The Girl and The Birds Drawing


 

Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, OkArt is a passionate designer who draws portraits of 
young girls whose head is covered with birds.
 Sometimes it creates the effect of double exposure by confusing the eye of the model 
with that of the volatile. Take a look at the pictures below.

Rick Ross feat. Future “Neighborhood Drug Dealer Remix”.


The Edge Effect


Daniel Kukla is a photographer who had formal training in biological and anthropological sciences. His educational background plays a major part of his artistic practice, and this can be seen in his clever project titled, The Edge Effect.

In the description and explanation of the project, Kukla writes,

In March of 2012, I was awarded an artist’s residency by the United States National Park Service in southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While staying in the Park, I spent much of my time visiting the borderlands of the park and the areas where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert. While hiking and driving, I caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences. To document this unique confluence of terrains, I hiked out a large mirror and painter’s easel into the wilderness and captured opposing elements within the environment. Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself.

It is amazing how the photos look like they’re of paintings of the desert placed within the desert.

Rihanna- ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ – Extended Trailer


At last nights BET Awards, Rihanna premiered the trailer for her latest single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’. The pop icon closed out the show by premiering a one-minute-and-47-second clip of the long-awaited video for “Bitch Better Have My Money,” which she co-directed with Megaforce. RiRi gets gangsta and kidnaps a rich white lady in the elevator, but you’ll have to wait to see the rest when the full video premieres Thursday on Vevo.

“I heard from the grapevine that it’s kinda epic,” said “BBHMM” producer Deputy. “It’s pretty extensive and crazy.”

Watch the suspenseful teaser below.

Amazing sculpturing


“The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself.”

China has a long tradition of wooden sculptures. For centuries they are  transforming pieces of raw wood into works of inspiring art , but none as impressive as the sheer creation of Zheng Chunhui . This talented Chinese artist spent the last four years meticulously carving a detailed replica of a famous traditional Chinese painting called ” Along the River during the Qingming Festival ” in the trunk of a little over 12 feet long tree.

The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself . As you can imagine, Zheng Chunhui needed a mountain of patience to complete his masterpiece of wood that displays boats, bridges, buildings and more than 550 people individually carved. Impressive!

“The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself.”

“The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself.”

The Chinese artist was also honored by the Guinness Book with the new world record for the longest wood carving , measuring 12.286 meters of long, 3.075 meters in height and 2.401 m width.

“The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself.”

“The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself.”

When we hear of ” masterpiece” , this is just the kind of creation that deserves such title. Zheng Chunhui definitely deserves all the attention.

“The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself.”

Choi Xoo Ang – Unique Sculptural Art

The Beauty of China’s Rice Field Terraces


French photographer Thierry Bornier captures breathtaking landscape photos that highlight the rich splendor of China’s mountains, rivers, and rice field terraces. From the highest vantage point he can climb up to, he points his camera downwards and waits for weather and lighting conditions that are just right before he releases the shutter. His precise care and endless patience pay off, as evidenced by his stunning aerial shots that are filled with vibrant colors, incredible atmosphere, and intriguing hints of storytelling.

Looking at his dazzling images, it’s surprising to learn that Bornier is entirely self-taught when it comes to photography. With an MBA in finance, he spent most of his career working as the Chief Financial Officer for an international fashion company in New York. He ended up in China by chance when he was transferred there by his company eight years ago, but he soon found himself captivated by the land and the culture.

After a photo he had taken (just out of personal interest) was featured as National Geographic’s “Picture of the Day” in 2010, Bornier decided to leave his steady finance job and follow his passion for photography. He told us in an email, “I always felt that I wanted to do something more creative and artistic than finance and accounting, so I made up my mind, bought a new camera, and started to shoot anything in order to understand the concept of photography. Step by step, I improved my skills.” Since then, Bornier taught himself studio photography and has built a career shooting celebrities, fashion spreads, and advertising campaigns in China. These jobs allow him to continue doing what he loves best: venturing into the countryside to photograph spectacular nature scenes as well as local people.

The Yunnan-based photographer gave us some insight on how he captures images that are so gorgeously vivid, they’re almost surreal. Scroll down to read the key elements that go into his work.

STORY

All places I choose to capture must have a story to tell.

MOOD

I love fog and cloudy weather for some of my pictures because they give the place the feeling of a painting. I go during the right season, and sometimes I need to wait until I can capture the mood that I want. I don’t like to take photos of landscapes with a pure blue sky; that’s not my style at all.

LIGHT

The most important element of my photography is lighting. The beautiful landscape is there in front of you—nature did that for you, you didn’t have to do anything. So the next step is how to capture this beautiful landscape. In your mind, you must think through all the possible lighting scenarios and imagine what will create the best fine art photo. It’s that mental image.

SKY

The photographer should never be satisfied if the complete image can’t be captured perfectly. Let’s say your image includes the sky and clouds. I won’t just pay attention to what’s in my foreground and background because they can’t be changed, but the sky will always change from day to day. I consider the sky just as important as the rest of my image, so I will wait for the perfect sky in terms of lighting and clouds. The quality of the clouds is also very important in order to create a real three-dimensional look, making my images appear more like surreal landscapes.

SPIRIT

I believe each photographer should not only use what he sees, but he should also always use his heart and spirit to create something different. The picture is made with your heart, not your camera. Once you understand how to use your camera, I would advise you to focus more on learning how to use your eyes to read the beauty in front of you, and then using your heart to capture it.

To conclude, Bornier told us, “I guess the combination of all of these make my own style and my photos look very beautiful, almost surreal, or like Chinese paintings. But trust me, if you came to one of my workshops, you would see these amazing landscapes in real life because they actually exist and look so beautiful. China is a huge country and has many diverse landscapes. I always feel amazed by this beautiful country.”

Royal Flush Super Slide


Florida is home to some awesome water parks.
But, nothing has caught our attention and the attention of millions like a new ride in Waco, Texas.
It’s called the Royal Flush and opened at BSR Cable Park earlier this year.
According to BSR Cable Park’s website, Royal Flush is the tallest and longest water slide in the world.
Royal Flush is 60 feet tall and has three 120 foot-long slides.
A video of the slide in action was posted on June 16, it has been viewed more than 8 million times.
The website states that all riders must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket to ride the slide, but the promotional video does not show anyone wearing one.
The park charges $15 for an all-day pass.

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