Posts Tagged ‘ Beauty ’

Ilya Blinov’s Amazing Fashion Photography.


Ilya Blinov is an incredibly talented photographer based in Russia.  From fashion, portraits, beauty, and commercials he has been working as fashion stylist for about 10 years in Milan, Italy and Moscow, Russia. This former tutor of Fashion Styling courses at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, he works to find a delicate beauty and vivid expressions.  You can see much more of his work here.

Lip Licking Good.


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Rainbows, honeycombs, pixels and even famous Japanese works of art — there’s almost nothing Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed can’t recreate using a few brushes and a variety of lipsticks.  Going by the name Girl Grey Beauty, Reed is known for sharing drool-worthy lip art creations as well as handy beauty tutorials. It’s painful to admit, but her works really made us realize we have no game whatsoever when it comes to primpin’.  Reed, among other incredible makeup gurus, really pushes the limits of modern art, showing that it no longer belongs solely in galleries and museums, but can be found in the most unexpected places, even a human face.

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Sabina Marie – Phone Call.


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German model turned Bay Area singer Sabina Marie is continuing on her path to stardom by releasing yet another single.  The song “Phone Call” (produced by Don Wattz) is another deep and bass-heavy track in her string of future hits.  The sultry artist sings over a “Timbaland and Aaliyah” sounding beat, about the stresses of missing the person you love.  Check the method below, and log onto her soundcloud to hear the rest of her music.

 

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.”

Ten hot girls you should be following on Instragram


 

Taz’s Angel Ashley Martelle @ashleymartelle

Taz’s Angel Demi Rose  @demirosemawby

Cali based Singer and Model @ms_sabina_marie
Instram girl vine sensation @lovelianev
Cali native Model & Actress and the dope homie @neeandra
Model/ Musician @niykeeheaton
Justin Bieber ex @yoventura
Model @devinbrugman
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Timur Lysenko’s Tattoos


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There is darkness and beauty in Timur Lysenko’s tattoos. His Polish-based tattooer uses gradient shading to create 3D wow-factor portraits and flowers, and then mixes into the compositions flat lines and sweater-style patterns for a contrasting effect. There is a lot of black pigment, and some bright pink or red. The aesthetic and themes are like flashbacks of horror movies; bits of Edward Scissorhands and Beauty and the Beast, as well as Punk Rock music and album covers.

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Naomi Kizhner’s Parasitic Powered Jewelry


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In the dystopian future of The Matrix, humanity has been converted into a renewable crop by energy-starved sentient machines, with “farms” of human bodies harnessed and harvested for their metabolic output. It’s one of those disturbing sci-fi premises which can leave one suspicious of artificial intelligence, robotic vacuums, and the whole “internet of things” trend. But maybe Agent Smith and his robotic compatriots were onto something in regards to the human body as a renewable energy source. The ‘e-pulse conductor’ is a pendant without a chain, harvesting bioelectricity from the human body’s neurological system, “plugged” into the spine via pincer interface. Industrial design graduate student, Naomi Kizhner of Jerusalem’s Hadassah College envisions jewelry one day serving purposes beyond adornment, a three-piece collection connecting and converting the human body into one gigantic battery for biological data feedback. Energy Addicts’ entomological-styled accessories hints of early David Cronenberg at hisbest/worst, the jewelry’s macabre beauty furthered by how each piece is worn: sharp pincers and stings pierce skin, establishing an “interface” between body and each bio-electrically powered accessory. Blood Bridge: designed to tap directly into the action of ulnar artery – the body’s main blood vessel – the pulmonary flow of the heart spins an enclosed wheel to generate electricity.

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Feel The Rainbow.


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Artist Gabriel Dawe is showing his incredible new installation that just opened to the public last October 6 in Como, Italy. As part of Miniartextil, an annual exhibition of contemporary art, Dawe created Plexus no. 19, a stunning thread installation that’s beautifully spread across two balconies in the atrium of a historic villa. The early 19th century neoclassic house, called Villa Olmo, was acquired in 1924 by the municipality of Como and is now open to the public only during cultural events and art exhibitions like this.

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This year’s Miniartextil exhibition is called Agora, taking from the Greek word that describes an important public place where people come to share ideas. The visitor is invited to not just look at the artwork but to be actively involved in it.Plexus no. 19 consists of two thread structures streamed across an upper and lower balcony that is meant to be experienced from different angles or at different times of the day. As Dawe tells us, “When the sun comes in in the morning, it is fantastic. Having those window-shaped light beams add a dimension to the installation. I always like when I get direct sunshine on them because it emphasizes the layering of the thread in very interesting ways.”

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With two assistants, Dawe constructed this installation in about a week. His greatest challenge was working to the confines of the space. “Because of the historic nature of the building, I wasn’t able to touch ceiling, walls or floors to screw in my structures,” he says. “So I resorted to fixing them to the railings, which in great measure restricted what I was able to do. In the end, it worked out pretty well; it really exceeded my expectations how well the installation inhabits the space.” – via Chiccquero

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Krista Ayne.


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Actress and model Krista Ayne is a ubiquitous presence in television, film and print, beginning as a 19-year-old model for Redken and branching out into numerous mediums showcasing her diverse range.  Fans of Fuse TV’s popular “Pants Off Dance Off” and “10 Great Reasons” or Spike TV’s “Bikini Pool Shark” will instantly recognize host Ayne, who has also appeared on “The Howard Stern Show,” “The Daily Show,” Fox Business News and MTV. In addition to feature roles in such independent films as Roger’s Number, The Bleeding and The Lodger, Ayne was tapped to play one of four lead roles in Cinemax’s drama series “Life on Top.”

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Ayne is also no stranger to music videos. A veteran of the medium, the Italian-American actress most notably appeared in rapper Pittsburgh Slim’s “Girls Kiss Girls,” racking up a staggering 7 million views on YouTube and becoming a viral sensation. As the lead in Jesse McCartney’s “Beautiful Soul” video, Ayne helped propel the video to the top of MTV’s “TRL” countdown, where it remained a top ten video for fifty consecutive weeks. The actress has also appeared in videos for everyone from 50 Cent and Usher to Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi.

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But before all that, the New York native quickly rocketed to the top of the modeling field, landing on 13 magazine covers, including Smooth, where the model was photographed by 50 Cent, and an infamous Rolling Stone cover with Kid Rock. Ayne has also appeared in Playboy and Penthouse, appearing on the latter’s cover three times and earning Pet of the Month and Pet of the Year Runner-Up titles. Ayne’s modeling career has included countless print and commercial bookings for major brands, including Verizon, Azzure Denim, Beck’s Beer and Paco Jeans as well as editorial spreads in Complex, Details, Esquire, King and many others.

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Krista Ayne is a classic renaissance woman, able to sexily appear on a magazine cover in the morning, shoot a music video in the afternoon and film a television show or film that evening. While her peers coast by on looks, Ayne’s unyielding dedication and grueling, yet rewarding, work ethic, has allowed the sexy actress to pursue her goals in multiple fields.

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ZINK magazine x Therapy


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Zink Magazine is known as a luxury fashion and lifestyle publication offering unparalleled content, highlighting the latest in fashion, photography, design, beauty, innovation, film and music. As a photo-forward magazine, Zink caters to a savvy, well-cultured and upscale audience. Zink is edgy, daring, provocative, and pushes the envelope. While serving as a platform for young, emerging, and reinvented talent, Zink inspires a generation of influence. Zink Magazine understands the importance of providing coverage that is as interesting as it is stimulating.

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Fiji Airways


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FutureBrand Australia was selected by Air Pacific as their lead design partner to assist the airline with rebranding its identity and experience, as it transforms to ‘Fiji Airways’ in mid-2013. When tasked to search for a new visual language for ‘Fiji Airways’, Air Pacific CEO Dave Pflieger sent the FutureBrand team out to Fiji’s beautiful Mamanuca outer islands to see Fiji and its people at their best. It was there that we saw first-hand the prevalence, beauty, and respect that Fiji has for tradition and its traditional Masi art – an ancient art that embodies the spirit and stories of Fijian culture. From there, we partnered with Air Pacific and locally renowned Masi artist Makereta Matemosi to create the new identity for ‘Fiji Airways’. Makereta created a traditional Fijian Masi for the airline, which is celebrated in the airline’s new identity and translated into its new livery design. Our team also helped design the new cabin interiors of the new ‘Fiji Airways’ A330 aircraft which have Makereta’s Masi motifs embedded in the details.

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Byron Mollinedo


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In his shoots, Byron Mollinedo mixes beauty & fashion photography for a better rendering. The german borned photographer got into this art while he was studying in Paris.

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Marc Laroche


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Check out these photos taken by Marc Laroche starring a series of portraits the artist had the opportunity to shoot.

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Peace Pavilion London – Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green


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The Museum Gardens and nature in general are perfect settings to promote peace, to encourage the sharing of joyful stories and to provoke discussions about architecture and design. The proposition was to have a Pavilion which is visually and aesthetically engaging. It is capable of providing an ideal contemporary space offering a sense of tranquility, beauty and an exceptional aesthetic value at the very heart of the Museum Gardens.

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Peace is one of the highest human ideals. It is a state of equilibrium; It means no war, but also harmony, silence, pureness, kindness, happiness, appeasement, calm, reconciliation, serendipity, tranquillity… To express these ideas, they have created a perfect and symmetrical sculpture, obtained by a precise geometrical manipulation. The beauty of the shape lies in its perfect symmetry and fluidity  of the pavilion.

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Carioca Cruising


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Carioca Cruising is the latest editorial photographed for the winter-spring issue of 10 Magazine. Brazilian beauty Aline Weber dons offbeat looks in Christian Anwander’s colorful images taken at a car wash. Stylist David Vandewal selects standout looks from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Celine, Friends & Associates and Acne. A bold eye by makeup artist Sil Bruinsma and wet tresses by hair stylist Andre Gunn complete the quirky ensembles.

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Kate Moss Lensed By Mario Testino


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Supermodel Kate Moss stars in these striking images lensed by Mario Testino for the December cover story of Vogue Spain. Styled by Sarajane Hoare, the British beauty poses alongside Spanish matador José Mari Manzanares in some of the season’s most opulent looks. Designs from the likes of Christian Dior, Alexis Mabille, Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin are complemented by the glam touch of hair stylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

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Invicta Reserve Vecom Watch


Invicta Reserve Venom Watches are ideal accessory for a fashionable men. The 1405 Venom Reserve features chronograph leather strap 8 slot dive case, silver-tone stainless steel round surface with textured edges. The slightly domed flame fusion crystal adds more to the beauty of this watch. The crystal comes in blue, yellow, red, orange colors. No doubt every Invicta watch contain high quality features and underlying functions.

Cristian Girotto


Whether he’s doing a great portrait of french DJ quarter C2C, of electronic musician Sebastien Tellier, or a beauty photoshoot with an amazing goddess fallen out of heaven, Cristian Girotto knows his way around in photography.

2 Seamless Kitchens by Karim


The Kook Kitchen’s [in the pictures above]  exclusive concept is distinguished by sinuous silhouettes and an entirely innovative ergonomic design, which was made possible due to the unique properties of HI-MACS which proved essential to facilitate the shape and functional requirements of the fab kitchen. The worktop used in the Kook model, which is more than 90 cm deep, allows an improved layout of the hob and sink zones, as well as making it more user-friendly. The starring role of the ambitious project by Karim Rashid, aside from the latest-generation acrylic stone, is light, with LEDs arranged underneath the worktop, which highlight the magenta coloured aluminium groove. There are also LEDs inside the wall unit which illuminate the edge of the glass, giving the kitchen a dramatic appearance.

Karan Kitchen [in the pictures above] concept on the other hand, is based on an island, with a tapered silhouette, which encourages conviviality. When not in use, the mixer tap and LED light withdraw into the worktop. The simple addition of a multi-purpose chopping board which fits over the sink creates a handy dining area. Soft curves continue on the kitchen’s wall-mounted unit. An opening with rounded edges provides a space for cooking and food preparation within the unit. Owing to the excellent thermoformability properties of HI-MACS, which make it possible to form the material into an infinite range of shapes, and realise any designer’s dream. Aran Cucine was able to produce, thanks to Karim Rashid’s visionary idea, two exclusive concepts featuring a soft and fluid design, of extraordinary beauty, whilst still adhering to hygiene and production issues.

JKB Fletcher


Usually I like to write about the art, but I will let the artist and his art speak for themselves.

My paintings address questions of whether photorealism or hyperrealism is anything more than a photograph with oil based paint. Using ‘reality’ and sensuality, surface, texture, contrast and form to provoke thoughts and sensations of physicality and beauty.– JKB Fletcher

Laetitia Casta in H and M lingerie campaign


High street fashion giant H&M has chosen French model and actress Laetitia Casta to front its new lingerie campaign. After devoting time to her acting career, Casta is now back in touch with the world of fashion and beauty. As well as being the face of the new Dolce & Gabbana fragrance, she puts her perfect shape to use to present a holiday collection by H&M. Posing seductively, Laetitia appears sun-drenched in push-up bras ranging from lacy to sequined styles. The world class model has not lost her curves, looking sensual in the new glitter chic pieces. The special collection includes heart-shaped push-up bras with sequins and crystals, shorties and lace panties. Also here is some other photos she has taken in the past.