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Roger Federer ‘is the greatest ever tennis player’

Roger Federer ‘is the greatest ever tennis player’ | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If Muhammad Ali, Pele, Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher and Michael Jordan are arguably the greatest proponents of their respective sports, Roger Federer made a compelling case for joining that pant...
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The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Breathtaking Aerial Photos Offer Unique Perspective of Melbourne

Breathtaking Aerial Photos Offer Unique Perspective of Melbourne | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The world is completely different when viewed from high up in the sky. Though we can't always experience these types of spectacular scenes in person, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford provides viewers with a unique perspective of the world through his collection of captivating aerial shots.
To document such breathtaking places, Blachford flies above Melbourne in an open-door helicopter and photographs the landscapes below. From single boats floating in a sea of rippling water to rows and rows of parked cars, Blachford captures the repetitive shapes, patterns, and symmetry of everyday life throughout the city. His keen eye sees objects as clean lines that appear quite organized as well as scattered dots of people on a beach that somehow appear purposeful in their haphazard placement along the sand.
When speaking about his experience, Blachford said, "I saw another side to everything. Some buildings I would never think of shooting from the ground may have had incredible…
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Colorful Fireworks Amazingly Morphed Into Abstract Formations

Colorful Fireworks Amazingly Morphed Into Abstract Formations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Canadian photographer David (Davey) Johnson's collection of fireworks photography is a bit different than a typical celebration in the sky. The talented photographer transforms already dazzling fireworks into all kinds of beautifully rare and abstract formations. He explores creative camera techniques to capture the light trails and unusual shapes during various fireworks shows.
Johnson uses 1-2 second long exposures to capture the unpredictable movement and colorful illumination as the explosives burst out against the night sky. He begins out of focus and quickly refocuses his lens when he hears the boom of the fireworks shooting into the air. Johnson says, "You will quickly see how the out-of-focus light refocuses and converges to a small point… creating floating sea creatures in the sky!"
If you want to try out this technique for yourself, Johnson offers a tutorial on his website that explains the process.
Davey Johnson's website via [PDN Photo of the Day]
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Gorgeous Black Rhino Recreated with Intricate Fabric Collage

Gorgeous Black Rhino Recreated with Intricate Fabric Collage | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Using fabric as her paint palette, Kenyan-based artist Sophie Standing produces gorgeous portraits of animals on her sewing machine. The one-of-a-kind pieces are constructed by first sketching the image onto a canvas and then appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric on top. Standing then stitches linear details over her work using a variety of colored threads. This creates a painterly look to the piece that’s a combination of meticulous technique and gestural, emotive marks.
Here, we see that Standing has used an extensive collection of fabrics to cover the hide of a large rhino. Some are bold floral patterns while others are geometric, and they seamlessly blend together and flow throughout the animal’s body. Dark-colored thread defines its wrinkles and shadows to give definition to the form.
You can see some of the process of Standing’s work below. While she specializes in animal imagery, she’s also available for special commissions.
Sophie Standing website via [Lustik]
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Stunning Civic Building Designed to Resemble a Lotus Flower

Stunning Civic Building Designed to Resemble a Lotus Flower | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Melbourne-based architecture firm studio505 has designed and completed the Lotus Building and People’s Park that’s located in Wujin, China. Its impressive physical form resembles the flower for which the building is named, and its petals dramatically rise out of an artificial lake. Accompanied by an eight acre park, it’s used as a civic building and a landmark whose distinctive presence ties the community together.
The Lotus Building houses part of the city’s planning bureau, as well as exhibition halls and meeting rooms. Although it serves a practical purpose, the structure was conceived as an inhabited sculptural form. It’s wrapped in a display of metal-ribbed petals and both the interior and exterior are covered in hand-laid mosaic tiles. They form a smooth gradient of color that ranges from white and beige to pink. In addition, a stunning 23-foot-long suspended chandelier hangs in the center of the building and resembles the stamen of a flower.
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50 States of America Reimagined in Clever LEGO Series

50 States of America Reimagined in Clever LEGO Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Jeff Friesen may be an award-winning fine art photographer, but he also has a playful side that manifests itself in imaginative projects created using his daughter's toys, whether it's photographing the secret life of plastic toys animals or recreating Banksy's artwork in LEGO. His series 50 States of LEGO reimagines the different states of the USA in LEGO form, humorously representing each state by capturing a unique aspect of the place's history, geography, or culture.
The series first started as a pet project for Friesen and his 7-year-old daughter, who would spend summer afternoons building LEGO scenes and photographing them in a mini studio. After recreating Canada's provinces for fun, the Nova Scotia resident decided to tackle the challenge of assembling LEGO dioramas to represent all 50 of America's states. Friesen, who has briefly lived in the US and visited most of the states, worked with only construction paper and his daughter's limited LEGO collection to create remarkably…
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The Secret to Lasting Love According to World's Longest Married Couple

The Secret to Lasting Love According to World's Longest Married Couple | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher's marriage withstood the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and 15 presidential administrations. The North Carolina couple, who wed on May 13, 1924, were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living couple in 2008 with 84 years of marriage.
By the time Herbert passed away in 2011 at the age of 105, he and his wife had been married for nearly 87 years. Zelmyra, who had led most of her life with Herbert at her side, lived for another two years after the death of her sweetheart. In early 2013, the 105-year-old woman passed away peacefully in her sleep, leaving behind a beautiful legacy of love and commitment.
Together for over eight decades, theirs is without a doubt a love story to remember. Although Zelmyra and Herbert are no longer with us, they've left behind some touching words about the secret to a long, lasting relationship. In honor of Valentine's Day in 2010, the couple…
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Daring Bride and Groom Pose in Front of Whirling Tornado

Daring Bride and Groom Pose in Front of Whirling Tornado | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When bad weather was predicted for their wedding weekend, this adventurous couple and their wedding photographer didn't let that get them down. The Canadian couple and photographer Colleen Niska took advantage of the situation and sought out the dramatic skies before the rain started pouring down.
Little did they know they would remember their special day in a much more unique way than ever expected! "We just happened to be at the right place at the right time in good old Saskatchewan, Canada,” Niska said. The lucky shots feature the brave couple standing along a gravel road with a massive tornado whirling in the background. The scene was completely by accident. The couple was posing for their photos when the tornado appeared in the dark skies and Niska quickly snapped some shots as the funneling storm touched down in the background.
“We were a long ways from it and so we weren’t frightened or anything and it wasn’t heading in our direction,” Niska explained. “We were pretty excited…
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New Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters

New Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New York-based artist Michael Mapes, known for his intriguing dissected portraits made from glass vials, plastic bags, and gelatin capsules has recently released a new series that was inspired by the 17th century Dutch Masters. You may know the names of famous painters who emerged during that time, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. To create these works, Mapes obtained a copyright free, high-res scan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and then learned as much as he could about each painting’s aristocratic subject. He then collected fragments from that person's life including dissected photographs, locks of hair, handwriting samples, and jewelry. Finally, he arranged these objects in a specimen box until they resembled an eerie portrait of that person.
These new works will be shown at two upcoming exhibitions. From August 1 to September 27, visit Beers Contemporary in London to see the exhibition Cut-Copy-Paste. Mapes joins fellow artists Frank Hallam Day and Brian…
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Incredibly Detailed Portraits of Celebrities Reproduced into Haircuts

Incredibly Detailed Portraits of Celebrities Reproduced into Haircuts | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Some innovative artists use things like feathers as their canvas, while others might paint on small pieces of candy. But for Rob the Original, it’s the scalp. The San Antonio, Texas-based master barber creates incredible artwork on his clients’ heads in ways that you’ve probably never seen before. He cuts, shaves, and colors hair into celebrity portraits, video game characters, and superheroes making them instantly recognizable. 
Rob begins by defining the boldest features of each subject and later uses vibrant pigment pencils to enhance the details. He’s recently completed portraits of famous World Cup soccer players, Edward Scissorhands, and the loveable Yoshi. It seems like there’s no limit to his creativity; he can reproduce whatever his clients have in mind.
With skills like these, it’s no surprise that Rob has a background in drawing. He says that as an aspiring artist he never imagined himself as a barber, but once his two interests were combined a new passion was born.…
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19-Year-Old Photographer Reveals Inner World in Fantastically Surreal Self-Portraits

19-Year-Old Photographer Reveals Inner World in Fantastically Surreal Self-Portraits | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
19-year-old Italian photographer Giulio Musardo is a rising star on Flickr, joining the ranks of several young conceptual photographers who weave compelling visual narratives with their cameras. Using photography and expert digital manipulation, Musardo crafts deeply expressive and surreal scenes that leave the viewer wondering about the story beyond the frame.
Musardo, who attended art school for graphic design and photography in southern Italy, has only been pursuing photography for two years, but he's already assembled an extensive portfolio of riveting conceptual images. Often using himself as a model, the young creative puts a painstaking amount of time and care into planning a shoot, meticulously photographing each element and then combining them all in Photoshop. Flocks of flying creatures burst from the scene; a young man contemplates the roaring sea; thousands of individual petals form a gorgeous gown. Although all of his images share the same bold contrast, natural lighting,…
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Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balaskó, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes—birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat floating on a lake—and then transforms them into strikingly minimal compositions that show off the simple, still, and stunning representations of the world  through the artist's eyes.
Balaskó focuses on single elements surrounded by blue skies and vast landscapes. She flips things around, turns them upside-down, and reinterprets what she sees to create the abstract works that are almost surreal. Some photographs are filled with vivid colors while others are simply black and white, focusing more on the shape, form, light, and repetition of objects. She blurs the horizon lines so that earth and sky become one single plane on which objects exist. The results are these captivating photographs that are…
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Long Exposures Capture Sunrise to Sunset from One Single Day

Long Exposures Capture Sunrise to Sunset from One Single Day | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
One Day is a unique series of landscapes in which Japanese photographer Ken Kitano uses long exposures to capture sunrise to sunset throughout the course of one single day. The simple landscapes allow viewers to experience many hours of a single place in one still shot.
While the majority of the world remains fixed, Kitano captures the essence of each place through ghostly forms and blurred lighting, as long streaks across the sky evoke a sense of otherworldliness. Through the work, he intends to generate a strong awareness of the earth and all of its greatness. As we concentrate on the curious path of light and the intense atmosphere, the images quickly remind viewers that we are merely a small part of a much larger universe.
The conceptual series invokes a memory of significant locations ranging from "the day-to-day to the historical, including urban streetscapes, ground zeroes of bomb blasts, islands of convalescence for leprosy patients, and old battlegrounds in Okinawa."…
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Aunt Documents Adoption of Beautiful Baby Boy into Family

Aunt Documents Adoption of Beautiful Baby Boy into Family | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Kate T. Parker, the talented photographer we introduced you to back in March, opens the doors to us once again. This time, instead of showing us magical moments of childhood through her two daughters, she turns the camera on the newest addition to her extended family, a beautiful little boy named Sam. In a new project she calls Blended, Kate highlights the beauty of adoption through the eyes of her sister.
"Blended follows the journey of Sam, my nephew, from the day he was born and adopted into the unbelievably excited arms of my sister and brother-in-law as well as the rest of our extended family," she tells us. "We are so in love with this amazing little man who has brought such joy into our lives. There are so many wonderful and interesting things I am documenting, the power of love, the agonizing wait (and then elation) of adoption, the welcoming of another life into our clan, and what it means to be a biracial family."
In her usual style, Kate shows us real, candid moments like…
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Revealing Photos of People Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash

Revealing Photos of People Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
California-based photographer Gregg Segal provides a visual representation of the trash problem in the US with his revealing series 7 Days of Garbage. The photographer invited people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds—friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and near-strangers—to come to his backyard with a week's worth of their garbage. Spread out over natural backgrounds like sand, grass, and water, the subjects wallow in the trash they've accumulated over seven days, providing a shocking glimpse of consumption and waste in the US.
While some subjects filtered out the most disgusting garbage in their bags, others let all of the contents be photographed. Takeout boxes, crumpled paper, orange peels, and empty bottles form a bed under the subjects, painting a picture of their different lifestyles in addition to their rubbish. Segal says, "Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash in a setting that is part nest, part archeological record. We’ve made our bed and in it we…
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Giant Wooden Maze Reveals Visual Clarity at Its Center

Giant Wooden Maze Reveals Visual Clarity at Its Center | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Visitors to the National Building Museum in Washington DC can prepare to get lost. In a maze, that is. The Danish architecture firm BIG, lead by architect Bjarke Ingels, recently installed a giant concave wooden maze inside of the Museum’s Great Hall. It’s appropriately called BIG Maze and is 18 square meters that’s built using Baltic Birch plywood.
BIG developed the installation’s form by combining different styles of mazes throughout history. They were inspired by ancient Greek labyrinths, European hedge mazes, and even the American corn maze. This isn’t your typical challenge, though. While most maze paths become more convoluted the deeper you travel, BIG’s design brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth. The indoor puzzle has a perimeter of five and a half meters that gradually decreases as you reach the middle. From there, you can see the way out.
If you’re interested in winding through the BIG Maze path, you have until September 1st. It’s…
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Bernard Pras Forms Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Out of Found Objects

Bernard Pras Forms Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Out of Found Objects | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
French artist Bernard Pras, who is known for creating mind-boggling anamorphic illusions out of found objects, unveiled his latest installation at Le palais idéal in Hauterives, France. When viewed from the right perspective, a seemingly random pile of trash is revealed to be an enormous sculptural portrait of Ferdinand Cheval, a simple French postman who spent 33 years stacking stones to construct Le palais idéal.
Similar to Cheval, Pras relies on recovering miscellaneous objects to create his artwork. In his hands, discarded and broken chairs, boards, figurines, and other items become the medium with which to construct astonishing examples of visual anamorphosis—a distorted perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. Looking at each individual component and its precise placement in the overall portrait, one can't help but marvel at the artist's eye for perspective and his painstaking assembly of the piece.…
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Elegant Wooden Desk Spirals Into the Heavens

Elegant Wooden Desk Spirals Into the Heavens | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Designer Joseph Walsh brings a modern and innovative style to his furniture designs. The Irish designer produces one-of-a-kind pieces that balance the line between function and form, serving as both decorative wooden swirls that fill a room as well as functional furniture like shelves, desks, and canopy beds.
Magnus Celestii is the artist's first work of such gigantic proportions. The enormous free form sculpture, currently part of the Design Show exhibition at the New Art Centre in Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK, begins as a desk in the center of the room. The magnificent layers of ash wood then curl upward in a spiral that grows outward, throughout the room, ending as a large shelf extending along one wall of the gallery.
According to the project statement, "The title of the piece derives from the Latin words Magnus (‘Large' / ‘Great') and Celesti (‘Heavenly’). Here, [Walsh] is conscious of the viewers' experience in the gallery while adhering to the creative language of collaboration…
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Flóra Borsi's Elegant Self-Portraits Subtly Blend Photography and Painting

Flóra Borsi's Elegant Self-Portraits Subtly Blend Photography and Painting | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi likes to experiment with photography and other mediums, resulting in incredibly unique projects like urban landscapes set in a coffee universe and abstract portraits reimagined as real people. Her latest series IRÉEL features subtle portraits that simultaneously look like pictorial photos and hyperrealistic paintings. Both sensual and elegant, the images portray the artist herself posing against a simple blue backdrop. Rough brushstrokes of paint streak across the surface, obscuring and engaging with Borsi at the same time.
In the description of her series, Borsi explains, "A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer's desired result is visually equivalent to a painting." Her exquisite images seamlessly blend photographic elements with painting techniques, raising intriguing questions about each medium and the way they overlap.
Flóra Borsi's website Flóra Borsi on Behance…
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Couples Passionately Kissing by Ben Lamberty

Couples Passionately Kissing by Ben Lamberty | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Though at first glance these photos look like stills from the strangers kissing video that went viral, in actuality this series was created even before that video was shot. Last summer, photographer Ben Lamberty took a spontaneous photo of a couple kissing and the photo turned out to be, in his words, "so cool" that he decided he needed to make a series out of it. The photos would eventually land in the December 2013 issue of a German publication called Zeit Magazine. The passionate images of two people kissing were paired with lines from famous songs like this one from The Beatles circa 1967: "All you need is love, all you need is love, all you need is love, love, love is all you need."

After he first came up with the concept, Ben asked his friends to volunteer. Some of them were real couples while others were just good friends. As you can tell, a few of them dabbled in modeling but, according to the photographer, "all of them are creative characters." Ben sat back as a quiet…
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New Zealand Bride Surprises Groom with Unforgettable Gift

New Zealand Bride Surprises Groom with Unforgettable Gift | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Wedding photographer Eric Ronald captured a photo of a lifetime for one New Zealand couple, Belinda and Campbell. As a surprise for her soon-to-be husband, before the wedding, Belinda arranged for a helicopter flight so that right after the ceremony, the two of them could soar over a lake and land on top of a mountain. Despite the wind that day, the chopper appeared on the horizon and Ronald, the photographer, boarded it along with the couple. It was his first time on a helicopter and he was just as excited as he was scared.
"Game on!," he says. "In a second, Campbell turned into a little boy, grinning from ear to ear.
"Soaring over Lake Wanaka was such a surreal and overwhelming experience; I can’t really put it into words. We landed on top of the mountains. Literally, we dropped on a spot only just big enough for us to land. We jumped out and were greeted by one pretty amazing view. It was like being inside an oil painting…
"Belinda and Campbell shared their first moment alone, as a…
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Colorful 3D Paper Designs Beautifully Showcase Emotion

Colorful 3D Paper Designs Beautifully Showcase Emotion | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In 2006, then-graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya abandoned the computer in favor of paper art. It always held a special fascination for her, and she now draws with paper instead of on it. The artist’s unique images are no doubt eye catching; she utilizes the relatively simple technique of quilling to carefully cut and bend the material into lush, vibrant 3D designs.
Brodskaya’s illustrations have graced the advertising campaigns of companies like Target, Sephora, and Starbucks, but she’s also created a series of portraits that celebrate her love of the craft. These heavily-detailed works are colorful representations of people and fantastic characters. Using bended paper strips, she forms patterns that translate into the wrinkles on someone’s skin or the folds in their sweater.
Brodskaya also uses paper as a way to show emotion and the passing of time. In an especially poignant piece, we see an older woman wearing a scarf around her head. The image features a black background, and the…
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Shadows Give Illusion of Figures Walking on School Walls

Shadows Give Illusion of Figures Walking on School Walls | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Norwegian-based street artist Anders Gjennestad, also known as Strøk, was recently invited to participate in the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Terracina, Italy. His contribution included a group of people painted on either end of an elementary school building. Using his signature technique of multi-layered stencils, the artist used them to create photorealistic images that fool the eye. They distort perspective using strong shadows and gives the illusion that people are walking up walls.
Because Strøk’s work graces the sides of a school, it’s only appropriate that he’s created a sense of play among his characters. We can see that there’s an incredible amount of detail in the clothing and hairstyles that showcase his figures’ youth; their energetic stances make it easy to imagine that these are boisterous boys in the middle of a rousing game.
Strøk website and Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival website via [Street Art News]
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Impressive Sculpture Features Race Cars Soaring in the Sky

Impressive Sculpture Features Race Cars Soaring in the Sky | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In celebration of the Goodword Festival of Speed 2014, artist Gerry Judah created a sculpture for the luxury car company Mercedes-Benz. The 85-foot-high arched installation soars over Goodword House, and the impressive 160-ton-steel artwork measures 295 feet long. It features two cars, the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 “Silver Arrow” and the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04, whose paths cross facing opposite directions. Judah combines the past with the present in this eye-catching tribute to racing.
The larger-than-life sculpture has a fantastical feel to it, and for a moment you might think that you’re witnessing two cars narrowly escaping a collision. It’s a surreal experience to see this track emerge from the ground and race towards the open sky.
It was 80 years ago when the Silver Arrow won its first race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Manfred von Brauchitsch at the wheel. Since then, the company’s competition cars have always been silver. We see this in the contemporary AMG…
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Shipping Containers Painted as Cages in Powerful Series

Shipping Containers Painted as Cages in Powerful Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Street artist ROA is known for his realistic, larger-than-life murals of animals, and he’s taken his talents to the North West Walls Festival in Belgium. He was invited to paint in the city of Werchter and utilized an unconventional canvas for his monochromatic illustrations. A giraffe, goat, bear, and more are found on shipping containers rather than on cement walls.
The impressive display features seven containers stacked on top of each other, with two that make up its base. ROA’s ingenious placement transforms the rectangular vessels into cages as we see the animals behind bars and enchained. A painted rhino spans the height of two units as its belly rests above the doorway of one container and its legs in shackles. Additionally, the skeleton of another animal is enclosed in another unit. These elements together create a poignant series that’s a powerful depiction of creatures held in captivity.
ROA Flickr page via [Street Art News]
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Playful Scenes Feature Miniature Toy People Living in Large Edible Worlds

Playful Scenes Feature Miniature Toy People Living in Large Edible Worlds | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Food is not just for eating according to William Kass. The inventive photographer sees all kinds of nourishment as the backdrop for his adventurous miniature scenes. Minimize—Food is an ongoing series in which corn cobs are transformed into mountain peaks for climbers to conquer, orange slices are the perfect cool spot to lay out in the sun, and kale leaves curl up into the perfect waves for surfers.
Kass's imagination comes to life throughout the extensive still life series. The backgrounds, lighting, colors, and strong depth of field produce the sensation that viewers are actually peering in on an actual moment. However, upon second glance, the details of the fruits and veggies, as well as the obviously plastic little faces, reveal the truth about the playful little creations.
If you enjoy these clever concepts, check out these other artists who create big worlds filled with miniature adventures, including Big Appetites by Christoper Boffoli and Bettina Güber's Small People.…
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