A few images from last weekend’s photo excursion. Looking forward to going out again this weekend. I think I’m finally starting to get some of the spark back, but trying to not jinx myself just yet. It felt good to go exploring and take photos again, even if I did have to blow some actual dust off my camera..

artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr

Nunzio Paci | on tumblr (b.1977, Italy)

Nunzio Paci is an artist living and working in Italy. His whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of his observation is body with its mutations. The intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination. © All images courtesy of the artist

[more Nunzio Paci | artist recommended by fer1972]

avivi:

These Remarkable Women Are Fighting ISIS. It’s Time You Know Who They Are

There’s a group of 7,500 soldiers who have been fighting an incalculably dangerous war for two years. They fight despite daily threats of injury and death. They fight with weapons that are bigger and heavier than they are against a relentless enemy. And yet they continue to fight.

They are the YPJ (pronounced Yuh-Pah-Juh) or the Women’s Protection Unit, an all-women, all-volunteer Kurdish military faction in Syria that formed in 2012 to defend the Kurdish population against the deadly attacks lead by Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, the al-Nusra Front (an al-Qaeda affiliate), and ISIS.

In a recent BBC article, the YPJ, and their male counterpart unit, the YPG, were deemed “extraordinarily successful” in the battle to squash the growing ISIS militant forcedespite limited means. The Washington Post has also weighed in on the importance and impact of the YPJ, suggesting the forces could be an effective ally to the West. Both the YPJ and YPG have also been credited with helping the U.S.-assisted effort to evacuate thousands of Yazidi refugees stranded on Mount Sinjar after ISIS invaded their towns.

Photographer Erin Trieb recently spent a week documenting members of the YPJ at several military posts in Northeastern Syria and along the Syrian-Kurdish border. She recalled to us an incident that occurred during her time there: “One morning, I heard two loud blasts, one followed by another. I asked my translator, Rama, what it was and she said, ‘That’s just the YPJ and ISIS saying good morning to each other.’”

So who are these women who confront some of the world’s most notorious and lethal groups and why have so few in the West heard of them? We asked Trieb to share with us her experience (and photographs) of the YPJ and the harrowing words these women fighters wanted the rest of the world to hear.  READ MORE

crossconnectmag:

Margarita Kareva is an artist photographer from Ekaterinburg (Russia). He specializes in fantasy art photography and creates beautiful pictures inspired by fantasy books and fairy tales

I will make photographs for free of any interesting ideas or people in any country for the accommodation and flight tickets :)

Check out her 500px account.

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annasheffield:

Farewell Summer

Enter the Autumn with jewel tones as rich as a violet-petalled flowers aflame….. as summed up in the seductive photographs of Nir Hod  (“I Want Always to Be Remembered in Your Heart" 2013)

caitlinbates:

Working on/through some things. Just seeing where they take me.

I now have prints of these plus a few more up for sale over on my Etsy. I’ve had a lot of people try to discourage me from continuing these for some strange reason, but I really see a lot of myself and other bodies of work I’ve done in them. They feel fantastical and dreamlike to me, but kind of child-like nightmarish as well. I suspect I’ll end up experimenting further with these once winter rolls around soon. For now, there are 8 different images available for purchase.
stem-cell:

rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

stem-cell:

rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

(Source: nevver)

Breathe.

You, who takes oxygen from the universe,
and gives back carbon dioxide in return.

You, who basks in sunshine at seven in the morning,
and solidifies your bones with it.

You, whose parts are organs and tissues and cells and elements and molecules and stars.

One day, you will return the dust you’ve borrowed from this old, old universe.

But until then,
Breathe.

You are a piece of this moving everything.

And everything is not everything without you.

n.t. (via caswitch)

likeafieldmouse:

Elena Chernyshova - Days of Night - Nights of Day (2012-13)

Artist’s statement: 

Days of Night - Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170 000. 

The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.

Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.”

teysa-orzhov-rules-lawyer:

red-lipstick:

Marta Klonowska (b. 1964, Warsaw, Poland) - Animal sculptures made from shattered glass pieces. Represented by: Lorch + Seide Gallery.

These look like creatures from Dark Souls or something.

(Source: lorch-seidel.de)

cross-connect:

The Finished Piece ” Bio Interloper “
When art consumes environments. Finished- “Bio Interloper” for Artprize 2014, currently on display at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art
( Thank you very much for these pictures Crystal )
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