Celebrities become part of classic masterpieces when magazines are perfectly lined up

Sep 16, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

Eisen Bernardo, a Philippines-based graphic designer and illustrator, is carefully superimposing iconic magazine covers onto pieces of classical artwork. He says of his project, Mag + Art

This ongoing project…is my way of giving homage to the magazines – as a venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture.

The result is a beautifully curated collection of new icons that are equal parts amusing and intriguing…

The Birth of Angelina

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The Ryan of Man; Rihanna’s Mood

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When her fiancé died, she found hope again through these spectacular bridal photos

Sep 16, 2014 By Megan Berman 3

Janine suffered a tremendous loss when her fiancé, Johnny, passed away 52 days before their wedding day.

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To honor him and cope with her grief, she decided to do a memorial photo shoot in her wedding dress 

My expectation was to find a certain closure and to have a photo shoot of my dress in a different way that not your average bride would even think of doing.  I wanted to be free and I wanted to do something different.

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When this engineer turns to art, the result is fun mashups of objects and doodles

Sep 10, 2014 By Joey White 0

An engineering student by day, Hyemi Jeong also has an artistic side. Combining the two inclinations, he creatively incorporates bottle caps, scissors, and other random items into his work to amusing, intriguing effect…

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Mom turns toddler’s ink sketches into fantastic watercolor paintings

Sep 8, 2014 By Joey White 0

Artist Ruth Oosterman spends hours drawing with her 2-year-old daughter Eve, who uses a black ink pen to create her imaginative works of art…

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When going through Eve’s sketches one day, Ruth realized the drawings could create a foundation for watercolor paintings that Ruth would never have dreamed of on her own. She tells Bored Panda,

I try to work quickly and let imagination and play take root into the painting rather than taking it too seriously, this way I can encourage Eve’s contribution without making it too “grownup.”

These are a few of their collaborations so far…

The Red Boat

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Norman Rockwell’s friends and family posed for the pictures he based his paintings on

Sep 6, 2014 By Joey White 0

Arguably the greatest painter of mid-20th century American life — Norman Rockwell — used photographs as a visual guide for most of his pieces. While he employed professional models for some of his staged photos, more often the artist relied on friends and family to pose for the photos he would turn into iconic paintings…

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Over the course of Rockwell’s career, he amassed over 4,000 paintings using over 20,000 reference photographs. The Norman Rockwell Museum has released much of the artist’s work as a traveling exhibit and a book called “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.”

These are just a few selections from that fantastic book…

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Stunning photos from in a tent will make you wish you were camping in the mountains, too

Sep 4, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev’s inspirational travel series, Morning Views from the Tent, captures a unique glimpse of various locations across the Fann Mountains in Tajikistan…

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In his compositions, Grigoryev’s tent frames the view, his outstretched legs leading towards the stunning mountains. He skillfully captures the undisturbed, natural beauty of the landscape in the background, while the supplies, backpacks, shoes and other tents in the foreground offer an invitation to join his mornings at campsites over 4,700 meters above sea level.

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Check out the crazy thing that happens when you look at a human forehead upside down

Sep 4, 2014 By Abraham 2

For a remarkably simple yet creepily fantastic series she calls “Alienation,” photographer Anelia Loubser takes stark black and white photos of people looking perplexed, or surprised, or angry, or any other emotion that causes their forehead to wrinkle up.

She then crops their image to only show their eyes and brow…

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Finally, she makes one more ridiculously simple change and everything about the image is altered.

She flips it upside down…

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The result is absurdly hilarious as we see parts of perfectly normal faces turn into faces straight out of some scary monster or alien movie…

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Student will carry her mattress everywhere until she’s no longer in school with her rapist

Sep 3, 2014 By Abraham 1

Almost three years ago, Emma Sulkowicz was assaulted in her dorm room. Since then, she has tried to deal with the attack through the “proper” channels, speaking at different times with both her school’s administration and later to the police. The experience was, of course, horrendous, and the authorities’ reactions were both offensive and ineffective.

This year, she is going about her continued response to her rape very differently. As a visual arts major, she has decided, for her senior project, to perform a bizarre and fascinating protest. For the entire school year, or as long as her rapist is still at her school, she is going to carry her mattress everywhere she goes.

Here she is explaining this choice to a reporter from her college paper

Fascinating self-portraits ask “Who would I be if I’d married someone else?”

Sep 1, 2014 By Abraham 4

Everybody wonders from time to time what life would have been like if they ended up with someone else as their life-long partner. Since 1999, photographer Dita Pepe has enacted her “what-if” wonderings in an odd but fascinating series of self-portraits.

Sometimes with friends and sometimes with strangers, she poses in “family” pictures with different men and sometimes their kids. Each photo is her answer to the question, “What would life have been like — what would I have been like — if I’d ended up with this man?”

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Photographer’s “reverse nudes” are hilarious…and completely SFW

Aug 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

For his brand-new and ongoing series “Nude Portraits,” photographer Trevor Christensen flips the notion of “artistic nude” on its head. Because, in fact, none of his subjects are naked. He is. Behind the camera.

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Although it seems entirely likely that this series began on a lark, perhaps with some drinks involved, Christensen has by now put a more high-minded spin on it…

Despite my best efforts, subjects often feel a sense of vulnerability during the process [of getting their photo taken]. No matter the scenario, this power imbalance seems like an almost inescapable part of the experience….

Nude Portraits is about leveling the playing field in an unorthodox way. Instead of focusing on bringing the subject to a place of ease, where I am, this project brings me to a place of vulnerability.

Christensen began his silly yet intriguing series on Monday, and since then has captured the reactions of four subjects to his state of undress.

And don’t worry, it’s funny not creepy, because none of the photos were snapped as a surprise. Everyone knew what they were getting into, and yet still their reactions are worth documenting.

For laughs, if nothing else.

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