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  1. 2018.11.10 실제 낯선 사람들을 만화 캐릭터로 바꿔주는 아티스트 Artist Transforms Real Life Strangers Into Pixar-Like Cartoon Characters
  2. 2018.11.05 The Enchanting History of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Famous Gargoyles 프랑스 파리의 노트르담 성당의 괴물 석상의 빛나는 역사
  3. 2018.10.31 Amazing Winners of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards
  4. 2018.10.17 Stunning Photos Capture the Fiery Passion of People in the Ocean
  5. 2018.10.03 Interview: Adventurous Travel Photographer Reflects on His Most Memorable Images 미지의 세계 전통적인 관습 다큐멘터리 사진들
  6. 2018.09.14 Dynamic Underwater Photos Look Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings 크리스티 리 로저스(Christy Lee Rogers) 바로크 수중사진 '뮤즈'
  7. 2018.09.13 Life its so beautiful
  8. 2018.09.05 VIDEO: Celebrities are matched with some VERY unflattering doppelgangers by new Google Art Selfie app..할리우드 도플갱어들
  9. 2018.08.26 Cinematic Portraits of a Young Kate Moss and Other Celebrities 케이트 모스와 키스 리차드에서 니콜 키드먼과 히스 레저까지,
  10. 2018.08.20 8 Real-Life Locations of Famous Paintings You Can Visit Today 8개소의 실제 장소와 일치하는 유명화가의 그림들
  11. 2018.08.11 VIDEO: Pasta Chef Handcrafts Rainbow-Colored Noodles Using All-Natural Ingredients 파스타 쉐프의 수제 레이보우 누들
  12. 2018.07.31 Interview: Alexa Meade Reveals Behind the Scenes of Painting Ariana Grande for Her Music Video 설치예술가 알렉사 미드의 보디 페인팅
  13. 2018.07.23 “DNA Braid” Hair Trend Turns Ordinary Locks Into Spiraling DNA Molecules
  14. 2018.07.18 Choose your warrior..
  15. 2018.07.09 Japanese Man Beautifully Documents His Family’s Life in a One-Room Apartment 원룸 아파트에서 가족들과 아름다운 삶을 사는 일본 사진작가
  16. 2018.07.06 Interview: Creative Dad Photoshops His Kids Into the Funniest Situations 아빠의 자식 사랑
  17. 2018.06.20 Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice
  18. 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
  19. 2018.05.10 A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith 사진작가 로드니 스미스의 마술같은 사진의 세계
  20. 2018.05.05 Artist Performs Stunning Underwater Choreography in the World’s Deepest Pool 세계 최고 깊이 풀에서 수중 안무
  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. 2018.04.21 Hawkers Rome Store 호커스 로마 숍
  23. 2018.04.21 Photographer Immortalizes Vibrant Neon Streets of Hong Kong and Tokyo 세계 최고의 네온사인 도시 홍통과 도쿄
  24. 2018.04.19 Winners of 2018 Birth Photography Contest Celebrate Magic Moments of Childbirth
  25. 2018.04.17 Photographer Born Without Hands and Legs Reveals How He Shoots Gorgeous Images
  26. 2018.04.14 Hotel sex is the hottest sex of all and now we know why
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 2018.03.27 Interview: Expressive Paintings of Native Americans in Authentic Dress
  30. 2018.03.25 Photographer Captures All 11 of Her Kids in One Stunning Heirloom Portrait
people2018.11.10 00:05


Artist Transforms Real Life Strangers Into Pixar-Like Cartoon Characters

By Emma Taggart on November 8, 2018


If you’re a fan of Pixar, you’ve probably wondered what you might look like as one of their iconic animated characters. 3D artist Lance Phan makes those dreams come true by transforming ordinary people into uncanny cartoon versions of themselves. From one-person portraits to cute couple snapshots, the resulting stylized characterizations look just like stills from the animation studio’s next big movie.


3D Pixar Cartoon Characters by Lance Phan




 

실제 낯선 사람들을 만화 캐릭터로 바꿔주는 아티스트


제출된 사진을 참고 자료로 사용하여 판(Phan)은 디지털 텍스처와 3차원 모델링을 적용하여 마법을 부린다. 각각의 작품은 예술가의 놀라운 재능, 매력적이고 고화질적인 디테일로 가득 찬, 각각의 인물의 성격을 보여준다. 섬세한 머리카락에서부터 반짝이는 눈까지, 판(Phan)의 캐릭터들은 픽사(Pixar)가 유명 값을 하듯이 매혹적인 삶의 질을 제공받는다.


픽사(Pixar) 초상화를 얻기 위한 긴 대기자 명단이 있다는 것은 놀라운 일이 아니다. 판(Phan)의 작품은 수요가 너무 많아서, 스튜디오에서 자신을 돕기 위해 다른 사람들을 훈련시키기까지 했다. 만일 여러분이 만화 캐릭터로 어떻게 생겼는지 보고 싶다면, 팬의 웹사이트에서 요청할 수 있다


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


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Using submitted photographs as his reference, Phan works his magic by applying digital textures and three-dimensional modeling. Each work is a testament to the artist’s incredible talent, full of charming, high-definition details that bring out the personality of each character. From delicate strands of hair to glistening eyes, Phan’s characters have been given that enchanting life-like quality that Pixar is famous for.


It’s no surprise that there’s a long waiting list to get a “Pixar-fied” portrait. Phan’s work is so in demand, that he’s even started training other artists to help him in his studio. If you want to see how you’d look as a cartoon character, you can request a commission on Phan’s website.


In the meantime, you can see more of Phan’s Pixar portraits on Instagram.




3D artist Lance Phan transforms photos of ordinary people into uncanny cartoon characters.

3D Pixar Cartoon Characters by Lance Phan

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The resulting stylized characterizations look just like stills from the next big Pixar movie.

3D Pixar Cartoon Characters by Lance Phan3D Pixar Cartoon Characters by Lance Phan3D Pixar Cartoon Characters by Lance Phan

Each portrait is skillfully rendered by applying digital textures and three-dimensional modeling.

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Lance Phan: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Lance Phan.

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people2018.11.05 19:48


The Enchanting History of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Famous Gargoyles

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on October 18, 2018


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프랑스 파리의 노트르담 성당의 괴물 석상의 빛나는 역사


파리의 노트르담 대성당은 고딕 건축의 가장 정교한 건축 예술들 중 하나로. 중세 시대에 지어졌으며 수세기 동안 숭배자와 관광객들을 환영하며 하늘 높은 첨탑 스테인드글라스 창문 그리고 수려한 조각품에 대한 경외심을 불러일으켰다.


성인과 예언자 같은 성인의 조각 그림들 중에서 성당의 외관은 또한 악령으로부터 교회를 보호하기 위한 돌조각상인 괴수들을 특징으로 한다. 


노트르담의 신화는 기능하는 가각과 키메라라고 불리는 신기한 장식 조각품 컬렉션을 포함한다. 그들은 "괴물석상"으로 알려지게 되었고 아마도 이 성당의 가장 유명한 특징적인 조각품일 것이다


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


edited by kcontents




Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated as one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the church has welcomed worshippers and sightseers for centuries, inspiring awe with its sky-high spires, ethereal stained glass windows, and spell-binding sculptures.


Among carved depictions of holy figures like saints and prophets, the cathedral’s exterior also features a menagerie of grotesques, stone creatures intended to protect the church from malevolent spirits. When these statues double as waterspouts, they’re known as gargoyles—though the popular term is often mistakenly applied to the entire grotesque family.


The grotesques of Notre-Dame, for example, include both functioning gargoyles and a curious collection of decorative sculptures called chimera. While the latter do not drain water, they’ve come to be known as “gargoyles,” and are arguably the cathedral’s most famous feature.


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The Original Gargoyles

Under Bishop Maurice de Sully, Notre-Dame’s construction started in the 1160s and lasted nearly 200 years. At the start of this endeavor, gargoyles were not a staple of French architecture. However, by the middle of the 13th century, the Gothic style was gaining popularity, with gargoyles at the forefront.


Inspired by age-old models found on temples in Egypt, Rome, and Greece, architects began adorning their designs with gargoyles in the Middle Ages. To reimagine this ancient concept, they looked to French folklore—namely, the 7th-century story of Saint Romain and La Gargouille, a fire-breathing monster whose head was nailed to a church to serve as a waterspout.

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A statue of Saint Romain with Le Gargouille at his feet (Photo: Giogo via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0)

As Gothic churches grew in size, so did their need for drainage systems. When paired with the increasingly superstitious nature of the contemporary Catholic church, this made gargoyles a perfect fit.

By the time Notre-Dame was finished in 1345, dozens of limestone gargoyles covered its exterior walls. Posing as both guardians and gutters, these creatures have a distinctive appearance, consisting of a hollow, streamlined body, a long neck, and and an expressive, animal-like head. Often, they also have feathered wings, prominent, pointed ears, and clawed limbs tucked close to their body.

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Gargoyles on Notre-Dame (Photo: Peter Cadogan via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0)



Why this uniform appearance? According to art historian Michael Camille, the cathedral’s gargoyles look alike due to their ephemerality. “On medieval churches gargoyles rotted so quickly, if they did their job properly and carried off water, that only a century or so after they were made they had to be replaced,” Camille claims in The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity. “Not enduring like the saints in stone carved around the doorways below but contingent creatures, often carved in cruder limestone that had a shorter life, proper gargoyles were eminently replaceable.”

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Gargoyles on the side of Notre-Dame (Photo: Sharon Mollerus via Shutterstock)

This approach and consequent aesthetic contrasts that of the chimera, which are strikingly individual—and seemingly irreplaceable. However, unlike the gargoyles, these sculptures are not an original fixture of Notre-Dame. In fact, contrary to popular belief, they don’t even date back to the Middle Ages; they were sculpted in the 19th century.


The Famous Chimera

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Charles Nègre, “Henri Le Secq near the ‘Stryge’ chimera,” 1853 (Photo via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

In the 1800s, Notre-Dame was in crisis. Bored of the Gothic style and embracing Baroque architecture, Parisians all but petitioned for the crumbling cathedral’s demolition.

Fortunately, French writer, playwright, and preservationist Victor Hugo sought to save it. In order to remind the public of its historic importance, he penned The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, a novel that celebrates the mystery and magnificence of the Medieval cathedral. As a result of the book’s success, there was a renewed interest in the church, leading the king to call for its refurbishment.

In 1844, architects Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Lassus and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc were commissioned to restore the aging cathedral. The duo employed a team of craftspeople who repaired existing features and added new elements, including a 750-ton spire, copper statues, and the now-famous 56 chimera.

Unlike the gargoyles, these statues do not protrude from the external walls. Instead, they line the Galerie des Chimères, a balcony that connects the two bell towers. From here, they peer over the balustrade, where they eerily keep watch over the city and adorn the cathedral with their one-of-a-kind silhouettes.

Notre-Dame’s collection of chimera includes frightening animals, fantastical hybrids, and mythical creatures. Due to their unique personas, two of the sculptures have adopted nicknames throughout the years: Wyvern, a two-legged winged dragon, and Stryga (also playfully known as “the Spitting Gargoyle”), a horned creature with his head in his hands and his tongue sticking out.

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Wyvern (Photo: starryvoyage via Shutterstock)



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Stryga (Photo: Savvapanf Photo via Shutterstock)

Other famous—albeit nameless—characters include a one-horned demon, a goat-human hybrid, a plucky heron, and a not-so-scary elephant.


The Grotesques Today

Today, visitors to Notre-Dame Cathedral can spot both the looming gargoyles and the perched chimera. For a better view of both genres of grotesques, curious guests can even ascend the towers and walk across the Galerie des Chimères. While this climb comprises 387 steps up two sets of spiral staircases, it will undoubtedly be worth it when you’re face-to-face with its famous dwellers.

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Up close and personal with the chimera (Photo: S.Borisov via Shutterstock)

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people2018.10.31 22:20


Amazing Winners of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards

By Sara Barnes on October 30, 2018

 

In Cox’s Bazar, Asmat Ara looks clearly traumatized after the recent violence which took place in Myanmar, on September 6th, 2017. The previous night she had entered Tenkhali Rohingya refugee camp with her family from Kumar Khali, Myanmar Rohingya state. According to the UNHCR, more than 646,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar since August 25th, 2017, most of them trying to cross the border to reach Bangladesh.


“Battle Victim” by K M Asad. Ukhiya, Bangladesh. SIPA Contest Photo of the Year.




The annual Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) reveal parts of the world that go unknown to many. Now in their fourth year, the contest demonstrates an incredible range of subject matter, from amazing portraits of the animal kingdom to heart-wrenching photos of humanity to applaudable feats of architecture. The awe-inspiring pictures are in keeping with the mission of the contest. SIPA is hosted by Art Photo Travel, a non-profit organization whose mission involves “cultural initiatives aimed at spreading, promoting and enhancing art, monuments, traditions, cultures and natural beauty from all around the world.”


The 2018 competition saw more than 48,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers in 156 countries. A fraction of the submissions were selected for category awards. Using unconventional names including Fragile Ice, Animals in Their Environment, and Fascinating Faces and Characters, the section winners are awarded starting with 1° Classified, then 2° Classified, and then 3° Classified. Beyond that are the honorable mentions.




Above all of the submissions, SIPA crowned their Photo of the Year. This year’s top prize went to K M Asad for a striking portrait called Battle Victim. In it, the documentary photographer captured the tears of a young Rohingya girl after she and her family entered the Tenkhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. She looks on as others arrive, having also fled Myanmar. The emotional photo is a grave reminder of the refugee crisis.


See our selection of favorite winning photographs from 2018, below, and view all of the winners on the SIPA website.

The Siena International Photo Awards is a yearly culture and nature photo contest that selects an incredible variety of images from every corner of the globe.

SIPA Photo Contest

“Kid with Hand Crafts” by David Nam Lip Lee. Ethiopia. 1° Classified, Fascinating Faces and Characters.
In Ethiopia, the kids of the Suri tribe are being over-protected by their families. Imagine these metal handcrafts as a jail with a Suri kid locked inside. Young kids are the hope and inheritors of the Suri culture, but the overprotection will marginalize the new generation from the world.

2018 Siena International Nature Photo Contest

“Migration” by Khalid Alsabt. Desert of Dahana, Saudi Arabia. 2° Classified, The Beauty of Nature.
In the desert of Dahana, in the center of Saudi Arabia, Bedouins migrate with camels from place to place, searching for food and water. I took this picture while a group of nomads was passing us with their camels, creating beautiful shadows in a peaceful atmosphere.


2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Game of Colors” by Anurag Kumar. Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2° Classified, Fragile Ice.
The Holi Festival is a yearly Indian celebration announcing the arrival of spring, with a colorful atmosphere that radiates love and happiness.

2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Game of Colors” by Anurag Kumar. Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2° Classified, Fragile Ice.
The Holi Festival is a yearly Indian celebration announcing the arrival of spring, with a colorful atmosphere that radiates love and happiness.

2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Henningsvær Football Field” by Misha De-Stroyev. Henningsvær, Lofoten Islands, Norway. 2° Classified, Architecture & Urban Spaces.
The football field of Henningsvær, in the beautiful Lofoten Islands in Norway, is considered to be one of the most amazing football fields in Europe, and maybe even in the world.



2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Facing Reality” by Amos Nachoum. Pleneau Island, Antarctic Peninsula. 1° Classified, Animals in Their Environment.
A leopard seal got into a lagoon just before low tide. The seal was hiding, waiting to ambush young penguins as they got closer. When a penguin got close enough, the seal moved extremely fast and caught the penguin by its feet dragging it to the open water. I was following parallel to the action. The seal released the penguin twice and the terrified penguin succeeded in escaping, but the seal continued chasing after it, and on the third attempt, drowned the penguin and devoured it.


2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Floating Market” by Sina Falker. Borneo, Indonesia. 1° Classified, Fragile Ice.
Early in the morning before sunrise up to a hundred boats meet at the colorful Lok Baintan Floating Market in Indonesia. It is one of the oldest markets in Asia where the inhabitants still trade from traditional wooden boats.


2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Hanging in the Primary Forest” by Marco Gaiotti. Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia. Honorable Mention, Animals in Their Environment.
A wild Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park, in Northern Sumatra. This species is critically endangered according to the IUCN red list, due to habitat loss, as a consequence of palm oil exploitation and logging. Less than 3,500 orangutans still survive in the wild. We found this big male while hiking into the primary forest, and after initial mistrust, it became confident allowing me to take some wide-angle shots.

2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“El Calbuco” by Francisco Negroni. Los Ríos Region, Chile. 1° Classified, The Beauty of Nature.
This photograph was taken during a violent night eruption of the Calbuco volcano in the Lagos region, Chile. An incredible dirt storm wraps the fumarole of the erupting volcano.


2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Reflection Pole Vault” by Ajuriaguerra Saiz Pedro Luis. Bilbao, Spain. 1° Classified, Sports in Action.
The pole vaulter makes his final jump, decisive to proclaim himself the winner of the event. The moment is captured in the reflection generated by the intense rains on the ground.

2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Toy Houses” by Fyodor Savintsev. Arkhangelsk, Russia. 1° Classified, Architecture & Urban Spaces.
This picture of some Russian dachas near the city of Arkhangelsk is interesting thanks to the intense contrast between the colors of the houses and the white snow covering the Russian town.



2018 Siena International Nature Photo Contest

“On Guard” by Riksa Dewantara. Bromo Semeru Tengger National Park, Indonesia. 2° Classified, Journeys & Adventures.
The explosive eruption and loud rumbling of the Mt. Bromo volcano scared the horse causing it to rear up onto its hind legs.

2018 Siena International Nature Photo Contest

“Fisherman at Inle Lake” by Yinzhi Pan. Inle Lake, Myanmar. 1° Classified, Student.
This picture was captured at Inle Lake on the Shan Plateau in Myanmar. As the lake is covered with reeds and floating plants, it is difficult to row while sitting. As a result, the Intha fishermen have developed an unusual rowing style. It is amazing how people in each corner of the world find ways to adapt to nature, inspired by nature itself.


2018 SIPA Photo Award Winners

“Every Breath You Take” by Klaus Lenzen. Duesseldorf, Germany. 1° Classified, General Color.
The picture was taken from 35 individual images of swimmers at the triathlon in the Duesseldorf Media Harbour in the summer of 2017. I was able to take them from above, while the athletes crossed a pedestrian bridge capturing their very individual “breathing techniques“. I was inspired by the work of Andreas Gursky; therefore, I took the individual images with the highest possible sharpness.

2018 Siena International Nature Photo Contest

“The Wave” by Lorraine Turci. South of Drake Passage, Antarctica waters. 3° Classified, Journeys & Adventures.
In the Drake Passage, between Cape Horn and Antarctica, a 12-meter wave pounds the boat’s forecastle with its enormous splashes.

2018 Siena International Photo Contest

“Snowfall” by Matthias Hangst. Lahti, Finland. Honorable Mention, Sports in Action.
Vincent Descombes Sevoie of France competes in the Mixed Team HS100 Normal Hill Ski Jumping during the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Finland.


SIPA Photo Contest

“Runner” by Marcel van Balken. Arnhem, The Netherlands. 1° Classified, General Monochrome.
This photograph highlights the modern architecture of Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands by using black and white technique and the movement of the runner in the static scene.

Siena International Photo Awards: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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people2018.10.17 01:35


Stunning Photos Capture the Fiery Passion of People in the Ocean

By Sara Barnes on October 16, 2018


Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol




불타는 듯한 열정


사진작가 조앤 캐롤(Joan Carol)은 그의 강렬한 초상화를 통해서 물의 수많은 분위기를 포착한 사진을 선보였다. 그 환상적인 이미지는 빙글빙글 도는 아름다움에 빠져있는 그의 피사체들을 대상으로 한다. 모델들은 종종 서로 열정적으로 작용하지만, 캐롤은 분위기를 변화시키고 정체성과 인간의 끈기에 대한 주제를 탐구한다. 각 작품은 극적인 조명과 불포화 색상으로 시각적으로 통합된다. 이렇게 함으로써, 우리는 이 사람들이 같은 이야기의 일부이며 단지 다른 장에 불과하다는 것을 알게 된다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


Photographer Joan Carol captures the many moods of the water in his compelling portraiture. The fantastical images feature his subjects in the sea as they are immersed in its swirling beauty. Often, the models engage passionately with one another, but Carol varies the mood and also explores themes of identity and human tenacity. Each piece is visually unified with dramatic lighting and a desaturated color palette. In doing this, we get the sense that these people are part of the same story, just different chapters.




Carol uses digital manipulation to bring his ideas to life. Sometimes, it’s subtle, such as changing the way in which the water splashes. Other times, it’s to ignite an object or to set the sea on fire. It’s in these awe-inspiring moments that we appreciate the undeniable beauty of the water and its ability to unite lovers or to offer a sense of renewal and even rebirth. And just as the tide ebbs and flows, so do the emotions present in Carol’s work.


Carol shares his photography on his popular Instagram account.


Photographer Joan Carol creates compelling fantasy portrait photography that often revolves around the swirling beauty of the ocean.

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Fantasy Portrait Photography by Joan Carol

 

Joan Carol: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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people2018.10.03 13:30


Interview: Adventurous Travel Photographer Reflects on His Most Memorable Images

By Sara Barnes on September 26, 2018


A family collects shellfish as the sun sets on one of the hottest days on record, Poole Harbour, England.



미지의 세계 전통적인 관습 다큐멘터리 사진들


  영국의 사진작가 앤드류 뉴니는 사람들에게 알려지지 않은 곳인 네팔, 몽고, 인도네시아의 외딴 지역을 여행하면서, 그들의 문화에 대한 다큐멘터리 스타일의 사진들을 촬영했다. 


뉴디는 그들의 전통적인 관습을 기록하면서 그들과 함께 몇 주 동안 생활한다. 그 결과는 우리 자신의 생활방식과 매우 다른 순간적인 모습을 보여주는 사려깊은 사진들이다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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British photographer Andrew Newey reveals parts of the world that go unknown to many of us. Traveling to remote locales of Nepal, Mongolia, and Indonesia, he captures compelling documentary style photography of cultures that exist outside of our technology-obsessed sphere. Newey ingratiates himself with his subjects and will spend weeks living with them, documenting their traditional practices along the way. The results are thoughtful photographs that provide us a momentary glimpse into lifestyles that vastly differ from our own.




One of Newey’s most memorable series took him to central Nepal where he stayed for two weeks with the Gurung tribespeople as they hunted honey. His incredible images showcase the precarious nature of this practice, which has the hunters perched on rope ladders 200 feet in the air using tangos (long sticks) to collect honeycombs from the Himalayan cliffside. But he hasn’t stopped with this ambitious series. Newey has since trekked to the largest coal mine in India and revisited Nepal, among other adventures.


We were honored to speak with Newey about his work and what he’s done over the past several years. Scroll down to read our exclusive interview and learn more about his travels—including three of his most memorable photographs. To keep up with where he goes next, you can follow him on Instagram.


Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

Honey hunter collecting wild Himalayan honey, Kaski region, Nepal.

When we last featured your work, you were documenting honey hunters in Nepal. What have you been working on since then?

Since the honey hunters, I have spent time living with the Dogon people in Mali, leading a winter photo expedition in Mongolia where purely by chance we came across a very rare traditional migration using wooden carts, documenting the I’daan people collecting edible bird’s nests from the roof of a 500ft cave in Borneo, visiting the largest coal mine in India that has been burning underground for about 100 years, spending considerable time in Nepal firstly living with the Raute nomads, and more recently hunting for wild ingredients in the Himalayan region. In 2016, I began the most important and fulfilling journey in my life so far; fatherhood.

Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

Raute nomads keeping warm around a campfire, Surkhet region, Nepal.

How do you discover your photographic subjects?

I discover potential photographic subject matter/stories from a variety of sources; people giving me tip-offs which I really appreciate, reading books, watching documentaries which is how I found out about the honey hunters in Nepal, suggestions from magazine Editors, and of course the most popular tool being the internet. If something looks or sounds interesting then I will carry out weeks, maybe months of research, which mostly involves making sure that the subject has not been covered too much by other photographers. Otherwise, editors will not be so interested in publishing the work produced and you also run the risk of being labeled a plagiarist.

One thing that really infuriates me is when a well-known photographer with a large social media following publicly mocks another for “copying” their photo or story ideas. Firstly, no photographer can “copyright” a subject matter or country or region; and secondly, if your photography has inspired someone else to the same place, then surely that is a good thing?!

I think that many photographers out there are finding it increasingly difficult to find a subject matter/story that is interesting, photogenic, AND unique. Of course the honey hunters story had already been done back in the late ‘70’s by Eric Valli for Nat Geo, however, I really wanted to shoot it too for several reasons and felt confident of capturing a different set of photos which I think I managed to do to a reasonable extent.

Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

A woman scavenging coal from the largest coalmine in India.

You mention that one of your favorite travel destinations is Mongolia. What draws you to the country?

Mongolia is one of my favorite countries because it offers the chance to step back in time to a simpler, age-old way of life. Around 25% of the population are still truly nomadic, moving around two to four times a year depending on the area and weather. Around 25% are semi-nomadic, moving from villages at the end of winter to the vast open Steppe to find new pasture for their livestock. These nomad families are extremely friendly and welcoming, whose relentless sense of hospitality can at times be overwhelming. As a travel destination, it is a special place for those seeking adventure, traditional culture and unrivaled hospitality offered by nomad families. It is a magical place to visit and remains one of the last unspoiled travel destinations in Asia.

What do you hope to showcase in Mongolia?

From my many trips there, I hope to showcase the lives of the nomadic people, the culture and traditions, the epic, endless landscapes of this still lesser-known destination.

Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

Young Mentawai girl playing with a Machete, Siberut Island, Indonesia.

What is the most memorable photo (or photos) you’ve ever taken?

Well, that’s a tough one – we could be here all day! There are a few that stick in my mind for various reasons…

  • Young Mentawai girl playing with a machete – The first night sleeping in a wooden longhouse in the jungle the 18-month-old did her business through a hole in the floor, after which the pet dog proceeded to lick the bottom clean. Straight after she took a whopping great homemade cigarette from her dad’s mouth and took a few puffs. Unfortunately because we were in our sleeping bags ready to go to sleep, I was not able to get my camera in time, however, the image is still very much etched in my mind! The next morning I awoke to see her playing with a machete which I was able to capture. How can anyone not find all that memorable?!
  • The Honey Hunter in Nepal – A particularly memorable shoot because those guys were so friendly, hospitable, and trusting to allow me to join them for such an ancient tradition. Also, being attacked by thousands of giant angry bees made it incredibly hard to capture those photos. Together with the noise and smell (of the bee excrement), it is a memory that will never fade.
  • Traditional migration in Mongolia – For many years now I have been fascinated by nomads and their lifestyle. During a photo expedition I was leading in Mongolia a couple of years ago we came across a very rare traditional migration using wooden carts, purely by chance. It was such a memorable sight and experience. Our guide and driver who had 12 and 20 years experience respectively were just as shocked as the rest of us have never seen anything like it before.
Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

A nomad family migrating to their summer camp, Arkhangai region, Mongolia.

Is there an overall message that you hope to convey with your images?

Thanks for saving the best till last—I never like these kinds of questions! I guess there is, and it’s quite simple to encourage and inspire others to get out there and experience the beauty of our planet and its people for themselves. The media bombards us with depressing images and stories on a daily basis, which is fine because most of them are important and need to be told. However, I personally want to seek out the good in humanity, not the bad, and make a conscious effort to document people, environments, landscapes that evoke happy and positive emotions, although ultimately the viewer is free to take away whatever message that they want.

Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

A Jewish elder praying in the Western Wall Library, Jerusalem, Israel.

Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

An orthodox priest removes burnt candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel.

Documentary Photography by Andrew Newey

The daily procession of Orthodox priests in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel.

Andrew Newey: Website | Instagram

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people2018.09.14 00:41


Dynamic Underwater Photos Look Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on September 7, 2018


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Art from the Baroque period is known for its exquisite compositions and ethereal use of light. While it may seem as if oil paints are the only medium that can achieve this aesthetic, visual artist Christy Lee Rogers proves that underwater photography can be just as powerful in her dynamic series, Muses.


크리스티 리 로저스(Christy Lee Rogers) 바로크 수중사진 '뮤즈'


바로크 시대의 예술품은 정교한 구성과 빛의 이격적인 사용으로 유명하다. 오일 페인트가 이 미관을 성취할 수 있는 유일한 매체인 것처럼 보일 수도 있지만, 시각적 예술가 크리스티 리 로저스(Christy Lee Rogers)는 수중 사진이 그녀의 역동적인 시리즈인 Muses에서만큼 강력할 수 있다는 것을 알려줍니다.





Featuring swirls of intertwined figures and flowing drapery, each striking photograph looks like a 17th-century painting come to life. Specifically, Muses borrows traits from Baroque masters, including Caravaggio's contrasts between light and shadow, Gentileschi's focus on movement, and Rubens' rich color palette. Unlike the work of these artists, however, Rogers' scenes don't take place in opulent interiors or mythological landscapes. Instead, they're set entirely underwater.


Each photo featured in Muses was shot at night in an illuminated pool. This unique setup gives the photographs their soft, brushstroke-like quality and allows Rogers to literally bathe her subjects in light as they twist and tumble through the water.


This concept of free-floating was inspired by events in Rogers' own life. After experiencing multiple losses in a short period of time, she decided she needed to fully dive in to her practice—a decision that eventually sparked the series. “Any day could be my last, and I knew I would not forgive myself if I didn’t do everything I was capable of doing now,” she told PHOTOFAIRS. “So this was at the core of Muses; the inspiration that was pushing me forward.”


Christy Lee Rogers' striking underwater photography series, Muses, evokes the drama and dynamism of Baroque paintings.

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

Due to the effects of the water, the photographs look like they are rendered in oil paints.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Some even look like abstract details of brushwork.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Rogers achieves this aesthetic by shooting in swimming pools at night.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

This is responsible for the underwater photos' eye-catching, luminous aesthetic.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

Christy Lee Rogers: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Behance | YouTube

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people2018.09.13 23:33
people2018.09.05 01:18


Celebrities are matched with some VERY unflattering doppelgangers by new Google Art Selfie app that twins faces to famous paintings (so which work of art do YOU look like?)




Arts and Culture app is free to download on Google Play and Apple app Stores

It uses AI and machine learning to match a picture of a face to a painting

The app matched Tom Hiddleston to a portrait of Spain's ruler King Philip II

Olivia Colman was matched with 19th century Dutch painter Gerrit Jan Michaelis


오늘 전세계에서 오픈한 구글의 아트 셀피 어플은 영화와 TV 스타들 그리고 

전 총리의 부인과 유명한 그림들의 얼굴과 매치시켰다.


아츠앤컬처 어플은 구글 플레이와 애플스토어에서 무료로 다운받을 수 있다.

그림의 얼굴과 매치시키기 위해 AI와 머신 러닝을 사용한다.


예로 톰 히들스톤과 스페인왕 필립2세와 얼굴을 매치시켰다.

올리비아 콜먼은 19세기 네덜란드 화가 게리 잔 미하엘리스와 매치시켰다



By EMILY KENT SMITH MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY REPORTER FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 10:00 BST, 4 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:13 BST, 4 September 2018


It's worth doing a double take when you look at these images...


They are photos of Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Samantha Cameron along with portraits from the art world supposed to be their spitting images.


But the comparisons are not entirely flattering.


Google's Arts Selfie, which launches worldwide today, matched the film and TV stars and former prime minister's wife with paintings.


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people2018.08.26 00:51


Cinematic Portraits of a Young Kate Moss and Other Celebrities

By Jessica Stewart on August 23, 2018


With a career spanning 25 years, celebrity and fashion photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander has immortalized some of the greatest faces of our generation. From Kate Moss and Keith Richards to Nicole Kidman and Heath Ledger, her portraits have graced the pages of Harper's Bazaar Uomo, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, and GQ. Her new book, The Untamed Eye, celebrates the best of her work from 1990 to 2006, paying homage to her instantly recognizable, gritty style.


Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992



25년 캐리어의 패션 사진작가 '스테파니 프렌더 스타일랜더'


케이트 모스와 키스 리차드에서 니콜 키드먼과 히스 레저까지,


25년이라는 긴 경력을 가진 유명인사이자 패션 사진작가 스테파니 피렌더 스티랜더는 우리 세대에서 가장 위대한 인물 중 몇 명을 불멸의 사진을 남겼다. 케이트 모스와 키스 리차드에서 니콜 키드먼과 히스 레저까지, 그녀의 초상화는 하퍼의 바자르 우모, 글래머, 엔터테인먼트 위클리, GQ의 페이지를 장식했다. 그녀의 새 책인 "The Undamed Eye"는 1990년부터 2006년까지 그녀의 작품 중 최고의 작품을 기념하며, 즉시 알아볼 수 있고 고상한 스타일에 경의를 표한다.


Shooting entirely on film, Pfriender Stylander creates a narrative within each image, her cinematic style matching perfectly with the models, actors, and musicians she immortalizes. It's as though they are friends role-playing, with Pfriender Stylander directing the action behind the lens. The relaxed dynamic she creates translates to iconic portraits.



The energetic spontaneity of her photos was a product of the time, something Pfriender Stylander remembers when thinking about shooting in the 1990s. “We were all on the road, there was a fantastic restlessness, we were young and in need of expression,” she recalls. “The great fashion and creative directors let you roam, they gave you twenty pages to express your vision—it was a complete creative playground where we could be rebellious, and the word compromise was not spoken, not even thought about.”


Inspired by Italian Neorealism and the French New Wave, Pfriender Stylander has amassed a body of work that speaks for itself. Over 130 photographs spread across the pages of The Untamed Eye tell not only the story of Pfriender Stylander's career, but work as a time capsule for immortalizing this heady moment in history.


The Untamed Eye, published by MW Editions, will be available in the U.S. starting September 25, 2018. To celebrate the release, the author will be conducting signings in New York on September 12 at Staley-Wise Gallery and October 15 at Soho House/Ludlow House. An accompanying exhibition will be on show in Paris at Galerie de l'Instant from September 10 to November 28, 2018.


Fashion and celebrity photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander has spent 25 years capturing the iconic faces of the 20th century.

Nicole Kidman for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles, 1995

Heath Ledger by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Heath Ledger for Premiere, New York City, 2000

Keith Richards by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Keith Richards for British GQ, New York City, 1993

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992

The Untamed Eye gathers her best celebrity and fashion photographs taken from 1990 to 2006.

Mickey Rourke by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Mickey Rourke for Entertainment Weekly, New York City, 1995

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg for Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992

Antonio Banderas by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Antonio Banderas for Entertainment Weekly, Wilmington, 1995

Lenny Kravitz by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Lenny Kravitz for Code, New York City, 2001

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander Photographer

Roumina and Luca Vellani for British GQ, Rome, 1993

Fashion Photography by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Marie-Sophie Wilson for French Glamour, Marseille, 1991

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander - Untamed Eye

Kate Moss, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, 1992

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander: Website | Instagram

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people2018.08.20 22:32


8 Real-Life Locations of Famous Paintings You Can Visit Today

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on August 19, 2018

 

Have you ever wanted to step inside a work of art? Though this may feel like a pipe dream for many, the settings of some of the most famous modern masterpieces exist in real life—and even welcome visitors.



8개소의 실제 장소와 일치하는 유명화가의 그림들 


프랑스 남부 지역의 몽상적인 남부의 한 카페에서 오하이오주의 절제된 별장에 이르기까지, 이 장소들은 빈센트 반 고흐, 그랜트 우드, 클로드 모네, 에드바르트 뭉치를 포함한 세계에서 가장 상징적인 예술가들에게 영감을 주었다. 현대 미술 애호가들이 멀리 떨어져 있지만 친숙한 장소들을 방문함으로써, 박물관들의 벽과 미술 역사책들 밖에서 그들이 가장 좋아하는 그림들을 경험할 수 있다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


From a cafe in the dreamy south of France to an understated cottage in Ohio, these locations have inspired some of the world's most iconic artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Grant Wood, Claude Monet, and Edvard Munch. By visiting these far-away yet familiar sites, modern art lovers can experience their favorite paintings outside of the walls of museums and the pages of art history books.


Explore some of the most well-known works of art with this selection of must-see sites.


Le Café La Nuit (Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh)

In 1888, Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh visited Arles, a colorful city in the south of France. Here, he developed his distinctive style and completed some of his most well-known paintings, including Café Terrace at Night.


Featuring a glowing cafe set against the artist's signature starry sky, the painting portrays a September evening in the Place du Forum, a square in the center of the city. “On the terrace,” Van Gogh wrote in a letter to his sister, “there are little figures of people drinking. A huge yellow lantern lights the terrace, the façade, the pavement, and even projects light over the cobblestones of the street, which takes on a violet-pink tinge.”


Van Gogh painted this piece en plein air, or “outside.” Today, you can stand in the very spot where he set up his easel, located just next to the familiar yellow awning of the aptly renamed Le Café La Nuit.


Settings of Famous Paintings Arles Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh, “Café Terrace at Night” (1888) (Photo via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings Arles Van Gogh

Photo: Kelly Richman-Abdou / My Modern Met

Atelier Cézanne (Series of Still Life Paintings by Paul Cézanne)

Much like fellow Post-Impressionist Van Gogh, painter Paul Cézanne found ample inspiration in the idyllic south of France. Unlike the Dutch artist, however, Cézanne was born and raised in the area, with Aix-en-Provence serving as his home base for most of his life.

Here, Cézanne converted an old farmhouse into a sunny studio. In this atelier, he completed several famous paintings, including his charming Still Life with Plaster Cupid. 

Today, visitors to the Aix-en-Provence area can stop by his studio, which still houses the artist's original furniture, painting supplies, and still life props. Nestled in the hills, it is no wonder this location appealed to the artist, who noted that he “can work better there than in the city.” 

Settings of Famous Paintings Cezanne Studio

Paul Cézanne, “Still Life with Plaster Cupid” (ca. 1890s) (Photo: Nationalmuseum via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings Cezanne Studio

Photo: Kelly Richman-Abdou / My Modern Met

View from Terrain des Peintres in Provence (Mount Saint Victoire Series by Paul Cézanne)

Between 1882 and 1906, Cézanne completed at least 30 paintings of Mount Saint Victoire, a mountain range in Provence. In this series, the artist famously experimented with color, composition, and brushstroke, making it one of the most significant projects of his career.

Most of these pieces were painted from a look-out point located a short distance from his studio. Known today as the Terrain des Peintres, this stunning vista is accessible by a special “Cézanne Trail,” allowing visitors to quite literally follow in the footsteps of the iconic artist.

Settings of Famous Paintings Mount St Victoria

Paul Cézanne, “Mount Saint Victoire” (ca. 1890) (Photo: Google Arts & Culture via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue depuis Ventabren

Mount Saint Victoire

Monet's Garden in Giverny (The Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge Series by Claude Monet)

Impressionist Claude Monet moved to a house in Giverny, a commune in northern France, in 1883. It is here that the Impressionist artist created and cultivated his “most beautiful masterpiece”: a Japanese-inspired garden.

Featuring weeping willow trees, year-round blooms, and an aquatic-flower pond as its centerpiece, this manicured plot of land inspired some of Monet's most famous series, including the 250-piece Water Lilies and 12 paintings of his green Japanese footbridge. “I work at my garden all the time and with love,” Monet famously said. “What I need most are flowers, always. My heart is forever in Giverny.”

Today, the artist's beloved garden—as well as his home, decorated with an impressive collection of Japanese woodblock prints—is a popular tourist destination, boasting over 500,000 visitors each year.

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Giverny

Claude Monet, “Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge” (ca. 1897 and 1899) (Photo: The Athenaeum via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)


Claude Monet Garden, Giverny, France

Monet's garden in Giverny, France

The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament Series by Claude Monet)

During his time in Giverny, Monet made frequent trips to London. Here, he painted 25 studies of the Palace of Westminster that experimentally explored the sky's changing color and its consequent reflections on the River Thames—an artistic task that proved to be his “day-long obsession, joy, and torment.”

Monet is believed to have completed these pieces from a second-floor terrace of St. Thomas Hospital. While viewing the glistening Houses of Parliament from this exact location may prove difficult today, a stroll along the river's banks and bridges offers nearly identical views.

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Houses of Parliament

Claude Monet, “The Houses of Parliament, Sunset” (1903) (Photo: Postdlf via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Houses of Parliament

Parliament at sunset (Photo: poludziber via Shutterstock)

Maison Fournaise (Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

Luncheon of the Boating Party is one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's most famous works. Initially exhibited at the Seventh Impressionist Exhibition in 1882, the large-scale painting  has been praised for centuries, making its setting—the Maison Fournaise, a restaurant on Chatou Island—a popular destination for dedicated fans of Impressionism.

Situated just outside of Paris, the Maison Fournaise offered boat rentals and scenic dining in the late 19th century. During this time, Renoir and other French painters regularly visited the establishment, as evident in the Luncheon of the Boating Party.

While the restaurant closed its doors in 1906, it reopened in 1990. Today, Maison Fournaise remains in business, inviting you to “relive the Impressionist joys” as you dine on its famous riverside balcony.

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Houses of Parliament

Pierre-Auguste Renoir “Luncheon of the Boating Party” (1880-1881) (Photo: The Phillips Collection via Google Arts & Culture Public Domain)

Maison Fournaise (1860), Chatou (78)

Maison Fournaise in Chatou

Valhallvegen Road (The Scream Series by Edvard Munch)

From 1893 through 1910, Norwegian printmaker and painter Edvard Munch created his well-known series, The Scream. Composed of four works on cardboard and board, this collection stars a shrieking figure as its subject. While medium, color palette, and attention to detail vary from piece-to-piece, each features the same setting: a bridge spanning a blue body of water, set against a dusky sky.

This now-famous scenery was inspired by one of Munch's sunset strolls, as he described in his diary: “One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream.

The path described by Munch is believed to be Valhallvegen Road, an overlook situated on Oslo's Ekeberg Hill.

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Edvard Munch, “The Scream” (1893) (Photo: National Gallery of Norway via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Skrik gjerde i Valhallveien

Valhallvegen Road in Oslo, Norway

Dibble House (American Gothicby Grant Wood)

In 1930, artist Grant Wood painted American Gothic, one of the most recognizable modernist works.

The piece shows a morose man and woman standing before a small, white, and “very paintable” house with an eye-catching neo-Gothic window. While believed by many to be a couple (namely, a farmer and his wife), the figures are actually modeled after Wood's sister and dentist.

Today, fans of the painting can visit the Dibble House (a name inspired by the quaint cottage's first owner, Charles Dibble), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Eldon, Ohio, the house now has a museum and visitor center, which even provides props for American Gothic-inspired photo shoots!

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Grant Wood, “American Gothic” (1930) (Photo: Google Arts & Culture via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings American Gothic Grant Wood

American Gothic house in Eldon, Iowa (Photo: Scott Cornell via Shutterstock)

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people2018.08.11 11:26


Pasta Chef Handcrafts Rainbow-Colored Noodles Using All-Natural Ingredients

By Sara Barnes on August 7, 2018


Pasta powerhouse Linda Miller Nicholson reimagines the likes of bowtie, ravioli, and tortellini in the most colorful of ways. She handcrafts the variety of mouth-watering rainbow pasta from scratch and uses plant-based ingredients to transform the dough into a full spectrum of unconventional hues. The result, coupled with Nicholson’s penchant for patterns, is a fresh order of pasta that looks almost too good to eat. They are beautifully arranged and so vibrant that they double as works of art.


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파스타 쉐프의 수제 레이보우 누들 


파사 쉐프 린다 밀러 니콜슨은 가장 다양한 방법으로 나비, 라비올리, 토르텔리니 같은 것들을 상상한다. 


그녀는 입에 침이 고이는 다양한 무지개 파스타를 처음부터 손질하고 식물성 재료를 사용하여 반죽을 완전히 색다른 맛으로 변형시킨다. 그 결과는 니컬슨의 패턴에 대한 열성과 조합을 이루어, 먹기에 너무 좋아 보이는 파스타의 새로운 모습을 보여주고 있다. 


그것들은 아름답게 배열되어 있고 매우 활기차서 예술작품처럼 보인다.


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How does Nicholson make her pasta so colorful? It’s thanks to the hues found in nature; butterfly pea flowers give the dough a blue hue while beets turn it purple. Tumeric and parsley make the pasta appear yellow and green, respectively. To create her collection of complex patterns, she uses special tools—some which she developed herself— and layers colors and textures. Eventually, they are flattened and then rolled, twisted, or filled into her desired shapes.


Because Nicholson is a one-woman show, she does not sell her pasta commercially. And although it’s much sought after, she doesn’t take dinner guests, either. “It probably goes without saying at this point,” she writes, “but I get asked at least once a day… I’m very sorry but I don’t take dinner reservations.”


If you’re itching to try making this type of pasta for yourself, Nicholson has a forthcoming cookbook, Pasta, Pretty Please, that will be released in October 2018. It will include 25 dough recipes, 33 traditional and modern shaping techniques, and more. Pasta, Pretty Please is now available for pre-order on Amazon.


Linda Miller Nicholson creates rainbow pasta using natural, plant-based ingredients.

Colorful Rainbow Pasta by Linda Nicholson

Often, they include whimsical patterning and stripes.

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To get an idea how Nicholson works her pasta-making magic, watch the video below:

Linda Miller Nicholson: Website | Instagram | YouTube

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people2018.07.31 00:22


Interview: Alexa Meade Reveals Behind the Scenes of Painting Ariana Grande for Her Music Video

By Sara Barnes on July 26, 2018

 

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”


설치예술가 알렉사 미드가  가수 아리아나 그란데의 

뮤직비디오를 위한 보디 페인팅 작품을 만들었다


알렉사 미드(1986년~)

미국의 설치예술가

독특한 캔버스 위에 그림을 그린다.


아리아나 그란데 (Ariana Grande)

1993년생

미국의 영화배우, 가수


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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Artist Alexa Meade blurs the line between 2D and 3D art through brilliant body painting. Throughout the years, her practice has perfected a type of delightful illusion that makes this oscillation possible. When you look at Meade’s work in still images, you assume that you’re viewing a conventional painting, but to see her art in person—or in the process of creation—is a whole different story.  The artist’s subjects are people who have been painted to look like they’re figments of a 2D picture—clad in vibrant hues and energetic brush strokes—but move in a three-dimensional space.


Meade’s work is a mesmerizing sight, and it’s no surprise that her unique approach has gained her worldwide acclaim. Now, she can add another feather in her cap. She has most recently completed a music video with pop superstar Ariana Grande for her single called God is a Woman. Her body painting is the centerpiece of the video with a striking visual of Grande partially submerged in a vegan, milk-like substance.


The video is steeped in artistry as well as a bit of Meade’s past work. The concept was inspired by a 2012 collaboration with artist Sheila Vand (who worked with Meade on God is a Woman), in which Vand was painted by Meade and then bathed in milk; the result created a striking, quasi-psychedelic appeal.


For the music video, Meade achieved a similar aesthetic. “They [Ariana’s creative team] approached me with the concept of doing something in liquid,” Meade tells My Modern Met, “and essentially having Ariana in the center of a flower.” The collaboration yielded imagery influenced by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and was aided by technology. “The pool was not the full size in the video and there was CG to extend the size of the pool. I was working on a very large liquid surface, but the CG also played a role in making it as epic as it was—so I can’t take full credit for that whole scale.”


Learn more about Meade’s creative process—including how she prepared for this very visual project—in our interview below.




How did this opportunity come about?

The music video director Dave Meyers encountered my collaboration [with artist Shiela Vand] back in 2012, where I painted her in a bathtub filled with milk, and he thought it was a really stunning visual and that it could be something great for God is a Woman.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Art on Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”

What was the inspiration for bathing Ariana in this milk-like substance?

A big inspiration for the piece was Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings and we thought it would be cool to have Ariana coming out from the center of O'Keeffe's flowers, in a loosely interpreted sense.

In my normal work, I usually paint on three-dimensional spaces, but in this, for the concept, it seemed to make the most sense to have the background surface be something flat and 2D in liquid so that the paint could appear to swirl and animate and move around her.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana Grande

Still image from the Alexa Meade/Shiela Vand collaboration in 2012

What other materials did you use for this project, aside from the milk-like substance?

I used some special types of paints because normally when I paint on people, I use a special non-toxic acrylic that washes off really easily. That is what I had done in the Alexa/Sheila collaboration in 2012, where part of the patterns in the milk was part of paint coming off of the body. But in [the music video], this very much had to stay in place on the body, so I used a special waterproof body paint that Ariana wore in the bath. And then I used a different type of paint to tint the surface of the liquid. It was really important, too, that the colors that I used in the liquid, that when they splashed against her body they didn't stain her body or tint the paint on her body. It took a lot [of research and development] to figure out the right mixture of things.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana GrandeHow long did the project take, from the research to completion in the music video? 

I was told about the music video about two weeks before the shoot day, and I was traveling during a lot of that time, so it was only the week before the shoot that I was able to be in the studio and get to work on that. My collaborator Sheila Vand now lives in New York, so she flew into LA to work on that, and I set up five or six swimming pools in my studio to test different combinations of mixtures and it was literally a test kitchen.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana GrandeWhat was the most challenging part of the project?

The research was really challenging. There were many long nights trying to pull it off. [I had to] pick the right paints for the body because normally I don't work with official body paint, especially not waterproof body paint. So I had to find something that would also be easy to remove so that it wouldn't cause any irritation on her skin. There were some products—waterproof body products—that I tested on my own body that stained or that, to take them off, you really had to rub hard, and I wanted to make this as comfortable as possible for Ariana.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”

Did you ever imagine that you would be doing something like this when you started your artistic practice?

This is definitely one of the more ambitious projects I've ever done. I'm not necessarily surprised, but I am delighted. [A music video] is a really fun medium to explore my art in because it's not painting something static that you hang on a wall. It's something real that involves humans, it's breathing, and it lends itself really well to movement.

What kind of response have you gotten to this whole project? 

It's really cool, especially if you search the #godisawoman hashtag on Instagram. You see so many people reinterpreting it and creating makeup tutorials to do it. It's definitely sparked the imagination of people who were inspired by the aesthetic, and I think that that's the greatest mission of an artist, in some way to spark the imagination and inspire more to action, whether that's the act of creating artwork or just finding something within themselves that they want to express.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Art on Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”

Do you have any advice for artists who would like to pursue work on a music video?

The big thing in this video that would've been challenging, if I didn't have as much experience, was just how fast everything is because there are so many moving parts. You really have to show up fully, ready to have a plan, but also ready to throw away the plan when need be and just be really agile and fast on your feet. [You also need to] know that going into it, you've done everything you can do to prepare, so to at least relieve some of the anxiety of the unknown, because there will be a lot that's unknown. As long as you know you're prepared as possible for the unknown that anything that surprises you will be a welcome surprise.

Alexa Meade: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Alexa Meade.


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people2018.07.23 00:09


“DNA Braid” Hair Trend Turns Ordinary Locks Into Spiraling DNA Molecules


By Sara Barnes on July 21, 2018

There are some hairstyles so technical that they seem like they could be the result of science experiments. One of the latest hairstyle trends leans into this idea even further by turning the coif into a symbol of biology; an awe-inspiring style called the DNA braid resembles a spiraling DNA molecule.





Rhode Island-based hairstylist Alexandra Wilson is the woman behind the trend that's quickly gaining popularity on Instagram. The first photo she shared features a woman with multicolored hair whose pink and green highlights showcase the complexity of the braid as the different rainbow hues twist and trail down the hair.


In a follow-up video, Wilson explains how to produce the DNA braid. It begins with the hair divided into three sections. From there, small bunches of hair wrap around the left, middle, and right sides. “Make sure you're being consistent with that pattern,” she advises, “the braid naturally starts to twist towards left as you go down so you have to keep it tight while braiding or else it will become more difficult. Small sections are always better, they make the braid look more intricate.”


See how others have rocked this mesmerizing hairstyle below.







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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.


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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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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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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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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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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.

 

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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

All images via Shapr.

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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
h/t: [Colossal]

All images via Julie Gautier. 

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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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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

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Zaki Abdelmounim - Neon Night Photography

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Photo of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Skyline at Night

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Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong



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Hong Kong



Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Tokyo

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Photo of Hong Kong at Night

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Night Photography

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Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Hong Kong

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Zaki Abdelmounim Neon Streets Hong Kong

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Tokyo Night Photography

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Zaki Abdelmounim - Neon Night Photography

Tokyo

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Hong Kong Night Photography

Hong Kong

Photo of Hong Kong at Night

Hong Kong

Zaki Abdelmounim: Behance | Curioos 

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Zaki Abdelmounim.

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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

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by IAPBP.

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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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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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people2018.04.12 00:14


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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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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people2018.03.27 23:59


Interview: Expressive Paintings of Native Americans in Authentic Dress

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on March 27, 2018

 


Artist Jeremy Winborg is known for his expressive paintings that pair palette knife backdrops with lifelike subjects. Rendered in a distinctive style, these energetic portrayals feature iconography that ranges from local landscapes to religious figures. In addition to reimagining these regularly revisited themes, Winborg has recently turned his attention toward creating eye-catching Native American portraits.


Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg Art


아티스트 제레미 윈보그 작품

그는 표현적인 그림으로 잘 알려져 있다.


This ongoing series of oils features portrayals of young women and girls in traditional Native American dress. While the backgrounds are composed of colorful abstractions, the subjects are painted in realistic detail that draws attention to their spirited faces and exquisite clothing.


When creating each piece, Winborg pays particular attention to the figure's regalia, conducting in-depth research to ensure that his representations are as authentic as possible. This approach has culminated in a collection of awe-inspiring paintings that “preserve a bit of history on each canvas.”


We recently had the chance to speak with Winborg about this ongoing series of oils and his celebrated practice in general. Read on to learn about the inspiration behind his signature aesthetic, choice in subject matter, diligent research methods, and more.




Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg ArtAs a lifelong painter, how has your work changed over time? Have portraits always been your speciality?


My dad was an illustrator and he worked from home so I was constantly around artwork during my childhood. I painted whenever I wasn’t playing with toys or climbing trees.


I started painting seriously when I was 15 years old. I painted a large, wild acrylic of the Smithsonian castle. The state of Utah education department saw it and bought it. It ended up hanging in the Capitol Building in Washington DC for a month and every teacher in Utah was given a print of it. That was the first painting I made. It was a huge success. So, I continued to paint large, wild acrylics during my teen years.


We recently had the chance to speak with Winborg about this ongoing series of oils and his celebrated practice in general. Read on to learn about the inspiration behind his signature aesthetic, choice in subject matter, diligent research methods, and more.


Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg Art

As a lifelong painter, how has your work changed over time? Have portraits always been your speciality?


My dad was an illustrator and he worked from home so I was constantly around artwork during my childhood. I painted whenever I wasn’t playing with toys or climbing trees.


I started painting seriously when I was 15 years old. I painted a large, wild acrylic of the Smithsonian castle. The state of Utah education department saw it and bought it. It ended up hanging in the Capitol Building in Washington DC for a month and every teacher in Utah was given a print of it. That was the first painting I made. It was a huge success. So, I continued to paint large, wild acrylics during my teen years.



At 22, I got married and started a family that I had to support so I began to paint what I thought people wanted. My dad had an art show in a gallery in Washington DC and the owner of that gallery told me that portraits don’t sell and that I should continue with landscapes. My landscapes were well-received and I was able to support my wife and five kids for over a decade painting local scenes in Utah and historic pieces.  I liked to paint landscapes, but wasn’t super excited about them. I really wanted to do something different, and I was drawn to portraiture.


Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg Art

Your portraits feature a unique blend of realism and abstraction. How did you develop this aesthetic?


To tell you the truth, I just got super bored of creating the realistic backgrounds. I seemed to spend more time on those and stressed out about them more than the actual figures and it wasn’t fun. Now, I have fun with what I’m doing and I really enjoy it. I really love the juxtaposition of the realism with the abstraction.





In what ways do your paintings of Native Americans “preserve a bit of history?”


All of my paintings feature Native Americans wearing traditional, authentic native clothing. I do a lot of research and consult historians to make sure I get it right.


Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg Art

Is it difficult to assure that the dress is as genuine as possible? What research goes into each painting?

I have a great source for the clothing. It is a couple that dedicates their whole life to the history of the American West. I consult them with any questions I have. They actually make all of their own museum-quality replica clothing. They make them the traditional ways with traditional materials; when they use a buckskin, they’ll actually tan the leather themselves. They do all their own beadwork, they use real animal sinew and shells and hooves and pelts. They do really incredible work and you can see that authenticity in my paintings.

Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg ArtIn addition to Native American subjects, what else inspires your work?

I live in a really beautiful part of the country. I am close to Grand Teton Park and Yellowstone and also southern Utah and all the national parks there in the desert. I get a lot of inspiration from those scenes. Often times I’ll be driving down the road and have to pull over and photograph a house or a building or a cloud or the way the light is hitting a tree. I always have my camera with me and I’m constantly inspired by nature.

Plus, I’m always on the lookout for potential models that have a lot of character in their faces. I try not to be too awkward but, I’ve had many instances where I’ve gone up to people and said “hey, I’m an artist, would you be interested in modeling for me?”  I actually photographed an eighty-year-old man on a beach while on vacation in Hawaii. I find inspiration everywhere.

Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg ArtWe look forward to seeing more of your paintings! Any upcoming plans or projects?

I will be at The Collector’s Rendezvous in Montana in May. It’s a three-day event where collectors and artists meet together for painting demos, a forum to speak with the artists, and information for collectors about auctions, buying, and collecting. They only invite four artists and I’m honored to be invited.

I also plan on continuing to paint, have art in galleries, and enter different shows throughout the nation. The best way to stay up to date is to sign up for my newsletter on my website.

Native American Portraits Native American Dress Jeremy Winborg ArtJeremy Winborg: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Jeremy Winborg.

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people2018.03.25 20:44



Photographer Captures All 11 of Her Kids in One Stunning Heirloom Portrait

By Sara Barnes on March 13, 2018



Photographer Lisa Holloway is perfectly poised to capture stunning sibling photography—she has a beautiful brood of 11 children! For years, we’ve marveled over her striking portraits of her kids, each of them in the midst of a tranquil landscape and bathed in natural light.





할로웨이의 아이들

2살부터 20살까지


집안의 가보같은 사진들



Holloway’s children are often shot individually or in pairs, but for one of her latest photos, she’s combined all of them in one long black and white portrait. The image has the kids arranged, from nearly 2 years old to 20, in a single line as they all face a side-angle view. The result is what Holloway calls an heirloom portrait, which her kids can appreciate long after they’re grown.



So, how did Holloway create this photo? It’s easier than you think. “Each child was shot separately using natural window light and black fleece fabric for the backdrop,” she tells My Modern Met. “Once I had an image I liked of each of my children, I converted them to black and white and then lined them up and combined them into one image in Photoshop.” The piece is currently hanging as a 30-inch by 60-inch acrylic print in their home. “It was a fascinating experiment and such a fun way to compare different genetic traits—who has the same nose, chin, etc.”



The heirloom portrait is not only an eye-catching way to showcase the idiosyncrasies of Hollway's children, but it’s also a celebration of their entire clan. In the time since we last featured her work, Holloway has added another member to her family, Sylvie, in April 2016. Although she’s young, Sylvie has already proven herself to be a fighter; she was born with a congenital heart defect and had to endure open heart surgery at just three months old. But don't worry—Holloway says she's “doing fantastic now” and has joined the rest of her family for the photography fun.



Check out more of Holloway's sibling photography below!

Sibling Photography by Lisa Holloway

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