Few artistic subjects are more fascinating than the human body, and few artists are more talented than Lucy McRae, who works in the space where fashion, technology and the human form overlap. Ditching the restrictive titles that she could easily claim—artist, architect, thinker—Lucy McRae prefers to call herself a Body Architect. Much of McRae’s work takes the natural human silhouette, distorts it, and then recreates that image for an entirely different effect.
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Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the 86th annual Academy Awards were filled with well-dressed celebrities, acceptance speeches, pizza and awesome selfies. Here are 12 incredible behind the scenes images from the top Academy Award-winning films.
In the photo above, Matthew McConaughey, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor, shoots a scene on the set of Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey stole headlines when he dropped 47 pounds for the role. Dallas Buyers Club also snagged Oscars for Best Makeup and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto, seen below).
Carnival Around The World
We may still be in the throes of a global economic slowdown, but the decadence-drenched carnivals seen around the world this week beg a different story. In Rio de Janeiro, for example, nearly one million tourists–along with its six million residents–took to the streets in a glorious testament to hedonism…err, the Lord. The Atlantic has a fantastic spread to catch you up to speed.
Any time you open a magazine, you’re inundated with photos of models gazing into each other’s eyes, ostensibly depicting an extra glossy, extra edited version of the romantic “ideal”. The problem? It’s almost always one composed in the eyes of a heterosexual. Addressing that, one photographer has created a breathtaking photo series that depicts love from an underrepresented vantage point. Braden Summers, a photographer based in New York, made it his mission to travel the world and show that all love, regardless of its face or gender, is beautiful and a worthy photographical subject.
Breathtaking Landscapes As Seen By A Retired Travel Photographer
Swapping the stethoscope and examination room for a camera and the rugged outdoors, Weerapong Chaipuck has embraced photography as a means to occupy his newly acquired free time. Since retiring from the medicine field, the Thai physician has traveled the world over, offering those of us crammed into grey cubicles a pleasant reminder that life has more to offer us than death and taxes.
Chaipuck wants you to experience that truth, too. Says Chaipuck, “As a new task of travel photographer, I experienced a lot of memorable moments from kind-hearted people during my trip. So, pay it forward, if you want to make a trip as a travel photographer too, welcome to my country. Contact me and be my guest!”. Alternatively, if you’d rather just ogle over Chaipuck’s artistic eye from the comforts of your own home, you can do so at My Modern Met.
Pending your artistic persuasion, the smart phone is the best–or worst–thing that has happened to photography since, well, maybe the daguerrotype. Whatever your thoughts on its implications for the art form’s future, one thing is irrefutable: the smart phone has democratized photography, allowing all sorts of people from varied backgrounds to capture bits and pieces of their lives and share it with the world.
In light of this new wave of snapping, storing and sharing, Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ have teamed up to create their first annual Motion Photography Contest. Budding and professional photographers alike can submit their entries to Saatchi Gallery’s Google+ page in GIF format, where they will be judged by artists like Tracey Emin, Shezad Dawood, Cindy Sherman and even Baz Luhrmann. Contest winners will be whisked away to London to view their work in a private gallery, and their pieces will be featured on Saatchi’s website, the world’s leading online art gallery.