strike up a conversation. You’ll also be able to see the other party’s social media profiles, which allows you to interact across multiple platforms.

Shapr - Professional Networking App

2. BE OPEN TO MEETING NEW PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS

자신과 다른 생각을 가진 사람들에게  개방하고 만나서 대화하라

With 1.2 million people on Shapr you never know who you will meet, but one of the biggest mistakes people make when networking is immediately pushing their own agenda. Listening is one of the most valuable tools you can have when networking because it lets different perspectives come through. By keeping your ears open, you’ll receive information that could spark a new idea or partnership. And by taking a real interest in the other party, they’ll know that you are just as invested in what they have to offer.


To that end, when connecting with new people—whether online or in person—ask questions that will really help you get to know that person. Of course, you’ll want to understand them professionally, but also taking the time to know a bit more about their family, hobbies, and personal aspirations may unearth interesting opportunities.

Networking Tips for Creatives

3. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR OPPORTUNITY

늘 자신에게 올  기회를 노리며 온 기회를 놓치지 마라

It’s your job to recognize and seize the opportunity. Traveling can also be a great way of branching out and expanding your network. With Shapr, you can easily meet professionals in any city, as the app also uses location to pair professionals. And its Teleport feature allows you to set your location manually, meaning you can set up a chat over coffee before you even arrive at your destination.


You don’t just have to be at trade shows or gallery openings to network. Opportunities can present themselves anywhere, and you always want to be prepared. It’s always a good idea to make sure friends know of what projects you’re working on, both currently and in the future. Connectors within your circle may put the perfect professional in front of you at a friendly dinner or during brunch.

 

Shapr Professional Networking App

4. MEET PEOPLE YOU WOULD NORMALLY AVOID

자신이 싫어하는 사람들은 만나봐라

Think outside the box in terms of who you should network with. For instance, artists often gravitate toward curators, collectors, and gallerists. But with Shapr you can connect with an architect or interior designer who might present other opportunities for getting artwork into private and commercial spaces. The key is not to keep yourself hemmed into one way of thinking. It’s about taking risks in meeting and mingling with different professionals that fall outside your normal sphere.

Networking for Creatives

5. KEEP IN TOUCH

사람들과 자주 연락하라

So you’ve matched on Shapr, and even met up for coffee. Don’t let the line of communications shut down! Networking is about building relationships, and relationships take time. Checking in will help keep you fresh in the mind of the other party—and you never know when the timing might be right for something further to develop. Even just a short note with a link to an article you think they might find interesting can do wonders. It will show that you were listening to their interests, and goes back to the give and take of the relationship. By touching base, but not always asking for something directly, you’re demonstrating that you’d like to forge a real connection. And in the end, that’s how the best relationships begin.

So what are you waiting for? Download Shapr today and put these tips to use!

Shapr: iOS | Android

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Nature2018.06.05 17:50


Photographer Captures the Mystifying Moods of Mount Fuji at Dawn

By Emma Taggart on June 3, 2018

 

Earlier this month, we introduced you to Japanese photographer Takashi Nakazawa—a member of Your Shot, whose beautiful image of Mount Fuji was recently chosen by National Geographic as their June/July 2018 Traveler cover. As it turns out, Takashi has been enchanted by Japan’s tallest peak for several years and often spends his weekends capturing the iconic volcano in all its majestic beauty.


Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa


신비의 후지산 석양. 

일본의 사진작가 타카하시 그는 1년에 1만 가까운 사진을 찍는다


Shooting around 10,000 photographs a year, Takashi’s growing portfolio features stunning images of Mount Fuji in three different styles: color, black and white, and “blue ink.” While each collection captures a different mood, one thing remains constant—the powerful presence of Mount Fuji.


Often shot at night or in the early hours of the morning, the photographer’s monochrome and midnight-hued images highlight the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure. The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, while it’s reflected in the surrounding, glass-like Lake Yamanaka. The artist tells My Modern Met, “I hope that people around the world will know Japanese charm through my Mt Fuji photos. And I would like them to come to Japan and actually see it.”




You can see more of Takashi’s spectacular Mount Fuji photographs on Instagram.


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Often shot a night or in the early hours of the morning, the artist’s black and white photography highlights the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure.

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Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, as the surrounding Lake Yamanaka below appears as still as glass.

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Takashi Nakazawa: Website Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
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Nature2018.05.26 09:23


Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

By Emma Taggart on May 25, 2018


“Split” by Geert Weggen


2018 코믹 야생동물 사진 콘테스트 중 

가장 재미있는 출품작 선정 공개


Whether an animal is the hunter or the hunted, surviving in the wild is serious business. And while many wildlife photographers aim to capture this “dog-eat-dog” world, some have been able to show that even the toughest creatures have their silly moments. Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.


Founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.” This year’s hilarious entries include a rather acrobatic squirrel, caught mid-split by Geert Weggen. Other funny animals include a friendly polar bear who appears to have waved at photographer Simon Gee as he took his shot, and an adorably-bashful rabbit captured by Daniel Friend.


Along with founders Sullam and Joynson-Hicks, this year’s judge panel includes wildlife TV presenter Kate Humble, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, wildlife expert Will Travers OBE, the Telegraph’s online travel editor Oliver Smith, and Managing Director of Affinity, Ashley Hewson. Chosen from five categories—On the Land, Under the Sea, In the Air, the Portfolio Category, and one Overall Winner—this year’s top prize is a one week safari trip to Kenya.


You can submit your own silly snapshots to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards via the competition website—entries close on June 30, 2018!


Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Over Here” by Simon Gee



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“So There” by Barney Koszalka

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Rabbit Hiding Face in Embarrassment” by Daniel Friend



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Astonished Lemur” by Jakob Strecker

The annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.”

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“A Camera Steal” by Michou von Beschwitz


Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“I’ve got feather so I can have some bird food now“ by Maria Kula

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Bullies” by Amy Kennedy

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Strong Ant” by Muhammad Faishol



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Full Mouth” by Nick Parayko

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Dances with Bears“ by Luca Venturi

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Smiling Blue Shark” by Tanya Houppermans

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Nature2018.05.25 22:15


Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy “Heaven on Earth” Landscapes of Patagonia

By Jessica Stewart on May 24, 2018




비엔나 출신의 소프트웨어 엔지니어 루카스 푸르란의 

아르헨티나 파타고니아 수려한 경관 작품



Vienna-based software engineer Lukas Furlan honed his passion for landscape photography during a recent trip to Patagonia. Fueled by wanderlust, Furlan is an avid traveler who photographs diverse locations, from Vietnam to Iceland. For a little over two weeks, the self-taught photographer soaked in the world famous Patagonian landscape, bringing home a camera filled with memories.


With an environment that seems plucked from a dream, Patagonia is a playground filled with snow-capped mountains and lush greenery. Furlan, who was pushed toward photography as a way to seek adventure and new challenges, captures the diversity of the terrain in his photographs. From the golden glow of the sun to the cool mist grazing the mountain tops, the young photographer's photos make you want to pack your bags for Patagonia immediately.


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Though he just got a small glimpse of the Patagonian landscape during his voyage, Furlan's vast portfolio clearly demonstrates what attracts so many travelers to the area. Water, trees, and mountains join together for an unforgettable landscape that ultimately creates postcard-perfect pictures.


Lukas Furlan's pictures of Patagonia show off the area's incredibly beautiful landscape.

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Nature2018.05.24 09:10


Gorgeous Infinity Pool on Vietnamese Mountain Looks Like It’s Sitting on Clouds

By Sara Barnes on May 23, 2018

 

Infinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge


호앙 리엔 국립공원 토파스이콜로지


하노이에서 북서쪽으로 350km 떨어져있는 산악지대인 사파. 

그 곳에서도 셔틀을 타고 40분을 더 들어가야 갈 수 있는 곳


주커버그의 여름 휴양지이기도 하다

그곳에는 산신이 내린 놀라운 수영풀이 있다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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Positioned on a hilltop in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park is the Topas Ecolodge, an eco-conscious escape that’s about five hours away from Hanoi. The locale comprises 33 bungalows that each offer rustic interior decor and private balconies for gorgeous views of the surrounding hillsides and valleys below.


Topas Ecolodge provides a different experience than your standard hotel. They are concerned with their ecological footprint, and they employ minority tribe members from the nearby Thanh Kim and Thanh Phu villages. “We call ourselves a ‘lodge’ because we lack some of the basic features and services of a standard hotel,” they explain. “Our bungalows have no TV and no internet connection, enabling guests to completely escape from everyday life and immerse with nature.”




The distinct lack of technology allows you to immerse yourself fully in the surroundings—many of which you can admire from the breathtaking infinity pool. Added in 2017, the basin provides a picturesque peek down onto the Muong Hoa Valley. There, you’ll see layers of rice terraces and workers attending to their crops. The valley occasionally fills with fog, which makes the entire soaking experience seem like something out of a dream.


If you do find time to leave the pool, Topas Ecolodge has other amenities to indulge in. There is a spa on site where you can have a massage and herbal bath as well as places to go hiking and cycling. Additionally, there is a restaurant that features Vietnamese dishes with a European twist.


With its stunning location and dedication to eco-friendly tourism, it’s no wonder that the Topas Ecolodge has been named a Unique Lodge of the World by National Geographic.



The Topas Ecolodge is an eco-friendly getaway in Northern Vietnam.


Boasting gorgeous views from a mountaintop, they look even better from their infinity pool.

Infinity Pool by Topas EcolodgeInfinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge

In addition to the luxurious pool, the locale offers private balconies, spa treatments, hiking, and more.

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It's no wonder it was named one of the Unique Lodges by National Geographic.

Infinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge

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Nature2018.05.16 23:51


Interview: Floral Installations Transform Gallery Spaces Into Immersive Indoor Gardens

By Emma Taggart on May 11, 2018


British installation artist Rebecca Louise Law creates stunning installation art made from thousands of real flowers, suspended with copper wire. Exploring the relationship between humanity and nature, the artist transforms art galleries, museums, and other public spaces into immersive indoor gardens that “cocoon” the viewer with floating flowers and gorgeous spectrums of color.



영국의 설치 예술가 레베카 루이제 로

그녀는 구리선을 이용해 수천개 꽃을 연결하여 작품을 만든다.



As a classically trained artist, Law’s inspiration comes from the work of abstract expressionists and their energetic use of bold color. However, rather turning to acrylics or oils, she opted for more organic materials. “The flower became my paint,” Law explains. As such, she creates mesmerizing, site-specific installations that capture the beauty of nature in three dimensions. By working with a variety of of fresh and preserved flora, Law’s ephemeral art transforms naturally over time—viewers can appreciate the changes in the natural material’s form, color, and texture as they wilt and dry.


We recently spoke with Law to ask about her inspirations and processes, as well as what it’s like to work with such a delicate material. Read on for our exclusive interview.


Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)


When did you first begin working with flora?


I have always used flowers within my art. As a child, my mother and grandmother encouraged me to press and dry flowers as well as the usual drawing and painting. I first used flowers as my art medium in 2003, whilst studying Fine Art at university. The flower became my paint, using the dried tones in layers, suspended with copper wire.




What inspired your hanging flower installations?


At university I loved the abstract expressionists, I wanted to create monumental colorful artworks that would make the viewer feel like they were cocooned by color. Rothko was a huge inspiration and Anya Gallaccio inspired me as an ephemeral installation artist. But I have to say that my biggest inspiration has always been nature itself. I can never seem to grasp the beauty we have been given on this earth, every installation I make I try to capture an essence of nature’s magnitude, but I never feel close enough.


Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

How do you plan your installations?

Every new artwork is site-specific. Often, the country in which I am exhibiting has a rich symbolism associated with certain flowers—I like to do as much research as possible in terms of the material used. I also reuse flowers from previous installations; nothing I make is wasted and thousands of flowers have been re-purposed in my work. Each installation will take at least 6 months planning—mathematical calculations and meetings can become consuming before an installation is finally realized.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Flower Garden, Display’d”, The Garden Museum, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Flower Garden, Display’d”, The Garden Museum, London (2014)




Where do you source your flowers?

Most of my flowers are from the country that I am working in. If I cannot source flowers locally, I use flowers from Europe.

Do you consider the symbolism of each flower you choose to use?

The symbolism is often the strongest part of the artwork, but this will depend on the country and culture that I am making the artwork in. For example The Yellow Flower made in Japan was entirely inspired by the symbolism of the imperial emblem, the yellow chrysanthemum.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Yellow Flower”, Japan (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Yellow Flower”, Japan (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)




Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)

Is it difficult to work with such a delicate material?

Yes. I think that is why it has had me captivated for so long. I always imagined that I would have moved on to a different material by now, but I still feel like I have so much to learn. It had been incredible to build my knowledge of how to keep a delicate material strong and durable and I have loved making artworks that challenge the longevity of such a fragile material.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)



By sight, your installations look incredibly beautiful, but is scent also an important part of your work?

The scent can be intense. Life in Death at The Shirely Sherwood Gallery, Kewincluded spices as well as flora and grasses. Each natural element takes you on a scented journey, I love hearing the responses to my artwork in relation to smell.

What kind of impression or feeling do you hope to leave upon others who experience your immersive installations?

My work allows the viewer time to observe nature within a controlled space. The fantasy of rolling around in a field of wild flowers, contained and suspended in time. I hope that the artwork can be a place to escape and bathe in nature.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Canopy”, Melbourne, Australia (2016)

Do you have any upcoming projects or exhibitions you'd like to share?

I have an exhibition about to launch in Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. The artwork is called Community and is inspired by what the Museum represents to the local Toledo community. I will be using my own collection of material combined with over 10,000 locally grown plants. Each flower will be plucked and wired into the installation, while the plants will be planted around Toledo and given back to the local community. We will also have 1,000 hours of voluntary help from groups associated with the museum. I am incredibly excited about this installation and all it represents. It has been a year in planning and I leave in less than 2 weeks to get started with the install. This will be my largest installation to date with undulations of flora fresh and dried taking the viewer on a natural, sensual journey.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Drying”, House of St Barnabas, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Drying”, House of St Barnabas, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

Still Life Exhibition, Broadway Studio & Gallery, Letchworth (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

Still Life Exhibition, Broadway Studio & Gallery, Letchworth (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)




Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

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people2018.05.10 03:35


A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith

By Jessica Stewart on May 1, 2018


‘Man on Ladder in Times Square, New York, NY,' 1999.


세계적인 사진작가 로드니 스미스의 마술같은 사진의 세계


For over 45 years, fine art and fashion photographer Rodney Smith brought his unique vision to the world through his whimsical imagery. Playful and surreal, his photographs graced the pages of TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others. Even after his passing in 2016, his legacy carries on through the galleries and museums that continue to display his work, as well as publications and new photographers influenced by his style.


An appreciation for elegance and beauty came to Smith early, as the son of Anne Klein president Stanford Smith. While studying at Yale, he began taking classes with acclaimed photographer Walker Evans, soaking in the lessons learned and transforming them into his own style. Merging what he learned, four factors became the driving force behind his work—composition, scale, proportion, and relation.



“Composition in photography is like rhythm is in music,” he shared with My Modern Met in 2015. “I am a product of an earlier era—for example, when the compositional senses of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, W. Eugene Smith, Andr Kertsz, etc. were impeccable; everything was in the right place.” In an age when we're are used to seeing photo manipulation, it's important to note that Smith's compositions were created in-camera. A faithful devotee of film photography, he never switched over to digital technology, preferring to make magic on site rather than in post-production.


For much of his career, Smith shot exclusively in black and white, only switching to color in 2002. Still, all his imagery has a classic, timeless feel, as though the characters are suspended in limbo. Even when their backs are turned to the camera or faces are obscured, his skill as a fine art photographer brings out unspoken emotions in the viewer. In his own words, it was his “mission to find order out of chaos.”


Rodney Smith Fine Art Photography

‘Edythe and Andrew Kissing on Taxi, New York,' 2007

Rodney Smith Fashion Photographer

‘Zoe Balancing Teapot on Head, Burden Mansion, New York, NY,' 2006.

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Viktoria Under Lampshade, Rhinebeck, New York,' 2011

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Viewfinder face with hat, Liberty Park, New Jersey,' 1997.

Rodney Smith and Surrealism

A man in a bowler hat about to leap from a skyscraper or perched high on a ladder in Times Square—these iconic images of Smith's are an unmistakable nod to Surrealism. A wink at Belgian master René Magritte, Smith viewed his work as part of a personal quest, one that helped him deal with and reveal his most intimate feelings. “I put my life on the line for photography and it returned the effort with abundance,” he wrote on his blog in 2014.

Much in that way that Surrealists viewed their art as a vehicle for the unconscious to express itself, Smith was never quite certain what would be the end result of his shoots. This attitude allowed him to work flexibly within any location and capture the story as it unfolded.

“I do not have any preconceived or preordained ideas. The location is the key in which I compose in. Once I find the location, everything sort of falls into place for me. It's the location that drives all the pictures,” he told My Modern Met in 2011. “One of the things that is interesting, and I think people are always intrigued by this, is that though my pictures seem so composed, they are extremely spontaneous. 95% of the pictures I take, I didn't even know I was going to take them a few minutes before.”

Rodney Smith Black and White Photography

‘Alan Leaping From 515 Madison Avenue, New York City,' 1999.

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Nathan Holding Portrait of Himself, Amenia, New York,' 2011.

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Skyline, Hudson River, New York,' 1995.

Rodney Smith Fashion Photographer

‘Saori on Sea Plane Wing, Dominican Republic,' 2010.

Rodney Smith Whimsical Photography

‘Saori & Mossimo Holding Hands, Amalfi, Italy,' 2007.

The Legacy of Rodney Smith's Whimsical Photography

The magical world that Rodney Smith portrayed endures, with his studio continuing to promote the lessons that Smith embodied through his photography. As more and more photographers return to film, picking up the beloved Leica M4 and medium-format Hasselblad that were his tools of the trade, a renewed appreciation for what he was able to achieve has sprung up.

Through publications, including Rodney Smith: Photographs—a comprehensive look at his illustrious career—it's possible to review his rich archive of work. Prints of some of his most well-known photographs allow collectors to hang Smith's work in their home and his work is represented by galleries across Asia, Europe, and North America. In the United States, prestigious galleries Gilman Contemporary, Robert Klein Galleries, and Fahey Klein Gallery represent Smith's work.

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Rodney Smith Fashion Photography

‘Bernadette in Red Hat With Book, New York Public Library, NY, ‘2003.

Rodney Smith Fashion Photography

‘Woman with Hat Between Hedges, France,' 2004.

Watch Rodney Smith as he discusses his career and legacy.

Rodney Smith: Website | Facebook

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people2018.05.05 14:42


Artist Performs Stunning Underwater Choreography in the World’s Deepest Pool

By Emma Taggart on May 4, 2018



Performed and directed by French deep-sea diver, dancer, and filmmaker Julie Gautier, AMA is a video performance project that follows the artist’s graceful underwater movements. Filmed in the world’s deepest pool in Venice, Italy, the captivating underwater dance is titled after the Japanese word for “woman of the sea.” The short film premiered in more than 40 public screenings around the world on International Women’s Day (March 8th 2018), and is dedicated “to all the women of the world.” The artist explains, “For me, this film is a way to say: you are not alone.”





세계 최고 깊이 풀에서 수중 안무



AMA begins with Gautier standing in heavy rain, as the camera moves in to focus on her face. Then it cuts to the artist lying motionless, and pans across her body. When she slowly rises from the floor, it suddenly becomes apparent that Gautier isn’t just on the ground—she’s actually inside the aforementioned swimming pool.


Over the course of about 6 minutes, we can see Gautier holding her breath and performing an incredible routine unlike anything else. She elegantly glides through the crystal-clear, calm water like a ballerina in slow motion. With each controlled movement, her silk-like hair and the fabric of her dress flow and “dance” with her. The film ends as Gautier gracefully rises up to the surface, beneath a sparkling release of effervescent air bubbles.






You can see more short films by Gautier on her website—including the Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin music video she co-directed (Runnin') which features her free-diving world champion husband, Guillaume Nery. And, check out her collaborative underwater film company with her husband, Les Films Engloutis.


Performed and directed by French deep-sea diver, dancer, and filmmaker Julie Gautier, AMA follows the artist’s graceful underwater movements.

Underwater Dance by Julie Gautier

Filmed in the world’s deepest pool in Venice, Italy, the captivating underwater dance is dedicated “to all the women of the world.”

Underwater Dance by Julie Gautier



Gautier glides through the crystal-clear, calm water like a ballerina in slow motion, holding her breath the entire time.

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Julie Gautier: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo
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Nature2018.04.28 13:00


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people2018.04.28 02:45


Has Korea meeting revealed Kim Jong-un’s TRUE height? Dictator is officially 5ft 7in but he appears to be an inch 




SHORTER than President Moon who is believed to be 5ft 6in

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been reported as being 5ft and 7in tall

However, photos from summit shows him shorter than President Moon Jae-In 

South Korean President is said to be 5ft 6in, but looks at least one inch taller





김정은의 키는 163cm

문재인의 키는 165cm로 김정은보다 2cm가 더 크다



By SARA MALM FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 15:31 BST, 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:59 BST, 27 April 2018


Kim Jong-Un reportedly claims to be 5ft7in tall - however pictures from today's summit in South Korea appear to tell a different story.



The North Korean dictator looks at least one inch shorter than South Korean President Moon Jae-In - who is reportedly 5ft 6in. 





Photos of the pair standing and walking side-by-side in the border village of Panmunjom, shows that Kim is shorter than President Moon, despite his infamous bouffant hairstyle.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5665091/Has-Korean-leaders-meeting-revealed-Kim-Jong-uns-TRUE-height-Appears-shorter-President-Moon.html#ixzz5Dtacp7gk 



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Nature2018.04.26 00:36


World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea

By Sara Barnes on April 24, 2018

 


If you’ve ever dreamt of being like Ariel and living under the sea, now’s your chance to make your fantasy a reality. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island recently announced what they believe to be the world's first underwater villa. They’re calling the stunning locale Muraka, or “coral” in Dhivehi (the local language of the Maldives), and it's projected to sit 16 feet and four inches below the surface of the ocean. You’re sure to feel truly immersed in the blue waters and bustling ocean life.


The undersea abode is designed to be a two-level structure that will straddle the waterline. Residents will sleep under the ocean’s surface in a suite that features a king-size bedroom and bathroom, as well as a living area for relaxation. Above the water, lead by a spiral staircase, Muraka will have a bevy of amenities that speak to its high-end, luxury living; the features include another bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, security quarters, second living room, kitchen, bar, and a deck for your viewing pleasure.



Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Bedroom




바다에서 4.8M 깊이에 있는 세계 최초 해저 빌라



Envisioned as a curved acrylic dome, the project will be completed by the end of 2018. Once done, it will be available at a starting rate of $50,000 a night. The villa will be fit to accommodate nine people.


This isn’t the first underwater venture that Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has created. In the mid-2000s, they opened Ithaa, the world’s first undersea restaurant.


Known for its underseas living, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has just announced their plans for a new underwater villa.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Bathroom



Called Muraka, they believe it to be the world's first underwater residence.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Corridor

Once completed in 2018, guests can sleep below water or enjoy the views above the sea.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Master Bedroom

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Master Bathroom

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Deck

Learn more about Muraka in the video below:

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: Website | Instagram | Facebook

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

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people2018.04.21 16:42

Hawkers Rome Store

New Italian Retail Architecture: Via Belsiana Sunglasses Company Shop – design by CuldeSac

20 Apr 2018

Hawkers Rome Store

Architects: CuldeSac

Address: Via Belsiana, 33, 00187 Roma RM, Italia – near Plaza de España

Hawkers Rome Store

Hawker’s energy invades Rome

CuldeSac ™ designs, in collaboration with Hawker’s retail team, the second flaghship of the brand right in the heart of Italy, transgressing traditional materials to bring them closer to the essence of the product.

Hawkers Rome: pure energy



비아 벨시아나(Via Belsiana) 선글라스 회사의 로마


호커스는 세계적인 선글라스 브랜드

비아 벨시아나가 획기적인 선글라스 스토어를 로마에 개관했다;


미국 디자인회사 컬드삭(CuldeSac)이 설계했으며 이태리 중심에 

두번째 플래그쉽을 기록했다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


There is no better way to define the new flagship store.

Hawkers Rome Store Hawkers Rome Store


The use of color in a spontaneous, changeable and living way characterizes the space. An explosion of energy is reflected in the mirror baseboards of the walls, in which 3d animations allow the Brand to interact with the client. The color interacts with the environment to alter it, becoming the filter that surrounds it all.


Hawkers Rome Store


The Hawker’s character enters the city and defines the store’s spirit, becoming a covering that makes us feel inside a marble glass; a stone pool, that absorbs the energy that the city irradiates during the day and shines when the city is asleep, thanks to the resin that fills the veining.




Hawkers Rome Store


The brand lives inside the marble and see the light throughout the veining. Hawkers is a liquid brand and appear as such in the space with the color. – Borja Berna. Architect at CuldeSac™ Custom


Hawkers Rome Store


The limits of the space are blurred thanks to the mirrors that interact with the clients, giving the store a feeling of dynamism, character, game and light. – Lucía del Portillo, Partner & Creative Director at CuldeSac Custom


Hawkers Rome Store


A vibrant space located just near Plaza de España, that plays with the client perceptions, the physical limits and technology to generate an original experience.




Hawkers Rome Store


Hawkers arrives in Rome with premium materials fabricated ad-hoc, ready to infiltrate the classicism and the roman luxury, impregnating the city with its strong personality, and beginning its conquest of the european continent.

Hawkers keeps, with this store, making its own rules.


Hawkers Rome Store


Hawkers Rome – Building Information

Title: Hawkers Rome Store
Location: Rome, Italy
Size: 17 square meters
Opening date: April 2018
Category: Store Design
Designer: CuldeSac Custom Retail, Spain
Website: http://www.culdesac.es

Photographer: Luigi Filetici (http://luigifiletici.it)

About CuldeSac

CuldeSac™, the strategic and creative consultancy headquartered in Valencia, produces ideas and concepts intended to bring added value and business to brands. The multidisciplinary team of this creative lab is specialised in developing and executing unique brand experiences throughout the world.
CuldeSac™ is currently one of the most multifaceted studios on the Spanish creative scene. Internationally renowned and a usual collaborator of premium brands, it explores alternative avenues for carrying out interdisciplinary projects for spaces, product branding, events, communication and PR.
www.culdesac.es

Hawkers Rome Store images / information received 190418 from CuldeSac


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people2018.04.21 00:56


Photographer Immortalizes Vibrant Neon Streets of Hong Kong and Tokyo

By Jessica Stewart on April 13, 2018


Hong Kong


Moroccan photographer and 3D artist Zaki Abdelmounim merges his skill sets to produce incredible night photography of well-loved Asian cities. His photographs of Hong Kong and Tokyo show the vibrant, neon-soaked streets bustling with activity throughout all hours of the night.


A love of surreal science fiction and noir pushed Abdelmounim to create each series and use his design skills to pull out the saturated details of the neon lights of the respective cities. “The projects came from a fascination with fictional cyberpunk and neon-noir worlds, and a feeling of urgency to live and conjure images of these vibes from our real world,” Abdelmounim tells My Modern Met. “It's the juxtaposition of a different era and the present we live in, of the real and fiction, what makes it a worthwhile experience.”


Fighting the chaos around him to hone in on specific experiences, Abdelmounim is able to tell a cohesive story with his work. From bustling intersections to friends sharing a laugh, he captures the human experience in addition to the massive architecture. And as such, his work has an intimate feel that battles against the sensory overload of the environment.


Shanghai, Seoul, Chicago, and New York are all on the photographer's wishlist for the ongoing project. Keep an eye out for where he'll land next and if you are interested in prints, they are available via Curioos.




Inspired by cyberpunk and neon-noir, photographer Zaki Abdelmounim captures the neon streets of Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Tokyo Night Photography

Tokyo

Zaki Abdelmounim - Neon Night Photography

Hong Kong

Photo of Hong Kong

Hong Kong




Zaki Abdelmounim - Neon Night Photography

Tokyo

Hong Kong Skyline at Night

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong



Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Tokyo

Tokyo

Zaki Abdelmounim - Neon Night Photography

Hong Kong

Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Hong Kong
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Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Tokyo

Tokyo

Photo of Hong Kong at Night

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong

Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Hong Kong

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Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Tokyo Night Photography

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Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong

Zaki Abdelmounim - Neon Night Photography

Tokyo

Tokyo Night Photography

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Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong

Photo of Hong Kong at Night

Hong Kong

Zaki Abdelmounim: Behance | Curioos 

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people2018.04.19 23:33


Winners of 2018 Birth Photography Contest Celebrate Magic Moments of Childbirth

By Sara Barnes on April 19, 2018


“Stunning Siblings First Encounter,” First Place Winner, Photo: Marijke Thoen Birthphotography


Childbirth represents one of the greatest—and most rewarding—challenges that a human can endure. Every year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) celebrate this poignant experience with their annual birth photography contest. As an online community of over 1,200 members in 42 countries, they host the Image Competition in an effort to “share the beauty of birth with the world.”







The 2018 winners were recently announced, and within the scope of the competition, history was made. In 2016, photographer Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie won the grand prize for her image of a water birth. “The beautiful baby in that photo is now a big sister,” the competition explains, “and [Geboortefotografie] has won the 2018 competition with an image featuring the adorable siblings!”



In addition to Geboortefotografie’s awe-inspiring photograph, IAPBP has selected winners in categories including Labor, Delivery, Postpartum, and Birth Details, as well as the top portraits chosen by its members. Each image represents its own incredible journey and is a testament to just how amazing our bodies are. See the artful birth photos below.


Each year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers hosts an Image Competition featuring the best in birth photography.


Newborn Photography

“Nowhere and Everywhere,” Best in Category: Labor, Photo: Rebecca Coursey

Birth Photography Contest

“En Caul Baby Birth,” Best in Category: Delivery, Photo: Daniela Justus




Newborn Photography

“Flesh of My Flesh,” Best in Category: Postpartum, Photo: Esther Edith

Birth Photography Contest

“Birth of a Brother,” Best In Category: Birth Details, Photo: Daniela Justus

Newborn Photography

“Three Become Four,” Members Choice Winner, Photo: Esther Edith




Photo of Baby Being Born

“Take My Hand, Hold My Heart,” Members Choice Best in Category: Postpartum, Photo: Tamara Milldove

Birth Photography Contest

“Birthing Waves,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Robin Baker

Birth Photography Contest

“Touch,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Krista Evans




Birth Photography Contest

“Labor by Candlelight,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Ashley Marston

Birth Photography Contest

“Nurse Linda,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Tammy Karin




Birth Photography Contest

“Fist Bump for Mom,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Neely Ker-Fox

Newborn Photography

“A Physiological Third Stage,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Paige Driscoll

Newborn Photography

“Love Complete,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Marjolein Loppies

Newborn Photography

“Admiration and Relief,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Kandyce Joeline



Newborn Photography

“Underwater Scream,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Caroline Devulder

Newborn Photography

“How Big,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Megan Brock

IAPBP: Website | Facebook

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people2018.04.17 02:41


Photographer Born Without Hands and Legs Reveals How He Shoots Gorgeous Images

By Sara Barnes on April 16, 2018





If you’re truly passionate about something, then you find a way to pursue it—even when there seem to be insurmountable obstacles in your way. Indonesian professional photographer Achmad Zulkarnain is a shining example of this fact. Born without hands and legs, he has gained international attention for his work, all of which he does on his own.



In a short video by Great Big Story, we get a peek into Zulkarnain’s world. “I don’t let my limitations limit my steps forward,” he begins, “or limit my dreams.” He started his photography journey while taking ID card pictures in his village. “I thought photography was really interesting,” he recalls. After buying a camera on credit, he eventually turned his hobby into a career.


Through his physical challenges, Zulkarnain demonstrates his ingenuity and ability to adapt to a world built for able-bodied people. He has his own custom-built car that allows him to travel to “far places” and capture beautiful backdrops. And using an extra bit of skin on his arms, he can push the camera shutter. His mouth turns the device on and off. Once he’s done shooting, he retouches the images on his computer. The results are striking with a beautiful sense of light and dewy color.


Watch the inspiring story below.



https://mymodernmet.com/achmad-zulkarnain-photographer-disability

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Nature2018.04.14 23:48


Spectacular Photos Capture Frozen Beauty of Largest Freshwater Lake in the World

By Emma Taggart on April 11, 2018

 


Moscow-based photographer Kristina Makeeva traveled to Lake Baikal in southern Siberia where she captured the beauty of the largest freshwater lake in the word. At around 600 kilometers long (373 miles), the vast, mirror-like surface features layers of transparent ice that has cracked and bubbled, leaving incredible, organic patterns and frozen formations.



Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva



세계 최고의 청정호수 러시아 바이칼호

바이칼 생수도 출시되어 있다.


With icy depths of 5,387 feet (1,642 meters) in certain areas, the freshwater lake’s frozen surface can withhold the weight of people and even cars. Known for its crystal-clear water, visitors can see into the green-blue abyss, where fish, plant life, stones, and various objects shimmer under the thick layer of ice. Shooting in an area with below-freezing temperatures, Makeeva came to the quick realization that many cameras could not cope in such frosty conditions, often only lasting around two hours before the batteries would give in.



Many of Makeeva’s images depict the thousands of large bubbles trapped beneath the surface which result from algae-produced methane gas. These glassy, pearl-like spheres are perhaps the reason for the lake’s nickname, “the pearl of Siberia.” The large cracks can span as much as 30 kilometers (8 miles) with widths of around 2 feet (2-3 meters). According to Makeeva, when they crack, the sound is “reminiscent of thunder or a gunshot.”


You can find more of Makeeva’s incredible images on Instagram.


Moscow-based photographer Kristina Makeeva traveled to Lake Baikal in Southern Siberia where she captured the beauty of the largest freshwater lake in the world.


Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva

Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva

Around 600-kilometers-long, the vast, mirror-like surface features layers of transparent ice that has cracked and bubbled, leaving incredible, organic patterns and frozen formations.



Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeevaLake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva

With icy depths of 5,387 feet (1,642 meters), the lake is known for its crystal-clear water.

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people2018.04.14 13:55


Hotel sex is the hottest sex of all and now we know why

But why?


MARIA LORETO, THE FRESH TOAST


The idea of hot hotel sex makes couples want to book rooms on special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. They believe that a change in scenery can provide an escape from normalcy and will work wonders for their sex life. Now this belief is backed up by research.


For starters, couples tend to get inspired when they’re at hotels. They like to dress up, drink alcohol, listen to music, and eat chocolates, all of which affects directly on the amount of dopamine their bodies produce, making them happier and more relaxed than usual. The fact that they’re in a new place is also a dopamine booster, which is a little crazy but we’ll go along with it.





Checking into a hotel also triggers a feeling in couples as if they were going on a vacation, even if they’re just booking one night on an crappy hotel located in the town they’ve always lived at. This mini vacay makes couples forget a little about their responsibilities, their jobs and kids, giving them a feeling of escape and relaxation, prompting them to make the most out of the moment.


Obviously, the fancier the hotel the better. A beautiful lobby, clean sheets, a stocked up mini bar and some room service can truly do miracles for every couple in the world.

https://www.salon.com/2017/05/12/science-hotel-sex-is-the-hottest-sex-of-all-and-now-we-know-why_partner

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Killer robots that are incapable of telling the difference between innocent civilians and enemies could be on battlefields within a YEAR, claims expert




  • Comment was made by Dr Noel Sharkey from Sheffield University  
  • Artificial intelligence is being used by countries to make weapons
  • These robots would be fully autonomous and need no human oversight  
  • Leading experts believe that these machines should be banned by a UN treaty 
  • Officials have gathered at a Geneva conference this week to discuss a global prohibition on killer robots



무고한 시민과 적을 구별하지 못하는 킬러 로봇이 

일년 안에 전쟁터에 있게 될 수도 있다고 전문가들은 주장한다.



Killer robots could be on battlefields within a year if the UN fails to arrange an international treaty limiting their development.

That's the claim of Professor Noel Sharkey, who says early wartime machines could cause mass deaths and they will not be able to tell the difference between enemies and civilians.

His comments come as 120 United Nations member states meet this week at the Palais des Nations complex in Geneva to continue talks on the future challenges posed by lethal autonomous weapons system.  


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Dr Noel Sharkey (right) is pictured here with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams (left) campaigning for a ban on fully autonomous weapons. He believes an international treaty banning them is 'vitally important' at a UN conference in Geneva this week

Dr Noel Sharkey (right) is pictured here with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams (left) campaigning for a ban on fully 

autonomous weapons. He believes an international treaty banning them is 'vitally important' at a UN conference in 

Geneva this week


Dr Noel Sharkey, a Professor of AI and Robotics as well as a Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield, told MailOnline that an international treaty banning the use of fully autonomous killer robots is 'vitally important'.


The AI expert has a rich history in the field of robotics, including a stint as head judge on the popular TV show 'Robot Wars'.


Professor Sharkey said: 'Most [countries] have said that meaningful human control of weapons is vitally important. 

'I believe that we will get a treaty but the worry is what sort of treaty? 

'Without a treaty, killer robots could be rolled out within a year.'  



Nations are currently developing their own versions of these 'killer robots' and there is little to no legislation to prevent them being deployed.


This week, a UN convention dedicated to this topic is bringing together delegates from 90 different member states in Geneva.


Today marks the first full day of talks in the Swiss city as the gathered experts and officials discuss 'Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). 


Major agenda points will be covered on different days, with 'consideration of the human element in the use of lethal force' the main talking point for Wednesday.   


Fully autonomous killer robots, similar to the Skynet organised Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured) 

could be a reality within a year. Experts believe there should be 'meaningful human control' over all robots 

Currently, robotic systems can utilise AI and develop lethal machines, but they must have 'human oversight'. 


Experts stress that all robotic weapons should have a level of 'meaningful human control,' said Professor Sharkey.

'Terms like 'human oversight' can be simply pressing a button to launch a missile.


'The word "meaningful" is very important as it means someone is involved in deciding the contact and determining the target.'


This, according to Professor Sharkey, is a bone of contention between campaigners and weapons developers.

Some countries, including the US and the UK, believe that the term meaningful is open to debate and opens the field up to a level of subjectivity. 


Professor Sharkey, and many others, think that the main flaw of the killer robots is that the technology is incapable of making human-like decisions.


When it comes to life and death, this can have devastating consequences.  


WHY ARE PEOPLE SO WORRIED ABOUT AI?

It is an issue troubling some of the greatest minds in the world at the moment, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk described AI as our 'biggest existential threat' and likened its development as 'summoning the demon'.

He believes super intelligent machines could use humans as pets.

Professor Stephen Hawking said it is a 'near certainty' that a major technological disaster will threaten humanity in the next 1,000 to 10,000 years.

They could steal jobs 

More than 60 percent of people fear that robots will lead to there being fewer jobs in the next ten years, according to a 2016 YouGov survey.

And 27 percent predict that it will decrease the number of jobs 'a lot' with previous research suggesting admin and service sector workers will be the hardest hit.

As well as posing a threat to our jobs, other experts believe AI could 'go rogue' and become too complex for scientists to understand.

A quarter of the respondents predicted robots will become part of everyday life in just 11 to 20 years, with 18 percent predicting this will happen within the next decade. 

They could 'go rogue' 

Computer scientist Professor Michael Wooldridge said AI machines could become so intricate that engineers don't fully understand how they work.

If experts don't understand how AI algorithms function, they won't be able to predict when they fail.

This means driverless cars or intelligent robots could make unpredictable 'out of character' decisions during critical moments, which could put people in danger.

For instance, the AI behind a driverless car could choose to swerve into pedestrians or crash into barriers instead of deciding to drive sensibly.

They could wipe out humanity 

Some people believe AI will wipe out humans completely.

'Eventually, I think human extinction will probably occur, and technology will likely play a part in this,' DeepMind's Shane Legg said in a recent interview.

He singled out artificial intelligence, or AI, as the 'number one risk for this century'.

Musk warned that AI poses more of a threat to humanity than North Korea.

'If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea,' the 46-year-old wrote on Twitter.

'Nobody likes being regulated, but everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc) that's a danger to the public is regulated. AI should be too.'

Musk has consistently advocated for governments and private institutions to apply regulations on AI technology.

He has argued that controls are necessary in order protect machines from advancing out of human control

Dr Noel Sharkey  told MailOnline that an international treaty banning the use of fully autonomous killer robots is 'vitally important'. This week he attends the UN conference in Geneva on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

Dr Noel Sharkey  told MailOnline that an international treaty banning the use of fully autonomous killer robots is 'vitally 

important'. This week he attends the UN conference in Geneva on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems


Professor Sharkey said: 'I don't believe they can adhere to the rules of war. They can't decipher enemy from friend and they have no way of deciding a proportionate response. That is a human decision that cannot be replicated in a robot.

'For example, you can't say that the life of Osama bin laden was worth 50 old ladies, 20 children and a wheelchair, it just doesn't work that way.'    


'A human has to make these decisions, it can't be replicated by machines and that's where we think the line should be drawn.


'We are not against autonomous robots, but we believe they should not be able to choose their own targets.

'These weapons can go out on their own, find their own targets and apply deadly force.



'Selection and deciding of targets should be prohibited and that is our belief and priority,' he said.  

If a large-scale conflict was to break out before a treaty was signed, the results could be as devastating as chemical warfare.          


'Russia, for example, has already developed fully autonomous tanks that are overseen by humans,' Dr Sharkey concluded.


'The idea of Russian tanks patrolling the border does not help me sleep at night.' 



Professor Sharkey was one of 57 leading minds that signed an open-letter to a South Korean university this week in protest over their AI weaponisation programme.  


The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kaist) is working with weapons manufacturer Hanwha Systems and this offended many academics in the field. 


Organising a global boycott of the University, the letter was penned by Professor Toby Walsh from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. 


Professor Sharkey told MailOnline: 'We were shocked by a University doing this as they are an academic institution. It was morally wrong.'


Calling it a 'Pandora's box', the experts believe AI and automated killing droids could trigger the third revolution in warfare.


Following the widespread condemnation by his peers, the President of Kaist, Shin Sung-chul, offered reassurances that Kaist is not in the process of developing Skynet-inspired droids.


Professor Sharkey (pictured, right) and many others, think that the main flaw of the killer robots is that the technology is incapable of making human-like decisions. Fears of indiscriminate killing and the risk of civilian casualties are a very real concern

Professor Sharkey (pictured, right) and many others, think that the main flaw of the killer robots is that the technology is 

incapable of making human-like decisions. Fears of indiscriminate killing and the risk of civilian casualties are a very 

real concern


He stated, quite explicitly, that the institution has no intention to develop 'lethal autonomous weapons systems or killer robots.'


'As an academic institution, we value human rights and ethical standards to a very high degree. Kaist has strived to conduct research for better serving the world.


'I reaffirm once again that Kaist will not conduct any research activities counter to human dignity including autonomous weapons lacking meaningful human control.' 


This, at least for Professor Sharkey, offered enough reassurance to end the boycott. 


He said: 'I am happy from a campaign perspective, they are not the only ones doing this as all institutions require funding. 


'I am happy with his remarks and I will not be boycotting the institution any longer.'


As for the remaining 56 signees from 30 different countries, they will need to discuss their position individually. 

In the opinion of Professor Sharkey, this is now a mere formality.  



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5582921/Fully-autonomous-killer-robots-YEAR-claims-expert.html#ixzz5CNR3LJHb 



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people2018.04.09 23:33


From sex on a grave to wild orgies: Erotic exploits of a wealthy sheikh in the Ottoman Empire are revealed in a 200-year-old manuscript that could fetch £350,000 at auction




The 209-page book follows the life of a very promiscuous and wealthy Sheikh 

Eighty-five separate sex scenes include homosexual and heterosexual activity

Although the man is unknown, he documented his lifelong frivolity in the artwork

Experts expect the book to sell for around £350,000 ($500,000) this month



경매에서 35만파운드에 팔릴 수 있는 오토만제국의 

부유한 아랍 왕자의 야한 착취물들이 200년된 필사본에 

그 모습을 드러냈다


209페이지의 이책에는 성생활이 난잡한 아랍 왕자의 모습이 담겨 있다



By JOE PINKSTONE FOR MAILONLINE 

PUBLISHED: 13:02 BST, 9 April 2018 

A 200-year-old manuscript from the Ottoman empire provides an eye-opening insight into the sex life of a wealthy sheikh. 


With everything from wild orgies to sex on a tomb, the book contains 85 illustrated scenes showing vigorous sexual exploits of the 'Ottoman playboy'.


The unnamed playboy enjoys sexual relations with both men and women throughout the book. 


He always wears the same distinctive turban of dark blue fabric and white cloth, suggesting he was rich and in the Sultan's inner circle. 


The manuscript is set to go under the hammer later this month in London and could fetch as much as £350,000 ($500,000).


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A 200-year-old manuscript from the Ottoman empire provides an eye-opening insight into the frivolous activities of a wealthy sheikh. The X-rated book, the title of which loosely translates to 'A Shaykh Remembers his Youth', shows a variety of sexual scenes (pictured) in startling clarity

A 200-year-old manuscript from the Ottoman empire provides an eye-opening insight into the frivolous activities of a wealthy sheikh. The X-rated book, the title of which loosely translates to 'A Shaykh Remembers his Youth', shows a variety of sexual scenes (pictured) in startling clarity


The X-rated book, the title of which loosely translates to 'A Shaykh Remembers his Youth', shows a variety of sexual scenes in startling clarity.


Sex in the book takes place everywhere, including in a hammam, a bakery and on the site of a tomb.

With homosexual acts just as prominent as heterosexual acts, the wealthy sheikh who commissioned the piece was far from shy about sharing his antics.


The book is considered one of the most lavishly illustrated erotic manuscripts in the world.

Of the many trysts depicted in the book, one noteworthy one shows ten moustache-bearing youths wearing next to nothing having sex in a circle.


It appears the spectacular feat was nothing unusual for the young Muslims.


The book shows in fascinating detail the use of Ottoman-era sex toys in groups of women, suggesting the book's several authors and artists were open-minded about such activity. 


'This is top quality erotic illustration,' Chiara de Nicolais, Middle East specialist at Sotheby's, told The Times.


'It represents the long lifetime of an Ottoman playboy. We haven't been able to identify him, but there was a very clear code of dress in the Sultan's palace. 


'Whoever he was, he was certainly influential in the court, and very, very rich. His type of turban suggests someone who was within the inner circle of the sultan.' 


The main figure, always depicted wearing a white and blue turban, is seen in most of the book's explicit scenes.

'It's interesting because there is progression of age,' Ms de Nicolais said.  


One of the pieces of artwork shows an older sheikh with a prostitute. 

She can be seen counting coins on the floor while the sheikh is positioned behind her.


Scenes in the book include 39 full-page, 45 half-page and one double-page illustrations. With both homosexual and heterosexual sexual acts depicted, it gives an insight into the attitudes towards sex and erotica in the Ottoman empire 

Scenes in the book include 39 full-page, 45 half-page and one double-page illustrations. With both homosexual and 

heterosexual sexual acts depicted, it gives an insight into the attitudes towards sex and erotica in the Ottoman empire 


Set to go under the hammer later this month at Sotheby's in London, the journal is expected to fetch up to £350,000 ($500,000). The book is considered one of the most lavishly illustrated erotic manuscripts in the world

Set to go under the hammer later this month at Sotheby's in London, the journal is expected to fetch up to £350,000 ($500,000). The book is considered one of the most lavishly illustrated erotic manuscripts in the world


Lovingly created over several decades, the book documents the colourful sexual activity of an Islamic playboy. The promiscuous patron (pictured) expanded the manual to include further erotic works over the next 40 years

Lovingly created over several decades, the book documents the colourful sexual activity of an Islamic playboy. 

The promiscuous patron (pictured) expanded the manual to include further erotic works over the next 40 years

The promiscuous patron expanded the manual to include further erotic works over the next 40 years. 


The 209-page manuscript, which measures 13 inches by 8.5 inches (33cm by 22cm) mentions three dates: 1779, 1799-1780 and 1817.


This indicates that the production of the book spanned the duration of the curator's youth as well as later years.

Text in the book mentions reference to the city of Shumna, today Shumen, in Bulgaria. 


As well as showing the sexual prowess of a wealthy individual, the manuscript also offers an insight into the attitudes toward sexual activity in the late Ottoman empire.


The manual is in two sections - one depicting men's sexuality and the other's women. 

In stark contrast to the rest of conservative Europe, erotic literature was popular throughout the Ottoman empire.  


The 209-page manuscript, which measures 13 inches by 8.5 inches (33cm by 22cm) mentions three dates: 1779, 1799-1780 and 1817. This indicates that the production of the book spanned the duration of the curator's lifetime. It explores both male and female sexuality 

The 209-page manuscript, which measures 13 inches by 8.5 inches (33cm by 22cm) mentions three dates: 1779, 

1799-1780 and 1817. This indicates that the production of the book spanned the duration of the curator's lifetime. 

It explores both male and female sexuality 


 Eighty-five separate sex scenes include homosexual and heterosexual activity. Open-mindedness was a pre-requisite for book's several authors and artists as it shows in fascinating detail the use of Ottoman-era sex toys in groups of women

 Eighty-five separate sex scenes include homosexual and heterosexual activity. Open-mindedness was a pre-requisite 

for book's several authors and artists as it shows in fascinating detail the use of Ottoman-era sex toys in groups of women


WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE?

The Ottoman Empire originated in what is now modern-day Turkey in the late 13th century. 

At its peak it dominated much of south-east Europe and covered 2 million square miles (5.2 million square km).

During the 16th and 17th centuries, at the height of its power under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire was a multinational, multilingual empire.

As well as engulfing south-east Europe, in also controlled vast swathes of land in Southeast Europe, parts of Central Europe, Western Asia, parts of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus North Africa and the Horn of Africa. 

With Constantinople as its capital and control of lands around the Mediterranean basin, the Ottoman Empire was at the centre of interactions between the west and the east for six centuries.

The empire allied with Germany in the early 20th century, hoping to escape from the diplomatic isolation which had contributed to its recent territorial losses, and thus joined World War One on the side of the Central powers.

After the allied forces defeated the Central powers in The Great War, the Turkish war of Independence in 1919-1922 saw the abolition of the Ottoman Empire.   

In the 16th century Ottoman society was generally open-minded about sex and then became more conservative in the 17th century.    


By the 18th century however, there had been a sexual renaissance and the market for erotica blossomed once more.    


In the Ottoman empire, gender was considered fluid and like many other extinct civilisations and cultures, homosexuality was commonplace. 


Although this is a rare depiction of lesbian sex in Islamic art, erotic behaviour between several men was more normal.

Experts believe the publication was probably made to be shared among friends. 


The figure pictured sitting cross-legged at the table features prominently throughout the entire book, always wearing the same distinct turban. it is believed he was the wealthy sheikh that commissioned the book

The figure pictured sitting cross-legged at the table features prominently throughout the entire book, always wearing 

the same distinct turban. it is believed he was the wealthy sheikh that commissioned the book


A shockingly candid glimpse at the frolicking of an unknown tycoon, the article is being viewed as one of the most lavishly illustrated erotic manuscripts in the world

A shockingly candid glimpse at the frolicking of an unknown tycoon, the article is being viewed as one of the most 

lavishly illustrated erotic manuscripts in the world


The open-minded approach to sex in the 16th century became increasingly conservative in the 17th century. By the 18th century however, there had been a sexual renaissance and the market for erotica blossomed once more

The open-minded approach to sex in the 16th century became increasingly conservative in the 17th century. 

By the 18th century however, there had been a sexual renaissance and the market for erotica blossomed once more

The catalogue notes state: 'To understand fully the context in which these paintings were produced, it is necessary 

to note that gender was not considered a dichotomy in Ottoman Turkey. 


'Three distinctive groups need to be identified when talking about sexuality: men, women and male youths. 


'The man is at the centre of the encounter most of the time, but there are occasions where only male youths or women are the principal protagonists. 


'There is fluidity in gender: youths will become men, and the main distinction within a sexual act lies between who is passive and who is active.'   


Auctioneers expect the publication to be the star of the show at the Arts of the Islamic World sale at Sotheby’s on April 25. 




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5593699/200-year-old-sex-manual-Ottoman-Empire-goes-sale-350-000.html#ixzz5CBZKAvz8 
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