Makeup artist Vanessa Davis incredible skull-inspired looks

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UK-based 34-year-old Vanessa Davis is an incredible makeup and mixed-face artist who has most recently debuted a stunning 'Holographic Star Skull' look. She was inspired to create the look after attending a last-minute Halloween party at a club in London back in October 2015: 'I didn’t have a costume ready so I painted half of a skull on my face. I was approached and photographed non-stop throughout the evening. This coincided with opening an account on Instagram, @the_wigs_and_makeup_manager ...  View More
May 22, 2017 Megan

Meet Reza Parastesh, the ultimate Lionel Messi lookalike from Iran

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An Iranian student had to be taken to a police station at the weekend - because he looks too much like Lionel Messi. So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh that police took him to the station and impounded his car to stop the chaos. The fuss started a few months ago when the Messi lookalike's dad made him pose in a number 10 Barcelona shirt. The 25-year-old soon started cutting his hair and grooming his beard like the Argentina forward. Parastesh finds himself ...  View More
May 14, 2017 Jessica

Viktoria Solidarnyh reveals real images behind surreal photoshops

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Viktoria Solidarnyh is a Ukrainian digital artist who completely masters photo manipulation. She combines multiple images together to create mystifying scenes, with each of her images taking on a fairytale-like theme. And Viktoria is not afraid to reveal the secrets behind her creations by unveiling the original images she is combining in her artwork. If her compositions are not revolutionary, it is always impressive to understand the talent and technique hidden behind these images! Have a look ...  View More
March 6, 2017 Tiffany

DESERT X: Jennifer Bolande’s billboards advertise the nature around

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As part of Desert X, an outdoor exhibition of art installations and site-specific works currently taking place across the Coachella Valley, Jennifer Bolande has installed a series of billboards that are camouflaged among the surrounding desert landscape: 'In a cinematic experience animated by driving along Gene Autry Trail, viewers will encounter a series of billboards featuring photographs of the very mountains towards which they are heading. Each photograph is unique to its position along this ...  View More
March 5, 2017 Tiffany

Yigal Ozeri paintings push photorealism to new levels of beauty

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New York City based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri is best known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of young women in vast transcending landscapes. His near photo-realistic oil paintings convey the spirit of his subjects in a grand array of natural settings: from abundant rain forests to dreary deserts. Thousands of tiny brushstrokes animate his lifelike paintings, giving way to a remarkable realism, distinct beauty, and seductive power. Ozeri seizes fleeting moments and gives them life. As a ...  View More
March 1, 2017 Megan

Akie Nakata paints realistic, lifelike animals on smooth stones

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To Akie Nakata stones are not simply materials or canvases on which to paint pictures. When she looks at all those numerous stones on a river bank her eye will be caught by that one stone that looks like an animal. And when she finds that stone she feels the stone has also found her: 'Stones may fall outside our usual definition of living organisms, but when I think of the long time it takes for a stone to change from a huge boulder in the mountains to the size and shape it has, as it rests in ...  View More
March 1, 2017 Megan

JUST AN ILLUSION: Natalie Fletcher’s optical illusion body art

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Renowned body painter Natalie Fletcher isn’t painting clothing on bodies, or camouflaging them in the real world (although she’s an expert at both), this time she’s created fantastically trippy illusions that obscure the true human form. Using her brush, she’s been experimenting with bright colors and black lines to create the kind of geometric illusion you’d expect to see on the printed page, but not on the human body. There is no digital enhancement of these images, ‘just an ...  View More
February 26, 2017 Megan

Melissa Nordan poetic photos of little ballerinas in flower skirts

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Mother of three and photographer Melissa Nordan portrays the essence of dainty little ballerinas with the help of her camera. In her frame, an endearing little dancer is seen to be posing in various ballet moves, the artist juxtaposing a flower on the ballerina’s poofy skirt. Melissa captures the beauty of the fragile flowers in full bloom and the subtle fierceness of the tiny ballet enthusiast in each frame of the series, her lens zooming in on the delicate petals and its green stem: 'I took ...  View More
February 9, 2017 Jason

Etsy artist Aubrey Stephens creates soaps that look like food

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Aubrey Stephens is the artist behind the Etsy shop 'Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary' and she is creating soaps disguised as food that look so real that they'll make you hungry! Her bathtime creations range from wacky (creepily realistic severed fingers) to kitschy (assorted sushi you’d swear was the real thing) to downright delicious (her eggnog soap even smells like eggnog!). Her Etsy shop is part of a growing movement of handmade products empowered by e-commerce: 'Nowadays we're lucky that being ...  View More
February 8, 2017 Jason
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