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Stefano Cerio: Winter Aquapark

Posted in candy coated nightmares, decay, photography with tags , , on August 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Stefano Cerio has an interesting photo series taken at a water park in China during the off season (that anthropomorphic mile high sandwich with all the fixin’s, including…goldfish…is tops!).

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Cerio’s photos remind me of Banksy’s new creation, Dismaland (which is excellent and may get its own post, but I’m skipping it for now due to the massive coverage it’s already getting).
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Stark, raw, real…stripped to bone without the hoards of happy travelers that pepper the grounds in warmer weather…we see the gloomy haze of winter transform these attractions into something disquietingly lackluster.
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Leslie Ann O’Dell

Posted in art, photography, surreal with tags , , on August 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Leslie Ann O’Dell uses photography and digital manipulation to create haunting portraiture, often with superimposed landscapes.

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All of her pieces seem to create a simultaneous feeling of strength and vulnerability in her subjects.
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Although most work incorporates photography, some pieces are entirely constructed/painted/illustrated from imagination.
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Dark, delicate, sensual, mystifying…
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Erik Johansson

Posted in photography, surreal with tags , on July 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My friend Jo posted the following image (a project benefiting The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation) which looks like paradise and simultaneously reminds me of the incredible Twilight Zone episode Time Enough at Last. It reminded me of how much I love surrealist photographer Erik Johansson’s work.

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The caption with this Escheresque eye teaser entitled The Architect is The discipline of paradoxical geometry, imagine the unimaginable.
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Music brings forms to life…
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Landfall:
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The vase remains intact…with minor consequences.
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Erik Johansson

Desktop Goodies 7/10

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, Books, cats, horror, humor, japan, kitsch, monsters, oddities, photography, satire, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Apologies for skipping a couple days this week, but between huge health setbacks and mold remediation in the SWS house, things are a bit hectic.

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What happened on this beach to necessitate a sign like this (well, I guess that’s self-explanatory).
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What question did someone ask him to warrant this answer? Ideas?
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I’m assuming this is a gag product (the source where I found it said it’s unironic, which was perhaps more entertaining than the ad itself).
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Facing the shadow…
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I had to look up where this fellow came from. Now I must see Ultraman Tarou. Has anyone seen it?
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Well, that’s supportive.
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Careful, parents, it could happen to you.
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Answer: don’t.
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Now THIS cat is a work of art.
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“Hey, you’ll never believe where I’m calling from.”
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100 Days of Rainbows (#lovewins)

Posted in art, craft, food, photography, sea, soapbox with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

You won’t find too many standard rainbows on this blog, simply because I gravitate toward the darker side of art. But the recent US Supreme Court decision for nationwide marriage equality warrants a special celebration.

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Julie Seabrook Ream, a dedicated mother and artist who could never pick a favorite color, has endeavored to make a rainbow collage every day for 100 days.
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These collections newly frame the most mundane household objects. Anything can be art in the right hands.
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Julie Seabrook Ream

Soapbox side note:
While I’m ashamed to live in a world where race, gender, sexual orientation (or other arbitrary factors determined by the dominant power structure) has any bearing on an individual’s rights or happiness, I’m heartened to see that human beings are evolving enough to begin dissolving our self-created boundaries. Congratulations to the LGBTQ community on an embarrassingly long overdue victory!

Google Image Odyssey: Time Lapse Fireworks

Posted in photography with tags on July 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

4th of July is always littered with pretty firework photos online, but they take on an entirely different quality when shown in a time lapse (some of these have watermarks. For source of others, drag and drop to Google images).

Some are like masses of energy sending out sensory feelers in all directions.
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Or examinations under a microscope.
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This one could be a deep sea creature.
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Happy Twilight Zone Marathon on SyFy Day!

Happy Father’s Day…Have Some Pregnant Seahorses

Posted in nature, photography, sea with tags , , on June 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

In honor of Father’s Day, I present this collection of pregnant seahorses (as some of you may know, the male seahorse carries the babies).

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Next time you have a disagreement with your dad, you can say “At least you didn’t have to birth 200 of me out of your gut.” That is how the seahorses roll.
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I love that this one looks like he’s sitting on a balance ball.
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If you want to watch a video of seahorse birth, you can see an example of this (mildly obscene looking) miracle of life here.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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