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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Small Scale Models of Decaying Homes Built and Photographed by Ofra Lapid.

Broken Houses by Ofra Lapid

Broken Houses is a series of images of dilapidated and abandoned buildings, destroyed by weather, decay and neglect. Artist Ofra Lapid found photos of these homes and buildings on the web while pursuing an amateur photographer from North Dakota (name not disclosed) who obsessively documents the decaying process of these houses- not unlike these wonderful artists who are also obsessed with decaying and abandonded homes. Ofra then built small scale models of these and photographed them again, omitting the backgrounds and placing them on grey fields. (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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Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! Form of Photo Essay by Kerstin zu Pan.

Twins photos by Kerstin Zu Pan

Photographer Kerstin zu Pan’s latest project, Twinpower, is a series of photographs in which twins, dressed, styled and posed alike punctuate exterior environments. (more…)

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Packing Foam Fashions Emulate 16th and 17th Dutch and Flemish Masters’ Paintings [UPDATED].

Suzanne Jongmans Packing Foam Fashions

In Suzanne Jongmans Packing Foam Fashions, an ongoing series of quietly elegant photographs, she explores textures of both the past and present. Using the foam materials from packaging and insulation, she has fashioned them into the collars, shawls and clothes commonly seen in the 16th and 17th century Dutch, Flemish and French portraits by the likes of Golden Age and Dutch Renaissance painters Vermeer, Franz Hals, and Francois Clouet. (more…)

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Dollar Store Animals. A Series by Artist and Art Director Doug Pederson.

Minneapolis based artist and art director Doug Pederson, whose futureglyphs recently graced the cover of this year’s Communication Arts Typography Annual, dabbles in other mediums as well. One of his projects, Dollar Store Animals, combines miniature plastic animals with melted crayons for a surprisingly beautiful result. (more…)

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