Shocking Scary Photographs of North Korea!

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Singaporean photographer Aram Pan has photographed one of the scariest countries on earth! North Korea, DPRK, the nuclear boogeyman, and member of the axis of evil club! And surprise, surprise, it’s not as shocking and scary as we’re conditioned to believe. The photographer’s DPRK 360 project is an attempt to capture the country as it is.Continue Reading

Funny Animal Portraits

zoo portraits by yago partal

Some of these creations by Spanish photographer Yago Partal are much more successful than others. The Zoo Portraits project humanizes animals, making a cow look less like beef and a pig look less like bacon. I think we’re meant to relate to the animals, but it’s just as much about smiling too. They’re fun. Their outfits generally match the character of the animal.Continue Reading

Photography Auction @ Artcurial

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Artcurial auctions in Paris, France have a photography sale coming up on the 20th of this month with photographs by Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and a whole bunch of other famous and lesser known photographers. You can view the works from the 16th through to the 19th or see the 190+ photographs online.Continue Reading

Young Madonna Naked at Erotic Art Auction

erotic art auction

Part of the erotic art collection of Penthouse founder and publisher Bob Guccione is currently up for auction online at Live Auctioneers. Among the more than one thousand items of erotica, cartoons, collectibles, celebrity photos, original art, and memorabilia is a series of nude photographs of the famous singer Madonna.

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Armed Robber Steals $150,000 Moran Art Prize

prisoner wins moran prize

Like my title? I should have a job writing headlines for newspapers. Shocking, catchy, truth stretcher, offensive, etc. But seriously, the Australian artist Nigel Milsom who is currently serving a 6 year prison sentence for armed robbery has won the $150,000 Moran portrait prize for his painting of Uncle Paddy.Continue Reading

Dog Portrait Photography

dog portrait photography

I love these dog portraits by the German photographer Ralph Hargarten. They look very human. He sets them up to be photographed like he would do people and then seems to capture the dogs with very human expressions. The pug dog below is a classic. Pugs are real characters.Continue Reading

Bastard Chairs in China

bastard chairs

A friend just shared the bastard chairs photographed by German born, Hong Kong based photographer Michael Wolf. They’re chairs with character, chairs that have been repaired, added to, converted, improved, made more comfortable, and toughened. The chairs are function over form, which is probably why I think they’re so beautiful. The bastards look orphaned but very loved.Continue Reading

Beautiful Death – The Catacomb Saints

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How much cooler are these dead saints covered in bling than Damien Hirst’s diamond skull? The 400 year old skeletons were dressed up and decorated by churches and distributed to other churches and monasteries throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They’re each dressed as a particular saint but the skeletons didn’t necessarily belong to anyone of any great religious importance. The jewels, costumes, armor and other bling were meant to represent the heavenly treasures that awaited the faithful in death. I would much prefer my gold in this life ;-) Continue Reading

Kate Moss Auction

kate moss photograph auction

British model and super muse Kate Moss will be the only thing up for sale in an upcoming auction at Christie’s in London. Kate Moss photos and works of art inspired by her from the collection of Gert Elfering will be sold at the September 25 auction. Moss has been painted by the likes of Lucian Freud and Banksy, sculpted by Marc Quinn and Allen Jones, and photographed by almost everyone. Continue Reading

Clouds and Famous Fashion Designers

Berndnaut Smilde clouds

I have a thing for clouds at the moment. I’m totally in love with them. Some days they’re so freaking beautiful I have to look away. I’ll be driving around in the car looking at them, swearing at them in disbelief, wondering how such things could exist. So the cloud works of Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde obviously fascinate me. He has teamed up with Harper’s Bazaar magazine to photograph famous fashion designers with his clouds.Continue Reading