Benoit Paillé / Surreal Mexico

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I’ve yet to travel to Mexico, but Benoit Paillé‘s Surreal Mexico series captures what it looks like in my mind’s eye. Hot, sultry, and a little dirty around the edges. These photographs aren’t set up, rather they’re spontaneous and use a flash and color gels to get the effects seen. Surreal pictures without extensive retouching and digital manipulation is a real treat these days!

 

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Matthias Heiderich

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I could write about Matthias Heiderich for days, both because his architectural photography is so good and because there’s such a plethora of it to explore. He always seems to be looking up and out, busily capturing everyday beauty that others don’t seem to see on their own.

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought to life by film director Gustav Deutsch.  2/Ralph Graf documents the emptiness of abandoned houses and military bases.  3/In Pizza Hunt friends travel the world taking photos of old Pizza Huts.  4/Laura Zalenga creates dreamscapes inspired by the Brothers Grimm.  5/Lee Stewart‘s minimal tattoo style mimics brushstrokes.  6/Haruka Misawa‘s 3D printed waterscape aquariums.  7/Molekule, the molecular air purifier.  8/A wheelchair that might actually change lives.  9/Truck-A-Float, a hotel in Rockaway.  10/Vivid Sydney cloaks the city is a display of vibrant lights.

 

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1/Angel Oloshove  2/Cecile van Hanja  3/12 July DIYs  4/Katy Ann Gilmore  5/Nicole Tijoux  6/My 3 Cats + Helping Purina Help Cats in Need  7/Su-Jeong NAM  8/4 Manicures I Might Actually Try

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Happy Weekend

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1/Jidouhanbaiki is a photo series that explores Japan’s obsession with vending machines   2/Chihiro Ogura creates cookie masterpieces inspired by cultural Japanese motifs   3/Inks, a modernist art app disguised as a pinball puzzler   4/Rippling liquid marble mimics a flowing river in Petit Loire   5/Serpentine tattoos by Mirko Sata weave black and white ink together   6/A model painted with glowing makeup lights up beautifully under UV light in Neon Dream   7/Paper flowers by Haruka Misawa   8/Hair stenciling in the new trend everyone will be trying   9/France has a wine theme park, La Cité du Vin   10/The Beach Vault will keep your stuff from getting stolen at the beach

 

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1/Happy 4th of July   2/Print Edition: July 2016   3/Bonnie and Neil   4/Anna King   5/WKNDLA   6/Endre Penovác   7/To Wallpaper or Not to Wallpaper   8/Leslie Weaver

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Mária Švarbová

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I’m often fooled into thinking a painting is a photo, but rarely the other way around. As much as I’ve seen of Mária Švarbová‘s pool-centric work lately, I never realized they were photographs rather than pigment on canvas until reading it on her site. Mária’s overexposed Swimm and Swimming Pool series feel downright unreal and otherworldly.

 

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Print Edition: June 2016

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Boathouse Artifacts Taxonomy by Mandy Mohler Photography // Change of Plans by Playtype //
Earth by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. // Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph by Juan Miguel Marin
(all proceeds from this sale will help the children of Portoviejo) // El Cacto by J3 Production

 

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Heart Anatomy by Art Kurka // High Five by Playtype // The Foothills by Jenny Tiffany //
Tin of Sardines by Ruth Broadway // Whale Scale by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

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AnaHell / Secret Friends

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I haven’t come across much fun art lately, that is until AnaHell‘s Secret Friends crossed my screen. She creates her quirky fun characters by having people almost fold themselves in half, then draws any number of expressions on their bare backs before posing them in a random environment and photographing them in a documentary style. If this doesn’t make you smile, well I don’t know what to say.

 

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