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The Astounding Range Of Creative Talent Known As Rankin.

Photographer Rankin

John Rankin Waddell, who is better known by the sole name of Rankin, is a very busy and very talented man. Having photographed everyone from the Queen of England to the Queen of Pop, Rankin is often seen as a celebrity photographer, but his talents and repertoire go way beyond portraiture. (more…)

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He’s 18. And Boy Can He Shoot. Surreal Portraits By Photographer Alex Stoddard.

photographer alex stoddard

Meet photographer Alex Stoddard -and remember the name because I’m sure you’ll be hearing it a lot more in the future. Stoddard was born in 1993 in Jacksonville, Florida and began taking self-portraits only two years ago at the age of sixteen in the woods behind his Georgian home. (more…)

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Pantone Gets Fleshed Out. Literally. Human Skin Matched To Pantone Colors.

Human Skin as Pantone Colors

Flying around the blogosphere, faster than news of The God Particle, is this eye-catching and colorful project. In an attempt to create a catalog of human skin tones, Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass started an ongoing project called Humanae in which she matches a subject’s flesh color to that of the Pantone Matching System. (more…)

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With His Daughter As Muse, Photographer Hendrik Kerstens Emulates Flemish Paintings.

Hendrik Kerstens Emulates Flemish Paintings

A few weeks ago I shared with you the work of Suzanne Jongmans, who re-interpreted paintings by famous Dutch Masters using packing foam and materials here. In a similar vein, photographer Hendrik Kerstens has been photographing his daughter Paula since she was a child, posing, lighting and styling her in the manner of famous Flemish art. Using everyday objects like trash bags, toilet paper, lampshades and towels for the fashions, his images simultaneously capture his daughter’s serene beauty and the historical seventeenth century style of portraiture. (more…)

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Famous Faces and Frames Made With Sticks And Sunglasses.

A couple of months ago photographer Philip Karlberg came up with the idea of pin or stick art, a concept he’d had in mind for years. Only he didn’t know exactly what it could be used for. However, after a test with sunglasses, that turned out to his liking, he sent the images of Philip Karlberg Stick Art Portraits to Plaza Magazine, and a week later he started shooting an editorial for them. (more…)

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Portraits of "Mom" By The World’s Most Famous Artists. Thirty-Three Paintings.

Famous Artists Paint Their Mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite original posts. Famous Artists Paint Their Mothers are thirty-three portraits of the female forebears of various respected and well-known painters. The portraits range from the 15th century to the present* – excluding paintings of The Madonna, arguably the most famous of all mothers. (more…)

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